Why Is My Dog Limping?
Has your dog been holding up a paw? Not putting weight on a back leg? Limping in pets can be caused by various factors and it's essential to identify the underlying cause for appropriate treatment. Below are some of the most common reasons why dogs may limp.
Injuries - Dogs are active and playful, sometimes to the point of accidental injuries. Common causes include sprains, strains, and cuts.
Arthritis - As dogs age, arthritis can set in, causing pain and stiffness. Arthritis involves inflammation of the joints and can lead to pain and difficulty moving.
Foreign Objects - Dogs may step on sharp objects or get foreign bodies lodged in their paws, leading to limping.
Rest and Restricted Activity - Allow your pet some time to rest and avoid activities that might worsen their condition.
Warm Compresses - Applying warm compresses to the affected area can help alleviate pain and inflammation.
Gentle Massage - A gentle massage can help improve circulation and ease discomfort in pets that are limping.
Veterinary Examination - If the limping persists, a visit to the vet is crucial to identify the underlying cause and receive appropriate treatment.
Joint Supplements - For limping related to arthritis, consider adding natural joint supplements like collagen or fish oil.
Ultra-Flex Collagen for Pets
A natural “whole-food” supplement that strengthens cartilage, rebuilds connective tissue and supports joint health. Ultra-Flex Collagen For Pets contains NEM® brand eggshell membrane with collagen, chondroitin sulfate, glucosamine, hyaluronic acid, and enzymes to support joints and connective tissue. Excellent choice for pets that are allergic to glucosamine or that are picky about herbal formulas. Great for small dogs.
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PureOcean Wild Omegas
PureOcean Wild Omegas are made from wild-caught sardines, anchovies & mackerel. They have a natural fishy flavor and many pets love the taste. Omega-3 fatty acids are helpful for cats and dogs with arthritis and injuries due to their anti-inflammatory properties. Excellent value.
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Happy Paws Organic Hemp Extract
An organic anti-inflammatory for dogs. These liquid drops help decrease pain and inflammation. Animal studies have suggested that hemp extract exhibits pain-relieving and anti-inflammatory properties. The World Health Organization (WHO) has found no adverse health effects from the use of hemp extract. Professional veterinary strength.
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A scientifically proven, anti-inflammatory for dogs that contains a patented combination of three curcuminoids: curcumin, bisdemethoxycurcumin and demethoxycurcumin; along with turmeric essential oil. These act as powerful free-radical scavengers. Helps to relieve pain and improve mobility. K9 CurcuMagic is especially bioavailable (pets can get the most benefit) because of the added essential oil, to improve absorption.
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