Arthritis and Your Pet
There are ways that you can make your pet more comfortable. If they're overweight, try and lighten their load by cutting their caloric intake by 20%, which could be by simply cutting back on treats. This should give them some relief.
It is also recommended that you take short walks with your pet several times a day, being careful as to what they can tolerate.
Bring your outside pet in, if possible, on cold nights. This will be a welcome relief on those arthritic joints. And giving them something soft to sleep on during the cold months will also be most appreciated.
Some vets recommend applying heat (either a hot water bottle or warm towels) on the affected joints for fifteen minutes in the morning and evening.
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