Cause of stiffness of dogs is often arthrosis
Probably your dog is suffering from age-related arthrosis in one or more joints. Arthrosis is wear and defect in joint cartilage.
For example – when your dog has been resting for a while, she is stiff when she stands up and maybe even crippled and in visible pain but after a while she will walk more easily.
In an elderly dog the strength in muscles, tendons and ligaments decreases.
How to take care of this problem
You can help your older dog to have more fun in exercising and in a comfortable way. To accomplish this you can give HOKAMIX Joint+, it is a combination of herbs and mussel extract. The substances in this, e.g. glucosamine and chondroitin sulphate, strengthen the cartilage in the joints and tendons and ligaments.
Tips for a dog with arthrosis
Some tips to keep your dog with arthrosis as active as possible:
- Pay attention to your dog’s body weight. Overweight can worsen the situation.
- Moderate exercise. Exercise is not bad for joints, as long as it is in a responsible way. This means it is better to do small walks more often instead of a few large walks. You can also go for a swim with your dog, this is unloaded exercise.