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How Veterinary Diet Food Can Help Support Your Pet’s Joints

Did you know that you can help maintain and support your pet’s joint health through a veterinary controlled diet?

So what are the signs of joint problems?

First of all you may notice that your pet struggles to stand up after a period of lying down. This can be a good early indication that they may be suffering from a joint problem. The other most common sign is if your pet is overweight.  The more weight your pet has, the more stress if puts on their joints. Ensuring that you are feeding your pet the right amount of food is vital. If your pet is overweight then the chances of them suffering from joint problems can increase.

To aid in weight loss, take your dog for short but frequent walks, this will be more beneficial than one long walk at the weekend. Be aware that dogs that are overweight or suffering with joint problems will be OK at the start of a walk but will soon start to suffer, make the walks short but frequent. Try to promote some exercise in your cat by ensuring you interact with your cat whether that is with its favourite toy or by simply playing with your cat.

If your pet starts to show worrying signs that they are struggling with a potential joint problem and if the animals condition gets worse, seek veterinary advice immediately.

Most vets will agree that glucosamine and chondroitin helps to manage and support the symptoms of joint conditions, Royal Canin Mobility and Hills J/D are a high quality engineered food containing these ingredients and are very popular and effective.These can be used alongside other supplements, but to ensure you are getting the most out of your food and medication, always do so with help from your vet.

For more foods that could potentially help support your pet’s joints, view our full range of Joint Support veterinary diets.

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