Thursday, March 22, 2012

Get out there with that old dog this spring

The birds are chirping, the baby rabbits are making their way out for the first time, and that old dog of mine is getting up a bit earlier warmed by the morning sun falling on his bed.

There's no better time to get outside and enjoy all that nature has to offer when the weather is getting warmer and drier.

Even light exercise will help your senior dog maintain their muscle tone, which in turn takes pressure of their ligaments and joints, which are supporting their old bones, allowing them to get around more... (You get the picture.) Your dog will let you know how far is far enough when walking, but if you have any doubts, check in with your veterinarian.

Concerned about arthritis?  Check out this post we did recently with Dr. Deb, DVM on working with your pooch through the achy times.

Now get out there and enjoy yourselves!