Welcome to DogMobility.com, a site about giving every dog the best possible chance of an active, healthy lifestyle.
We believe that all dogs deserve the opportunity to move freely and without pain, regardless of age, size or breed. We aim to provide information and resources on all aspects of canine mobility, from exercise and nutrition to preventative care and treatment options.
Our goal is to help you keep your dog moving for as long as possible, so that you can enjoy many happy years together.
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Common Mobility Issues
There are a number of different mobility issues that can affect dogs as they age. Some of the most common include:
Arthritis: Arthritis is a very common condition that causes pain and stiffness in the joints. It can make it difficult for your dog to move around, and may cause them to become less active.
Hip Dysplasia: Hip dysplasia is a condition that affects the hip joints. It can cause pain and lameness, and may eventually lead to arthritis.
Elbow Dysplasia: Elbow dysplasia is a condition that affects the elbow joints. It can cause pain, lameness and joint deformity.
Luxating Patella: Luxating patella is a condition that affects the kneecap. It can cause pain and lameness, and may eventually lead to arthritis.
There are many other mobility issues that can affect dogs, but these are some of the most common.
If you are concerned about your dog’s mobility, please talk to your vet.
While we always strive to provide you the best information, this site is not intended to be a substitute for professional advice from a qualifier veterinarian.
What Can I Do To Help My Dog?
There are a number of things that you can do to help your dog if they are having mobility issues. Some of the most important include:
Providing a nutritious diet: A healthy diet is important for all dogs, but it is especially important for those with mobility issues. A good quality diet will help to keep your dog’s joints healthy and reduce the risk of arthritis.
Giving regular exercise: Exercise is crucial for all dogs, but it is especially important for those with mobility issues. Regular exercise will help to keep your dog’s joints strong and flexible. It is also a great way to relieve boredom and improve overall health.
Keeping weight under control: Keeping your dog’s weight under control is very important for their mobility. Excess weight puts extra strain on the joints, which can lead to pain and lameness.
Providing joint supplements: Joint supplements can be very helpful for dogs with mobility issues. They help to keep the joints healthy and reduce pain and inflammation.
Getting regular vet check-ups: It is important to take your dog for regular vet check-ups, even if they seem healthy. This will allow your vet to catch any problems early and start treatment as soon as possible.
Active Dog = Happy Dog
I’m Michelle and I own two ageing but wonderful pooches – Goldie and Rolf.
We’ve been through some hardships over the last few years. Both of my pups have suffered from degenerative mobility issues (including DM).
While it’s heartbreaking to see your best friend showing signs of physical decline, I’ve learnt that it’s absolutely possible to take proactive steps to ensure that his qualify of life stays high.
There’s nothing quite like seeing a dog enjoy life to the fullest again after dealing with mobility issues. It’s amazing how much of a difference just being able to move around freely can make in a dog’s life.
One of my big beliefs is that an active dog = happy dog.
I’ve seen first hand how much of a positive impact dog walking and other exercise can have on a dog’s mobility. It’s truly amazing how something so simple can make such a big difference.
If you have a dog that is dealing with mobility issues, I encourage you to reach out for help. There are many resources available that can make a big difference in your dog’s life. Don’t give up hope – there is always something that can be done to improve your dog’s quality of life!