Spot the signs of Joint Stiffness

Spot the signs of Joint Stiffness

Stiff joints can have seriously impact on your dog’s overall health and quality of life.  By knowing how to spot the signs you can take early action to help improve your dog’s mobility and reduce any discomfort and pain.

Signs that your dog may have stiff joints include:

  • Stiffness in gait, especially after resting
  • Tentative about going up and down stairs
  • Starts off fast but soon lags behind or gets tired during walks
  • Prefers to lie down rather than sit or stand
  • Whines or growls when you touch his joints
  • Scuffed nails
  • Visibly swollen joints, especially the knees or the hocks
  • Does not like to be groomed or towel dried

Please see your vet if you notice any of these signs. Certain breeds are more prone to developing stiff joints. 'At-risk' dog breeds include Labrador RetrieversGolden RetrieversGerman Shepherds and Rottweilers. Excess weight means excess stress on the joints and cartilage, this increases the risk of joint damage leading to painful osteoarthritis. By taking preventive action with our Help Our Joints are Stiff Nutra Treats you can help prevent and protect your ‘’at-risk’’ breed before joint pain even starts. If joint pain has already started, these Nutra Treats will assist with managing it. 


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