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Dog Getting Older And Having Pain In Their Joints? 2 Tips To Help Them

When dogs get older, it is common for them to feel pain, especially in their joints. This can be difficult for them, especially when they try to get up, walk, and sit down. Take your dog to the veterinarian for treatment. There are also things you can do on your own at home to help your dog feel less pain. Keep reading for two tips on how you can do this.

Pet Supplements

There are a variety of pet supplements that are on the market to help with joint pain in dogs. If you find supplements that work well, you can find a pet supplement distributor or supplier to ensure that you always have the supplements on hand.

Two common ingredients found in supplements for joint pain are chondroitin and glucosamine. Both of these ingredients will reduce inflammation in your dog's joints, help promote healing, and help build up cartilage. Cartilage is important as this is what cushions the joint. Without it, the joints will rub bone against bone, which can be very painful.

Your veterinarian can give you recommendations for supplements. Many veterinarians work with pet supplement suppliers and have these supplements in their office that they can sell to you. To learn more, contact a pet supplement distributor. Bedding

Your dog should have a comfortable bed to sleep in at night. Purchase a dog bed at a pet store or online. The bed should have extra cushioning and be large enough for your dog to comfortably fit into it. 

There are orthopedic dog beds that work well for this problem. These beds are designed in a way so that they shape well to your dog's body, providing cushioning no matter where they lay down. There are also cooling beds that will provide coolness to your dog or beds that warm up. Memory foam dog beds work well as they conform to your dog's body. There are also waterproof beds for if your dog has an accident because they cannot stand up fast enough to go outside to urinate. 

For orthopedic, memory foam, cooling, and warming beds, you may have to purchase these online as they are specialized beds. Your vet can give you websites that you can purchase them from. 

Besides these things, your dog's veterinarian can prescribe pain medication to your dog that is stronger than what you can purchase on your own. They would likely not stay on this medication for a long period of time, however.