It may sound surprising, but even younger dogs benefit from some extra help with supporting their joints.
Do younger dogs need joint protection?
We all know that pups bounce around with a ‘spring’ in their step … running up and down the stairs, leaping into the back of the car or hurling themselves after a ball in the park.
Younger dogs have more joint fluid helping to cushion the bones in their legs and hips, but their higher levels of activity could also lead to more problems with pulls or even tears in the ligaments, muscles and tendons around their joints.
Even for bouncy pups?
There’s a well-known ‘saying’ that 1 dog year is equivalent to 7 human years, suggesting that your dog is perhaps ‘older than you realise’ and studies suggest that dogs age at different rates too.
So even your bouncy pup might benefit from joint support sooner than you might think.
Buddy & Lola customer Lindsay's 1 year old whippet suffered from a horrible break...."After my puppy broke his knee cap and was on metacam from the vets I tried Bouncy Bones and he is back to normal no limp and not using anything else I also put my older dog on it and he is like a puppy again"
Factors to consider with your dog's ageing joints
By the time your dog reaches the age of 7, he may be considered a ‘senior’
However, don’t forget that breed and size are important factors too.
Very large breeds are generally considered to ‘age’ more quickly than smaller breeds so a Great Dane might be considered a senior by the age of 6 while a tiny Chihuahua can be 8 or 9 years old.
There are other factors too, of course, that affect how rapidly a dog ‘ages’ – such as it’s genetics and living environment. But most of us would perhaps consider our beloved pet a senior as he starts to show signs of age-related health problems such as joint pain and stiffness.
Healthy nutrition can help with joint problems
Helping to maintain a healthy weight with appropriate levels of exercise ensures your dog has a fit, fun and healthy life. Nutrient-rich dog food can certainly help. Ask your vet what they recommend as a specialist prescription dog food.
Advanced Joint Aid For Your Dog
Whatever the age of your dog, you want him to enjoy life to the full for as long as possible and Buddy & Lola’s Bouncy Bones is an advanced joint aid for dogs with 10 key nutrients to keep your dog active and happy.
This Veterinary specification hip & joint powder is suitable for dogs of all ages and all breeds. Take a look here at the benefits it can offer your ‘best friend’.