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How to slow the effects of aging on dog’s muscles?

26 Aug, 2021

As our dogs age, we notice they are not quite so willing to jump onto the lounge, they may lack confidence on the stairs and they are a little stiff when getting out of bed.

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Shoulder injuries in dogs, agility

Shoulder injuries in agility dogs

02 Apr, 2021

While I don’t personally use dog parks, I have noticed that most of the parks in my area are now equipped with “agility” like equipment including A-frames, jumps, weave poles, and tunnels. Pet dogs can have a bit of fun weaving, jumping and negotiating the obstacles, but does it expose them to risk of a muscle strain…..

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How long should I walk my dog? Risks of muscle fatigue

27 Feb, 2021

We often hear the saying “a tired dog is a good dog” but does that mean we should be exercising our dogs to the point of tiredness on a regular basis? In this article, I discuss the definition of muscle fatigue, how muscle fatigue increases the likelihood of injury, and how to prevent fatigue?

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