4 Tips to Help Prevent Hip Dysplasia

Taking care of your pup's joints is very important when it comes to the general health of your dog.  For those who've had a Golden Retriever, Boxers, German Shepherd, Rottweiler, St. Bernard, Grate Dane or any other large dog breed, probably know how debilitating hip dysplasia can be.  Even smaller breeds like Pugs and French Bulldogs are susceptible to the inherited condition. 

Hip dysplasia is both congenital and developmental.  Although congenital hip dysplasia is unpreventable, you can still prevent hip dysplasia with Glucosamine Hydrochloride and Chondroitin Sulfate. Glucosamine Hydrochloride and Chondroitin Sulfate are natural joint supplements that may help strengthen your pup's joints.  It's no mistake that SnapWag's super-premium dog food has the recommended amounts of Glucosamine Hydrochloride and Chondroitin Sulfate to help keep your dog's joints healthy and strong while preventing hip dysplasia from occurring or worsening.  

Here are four tips to help prevent hip dysplasia or to prevent it from worsening:

    1. Talk to your vet if you think your dog may be overweight.  Extra weight can put extra stress on your dog's joints.  
    2. Don't let your dog overexert itself as a puppy.  Avoid letting your pup run, leap, or jump until it is physically mature. 
    3. Have your vet screen your dog for hip dysplasia.  Knowing if your dog has hip dysplasia is vital so you know to help prevent your dog from putting too much impact on its joints.  Jumping in and out of cars and on and off of beds are two examples of common instances that put too much impact on your pup's joints.  
    4. Try food or supplements with added Glucosamine Hydrochloride and Chondroitin Sulfate.  Always consult with your veterinarian before making any drastic diet changes or beginning supplements.

 
SnapWag knows how important it is to keep your dog's joints healthy and strong.  We want your dog waggin' and feeling healthy for as long as possible.  We believe by enhancing your dog's quality of life, we will also enhance the quality of yours! 


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