Muscle Atrophy in Dogs: How to Spot the Signs And Manage

June 14, 2024
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Muscle wasting in dogs is also known as sarcopenia, and it’s when our best furry friends start losing muscle mass and strength. This usually happens as they age, but it can also be due to less activity, not eating right, or other health problems. When dogs lose muscle, it’s not just about how they look; it can really affect their mobility and everyday life. Simple things like getting up, walking, or jumping can become tough for dogs if they’re suffering from muscle wasting.

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Understanding Mobility Needs in Dogs

Keeping your dog’s muscles and joints healthy is super important throughout their life. Strong muscles help keep their joints in good shape, which means less strain every time they move. This is really important for preventing joint issues like arthritis down the line. Plus, healthy muscles can help avoid injuries, keep your dog’s metabolism in check and at a great pace, and make sure they stay mobile and active. That means more adventures with you!
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Keeping your dog in good shape without putting too much strain on their joints and muscles can be a balancing act, especially as they age or if they have specific health issues.

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