Check these 6 things to see if your dog might have pain in their joints.
MY DOG IS MOVING STIFFLY OR HAS A DECREASED RANGE OF MOTION
Your dog might be stiff when he/she gets up if he/she is having joint discomfort and, as a result, is also likely showing a decreased range of motion.
MY DOG IS STRUGGLING TO SIT AND/OR TURNS IN CIRCLES SEVERAL TIMES BEFORE SITTING DOWN
You might notice that your dog is taking longer to sit or lay down than normal, as joint issues can make it difficult to bend and move into a sitting position without causing additional discomfort. For example, is your dog struggling to sit and is turning in circles multiple times before sitting?
MY DOG HAS BECOME LESS ACTIVE AND HAS STARTED TO AVOID PHYSICAL ACTIVITY
You may have noticed your dog has slowed down or has become reluctant to jump, run, or climb stairs. The limited activity can be hard to notice at times due to your dog’s age, as he/she will naturally have less energy than he/she did as a puppy.
MY DOG HAS DEVELOPED A LIMP
Dogs can develop a limp due to joint discomfort in an attempt to avoid putting pressure on the area that is bothering them.
MY DOG CRIES OUT, GROWLS, OR FLINCHES WHEN A SPECIFIC AREA IS TOUCHED
Dogs might yelp or cry when they move in a way that hurts their joints. They will also tend to lick or chew at the area and flinch if you touch it. Sometimes, even a sweet-natured dog will growl or snap at his/her owner, so be cautious touching your dog in the area where you suspect the discomfort is.
MY DOG IS SEEKING SOFTER SURFACES TO SLEEP ON
You may have noticed your dog, that used to stretch out on the hard floor, is now looking for carpeting, blankets, and pillows to lie down on. Lying on a hard surface can put pressure on areas of discomfort and thus why your pet may be seeking softer surfaces.
Meet Susan Garrett and Encore
Susan is a world-renowned dog trainer and multi-time champion in dog agility competitions.
Encore is one of Susan's retired competition dogs. Encore was struggling with canine hip dysplasia, specifically in her left hip.
To relieve her pain and reduce inflammation, Encore was prescribed steroids—medication that can cause soft tissues to break down. Encore's left foot began to bend inwards causing her to walk on the leg instead of the foot.
The sight of Encore’s hobbled walk was understandably troubling for Susan.
As her condition progressed, Encore would require assistance getting in and out of their motor home. Susan assumed that it was simply the way things would be from then on.
After about 6 months of a daily regimen of 1TDC Encore's leg became noticeably straighter. She was also able to fly up and down the motor home stairs all by herself.
Unlock the 4-in-1 Health Benefits of 1TDC™
Joint Health – 1TDC™ is a natural, safe and effective way to promote mobility and comfort throughout your pet’s life.
Oral Health – 1TDC™ has revolutionized how veterinarians, trainers and pet owners each care for their companion’s oral health, resulting in fresher breath and healthier gums.
Performance & Recovery – 1TDC™ helps improve your canine athlete’s stamina and recovery time.
Skin & Coat Health – 1TDC™ supports a shiny, healthy coat and skin, with continued improvement over time.
1TDC™ is a nutritional supplement for pets that consists of a proprietary blend of fatty acids that are derived from beef tallow and are then formulated into a unique fatty acid complex in a cGMP food-grade facility in the USA. These fatty acids are much different than essential fatty acids you find in products like fish oils and should not be confused with essential fatty acids.
1TDC™ was built upon the mission of providing superior wellness products that promote oral health and mobility for your pets, and ours, at every stage of life.
1TDC™ keeps joints, muscles, ligaments and gums healthier at the cellular level. With next-generation technology, 1TDC™ goes beyond typical ingredients like glucosamine and fish oil, and uses a proprietary blend of fatty acids that work at the cellular level to improve the overall health of your canine and/or feline companion.
1TDC™ has been designed as a very unique heart-shaped twist-off capsule… the first of its kind.
Simply hold the little heart firmly with one hand and twist the big heart with the other hand.
Your dog will view 1TDC™ as a treat. Because of its natural beef flavor, 1TDC™ is palatable and easy to use.