|Barked: Tue Aug 28, '12 10:31pm PST |
Chewy just turned 8 on the 7th. He's nice and healthy and hasn't had any older dog problems yet, other than some small fatty lumps on his side that haven't grown at all and he's had them for almost a year.
He's a bigger dog, 109.8 pounds as of Friday. I'm starting to worry about things like joint/hip problems. I haven't noticed any signs of him having problems, other than a tiny bit of stiffness after getting up after laying down a really long time. This has only happened a couple times.
Are there steps I can take to try to prevent or at least reduce joint problems? Do you think it would be better for him to drop a couple pounds to put less stress on the joints? I think he's at an ideal weight, maybe the slightest bit chunkier. I can feel his ribs, and he has the hour glass shape going for him.
Any tips/advice is appreciated
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