When it comes to mobility, it’s more than fair to say that all dogs are not
created equal. But they all deserve the chance to be as mobile as possible,
for as long as possible.

Many factors impact a dog’s ability to move, to glide, to run pain-free.
They include, but are not limited to:
  • Breed
  • Age
  • Birth defects
  • Injury
  • Illness
Certain breeds of dogs are more likely to suffer from mobility challenges.
For example, a number of specific larger breeds, including Labradors, Golden
Retrievers, and German Shepherds are known to experience joint problems. On the other hand, Dachshunds tend to be more susceptible to back complications.

Like humans, almost all dogs are known to have more mobility issues as
they age. Why? Because, as might be expected, their joints and cartilages begin to deteriorate as you celebrate more and more of their birthdays. Very few of our best friends defy Mother Nature as well as Tom Brady and LeBron James seemingly have.

Some of our 4-legged friends unfortunately were born with birth defects
that result in mobility challenges. Those dogs are usually identified at a very
early age by astute pet owners and their veterinarians.

All dogs, regardless of age or breed, are susceptible to injuries that can
and do occur for any number of reasons. It is not unusual for any of us to come
across a dog wearing some kind of medical paraphernalia designed to help them
cope with a torn ACL or broken bone.

Some dogs have decreased mobility because they are experiencing a
debilitating illness. A serious health challenge can substantially impair their
ability to move around as well as they were just months earlier.

By now, it should be obvious that dogs are very much like their human
counterparts. Pain-free, boundless mobility is far from guaranteed, regardless of
the point they are at in their stay on this earth. That helps explain why improved
mobility for pets mirrors the suggestions/treatments most often given to those of
us who walk on two legs.

A well-thought out diet can keep a healthy dog at their mobile best. All too
often, our best friends are eating what we assume is healthy for them. A little
research can go a long way in ensuring that what is in their bowl is actually helping them stay at their mobile best.

Including the use of a specially formulated mobility-centric supplement in
a dog’s ongoing health journey can be difference-making. Certain specific
substances , especially amino acids, when ingested together, can definitely reduce all-too-common hip and joint issues.

Keeping a healthy dog physically active, when possible, can increase both
strength and range of motion. Those benefits can be enjoyed for years to come.

One thing is certain...when it comes to mobility challenges, your vet is
likely to play an important role. When in doubt, ask your vet for their thoughts
regarding your dog’s limited mobility.

Your dog deserves the best opportunity to enjoy a healthy, more mobile
life! Reading this ensures that you already agree.

ABOUT VITAIL HIP AND JOINT SUPPLEMENTS: These vet-recommended, third- party tested chews have been meticulously formulated with quality ingredients to help maintain a dog’s healthy joint function while supporting normal muscle strength and repair. Made with quality amino acids which include Glucosamine, Chondroitin, Green Lipped mussel, MSM and HMB, Vitail Hip and Joint chews are designed to support a dog’s mobility to help them enjoy all the daily routines that help keep them and you healthy and happy.

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