This inherited condition is essentially an abnormal formation of the joints, meaning the ball and socket of the joints don’t rotate freely as the dog moves. This causes pain and lameness, making exercise, weight management and the general well-being of your dog hard to manage.
Qunicys Spero harness is a game changer in managing this condition, both for the owner and the dog. It is designed to support your dog by taking some of the weight off their legs and making exercise a much less painful experience. Supported by you, your dog can move more freely and rebuild crucial muscle without putting excessive strain on the legs.
Surgery to correct the condition can be undertaken and the Spero harness is a must have to help you through the dogs recovery.
Hydrotherapy is also a fantastic way of building muscle and cardiovascular fitness without stressing the joints. It also helps manage weight and improve blood circulation to the heart. Swimming is not only a great exercise for people, it works for dogs too. Even dogs who aren’t naturally ‘water dogs’ will enjoy the benefit hydrotherapy brings. If you are lucky enough to live near Quincys Hydrotherapy pool in Hertfordshire then we recommend 2 sessions a week to help your dog become stronger, happier and more mobile again.
As with all medical conditions, your dog should see a vet regularly.