Raquel sent in a testimonial to introduce us to her adorable Labrador Retriever and Corgi, both suffering from arthritis. It is not unsual to hear about this health problem from a Labrador Retriever family. Labrador Retrievers are usually one of the top dogs on the list of most popular dog breeds in the world. They are great animals to have in the family because they are loyal, friendly, loving and beautiful. However, because of their size, Labrador Retrievers are on the “very high risk” category for osteoarthritis as well as hip and shoulder dysplasia. This causes joint mobility issues that need to be addressed. For some Goldens, it comes earlier, for some it comes later.
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Goldens aren't the only breed on the very high risk level. Here is the Dog Breed Osteoarthritis Risk Factors chart:
When families choose Goldens, it's a good idea to understand the needs of the breed. Some natural ways to keep any Golden Retriever happy, healthy and more mobile is to maintain a healthy weight, keep your dog active and add joint supplements to their diets. Raquel chose Glyde™ Mobility Chews as the supplement of choice for her dogs. She is glad she did. Here is her note to us about her #GlydeDogs:
“I have my 11-year-old Labrador retriever and my 8-year-old Corgi on the Glyde chews. I love the results! I see and my furry friends are loving the relief along with a tasty treat! I have worked at a vet office for years and I love having the option of chewable treats to help the treatment of arthritis. It is relief for both the client and the patient because it's in the form of a simple treat. My Labrador has had much better mobility in his hind legs and back, which has always been a problem before. Plus, my Corgi seems much less painful in her lower back and knees. My dogs have been very active: hiking and swimming so much more! We love Glyde and totally recommend them to patients with osteoarthritis!”