Dogs can occasionally experience joint stiffness and discomfort regardless of their breed or age. This can be due to many factors including aggressive exercise or aging. Joints are protected by the articular cartilage which acts as a shock absorber. In the case of joint discomfort, this cartilage is not functioning properly and less effective in protecting the joints, contributing to stiffness, pain, and decreased mobility. Signs of joint discomfort :
- Mild to moderate joint stiffness, especially in the morning or after rest
- Joint discomfort during and following physical activity
- Difficulties moving regardless of the effort
If your dog is experiencing any of these symptoms, first consult your veterinarian. Then, fit your dog with a YOOS collar. YOOS collars can be used on dogs of any age. And because the collar contains essential oils and is not ingested, it should not interfere with medications or supplements that are being taken.