Arthritis is a common ailment affecting our pets today, especially middle-aged to senior dogs and cats. Like in people, one of the main contributors to arthritis in dogs and cats is excess weight putting stress on joints – and there is a lot of extra weight to go around. Over 50% of dogs and cats in the U.S. are overweight or obese, according to the Association of Pet Obesity and Prevention 2013 survey. That's nearly 100 million pets that are more at risk for diabetes, high blood pressure, cancer and yes, arthritis too.
by Carrie Boyko, CEB
I have a couple--sometimes 3--favorite tagalongs for errands, dog park visits, checking in with Grandma and other fun outings that are dog-friendly. With each passing year I seem to learn new things that help me to maintain a safe drive for all participants. Hopefully you'll take a minute to soak these up: