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Aiding in the mobility of our elderly pets

As with ourselves in our golden years, our pets too can show signs of slowing down as they reach their dotage. Generally the most common cause of their decreased mobility is through the degeneration of joint tissue, which in turn can then lead to arthritis. Arthritis is, in summary, a condition that describes stiffness, inflammation […]

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Olympic Pet Special – Frisbee / Disc Dog

The third Olympic Pet Special report is looking into the sport of Frisbee / Disc dogs. In 1975 Irv Lander, Alex Stein and Eldon McIntire organised a World Championship for flying-disc catching dogs and their handlers. Since this time the event has continued annually and in the 1980’s it was converted into the Ashley Whippet […]

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Olympic Pet Special – Dog Agility

The second Olympic Pet Special report is focussing on the hugely popular sport of Dog Agility. The sport began in 1977, initial intentions were as a crowd pleaser for the 1978 Crufts dog show. The demonstration was invented to keep audiences entertained between competitions and it turned out to be a huge hit in the […]

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Olympic Pet Special – Canine Cross-Country

This month Vital Pet Health will be joining in with the Olympic mood and investigate sports that our pets can get involved with in order to keep them fit and healthy. This week the focus is on the increasingly popular sport of CaniX.   (more…)

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Swimming For Dogs

The benefits of swimming are far reaching and this is becoming an increasingly popular form of exercise for dogs.  Not only for the specific treatment of disease but also for general recreational fitness.  This article gives you all the information you need about this fantastic activity. (more…)

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Play and Exercise for Dogs

Exercise is an essential element to a happy dog’s life.  Dogs need play and exercise to fulfill physical needs but also emotional and social needs.  The type of and amount of activity you can offer your dog may differ according to their age, fitness and surroundings. (more…)

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Exercise for Dogs with Arthritis

Arthritis is a degenerative joint disease which typically results in joints which are painful and in discomfort. Damage to joint cartilage causes exposure of the underlying bone, resulting in thickened and inflamed joint structures and a stiff and immobile joint. Animals suffering from arthritis are often in varying degrees of pain.  In severe cases, animals […]

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