Our pets are busy bees spending their entire day running after birds, jumping for toys and treats, wrestle with their human brothers and sisters. Now just put yourself in their place if you had to be on all fours running and jumping with the weight (of course) you would understand what they go through and the stress they put on their joints and muscles. It is indeed a herculean task to do all these tasks all around the day.
Sometimes they tend to get over-excited and may overdo things putting too much stress on their front legs( shoulders, elbows, wrists and toes) and the hind legs(hips, knees and ankles and toes).
In doing all the jumping and chasing your dog might sprain or strain him/her. So if you hear your dog yelp, be sure to help as your dog sure needs it.
STRAINS AND SPRAINS
They rhyme but definitely mean different things.
Strains injure tendons that link muscles and bones, generally happens when your dog stretches too far, too much or too frequently. This can also happen when a dog slips and falls or jumps during regular play.
Strains are common in hips and thighs.
Sprains harm ligaments that connect the bones and leads to joint damage Dogs who jump hurdles or your pet jumping .off the couch and taking a hard landing or sometimes a simple thing like stepping into a hole. The wrists and knees are common joints which get sprained frequently.
Torn cranial cruciate ligament which connects the bones of the knee is one of the most serious injuries.
The first signs would be your dog limping or is lame (is unable to use his leg)
Both strains and sprains can be ongoing (chronic) or sudden (acute) and can range from mild to severe.
If your dog begins to limp suddenly or yelps and has difficulty standing you must visit your vet.
YOU MUST LET YOUR VET KNOW:
- How your dog is behaving in a different manner?
- How did the injury happen?
- What he is or isn’t doing since the injury.
Your vet will examine your dog and see if there is any swelling, or the area feels hot and warm.
GETTING YOUR FUR BABY BACK ON HIS FEET
It will take as much time as it takes you to get back on your two feet, so make sure that:
- Your dog rests
- Apply ice pack or heating pad
- Massage the area
- Walk your dog on a leash and take it slow
- Use a brace to support the muscle or joint
Give your pet the Barkumin protection. Barkumin from Bagdara Farms is a perfect product for your pet’s joints and muscles.
WHY BARKUMIN IS THE PERFECT PRODUCT FOR YOUR PET?
- Barkumin is 100% organic and fortified with the goodness of Curcumin.
- Curcumin in Barkumin is the best known anti-inflammatory agent provided by nature and this property gives immense relief from joint pain.
- The anti-inflammatory property of Curcumin in Barkumin strengthens the immune system.
- Curcumin in Barkumin is a highly pleitropic (produces more than one effect) molecule with a fool proof safety profile.