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Stronger Together: Muscle Loss in Your Senior Dog

As our furry friends age, they may encounter health challenges similar to humans. One common issue for aging dogs is muscle loss, impacting their mobility and well-being. However, by understanding and addressing this issue, pet parents can help their senior dogs lead fulfilling lives. Here’s how to recognize and manage muscle loss in aging dogs:

Understanding Muscle Loss in Aging Dogs:

Muscle loss, or muscle atrophy, is natural in aging dogs, leading to weakness and decreased mobility due to factors like reduced activity and metabolic changes.

Recognizing Muscle Loss:

Signs include reduced muscle mass, difficulty moving, reluctance to play, weakness, and changes in posture.

Managing & Preventing Muscle Loss:

- Regular, low-impact exercise maintains muscle mass and mobility.

- A balanced diet with sufficient protein supports muscle health.

- Weight management reduces strain on joints and muscles.

- Regular vet check-ups monitor overall health.

- Supplements like MYOS Pet’s Canine Muscle Formula can help combat muscle atrophy.

With proactive care including exercise, nutrition, weight management, joint support, and veterinary attention, pet parents can ensure their aging dogs maintain vitality and quality of life.

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