Like humans, as our pets get older their joints get stiff.. it may not be anything serious.. but if your pooch is older, or a larger dog that is over 3, he may have joint stiffness.. sucks.. but nothing terrible. there are nutritional ways you can give him some joint support and relief.. but if it is just on occasion and after being on a hard surface.. I suggest be a sweet mommy and give him a doggy massage. Warning!!! once you do this a couple times your pet will become spoiled and tend to expect it..lol they really are more like us than we think..lol Hope he feels better. I suggest just keeping an eye on it and maybe getting him a pet bed or making a large pillow he can lay on. That can help with some discomfort. If you notice it progressivly getting worse talk to your vet, he may be developing arthritis or hip dysplasia.. but that is worse case scenario, just monitor him! Hope this helps!
at 12:31 PM on Jun. 27, 2009