The first sign that they’re slowing down is the first sign that you may need to switch food.

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Did you know….

  • One in five dogs have a joint health issues or mobility problems, and
  • Joint and mobility problems are common concerns reported by dog owners?

If you have noticed that your dog has slowed down or become less active, it may be time to consider changing your dog’s diet.  Signs of slowing down include a reduction in activity, less excitable by games and ball chasing, or a hesitation before getting into or out of the car.

Small to medium dogs are considered seniors at the age of 7 years and large breeds at the age of 5 years. However, mobility problems are not necessarily related to ageing.  Other factors to consider include breed, weight and activity levels.

If any of the points below apply to your dog, he or she may have a greater risk of joint health issues:

  • Large or giant breeds such as the German Shepherd, Labrador, Great Dane
  • Small or medium breed that is highly active or with short, bent legs or elongated bodies such as Dachshund, Corgie
  • Active working or athletic dog, such as Greyhound, Kelpie, Cattle Dog, or
  • Any dog carrying too much weight

Talk to us about the range of clinically proven Hill’s™ Science Diet™ Healthy Mobility™ diets precisely formulated to provide your dog of any size with the support needed for enhanced active mobility. Science Diet™ contains natural ingredients and has no preservatives, artificial flavours or colours and tastes great.

** Article provided thanks to Just For Pets