Please take a careful look at what a puppy’s hips look like. These fragile joints are in your hands. When raising your puppy there are so many things you can do to protect them.
This is an X-ray of a 2 week old puppy.
Look at how far the bones have to grow before they become a proper bony joint!
This is why you should never let puppies jump, walk up/down stairs, over exercise or over train.
Doing too much impact activity at a young age will cause serious issues later in life, or even at a young age as hip dysplasia and other orthopaedic conditions are rising in puppies!
Remember the puppy rule for every month increase activity by 5 minutes! For example an 8 week old puppy only needs 10 minutes physical activity a day – a 6 month old only needs 30 minutes a day of physical activity!!
*physical activity includes – going for a walk, training, playing fetch, running, playing with other dogs etc.
Enjoy your new puppy but remember you wouldn’t make a 6 month old baby run a mile a day so don’t make your puppy either!
by: Lauren Murray BSc (Hons) Animal Behaviour and Welfare
Sashas Blend is safe for puppies from the age of 8 weeks.
“Especially because I own large breed working dogs and we train them for sport, I have always supplemented their food every day with a maintenance/preventative dose of Sashas Blend and have done so from the time they are 8 weeks of age.”
– Angela Ahern