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Agility, Herding, & Working Dogs

Are you and your pet in agility, hunting dog, or guard dog training? Just like a high performance athlete, your agility, working or herding dog can suffer injuries. Make sure you treat your pet’s injuries the way you’d treat your own: with rest, ice and appropriate medication. Dietary supplements like Omega 3 fatty acids help dogs recover more quickly from injuries and along with chondroprotectives, help keep joints healthy on a long-term basis.

Bouncing Back From Injury With Help from Antioxidants and Omega 3 Fatty Acids
Drug Reaction in Herding Dogs
Joint Protection Guidelines for working, herding and agility dogs
Alternatives to Knee Surgery
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  Agility, Herding, & Working Dogs Facts:

  • Only 20% of dogs significantly improve following knee surgery
  • Chondroprotectives help prevent and treat knee damage
  • Some herding dogs have a gene that causes drug sensitivity
  • Laboratory tests can determine which dogs have genes for drug sensitivity
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