Science Confirms: Fat Dogs with Arthritis Feel Better When They Lose Weight and Exercise A Lot

I’m always amazed by the scientific rigor that goes into clinical studies, but sometimes the results just confirm what seems like plain old common sense.

In this study, researchers found that overweight dogs with osteoarthritis who went on a diet and received¬†intensive physical therapy lost more weight and moved better after 30 days than did dogs who just went on a diet or who dieted and received moderate physical therapy. ¬†If your dog has arthritis and you’re wondering whether rehab therapy can help, read on:

http://www.avma.org/avmacollections/obesity_dogs/javma_229_11_1756.pdf

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