Do you know the 5 nutrition tips for dogs that can’t walk? Most of us with disabled pets are so caught up in the daily routine of taking care of our dogs that we never stop think about their special nutritional needs.
When Sophie was sick, I relied on our veterinarian for this kind of advice, but his answers were based on the needs of healthy dogs. He didn’t have the information I needed, like which supplements would prevent urinary tract infections or which foods would keep a paralyzed dog as healthy as possible.
So when the Petcurean Pet Nutrition company reached out with an offer for their senior nutritionist to answer questions, I jumped at the chance. I sent a list of my toughest questions to Dr. Jennifer Adolphe Ph.D. RD. She replied with answers about nutrition that are tailored for dogs with paralysis, incontinence and other mobility problems. [Read more…]