The National Dog Mobility Awareness Week, has launched a new website in order to help owners diagnose health and wellbeing issues with their dogs.
Created in support of the first ever National Dog Mobility Awareness Week which takes place between 27 May and 2 June. The website can be accessed as a resource for those looking to find out more about how mobility and joint stiffness can impact the health and wellbeing of their pets.
The advice developed by qualified vets, pet experts and Lintbells, and YuMove, asks owners to follow the PAWS system.
The PAWS system represents:
- Posture – Seen any changes in your dog’s body shape, muscle strength, or simply in the way they walk?
- Attitude – Has your dog unexpectedly changed the way they react to you, your family, or to other dogs?
- Willingness – Is your dog still up for walks, for games, for bouncing in and out of the car and barking at every little thing?
- Slowing down – Has your dog been slowing down lately – sooner than you hoped they might?
Gemma Cunningham, brand manager for YuMOVE, said: “We are very excited to launch this platform as a means to support pets’ physical and emotional wellbeing through the easy to follow PAWS system. We have worked closely with experts in the field to offer simple yet effective advice for owners to ensure their dogs don’t suffer in silence.”