7 Low-Impact Exercises for Dogs with Joint Issues 

Swimming: Swimming is an excellent low-impact exercise that provides a full-body workout without putting stress on joints. 

Walking: Gentle, controlled walks on soft surfaces like grass or sand are low-impact and can help maintain joint flexibility. 

Underwater Treadmill: If available, underwater treadmills are designed specifically for dogs with joint issues.  

Balancing Exercises: Balance exercises on a cushion or balance pad can improve proprioception (awareness of body position) and strengthen stabilizing muscles.  

Puzzle Toys: Mental stimulation is crucial for dogs with joint issues. Puzzle toys encourage dogs to work for their treats or meals.

Low Jumps: Controlled, low jumps over small obstacles or hurdles can help maintain joint flexibility.  

Gentle Stretching: Gentle stretching exercises, guided by a veterinarian or canine physical therapist, can improve joint mobility and reduce stiffness. 

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