HipHug a big help for dogs with Arthritis or Dysplasia
Many of us have watched our senior dogs grow older and develop joint pain and stiffness from arthritis or dysplasia. It’s heartbreaking to see their loss of mobility, even having trouble getting up or laying down.
There are many drugs and supplements available that help with joint pain but we recently found a product that can help bring quick relief in a totally natural way.
The HipHug is a 100% cotton, rice-filled blanket that heats in your microwave to bring quick, soothing warmth to aches and pains. The rice creates a moist heat that eases joint pain, relaxing muscles as it cuddles your dog’s lower back and hips.
The HipHug creator, Deborah Pittman, spoke to us about her 12 year-old golden retriever, Gracie, her inspiration.
“ When I went online to find something to help Gracie, all I could find were electric floor pads, something my vet didn’t recommend. Also, those pads could not reach the places that really needed the warmth. We needed something to drape over her back and hips, not a pad to lay on. The HipHug is the natural alternative to the traditional heating pad.”
The Orthopedic Foundation for Animals (OFA) recommends several things to help relieve joint pain in dogs. Maintaining healthy weight, monitored exercise and providing warmth for the joints are great ways to help your pet. Just as in people, animals will have more pain in cold, damp weather and will seek the comfort of heat.
The HipHug is veterinarian recommended and also endorsed by Atlanta Animal Rehabilitation and Fitness.
For more information and to order, visit www.hiphug.net