Naturopathy, Raw Feeding, Nutrition for Companion Animals

Growth and Exercise in Puppies.

Harriet and Dottie enjoying a play in the creek

We all know that exercise is a good thing for us and for our dogs. In one of my previous posts, I talked about being careful with puppies. Their growth plates take anywhere from 6-20 months to finish growing and “close” depending on the size and breed of the dog. During this time of growth, and between 3-6 months, rapid growth, growth plates can be permanently damaged from over exercise. We see this in bowed legs caused by one bone growing shorter than the other. This great article explains in more detail about exercise and your puppy.


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My name is Joy Eriksen and I am a Certified Small Animal Naturopath. My passion is helping people with their companion animals. Keeping them healthy and vibrant for a long and happy life.

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