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  1. #16
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    Swimming is the best therapy for dogs with arthritis. It has the least amount of stress on joints of any physical activity a human or a dog can participate in. If it's good for dogs with disabilities then it has to be good for Kiara! If she loves it and her skin is not getting dried out from the chlorine, then let her swim as much as she wants! You may want to supplement her food with some kind of omega 3 fatty acid or fish oil supplement to keep her skin from drying out as the summer goes on.

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    The only thing I would worry about it the pool!! Duncan swam TWICE in a friend's pool and it took days to get all the dog hair out of the filter! But he has a lot of really long hair and Kiara doesn't...so go for it!!

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    Sounds like good exercise-- I guess I'd just be on the lookout for "swimmer's ear". Swimming is actually easier on bone joints than running around on dry land, so I wouldn't worry about that either. i think it's great you have a pool so at least she's swimming around in clean water! Do you swim with her?

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    Originally posted by lv4dogs
    swimming is the best therapy actually.
    As long as her skin, coat & ears do not get bothered I'd let her swim all she wants.
    I agree. Kiara is a very lucky pup.


    p.s. It's a good idea to check for "fins" every once in a while.
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    Originally posted by lizbud

    p.s. It's a good idea to check for "fins" every once in a while.
    As much as she likes the water I wouldn't doubt Kay finding fins

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    Originally posted by lv4dogs
    swimming is the best therapy actually.
    As long as her skin, coat & ears do not get bothered I'd let her swim all she wants.
    Ditto! Swimming is good and gentle for her.

    What a water dog!! So cute!
    ...RIP, our sweet Gini...

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