Watching well-trained dogs live in action or even the videos is fun. Who does’nt love to watch the four-legged companion’s action? However, taking into consideration the health, there is the risk of Frisbee fetching for the dogs.
Nature works persistently, though gently to allow evolving of different species. In the same way, dogs adjust to roaming the plans and forests, hunting in packs for food. It used to mean taking a few minutes to chase preys, or a few seconds to sprint and jump. This may be for 15 to 60 minutes, at the most. Many dogs who have had good training today do the same but as an activity. They repeatedly keep jumping resulting in chronic or acute injuries using one-side.
Why Frisbee fetching is risky for dogs
In the initial five to seven years in the life of a dog, nothing comes to notice. They keep moving and playing actively. With their age reaching the middle age, the dogs experience muscle inflammation.
There is muscle fatigue and inflammation happening subconsciously and it makes their injured muscles weak and they keep using the other muscle groups. This vicious cycle results in severe injuries, lameness, and immobility. The areas are commonly the hind legs, lumbar spine, and the knee joints.
The common injuries happen due to Frisbee chasing that becomes obsessive. It causes disc disease, lumbar back pain, ligament injuries of the knee, and cranial problems. Happy and healthy dogs become arthritic, stiff, and immobile. It is tragic to see the need for expensive surgery, while some are paralyzing. The body of your dog does not return to its health as previous, no matter whatever the treatment.
Seeing dogs leaping and fling in the air to catch a Frisbee is intriguing and even the dog is happy. But, being mindful is a must with Frisbee chasing. It is your pet, so be careful to restrict the periods to a short time. Make sure the dog does not run around chasing and leaping for Frisbee for long hours. The dog may sustain injury, in the aim of pleasing you.
Time and again, your pet should be given activities to involve. You and your dog may have fun. Think of games that align more to a natural way of being.
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