May is Dog Health Awareness Month at Pup Life; This Year Will Focus on Joint and Bone Health

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Throughout the month of May, is featuring articles, interviews and resource guides to help readers learn more about joint and bone health in dogs. continues its commitment to the health and well-being of our companion animals with its fifth consecutive year supporting Dog Health Awareness Month. is pleased to celebrate Dog Health Awareness Month in May by providing timely articles, resource guides, tips and information to encourage and promote healthy lifestyles for dogs. Joint and Bone Health in Canines serves as the focus for 2008. is proud to sponsor Dog Health Awareness Month for the fifth consecutive year.

Throughout the month of May, will feature articles and information specifically related to joint and bone health, maintaining healthy lifestyles and managing joint diseases like arthritis. Arthritis is the result of inflammation in the joints. This may be caused by degeneration or swelling of the joint either through a genetic abnormality, wear and tear or infection. Stiffness after exercise or intermittent lameness in dogs may be a sign of arthritis. Because arthritis and other joint-related diseases may have several underlying causes, a trip to the veterinarian is a better choice than giving an aspirin and turning a blind eye to the problem.

It is important to know that much progress has been made in the treatment and management of canine arthritis and joint-related diseases. Veterinarians are offering more practical options and strategies to enhance the health of companion pets. Growing interest in biologically appropriate dog food, natural supplements and holistic health care for dogs has encouraged pet owners to take a more proactive approach to their dog's diet and lifestyle in an effort to make better choices.

Additionally, veterinarians and pet owners alike are beginning to recognize that exercise is a vital link in creating and maintaining a healthy lifestyle for pet dogs. All of us are aware of the dangers of obesity, but many of us may not know that poor nutrition and lack of exercise may contribute to an increased risk of disease. Establishing a healthy diet and exercise program will help your "best friend" enjoy a happier and hopefully longer life.

"We believe that education is the first step in creating healthy lifestyles for ourselves and our pets," said CEO, Leslie Hayes-Houtkooper. She continued, "In addition to seeking out the best products for dogs, we gather a wide array of information, both conventional and alternative, and make it available to our customers to aid them in creating the healthiest lifestyle possible. That's why Dog Health Awareness Month is so important to us." is one of the fastest growing online retailers in the pet supply industry. Focusing on healthy, safe and holistic dogs supplies, provides customers a one-stop shopping site for all their dog care needs. In addition to the best selection of dog food and treats, natural grooming products, designer dog carriers and training tools, offers information and articles including positive reinforcement training tips, health care guides and interviews with leaders in the pet care industry. also enjoys widespread readership of its blog, the Pup Life Dog Blog, a place for dogs and their people to read up on the latest information in the canine world.

At, conscientious dog owners can find the best selection of products for dogs, news and information, as well as superior customer service. As a business, we strive to promote ethical treatment of animals, and we encourage compassion and responsibility toward our pets. Most of all, we celebrate the incredible bond between humans and animals. For more information, contact Leslie Hayes-Houtkooper at 773-620-0050 or visit


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