- November 1st, 2008
Start with his weight. Labs are prone to chubbiness, and maintaining a healthy weight reduces pain and increases joint function, says Carol Osborne, DVM, in Chagrin Falls, Ohio. When you run your hands over your dog’s body, you should be able to feel (but not see) each rib.My 9-year-old Lab, Vinnie, has arthritis and barely wants to play ball anymore. What can I do?