5. Healthy Diet. What dog doesn't love a tasty treat? It's ok to give your dog their favorite treats still. However, closely monitor your dog's diet. If your dog is carrying around extra weight, that will add extra strain on joints worsening the pain of arthritis or hip dysplasia. Also, provide a raised feeder system. Eating from bowls on the floor can strain your fury friend's back and neck.
According to WebMD, treats and snacks should only make up 10% of a dog's daily calories. To get an idea of how many treats that is, ask your vet. They can make a recommendation based on the treats your dog likes, his weight, and how active they are.