Dog Arthritis & Joint Issues
Natural remedies for canine arthritis and joint problems
My dog has arthritis, are there any natural remedies that can help so I don't have to give him steriods or medications?"
When it comes to arthritis in dogs, much of it can be managed through good nutrition. If your dog is older, over 7 years old, chances are they they supplemental joint support.
Glucosamine, Chondroitin, and MSM have been studied to help with symptoms of arthritis in dogs. This liquid provides for significant dosing and is manufactured to the highest quality standards, ensuring optimal absorption.
Celavin® Fish Oil
This ultra-pure fish oil contains concentrated amounts of essential fatty acids help to reduce the inflammation caused by dog arthritis.
While enzyme supplementation alone will not improve your dog's joint condition, it can reduce irritation of inflammation on the joints by easing the burden of digestion. With complete digestion, there is less chance for undigested food remnants to cause inflammation due to allergies, fermentation, and toxin build-up.
WHAT IS IT?
Dog Arthritis is a degenerative condition that affects one or more joints. One of the most common types of arthritis that dogs suffer from is Osteoarthritis (degenerative joint disease in dogs). 20% of all dogs will suffer from Osteoarthritis during their lifetime.
Though older dogs suffer more from arthritis, the problem also can affect younger dogs as well. It can be brought on by a host of joint conditions such hip dysplasia, damage to ligaments, patella luxation, and joint trauma. Large-breed dogs are affected by arthritis more often than small dogs, due to the extra strain placed on joints and ligaments. If you dog is 7 years old or older, here's what you should pay attention to:
SIGNS OF ARTHRITIS IN DOGS
- Slow to rise from a resting position.
- Reluctant to climb steps.
- Tires easily or lags behind on walks.
- Appears stiff or even limp after activity.
If your dog has any of these symptoms, your dog may be suffering to some degree from arthritis or osteoarthritis.
Degenerative joint disease is incurable, but treatment can substantially improve the dog’s life. Here are some basic things you can do to improve your dogs life.
Many dog owners desire a natural approach to helping their arthritic dog. While there are several effective medical approaches to treating arthritis in dogs, there also exists numerous natural remedies and lifestyle changes that have been shown to help dogs with arthritis. These tactics improve their mobility and reduce your dog's pain without the use of prescription drugs.
Allow your dog to have moderate, but not excessive exercise.
Don't overfeed your dog. Additionally, a digestive enzyme with each meal to reduce possible inflammation due to poor digestion.
Maintain Sleeping Area
Make sure your dog's sleeping area is soft and dry.
Use chondro-protective agents, such as RJX™, to repair your dog's joint cartilage and prevent further damage from arthritis. RJX includes Glucosamine sulfate, MSM, and Chondroitin which have been studied to help with symptoms of arthritis in dogs. Also, a diet rich in Omega-3 fatty acids, will help to reduce pain that is associated with inflammation. For the best source, try Celavin®.