Joint pain, especially due to osteoarthritis, is common in companion animals like dogs. It can lead to joint pain which greatly affects your pet’s quality of life. This can lead to mobility impairment and difficulty performing various activities.
In addition to pain, other symptoms of canine arthritis are limping, loss of interest in playing or walking, difficulty rising, difficulty with stairs, snapping when being petted, a sudden change in personality and licking the affected joints.
Try these natural home remedies to treat the symptoms of arthritis of your canine friend.
Lack of physical exercise may exacerbate arthritis. Low impact walking helps to move those joints. Walking also reduce weight which is important for overweight dogs suffering from arthritis. But when the weather is too cold, please do not go for an extended walk. Exposure to cold exacerbates joint pain.
Extra weight, add more pressure, increase pain and speed up the progress of dog arthritis. With controlled exercise and a healthy diet, weight loss is possible. In addition to arthritis, obesity is linked to other health problems in dogs, such as diabetes, pancreatitis, heart disease, intervertebral disc disease, hip dysplasia, and some type of cancer.
Due to its properties, Apple cider Vinegar can also help to relieve pain and inflammation caused by arthritis.
Add a little raw, unfiltered apple cider vinegar to your dog’s drinking water. Gradually increase the dosage to the amount suitable for your dog. You can give up to 1 teaspoon of apple cider vinegar to a small dog, up to 2 teaspoons to medium sized dog and up to 2 tablespoons to a large dog daily.
Omega-3 fatty acids found in fish oils can help fight arthritis in dogs. Two kinds of omega-3 fatty acids contained in fish oil are DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) and EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid). EPA and DHA can reduce inflammation that is causing swelling and pain. These fatty acids can also suppress the body's immune system. Together, these factors can make fish oil a potent weapon against dog's arthritis.
Glucosamine is found in healthy cartilage and is a natural substance found in your pet's body. Glucosamine is very beneficial to the health of the joints of dogs. Glucosamine has an anti-inflammatory effect and helps restore joint health naturally. Supplementing glucosamine on your pet's diet can also increase mobility and improve lubrication in your dog's joints.
Green lip mussel extract (GLME), cartilage repair supplement designed especially for pets has shown positive results in clinical trials. GLME provides a rich source of all major classes of glycosaminoglycans. These compounds have natural anti-inflammatory and joint lubrication properties. In addition, the Green Lip Mussel Extract contains a nutrition-rich blend of natural protein, minerals and omega fatty acids.