Are You Looking for Arthritis Dog Remedy

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Are You Looking for Arthritis Dog Remedy

by Mary Rose Antonio

Fortunately there are arthritis dog remedy available that are holistic. Many dogs with arthritis are overweight. Excess weight increases stress on the joints and exacerbates arthritis pain. Dogs with arthritis need a diet rich in antioxidants, essential fatty acids - especially Omega 3s - enzymes and quality whole foods.

When searching for arthritis dog help, make sure you are following a natural, holistic approach. First, give your dog a diet with as many whole food ingredients as possible. Stay away from dog food with ingredients containing BHA, BHT, and ethoxyquin. These additives cause wear and tear on your dog's health and arthritis conditions.

Give your dog plenty of fresh vegetables rich with vitamins, minerals, enzymes, and antioxidants and consider integrating some raw dog foods into his diet.

Use lean, natural sources of protein such as wild salmon and meats free of hormones and antibiotics.

A variety of supplements can help alleviate the aches and inflammation of arthritis. One of the most important is glucosamine sulfate. It contains glucosamine and sulfate naturally found in and around tendons, ligaments and connective tissue. It has anti-inflammatory and joint regenerating properties.

Relaxing and soothing massage is another good remedy for arthritis. It can relieve some of the pain by releasing the tension in the tight muscles. Massage also releases endorphins which are chemicals produced by the brain that block pain.

Massage strokes should not be applied directly to a joint, but only to the soft tissue that surrounds the joint.

Before attempting massage on your dog, you may want to practice the strokes on yourself first. This will give you a sense of the amount of pressures to apply when suing massage on your dog.

Remember that the area you are massaging will be sensitive and applying too much pressure may evoke a bite.

Mary Rose Antonio is a physical therapist for 20 years now and is passionate about natural healing. She is also an owner of where she discusses about dog behavior problems , training, and health.

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