Natural Treatments For Arthritis In Dogs

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Natural Treatments For Arthritis In Dogs

by Jean Morgan

Growing up, I was fortunate enough to have a mother who didn't believe that modern medicine was the answer to everything. Instead of taking me to the doctor, she'd stuff me with vitamin C and other nutrients. I'm no worse for wear because of it. Well, the same thing is true with animals. There are many natural treatments for dogs that work wonders for what ails them. In this article, we're going to go over some natural treatments for your dog's arthritis that I think you will find work wonders. I have no doubt that after trying some of these both you and your dog will be a lot happier.

First, let me explain why treating your dog's arthritis with drugs is not the way to go. With anti inflammatory medications, referred to as NSAIDs, there is a great risk of both liver and gastrointestinal damage, just as the case with humans. Ultimately, while these drugs may relieve the arthritic symptoms of your dog, they will ultimately lead to worse problems in the long run, especially if these drugs are taken for an extended period of time. So NSAIDs are not the way you want to go. So, if that's the case, then what road do we want to travel down in treating your dog's arthritis?

One of the best treatments for arthritis in dogs, that is totally natural, is through giving your dog a high quality Glucosamine / Chondroitin sulfate supplement. The reason these supplements work so well is because Glucosamine helps stimulate proteins that are found in your dogs joints. It is these proteins that help ward off arthritis to begin with. Truth is, if you started giving your dog these supplements at an early age, there is a good chance that he'd never develop arthritis at all.

Another great supplement is MSM, or what is commonly called Methylsulfonylmethane by those in the field of science. For us common folks, MSM will do just fine. This chemical compound is literally found in every cell of our bodies, and our dog's bodies as well. A daily dose of this will greatly increase the flexibility of your dog by keeping the connective tissue in his body healthy.

Also important is diet. By preparing home cooked meals instead of feeding your dog something out of a can, you will greatly improve the overall health of your dog, thus decreasing the chances of him getting arthritis in his later years. Also, please try to get your dog the highest quality kibble that you can find.

There are also quite a few herbal remedies on the market that are made for treating a number of conditions in dogs, including arthritis. The results of these will vary from dog to dog, but many have show to be quite effective for treating arthritis, even in its advanced stages.

It is suggested to go with these natural treatments first and only resort to anti inflammatory medications if all else fails. The side effects of these medications can be deadly, and your dog certainly deserves better than that.

After all, he's the best friend you'll ever want to have.

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