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10 Natural Ways to Relieve Pet’s Joint Pain

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At some point in your dog’s life, he or she will experience joint pain caused by chronic conditions like arthritis as he ages or injuries.

If your dogs suffer from joint issues, your veterinarian will probably recommend NSAID non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs such as Metacam, Previcox, and dramaxx to relieve Pain.

Unfortunately, these drugs can have some health risks for your dog like liver damage, kidney toxicity,…

The good news is that there are 10 natural ways to help your dog live pain-free. however, you have to keep in mind that before using any of these drugs be sure to consult your veterinarian.

1.keep moving

dog walking with his owner

The first you have to do as an owner is to revamp your dog’s exercise routine if he is diagnosed with arthritis, it is very important to stay active for joint health. Instead of hard workouts, long walks, try shorter walks.

2.maintain a healthy weight

dog eats

If your dog suffers from obesity you must start a weight loss regimen, and if he or she is at a healthy weight be he or she is diagnosed with arthritic, be sure to maintain a healthy diet and soft exercises.

3.laser therapy

dog visiting vet

Thanks to science and innovations laser therapy are a new Technic that reduces inflammation and pain in pets. Your dog’s schedule will be determined by your veterinarian based on your dog’s individual needs. keep in mind that the treatments are painless and quick.

4.Massage therapy

 

dog getting massage

Just like a human’s massage, a pet’s massage relieves stiff muscles and aching joints.

5.Prevent slipping

dog laying down

In order to prevent slipping, as an owner you have a series of throw rugs, keep toenails trimmed and consider friction socks.

6.Provide a supportive orthopedic dog bed

dog setting in his bed

Try to have a bed that is designed for pups with arthritis.

7.Supplements

Glucosamine, Chondroitin, and MSM are supplements that you will find in the market, but It’s very important to choose a supplement that gives the correct therapeutic dosage for your dog’s needs and be sure that the supplement is made from the highest quality ingredients.

8.acupuncture

dog doing acupuncture

Just like humans, the acupuncture trend has become quite popular in the animal world.

9.physical therapy

dog doing physical therapy

Fortunately, there are a lot of centers that offer advanced services for dogs with arthritis or injuries, or mobility issues. You will find highly trained staff offering great services for your dogs and great advice for you.

10.add anti-inflammatory foods to your dog’s diet

Some foods are known to have natural anti-inflammatory properties such as papaya, alfalfa, celery, and ginger. But before giving any of these foods you should consult your veterinarian.

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