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Home Remedies For Joint Pain In Dogs

Home Remedies For Joint Pain In Dogs

Possible Diseases

  • Hip Dysplasia
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  • Hypertrophic Osteodystrophy
  • Elbow Dysplasia
  • Anaplasma
  • Ehrlichiosis
  • Hepatozoonosis
  • Leishmaniasis
  • Hepatic Amyloidosis
  • Histoplasmosis

Home Remedies For Joint Pain

1. Make sure your dog is active enough:

Like humans, dogs need regular exercise to maintain healthy physical and psychological health. If your dog is has a very sedentary lifestyle or overweight, consider working more exercise into their daily routine. Visit the dog park more often, schedule a puppy play date with a brisk dog, or add a second walk by hiring dog walkers. Check the apps on your smartphone, there are dog walkers available. Regular walking and playing with your dog helps their joints work better and reduces joint pain. Dogs exercising or playing more are associated with a lower lameness score (on par with the benefits of NSAIDs).

2. Weight Management:

There are few studies that state obese dogs have a higher mortality rate than normal dogs (both are of the same age). This is due to the complications that develop such as blood pressure, heart conditions, and respiratory crisis. Check with your vet to help you decide the most fitting foods for your dog. Depending on their life stage, Puppies need a formulated food that will meet their specific nutritional needs. Moreover, a small-breed puppies' nutrient profile requirement is different of large-breed puppies. Older dogs need a different formulation for optimal health. More importantly, dogs with certain diseases or health conditions have very specific nutritional requirements.

3. Supplementing For Healthy Joints:

Omega-3 fatty acids, Cannabidiol oil, Glucosamine, and chondroitin sulfate. Chondroprotectants – glucosamine and chondroitin drugs facilitate by restraining enzymes that contribute to cartilage breakdown.

4. Try other types of Physical Therapies:

This May include massage, ultrasound therapy, electric stimulation, and application of heat and cold to help relieve pain in the joints. Hydrotherapy (or aquatic therapy) is a type of physical therapy utilizing the buoyancy of water where dogs perform certain exercises in water and it helps to maintain the strength of joints and muscle mass.

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