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Wanting to cure and relieve the symptoms of arthritis in your dog is a very good thing. In some situations, your veterinarian can prescribe safe and effective anti-inflammatory medications to relieve acute pain. However, many dog owners ignore the fact that there are effective natural remedies for treating dog arthritis in the long term.
When we mention natural remedies for treating certain diseases in dogs (as in humans), it’s important to be careful and stay informed by a professional. Indeed, fashionable natural solutions can be just as dangerous for your dog’s health if they don’t work and you give them this treatment over time. Here are the natural treatments that our veterinarians recommend to relieve your dog’s arthritis:
Chondroitin is a component of cartilage that helps keep it hydrated and therefore gives it a certain elasticity and flexibility. Supplement preparations that contain it may therefore have positive effects on the anabolic process and can help reduce inflammation. For its part, the glucosamine sulphate present in nutritional supplements is a product that serves as a synthesis of several elements present in tissues such as cartilage. These nutritional supplements exist in the form of powders, chewable tablets, or bites that you can give to your dog according to their preferences.
How do they work? In case of arthritis and the dog’s old age, the chondrocytes (the cells that protect the cartilage) can no longer accomplish their task of producing the two substances glucosamine and chondroitin. Taking these two substances by way of a nutritional supplement can therefore improve the condition of the dog’s joints. However, nutritional supplements must be dosed adequately and taken over a relatively long period of several months.
The essential fatty acids also known as omega-3s are very important for keeping your pet in good health. In addition to having a beneficial effect on arthritis-related pain, they can also relieve other conditions, such as itching and skin disorders. Omega-3s can’t be made naturally by the body, so they must be consumed through a rich diet. For example, they’re found mainly in fatty fish (salmon, sardines, etc.), which are widely appreciated by our four-legged friends. In addition to relieving your pet’s pain, their coat will also benefit from their effects.
The solutions for helping your dog combat their pain aren’t lacking. Indeed, if the methods you’ve tried so far haven’t been effective enough, you can give your pet collagen supplements, which will help reduce the degradation of the joints. Flexadin, for example, is a nutritional supplement that contains active components known for their soothing and regenerative properties.
To work, these nutritional supplement preparations must be dosed and prepared very carefully. In addition, their intakes and dosages must be followed perfectly.
When your dog’s arthritis symptoms persist or worsen, with or without taking natural medical remedies, it’s recommended to consult a veterinarian who can relieve your pet’s pain.