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Arthritis Pain Relief For Dogs - Simple Home Remedies That Work


Did you know that arthritis affects one in five dogs over the age of seven? It is a painful condition that affects the joints and can occur in your pet's neck, hips, shoulders, elbows and back. However, there are many simple solutions that you can provide at home that will relieve the aches and pains in your dog's joints.

Change Your Dog's Diet

Easy enough and it worked for my dog. Be sure you are providing a high-quality dog food with no added preservatives, food colorings, wheat, corn or soy products. It would be preferable to get a dog food that is low fat AND has low carbohydrates, but unfortunately there is no such thing as a low-carb dog food. Just be aware that grains (which make up a large component of dry dog food) tend to increase inflammation and aggravate arthritis. A better alternative would be to switch to home-prepared meals with either cooked or raw meats and vegetables.

However, if you don't want to prepare meals for your pet, then cut back on the dry food and start adding a cup of fresh veggie "salad" every day. Celery is excellent for the joints. I often chop up lettuce, celery, cucumber, some carrot, and any other fresh vegetables I have on hand. Just make sure to cut all vegetables into very small pieces for easy digestion (a food processor is perfect for this) and don't use onions or mushrooms as they may be toxic to your dog.

Provide Supplements That Reduce Arthritic Swelling and Pain

Give your dog a glucosamine tablet. Glucosamine helps the body manufacture glycosaminoglycans, which is designed to maintain cartilage structure. The recommended dosage is ¼ mg of a 500mg tablet per 10 pounds of body weight once a day. Preferably use a glucosamine tablet that also contains Chondroitin Sulfate. This supplement helps to attract water into the cartilage for added nutrition and lubrication. It also seems to inhibit excessive cartilage destroying enzymes.

Methylsulfonylmethane (MSM) is a naturally occurring organic dietary sulphur that has been shown in studies to relieve arthritic pain, slow joint deterioration and reduce inflammation with no negative side effects.

Dogs don't usually get enough Omega 3 fatty acids in their diets. Omega 3 helps to regulate pressure in the joints, among many other things. A good source for this is fish oil capsules. Additional vitamin E will also be needed since adding more oil to the body increases the need for this vitamin.

Reduce Excess Weight

Extra weight on a dog puts extra pressure on the joints and causes more pain and swelling. Begin by reducing the amount of treats given, cut back a bit on food, and provide a lower fat diet for your dog. Exercising is also important. If possible, take your dog out for several shorter 10 to 15 minute walks each day rather than going for one long walk. Another great strategy is to take your dog swimming. They'll get the exercise without stressing the joints. A bathtub works well for very small dogs. However, if your dog is a landlubber and hates water don't push the issue.

Keep Your Dog Warm and Cozy on Cold, Damp Days

Set up a soft bed or some layers of fleece in the area where your dog normally sleeps. If your dog usually stays outside, then provide an insulated dog house with soft bedding on the floor. Be sure the doorway is somewhat sheltered and facing away from the wind. Better yet, bring them inside when it's cold and/or wet.

Apply Moist Heat

Apply a hot water bottle with warm water or use a towel soaked in warm water that's been wrung out to your dog's aching joints. Moist heat penetrates deeply and provides welcomed relief. Do not use a heating pad as it may get too hot for the dog and burn them especially if your dog has limited mobility - they may not be able to get up and move away from a pad that is too hot.

Raise Your Dog's Food and Water Dish

If your pet has arthritis in their neck or shoulders, consider raising their food and water bowls so they don't have to bend their head down to eat.

Give Your Pet a Massage

Don't we all love to have sore muscles rubbed? Gently rub around the affected joint and massage the surrounding muscles. This gentle kneading and the heat from your hands should ease some of the pain.

Use a Ramp For The Stairs

If your dog has a hard time going up and down stairs, think about buying or making a ramp that can be laid over the stairs so your dog can more easily maneuver them. This is especially useful for when they need to go outside to "do their thing" or are required to jump into a truck for a trip to the vet.

Additional alternatives include herbal and homeopathic products, acupressure, acupuncture, and chiropractic care. Safer and often just as effective, these are just some of the things that you can do at home for your dog to give them relief from arthritic pain.

Is your dog sick and getting sicker by the day? Are you searching for answers and alternative solutions to your dog's health care problems? Visit Caring for Canines, a web site that focuses on holistic approaches to dog health issues => http://www.caringforcanines.com

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For the love of pets: Finding Dr. Right for your pet  The Mercury News

Pets of the Week: May 6, 2021 - WSIL TV
Pets of the Week: May 6, 2021  WSIL TV

Tampa Bay area pets hoping to be adopted - Tampa Bay Times
Tampa Bay area pets hoping to be adopted  Tampa Bay Times

Orange County Animal Services Overwhelmed, Caring for Nearly 300 Pets - Orange County Government, Florida
Orange County Animal Services Overwhelmed, Caring for Nearly 300 Pets  Orange County Government, Florida

Boa constrictor saved, MDC reminds people not to ‘dump’ unwanted pets - KTVI Fox 2 St. Louis
Boa constrictor saved, MDC reminds people not to ‘dump’ unwanted pets  KTVI Fox 2 St. Louis

In Seattle, the pandemic separates pets from owners — but there's help - Crosscut
In Seattle, the pandemic separates pets from owners — but there's help  Crosscut

Pets on the Plaza: Meet Cherokee - 47abc - WMDT
Pets on the Plaza: Meet Cherokee - 47abc  WMDT

Pandemic Pets and Pet Companionship: Seven Benefits/Considerations for Care Coordination and Estate Planning - JD Supra
Pandemic Pets and Pet Companionship: Seven Benefits/Considerations for Care Coordination and Estate Planning  JD Supra

‘Pet anxiety is real’: More employers willing to allow pandemic-pets when staff return to the office - Digiday
‘Pet anxiety is real’: More employers willing to allow pandemic-pets when staff return to the office  Digiday

China's netizens call for crackdown after "blind box" pet rescue - Reuters
China's netizens call for crackdown after "blind box" pet rescue  Reuters

Charleston Animal Society helping pets in a unique way - Live 5 News WCSC
Charleston Animal Society helping pets in a unique way  Live 5 News WCSC

With more pandemic pets, officials want you to leash up - WCAX
With more pandemic pets, officials want you to leash up  WCAX

Pets of the Week - Chico Enterprise-Record
Pets of the Week  Chico Enterprise-Record

Denver Animal Protection awarded $50,000 grant to keep pets with their owners during pandemic - FOX31 Denver
Denver Animal Protection awarded $50,000 grant to keep pets with their owners during pandemic  FOX31 Denver

IndyHumane takes part in worldwide push to find pets forever homes - WISHTV.com
IndyHumane takes part in worldwide push to find pets forever homes  WISHTV.com

‘Melon seedlings make good pets’: how lockdown made us love houseplants - The Guardian
‘Melon seedlings make good pets’: how lockdown made us love houseplants  The Guardian

Meet our pets of the week: A bonded pair of dogs, a duck and a bunny - STLtoday.com
Meet our pets of the week: A bonded pair of dogs, a duck and a bunny  STLtoday.com

Great River Rescue to host pet wellness clinic - Bemidji Pioneer
Great River Rescue to host pet wellness clinic  Bemidji Pioneer

Low-cost rabies clinic for pets to take place in Marietta - WTAP-TV
Low-cost rabies clinic for pets to take place in Marietta  WTAP-TV

Vote 4 the Best: Pets - Voting - WDIV ClickOnDetroit
Vote 4 the Best: Pets - Voting  WDIV ClickOnDetroit

The Unshakeable Interspecies Bond of Pet Moms - Vogue
The Unshakeable Interspecies Bond of Pet Moms  Vogue

Pets may need help adjusting to changing times - FOX10 News
Pets may need help adjusting to changing times  FOX10 News

Empty the Shelters: Help pets find forever homes this week - WOODTV.com
Empty the Shelters: Help pets find forever homes this week  WOODTV.com

Premier Ford, please ban the use of pet dogs and cats in research - Yahoo Finance
Premier Ford, please ban the use of pet dogs and cats in research  Yahoo Finance

Guest Essay: NY should not rush to ban pet stores - The Daily News Online
Guest Essay: NY should not rush to ban pet stores  The Daily News Online

How Losing a Pet Can Make You Stronger - The New York Times
How Losing a Pet Can Make You Stronger  The New York Times

Adoptable Pets of the Week: Dana - San Clemente Times
Adoptable Pets of the Week: Dana  San Clemente Times

Stolen pet dies shortly after return - WILX-TV
Stolen pet dies shortly after return  WILX-TV

Adoptable Pets of the week | Featured Content | suncoastnews.com - Suncoast News
Adoptable Pets of the week | Featured Content | suncoastnews.com  Suncoast News

Couple Who Fed Puppies Only Vegan Food Are Banned From Owning Pets, Fined - Newsweek
Couple Who Fed Puppies Only Vegan Food Are Banned From Owning Pets, Fined  Newsweek

Pet of the week is ready to be your cuddling companion - ABC 4
Pet of the week is ready to be your cuddling companion  ABC 4

Pets of the Week at Burke County Animal Services - Morganton News Herald
Pets of the Week at Burke County Animal Services  Morganton News Herald

Blue Ridge Humane Society offers pet loss peer support group - Mountain Xpress
Blue Ridge Humane Society offers pet loss peer support group  Mountain Xpress

Barking news: Political pets are relevant again - uscannenbergmedia.com
Barking news: Political pets are relevant again  uscannenbergmedia.com

Man allegedly killing pets has St. Louis neighborhood up in arms - CBS News
Man allegedly killing pets has St. Louis neighborhood up in arms  CBS News

Pet Connection: Meet Gru - KVRR
Pet Connection: Meet Gru  KVRR

10 Cute Mother's Day Gifts for Devoted Pet Parents - PEOPLE
10 Cute Mother's Day Gifts for Devoted Pet Parents  PEOPLE

NYS Senate passes bill banning pet stores from selling dogs, cats and rabbits - RochesterFirst
NYS Senate passes bill banning pet stores from selling dogs, cats and rabbits  RochesterFirst

Pet of the week | SkyHiNews.com - Sky Hi News
Pet of the week | SkyHiNews.com  Sky Hi News

KCBD’s Pet of the Day: Meet Brother - KCBD
KCBD’s Pet of the Day: Meet Brother  KCBD

Column: Pet tax needed to Cure Bay State's birthrate blues - The Local Ne.ws
Column: Pet tax needed to Cure Bay State's birthrate blues  The Local Ne.ws

Pet Supermarket Honors a 'Teacher's Pet' that Helps Students Learn - Coral Springs Talk
Pet Supermarket Honors a 'Teacher's Pet' that Helps Students Learn  Coral Springs Talk

Global Pet Care E-commerce Market Report 2021 Featuring Amazon, Chewy, PETstock. BarkBox, PetSmart, Walmart, PetMed Express, Petco Animal Supplies, TABcom, Nestle, & PetFlow - ResearchAndMarkets.com - Yahoo Finance
Global Pet Care E-commerce Market Report 2021 Featuring Amazon, Chewy, PETstock. BarkBox, PetSmart, Walmart, PetMed Express, Petco Animal Supplies, TABcom, Nestle, & PetFlow - ResearchAndMarkets.com  Yahoo Finance

Kankakee man saves his family, pets from house fire - Kankakee Daily Journal
Kankakee man saves his family, pets from house fire  Kankakee Daily Journal

Animals stolen from Preuss Pets in Lansing - WLNS
Animals stolen from Preuss Pets in Lansing  WLNS

Hilton launches a dog menu for pets who helped their owners through the pandemic - CNN
Hilton launches a dog menu for pets who helped their owners through the pandemic  CNN

Global Pet Market – Analysis By Type, Pet Type, By Distribution Channel, By Region, : Market Insights, Covid - GlobeNewswire
Global Pet Market – Analysis By Type, Pet Type, By Distribution Channel, By Region, : Market Insights, Covid  GlobeNewswire

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Norton Fire Chief: Wise Co. home destroyed, pets killed in Tuesday night fire  WJHL-TV News Channel 11

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Megan Thee Stallion Pet Series Leads Snapchat’s Latest Original Lineup  Deadline

Mr. Handyman presents fifth annual "My 'Pet' Peeves" photo contest for National Pet Month - Franchising.com
Mr. Handyman presents fifth annual "My 'Pet' Peeves" photo contest for National Pet Month  Franchising.com

Pet of the Week: Speckle and Boint - WWLP.com
Pet of the Week: Speckle and Boint  WWLP.com

The time has come to start training the pets for your return to work - CNN
The time has come to start training the pets for your return to work  CNN

Pet Scene: Summit County's adoptable pets for the week of May 2 - Summit Daily News
Pet Scene: Summit County's adoptable pets for the week of May 2  Summit Daily News

German 'dead fraudster' exposed by pet poodle in Majorca - BBC News
German 'dead fraudster' exposed by pet poodle in Majorca  BBC News

‘The Traveling Zoo’: Life on the Road, With Pets at Their Side - The New York Times
‘The Traveling Zoo’: Life on the Road, With Pets at Their Side  The New York Times

Sunshine, Fresh Air, Painted Stones & Pet Memories - Greeneville Sun
Sunshine, Fresh Air, Painted Stones & Pet Memories  Greeneville Sun

City of Rochester implements ‘Pet Safety Net’ program - RochesterFirst
City of Rochester implements ‘Pet Safety Net’ program  RochesterFirst

Lawmakers want billions in government spending on unusual pet projects, Fox News investigation finds - Fox News
Lawmakers want billions in government spending on unusual pet projects, Fox News investigation finds  Fox News

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Need More Cute Animal Content? Follow the Pets of Netflix's Pet Stars on Instagram!  POPSUGAR

Adoptable pets from Arizona Humane Society and Maricopa County Animal Care (5/5/21) - ABC15 Arizona
Adoptable pets from Arizona Humane Society and Maricopa County Animal Care (5/5/21)  ABC15 Arizona

U.S. pet adoptions still strong as cats, dogs melt stress - Reuters
U.S. pet adoptions still strong as cats, dogs melt stress  Reuters

Pet ownership among higher-income households driving unprecedented pet spending - Pet Food Processing
Pet ownership among higher-income households driving unprecedented pet spending  Pet Food Processing

Top Three Distributors in Independent Pet Collaborate to Accelerate Sustainability - Pet Business Magazine
Top Three Distributors in Independent Pet Collaborate to Accelerate Sustainability  Pet Business Magazine

Does your pet need to be insured? – DU Clarion - DU Clarion
Does your pet need to be insured? – DU Clarion  DU Clarion

Pet of the Week for May 6, 2021 - Bakersfield Now
Pet of the Week for May 6, 2021  Bakersfield Now

CT Cutest Pet in CT Contest - FOX 61
CT Cutest Pet in CT Contest  FOX 61

The best air purifier for pet dander - WKRG News 5
The best air purifier for pet dander  WKRG News 5

5 arrested after Lady Gaga's dog walker shot, pets kidnapped: Police - ABC News
5 arrested after Lady Gaga's dog walker shot, pets kidnapped: Police  ABC News

Donate To Help Pet Food Pantry & Get Beer - LevittownNow.com
Donate To Help Pet Food Pantry & Get Beer  LevittownNow.com

Tampa Bay area pets looking for loving homes - Tampa Bay Times
Tampa Bay area pets looking for loving homes  Tampa Bay Times

Pets of the Week: April 29, 2021 - WSIL TV
Pets of the Week: April 29, 2021  WSIL TV

Birmingham pet owner blames vet clinic for death of dog after boarding - Alabama's News Leader
Birmingham pet owner blames vet clinic for death of dog after boarding  Alabama's News Leader

The global pet oral care products market was valued at USD 1,564.1 million in 2020 and is projected to register a CAGR of 6.6 % during the forecast period (2021-2026 - Yahoo Finance
The global pet oral care products market was valued at USD 1,564.1 million in 2020 and is projected to register a CAGR of 6.6 % during the forecast period (2021-2026  Yahoo Finance

Tampa Bay area pets hope to share their love with you - Tampa Bay Times
Tampa Bay area pets hope to share their love with you  Tampa Bay Times

GE Healthcare acquires Zionexa and its FDA-approved PET imaging agent - Mass Device
GE Healthcare acquires Zionexa and its FDA-approved PET imaging agent  Mass Device

Family Pet Triggers Fiery Concord Gas Station Crash - CBS San Francisco
Family Pet Triggers Fiery Concord Gas Station Crash  CBS San Francisco

Fire breaks out at pet crematorium in Virginia Beach - 13newsnow.com WVEC
Fire breaks out at pet crematorium in Virginia Beach  13newsnow.com WVEC

KRDO's Thursday Morning Pet of the Week - KRDO
KRDO's Thursday Morning Pet of the Week  KRDO

Over 40 Percent of Pet Parents Look at Their Cat or Dog as a 'Starter Child,' Survey Finds - PEOPLE
Over 40 Percent of Pet Parents Look at Their Cat or Dog as a 'Starter Child,' Survey Finds  PEOPLE

SARS-CoV-2 variant found in pets - American Veterinary Medical Association
SARS-CoV-2 variant found in pets  American Veterinary Medical Association

Central Garden & Pet Co (CENTA) Q2 2021 Earnings Call Transcript - Motley Fool
Central Garden & Pet Co (CENTA) Q2 2021 Earnings Call Transcript  Motley Fool

Humane Society president discusses the surge of pet ownership during the pandemic — and what animals can teach us - The Washington Post
Humane Society president discusses the surge of pet ownership during the pandemic — and what animals can teach us  The Washington Post

You can get a sneak peek at all the adorable pets before you adopt - KPRC Click2Houston
You can get a sneak peek at all the adorable pets before you adopt  KPRC Click2Houston

Ask 2: Can you drive with your pet on your lap? - KPRC Click2Houston
Ask 2: Can you drive with your pet on your lap?  KPRC Click2Houston

NutriSource Pet Foods' Formulas Put Health, Quality, and Community First - Hour Detroit Magazine
NutriSource Pet Foods' Formulas Put Health, Quality, and Community First  Hour Detroit Magazine

Pet Of The Week: Perfect Bonded Pair Of Pups Seeks Forever Home - Patch.com
Pet Of The Week: Perfect Bonded Pair Of Pups Seeks Forever Home  Patch.com

Family pet dies in Dayton house fire - WHIO Radio
Family pet dies in Dayton house fire  WHIO Radio

ND Today Adopt A Pet is Azriel - KFYR-TV
ND Today Adopt A Pet is Azriel  KFYR-TV

Pet Supplies Plus Supports National Pet ID Week Through Discounted Microchipping - PRNewswire
Pet Supplies Plus Supports National Pet ID Week Through Discounted Microchipping  PRNewswire

Austin Pets Alive! shines spotlight on ‘differently abled’ pups with mobility problems - KXAN.com
Austin Pets Alive! shines spotlight on ‘differently abled’ pups with mobility problems  KXAN.com

Pet Wise: Grooming pets provides health and safety benefits - Baltimore Sun
Pet Wise: Grooming pets provides health and safety benefits  Baltimore Sun

Petco Love Launches Game-Changing Centralized Solution To Help Reunite Lost Pets With Their Families - PRNewswire
Petco Love Launches Game-Changing Centralized Solution To Help Reunite Lost Pets With Their Families  PRNewswire

Central Garden & Pet (CENT) Q2 Earnings & Sales Beat, View Up - Yahoo Finance
Central Garden & Pet (CENT) Q2 Earnings & Sales Beat, View Up  Yahoo Finance

U.K. police hunt rabbit thief after giant celebrity pet Darius goes missing - NBC News
U.K. police hunt rabbit thief after giant celebrity pet Darius goes missing  NBC News

Photos: A look at presidential pets through the years - Journal Times
Photos: A look at presidential pets through the years  Journal Times

Petco launches national database to help find lost pets - Bizwomen - The Business Journals
Petco launches national database to help find lost pets - Bizwomen  The Business Journals

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Pet Food Companies Look to the Future With Cell-Cultured Meat  Modern Farmer

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Pet Of The Week: Mable – Oswego County Today  Oswego Daily News

NAMI in Collier County introduces pet therapy for those in need of a furry hug - Wink News
NAMI in Collier County introduces pet therapy for those in need of a furry hug  Wink News

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How Petco Is Using Data-Driven Marketing Tactics To Meet The Expanding Needs Of America’s Pet Parents  TVRev

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