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Ways To Ease Your Dog’s Arthritis

Are you seeing signs of trouble with your canine companion? They give out a deep groan when they lie down. It's no longer possible for them to jump up on their favorite chair. A stiff walk has replaced an easy run. When it becomes an effort to do things that were once second nature, your dog is probably in pain. It could be arthritis-caused joint pain. Arthritis in dogs is not uncommon. Dogs are living longer now than in the past, but their odds of arthritis increases with those extended years. Osteoarthritis, DJD (degenerative joint disease) and other bone and joint diseases can plague dogs as they age, more so in certain breeds.

Let's look at the age-related degenerative condition of our furry friends and what can be done about this form of arthritis.

Bodywork and Massages

To help with atrophying muscles, stimulate blood flow through a well-deserved and appreciated dog muscle massage. In most areas of the country, certified canine massage therapists can be easily found. Most of the time, they're happy to show you their techniques.

It can also be soothing for sore joints to apply a warm compress. Be careful, however, that excess heat does not cause an injury or burn.

Household Techniques

Well away from damp or cold drafts, provide your canine companion with well-padded bedding. As a bonus, pressure point callous development can be somewhat prevented in this manner. It's advised that you get your furry friend a ramp or padded/carpeted steps to get off and on the couch or bed. It's also helpful, if you have slippery surfaces, to acquire non-skid flooring. To negotiate stairs leading to the out-of-doors, a gently sloped ramp makes coming and going easier for your dog.

Supplements

To promote joint health and healthy cartilage, there are numerous joint supplements on the market today. Shortly, we will introduce you to one of the most effective, premium, high-quality hip and joint care supplements available – and where to find it.

With these types of supplements, in general, varying combinations of substances may be utilized. Once a dog’s joints and muscles have developed – around one year of age – supplements can begin.

Additional treatments can include the following:

  • Therapeutic laser treatment
  • Exercise
  • Complementary therapy (acupuncture, Chinese herbs, etc.)
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • … and more

Please remember that unless you consult your veterinarian, over-the-counter human pain medicine should not be given to your dog. From a variety of what were thought to be innocuous pills, numerous dogs have tragically died. This includes a dog who was only five years old but received ibuprofen for several days. Not only is this toxic to cats, ibuprofen is toxic to dogs, as well.

Get Your Dog’s Joint Supplements Through Barx Nutrition

We love our furry friends and always want the best in life for them. That means living as pain-free as possible. So, you can share the special moments of your life with your canine companion – and do it longer – we recommend our all-natural Premium Hip and Joint Care formula that’s made in an FDA approved, GMP certified facility. 

Contact us today at Barx Nutrition, if you have any questions about our Premium Hip and Joint Care formula.