Wednesday, July 6, 2011

No More Doggone Aches and Pains: Holistic Action Steps To Relieve Dog Joint Pain and Canine Arthritis

Are your dog's aches and pains preventing you from running around and playing like you used to? Here are some holistic action steps To relieve joint pain and canine arthritis:

Nutritional Supplements for Dogs and Cats with Joint Pain and Arthritis --There are many wonderful nutritional supplements available for dogs and cats that can really help. Be sure to look for a combination formula that contains not only Glucosamine, Chondroitin and MSM, but also key nutrients such as green lipped mussel and herbs such as Boswellia and Turmeric. Amazing Arthrosoothe, and Curcumin for Pets can give dogs and cats a great deal of pain relief. The Pet Arthritis Package including curcumin for pets is a combination homeopathic that helps to reduce the toxins in the joints and also give wonderful pain relief. Curcumin is a powerful anti-inflammatory that can be used with dogs and cats. The three products Arthrosoothe, Amazing Omegas and Curcumin for Pets can be purchased together in our Arthritis and Joint Pain Package at a discounted price. Also, SAMe has been scientifically proven to help with arthritis pain. This is a great choice if you have a senior dog that also has elevated liver enzymes. If the pain is deferred from an organ, such as the kidneys or liver, supporting these organs with nutritional supplements such as Renelix can be especially helpful as well.

Acupuncture-- Acupuncture is a healthy option to increase your dog’s mobility, reduce pain and enhance immune function. Many holistic veterinarians are now offering acupuncture and chiropractic care for their patients. Acupuncture is the practice of stimulating certain locations on the body by inserting needles into specific points influencing the physiological functioning of an area or the whole body. The needles stimulate the sensory afferent nerves which send impulses to the spinal cord and then to different parts of the brain. When these nerves are stimulated, they release different biochemicals and neurotransmitters throughout the body. Traditionally, acupuncture has been used to relieve pain and inflammation associated with musculoskeletal problems involving arthritis or vertebral disc issues, but many pets have benefited from acupuncture with other conditions as well. Animals will experience some sensation and occasionally may experience some temporary discomfort, although the procedure may be virtually painless for others. Most animals become very relaxed and may even become sleepy.

Weight Management-- Many times pets with joint and muscle pain are overweight. The excess weight will hasten the development of canine arthritis by increasing the pressure on the joints. It is important that you work with your veterinarian or nutritionist to give your pet a diet that helps your pet maintain an optimal weight. For some, switching to a raw food diet can be helpful in weight reduction although this may not be the appropriate diet for all dogs.

Daily Exercise A short 15 minute walk with your dog each day can do a world of good. For your dog, it is a chance to increase circulation, burn some calories and smell the world around him or her. Walking can reduce pain by stretching muscles and reducing stiffness. For you, it is a wonderful bonding experience and can be a social time too. Try to plan your day so that you both can benefit!

Diet - Dogs with joint pain can greatly benefit from Omega 3 fatty acids. These nutrients are called “essential fatty acids” because they must be obtained from the diet and cannot be manufactured in the body. If your dog is experiencing joint pain, please be sure to add Amazing Omegas (omega 3 fish oil) and/or Nupro (flax seed whole food supplement) to their diet. Omegas can make quite a difference not only in supporting joint health but giving dogs a beautiful, lustrous coat.

Nutritional Supplements --There are many wonderful nutritional supplements available for dogs that can really help. Be sure to look for a combination formula that contains not only Glucosamine, Chondroitin and MSM, but also key nutrients such as green lipped mussel and herbs such as Boswellia and Turmeric. Arthrosoothe, and Inflammatone can give dogs a great deal of pain relief. Arthritis Package including curcumin for pets is a combination homeopathic that helps to reduce the toxins in the joints and also give wonderful pain relief. Curcumin is a powerful anti-inflammatory that can be used with dogs and cats. The three products Arthrosoothe, Amazing Omegas and Curcumin for Pets can be purchased together in our Arthritis and Joint Pain Package at a discounted price. Also, SAMe has been scientifically proven to help with arthritis pain. This is a great choice if you have a senior dog that also has elevated liver enzymes. If the pain is deferred from an organ, such as the kidneys or liver, supporting these organs with nutritional supplements such as Renelix can be especially helpful as well.

You can bring the sprint back into your dog’s step by taking action and using these recommendations to help your dog. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us at support@askariel.com

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