what helps an old dog with arthritis?

what helps an old dog with arthritis?

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Christina Chambreau
5 years ago

Dr. Krista and others had great suggestions, Sharon. As an integrative practitioner, I would add/modify a few.  I would like to know where you live as that may change some of my suggestions.   Weight right for sure. Try a great senior diet. My favorite is a fresh food diet that will provide all the essentials needed to keep a senior dog healthy in many ways. There are a lot of great books to guide you, or you can consult with a pet nutritionist or an integrative veterinarian. Newest books are: My favorite newest books to guide you are: Steve… Read more »

Judy Kuehn
5 years ago

Cosequin is also a great glucosamine-chondroitin supplement.  Continue taking walks, and giving your pet a gentle exercise routine as well as a warm place to sleep.  We also got a ramp for our elderly dog so he could continue car rides.  Lifting 125 pounds in and out was a chore for us, but the ramp let him enjoy life for some time longer.  Finally, ask your vet for an anti-inflammatory pain med…

Kailey Rhoades
5 years ago

For my 11 year old lab, I use the herbal mixture linked here. http://store.firmeadowllc.com/product_info.php?cPath=26&products_id=216 

 It works great!  I’d also add a glucosamine supplement such as these if it was really bad.