Do you have questions about whether to use conventional dog arthritis treatment or holistic medicine for dogs?
common areas of arthritis in dogs
We understand that this can be a difficult decision,
as we have been there and have tried both conventional and holistic veterinarian medicine for our own elderly dogs.
Just like humans, dogs can get arthritis…unfortunately it's part of aging.
But don't worry, there are many things you can do to help make your companion feel better.
A well thought out dog arthritis treatment is a great way to help and manage this debilitating condition.
Symptoms To Watch For
If you are seeing some or all of these symptoms, make sure to get an accurate diagnosis from a veterinarian so they can take x-rays, do a blood work up and MRI.
The great news is that a dog arthritis treatment, whether with herbs or prescriptions can provide relief from pain and stiffness.
Since we like holistic medicine for dogs and our other pets we will share some of the options that have worked really great for us.
Then we will list conventional dog arthritis medicine choices.
This is by far our favorite way to treat this condition.
Our dogs have been on Rimadyl, Deramaxx and baby aspirin and they did what they said they would do.
Yet we felt the potential side effects, the constant worry and the expense of the blood tests, weren't enough to convince us to continue with this method.
That is when we tried…
Yet you can also give your pup massages yourself.
Concentrate on the muscles that surround the hip, back and shoulder joints.
Use circular motions on the affected area for as long as you companion wants.
There are no side effects and it works by creating a fluid already present in your body called synovial fluid. It works effectively in repairing damaged joints and reducing pain by cushioning the tissues around the joint.
The added bonus is that they are safe for your dogs’ liver.
So you see you don’t have to settle for
conventional medications when there are so many other options like homeopathy,
massage therapy, and Chinese herbs when it comes to dog arthritis treatments.
Do not use Ibuprofen as it is toxic to dogs
Rimadyl works by lower the hormones that cause pain so should not be used on dogs that have liver disease, are breeding, pregnant or lactating.
The bad news about Rimadyl is that it can cause liver damage so it is really important to monitor your pups blood monthly to be sure no terrible side effects are occurring.
With Deramaxx the liver enzymes must be watched closely.
Monitor your dog’s health when on this drug as well.
No matter which pain treatment you choose for your dogs arthritis, use the one that you feel is the best for his or her long term health, happiness and well being.
Keep in mind that you don’t have to settle for conventional medications when there are so many other options like homeopathy, massage therapy, and Chinese herbs.