There’s a lot of natural remedies for arthritis, in fact, we wrote about a couple of them in our last article that are excellent for treating this long-term condition. If you haven’t read that article, please do go back and read it because we think you will find it very helpful.
The key to natural remedies for arthritis is finding the right ones for your dog, and this isn’t always easy. While we can tell you what our patients are using, we can’t necessarily tell you what is right for your dog. This is something that you have to find out by using the natural remedies available and seeing if they help. However, today we are going to write about a natural remedy for arthritis in dogs that has a huge success rate because of how easy it is to get great results.
A natural remedy for arthritis in dogs that actually works
Diet and exercise
Yep, that’s right, this natural remedy is as simple as getting your dog a little healthier. Now, we aren’t saying that your dog is fat, but there are a lot of dogs in the UK that could benefit from shedding a little weight. This is even more true for a dog with arthritis. You see, a healthy diet of fresh vegetables will help your dog shed any excess weight that they don’t need, weight that is pressing down on their arthritic joint causing them more pain.
The exercise portion of this natural remedy helps your dog build muscle. We aren’t asking you to create the new Hulk here, just build up a bit of muscle surrounding the joints of your dog to further take weight off of the joint. Building muscle can be done quite easily, you could take your dog for a walk each day (if they love to run a lot this might not be the best way), you can also look into hydrotherapy (walking on a treadmill in water) or swimming (if your dog is a strong swimmer). These are excellent ways of building muscle and taking pressure off of an arthritic joint.
Combining the natural remedy mentioned in this article with the ones that we mentioned in our last article can mean that these are the only treatments that your dog needs for their arthritis. Of course, you can use medication in conjunction with all of these treatments too if you notice that your dog is in a lot of pain, but the idea of the treatments that we have mentioned this week is to take the need for medication away entirely without taking away any of the pain relief.
If you would like to find out more about the remedies for arthritis in dogs mentioned in this article or the other one from this week, you can on here. We have a massive library of articles on here that go into a lot of detail about these natural treatments for dog arthritis. We also have other articles that go into detail about the non-natural treatments that might be of use if your dog is still in the early stages of the condition.