There are an array of treatments for dogs with arthritis, which can mean finding the right one for your dog can be a challenge. While you should always listen to your dog’s vet and take their advice on board, we understand that many dog owners want to find the very best treatment available to help with their dog’s pain. Well, hopefully, the list of arthritis treatments below can help you find the very best one for your dog.
Treatments for dogs with arthritis
Nonsteroidal, anti-inflammatory drugs are an excellent way to start your dog’s treatment for arthritis. They can be used while the more natural treatments begin their work to provide your dog with a bit of comfort. NSAIDs will help your dog cope with the pain from arthritis and also reduce the swelling around their joints. We don’t recommend that you use NSAIDs as a long-term solution for arthritis because this can lead to further complications and other health issues, but for a short-term treatment while other long-term treatments are taking their time to work they are excellent. Do not give your dog NSAIDs designed for humans; they can also cause further health complications. You should always ask your dog’s vet what they recommend you give your dog for their condition before giving your dog any medication.
Exercise and Diet
An exercise and diet regime is a wonderful treatment for arthritis because it is totally natural and very cost-effective. A diet of fresh vegetables can be used to help your dog loose weight which takes pressure off of their arthritic joint. While an exercise plan can help them build up muscle surrounding the arthritic joint to take even more pressure off of it. Including supplements in their diet can also mean that they can stop taking NSAIDs or other drugs and so you can create a totally natural treatment plan for their arthritis that is doing everything they need it to do.
Stem Cell Therapy
The other treatments in this article help your dog cope with the symptoms of arthritis, stem cell therapy can eliminate them entirely. By using stem cell therapy to treat your dog’s arthritis, you can effectively rebuild their joint and make it healthy once more. The way this works is by using the natural healing properties of stem cells. A stem cell is a newly developed cell that hasn’t been given a role by the body yet. By activating them in our lab and then injecting them into the arthritic joint, they will begin transforming into all the cells that your dog needs them to be. Unlike normal cells that grow a little more damaged than the ones they are replacing, stem cells form into healthy cells which means that your dog’s joint will become healthy once again. From there, you can use a diet and exercise regime to make sure that your dog is in great shape and won’t feel the effects of arthritis when it returns in a few years.
To learn more about all of the treatments for arthritis in dogs mentioned here, please see the other articles on our website or ask your dog’s vet if you have any questions.