Arthritis and joint pain are among the most common ailments in adult dogs, and it can keep them from living their life to the fullest and being active.
In fact, arthritis affects one in every five adult dogs in the U.S. and is one of the most common sources of chronic pain that veterinarians treat.1 It affects dogs (and people for that matter) by causing inflammation and pain in the joints.
Since your dog can't tell you about the pain they might be experiencing, it's important to be on the lookout for any of the symptoms above and talk to your vet about the possibility that your dog has arthritis.
Fortunately, there are some simple, natural remedies for arthritis in dogs that work well in alleviating some of the aches and pains that come with arthritis.
Remedy #1: The spice turmeric.
Turmeric is spice traditionally used in curry and is found in many Indian dishes. It is also a natural anti-inflammatory.
Rheumatoid arthritis, which affects many dogs, is an inflammatory form of arthritis where the synovial membrane in the joint is attacked and becomes swollen and inflamed.
So, if your vet has diagnosed rheumatoid arthritis, giving your dog turmeric is a good way to reduce the inflammation in his joints.
You can sprinkle it on their dry or canned food. The dosage amount is different depending on the size of your dog, but generally you can use one sixteenth of a tsp twice a day for small dogs and up to 1/4 of a tsp twice daily for medium to large size dogs.2 Keep in mind that it does have a spicy flavor that can be offensive to dogs, so be sure to blend it in well.
You can also add turmeric (1 to 2 tbsp) to your next batch of dog treats! It'll give them a nice yellow color.
Your dog will love our Rosemary Cheddar Savory Dog Delights with the simple but amazing flavor combination of cheddar cheese and rosemary. They also contain a dose of turmeric, which is a great anti-inflammatory.
Remedy #2: Add glucosamine to your next batch of homemade treats. Glucosamine retains its effectiveness at temperatures of 375° and below.
Osteoarthritis is where cartilage in the joints becomes stiff and even wears away in some areas. This can cause bones to rub against each other which causes severe pain.
Each person is able to produce a certain amount of glucosamine. As people and dogs age, our bodies lose the ability to produce glucosamine naturally, so cartilage in our joints begins to break down.Click here for a great recipe for No-Bake Peanut Butter Balls With Glucosamine.
Glucosamine is a natural herbal supplement with a track record in soothing the symptoms of arthritis while restoring and regenerating damage in the joints.3
When adding glucosamine to a batch of treats, use the liquid form, which can be found in most health and specialty grocery stores.
A good starting dosage is approximately 750 mg of glucosamine for every 50 pounds of body weight.3
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Use the above natural remedies for arthritis in dogs to help ease your dog's pain and get them moving again.
Beggles Dog Treats offers information and opinions from our own experience and from research done online. We aren't a substitute for professional veterinary diagnosis or treatment. Please consult with your veterinarian before taking any of our home remedies; only your vet can give you advice based on your pet's own unique needs and medical history.