We have all heard the expression that ‘dogs are man’s best friend. ‘ This is because when you need him or her they’re here for you, always wanting to assist and with a happy attitude. They are always glad to see you and be with you. Dogs are the number 1 choice of pet owners because they’re faithful, loving and extremely smart.
Sometimes arthritis is found in the wrist, elbows, jaw, and shoulders but you generally do not find it there. There are more than a hundred different types of medical conditions that may have an impact on your joints; it’ll be hard to treat your condition effectively unless you know exactly what your diagnosis is; get diagnosed as soon as possible. Osteoarthritis affects joints in a different form depending on their site in the body, causing various symptoms.
Prescribed canine pain relief such as antibiotics will help temporarily relieve pain, but the side effects may cause injury to the joints and other elements of your dog’s body such as stomach, the kidneys, and digestive system.
The most common natural pain relief for dogs is acupuncture, just the same thing as we get as humans. Acupuncture pain relief works with your dog’s immune system to boost and stimulate it from within in order to alleviate the pain.
You must understand if you choose to use acupuncture for pain relief for you dog, this won’t happen in one session and you must plan on more than one session and possibly some herbal pain relief to go along with the acupuncture. The herbal pain relief will complement the acupuncture therapy.
Other natural canine pain relief is: herbal Glucosamine blend. This is administered to humans who suffer from arthritis pain. Vitamins B1, B2, B6, MSM, as well as vitamin C.
Every stage in your dog’s life remains the same as in humans. It requires special care and treatment. Your vet can guide you to what is necessary. If your animal does require some type of canine pain relief, your vet will know exactly what to do at the various age and stages in your animals life.
FAQ’s: Arthritis relief for a cat?The vet is not in the office today or I would just call them… I have a 20 year old Siamese cat. She is suffering from arthritis pain. Is there anything I can give her to help her get some relief? On a side not I mix powdered fiber in her soft cat food already to help her constipation. Works like a charm. =) She's a small little gal. Weighs no more than 8 pounds. Spike and Co… could you IM me? I'd love to ask you a few more questions…
HI!!! I have two cats. Lisa and Snoop. Now you know. *************************************** Natural Arthritis Relief for Pets Pets with Arthritis: No one likes to see an animal suffer from arthritis. But watching a beloved dog struggle to get up from her bed, or a cherished cat hobble around the house, is truly heartbreaking. Yet, just as in humans, arthritis is an equal opportunity disease, striking young and old, healthy and infirm alike. In fact, for many purebred animals, arthritis is virtually a given, due to breeding practices that result in congenital joint problems, like hip dysplasia………………….http://www.arthritis-cats-dogs.com/arthritis/natural-arthritis.php
have you considered massage therapy? you can go to a professional or learn to do it your self. this is a natural and painless way to ease pain. acupuncture is also another way to go.
Glucosamine and chonditrine, it will help with the swelling and the pain. After a thew months she will be back to her normal self.
Please do not give her any human meds and stay away from home remedies. She is truly a senior and will be very sensitive to any treatments, it's best to let your vet decide. She might enjoy the warmth and comfort from a heating pad or you could settle her in a sunny spot and perhaps she will have some relief……poor little sweetie! good luck! Sorry Mrs. Z I don't do IM. Ask away in this section with any feline questions you have. This is really a nice group and you'll find lots of help.
I second that answer as there is anecdotal evidence which shows massage and acupunture to be very beneficial to cats with arthritis. I would also recommend using Cosequin -a glucosamine/chondroitin powder you can put in her food. These supplements are designed to help w/ arthritis as well.
I've had some good experience with Cosequin. Not exactly pain relief, but more of a preventative. You can find it in most major pet stores: http://www.amazon.com/Cosequin-for-Cats-80-Count/dp/B000F4W02M It'll take a while for it to start working. You can just break open a capsule and sprinkle it on her wet food, no pilling required. Best of luck of with your kitty, old cats at the best.