Natural Help Options for Arthritis in Dogs
A Look at Arthritis in Dogs
Arthritis is a degenerative joint condition that involves pain and discomfort of one or more joints. Research shows that one in five dogs will develop arthritis over a lifetime. Several breeds develop it at a much younger age than others.
Arthritis in dogs is the most common source of joint pain and discomfort that veterinarians treat each year. When you first notice your dog’s mobility and movements changing, it usually relates to a recent or previous injury. Also, in dogs where poor nutrition was a factor, growth issues like PANO, HOD, or OCD can be involved. Inflammation related pain from arthritis can be helped with certain forms of LIVE nutrition.
Many cases of arthritis in dogs are directly related to inflammatory conditions. And, a major source of inflammation is found within the majority of commercial pet foods, which are laden with too much sugar (high-glycemic Carbs). Fed over a lifetime, these heavy-sugar DIETS may constantly increase degradation of your pet’s overall joint health – as un-checked inflammation contributes to stiffness, pain and further degradation. Without some daily quality nutrition, the synovial fluid that surrounds and lubricates joints can deteriorate, break down and lose viscosity, resulting in the loss of smooth joint function, thereby causing further inflammation and pain. The overall result of continued deterioration is bone-to-bone contact and extreme movement difficulties.
Are Pain Medications the Only Hope for Arthritis in Dogs?
Once they detect arthritis in a client’s dog, Vets normally prescribe some type of pain medication. The biggest problem with most of the prescribed pain medications for arthritis in dogs is the side effects that they can cause. The primary risks are generally related to the liver or kidneys. Besides the risks, painkillers don’t do anything to help restore the natural Synovial functions, they simply mask pain.
What are the Side Effects of Common Pain Medications?
If your dog is currently on a pain medication for arthritis, do yourself a favor and look up the potential side effects of the drugs (below) before continuing for the medication long term.
- Carprofen (Rimadyl, Novox, Vetprofen, Carprieve, Norocarp or Carpovet)
- Deracoxib (Deramaxx)
- Firocoxib (Previcox)
- Meloxicam (Metacam )
Other Treatment Alternatives to Consider
When a dog hurts, they will often cease their activity to keep from aggravating the painful areas. Depending on the level of a dog’s problem, several alternative therapies for dogs could be utilized to provide some true relief of pain and discomfort.
- Cold Therapy Laser
- Warm and Cold Compresses
- Joint Supplements
- Full Spectrum Hemp Oil
- Massage Therapy
- Chiropractic Care
- Supplement with Live Food Nutrition
Live Food Nutrition to Help Ease Discomfort and Inflammation
The Power of Antioxidants
Antioxidant Enzymes that come from live foods are one of the tools that nature uses to build our primary metabolic enzymes. The power of metabolic enzymes are utilized throughout the body for every aspect and function of the metabolism. They FUEL the recovery/restoration of synovial fluid, cellular health, and support reduced inflammatory responses.
The Dangers of Sugar in Processed Foods
To begin with, when processed dog foods and treats are heated at 180 degrees, the living enzymes are destroyed. Sugar is the next concern as it is a most overwhelming factor the majority of the pets foods being sold through supermarkets, national pet retailers, Warehouse stores and even your veterinarian. These products can range from (43% to 53% Sugar) as the carbohydrates process down. The level of sugar in the these products is a major factor for every musculoskeletal condition. Sugar produces inflammation in the body.
Worried About Your Dogs Declining Joint Health?
So “Live Food Enzymes” must be supplemented to enhance and fill out your dog’s diet. Make a real difference with their mobility, energy, and vitality. Using Nzymes® Antioxidant Treats or Sprouted Granules is the quickest way to provide your dog with potent, dietary enzymes that can make a real difference with their mobility, energy, and vitality.
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