There are a few things that you can do at home for your pet to slow the disease and help your dog to stay healthy and help to stay pain free as possible.
The first solution is to up the doses of powdered Vitamin C
into the dog's daily meal. Vitamin C will help keep tissue healthy and
protect against further joint deterioration. Try and use a sodium ascorbate
or another form of buffered vitamin C, plain ascorbic acid may cause
an upset stomach.
Daily dosage guide for adult dogs:
Small dogs 500mg - 1,000mg
Medium - Large dogs 1,000mg - 2,000mg
Giant dogs 2,000mg - 4,000mg
You can start with the smallest recommended dosage and increase it
once or twice per year. If you see that the dog is producing loose stools the dosage
may be a to high, so cut back slightly and increase it gradually over
Try using Rhus Toxicodendron, which is a very effective homeopathic remedy and will help to manage pain and aching.
Also you might try Home-Cooked Meals
for your pet, as this will provide them with high-quality and chemical
free food. Avoid using any vegetables that are part of the "nightshade" family, such as tomatoes, potatoes,
peppers and eggplant. These vegetables tend to aggravate an