Friday, January 3, 2014

How to slow down arthritus in dogs

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 time.
 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 arthritic condition.

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