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Sore after running up a mountain

By Dr. Andrew Jones

Hello again to you and your furry and not so furry friends this Tuesday morning..

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Running up a Mountain
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As many of you may know, I recently had my 40 something Birthday.

This brings with it a time of reflection, and a list of things that I would like to do and experience.

Such as running up a mountain.

Yesterday near Nelson I ran a trail race in Kokanee Park, running a pretty popular and beautiful hiking trail, up to a cabin.

In all it was a little over 18 Kilometers, and involved LOTS of up, rocks, RAIN, and exhilaration at the finish!!

Now the day after it involves some PAIN.

Some of the runners after the race were popping Vitamin I (Ibuprofen and the like)…

…No thanks.

I prefer to keep my liver/kidneys and intestines healthy.

And use some of the more Natural Remedies.

I prefer Acupressure and Supplements for my own injuries.

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Here are some for your dog or painful cat:
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IT’S IN THE CARTILAGE. Glucosamine Hydrochloride is the most important supplement to add to your pet’s diet. The dose is 1/4 of a 500 mg tablet once daily per 10 lbs of body weight. It helps to rebuild the cartilage and delay further cartilage breakdown.

METHYLSULFONYMETHANE. MSM is a supplement, can be found in some plants such as Horsetail. It works by reducing inflammation in the joints by acting as an antioxidant. The MSM dosage is 50 mg per 10 lbs of body weight daily.

KEEP MOVING. Moving the joints produces joint fluid, lubricating them leading to less joint pain. If your pet is at first reluctant to move, manually flex the sore joint for 5 minutes. Gradually increase daily exercise.

D-L PHENYLALANINE (DLPA). This amino acid works as a pain reliever, and may be effective.

DON’T FORGET YOUR VITAMINS. Vitamins C and E may reduce some joint pain: Vitamin E is dosed at 100 IU per 10 lbs of body weight; Vitamin C is dosed at 100 mg.

ACUPRESSURE:

EAR. The ear is a microcosm of the energy pathways in your pet. Perform gentle circling motions on the top inside of the ear – this stimulates the back legs.

BL60 and KI3. The outside (BL60) and the inside (KI3) of the webbing of the hock joint. KI3 is also good for tonifying the kidney and strengthening the vital life force, the Chi.

GB29 and GB30. The most important points for Hip Dysplasia and Hip Arthritis. In the depressions in front and behind the point of the hip. GB29 is in front of the bone, GB30 is behind the bony point.

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P.S. As we get older, joint aches and pains appear to be MORE common..including our older dogs and cats.

I have started to take a supplement for my joints, and it includes 3 KEY ingredients:

Glucosamine, Chondroitin, MSM

If you have an aging dog or cat, I also advise supplementing with these ingredients. They can be found in my newish supplements here:

http://www.thedogsupplement.com

http://www.thecatsupplement.com

Heal Your Pet At Home!

Best Wishes,

Dr Andrew Jones, DVM

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