Arthritis Solutions for dogs and cats
My creaking elbow makes it even easier for me to empathize with all of those arthritic pets.
The most common is osteoarthritis.
This is a chronic degenerative disease that is commonly found in a pet’s hip, elbow, shoulder, Knee, wrist, ankle or in the spine.
The cause is due to cartilage breakdown and loss, (ie joint wear and tear). This happens with time, exercise, malformed joints, ligament injury, obesity, and accidents affecting the joint.
Cartilage acts like a BIG shock absorber.
When it is damaged, there is a series of inflammatory changes that occur, ultimately leading to loss of the cartilage and damage to the underlying bone.
When this happens then the SIGNS of arthritis begin to appear…
Signs of Arthritis
-Your pet seems generally sore, stiff
-difficulty getting up after sleeping
-occasional or chronic lameness
-reluctance to take walks
-Licking of a joint
-acting withdrawn, less time spent playing
-trouble jumping up or climbing stairs
-sometimes you can move the joints and hear crunching
what can YOU do?
Here are the TOP 3 supplements:
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. It can come in a variety of combinations.
CHONDROITIN. Another key component of cartilage. It works in conjunction with Glucosamine to rebuild cartilage, to lessen inflammation, and even repair and strengthen injured tendons.
METHYLSULFONYLMETHANE. 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.
These work for BOTH dogs and cats. Often I see them in supplements, but NOT in adequate levels to be effective. In my supplement they are in the correct and effective levels.
You can get a 50% off bottle for your dog here:
JENNY CRAIG. If your pet is overweight, then get him on a diet. A safe weight-loss target is 15% of the body weight in a 6 month period. Any additional weight puts incredible strain on already sore joints. If you are serious about having your pet lose pounds you will see a dramatic improvement. Feed a high-quality, calorie-reduced, or elevated-fiber diet, and stop giving all table scraps and treats.
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.
FATTY ACIDS. Omega 3 fatty acids are critical for every arthritic pet. A great source for your dog is ground flax at 1 teaspoon per cup of dog food. A source for your cat is found in commercial liquid (fish oil) supplements, dose according to the bottle directions.
The Aspirin Joint and more. Acupressure is an overlooked effective option.
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. GV4. Find the last rib, go directly up to the spine, this point is right in the depression between L2 and L3 Vertebrae. GV20. In two areas on your pet – one is five vertebrae spaces back from the GV4 point, this is between L7 vertebrae and S1. The other GV20 point is at top of the head in depression on the skull, midway between the ears. These are very effective for any type of back injury or arthritis.
You can SEE exactly which points to press in my Acupressure video here:
Arthritis is very common, and if it’s anything like how my elbow feels at times, then it hurts.
But the prescription anti-inflammatories are definitely not your only option.
Get on a supplement here:
And for you Cat Owners out there..
Diet is the KEY to the health of your cat.
What you feed your cat can HELP your pet avoid many serious illnesses.
I have recently released a NEW Special Report on Cat Health and Nutrition.
In it I reveal exactly WHAT you should be feeding your cat for Prevention and Treatment of diseases such as Kidney failure, Urinary Tract disease and Diabetes.
Much of what I was taught as a practicing Veterinarian about feeding cats – for Prevention and Treatment of disease, has been shown to be false.
Cats are obligate carnivores- they NEED animal protein to survive, and they CAN’T properly digest Carbohydrates.
YET most cat food is LOADED with poorly digestible, nutritionally inadequate Carbohydrates.
Find out EXACTLY what food you should be feeding your cat is this Special Report:
Heal Your Pet At Home!
Dr Andrew Jones, DVM