In case you’re unfamiliar with what osteoarthritis is, its an inflammation of the joints due to a lack of cartilage that provides a cushion for joints. For older dog and dogs of larger breeds this lack of cartilage can prove a big issue, leading to pain, stiffness and a lack of energy due. However, thanks to advancements in science and an understanding of the problem, you can help treat osteoarthritis in your dog by performing the below.
CBD Oil and Snacks
Touted for alleviating muscle and joint pain, CBD continues to win praises as a natural, all-around healer for joint and muscle pain.
Traditional Joint Supplements
Now, if you want something more traditional, doctors and natural advocates will recommend a slew of vitamins that can keep the joint and muscle pain under control. Below is a list of common vitamins that are known to help treat osteoarthritis in dogs.
- Green-lipped mussel
- Omega-3 fatty acids (Fish Oil)
The most common recommended form of alleviating pain are from Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs. However, according to the American Kennel Club, continued use of NAISD can prove harmful to the liver and even addicting.
Age, weight and size all contribute to pain, but with a bit of care, you can manage and treat osteoarthritis in dogs.