Arthritis Pain Relief For Dogs – Simple Home Remedies That Work

Written by Rose Smith

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* Reduce Excess Weight

Extra weight on a dog puts extra pressure onrepparttar joints and causes more pain and swelling. Begin by reducingrepparttar 147679 amount of treats given, cut back a bit on food, and provide a lower fat diet for your dog. Exercising is also important. If possible, take your dog out for several shorter 10 to 15 minute walks each day rather than going for one long walk. Another great strategy is to take your dog swimming. They’ll getrepparttar 147680 exercise without stressingrepparttar 147681 joints. A bathtub works well for very small dogs. However, if your dog is a landlubber and hates water don’t pushrepparttar 147682 issue.

* Keep Your Dog Warm and Cozy on Cold, Damp Days

Set up a soft bed or some layers of fleece inrepparttar 147683 area where your dog normally sleeps. If your dog usually stays outside, then provide an insulated dog house with soft bedding onrepparttar 147684 floor. Be surerepparttar 147685 doorway is somewhat sheltered and facing away fromrepparttar 147686 wind. Better yet, bring them inside when it’s cold and/or wet.

* Apply Moist Heat

Apply a hot water bottle with warm water or use a towel soaked in warm water that’s been wrung out to your dog’s aching joints. Moist heat penetrates deeply and provides welcomed relief. Do not use a heating pad as it may get too hot forrepparttar 147687 dog and burn them especially if your dog has limited mobility - they may not be able to get up and move away from a pad that is too hot.

* Raise Your Dog’s Food and Water Dish

If your pet has arthritis in their neck or shoulders, consider raising their food and water bowls so they don’t have to bend their head down to eat.

* Give Your Pet a Massage

Don’t we all love to have sore muscles rubbed? Gently rub aroundrepparttar 147688 affected joint and massagerepparttar 147689 surrounding muscles. This gentle kneading andrepparttar 147690 heat from your hands should ease some ofrepparttar 147691 pain.

* Use a Ramp For The Stairs

If your dog has a hard time going up and down stairs, think about buying or making a ramp that can be laid overrepparttar 147692 stairs so your dog can more easily maneuver them. This is especially useful for when they need to go outside to “do their thing” or are required to jump into a truck for a trip torepparttar 147693 vet.

Additional alternatives include herbal and homeopathic products, acupressure, acupuncture, and chiropractic care. Safer and often just as effective, these are just some ofrepparttar 147694 things that you can do at home for your dog to give them relief from arthritic pain.

Is your dog sick and getting sicker by the day? Are you searching for answers & alternative solutions to your dog's health care problems? Rose Smith is the owner of Caring for Canines, a web site that focuses on holistic approaches to dog health issues. Visit us at

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Written by Sara Goldstein

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