My dog was recently diagnosed as having arthritis. My veterinarian is monitoring his condition, but what do you think about natural and alternative therapies?
From the Editors of The Dog Daily
Numerous dog owners, as well as many veterinarians, believe that natural and alternative arthritis therapies for dogs can help to relieve the pain and inflammation associated with arthritis. Daily intake of glucosamine and chondroitin sulfate is probably one of the most common such treatments, both for humans and dogs. Studies suggest these compounds help to protect and lubricate joints. You might also consider acupuncture for your dog. Proponents believe it increases circulation at target body areas, thus stimulating your dog's natural defenses. Also, talk with your veterinarian about possible physical therapies, such as daily stretches, massage and even swimming, which strengthens muscles and improves cardiovascular function, but has very low impact.