One of the most common problems in dogs and cats of all breeds is sore joints. There are all sorts of reasons for this, which I don’t want to go into here. What I would like to discuss here, is a safe natural method of treating joint problems in dogs.
Vets will often prescribe steroidal or non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs for these conditions. These drugs work very well, but have unfortunate side-effects. Long term use can be extremely damaging to the dog.
Sometimes, an alternative exists. Herbal or natural substances don’t always work – sometimes the disease is just too bad and has advanced beyond what natural medicine can help with. But in a lot of cases, there are natural products which go a long way towards helping to heal these problems.
These are some of the natural substances that help:
This is a root of a plant that grows in the Kalahari Desert – an African export that is used world-wide to alleviate the pain and inflammation of arthritis and related conditions.
MSM is a naturally occurring, sulphur-containing substance that helps in a variety of diseases, including allergies and joint diseases. No-one is absolutely sure exactly how it works, but it has been proven to work in a number of highly professional clinical trials.
Glucosamine is a very small building block of cartilage. So, when cartilage is damaged, by disease or injury, glucosamine helps in the rebuilding process.
Fenugreek is a lessor known herb which is extremely effective in assisting in alleviating sore joints.