Alleviating Your Pet’s Joint Pain During the Winter

People who suffer from joint pain will often tell you they feel more pain during the cold winter months. It is believed that the cause of this is the drop in barometric pressure, which can cause inflammation and tissue to swell. Cold has the same effect on muscle, a stiffening that can cause discomfort even for those who do not suffer from …

7 All-Natural Ingredients to Reduce Joint Pain

Joint pain can be caused by inflammation that occurs when there is a breakdown of cartilage that cushions the joint. When cartilage deteriorates bones start to rub together, and there isn’t enough lubricating fluids to prevent the friction. This causes pain and inflammation and even may stop your dog from wanting to play, go for a walk, or get up …

Medications for Pets

As our pets age, they experience pain and inflammation just like humans. Seeing our pets in pain is difficult to handle. Whether they show signs of a limp, have difficulty getting up, or even just stung by a bee, we do not like to see them suffering at all. Veterinarians can perform an examination to check for problems and sometimes …

MSM as a Pet Supplement for Pain and Inflammation

Research indicates that 1 in 5 dogs has arthritis. And if your dog is more than seven years old, there’s a 65% chance he’s suffering from arthritis. In other words, more than half of all older dogs have this debilitating condition. MSM (methylsulfonylmethane) is a form of sulfur that can be beneficial for treating arthritis, joint pain, and inflammation in …

Elbow Dysplasia in Dogs

Elbow dysplasia in dogs is an abnormal development of the elbow joint. The canine elbow is made up of 3 separate bones, the radius, the ulna, and the humerus. These front foreleg bones need to grow and develop in unison to maintain a tight-fit and smooth moving elbow joint. The development of abnormalities mainly occurs in medium-sized and large breed …

Leg Pain in Dogs

It is not always obvious when your dog is having leg pain. In fact, instinctually dogs are good at hiding their discomfort. This is a behavioral survival mechanism passed down from when dogs descended from wolves in the wild. As a result, we do not always realize that our dogs are suffering until the damage becomes serious. Sometimes leg pain …

Glucosamine for Dogs

We know that many dogs as they age suffer from joint discomfort and arthritis. This painful condition which occurs in people, too is a result of cartilage (the cushioning between the bones) wearing down and thinning over time causing the ends of the bones to rub together. Trauma, disease, or simply normal wear and tear that comes with use over …

What Makes a Good Joint Supplement?

With the seemingly overwhelming variety of pet joint supplements on the market today, it is important to take your time, do your research and choose the best product available. There are many things we can do to aid in extending our pets lives. We should always monitor their diet and keep them at a healthy weight, give them daily exercise …

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How Long Can a Dog Live with Arthritis?

We all know the sad fact that our canine friends simply do not live as long of lives as humans. However, there are many things we can do to help extend the lives of our pets. Even when a veterinarian gives a diagnosis of arthritis there is still hope and many measures we can take to make sure our dogs …

IMPA or Immune-Mediated Polyarthritis in Dogs

Immune-Mediated Polyarthritis or IMPA is an inflammatory disease of the movable joints that affects dogs. Immune-mediated means that the disease is brought about by the dog’s own immune system, and polyarthritis in dogs refers to inflammation in more than just one joint. With an overactive immune system sometimes the body produces an over abundance of white blood cells and attacks …