3. Get them a massage or physical therapy
Gently massaging your dog's joints can help relieve their pain and make them feel calm.
You can also get a professional animal massage therapist in your area to give your dog a massage. A massage can increase your dog's flexibility, increase circulation, and helps with stiffness.
4. Keep them comfortable.
Keep your dog warm and dry, as cold damp conditions can aggravate arthritis. Give them a soft supportive bed, such as an orthopedic bed. Alleviate extra strain on their joints by using a ramp or steps to get on or off the bed or into a vehicle, elevate their dog bowls, keep their nails trimmed, and put carpet runners on hard floors so they don't slip and can get their grip easily.
5. Use natural supplements.
There are natural supplements that can help reduce inflammation, relieve joint discomfort and restore hip and joint function. The best joint supplements include glucosamine, chondroitin and omega 3 fish oil. All these nature-derived compounds are found in K9 Nature's Hip & Joint Revita Chews.
NSAIDs, such as aspirin, can alleviate pain but usually are not recommended for dogs because of the potential for side effects, such as kidney, liver, or digestive problems. Instead, use natural pain relief herbs such as white willow bark. Our Nature's Aches Away Treats relieve pain with all natural herbal ingredients with fish oil.