How to help your dog with joint pain?

Asked By: Samson Stehr
Date created: Sat, Jan 30, 2021 11:54 AM
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If your dog has arthritis, there are several ways you can help them feel more comfortable

  1. Consult your vet for effective treatments…
  2. Control weight and diet…
  3. Offer a soft bed…
  4. Install ramps, cubes and slip-free flooring…
  5. Try massage and exercise…
  6. Make time for grooming.
Answered By: Caroline Hammes
Date created: Sun, Jan 31, 2021 1:57 PM
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Do you let your dog sleep in your bed with you at night? Research has shown that slightly less than one-half of all pet owners share their bed or bedroom with their pet.

Even so, you have likely been told by at least one well-meaning person that your dog should sleep on the floor, in his crate, or in his own bed.

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  1. Chicken and Rice. Chicken and rice are prime ingredients in many dog foods, and these mild foods sit well on upset canine stomachs…
  2. Shredded Chicken. Shredded chicken is easy on upset stomachs and acts as a huge eating incentive for dogs with decreased appetites…
  3. Pumpkin…
  4. Bone Broth…
  5. Baby Food.
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There are some of the available NSAIDs just for dogs:

  • carprofen (Novox or Rimadyl)
  • deracoxib (Deramaxx)
  • firocoxib (Previcox)
  • meloxicam (Metacam )
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Opt for bland, easily digestible foods such as white rice, cottage cheese, yogurt, cooked macaroni or oatmeal, or high protein foods such as eggs or chicken without the skin. Stick to this diet until your dog's symptoms improve and his routine returns to normal.
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Research has shown that slightly less than one-half of all pet owners share their bed or bedroom with their pet.

Even so, you have likely been told by at least one well-meaning person that your dog should sleep on the floor, in his crate, or in his own bed.

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Generally, you shouldn't start running with your puppy before six months of age; any earlier and you can risk affecting his growing joints and muscles.

Some large and giant breeds may not be ready until later.

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NSAIDs. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, or NSAIDs, help reduce swelling, stiffness, and joint pain in humans, and they can do the same for your dog.

They can bring relief to a dog with arthritis, or one who's just had surgery.

But don't give your pooch something from your medicine cabinet.

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