Older pets and the larger breeds of dog can suffer from inflammation of the joints causing stiffness, swelling and pain, which in turn can cause them to limp. Cats are less likely to need treatment of arthritis, as this painful condition is less common in cats and the symptom less severe. However animals who have had an accident and suffered physical trauma, or who have nutritional deficiencies, can be affected.
Nutritional support is an essential part of any treatment of arthritis. This involves a healthy diet and a flaxseed oil supplement. The fatty acids in the oil help to prevent inflammation and lubricate joints.
Make sure you pet has a comfortable, supportive warm bed. You can use a memory foam pillow in the base with a warm fleece cover and a blanket. The bed should be kept in a dry, warm room away from drafts.
A supplement of Glucosamine sulphate, a substance naturally found in the joints, can ease pain and inflammation and help to repair joints.
Detoxing with powdered freeze-dried barley grass is a rich source of chlorophyll and an excellent treatment of arthritis. It provides a gentle cleansing program to help prevent cell damage.
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