It seems that this is always attributed to “genetics” – as if that is always what is wrong with us dogs. But, if you’ve been reading this blog for any length of time, you know that other factors go into it besides genetics (see above for two clues). My human loves to refer to the generational damage we dogs are suffering from, bepaws of all the kibble-feeding (which is very contrary to our carnivore nature), the vaccines , the toxic pest control , and the major damage they are causing long-term to us dogs.
But the good news is that there is alternative, natural help that can aid us dogs with challenging canine arthritic problems. My human does the following things for MOI:
1. Raw meaty bone diet. That’s what I get to eat each day instead of that processed junk in a bag or can. 2. No vax. More is NOT better humans. I think that is just propaganda for what? Greed, power the usual suspects. 3. No pesticides – internal or external for fleas, ticks, etc. My human uses essential oils by Young Living indoors, food-grade DE outdoors (mostly for ants). On her plants she just feeds an organic food, and sprays off the leaves of the plants daily with well water to remove the debris, dirt and parasite bugs (except we’ve not had many of those this year). 4. She supplements bepaws I’m 11 years old after all. So I get a probiotic/enzyme combo and some salmon oil . 5. Daily exercise – my favorite! I know we are known as couch potatoes but I do love daily walks. Plus, I’m not fat like a lot of Mastiffs seem to be these days. This gets me fresh air daily too. 6. I take daily sunbaths for my much needed Vitamin D. I am fortunate to live in NM where we get LOTS of sunshine so I never miss my daily intake of Vitamin D. If you live in a climate that doesn’t get you much sun, well then options can include supplementing with a Vitamin D3 and using a broad spectrum light to help.
7. I get a weekly raindrop! I LOVE my raindrops and they have helped me tremendously with my arthritic challenges.
Here is a great article from Natural News that can give you more ideas on how to help your special canine
Canine Hip Dysplasia: Relief can be found in Natural Remedies
Hip dysplasia, the most common cause of canine arthritis, is an ailment that affects generally large breeds of dogs. Causing high levels of pain and decreased mobility, it is a very debilitating condition that interferes with a dog’s ability…
Continue reading this article here: http://www.naturalnews.com/028914_hip_dysplasia_remedies.html
Have a pawsitively tail waggin’, NATURALLY healthy day, WOOF!