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Arthritis

Herbal treatments for natural relief of joint pain, muscle weakness and degenerative conditions in cats and dogs with arthritis.     

                                                                                                         

The canine and feline musculoskeletal system has many components including bones, joints, ligaments, muscles, blood vessels, nerves, tendons, and support organs that include the liver, kidneys, and adrenal glands. Age, injuries, infections and wear and tear can undermine your pet’s joints and connective tissue, causing stiff and aching joints, degenerative disease and trigger inflammatory responses throughout the body.

Arthritis is a progressive disease related to inflammation of the joint. Daily wear and tear and accumulated damage to the cartilage in the joint slowly destroys the thin layer of protective cartilage. In response, the body creates an inflammatory reaction which furthers leads to cartilage destructionBecause of its self-replicating destructive nature, arthritis requires a product that helps to repair and rebuild cartilage and connective tissuecontrols your pet’s inflammatory response and supports a healthy immune system.

Arthritis is an immune-mediated disease and may result from infection, trauma such as a ligament tear or rupture. Some large breed dogs and cats may be genetically predisposed, resulting in malformed limbs such as experienced by bull dogs and dachshunds.

Dogs and cats may have arthritis but present no signs of lameness or discomfort, but as they age, or in the case performance and working dogs, the presence of arthritis can be assumed. Pets with apparent arthritis will present symptoms of lameness, stiffness, discomfort, swollen joints, pain, creaking, clicking, limping, lethargy, inability to get up or climb stairs, difficulty getting up, may experience pain and whelp when jumping and may lose control of front or rear limbs.

Diet is important for a dog or cat suffering from arthritis. Select a holistic, grain free food that does not contain corn, wheat, soy, meat by products, chemical preservative or additives. A natural or organic food will contains joint supporting glucosamine, MSM, and likely a Probiotic to aid in digestion and nutrient assimilation. 

Herbal Remedies:

Herbal remedies provide plant and marine based pain relief from the discomfort of arthritis, to limit inflammatory response, to provide relief for joint pain, muscle weakness and degenerative conditions, to support bones, blood vessels, joints, ligaments, muscles, nerves, tendons, to support joints and connective tissue, causing stiff and aching joints, degenerative disease and trigger inflammatory responses throughout the body.

Joint Ease Super Dog & Cat – (learn more) contains plant and marine extracts that promote preventative and reparative support to rebuild tissue, joints, bones and muscles; supports healthy immune and inflammatory response; for rheumatism; for arthritis, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis, rheumatism, Degenerative Joint Disease (DJD), Intervertebral Disk Disease (IDD) & arthrosis; for muscle pains, strains, injuries and other degenerative joint related diseases; for pain; as a pain reliever for swelling and lack of mobility; for overall optimal health and function & as a natural alternative for tumors and cysts.

I Feel Good –  (learn more) promotes healthy immune response, reduces all types of inflammation, provides dermal support and growth of healthy cells and tissues in the body’s defense mechanism, reduces the histamine trigger for contact allergies, seasonal and chronic allergens, pathogens, skin rashes, infections, hot spots, inflammation, swelling, hair loss, itching and geriatria (dull coat, lethargy), for all types of arthritis, including Degenerative Joint Disease, Osteoarthritis, Osteoporosis, Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) and symptoms associated with rheumatism, including pain, strains, injuries, muscle pain, swelling and lack of mobility; plus contains prebiotics and probiotics useful in balancing digestive health and function plus much more. 

That’s A Nice Looking Bone – (learn more) used holistically for Heart Disease (Cardiomyopathy, Valvular Heart Disease, Congestive Heart Disease), for all types of arthritis, osteoporosis, Degenerative Joint Disease and Intervertebral Disk Disease; for its genistein and daidzein isoflavone content which has a stimulatory effect on osteoblastic bone formation and an inhibitory effect on osteoclastic bone resorption and for bone mineral density, thereby increasing bone mass, and to support veins and arteries and to help increase vascular elasticity.

Yelp for Kelp - (learn more) provides critical trace nutrient support for the endocrine system, to energize the body, for building and toning enzymes, tissues, hormones and bones, for enhancing natural cleansing and detoxification, as an osteoporosis preventative, to promote immunity and for metabolic disorders, including the thyroid gland and other glands and tissues that affect the thyroid, for thyroid disorders, to cleanse the lymphatic system, to maintain healthy levels of TSH, T3 and T4, and for metabolic disorders.

Conventional Remedies:

A diagnosis will be based on a history of trauma and symptoms presented and your vet will likely take x-rays and blood testes. Synthetic medications such as anti-inflammatories (NSAIDs), aspirin, meloxicam, carprofen, phenylbutazone and corticosteroids are commonly prescribed to block pathways in pain response, but are associated with serious side effects such as gastro-intestinal problems including poor appetite, vomiting, gastro-intestinal ulcers and kidney damage. Cats should not be administered NSAID’s due to side effects.

Surgical treatments include joint fusion, joint replacement such as hip replacement, joint excision and amputation. Nonsurgical therapies include weight reduction, which has a significant impact on arthritis.

 

 

 

 


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