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What can I give my dog for joint pain?

asked 2017-03-15 18:39:54 -0500

My dog has been showing signs of joint pain as he gets older, and I am wondering how to make him feel more comfortable. What are some medicines or therapy techniques that help?

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answered 2017-03-15 18:43:38 -0500

Dogs are most commonly given aspirin for treatment of arthritis and associated joint pain. There may be other situations where your dog is in pain, where aspirin may give relief. Aspirin has good anti-inflammatory effects that reduce swelling. It can also reduce pain and fever. Consult with your vet for proper dosage or they may prescribe another medication after examination

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answered 2017-03-17 10:19:50 -0500

If you are interested in trying an all natural option, take a look at New Zealand greenlipped mussel supplements. The greenlipped mussel is pretty unique because it has a combination of omega-3 essential fatty acids that aren't found anywhere else. The omegas work in the body to effectively reduce inflammation naturally and safely. The greenlipped mussel supplements don't have potentially harmful side effects that prescription anti-inflammatories can have. They also have natural glucosamine and chondroitin which also help support joint health. My dog is 11 and she has been taking them for about a year now. She is able to jump up on the bed again, and is running so fast she looks like a puppy. They have really made a huge difference in her life, so I'm a believer!

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