Arthritis is a painful condition characterized by inflammation of the joints. Most cases of arthritis in dogs occur among those that are in their golden years. If your pet is suffering from arthritis, he will need all the help and care that you can give so he will be able to enjoy life to the fullest. Here are some ways to make life better for your arthritic canine buddy.
- Some arthritic dogs have mobility and stability problems. Place rugs around the house to give them traction, and prevent them from slipping or sliding, which can be dangerous.
- Canine massage, when done correctly, can ease sore muscles, reduce stress, and lower blood pressure. This is also a good way to bond with your pet, as well as an opportunity to check your dog’s body for any lumps and sore spots.
- Just like in humans, acupuncture can help stimulate and boost the body’s ability to release pain-relieving substances that also possess anti-inflammatory properties.
- Heating pads can relieve the aches of inflamed joints and sore muscles.