Years ago I had a Spitz about 12 years old that developed arthritis so bad that when he laid on slick kitchen floor he couldnt get up. His front feet kept sliding and had to be picked up and stand him up so he could walk. I know we arent supposed to give brand names, but here goes. Kroeger Herbs Rumafix, has yucca as prime ingredient. Dog weighed 35 lbs. I gave him one capsule a day and in four days he was fine. His urine was very dark yellow first day. By fourth day urine was normal color and he was playing and running around with year old pup. Hannah Kroeger, master herbalist claimed arthritis in dogs is caused by a virus. She has a website.
I gave some to my vet for his dog that he was treating with his meds that werent working. He looked at me like I was crazy. Don't know if he ever tried it, but it worked like a charm for my dog. He lived to be 18 1/2 and was never bothered by arthritis again.
I happened across a yucca extract when ordering a wormer for my cat. The enthusiastic reviews got my attention so I ordered it for my 10 year old, arthritic, pit bull. She has been steadily getting worse this last year... Limping, can only walk a couple of blocks and not very enthusiastic. Recently I've noticed it taking a lot longer for her to empty her bladder and the chronic yeast infection in her ears is getting worse. She's been on the liquid extract for one week today and the change is unbelievable... In fact, if other people weren't noticing it as well I'd suspect wishful thinking on my part. The limp is almost completely gone, she walks further faster, urination is normal, ear infection is improving, no more itchy-scratchy and a visible increase in muscle mass. She wrestles with me on the floor again! All this after only one week! Other users said they continued to see improvement for three months before it leveled off. Dosage is 1 drop liquid extract per 10 lbs body weight 2x daily. I've looked and can find no known negative side effects. Try it!
dogs with arthritis: as a boarding kennel owner we have given older dogs yucca tablets with great results. small dogs 1or 2 tablets twice a day large dogs 2 to 4 twice a day for about 2 weeks or until results are seen. then you can maintain with 1 a day.