Arthritis Remedies for Dogs

Turmeric

Posted by Kate (London, England) on 11/17/2014

I have just been recommended organic turmeric for my 14yr old chocolate lab who has bad arthritis in one of his elbows. A friend told me who also has an old lab, she mixes 1 teaspoon with olive oil or coconut oil plus some ground black pepper (very important apparently) twice a day and puts it in the food. She says it is brilliant and that it will work after only a week. I have just send off for mine so I can't wait to give it to my old boy. Anyway I thought it might be a help to some other sufferers, its so sad seeing them in pain and not wanting to go for a walk.


Posted by Gardengirl (Gallatin, Tn/USA) on 03/04/2013
5 out of 5 stars

Turmeric saved my baby's life ( 15lbs. Dashound ) she's about 12 years and was really a hard time with moving around. I give her about 3 T. tuna fish/in oil ( I feed the cat every morning with tuna fish mixed with dry cat food) in that I put about 1t. turmenic with about 2 dashes blk. pepper. She now moving around like a puppy and even runs to get her tuna fish meal. Hope this saves your baby too!!!


Vitamin C

Posted by Es (Newton, NJ) on 11/07/2012
5 out of 5 stars

My dog, a loving and happy 10 year old golden retriever, was stiff and had trouble getting up. It was sad to see and I was worried. Vet recommended extremely expensive pills - an anti-inflammatory painkilling drug which is bad for their kidneys anyway. I tried it for a while but then was told about vitamin C by my neighbor who has 5 healthy black labs and his daughter is a veterinary technician. I worked him up to 2000mg of [vitamin] C daily, (1000mg twice a day) starting at 500 (250mg twice a day with food) and building up, adding more each week. Yes, he is SO much better now, we've been doing this faithfully for 5 months now. My boyfriend noticed how much better he was walking and getting up. It is a godsend. I never did need to get a refill of those pills from the vet in the end. The [vitamin] C worked much better, and instead of costing me hundreds of dollars per month, it costs us only $10. Per month. Thank you [vitamin] C!!!


Yucca

Posted by Judy (Denver, Co) on 06/01/2013
5 out of 5 stars

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.


Posted by Josie (Atlanta, Georgia) on 12/28/2010
5 out of 5 stars

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!


Posted by James Pettus (Johns Island, SC, USA) on 08/23/2009
5 out of 5 stars

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.