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Old 07-19-2009, 06:25 PM
 
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I have an Akita and lately she is limping and joints popping as she stands up. Are there any Joint combinations that are herbal based that can be used that is out there?
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Old 07-19-2009, 07:28 PM
 
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Our female lab does very well on Arthogen for dogs. Comfort works well too.
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Old 07-19-2009, 07:46 PM
 
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Our female lab does very well on Arthogen for dogs. Comfort works well too.
Thxs, I found it online.
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Old 07-19-2009, 08:25 PM
 
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I have an Akita and lately she is limping and joints popping as she stands up. Are there any Joint combinations that are herbal based that can be used that is out there?
Eyewrist -

I have two senior dogs, both ten. One has hip joint problems (dysplasia) and the other has arthritis in his leg. The best thing for your dog is to get a book on health and diet. As your pet gets older, she will have more problems.

There are basically two ways you can go with at home treatment - herbal remedies or vitamins and supplements. I chose the vitamins and supplements because herbs can have adverse effects on your dogs health if you are not careful.

What I have found that works for joint problems - vitamin c, glucosamine, and omega3 omega6 fatty acids. I give my dogs some flax seed oil which has a good amount of omega3 omega6. For the Vitamin C and glucosamine, I just mix that in with their food. I give them amounts that are appropiate for their size. Its easier to do this if you have a book that gives you appropiate measurements.

The book I use was written by Dr. Pitcairns. You can buy it on Amazon. Hope this helps!
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Old 07-19-2009, 09:27 PM
 
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Eyewrist -

I have two senior dogs, both ten. One has hip joint problems (dysplasia) and the other has arthritis in his leg. The best thing for your dog is to get a book on health and diet. As your pet gets older, she will have more problems.

There are basically two ways you can go with at home treatment - herbal remedies or vitamins and supplements. I chose the vitamins and supplements because herbs can have adverse effects on your dogs health if you are not careful.

What I have found that works for joint problems - vitamin c, glucosamine, and omega3 omega6 fatty acids. I give my dogs some flax seed oil which has a good amount of omega3 omega6. For the Vitamin C and glucosamine, I just mix that in with their food. I give them amounts that are appropiate for their size. Its easier to do this if you have a book that gives you appropiate measurements.

The book I use was written by Dr. Pitcairns. You can buy it on Amazon. Hope this helps!
Thanks you too. I use herbs for myself...I am not on any medication at age 48 and I use them with her on occasions I already have some ground flaxseed and Vit C just need to get the glucosamine. Thanks for you assitance, I will look for the book.
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