Today, you’re going to discover 7 natural home remedies that can help provide your dog with joint pain relief.
In fact, all 7 remedies I’m about to share with you have been scientifically proven to help reduce the inflammation that often causes joint pain. And these 7 remedies can help provide long-lasting pain relief as well as improve the quality of life for your dogs.
And best of all, you’ll be able to find these ingredients at your local grocery store or quickly purchase them online. In fact, you can pick most of them up today and start easing your dog’s suffering immediately.
So let’s get to these 7 dog joint pain relief remedies.
All 7 of these home remedies have been proven to be highly affective, but number 5 is my favorite and the one I give to all 4 of my dogs regularly even before they experience any mobility problems.
But as always, you should check with your vet first before adjusting your dog’s diet or starting any new treatment.
7 Natural Home Remedies For Dog Joint Pain Relief
You might already have this common herb at home.
This delicious herb is high in vitamin K, which has been shown to act as an anti-inflammatory and to protect against oxidative stress. Plus it’s high in Vitamin C, B vitamins, potassium, magnesium, copper, iron, and manganese. Both Italian flat leaf parsley and curly leaf parsley are good for your dogs and they can easily be found in all grocery stores.
Buy a fresh bunch and chop it up finely. Mix a tablespoon into your dog’s food. As a bonus, parsley will also freshen their breath!
Ginger has been used for thousands of years as a natural remedy for all sorts of ailments. So it’s no wonder that it can also help relieve rheumatoid arthritis pain. The anti-inflammatory properties of ginger work by stopping the immune system’s production of inflammatory leukoutrienes.
However, it’s recommended that dogs with diabetes or heart disease shouldn’t be fed any ginger as it could cause issues with lowering blood sugar or blood pressure.
You can give your dog fresh or powdered ginger. If you’re using powdered ginger, then start with ¼ teaspoon per day for a small dog. And for larger dogs, don’t go over ¾ teaspoon per day.
And for fresh ginger, start with those amounts as well but also make sure to remove the outer skin on ginger as it’s been known to cause allergic reactions in some dogs. Then mince up the fresh ginger and mix into their regular food as it’s a very strong and potent odor and taste.
3. Cat’s Claw
Fourth on the list is Cat’s Claw and don’t worry if you haven’t heard of this one. It’s a plant and the name comes from the fact that it has hooked thorns, which look a bit like the claws of a cat.
The bark and root of this plant has been used for centuries in south america as a traditional remedy for reducing inflammation. And while very few studies have been done on dogs, there have been several on humans that suggest cat’s claw could ease osteoarthritis symptoms.
If you’re unsure where to find cat’s claw, then check out this link here. Dosage information is also provided in that link.
4. Omega-3 Fatty Acids
You’ve probably heard a lot about the benefits of omega-3 fatty acids for humans already but they’re also a very powerful, natural method of decreasing the inflammation and pain associated with arthritis in dogs.
There’s debate as to what is the optimal amount of omega-3 fatty acids to feed your dogs. And suggested amounts vary from 40 to 100 milligrams per kilogram per day. Feeding them too much omega-3 fatty acids can cause diarrhea for your dogs so please don’t assume that more is better.
If you’re using a supplement, then carefully check the total amount of EPA and DHA in the product. Many dogs love the flavour so you can just add it to their food. If you’re feeding your dog fish, then a 3.5-ounce (100-gram) serving of salmon will contain approximately 2300 milligrams of long-chain omega-3 fatty acids. Other great sources of omega-3s including sardines and anchovies.
5. CBD Oils and Hemp Seed oils
This is my favorite option on this list. CBD oils and hemp seed oils are great for relieving chronic pain, anxiety and many other issues your dog may have.
If you haven’t come across CDB for dogs, then let me give you a bit more information. CBD, or cannabdiol, is a compound found in the cannabis and hemp plants. Most CBD oils are derived from hemp, which means it won’t contain THC (the ingredient that’s typically associated with “getting high” on marijuana).
While there are many CBD oil products for humans, not all of these can be used for dogs. So pay attention to filler ingredients and make sure all ingredients in the product are safe for your dog.
There isn’t an exact guide on how much CBD oil to feed your dog, but most people suggest 1-5 milligrams per 10 of weight. So start off small and you can increase the dosage over time after you make sure your dog doesn’t have any adverse reactions.
6. Organic Alfalfa
Many vets recommend supplementing with alfalfa when your dog has arthritis or joint pain. And you can find various brands on Amazon or at your local pet store.
Make sure you get one that comes in powder or capsule form, like this one here.
To use, just add a pinch of it into your dog’s feed.
Curcumin, the main component in turmeric, is a powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant. You’ve probably heard of it because there have been several studies proving its efficacy for reducing inflammation for humans.
While you can buy the turmeric spice and add it into your dog’s food, it’s generally more beneficial to get them a specific turmeric supplement as it’ll contain higher levels of curcumin and it’ll be in a more absorbable format. Look for supplements that include piperine (an extract from black pepper) as this helps make curcumin much more absorbable.