Canine Arthritis – A Naturopathic Approach

Arthritis (from Greek arthro-, joint + -itis, inflammation) is a form of joint disorder that involves inflammation of one or more joints. Arthritis is not a single disease. Arthritis refers to a group of more than 100 rheumatic diseases and other conditions that can cause pain, stiffness and swelling in the joints.

Dogs can suffer from different kinds of arthritis; the most common form of arthritis in dogs is osteoarthritis or canine arthritis.

Osteoarthritis is a slow, progressive disintegration of cartilage in your dog joints is called osteoarthritis and is a chronic degenerative joint disease. When the cartilage of a joint is worn away the adjoining bones begin to rub against one another causing muscle discomfort and joint pain.

Rheumatoid arthritis is a collective term for many diseases. Infection or immune-mediated diseases can be localized or affect the entire body simultaneously. Resolving the infection or addressing the particular disease with naturopathic remedies may alleviate rheumatoid arthritis all together.

Let’s take a holistic, naturopathic look and approach to this dis-ease.
Poor nutrition and toxin overload as well as aging can cause arthritis symptoms that have the ability to reduce the mobility and joint health of dogs, just as it does in humans.

Understanding the various causes of arthritis and possible remedies for relief will assist in enhancing your best friend’s quality of life.    Read Entire Article

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