Those of you who were fortunate enough to have known Kuma, probably knew that she was diagnosed with a tumor on her liver and that we were treating her with natural supplements from Standard Process. She also was treated on a regular basis with Naprapthy, Reiki, and Acupuncture (she loved them all).
I believe that it was a combination of her diet, the supplements, these treatments, and regular exercise that enabled her to live such a healthy life to the ripe age of 14 1/2 years old. Also, the fact that she had a daily job as a Certified Therapy Dog in our office had to have helped. Plus, she was so good at it!
Here is an article I found on the advantages of natural health care for our pets that I thought you might find interesting….
Pet Wellness – Natural Pet Health Care for Sore Muscles and Joints
By Michel Jayne
People living on the wellness side of life, and health professionals will be the first to tell you that exercise plays a major role in health and fitness for people and pets. It has so many benefits with one of the best being that helps tremendously in having a longer more productive life. And this is true for pets as well. Strong pet wellness practices require that pets get regular exercise and that their treatment for sore muscles and joints is one of natural pet health care.
Instead of using drugs to help your pet with sore muscles and joints consider this natural pet health care avenue to soothe, heal, and strengthen.
Here are some of the natural pet health care remedies for soothing sore muscles and delay cartilage break down.
Glucosamine Hydrochloride – An important supplement to add to your pet’s diet. It helps to rebuild the cartilage and delay further cartilage breakdown.
Dosage: 1/4 of a 500 mg tablet once daily per 10 lbs of body weight.
Methylsulfonymethane. MSM– A supplement found in some plants such as Horsetail. It acts as an antioxidant and reduces inflammation in the joints.
Dosage: 50 mg per 10 lbs of body weight daily.
Keep the Joints Mobile -Joint fluid will lubricate them helping with pain. To get joint fluid keep your pet mobile. If your pet is reluctant to move then manually flex and carefully and gently stretch the sore joint (s) for 5 minutes. Gradually increase daily exercise.
D-L Phenylalanine (DLPA) -An amino acid that works as a pain reliever. Use as directed
Vitamins – Vitamins C and E may reduce some joint pain.
Dosage: Vitamin E is dosed at 100 IU per 10 lbs of body weight.
Vitamin C is dosed at 100 mg.
Acupressure -Perform gently circular motions on the top inside of the ear. This stimulates the back legs. Your pet will also love it, especially dog and cat. You can administer this technique several times a day.
People practicing pet wellness techniques and administering natural pet health care for illness and injuries are top doggies if you ask me. When it comes to sore muscles and joints, these type of injuries have a high response to natural health care without the high cost of medicines and the toxins they include.