The use of thin needles inserted into specific points in the body to relieve pain and inflammation, with cumulative effects over multiple treatments.
Massaging a dog's muscles near affected joints can provide immediate relief from soreness and discomfort, and it can be done at home.
Water treatments, such as underwater treadmills, help reduce pressure on arthritic joints, making movement easier and less painful.
A commonly recommended supplement believed to help heal damaged cartilage in arthritic joints.
Managing a dog's weight is crucial, as excess weight can exacerbate joint problems.
Special diets formulated with ingredients like glucosamine, chondroitin, and omega-3 fatty acids can improve mobility and reduce pain.
Homemade bone broth, rich in healthy fatty acids and natural glucosamine, can be added to a dog's diet.
Some essential oils like clove, lemongrass, rosemary, and lavender may provide relief from pain and inflammation associated with osteoarthritis, but they should be used cautiously and discussed with a veterinarian.