Perspectives on Canine Arthritis
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Arthritis is a common affliction of the aging pet that results in pain, swelling, stiffness, and limited movement in varying degrees. It is caused by inflammation from various sources, and can occur as a crippling condition or simply a slowing down attributed to aging. Though the severity differs with each … Continue reading

Holistic Measures to Help Arthritis in Horses
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Treatments for equine arthritis

While there are thousands of studies on humans and homeopathic treatments and remedies for arthritis, there is a shortage of scientific studies on horses and treating and remedying arthritis with holistic medicine. Fortunately, there is still an abundance of information from individual sources that discuss different holistic choices horse owners can … Continue reading

New Treatments for Equine Arthritis
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Treatments for equine arthritis

Equine arthritis – technically termed osteoarthritis – can be attributed to approximately 60% of equine lameness cases, according to The Horse.com. And, while most horse owners maintain the ideal that only the older, possibly harder-worked horses will end up with osteoarthritis, the truth is that just about any horse can … Continue reading

Alternative Therapies for Pain Control in Dogs and Cats
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Dog wearing a splint and an Elizabethan collar

Dogs and cats feel pain for a number of reasons, just like humans. Pain can be caused by many acute and chronic conditions, as well as by injury.  Fortunately for us, we can ask for help and often treat ourselves when we are hurting.  The sad fact about pain in canines is … Continue reading

Hip Dysplasia and Joint Issues
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Hip dysplasia xray

There are a number of ways to prevent and/or treat a dog or cat with hip, bone, and joint issues ranging from hip dysplasia to arthritis.   For the sake of time and effort, this article will focus on hip dysplasia, as it is the most common of all the hip, … Continue reading

Therapeutic Laser and Ultrasound in Aging Pets
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K-laser Cube 4 Therapeutic Laser

Therapeutic laser and ultrasound are common modalities used by holistic veterinarians in the integrative approach to the health and wellness of our companion animals.  With the use of these technologies, veterinarians are able to stimulate inherent biological processes to promote healing and increase comfort without the use of potentially harmful … Continue reading

Digging Deeper Into Canine, Feline, and Equine Arthritis
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Hip dysplasia xray

Glucosamine and Chondroitin have been used as a natural method of treating osteoarthritis for more than two decades in Europe. The U.S. has been more reluctant to prescribe these supplements to humans and animals, however, because natural supplements are regulated in the United States as food, rather than drugs. More … Continue reading