In the course of their lives, many dogs develop joint diseases such as osteoarthritis, hip dysplasia or spondylosis. It is important that we support and accompany our dogs in a meaningful way to alleviate discomfort and stop the progression of the disease. Medicinal plants have a long history of use to relieve various ailments, including joint pain in dogs. If your dog is suffering from aching joints, there are a variety of medicinal plants that can help ease his discomfort. In this article I will introduce you to different medicinal plants and you will learn how they can help your dog with joint pain. Medicinal plants for joint pain in dogs
Devil’s claw medicinal plants for joint pain in dogs
One of the best known medicinal plants for relieving joint pain is devil’s claw. The roots of this plant contain anti-inflammatory compounds that can help reduce swelling and pain. You can find devil’s claw in the form of capsules, powder or liquid extracts. It is important to use the correct dosage according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
Another popular medicinal plant is frankincense. Frankincense contains boswellic acids, which have anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties and can help relieve joint pain. It is especially important with incense to make sure that it is the Indian incense. Important: Frankincense may cause nausea or digestive distress in some dogs.
Turmeric is a medicinal plant that can be helpful for joint pain due to its strong anti-inflammatory properties. The active ingredient in turmeric, curcumin, can relieve pain and reduce inflammation. Be sure to choose high-quality products and adjust the dosage according to your dog’s weight.
Ginger medicinal plants for joint pain in dogs
Ginger is another medicinal plant that can help with joint pain. The anti-inflammatory properties of ginger can reduce swelling and pain. Raw ginger naturally develops its full power, but you can also administer it dried or cooked. Also pay close attention to the dosage of the powder. There are some points to consider when administering ginger. In this article you will learn more about it.
There is an abundance of medicinal plants for relief from joint pain
In addition to these medicinal plants, there are many others that can help with joint pain, such as nettle, green-lipped mussel or meadowsweet. However, it is always important that you find out about compatibility and possible interactions with other medications before administering the medicinal plants. Your phytotherapist or veterinary practitioner can advise you on this. Feel free to contact me as well and I will be happy to share my knowledge of phytotherapy with you!
Medicinal plants alone are not enough
I’m sorry if I have to disillusion you here right away. Medicinal plants have many beneficial properties but are not the sole solution to joint problems. To comprehensively support your dog with joint problems or back pain, a combination of different accompanying measures is useful. Much of it you can implement yourself after appropriate guidance. Medicinal plants for joint pain in dogs
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