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Arthritis in Dogs & Cats

Arthritis is more commonly seen in the older dog or cat, although it can occur in young animals. You will usually first notice that your dog or cat is stiff when getting up after sleeping or after exercise, with obvious pain when moving. The inflammation in the joints causes pain and sometimes swelling, making movement uncomfortable. Although a common condition there is no cure, but herbal medicines given alongside an appropriate diet and suitable supplements are effective in relieving the pain, making movement easier and may even delay the progress of the condition. Although some exercise is beneficial to keep the joints mobile, it can be painful so should always be gentle and restricted to what your pet can cope with easily. The herbs in our Green Releaf Tablets have natural anti-inflammatory compounds and giving these daily is very effective to relieve the symptoms as they will also reduce acidity in the system, relieve the pain and so make movement easier. We recommend they be given alongside our Garlic & Fenugreek Tablets to provide a comprehensive and effective treatment, as both these medicines are approved for being effective in relieving the symptoms of arthritis. These type of mobility problems will usually have developed over a long period of time and so progress will be gradual but you should see a noticeable improvement within a few weeks of starting treatment. It is recommended that you start with the treatment dosage of both tablets and give at least an initial month’s course.  As improvement is seen you can reduce the dosage to the lower maintenance dose, and this can be continued for the rest of the animal’s life if necessary, in order to control the condition.   Diet does appear to play an important part in the maintenance of these conditions; dairy products and red meat should be omitted or be very limited in the diet as these are thought to aggravate arthritic conditions. While looking at diet, also remember that if your dog or cat is overweight this will lead to more stress being put on joints, so if your pet needs to lose weight, give a suitable low calorie diet and add Kelp Seaweed Tablets throughout the dieting period to assist with weight loss.

It’s now two months since Max started taking the Garlic & Fenugreek Tablets and Green Releaf Tablets  for his joints and he is a changed dog. We started to see a difference within a week and he has gone from strength to strength. He is now taking the maintenance dose daily and I will continue to keep to that dosage unless the symptoms return, when I will raise to the treatment dose again. I just wanted to say a big thank you from me and Max!!

Mrs L. Graham, Chelmsford.

For further information see our individual leaflet on this specific condition – Joints & Mobility leaflet.

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