Dog arthritis is the top cause of chronic dog leg pain.
Arthritis affects approximately 20% of dogs overall.
Furthermore, it hurts as many as 70% to 80% of certain breeds.
Arthritis is most common in older dogs, especially large breed dogs or those who have previously suffered joint injuries.
Dog Leg Pain And Arthritis Symptoms
Firstly, limping is the most common, consistent clinical sign of dog leg pain.
Furthermore, limping can originate from the front leg or the back leg.
Additionally, it can often be in the front and back legs simultaneously.
Secondly, stiffness is the second most common symptom of arthritis.
Stiff dogs do not want to flex and extend their joints because this movement causes pain.
When a dog appears to walk stiffly, the affected joints are typically either the elbow and/or the stifle.
Inability Or Unwillingness To Rise
Thirdly, the inability to rise is the third most common clinical sign of dog arthritis.
This behavior occurs because of the pain caused by trying to flex and extend the joints in order to get up from a sitting to a standing position.
The inability to rise occurs more frequently in geriatric dogs with multiple arthritic joints.
Other less frequent signs of dog leg pain and arthritis include:
- Behavior changes
- Aggressive behavior
- Inability or unwillingness to move
Depending on the situation, your veterinarian may prescribe one medicine, multiple medicines, and/or some other type of treatment.
A veterinarian trained in Eastern or Western herbal medicine may recommend a natural remedy.
For example, Kan Essentials Quick River contains an herbal blend created to help alleviate dog leg pain.
Herbs That Help Relieve Dog Leg Pain
Processed Sichuan Aconite Main Root
Firstly, chemicals found in Sichuan peppers can occupy pain receptors.
Secondly, this possibly eliminates the nervous system from generating discomfort or pain.
Thirdly, studies suggest these findings.
Most importantly, one review of data showed a decrease in osteoarthritis symptoms with turmeric and curcumin treatment.
Firstly, myrrh may have arthritis relieving capabilities on its own.
Secondly, animal studies suggest that when combined with Frankincense, it may help treat inflammation linked to rheumatoid arthritis.
Most importantly, multiple studies have shown frankincense’s therapeutic properties.
For example, one study shows frankincense has anti-inflammatory effects that may help reduce joint inflammation.
Additionally, compounds called terpenes, such as boswellic acid appear to be the anti-inflammatory compounds in frankincense.
Another animal study showed boswellic acid reduced cartilage loss and joint lining inflammation caused by osteoarthritis.
Furthermore, another study review showed frankincense was consistently more effective than a placebo at reducing osteoarthritis pain and improving mobility.
Prepared Chinese Arisaema Rhizome
Firstly, studies suggest administration of Arisaema rhizomes suppresses the progression of arthritis.
Secondly, another study in rats shows the efficacy of Arisaema rhizomes in reducing arthritis symptoms.
Seeking an all-natural solution to your pet’s dog leg pain?
Consider Kan Essentials Quick River.