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Naturally Treating & Preventing Dog Arthritis: The best decision for you and your pet [Kindle Edition]

Allison Rathert , Carlo Krouzian
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Book Description

As a beloved companion, dogs have become a priority in our lives, recognized as both a family member and a best friend. We find ourselves including them in our regular routines, our hobbies, our vacations and even our financial planning. Through time we learn that what began as the simple act of adding a buddy to our list of friends somehow transformed into a strong bond that is cemented by deep love and quality care. As a result, we find that purchasing high caliber products, consulting with top veterinarians, and monitoring their health is a large part of how we show these pets our devotion.
Since dogs suffer many of the same ailments as we do, we sympathize with any discomfort they endure. Finding a means of pain relief is a collective venture among dog owners whose pet has experienced an injury, become ill, or started showing signs difficulty in mobility. We research diseases, pain relievers and resolutions to any type of injury or illness with the hope of improving their declined status. We also strive to understand the basis of our dog’s health issue so that we can better assist our pet with both simple and more difficult tasks.

Arthritic issues in dogs are some of the most common ailments that pet parents face and veterinarians treat. Regardless of the cause, the goal for both parents and doctors is to improve the disease or injury while providing pain relief. Although there has always been a standard to treating arthritis with medications, taking a more nature approach, in a way that works organically with the body, has become more researched, recognized and accepted. By approaching the problem from multiple angles, these natural supplements will not only aid your dog with pain relief, but they will also assist with prevention and stabilization.

So why not give your dog what his or her body needs to heal vs. add something foreign that may or may not work in conjunction with their system? Natural substances such as Glucosamine, Chondroitin and MSM are excellent components that will enhance the body’s ability to heal without any additional threats or complications. Simply put, by providing your dog with these supplements you will find an alternative solution without side effects.

EXCERPT:
When you approach your veterinarian with a dog that seems stiff and painful, he or she will do a thorough exam to rule out causes of pain. Orthopedic manipulations, radiographs and neurological testing will assist the doctor in determining the problem. If the diagnosis of arthritis is given, your veterinarian will begin a pain regimen to keep your dog comfortable.

Traditional treatment options include anti-inflammatories and pain medication. For most cases, NSAIDs (non-steroidal, anti-inflammatory drugs) such as Rimadyl, Tramadol, Deramaxx, or Metacam are prescribed. These products are designed to actively reduce inflammation and decrease the destruction of the joints and tissue, also resulting in a reduction of pain. If the pain is not fully relieved or increases over time while on the NSAID, your veterinarian may add general analgesics to assist with the discomfort.

While these products may provide some relief, there are potentially dangerous side effects of the drugs. For instance, gastrointestinal problems can arise from the medication, leading to vomiting or diarrhea. As a result, dogs will need to be treated for the upset digestive system, and dosing or product type may need to be altered. When taking these medications, at first sign of stomach or intestinal upset it is important to schedule an appointment with your veterinarian to address these issues. Prolonged vomiting and diarrhea can lead to further health problems.


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  • File Size: 927 KB
  • Print Length: 23 pages
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  • Publisher: Veterinaries Choice Publishing (March 14, 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00J0KHC98
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
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My dog is getting up there in years (15, to be exact), and he doesn't get around as well as he used to. He doesn't seem to be in much pain, but in the mornings, he has a rough time until he gets moving. I decided to check this out, to help him out a little bit with his joint issues.

This was a quick and easy read on how to improve the quality of life for your pet. It got right to the point, and explains some natural treatments you could do at home, such as... Well, I can't tell you, that would be a spoiler! But what I CAN tell you is that I tried a couple of the ideas presented in this book, and I have to say, he does seem to be doing better. I asked him, and he just looks at me, and won't actually answer my questions, so I can't know for sure. He's stubborn like that.

It is good to remember that your dog can have some of the same problems and pains that you do, but they really can't do anything about them themselves. This book is a great help to anyone with a dog that suffers from arthritis.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A good look at arthritis March 17, 2014
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In all fairness to the readers of my reviews, I must mention I was given a free copy of this book to do the review. With that being said I will be as honest as I can about the book and my feelings on it despite being able to read it for free. This is cross posted on Goodreads and on my personal book review blog [...].

There were formatting issues where the chapters would run into each other and there was weird spacing. While this is not uncommon is kindle books, it was noticeable. Outside of professionally published kindle books the spacing issue is very common. I was not sure what was a subtitle and what was a title. This may be the kindle formatting's fault as it happens in even the more professionally published books.

The book was straightforward in its approach. It did not mince words and was a pretty quick read. The book did not waste time going through the different types of arthritis. I was left felling like I didn't quite know what was happening. The authors assume at least a basic knowledge of human arthritis. Despite this assumed knowledge the authors mention types of arthritis I have never heard of despite dealing with multiple aging dogs. Their body of knowledge was impressive. There was even a set of references at the end of the book which is the way to my heart as I am a nerd.

The book is used as a persuasive tool to look towards more natural methods of treating arthritis in dogs. The three methods recommended are glucosamine, chondroitin, and MSM. I literally only have one complaint about the book: it felt like a more time intensive add for "Synovial - Hip & Joint Flex" than anything else by the end.I originally had two complaints, but upon reading my review the authors actually went through their book and fixed it as it was a major type.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent book for dog owners! March 23, 2014
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This is a great book of knowledge for anyone with dogs. Very good information for naturally treating dogs with arthritis. Would recommend to anyone wanting natural treatments for their dog. Some of the information it is the same as humans which for most is common knowledge. Like the book suggests the use of Glucosamine, chondroitin, and MSM is common knowledge for most adults as you do see that suggested on tv. The book does shed inside knowledge of arthritis.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Shed Some Light on My Dogs Arthritis Problems! March 22, 2014
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I have three dogs -- a chihuahua, a yorkie & a Boston terrier. My Boston terrier is the oldest of the bunch, while the chihuahua and yorkie are both still in their puppy days. My Boston has trouble with her joints and some days, she wakes up so arthritic that she cannot even stand up to go out to the bathroom. It had always been really sad to watch, so I was desperate for a solution to the problem. After reading this book and using the methods, I noticed a big improvement in my dog's movement. I also got her some a supplement that she takes daily that is helping, but I feel that this book is a definite must-read for anyone with a dog with arthritis. The natural methods are wonderful and my dog's health has improved!
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More About the Author

Carlo Krouzian was born in Beirut, Lebanon to Lebanese parents, moved to Los Angeles in 1976 and grew up in the San Fernando Valley for most of his days prior to getting married to his wife. For twenty five years he was involved in the commercial printing industry and later consulted as a graphic designer for dozens of small to medium sized businesses. His first book, "How to be a Foster Parent" is currently being used by several Foster Care organizations around America as well as local government agencies.

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