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Degenerative Disorders

Degenerative Disorders

How Does NHV Herbal Pet Remedies Help Degenerative Joint Disease in Dogs

NHV all-natural herbal remedies can help support your pet suffering with degenerative joint disease by providing holistic natural support to help ease pain and discomfort. NHV remedies are formulated with powerful ingredients that help by providing antioxidant support that help reduce inflammation naturally, as well as any underlying conditions.

About Degenerative Disorders in Dogs

Degenerative joint disease in dogs involves the progressive deterioration of the joints and is generally caused by age, injury, or a congenital defect such as hip dysplasia. They can also affect various organs and compromise how the body functions. Myelopathy is another degenerative disorder with symptoms similar to hip dysplasia..The most common type of degenerative joint disorder is arthritis. Degenerative myelopathy is a disease that affects the spinal cord and causes nerve damage. Many holistic vets believe these degenerative conditions are caused by autoimmune disorders.

Degenerative joint disease in dogs and similar disorders are characterized by the loss of cartilage within one or more joints, causing pain, stiffness, and difficulty moving. When this occurs you may notice your dog is reluctant, or unable, to jump up or down from furniture and is increasingly irritable when touched. Your pet may also appear weak, in pain, or have poor coordination. Most degenerative diseases in dogs can also be treated medically or surgically and the goal of treatment is to improve your dog's quality of life by minimizing pain, discomfort, and delaying the progression of the disease.

Symptoms of Degenerative Disorders in Dogs

  • Decreased activity
  • Occasional lameness
  • Stiff gait that worsens with exercise
  • Urinary and bowel incontinence
  • Loss of muscle bulk

Additional Support

Consider providing a step or ramp so your dog can get into vehicles and up and down from favorite spots. In degenerative joint disease in dogs, exercise is important for the maintenance of joint mobility and muscle tone, so encourage safe movement. Pet parents may want to consider hydrotherapy or acupuncture for their dog as an added form of therapy. Remember never to diagnose your pet or administer any product without first consulting your vet.

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