Arthritis home remedies for dogs starts with raw meats and vegetables on the diet front. You should make sure that there are no added preservatives and colorings in your dog’s food. A low-fat, low-carbohydrate diet is the way to go as opposed to being heavy on the wheat, corn or soy. Although there are no low-carb dog foods off the shelf, keeping tabs on the amount of grains and dry foods you feed him will help to keep inflammation down.
A cup of chopped up veggies – like celery, cucumber, and carrot – in with their food once a day will work wonders. Be sure not to include onions or mushrooms, however, as these can be toxic for dogs. A tip to make eating easier for your dog is to raise their food and water dishes. Many dogs end up with arthritis in their neck or shoulders and doing this simple thing will help out immensely.
You should also perhaps consider administering supplements for your dog that target reduction of swelling and pain. These consist of glucosamine tablets to help dogs maintain cartilage structure. Some manufactures include chondroitin sulfate in their products to attract water into the cartilage for better lubrication and nutrition. So-called MSM (methylsulfonylmethane) is also hugely beneficial as a dietary supplement as it relieves arthritic pain through lowering inflammation. Finally, giving your dog fish oil capsules, which contains Omega 3 fatty acids, helps to regulate pressure in the joints.