Looking over various websites dedicated to pet health, I often land on http://healthypets.mercola.com/ and the same happened today when I saw a post about common conditions in senior dogs written by Dr. Karen Becker as they promote Mercola Brand Products pet line. The first condition mentioned was canine arthritis and according to Dr. Becker, "Chiropractic adjustments, massage, stretching, aquatic therapy and acupuncture are therapies that can make a world of difference in the mobility of your pet as he ages. Talk with your holistic/integrative vet about supplements you can add to your dog’s diet to help maintain healthy tendons, ligaments, joints and cartilage."
There is one phase of all those recommendations and treatment therapies that I would be very, very concerned about and that is cost. Now this is not a criticism of what a session of aquatic therapy costs nor of the charge for an acupuncture treatment, but I have to say that a lot of people, actually the majority of people, just don't have the money for hundreds of dollars in fees per month but, their dogs need relief just like those who can afford it without pinching their monthly budget.
So, let me recommend just a plain old working class cure for a plain old working class dog owner of a plain old working class dog. Triad Performance Supplement from Build A Better Dog is just such a product that not only treats various and many health challenges for senior dogs, it has as it's most outstanding feature/benefit, the ability to get those tender joints healed, restore normal walking and running ability, and reduce joint inflammation and just plain relieve the pain.
This is by no means a criticism of the Mercola website, a great place to visit for information, but let me say that sometimes, solutions are simple and a broad spectrum supplement with chelated trace minerals, yeast, probiotics, digestive enzymes, Omega fatty acids, mannan oligosacharrides, and powerful anti-oxidants which describes Triad Performance Supplement to a T. That's a T for Triad.
Zoe, an 8 year old German Shepherd with arthritis
and hip dysplasia