As the days are short and the nights are cold we know that winter is well and truly here. This time of year means that you have to be especially careful with older dogs with arthritis and other joint problems. How do you keep your dog active this winter?
For the older dog who is gradually getting stiff or has arthritis, has other joint problems or has suffered a slip or a fall or injured joints; then consider a joint supplement or relieve the pain of bruising or pulled muscles and ligaments with a soothing herbal lotion.
At Healthful Pets we sell a range of Joint Supplements which have been developed and approved by vets containing a wide range of anti-inflammatory ingredients and herbs including boswellia, turmeric, willow bark and Devil’s claw to help ease the symptoms of arthritis and of muscle and joint injuries, as well as glucosamine and chondroitin to provide the building blocks to manufacture collagen and proteoglycans in the joint cartilage and the synovial membrane which produces the fluid lubricating the joints. Chondroitin works synergistically alongside glucosamine helping to maintain flexibility and mobility. View our full Range
In addition we also sell soothing herbal lotions which can be topically applied where needed to help relieve the pain and soreness of ligament strains and sprains, pulled muscles, bruises and minor accidents and traumas, that can easily occur in the cold weather or after exercise.
Examples include by Hilton Herbs. Muscle Magic, a blend of essential oils of lavender which is soothing, antibacterial and an analgesic, stimulating rosemary with Arnica tincture which is used in all conditions where bruising and injury occur and where the skin remains unbroken. Priced at £8.50 for 250ml.
TLC Lotion contains generous quantities of cooling Witch Hazel Extract, Arnica as well as healing Comfrey and Ruta Graveolens. Can be used anywhere on the body or even added to the wash-down water. Priced at £7.50 for 250ml.
If you would like to discuss any aspect of this article or have any questions, then please contact us on: 01565 740 777.