How Can I Help My Dog With Hip Dysplasia Feel More Comfortable?

Answered by Dr. Jean Hofve

There are many ways to help your dog with hip dysplasia feel better. They include acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine, Homeopathy, Flower Essences, Reiki normalizing weight, if needed, anti-inflammatory herbs, such as Boswellia, turmeric, and ginger, nutritional supplements like glucosamine, chondroitin, MSM, and formal canine rehabilitation like physical therapy, and underwater treadmill exercise.

Hi, I’m Dr. Jean Hofve, a licensed veterinarian with HolisticActions!. I hope this helps. Thank you!

Suggested Treatments: 

  • Herbs
  • homeopathy
  • nutritional supplements

Related Symptoms: 

  • Hard to get up
  • lameness
  • can’t jump

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    dr.jean hofve, holistic pet care

    Dr. Jean

    Holistic veterinarian and author Dr. Jean Hofve has more than 20 years’ experience in integrative veterinary medicine. She has a passion for feline health and nutrition, and has intensively studied and researched pet nutrition and the pet food industry since the early 1990s.

    She has written books,  dozens of articles and been interviewed for print, radio, and television around the world. She is an advisor to AAFCO, the organization that sets standards for pet food production, and founder of Spirit Essences (now owned and operated by Jackson Galaxy), which makes flower essence remedies for many animal health and behavior problems. 

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