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Pet Supplements for Arthritis, Torn ACLs & Luxating Patella

Are you giving your cat or dog nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications (NSAIDs)? Is your cat or dog in pain from arthritis, hip dysplasia, sore joints or an injury (e.g. torn ligament, ACL tear)? Are you looking for the best joint supplements for your dog after ACL surgery? Supplements can greatly help, and over time, clients have found that the need for pain and anti-inflammatory medication often decreases.

In addition to supplements, holistic treatments for torn ACLs in dogs, such as acupuncture and chiropractic care, can also help. Using pain medications and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications can provide relief in the short term but can have harmful side effects. Natural supplements can help rebuild and repair the joints and ligaments, increasing your pet's mobility for the long term.

If you’re searching for joint supplements for dogs with arthritis, consider any of our joint support supplements for dogs. If you have been using a glucosamine supplement for dogs, it's important to know that using glucosamine by itself won’t be as beneficial as a blended joint support supplement such as our specially formulated ArthroSoothe. For maximum effectiveness, use the complete Arthritis & Joint Support Kit.

If you are a cat owner looking for arthritis supplements for cats, we have supplements to help with flexibility and mobility.

Arthritis and Mobility Issues in Dogs:

Joint Support Kit - Exceptional Value - Contains three supplements for maximum effectiveness at a discounted package price. Promotes joint repair, reduces Inflammation, and increases mobility. Great for senior dogs with age-related wear and tear.

Special SAMe - Science-based. Promotes cellular growth and repair and helps to protect the cartilage in the joints. Very helpful, especially with hip or elbow dysplasia.

Dog Ligament Supplements:
Dog Supplements to Support Torn ACLs & Torn CCLs

There are many reasons why a dog may limp such as sprains, wear and tear due to old age, arthritis, cancer, etc but when an active dog suddenly becomes lame, quite often it is due to a torn ligament. A dog may hold its hind leg up or if running, start to "bunny-hop". Dog ligament supplements can help reduce inflammation, slow the progression of arthritis that can set in and aid in connective tissue repair. In some cases, rest and supplements may be a viable alternative to surgery for a torn ACL or CCL ligament. If surgery is necessary, these are the best joint supplements after ACL surgery:

Ultra-Flex Collagen - Natural "whole-food" supplement builds cartilage, joint and connective tissue.

Curcumin Complex for Pets - Curcumin reduces inflammation, helps reduce pain and support ligaments.

Arthrosoothe - Comprehensive joint support supplement for dogs that contains 15 ingredients including green lipped mussel, MSM and glucosamine that have been scientifically proven to reduce joint degeneration, improve mobility and flexibility. This is a must for any dog with a ligament tear.

Amazing Omegas - Helps to provide a healthy balance of essential omega fatty acids. Essential for total body health.


Tootsie was a 10 year old stray who came into our local shelter. I brought her home to foster her last year. She apparently had injuries to her back legs, could barely walk and was often holding one leg up. I started her on a glucosamine and chondroitin supplement but saw little progress. Three months later someone told me about Ask Ariel products and I purchased the Amazing Arthrosoothe and started her on that. She made amazing progress. Within a month she was able to use the leg that previously she had not walked on. A couple months later she was able to go at a fast walk and a few more months and she could trot. Six months after starting the Amazing Arthrosoothe, she was actually able to run. Today you would never know that her back legs had been so bad. She has good muscle tone, runs, uses steps, and never has any more discomfort." - Jean Ensor 2010

Supplements for Luxating Patella in Dogs:

Luxating patella is a condition where the kneecap moves out of its normal location. It may be referred to as floating kneecaps or a trick knee. A dog may be running and then suddenly skip a step. A dog will hold up their leg or run on three legs. The severity of luxating patella is measured in 4 grades. In Grade 1, the patella pops out and right back in, usually with no pain for the dog. Grades 2 through 4 will generally require surgical repairs, as the kneecap needs to be manually pushed back into place, but will pop right back out.

Any dog can have luxating patella, but it is more common in small breeds such as Yorkies, Pomeranians, Pekingnese, Chihuahuas, Maltese, Miniature and Toy Poodles, Boston Terriers and Jack Russell Terriers. Being proactive is key, no matter how young or old, to prevent the need for surgery. If surgery is required, supplements should be continued after the procedure to strengthen the joints and ligaments.

Joint Support Kit - Exceptional Value - Contains three supplements for maximum effectiveness at a discounted package price. Promotes joint repair, reduces inflammation, and increases mobility. Veterinarian recommended for luxating patella.

Ultra-Flex Collagen - Natural "whole-food" supplement builds cartilage, joint and connective tissue.

Curcumin Complex for Pets - Curcumin reduces inflammation, helps reduce pain and support ligaments.

Pet Rehabilitation: Physical Therapy, Acupuncture & Chiropractic Care

Natural pet rehabilitation modalities, such as acupuncture, chiropractic, and cold laser, are healthy options to help increase your pet’s mobility, reduce pain and enhance immune function. They can be helpful for arthritis, hip and elbow dysplasia, injuries such as ACL tears and osteosarcoma.

These modalities can be especially helpful for dogs that have partial cruciate ligament tears. A complete ACL tear will always require surgical intervention, but partial tears may be approached with “conservative management” in dogs that are not candidates for surgery due to age or other health conditions. Conservative management is not always quick or easy. The dog will not be able to run, jump, use stairs or go off-leash....even to go potty. Conservative management is usually given at least eight weeks to see if it will be a viable means of recovery. Adding natural anti-inflammatories along with joint and cartilage supplements can help promote repair and support recovery. By strengthening the dog's muscles with physical therapy, water rehab, and laser therapy, many dogs are able to recover from partial ACL tears without surgery. Each case if different and seeking the advice of a veterinary specialist is essential.

Many holistic veterinarians are now offering acupuncture and chiropractic care for their patients. The American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association
ahvma.org can help you find a holistic veterinarian, even one that specializes in acupuncture or rehabilitation therapy, near your home or work.

  • Acupuncture is the practice of stimulating certain locations on the body by inserting needles into specific points influencing the physiological functioning of an area or the whole body. The needles stimulate the sensory afferent nerves which send impulses to the spinal cord and then to different parts of the brain. When these nerves are stimulated, they release different biochemicals and neurotransmitters throughout the body.

    Acupuncture has been used in veterinary practice in China for at least 3000 years to treat many ailments and is currently used all over the world, either by itself or in conjunction with Western medicine, to treat a wide variety of maladies in every species of domestic animal. Acupuncture can be helpful for any condition to increase blood flow to the area and enhance the pet’s overall immune function. For example, if a pet is suffering from liver or kidney disease, acupuncture can be used to help improve the function of those organs. Traditionally, acupuncture has been used to relieve pain and inflammation associated with musculoskeletal problems involving arthritis or vertebral disc issues, but many pets have benefited from acupuncture with other conditions as well.

    Acupuncture is based on the Chinese concept of energy transformation called “Chi”. Chi encompasses all vital activities of the body including physical, mental, emotional and spiritual. According to ancient Chinese medical philosophy, disease is the result of an imbalance of energy in the body in any of these areas. Acupuncture is believed to balance this energy and thereby assist the body to heal disease. The length and frequency of acupuncture treatments depends on the condition of the patient and the method of stimulation that is used by the veterinarian.

  • Chiropractic adjustments involve restoring misaligned vertebrae to their proper position in the spinal cord. Adjustments are performed manually by corrective pressure. The underlying philosophy of chiropractic is that disease, human or animal, results from a disruption of nerve function. This results primarily from displaced vertebrae. Thus, when a veterinary chiropractic procedure is applied, the goal is to manipulate the spine to relieve the pressure on the nerves. Veterinary chiropractic has been used successfully in treating pets with pain and inflammation associated with musculoskeletal conditions such as arthritis and injury.

Laser therapy, massage and hydrotherapy are also excellent alternative treatments for arthritis and muscle pain. By pairing these modalities with a healthy, low carbohydrate diet and natural supplements, you can help your pet heal naturally.

Why Use Ask Ariel Supplements To Help Your Pet With Arthritis, Torn ACLs, Luxating Patella and Mobility Issues?

Many pet owners have seen the benefits of using supplements on their own health and now want the same for their pets. Our premium, natural pet supplements have been used successfully in veterinary hospitals since 2005. Ask Ariel's remedies are selected based on quality, scientific research and proven results. A holistic approach with supplements and diet changes (FREE diet tips on the packing slip with your order) will give your pet the best chance of healing and recovery. Many veterinarians have seen the proven results of our products with their patients which is why Ask Ariel pet supplements are veterinary recommended nationwide.

If you have questions about which products to use, please feel free to email us at Support@AskAriel.com.

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