• Acupuncture for your Boxer dog can help with pain management- this is fast becoming an alternative method to treat canine health issues.
This is often done at veterinary rehabilitation facilities and with some dogs relief is felt after just one lasting 5 to 30 minutes.
• Herbal medicine for dogs – With no conclusive scientific studies to back up the use of herbal medicine use with dogs, there are some dog owners who do say this helps. It is always best to talk about this with your dog’s veterinarian.
• Newer treatments show promise. The one that is most often recommended is called Prolotherapy. Injections of dextrose, lidocaine and vitamin B12 are given on a regular basis and it helps many arthritic dogs in stimulating cell growth and strengthen joint tissue.
• A high dose of concentrated Vitamin C is thought to help - You will want to run this by your Boxer's veterinarian. For an adult Boxer, the dosing is a concentrated powder having the strength of 5,000 mg per teaspoon This is purported to help keep tissue healthy and protect against further joint deterioration.
• Glucosamine Chondroitin helps to rebuild and renew joint cartilage. You'll want to obtain a brand that is manufactured in the U.S.
• Boxer dogs with arthritis find great comfort in having dog stairs or ramps. Jumping off of your bed or couch can hurt! Steps or ramps for dogs can offer a simple way for them to easily get down from furniture
• Just laying down on the floor can cause discomfort for a dog that has arthritis. A quality canine bed
should be used at all times the Boxer is resting on the floor or sleeping. A flat mattress often works best and you'll want this to be orthopedic memory foam.