“Just get them through the winter,” my vet told me when I recently took one of my 14-year-old lab mixes in for arthritis pain.
Winter, even in the gentle weather of Los Angeles County, is hard on older pets. As soon as it starts to get cold, he said, patients bring him their arthritic pets in droves. “Even if it feels warm to us, they know it’s winter.”
His simplest remedy is doing so well for my dog that I must share it: keep them warm. Day and Night.
An electric blanket, my vet counseled, is perfect for night. Toss it over your pet’s sleeping area. Make sure it’s the type that will stay on at a very low setting all night (some switch off after only an hour).
Have you found arthritis remedies that work?