ACV helps with circulation among other things, which is why it can be good for an Arthritus patient...it would be worth a shot.
Peppermint oil, massaged into his sore spots, as well as around his throat area, to help soothe aches, and, again, improve circulation in those areas, can be beneficial. You can also put organic peppermint oil in his water to help keep his airway from swelling so much. He'll probably love it...Lol!
Those are about the only 'immediate' therapies I know of, besides what you are currently doing... Good luck with the old guy!
I know there's ways you can use Cayenne pepper too, but I will have to find how to mix it and what with...that's a natural remedy that really improves circulation, and is a pain reliever too...
"The ideal horseman has the courage of a lion, the patience of a saint, and the hands of a woman..."
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