So as many of you know I own a 19 year old Shar Pei/Carolina Dog mix. Her arthritis has recently gotten worse, not to the point that she can't walk or is in pain with every step, but it's hard for her to get up when she has been laying down on her bed. Are there any natural supplements out there that we could be giving her? Right now we have her on Glucosamine/Chondroitin chewable pills (they have 500 mg of Glucosamine and 400 mg of Chondrotin per pill) that we give her every morning. Oh the brand is 21st Century and they are level 3 pills.
We had her on Metacam (prescription anti inflammatory) but that didn't really seem to be helping so the vet said to stop with that.
I want my girl to be as happy and comfortable as possible during her last years of life so any advice would be greatly appreciated.
Oh as well with her Shar Pei she is really sensitive to gluten and if she gets too much her skin will become itchy and irritated. Thanks
And just for kicks, here's a picture of the pretty girl.