Sore, Swollen Joints Treatment and Information

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from the Longlife Program Research Library

If your pet is suffering from sore or swollen joints, there are many possiblecause ranging from hip dysplasia to arthritis.It is important to take action immediately. A number of things could be makingyour dog feel stiff and sore.

How can Longlife™ Pet Supplements help?

Longlife Pet Supplements contain essentialall-natural properties like calcium, phosphorus and carbohydrates to heal cartilagetissue, ligaments and tendons, while also improving joint fluid and joint lubrication.In addition, Longlife Pet Supplements contain shark cartilage, which has beenproven highly effective in the treatment of arthritis, hip dysplasia, and jointstiffness in dogs. In fact, over 63% of animals tested have shown a remarkabledecrease in pain and swelling.

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Interview with Dr. Tobin, DVM

Dr. Stephen Tobin is a holistic veterinarian who providestreatment using homeopathic herbs and nutrition. He speaks with us about hisphilosophy of animal care, pet nutrition, and his experience with the LonglifeProgram in the treatment of his patients.

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Made up of high concentrates of protein, carbohydrates, water, fiber and fat,Longlife for Dogs acts as an all-natural, anti-inflammatory agent and increasesantibody production to improve immune system response. It will not interferewith any other medications your dog is currently taking, and the only side effecthe will notice is that he is healthier, happier, more energetic and able to livea longer life without pain and suffering.


A degenerative joint disease which can affect one or morejoints, resulting in sore, swollen joints in your dog. Can occur from excessstress on the joint from jumping, playing, etc. or due to aging changes. Althoughit may only be apparent in one of your aging dog's joints, he may suffer fromarthritis throughout his body. In puppies, it tends to occur in one joint andis the result of congenital defects such as hip dysplasia. (Read our treatmentinformation forcanine arthritis.)

Hip Dysplasia

A debilitating degeneration of the hip joint. Mostly seen inlarge dogs but can occur in any breed. Considered to be a multifactorial disease,with diet (unbalanced, excessive, deficient), exercise (too much, too little),environment and injury all contributing to the condition. Is sometimes hereditary,but can also occur in dogs with no family history. (Read our treatmentinformation for canine hip dysplasia.)

Traumatic Joint Injury

A joint injury due to trauma, such as falling or beinghit by a car. Causes degeneration of the cartilage leading to arthritis.

Ruptured Cruciate Ligament(s)

A tear of one or both of the ligaments thatstabilize the knee. Causes painful, debilitating degeneration of the knee joint.Occurs when excessive stress is placed upon the joint, such as jumping, pivotingat high speeds, or during normal activity in dogs with unstable knee joints.


A degenerative condition due to chronic inflammation in the spine.Results from stress on the joints of the spine in active dogs. Can also be ahereditary problem in dogs that have unstable joint structure in the spine.

Osteochondritis dissecans or OCD

Occurs when bones develop improperly justbeneath the cartilage. Causes a "hangnail" of cartilage to peel awayand protrude into the joint. Most common in large breed dogs during rapid growth,but can also occur in dogs whose families have no history of the condition. Otherfactors include diet (unbalanced, excessive, deficient), exercise (too much,too little), and traumatic injury during growth.