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Natural remedies for canine arthritis

I am looking for natural arthritis remedies for a 10 year old chihuahua. I read somewhere that blackstrap molasses works wonders for arthritis pain in dogs. I also heard of extra virgin coconut oil and apple cider vinegar. I am really tempted to mix all these and give it a try. Has anyone tried these? or are there any other natural remedies? My dog has been on metacam but it doesn't work very well, I can tell she is still in pain. My dad keeps telling us to just put her to sleep so she can rest and not be in pain anymore. I want to do everything I can for her before even considering that. Am I wrong? What is her quality of life gonna be now that she has arthritis? Please help!!
Type of Animal
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Dog
Age of Animal
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10 years old
Sex of Animal
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Female
Breed of Animal
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Chihuahua
Last date your pet was examined by a vet?
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January 11, 2011
State/Province
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CA
Country
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USA
Blood Test Results
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EVERYTHIING NORMAL EXCEPT FOR:
POLYS/ABSOLU1E 14,691
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Please add Omega 3 Fatty acids at a dose of 250 mg twice daily.  Adequan and hyaluronic acid injections will also help.

Other natural remedies: Dog Gone Pain,  Acupuncture, Physical Therapy, Prolotherapy, Stem Cell Therapy, Chinese Herbal Formulas: Benefits Hips and Knees, Di Gu Pi, Loranthus Combination and more.

Non-Steroidal Anti-inflammatories, such as Rimadyl, or Previcox or equivalent, and Tramadol are helpful in conjunction with holistic therapies.
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Have you talked to your vet. about glucosamine supplements? Or adequan injections? The adequan injection is pretty much just the injectable form of glucosamine. You might consider asking them, it can sometimes help a lot.
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Yes I am currently giving her 750 mg glucosamine + 600 mg chondroitin + 500 mg MSM, but it still doesn't seem to help. I am going to look into the adequan injections. Thank You so much!
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