Alternative Treatments For Old Dogs: Do They Work Or Are They Quackery?

I know my dog has Hip Dysplasia, although I haven’t gotten a diagnosis by a vet. He began having trouble walking, but then one day I had to help him up to go to the bathroom outside. Then, it got worse.

He wears diapers because of incontinence. I don’t know how I happened upon it, but out of the love for my dog, in desperation, I found something made by ‘Nzymes’ on the internet made from sprouted soy.

‘For my dog’s weight, I sprinkle 1/2 a teaspoon in each of two of his three daily meals. I can’t explain exactly how, but it did seem to help him somewhat’ ~ your author

I read many people’s feedback about their pet’s recovery. I was willing to do just about anything to help my dog even taking a chance on some potential rip off ‘hokey’ product.

Bubba was far from being totally healed. I have to keep watching to see what happens. He also has had what seems to me, a very bad ongoing sinus infection.

Through my own research on the internet ‘weeding’ through this and that and the other, the Nzymes powder seemed to help my dog walk better. Although, I can’t prove it, it may have helped but to what degree I am not certain about.

Sorry, but I don’t trust most vets even human doctors much anymore. I do my own research into alternative treatments and medicine.

Sometimes sinus infections are caused by a tooth abscess. I have had a few of his teeth pulled in the past, but because he is so old, I don’t want to take the chance of him dying on the operating table from anesthesia.

I got the idea of applying raw honey and garlic on my dog’s nose from a Dr. Jones on the internet, which seemed to help somewhat. Unfortunately, I had to euthanize my old dog at 15 years old. I will always miss him and he will always be a big part of my life.

Note- consult your vet before you change your pet’s diet or give them a supplement. I don’t endorse, nor have no financial interest and make no money off any of the products mentioned above. He was the best friend I’ve ever had in my entire life. I loved him more than anything and I likely will never be the same without him.

9 thoughts on “Alternative Treatments For Old Dogs: Do They Work Or Are They Quackery?

      1. We nursed along our much beloved Golden Retriever, Paris. It is a special act of kindness to care for an ailing aged animal. We provided palliative care to our beloved pet at home. We are now, after a year, thinking of adopting another Golden Retriever pup. 🤗

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      1. Yes, it takes a fellow dog lover to understand the special friendship between humans and their dogs. As our Golden Retriever got weaker, I spent time with her telling her what a good dog she was and reminded her of when we went blueberry picking and she saw a moose. Thanks for being a caring pet owner.

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      2. I would have never dreamt in my younger days I’d come to love a dog this much. I know he won’t live forever and I know after he’s gone I will never be the same. I know that day’s coming. I think I will just have to go on and learn to live with a broken heart. I had another pet and never got over it. It’s just that as time goes on the memory of it dims more and more and you will always sorely miss them. It never leaves you. I know there’s nothing one can do about it. Everyone’s different when they lose a pet, but with me, he’s like a son. He’s family. He’s the best friend I’ve ever had in this life. But, at least now I can understand another’s grief when their pet departs from this world. It’s really terrible. I don’t know any other way how to say it or to understand it. It’s a sad part of life that’s here to stay we are forced to endure alone within ourselves. It’s like no one can help soothe me no matter what they say and do. That’s kinda how it is for me.


      3. Yes, for sure, I can identify so much on this. The grief is always there. That is why caring for an aging pet is a beautiful act of love. I learned so much from our dog. Especially how happy she was to see me. I now copy this behaviour, and show my loved ones every time I see them that I am happy to see them !
        When Paris, our dog got very ill , we kept her comfortable, and warm, and placed her toys near her. And we kept telling her we loved her. She understood. Having a beloved pet is a great gift to us.

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