Ashwagandha: a powerful natural ally against arthritis in dogs and cats

The use of ashwagandha for arthritis in dogs and cats

Getting old is no joke. Particularly when it comes to creaking joints and aching bones, those telltale signs of arthritis. Now imagine this pain and discomfort – without a voice to tell anyone about it. It is up to us, as pet parents, to recognize the symptoms of osteoarthritis and any other joint issues commonly associated with canine and feline aging – and to find solutions to their pain.

That’s where KSM-66 Ashwagandha for arthritis in dogs and cats can help, since studies show that the root of this herb has powerful anti-inflammatory properties.

Understanding arthritis in dogs and cats

Osteoarthritis or degenerative joint disease – often simply referred to as arthritis – is one of the most common health issues faced by dogs and cats, particularly as they age. In fact, studies have shown that up to 25% of dogs will be diagnosed with arthritis in their lifetime, and as many as 60% show evidence of arthritis on X-rays. What’s more, veterinarians now suspect arthritis in cats is vastly under-diagnosed, and believe it is far more prevalent than previously thought.


So, how can you tell if the furry love of your life is suffering from joint issues? Symptoms to watch out for include:

  • Limping or lameness
  • Favoring one leg
  • Stiffness
  • Decreased activity
  • Reluctance to exercise/play
  • Changes to stance or gait
  • Inability or reluctance to jump into the car or climb stairs
  • Behavioral changes (including aggression)
  • Signs of pain, such as whimpering or flinching

Note: symptoms of osteoarthritis can be subtler in cats compared to dogs. In many instances the only indications may involve changes in activity levels or a hesitancy to jump up or down.

Ashwagandha to the rescue of arthritic dogs and cats

Fortunately, our long-suffering, uncomplaining furry favorites don’t need to suffer in silence. There are a number of conventional treatments available, which your vet might prescribe. However, there are also an increasing number of natural remedies available to manage arthritis symptoms. The star of those being KSM-66 Ashwagandha pure root extract. This ancient herb has potent anti-inflammatory properties, and offers a gentle, safe, but highly effective natural approach to supporting joint health in our furry companions. Here’s how:

Powerful anti-inflammatory effects

One of ashwagandha’s key attributes is its ability to reduce inflammation. Given that arthritis revolves around “joint inflammation,” it makes sense that it works as a powerful ally in the fight against this painful condition. Its active compounds, including withanolides, act as natural anti-inflammatory agents, targeting inflammation at its source.

Natural pain relief

Ashwagandha has natural analgesic properties that contribute to pain relief. Being natural, it is also much easier on the digestive system than traditional pain medications, making it particularly beneficial for pet parents seeking gentle yet effective ways to manage their fur kids’ joint pain.

Joint lubrication

Arthritic joints often suffer from decreased lubrication, leading to increased friction and discomfort. Ashwagandha improves joint lubrication, aiding in smoother joint movement and potentially slowing down the progression of arthritis-related issues.

Cartilage health support

Another hallmark of arthritis, ashwagandha fights against cartilage deterioration by providing the necessary nutrients for cartilage maintenance.

Holistic health

Unlike some medications that may target only specific symptoms, KSM-66 Ashwagandha offers an adaptogenic, holistic approach to pet health. It is able to adapt its therapeutic properties to each animal’s individual problems, treat them at the source, and ultimately offer all kinds of relief to pets of all ages. Now that’s what we call worthy of some serious tail-wagging!

KSM-66 Ashwagandha - a game-changer for holistic pet health


Animal Wellness

Animal Wellness is North America\’s top natural health and lifestyle magazine for dogs and cats, with a readership of over one million every year. AW features articles by some of the most renowned experts in the pet industry, with topics ranging from diet and health related issues, to articles on training, fitness and emotional well being.

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