Lidy Juliette (of the herbs) de Baïracli Levy has written a herbal handbook for dog and cat.
Arthritis This ailment once rare in the dog has become quite common. Joints often become knobby and gait stiffens. Damp, sunless rearing, also lack of adequate exercise, all encourage arthritis, even though an over-acid diet is the chief cause.
Treatment Internal dosing with rosemary brew; also feed chopped, ray parsley and comfrey leaves mixed in with the meat. Comfrey is often called the ‘arthritic herb’. Boiled nettles are also curative. Externally massage the area with alotion of four tablespoons olive oil, one part linseed oil, to which add a half teaspoon eucalyptus oil. Sunflower oil is also good, used in place of the linseed. Also helpful is Vick’s Vapo-Rub.