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Arthritis and potatoes

SuperWanda
June 20th, 2008, 12:04 PM
Hello - I'm not sure if I should be putting this in the health or food section - maybe both?

I was told that people with arthritis should avoid foods that belong to the nightshade family such as potatoes, tomatoes, eggplant and peppers. These foods may aggravate arthritis.

So I started wondering about potatoes in pet foods and pets with arthritis - one of my dogs is only 7 but has been getting stiffer especially these past few years. I supplement with glucosamine and hope to stay away from meds for as long as possible. I feed Orijen adult which has white potatoes - however I did notice the fish formula has sweet potatoes and I think they are not a problem.

Just wondering if anybody has tried to stay away from these veggies with arthritic pets? Not sure if this is actually a proven fact either - whether these foods do aggravate arthritis or not?

Lukka'sma
June 20th, 2008, 12:27 PM
I have read the same information about nigh shade foods. I home cook for Lukka now and I do feed her sweet potatoes.
I also get her cartrophen injections every 6 wks - 3 months

SuperWanda
June 20th, 2008, 01:13 PM
What are cartrophen injections?

I was just reading about this supplement with shark cartilage - don't know if it works or not but was recommended by the pet store owner. It is expensive though - 100ml $23 or 400ml for $66. You'd hope it would do something for that price!

http://www.seaquestintl.com/esperanza_sharkcartilage_product.html

rainbow
June 22nd, 2008, 02:17 AM
I've also wondered about the no grains or potatoes for dogs with arthritis. My lab doesn't have it yet but it's only a matter of time since he's had TPLO operations on both legs. I haven't looked into it too much yet but from what I did find I got the impression that not all dogs are aggravated by either ingredient. If anyone has more information please post.


What are cartrophen injections?

I was just reading about this supplement with shark cartilage - don't know if it works or not but was recommended by the pet store owner. It is expensive though - 100ml $23 or 400ml for $66. You'd hope it would do something for that price!

http://www.seaquestintl.com/esperanza_sharkcartilage_product.html

I've only heard good things about cartrophen injections and here is some information .....

http://www.arthritis.au.com/pain/pain_mast.htm

Here is what Dr. Lee has to say about shark cartilage (post #4) ....

http://www.pets.ca/forum/showthread.php?t=51380