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15 Best Foods for a Husky with Arthritis

| Published on May 8, 2023
Is your husky suffering from joint pain or arthritis? You’re not alone. Members of our I Love My Husky Facebook community recently shared their insights on the following question: What food would you recommend for a Husky with arthritis? We received hundreds of helpful replies and below have compiled some of the best responses.


Always remember to consult your veterinarian before making any health changes to your husky’s diet, especially if they are suffering from arthritis or other medical issues. iHeartDogs is reader supported, so some of the links below may be affiliate links where we receive a small commission at no additional cost to you.

15 Best Dog Foods for a Husky with Arthritis or Joint Pain

j/d mobility by hills science diet

Author: Les W.

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Glucosamine tablets worked amazing on my old Anita Without them she would yelp in pain buy once on them she never made a sound

Author: Craig D.

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Purina one with glucosamine. It helps my 12 year old husky a lot. Can get it at cub or pet store.

Author: Nancy F.

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Cbd gave our boy an extra couple of years helping with his arthritis and also reduced our girls epileptic seizures down to virtually none (over a year between last seizure and pts) I can only give you my experience but not advice, it’s does not work the same for everyone x good luck x

Author: Cheryl B.

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Canidae. My 11 year old lab has arthritis and mild hip dysplasia but he runs around like he is 2

Author: Carrie A.

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Not dog food but you can add salmon oil to their food and give your dog glucosamine and corydalis for joint/muscle pain. (My brother is an Oriental Medicine Doctor and had us give these to our dog that had hip dysplasia, a collapsed trachea. Our dog was adopted at age 15 years old with these issues and the original owners gave him to me because they were told he only had 2 weeks left to live and they couldn’t stand the thought of him dying on them. We had him for 5 months and he was well loved, he had a stroke but died in my arms, knowing he was adored.)

Author: Alisha C.

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Mine has kidney disease as well as arthritis, so we have to feed for the kidney disease. She gets Hill’s Science Diet KD. If she didn’t have KD. I’d have her on pPP salmon.

Author: Sandra K. B.

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James well beloved senior and ask your vet about dasaquin but ask for a prescription as it’s much cheaper to buy yourself

Author: Kirsty Mary H.

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This is not a food recommendation but a new monthly shot that helps dogs with mobility issues specifically targeting arthritis is now available in Canada called Librela. I don’t know where you live but something to check with your vet. Using it on my old dog and seeing positive results. Love seeing him more able.

Author: Elizabeth S.

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Steve’s real food!! Switched my dogs to a raw diet and won’t ever go back.

Author: Matthew R.

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I would order some Duralactin online- it did wonders for both my boys! Patented protein- worth a try! Also, I gave my boys cartrophen injections- also fantastic results without the liver damage from anti inflammatory meds.

Author: David S.

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Eukanuba puppy food it’s the best with lots of vitamins and stuff for the bones that’s what my vet recommended to me for my dog when she had problems

Author: Simone L.

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Blue buffalo for seniors

Author: Kristen B.

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Royal Canin Mobility Support

Author: Chandy R.

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Glucosamine… I have a pitbull and husky mix that’s about 10 years old. I go to pets supplies plus and get these little treat like medicine that helps with joints and muscles.. But they have all kinds. I would go and ask someone there or just read the different ones.

Author: Crystal A.

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Managing arthritis in huskies requires a holistic approach that emphasizes a well-balanced, anti-inflammatory diet. Integrating ingredients rich in fish oil for dogs, antioxidants, and natural supplements like glucosamine for dogs and chondroitin can significantly improve joint health and mobility. Consult with a veterinarian to personalize your husky’s dietary plan, accounting for breed, size, and specific health requirements. By incorporating these food recommendations and maintaining a healthy weight, you will not only alleviate your dog’s arthritis symptoms but also boost their overall well-being, ensuring a happier, more comfortable life for your husky. 
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