I’ve dedicated this page to pain relief therapies for dogs who need help due to Arthritis, Osteoarthritis and Hip-Dysplasia.
Choose Your Dog’s Pain Meds Very Carefully
My goal was to provide the different options of pain medicine (both prescription and non-prescription) and of course natural therapies for arthritis and joint pain in dogs.
The following chart is meant to open your eyes as to what’s available and what’s safe, as far as prescription and over the counter.
Your dog must be monitored very closely when on these drugs, due to liver failure which can happen quickly.
Start Naturally FIRST…
I recommend that you first try one or both of the all natural alternatives that can be used safely and indefinitely for your dog. These products have come a long way over the years and are starting to replace the need for dangerous prescription drugs.
There are many things that you can do to help ease your dog’s pain and the best place to start is with a natural treatment program combined with regular exercise and an orthopedic bed made for dogs which can help to take pressure off of already sore and painful joints.
I can’t overstate the importance of nutrition and supplements. If you’re dog has been eating garbage food for years, has been unknowingly and unintentionally poisoned by chemical and spot flea treatments, plus routinely vaccinated — DIET and SUPPLEMENTS ARE CRITICAL to rejuvenating your dog.
Don’t put your dog’s overall health in the hands of his or her veterinarian — take control of how your dog feels from the inside out. Commit to providing the necessary changes with regards to nutrition, supplements, exercise and of course, love. Then, witness how much better your old friend feels.
Unfortunately, prescription drug companies play a large part in the different drugs that veterinarians push and it’s not always what’s best for our family pets. Our dogs are a integral part of the family and providing comfort for them is just as important as any other family member.
Working with dogs for over thirty years, I’ve used a lot of different products including over the counter, prescription and natural remedies and I can honestly tell you that I always start naturally FIRST!
Please review both tables below, because they contain valuable information to help keep your dog pain free – for as long as possible. Consider acupuncture as well. It provided a lot of relief for my doberman.
Don’t Exclude Exercise
Many dog owners tend to think that they shouldn’t exercise their dog when the dog is suffering with joint issues such as arthritis, hip pain, etc. But, this is not true. You SHOULD provide exercise in small doses. Take your dog for several short walks vs one long one.
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