Alleviating Your Dog's Discomfort
Let's discuss about alleviating your dog's discomfort. Unfortunately our dogs can sometimes get sick or experience pain just like us. However, our dogs need our help when it comes to alleviating their discomfort. This article will discuss some pain management options for your canine.
Pain and discomfort can usually be seen in dogs when they avoid being active, lay down a lot, avoid stairs, and whimper when making certain movements. Depending on the underlying cause of pain it could be minor or severe. The best thing to do is consult with a veterinarian for a proper diagnosis.
When you're in pain you probably take Tylenol, Aspirin, or some other over-the-counter medication. Can you give your dog aspirin or any human medication that you can get easily at the local drug store? Medications for humans and animals are different. What might be harmless for you could cause long term damage or be toxic for your canine friend.
If you take your dog to the veterinarian they will probably be prescribed a NSAID (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medication.) These are commonly prescribed for pain caused by arthritis. If you are afraid of your dog have side effects from drugs you can try natural remedies. There are herbs that can help alleviate pain as well as natural supplements that you can buy online or in some pet stores.
Changing a dogs diet to be more healthy or certain exercises can sometimes help with pain. For example, people with arthritis are often told to swim, this is also a great exercise for dogs with arthritis to do. Some people with back pain do Pilates to alleviate pain and discomfort. Look into exercises and physical therapy that you can do with your dog to help them. Don't overdo the exercise or your dog will be sore and have more pain, but a little exercise daily is healthy.
The information provided on this site is for informational purposes only and is not intended as a substitute for advice from your veterinarian or other health care professional. You should not use the information on this site for diagnosis or treatment of any health problem or for prescription of any medication or other treatment.