My Dog Needs Pain Relief - What Do I Do?
No one wants to see their dog in pain. Whether it’s from a bad scratch, disease or infection, pain symptoms come in all shapes & sizes. Because we don’t treat them with the same medications as we do for humans, we’re here to discuss pain signs to look for, dangers of conventional dog medication and natural relief solutions.
Signs & Symptoms of Pain
We know how our dogs act regularly, and although they cannot speak, we typically can pick up on abnormal behavior. Some signs & symptoms of pain or discomfort are:
✓ Change of appetite
✓ Antisocial behavior
✓ Difficulty walking or limping
✓ Skin irritations
✓ Abnormal growls or whines
✓ Vomiting or diarrhea
✓ Signs of agitation
If your dog is showing any of these signs, chances are something needs to be addressed and if it’s an emergency, take your pet to your local animal hospital immediately. There are some instances where it’s tough to depict the problem and we don’t always act on instinct in fear of veterinary bills, overreacting or just the unknown.
*You should never try to guess the issue, but before going down a Google rabbit hole to find a possible diagnosis, give your veterinarian a call to explain your concern beforehand - this may help ease your mind before making an appointment.
Dangers of Medical Pain Relief
Depending on the severity of the problem, your veterinarian may recommend pain medications or treatments - while you should adhere to their medical advice, be aware of the potential dangers or side effects of some medications. According to pets.webmd.com, the most common pain medications recommended for dogs include carprofen, deracoxib, firocoxib and meloxicam - otherwise known as NSAIDs (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs). While they are the most commonly used, NSAIDs have caused kidney, liver or digestive issues in some cases.
In more severe cases, medications like gabapentin and tramadol are commonly recommended but are more likely to have concerning side effects. Be sure to ask your veterinarian about the potential dangers of ANY prescribed medication before giving it to your pet, follow the proper dosage prescribed and report any concerning side effects. NEVER give your dog human medication.
The Natural Solution
While there is no guarantee with any medication, natural pain relief solutions are available on the marketplace. PetFX’s CannaLove™ collection has CBD & hemp-infused products to aid in pain, inflammation, stress, anxiety and more. Made with all-natural ingredients, you can find solutions through supplements/treats, shampoos and oils.
Doctor formulated and approved, we used the proven combination of Glucosamine & Chondroitin to work alongside other natural ingredients, resulting in enhanced mobility while aiding in inflammation relief as well as pain and joint discomforts. Our hemp-infused CannaLove™ Pain Relief K-9 Support Sticks & K-9 Pain Relief Hemp CBD Oil both provide SAFE and effective relief for your dog. This way, you can rest easy knowing that your dogs are getting natural relief with no side effects.
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