Pain Relief for Dogs
One of the most common reasons for visits to the veterinarian is to seek pain relief for dogs. And one of the most common causes of pain, especially in older dogs, is that which is caused by joint arthritis. Almost all dogs of almost all breeds will suffer from this disease to some extent in their lives especially as they age. Pain relief from this disease can come from several options.
A very popular relief for pain and dogs suffering from osteoarthritis are the well advertised prescription medications. We've all seen the commercials with happy healthy dogs running through the fields who have supposedly been cured from their arthritis disease. What these commercials which advertise drugs for pain relief for dogs do not show us or the many dogs who has suffered and even died from the result of using these dangerous medications.
It's very difficult to watch your older dogs suffer and it's very easy to be talked into supplying them with medications that claim to offer pain relief. But it's important to take into account the possible ramifications for using these drugs. It makes a lot more sense to first try an all-natural pain relief products such as liquid glucosamine when looking for pain relief for dogs.
Glucosamine is 100% natural and safe. It has virtually no side effects in most dogs compared to using prescribed medications. Not only is it far safer in treating osteoarthritis and canines it is far less expensive than many of the advertised drugs. Additionally, it is very easy to administer a daily dose of liquid glucosamine by simply pouring the product over the dogs food at supper time. In our experience, canines simply do not care one way or the other if the product is on their food. If dogs are fed twice a day it's advisable to spread the daily dosage of glucosamine across the two feedings.
Pain relief for dogs will not be seen immediately when using natural products like glucosamine because they ate in rebuilding damaged tissue and simply do not mask the pain caused by osteoarthritis. This is important to remember by dog owners who began supplementing their dogs diet with this all-natural product. It could take several weeks or even several months depending on the severity of the dog's condition and the dogs age before any pain relief is seen in the dog.
Usually dogs pain will gradually subside over the course of many weeks. Although it is tempting to find a product that will give the dog immediate relief, it's advisable to first try these natural products and give them a chance in helping the dog cope with this joint disease before risking more dangerous products.
Always check with your veterinarian when your dog began suffering any symptoms of pain which could be caused by osteoarthritis. He will offer several options for relief when your dog is suffering with this disease. If his first suggestion is not a natural product like glucosamine, ask PM if you could try the natural methods first and then if they do not work you can return and then consider the prescription medications which offer immediate pain relief for most dogs. At that time be sure and talk over with him or her about all the possible side effects and what to watch out for if you decide to try these medications.