Do you ever feel confused when your dog is hurt? Have you ever asked yourself, “what can I give my dog for the pain?” Do you feel sometimes paralyzed in front of your suffering dog?
Do you want to help him out but are clueless as to what to give him? Or maybe you’re afraid to feed him something that actually ends up worsening his pain or, God forbid, even ends his life?
It is so frustrating to see your dog in pain. What’s even more frustrating is that you don’t know what exactly they’re suffering from. The same thing goes for babies. They don’t talk so they can’t tell you where exactly where the source of the pain is.
The result? They leave you feeling desperate to help out but afraid of making mistakes.
I know how hard it feels like to face such a situation. I feel your pain as well as your little puppy’s.
I’ve put this article together to help you deal with the question of what to give your dog for pain relief.
And as always, I’ve made it super easy for you by creating this super fun navigational menu for you. Check it out. I’m waiting to see you read about the first step you need to take when you’re in a situation where a killing pain lays a siege on your dog.
I don’t know if you will like this but I have to say it.
Don’t Do Anything!
“You mean that I have to simply keep gazing as my dog dies of pain?! No! Absolutely not! I am not that cruel man!”
What I am saying is to simply not make a move that you’ll regret later.
The majority of people, out of love for their pets, give them an a tablet he or she personally uses to soothe the pain and boom! That ends their dog’s life!
I don’t want you to commit such a fatal mistake. Any drug you give your dog for pain (especially human drugs) might backfire and send him to the emergency room. Don’t ever dare give your dog your pain soothing medicament.
What should I do?
Always Seek Professional Help
That’s very simple! But believe me, it’s easier said than done. The urge to free your dog of pain may blind you from even considering calling his veterinarian.
So, the first thing you have to do is simply reach out to the vet, either by phone or simply a drive to his or her office.
Once the diagnostic is done, the vet will tell you what to do and what to give your dog.
“But sometimes I am out of town or simply can’t reach the vet,. What should I do?”
What Medicaments Can I Give My Dog In Pain?
There are a number of medications you can give your dog. But the problem is they have to be under the supervision of the vet, as any high dose can lead to death.
Here is a list of medications that can help soothe the pain of your little puppy:
These are used to fight inflammation, pain and fever. NSAIDs are over-the-counter medications.
They include naproxen, aspirin, and baby aspirin ibuprofen. The job they do in the body is super magical. They prevent what’s called cyclooxygenase. This is an enzyme that produces prostaglandins. These cause inflammation of the body.
They’re also known as Acetaminophen. These are not anti-inflammatory medications, but they’re perfectly convenient as they fight fever and pain like crazy.
Those are two medications that can bring a little bit of relief for your dog’s pain. Again, these need to be recommended by the vet. The vet will tell whether your dog should take them or not, and will prescribe the right doses.
And if you’ve gotten the green light to give your dog a pill, but have no clue how to do it, have a look at the video below.
Are There Any Natural Ways To Help Soothe My Dog’s Pain?
Of course. There are many natural ways to tackle your dog’s pain. There are some types of pain that you can treat but simply tweaking your dog’s diet. Arthritis, for instance, can be reduced or healed by giving the dog omega 3 fatty acid supplements.
And if your dog is overweight, try to get him reduced his weight to the ideal weight. This will decrease the pressure on the joint and help in so many other weight-related problems.
There are also some therapeutic treatments you can opt for like acupuncture, physical therapy, as well as cold laser treatments. These do help to a great extent. But they should come only after you seek out your vet’s opinion.
As you can see, I always stress on seeking out your vet first, before making any move. And believe me, that’s the right thing to do. It is not hard for me to list a couple of medications and tell you that they work perfectly fine. But we are dealing a living creature here; a little animal that’s so dear to our hearts.
Are you’re set to go the natural way to soothe your dog’s pain? The video below gives the best home remedies that can help your dog overcome pain.
There you have it folks That’s my take on what to do to soothe your dog’s pain. Hope that helps. And don’t forget to always seek professional help when your dog is in pain.
Now, what do you guys honestly do when your dog is in pain? What’s the first thought that comes to your mind when you see your dog suffering?
Let us know in the comment below. We’ll be more than pleased to hear from you.