We hate watching our dogs suffer, and we would do anything to make our babies feel better, but sometimes it’s not that easy. It might be difficult to understand what is happening to them, how they feel and how can we help them. However, we still try because we would do anything for our pups, right?
Desperate situations entail desperate measures. Many pet-parents, watching their dogs suffer, try to soothe their pain at home, and start considering giving them ibuprofen to make them feel like themselves again.
But, can you give dogs ibuprofen?
The straight answer is no. There is a popular belief that claims that something that is apt for human consumption, it’s safe for dogs as well; and that’s not true. Ibuprofen, together with other over-the-counter medicines for pain, can be harmful and even fatal to dogs. It can cause diarrhea, vomiting, kidney and liver damage, and bleeding, among other symptoms.
7 symptoms of dog pain
If you are having doubts about whether your dog is in pain and if you should give them ibuprofen or not, you may want to pay attention to these physical symptoms of discomfort:
- Restlessness or reluctance to move
- Swelling of different areas
- Sudden loss of appetite
- Difficulty in walking
- Whining, whimpering, or yelping
- Licking, scratching, or biting
- Shaking or trembling
If your dog is in severe pain, and you don’t know what to do to make it better, don’t ever give your dog human medication! Pain meds should always be advised by a vet, who will assess the situation and tell what’s better for your pup.
Home remedies for dogs
If you are trying to soothe the pain of your dog out, there are some all-natural home remedies you can try:
Turmeric: Its main active is curcumin, which according to research studies it contains properties that benefit those with alzheimer, diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, or arthritis.
Peppermint: Good for treating gastrointestinal distress and dealing with motion sickness.
Ginger root: It helps with muscle pain and arthritis. (Bear in mind it lowers blood sugar levels, so it’s not safe for dogs with diabetes).
Cbd oil: One of the best natural home remedies to alleviate pain. It manages chronic pain, arthritis, joint pain, and prevents chronic diseases. Our Calming Support with organic hemp seed powder also contain adaptogens, super herbs, and amino acids.
Olive leaf: It has a lot of diverse properties. It’s cardio and neuroprotective, it works as an anti-fungal and antibacterial herb, and it’s a natural antioxidant.
Rosemary: It is safe to use for cuts, wounds, and infections due to its antimicrobial properties.
Adaptogens: Our All-in-one with Super Herbs and Mushrooms is a food additive that has been specially designed with adaptogens and super herbs to regulate the immune system and inflammation, fights tumors and other chronic diseases, boost the digestive system, and increase cognitive function. Besides, it enhances the quality of life of dogs who suffer from chronic conditions.
Hot/cold therapy: Aplying hot or cold compresses (depending on the injury or pain your dog may have) will alleviate the pain and reduce inflammation.
There are many ways to alleviate our dog’s pain without damaging their bodies. Apart from treating his pain with home remedies, you need to make sure your pup is getting all the nutrients he needs through proper food and supplementation.
Finally, every stage of your dog’s life requires different supplementation. If you have a senior dog at home who suffers from joint pain you can give him Mokai’s Advanced Hemp Mobility, which provides a powerful anti-inflammatory and anti-arthritis effect while building and maintaining healthy joints. Besides, it alleviates the pain from daily activities and strengthens hips and joints.