Whether your dog is recovering from a recent injury or suffers from severe arthritis, your pet will most likely recommend that he be prescribed a pain reliever. We all want our pets to be happy and are willing to do anything possible to relieve their pain, choosing a pain-reliever for your furry friend can be complicated.
With so many different options available, it is important that you spend time weighing the pros and cons of each product and finding the right one for your pet. Most importantly, you want to find a pain relieving product that won’t cause further health issues in the future. Below is a list of the most commonly prescribed pain relievers for pets.
Canna-Pet® Advanced Capsules
These capsules are all natural and perfectly safe for your pet to consume. These capsules contain a wide variety of hemp cannabinoids, terpenes, and flavonoids, ten of which have been scientifically proven to relieve pain and fourteen of which have been scientifically proven to reduce inflammation.
Pet owners report that these capsules turn their dog’s life around and allow them to be their active, happy selves again. You can purchase a 30 or 60 capsule bottle depending on your lifestyle and the size of your dog. The price for these capsules ranges from $29.99 to $64.99, depending on your dog and how many you’d like to purchase.
Rimadyl is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory (NSAID) that must be prescribed by your vet. It works by reducing hormones that cause pain and inflammation in the body. While Rimadyl is FDA approved, watch for bloody, black, or tarry stools that indicate damage to your pet’s stomach or intestines. Before going to your vet, make a list of your pet’s health history to ensure that Rimadyl is right for him.
Store this medication in a place that is not accessible by cats or kids, as it can be toxic to them. Rimadyl is offered in a chewable tablet form and is offered in 25mg, 75mg, or 100mg doses. Depending on how many you would like to purchase at a time, the cost is anywhere from $45 to $166 online. Prices may vary depending on how much your vet sells them for.
Yucca Intensive Anti-Inflammatory by Azmira
Pet owners love that this helps with a variety of issues, ranging from allergies to arthritis. This anti-inflammatory contains 85% Yucca Extract, compared to others that only contain about 7%. This product works well because the Yucca plant contains nature’s most powerful anti-inflammatory, steroidal saponins. Vets recommend mixing the liquid with chicken broth and pouring it over your dog’s food. You can also use this liquid topically on any wounds, just remember to dilute the liquid before giving it to your pet. You can find this product online for $18.99.
If your dog is experiencing anxiety, general pain, or coughing your vet may prescribe him Tramadol. Tramadol is an opioid used to dull the feeling of acute and chronic pain and is sometimes used by humans as well. This medication is not an anti-inflammatory; instead, it alters the way the body perceives pain.
Side effects include vomiting, diarrhea, and tremors. Be cautious about how much you are giving your dog, as he can overdose or become addicted. Also, never give your dog Tramadol that has been prescribed to humans.
The dosage amount in dogs is different than that in humans, and you may cause him to overdose. Call your veterinarian immediately if your dog is experiencing seizures, respiratory depression, or loss of consciousness, as these are all signs that he has consumed too much tramadol. A 100 tablet bottle typically costs around $60.