Today I want to go over pain relief and supplements. We have a lot of questions regarding supplements, and we want to go over a few of those today that will really help with the recovery process. Most patients that come in are on some form of prescription pain relief/NSAID, such as Carprofen/rimadyl, meloxicam/Metacam, etc. While these may seem to work initially for pain relief, we really suggest switching over to a more natural approach that will be safer long term.
NSAIDs, like carprofen, can cause long term issues with the liver and kidneys, and can also cause GI bleeding and issues. They can also delay healing, which is not what we want with an injury. Because of this, we like to recommend a safer alternative, such as something with White willow bark if your dog is in need of more pain relief. Please note that you should ask before giving supplements along with prescriptions, as some medications can interact with each other, such as willow bark and NSAIDs.
Some of the supplements that we suggest are: green lipped muscle, turmeric golden paste, boswelia, white willow bark for pain, glucosamines, Cartilage, Bone broth (1-2 tablespoons). Egg powder for muscle atrophy. CBD oils can also be great for chronic pain and inflammation.
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Nupro Silver Powder, it comes in various sizes. This outstanding nutritional supplement for joint and connective tissue health contains glucosamine, sea kelp, shark cartilage, and many other beneficial ingredients. It can be bought off their website, or many other online retailers. https://www.nuprosupplements.com/Joint-Immunity-Support_c_27.html
GlycoFlex Plus, an advanced joint support supplement for dogs of any age, is clinically proven to increase hind leg strength up to 41% in just four weeks. It can be purchased through their website, or other online retailers.https://www.vetriscience.com/index.php?l=product_detail&p=9009205120
Turmeric, gold paste is the most common use. (The suggested dosage is approximately 15 to 20 mg per pound of body weight in dogs. This is approximately 1/8 to a 1/4 teaspoon per day, for every 10lbs of body weight) Or 1 crushed pill-450mg-95% curcuminoids + black pepper for increased bioavailability. Some pups can not tolerate the pepper, so make a small batch and see how it works for your dog. Here is one recipe-https://simplewag.com/turmeric-for-dogs/
Green Lipped Muscle, this is already in the Glycoflex Plus but if you decide not to use it this should be added to your dogs supplement list. A rich source of omega fatty acids and minerals, this is a natural anit-inflammatory and excellent source of glucosamine and chondroitin. www.FoodScienceofVermont.com
Spirulina Powder, 1 tsp with food daily. Spirulina strengthens the immune system and overall health of your pet. It can be bought at www.nowfoods.com You can read about the benefits on the following site- https://www.dogsnaturallymagazine.com/benefits-of-spirulina/ https://www.dogsnaturallymagazine.com/is-it-safe-to-give-dogs-spirulina/
Boswellia Extract-Reduces inflammation and overall joint pain. This can also be bought from www.nowfoods.com
White Willow Bark with Pineapple Bromelaine- A natural aspirin and pain reliever www.vetsbest.com
CBD Oil-I prefer Kingkanine 300mg, suspended in highly beneficial krill oil. CBD oil is great for overall wellness and decreases chronic pain and inflammation in the joints. Use our code for 10% off-Poshdogknee10 https://kingkanine.com/collections/king-kalm-cbd/products/king-kalm-cbd-300
Keep in mind that not all supplements work, or are safe for all dogs. While most the ones we list are all natural, please take the time to do your research and make sure nothing will interact with any illness, disease, or medication your pet may have or be on. If you are unsure please speak with your Veterinarian or a Holistic/Homeopathic Dr.
We listed a wide range of products and there is some overlap on them-so pick what your pet needs and buy based on that. You do not have to buy every one of these products.
Dr Buzzby’s Toe Grips– These give amazing traction to your dog. Dogs with CCL injuries tend to have trouble with traction after the injury and during the healing process. These eliminate slipping and reduce the risk of reinjury by slipping on slick floors.https://toegrips.com/
PetSafeSolvitCareLift Full-Body Lifting Harness- You can choose to use just the hip section or both. This gives you and your pet peace of mind and aids you in helping them when they are not weight-bearing well. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B008EXJIG2/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1