The Best Natural Painkillers to Help Your Dog Perk Up!
I know you have been in this situation before. Your dog is in pain, you no doubt know it, but you don't want to give him medication that could have many side effects.
You know deep down that the medications your vet will give you can cause long-term problems, side effects, and even toxicity and permanent damage. Why trade one problem for another, which could be potentially worse!
Well, I'm here to tell you that there is another way.
There are actually a number of very effective natural remedies that you can use that have little to no side effects and will help Fido get the urge to run around once again.
Herbal painkillers for dogs
If you want to try an herbal remedy, why not try one of these:
Feverfew (1/2 teaspoon per 10kg, twice daily)
Comfrey (1ml per 20kg, twice a day. Always add 400mg of milk thistle to protect the liver)
Turmeric (1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon per 5 kg)
Yucca (1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon daily, on food)
Ginger (5kg or less, 1/4 tsp; 5 to 15kg, 1/2 tsp; 15kg or more, 3/4 tsp, 3 times daily)
Skullcap (0.25ml per 10kg, 1-3 times a day)
Boswellia (150mg per 10kg, twice a day)
Licorice (1/4 teaspoon per 10kg, 1-2 times daily)
Devil's claws (1/10 teaspoon per 10kg)
Alfalfa (1/2 tsp for small dogs; 1 tsp for medium dogs; and 2 tsp large dogs)
Homeopathy to relieve your dog's pain
If homeopathy is something you want to try, here are some options:
For homeopathy, the dosage and frequency is normally 30CH, 3 times a day up to every hour, depending on the pain. Continue until symptoms improve.
CBD oil, one of the best painkillers for dogs
And last, but not least, is CBD oil! Quite powerful and one of the most effective natural pain treatments.
Here's how to calculate a safe and effective dosage for your dog. First, you need to calculate approximately how many milligrams (mg) of CBD your dog should have based on his weight. A safe rule of thumb is 0.5mg of CBD per pound. So if your dog weighs 10kg, you would give him 5mg of CBD.
You should calculate how much oil to give your dog based on the number of milligrams (mg) of CBD in each milliliter (ml) of oil. This will depend on the potency of the formula you are using.
Here are some common formula potencies and the amount of CBD in each (based on a 30ml bottle):
Potency 75mg = 2.5mg CBD per ml oil
Potency 150mg = 5mg CBD per ml oil
Potency 300mg = 10mg CBD per ml oil
Potency 600mg = 20mg CBD per ml oil
So for a 10kg dog that needs 5mg of CBD, you would give him 2ml of the 75mg formula, 1ml of the 150mg formula, 0.5ml of the 300mg formula. We do not recommend using the 600mg formula on small dogs due to the difficulty of administering 0.25ml with the oral syringe provided by most companies.
Hope this gives you some ideas of different natural remedies to try, to help Fido stay happy, healthy, and side effect free!
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