Muscle Relaxers for Dogs
- Dogs feel muscle pain just like human beings; they are just really good at hiding it.
- Osteoarthritis is one of the common reasons for dogs to feel so much pain that they forget about their high resistance to pain, and will tend to cry and shout in pain to their owners.
- Other times, dogs can bruise their muscles and may also cause unbearable pain. When this happens, dog owners should consult a veterinarian on the right kind of canine muscle relaxant they should give to their dogs.
- The kind of canine muscle relaxant recommended to a dog depends on the medical condition and the dog’s physical structure and breed.
- Aside from relaxant medications, natural muscle relaxers are also available for dogs such as homeopathic remedies which are also much recommended.
- It is better to try the more natural muscle relaxers before trying the less natural ones.
Here are a few things dog owners need to know about canine muscle relaxants:
- Canine muscle relaxers give the dog relief caused by joint pains and/or tight muscles.
- Canine muscle relaxants are used generally as pain relievers.
- It is never a good idea to try a canine muscle relaxant without the prescription or recommendation of a veterinarian.
- Canine muscle relaxant drugs are not available over the counter. These drugs are usually bought at the veterinarian’s office or at an online pharmacy.
Natural Muscle Relaxers for Dogs
- Only natural remedies such as homeopathic remedies (herbs, vitamin supplements) are available at the resident drugstore.
- Other natural remedies which help in relaxing the dog’s muscles are chamomile tea, calcium supplements, and flower extracts.
- Another natural remedy yet very eccentric is acupuncture for dogs.
- Remember that muscle relaxants for dogs don’t fix the injury or the broken points. These drugs or natural remedies only aid in relieving the dog of the pain brought by bone and muscle related injuries.
- Once a dog is treated with a canine muscle relaxant, the pain, swelling from strains, muscle injuries, stiffness, and cramps will all lessen until it subsides.
- Canine muscle relaxants decrease the pain by messing with the combination process in the dog’s muscle. It blocks the pathway of the nerves and spinal cord.
- Canine muscle relaxants are also used for relieving arthritic symptoms in dogs by providing a short and daily intake for the decrease in the pain brought by joint pain and inflammation.