Pain?... Natural Anti-inflammatories

June 15th, 2020 at 9:42 am EDT
Hello Friend,

Welcome to Monday!

Many of you reading this are going to have a dog or cat who has been on an NSAID  - Non Steroidal Anti inflammatory Drug..

Yes they can be effective for acute pain relief..

But they can also have some serious side effects, and should be avoided long term..and NEVER given to cats long term

Here are a few documented NSAID side effects..( and this comes from the FDA)

  • Common side effects include vomiting, diarrhea, not eating/eating less, and lethargy. If your pet experiences any of these potential side effects, STOP administering the medication and contact your veterinarian immediately.
  • Veterinary NSAIDS may be associated with gastrointestinal ulcers/perforations, liver, and kidney toxicity.
  • Serious side effects associated with the use of NSAIDs can occur with or without warning and, in some cases, result in death.
  • Use with other anti-inflammatory drugs, such as other NSAIDs and corticosteroids, should be avoided.
  • Patients at greatest risk for kidney problems are those that are dehydrated, are on diuretic treatment, or have pre-existing kidney, heart, and/or liver problems.
  • NSAIDs can cause stomach or intestinal bleeding.

Just to name a few signs.

What CAN you do?

Well as an alternative option, you should consider trying my supplements with a unique Joint Support Formula

You can try them here:

Safe Natural Anti-inflammatories For Pain Relief

As we, humans, age we start to slow down and develop body aches here and there. Our pets go through something similar too. They develop arthritis and other issues as they grow older. In fact, there’s a 65% chance your dogs develops arthritis at the age of 7 and 30% chance your cats will develop it by age 6.

Humans usually opt for conventional medicines to address these body pains. These non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs are the top most remedy for humans and pets alike because they are great at suppressing inflammation. However, they also cause various side effects. The most common ones are vomiting, loss of appetite, depression, and diarrhea. 

There are also severe side effects like intestinal ulcers, seizures, liver failure, kidney failure, and even death. Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs are pretty strong drugs that suppress inflammation but they need to be metabolized which causes the liver disease. 

These drugs also block the release of protective hormones called prostaglandins in the stomach which can lead to stomach irritation and gastric ulceration. 

 Drug companies have since come up with suppose to be safer anti-inflammatory drugs but unfortunately studies also show that these newer, safer drugs also double the risk of heart attack and stroke.

So, what can we do to avoid these side effects? 

Are there options that offer relief without the severe side effects? 

Yes, that option exists and natural is probably the way to go. Here are some of the effective natural anti-inflammatory remedies you can try at home.

1. Fish Oil

They are great and safe for both cats and dogs but it should be given at high enough dose over a longer period. The therapeutic dose would be 1000mg per 10lbs of body weight given daily. It has direct anti-inflammatory benefits and helps work in conjunction with conventional drugs or other natural anti-inflammatory herbs.

2. Arnica 30c

This option is of the base homeopathic remedy which is a great relief for acute injury, muscle pain & stiffness, swelling from injuries. The dosage is 1 capsule per 10lbs of body weight every 2-4 hours for acute injury and 1 capsule per day for long term use. This remedy is not difficult to administer. You can just put the capsule under your dog’s lips and have him slowly absorb and/or swallow it.

3. Quercetin

Quercetin is also known as “nature’s Benadryl”. This is a bioflavinoid, a naturally occurring component found in high concentrations in the peel of apples. Flavinoids are not just powerful anti-oxidant but it has anti-inflammatory anti-histamine characteristics too. This is great for cats and dogs that have urinary tract disease and going through painful, inflamed bladders. The dosage is 20-25mg per 10lbs of body weight to be given daily.

4. Green tea

Believed to be one of the healthiest beverages on earth, green tea, it is loaded with antioxidants and nutrients that bring impressive benefits to our body. Your pet can enjoy the same benefits too. You can make a cup of green tea using a tablespoon of green tea then add that to your dog’s water twice a day. For specific dosage, we are looking at ¼ cup/10lbs daily or 10mg/10lbs daily. 

5. 95% Curcuminoids

Curcumin is a potent anti-inflammatory which and even proven to be more effective than ibuprofen. Aside from anti-inflammatory properties, it also contains anti-oxidants which make it great for arthritis and other joint pains. The dose should be 50-100mg per 10lbs of body weight daily – depending on your pet’s size or level of arthritis.

6. Boswellia Serrata

Boswellia is an herb traditionally used in India to treat arthritis and help boost the immune system. It’s also known as Frankincense and also used to treat other conditions such as inflammatory bowel disease and heart disease. To get sufficient anti-inflammatory benefit, we are looking at the dose of 10-20mg per 10lbs of body weight per day.

7. Frankincense Essential Oil

Frankincense essential oil is basically resinous extracts derived from Boswellia tree. This oil may be used in two different ways. It can be applied topically by adding 2-5 drops mixed with 2 tablespoons of carrier oil like olive oil or coconut oil. Apply topically by massaging it onto dog’s knees and other sore areas. Another way is to take it orally. It must be cautiously given to your dog. Always dilute 1-2 drops of Frankincense essential oil in your dog’s water daily. Also, always remember not orally give any essential oil to your cat.

8. CBD or Cannabidiol. This is the non psychoactive medicinal part of the cannabis plant which has research showing it to be a VERY effective Natural Anti-inflammatory. It is working well for Arthritis, pain relief, Auto-immune disease, including Allergies. Dose is 1mg/10lbs of body weight twice daily.
Heal Your Pet At Home!

Best Wishes,

Dr Andrew Jones, DVM
P.S. If your dog or cat has arthritis, then consider the array of alternative options- ESPECIALLY long term

My NEW CBD supplement is a great one to consider, especially for serious inflammation..

You can see HOW it can help your pet here..

Dr Jones' ULTIMATE CBD for Dogs and Cats

P.P.S. If you are dealing with ongoing arthritis, and want to try something NEW which may help, consider my supplements..

DISCLAIMER: This information is for educational purposes only and is not intended to replace the advice of your own veterinarian. Dr Andrew Jones resigned from the College of Veterinarians of B.C. effective December 1 2010, meaning he cannot answer specific questions about your pet's medical issues or make specific medical recommendations for your pet.

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