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NSAIDS – A Dangerous Choice for Managing Canine Pain

Posted by Jessica Baker on

If you own a dog then it is highly likely that you will have to treat them for chronic pain at some point.

20 percent of middle-aged dogs and 90 percent of older dogs have osteoarthritis in one or more joints1.

The last thing a pet owner wants is for their animal companion to experience suffering.

After all, we only want the best for our pets.

So, it’s natural that if our dog is in pain, we will want to give them something to help relieve that pain.

If you ask your vet for advice, they will likely recommend some sort of NSAID like Carprofen (Rimadyl).

Rimadyl is in the same class of drugs as Aspirin and Tylenol in humans. While the human versions of these drugs are known to be toxic to dogs, the theory behind drugs like Rimadyl is that these are versions of NDSAIDs that are “safe” for dogs.

But the numbers tell a different story.

The Cumulative Veterinary Adverse Drug Event (ADE) Summaries Report covers the time period 1987 to April 30, 2013 (note: Rimadyl was released in 1996).

Death was reported as a side effect in 2,389 dogs. Including death from euthanasia, 4,157 dogs died while taking Carprofen (brand name Rimadyl)2.

This is just one example of an NSAID pain reliever commonly used in dogs.

The question is: would you want to take that chance with your dog?

Most pet owners wouldn’t. So, what can you give a dog suffering from arthritis instead?

The fact is that there are safe and natural substances that are highly effective for treating joint inflammation. Even better, they treat the actual problem, rather than just treating the symptoms.

Here are our top picks for helping a dog suffering with painful arthritis, which are all contained in our K9 Mobility supplement:

MSM: an organic sulfur compound and the third largest nutrient found in the human body. Sulfur plays a critical role in improving joint flexibility, reducing pain, stiffness and swelling, and improving circulation.

Hyaluronic Acid (HA): A natural pain reliever and component of connective tissue that helps to cushion and lubricate. HA can ease the flexing of joints by restoring cushioning and hydrating skin from the inside out.

Green Lipped Sea Mussel: Known to support surrounding tissue and bones. Green lipped sea mussels contain anti-inflammatory properties from fatty Omega-3 acids, which can assist in lubricating joints and reducing joint discomfort.

Tart Cherry Extract: Reduces inflammation in joints while enhancing mobility and wellness. Research has also shown that tart cherries can lower blood cholesterol levels and can help to maintain a healthy weight, both of which are markers of inflammation.

Natural Eggshell Membrane (NEM): A naturally harvested formulation comprised of key ingredients individually recognized as supporting healthy joints and connective tissues. Contains naturally occurring polysaccharides and proteins essential for maintaining healthy cartilage and the surrounding synovial fluid.

Boswellic Acid: Boswellia is an Ayurvedic plant that contains triterpenoids called boswellic acids. Dried extracts of the resin of the Boswellia serrata tree have been used since antiquity in India as a natural pain reliever.

Glucosamine: A natural chemical compound found in the body that keeps cartilage in joints healthy. It also provides the building blocks to synthesize new cartilage.

Chondroitin: A naturally occurring substance in connective tissues. Its anti-inflammatory properties and stimulation of Hyaluronic Acid (HA) synthesis help relieve pain, increase joint mobility, and decrease the need for painkillers.

Healthy Dogma’s K9 Mobility supplement contains all these ingredients plus essential minerals to relieve your dog’s joint inflammation so they can feel their best, even as they age.

Formulated as a tasty powdered supplement, administration is easy – you just sprinkle it over their food.

It’s the best dog arthritis supplement you can get – highly effective and 100% natural and safe.

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K9 Mobility Arthritis Joint Supplement for Dogs


Article Sources

1. http://www.thedogdaily.com/health/illness/dogs_arthritis/index.html

2. http://www.fda.gov/AnimalVeterinary/SafetyHealth/ProductSafetyInformation/ucm055369.htm