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What is the best pain relief for a pug dog? We live 3 hours from a vet and am trying to relieve his back pain.

Smartliving Guest asked this
November 17, 2014 at 12:21 AM



Dear Barb,

Paracetamol would not be safe to give to your dog. I would start with a safe approach such as PROMAXOL. It helps to decrease pain, inflammation, and stiffness and stimulate healing. Initially I would give a half dose with breakfast and supper. After improvement is seen you can decrease to a whole dose once daily. For longer term management you can switch to ARTHRO-IONX. In addition I find it helpful to follow a holistic approach by giving some nutritional supplements to accompany the homeopathic. I would use MSM, probiotics, vitamin C, and Omega 3,6,9. If nerves are part of the problem, then giving a choline/ B vitamin supplement called GeriForm is helpful. If this does not totally solve the problem then you should see a veterinarian to rule out Kidney disease or some other problem that might be causing the back pain.

I would also suggest an evaluation by a veterinary chiropractor. If a correction is needed, that can help with better movement. Usually it makes a big difference. Acupuncture is also worth checking into. But it might be more difficult to find someone that offers these services.

Best wishes,

Dr. Char

Dr. Char Wilson, DVM Health Coach answered
November 18, 2014 at 10:17 AM
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