We often say that ‘dog is man’s best friend’ and we all know how true it is. But, can you say for sure when your pet dog is in pain? Or for that matter your cat? When it comes to pain, animals are stoic by nature. Their basic instinct is to hide pain or even infirmity. This nature of animals exist because in the wild if one animal expresses that he is infirm or not well, other animals will start attacking that animal. But that does not mean that your pet dog and cat does feel pain or is not subjected to pain. So if you have a pet dog or cat at home then you should know the importance of pain medication for animals.
Generally as we are more attuned to our dog than the veterinarian we are more likely to notice if our pet is in pain or not. No one understands animal language but at the same time we can pick up signs and symbols that tells us whether our pet is hurt and is in pain or not. And this pain can be of temporary or permanent nature as well. Like humans, animals also suffer from organ failure, bone dislocation, arthritis and even loss of muscle.
There are certain guidelines that all pet owners must know so that they can take proper care of their pets.
- Get your pets checked by an experienced veterinarian at regular intervals to make sure that everything is right with your pet.
- Make sure that you don’t give grains or any form of carbohydrates in your pet’s diet.
- In order to ensure that your pet is healthy, fit and fine, make your pet exercise in order to lower their weight.
- You also need to include MSM, SAM-e, and Celyl Myristolaete, glucosamine/chondroiton supplements in your pet’s diet as well.
- Vitamin e supplements and fish oils should also be included.
- Suitable homeopathic medicines
- Anti-inflammatory medications
- Acupuncture if possible.
Is there any specific pet treatment is available?
Make sure that the medications use to relieve your pet of their pain are safe and effective. The FDA Center for Veterinarian Medicine i.e. the CVM regulates the medications used for the animals. One simply cannot6 go ahead and administer any medicine to the animals. Only the medicines approved by them can be used for the treatment procedure. For example: it has approved the NSAIDs which is a non steroidal drug. The list of approved medicines includes:
- etogesic (etodolac),
- rimadly (carprofen),
- metacam (meloxicam),
- zubrin (tepoxalin),
- previcox (ferocoxib)
- And novax (generic rimadly).
Make sure that all the medicines that you give to your pet whether it is a dog or cat, has been advised by the veterinarian. The doctor will tell you the amount of dosage and the frequency with which you need to give the medicine to your pet. This whole thing varies from one dog to another. But in case of cats, it is a bit difficult to administer oral medication as they hardly metabolize any kind of drug so there are really very few options for them. It is extremely that a pet owner knows and realizes the importance of pet medication and is aware of their usage.
Author’s Bio: The topic writer Caitlin Coates has been running a pet care centre for seven years. She suggests us following www.altamontkennels.com to know more information about your pets and dogs as well.