As our pets age they can succumb to pain caused due to illness or injury and we all want to do what we can to make it better. It is never fun to see our pets suffer, however, sometimes our efforts can lead to more harm.
Dog hip pain or hip dysplasia is a painful condition that causes one or both hip joints to develop abnormally while your pup is growing. Most dogs inherit hip dysplasia from one of their parents and symptoms like stiff hips in dogs usually start while they are growing and can eventually lead to arthritis
Sore hips are common in larger dog breeds, you might start noticing your dog starts to lose balance or they frequently wobble when walking. Causes of hip pain in dogs can be caused when the joint becomes looser over time and shifts its position, causing more damage to the joint's ligaments.
It is important that you do not ignore pet pain, unlike an injury we might sustain and leave to heal on its own, in a dog this pain can cause significant distress in addition to the physical aches and pains. A simple examination to identify if your dog is in pain is to pet them and see if they show any signs of discomfort or if you notice that your pet is reluctant to rise from a sitting or lying position.
We are often asked for advice on the best medicine for dog hip pain or if a dog can take aspirin or ibuprofen for hip pain. The short answer is no. While your vet may prescribe aspirin to help your dog when they are in pain, you should not give them the same medication you have in your medicine cabinet. Medicines, like ibuprofen, can be toxic to dogs, even in small doses. Always consult your vet before administering any medication or supplements and never assume it is safe to give your other pet dog suffering from a similar injury the same medication.
Hip and joint pain relief for dogs is a very common concern for most pet owners. When you notice that your dog has hip pain it can be very distressing, especially when you notice that your dog has sore hips after running or taking a long walk. At GudFur we provide a range of supplements to support your dog’s hip and joint pain, these alternative treatments can provide relief to your pet. Please read the ingredients on the website, and ensure that you follow the nutrition and feeding instruction guides, for the best results, and consult your vet. Hip joint pain relief for dogs can take time so make sure you persist with your medication and or supplements and look out for any side-effects. Not all dog hip pain medication causes side-effects but if you do notice anything out of the ordinary do consult with your vet.
Dog hip pain sudden onset can happen at any time, so we hope you found this blog of interest and feel free to share your stories with us and comment below. We are glad you found us and we hope that we can support you and your pet in the future.