Pain and Inflammation Control - Post Surgery or Injury

Written by: Dr. Jean Hofve, Holistic Veterinarian, DVM

Pain and Inflammation Control - Post Surgery or Injury

After injury or surgery we often want to aid our companions' healing process and reduce any pain associated with the trauma. In addition, some animals may experience chronic pain due to arthritis or other musculo-skeletal problems. There are a variety of natural remedies available to help reduce our companions' pain, along with physical healing modalities that are very beneficial.

Homeopathic remedies are a very safe and relatively easy way to assist healing and pain control. These can be used along with any conventional medications and herbal remedies, and very rarely show any side effects.

Both dogs and cats can experience healthy joint support with herbs, like yucca and boswellia, can support a healthy inflammation response and support healing, especially when administered along with a glucosamine & chondroitin supplement.

Traditional Chinese Medicine herbal complexes with a long history of use in humans and have shown promising results in dogs as well.

Combinations of remediesm including enzymes, Chinese herbs and homeopathics, can offer support with discomfort and support a healthy inflammation response. These are excellent for supporting joint health.

Flower Essences are a very safe addition to any pain control program as they are completely safe and easy to administer. They can be rubbed in through the paws and ears for those animals that are difficult to dose orally.

A final note - it is imperative to determine the underlying cause of your companion's pain before attempting to treat it. Pain is an important messenger and masking pain without knowing the source can create further problems.