Natural Anti-Inflammatories for Dogs

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Whether your dog suffers from arthritis, inflammatory bowel disease or aged-related soreness, you’ll know the importance of finding a safe and effective treatment for their inflammation. There’s nothing worse than seeing your canine companion in pain, that’s why pet owners often resort to pharmaceutical solutions to their dog’s suffering. However, did you know that there is an abundance of natural anti-inflammatories? From CBD oil to turmeric, ginger to licorice root, there’s bound to be something to suit your dog’s taste and help take the edge off their inflammatory pain.

 

5 Natural Anti-Inflammatories for Dogs

There’s a reason why people say let food be thy medicine. Discover the natural anti-inflammatories you may even already have in your kitchen cupboard.

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CBD

Don’t be afraid of CBD! It’s actually a very effective anti-inflammatory. When purchasing CBD oil, be sure to pick up the hemp-derived product as it contains no THC, which causes the psycho-active ingredients associated with marijuana and is toxic to dogs. CBD acts as a relaxant, allowing your dog to feel relief from pain during times of inflammation. Although not a treatment for the cause of your dog’s condition, it’s a way great to manage their pain and help them relax.

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Turmeric

This common spice really is a miracle ingredient. The yellow fragrant spice has been used as a natural anti-inflammatory for generations. Research shows curcumin, the active ingredient in turmeric, works just as well as a number of pharmaceutical anti-inflammatories. Add a sprinkle to your dog’s tea or make a paste from warm water to treat your poorly pup.

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Ginger

Another plant root that’s been proven to effectively treat inflammation is ginger. This zingy spice is particularly effective in the treatment of digestive inflammation. You’ll find ginger reduces nausea, vomiting and stomach pain in your dog.

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Licorice Root

The plant kingdom really is full of anti-inflammatory wonders. Licorice root contains glycyrrhizin, which is a natural corticosteroid. This root works well alongside your vet’s treatment plan for inflammation, be it joint, skin or digestive issues. However, if your dog has high blood pressure or a heart or kidney disorder, do not administer licorice root as it causes increased sodium levels and water retention.

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Arnica

This small alpine plant can be used externally to treat skin, muscle and joint inflammation. Make sure your dog doesn’t consume arnica as it is only for external use.

If you’re in doubt about whether a natural remedy will benefit your precious pup, consult your vet.

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