The Well Dog Place

Dr. Ken Tudor Holistic Veterinarian

Essential Oils are among the complementary therapies for dogs in pain with conditions like arthritis.

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Do you worry about the side effects of your dog’s arthritis medications. Many dog owners do and rightfully so. Nonsteriodal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs, or NSAIDs, can cause problems for dogs.

1) Stomach ulcers or frequent indigestion are common side effects.
2) NSAID cannot be used with steroid drugs for allergy treatment due to severe stomach irritation and ulcer formation.
3) NSAIDs also inhibit clot formation and increase the chance of post-surgical bleeding.
4) Worse case they can cause liver of kidney failure

But there are natural alternatives that don’t have these same risks. Certain individual or formulas of essential oils have the same pain relieving properties as NSAIDs without the harsh side effects.

Applied to painful areas, the combined effects of these oils have potent pain relieving qualities. One of my clients that used our Well Dog proprietary blend said that it was very helpful making her brother’s terminally ill dog much more comfortable in its final days. Applied to the belly skin, it relieved the pain of his abdominal cancer.

Essential oils can be very irritating to the skin if not properly diluted. Dilution and dosing instructions should be under veterinary supervision. We can help.

Ken Tudor DVM
Dr. Ken Tudor, Holistic Veterinarian

Dr. Ken Tudor is a recognized expert and leader in the field of pet nutrition and fitness. He has developed a pet weight management program and served on the American Animal Hospital Association task force to develop their Weight Management Guidelines for Dogs and Cats. He is also a frequent guest on the Pet World Insider radio show and a popular guest on the televised Pet Ex Talks-Pet Experts Empowering Pet Parents show.

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