What Painhaviour Is & Why I Think We Need to Create a New Word!

What Painhaviour Is & Why I Think We Need to Create a New Word!

Pain affects all of us at some stage in our lives. It can be acute or chronic, come and go or be constant. It might only hurt when we do certain actions or over do things, like dig the garden. Pain is the reason we most often visit the doctors. It isn’t always obvious; watch ten people in the street and maybe eight will have some kind of pain but you can’t necessarily see it. Pain influences how we deal with the world around us: our tolerance levels, mood, ability to communicate well and energy levels. In short our behaviour … Continue reading

6 Alternatives for Treating Chronic Pain in Dogs

Chronic Pain in Dogs? Tips for Dog Health…

Chronic pain is a common medical issue in dogs. Dogs often experience chronic arthritic pain in the hip, knee, back, and other joints in the body. The first course of treatment in these dogs typically include non-steroidal anti-inflammatories (NSAIDs) such as Rimadyl, Deramaxx, or Previcox. These oral medication are commonly prescribed because they are the most effective and provide the quickest relief in many dogs. However, despite their ability to provide pain relief, there are dogs unable to have these medications for various reasons. There are dogs who experience sensitivity to NSAID’s which manifests as loss of appetite, vomiting, or diarrhea. Since NSAIDs require the … Continue reading