One day, your pet may very well suffer from an inflammatory condition like arthritis, bronchitis, colitis, or tonsillitis. The best thing you can do is to be aware of the causes and stop the problem before it ever becomes a problem. Learn how to prevent this with our guide to pain and inflammation in pets.
1) What is Pain and Inflammation?
Inflammation is the immune response that occurs when the body is trying to heal itself from injury, infection and wounds. Blood flow increases to the effected areas which then causes those areas to turn red and become warm. Blood vessels leak fluid to the tissue surrounding the areas causing swelling and pressure.
Without inflammation your pet’s injuries would never heal. But, with this swelling and increased pressure comes a price: pain. You can most always expect pain to stem from inflammation. This pain can be excruciating for your pet and last a long time if not treated.
What’s worse is if inflammation persists for long periods of time, it can predispose your dog to other diseases, even possibly to some forms of cancer. In this guide to pain and inflammation in pets, learn about the associated conditions, the causes, symptoms and treatment.
2) Conditions Associated With Pain & Inflammation
Sometimes inflammation is obvious usually due to an exterior, visible injury or infection. However, sometimes the injury is more internal and it’s harder to diagnose because you can’t physically see it. Some of these hard to see inflammatory conditions such as Arthritis, Inflammatory bowel disease, Dermatitis, Glomerulonephritis are as listed below. Here lists just some of the major conditions and ailments associated with pain & inflammation.
- Cat Pain
- Dog Hives
- Cat Arthritis
- Herniated Disc
- Immune Mediated Disease
- Inflammatory bowel disease
- Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA)
- Cat Inflammation
- Intervertebral Disc Disease (IVDD)
- Wobbler’s Syndrome
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3) What causes Pain and Inflammation in your pet?
Exterior injuries such as rashes, cuts, bites, dermatitis, skin conditions, ingrown nails, and sores cause pain and inflammation. Pain and inflammation occurs more common due to interior injuries or conditions such as arthritis, pancreatitis, inflammatory joint disease, and panosteitis. When there is interior tissue or bone damage, the body naturally inflames in attempt to heal itself.
4) What are the symptoms of Pain and Inflammation?
Symptoms of Pain and inflammation are: swelling and redness around the effected area. If the joints are inflamed then you will see them be less mobile. Other symptoms of joint pain & inflammation include mild limping or stiffness, weight gain, losing interest in attention and playing, seeming less alertness and sleeping more, weary to jump on the bed and less excited to jump on you, more cautious when climbing up stairs. It is this type of behavior can mean that your dog is developing arthritis or some type of joint inflammation condition.
5) How to Treat Pain and Inflammation naturally in your pet
Lots of exercise, minimal stress, healthy body weight and great nutrition are all key factors contributing to reducing your pet’s pain and inflammation. Whether it’s Arthritis, Inflammatory bowel disease, Dermatitis, Glomerulonephritis, it is important that we look at the root of the problem first.
Poor diet is the main cause of inflammation. Over time, if not dealt with, a poor diet may lead to arthritis, not to mention this can lead to 100’s of other poor health conditions. Below are some things you can do to naturally battle the source of your pet’s pain and inflammation.
- Eliminating processed foods, drugs and toxins is the first step to treating your dog for pain & inflammation associated with arthritis and other chronic pain conditions. Rid of processed foods containing wheat, spelt or soy. Kick those food additives and preservatives to the curb. Say no to processed sugar, GMOs (genetically modified foods ), dairy and meat from stressed out caged factory based animals.
- Fix the fat problem. Both Omega-3’s and Omega-6’s are important to regulate your dog’s immune system. Omega-6 fats trigger inflammation while the Omega-3 fats work to reduce inflammation. When together they balance each other out unless they are thrown by the foods we decide to feed our loved pets. When this balance is thrown off the outcome over time will result in conditions like arthritis. If you feed your pet any animal meat products make are that they are labeled cage free or grass fed. This will help lower inflammation as a whole. And add when possible Omega-3’s to balance out the good fats within their diets.
- More Antioxidants. Free radicals are tiny dangerous substances that build up from inflammation. Antioxidants can stop these radicals from damaging cells. Antioxidants can also help prevent heart disease, cancer, and immune problems. They clean the crap that your pet’s body that has left behind from poor diets. This makes them the perfect choice when it comes to fighting arthritis and other common conditions caused by inflammation. Many wild blueberries like goji berries and cranberries are great antioxidants. Many herbs like Turmeric, cumin, ginger, oregano, basil, and cinnamon are all high in antioxidants as well.
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Concluding our guide to pain and inflammation in pets: These simple steps can help you assess the center of your problem. Follow these rules and you will see great results. When it comes to inflammation and pain conditions like arthritis now you know how to take care of it naturally and easily without throwing away money buying expensive joint supplements and NSAIDS that might not even work as this only will mask the real problem.
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