How do you relieve arthritis pain or pain from an acute injury to a muscle or joint? You may take an anti-inflammatory medication, but your doctor will always prescribe "ice and heat."
But suppose your dog gets wounded or has arthritis pain? He is not likely to lie on a heating pad or a package of frozen peas for very long.
Unfortunately, I am brought to this topic by a fall I took yesterday... on top of my dog. I tripped over him while I was watering plants. Stepping backwards, I did not realize that he was right at my feet and, poor pup, he did not get out from under me in time. So, I am on 20 minutes of heat and 20 minutes of ice, but I have to wrap up a heating pad and then a bag of frozen peas and hold them on my dog's sore rear end for several minutes every few hours. No surprise, he tries to hide when he sees me coming.
Looking for a solution, I came across a fabulous line of therapy products made just for dogs, patented and manufactured by Caldera, that stay in place because the neoprene is fitted for a dog's anatomy! The Pet Therapy Wraps contain Pet Therapy Gel, a latex-free, non-toxic, non-hazardous, microwave and freezer safe packet that remains pliable when frozen.
These wraps are made of 4-way stretch neoprene and have Velcro straps and quick release buckle systems to insure a secure fit that's also easy to slip on and off. The Caldera Pet Therapy wraps are also machine washable. If you have a dog with arthritis, she will get plenty of comfy, joint-and muscle-soothing wear out of the Caldera wraps.
Here are some examples of the Caldera Pet Therapy Wraps.
Here is what comes in the package, minus the dog.
Now, if your dog is sore all over or just needs a warm spot in winter or a cold spot in summer, you must look into Calder's Pet Pain Relieving Cushion! It has a tough nylon construction on the outside and Pet Gel Therapy packets on the inside and it comes in small, medium, and large! This item is available from Hammacher Schlemmer, which has a lifetime guarantee on all products!
Make sure you read the sellers' return policies before you purchase your Pet Therapy Wrap or Pet Pain Relieving Mat.
That's the buzz for today!