What Can I Give My Dog for Pain at Home? – Dogster

When your dog injures herself, you may be tempted to search through your medicine cabinet to find something to help your dog in pain — but don’t. Giving her any human over-the-counter pain medication at home could cause more harm.

What can I give my dog for pain relief at home?

Nothing in your medicine cabinet is safe for your dog’s pain relief. Advil, Tylenol, Aleve and other human pain medications are dangerous for dogs. Giving NSAIDs or non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs made for humans to dogs can damage the kidneys and liver and can cause stomach ulcers and seizures and even death.

The preferred way to treat your dog’s pain is with pain relief made specifically for dogs and approved by the FDA. These medications, such as Carprofen and Grapiprant, are considered safe for dogs and are available by veterinarian prescription.