Strains and Sprains in Dogs
It often seems your dog can run around with boundless energy all day. Even jumping on beds and scratching behind ears are feats of flexibility and athleticism that can cause a strain.
Whether yours is a hunting dog clearing hurdles or a house pet that took a hard landing off the couch, it’s not uncommon for dogs to get strains and sprains in the performance of their daily antics.
If you watch your dog, the signs of a strain may be obvious:
- Is your dog limping?
- Sleeping more than usual?
- Favoring a leg or paw?
- More careful than rambunctious?
Depending on how serious it seems, a trip to the vet may be in order. Your veterinary will check for anything that is out-of-place, sore, swollen, or warm to the touch. These days, high-technology including X-rays, MRIs, or even ultrasound may be called upon the make a diagnosis.
If you suspect a minor sprain or strain, a simple at-home treatment is to rub the affected spot with O2 Derm PET oxygen gel. The molecular oxygen and oxygen compounds of O2 Derm PET not only help with sprains and strains, but also relieve general skin irritations and itching.
Use O2 Derm™ PET 3X per day, rubbing it in to help with maximum trans-dermal penetration.