Dogs experience pain for a variety of reasons, just like us.
Active dogs hurt when they tear a cruciate ligament.
Older dogs feel pain when they develop arthritis.
Some pups have nerve, bone or muscle pain due to cancer.
Most pain and inflammation isn’t curable, but it is treatable.
Traditional veterinarians will recommend Western remedies such as non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) to treat the pain associated with arthritis, inflammation or torn cruciate ligaments.
However, NSAIDs and pharmaceuticals often have strong side effects.
A veterinarian practicing Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine (TCVM) may recommend alternative options to strong pharmaceuticals, such as Eastern and Western herbs or supplements.
PET | TAO recommends “Comfort” Supplement for dog pain.
What is in the “Comfort” Supplement?
PET | TAO Comfort is a holistic supplement combining:
- Yucca schidigera
- Boswellia serrata
- MSM (Methylsulfonylmethane)
- Manganese Ascorbate
PET | TAO “Comfort” also contains the following inactive ingredients:
- Brewer’s Dried Yeast
- Canola Oil
- Dried Potato Product
- Mixed Tocopherols
- Natural Flavoring
- Rosemary Extract
- Sorbic Acid
- Tapioca Starch
- Vegetable Oil
In Chinese medicine, Cornus goes to meridians of liver and kidney, primarily tonifying these organs.
Chinese studies published in The American Journal of Chinese Medicine reveal the benefits of Cornus on blood flow to the kidney and spleen.
Practitioners administer Cornus with yin tonics to treat lower back and knee pain due to liver and kidney yin deficiency.
Cornus is also combined with middle-warming and yang-tonifying herbs to treat lumbar soreness.
Boswellia serrata, also known as Indian Frankincense, is a resinous gum extract of the Boswellia bush.
Salai guggal, the oleogum resin of the Boswellia Serrata tree, was used in Ayurvedic medicine to treat pain, inflammation, and other illnesses for centuries.
Researchers from the Regional Research Laboratory in Jammu, India found oleogum from Boswellia serrata as effective in treating inflammation.
The compounds in Boswellia decrease glycosaminoglycan degradation and inhibit mediators of autoimmune disorders, slowing the progression of cartilage damage in arthritic joints.
According to research from a Swiss study, dogs with osteoarthritis and degenerative conditions given Boswellia serrata extract experienced relief from symptoms.
MSM, short for methylsulfonylmethane, is a non-toxic, odorless chemical.
In nature, MSM exists in animals, plants, and humans.
In the body, MSM helps the body efficiently use vitamins and nutrients.
Supplementing MSM is beneficial for amino acids in the skin. MSM decreases pressure inside cells, allowing water and nutrients to flow better inside cells. This process more effectively nourishes the body and improves skin elasticity.
Yucca is a succulent, cactus-like plant belonging to the lily family according to most botanists.
It contains steroidal saponins, which can provide safe and effective relief from joint pain and inflammation.
In this context, “steroidal” refers to natural phytosterols, which are different from synthetic corticosteroid drugs.
Yucca is most commonly used to help bad odors in dog urine and feces due to its chemical breakdown of urea.
In studies, yucca inhibited anhydrous ammonia, the compound responsible for a microbial enzyme called urease, which causes bad smells.
However, excess urea and extremely bad-smelling stools are often the result of a poor quality diet.
Feeding your pup a well-balanced diet, such as PET | TAO Holistic canned dog food, is best for your pet’s overall health.
The properties making yucca beneficial in breaking down urea, also give it the ability to promote circulation through damaged tissue.
Increased circulation allows the body to absorb more tissue-repairing nutrients.
Meadowsweet, also known as Filipendula ulmaria, is a fragrant wildflower native to Europe and Western Asia.
It contains salicylates such as salicin, salicylaldehyde, and methyl salicylate.
These compounds oxidize in the digestive tract, forming salicylic acid, which is similar to aspirin or acetylsalicylic acid.
The salicin in Meadowsweet blocks prostaglandins, hormone-like chemicals causing pain and inflammation.
Salicin has anti-inflammatory properties, reduces pain and fever.
Meadowsweet alleviates joint pain by reducing acidity, a known cause of inflammation.
For centuries, health experts use Meadowsweet to treat arthritis and rheumatism of muscles and joints, and may improve connective joint tissue.
In a study by the UCD Institute of Food and Health in Ireland, scientists identified Meadowsweet as protective against oxidative damage, which is a common feature in diseases.
Another study from Russia showed the water-alcohol extracts from Meadowsweet inhibit the development of the symptoms of inflammation, similarly to NSAIDs.
How Does the “Comfort” Alleviate Dog Pain?
Instead of utilizing one beneficial vitamin or mineral, PET | TAO’s “Comfort” Supplement combines several to provide the strongest positive impact on your pet.
Each ingredient is even stronger when used in conjunction with other herbs and compounds.
A supplement including yucca, Boswellia, MSM, meadowsweet, and Cornus more effectively helps your pup than one alone.
Does “Comfort” Have Side Effects?
Contact your veterinarian before giving your pet any supplement.
Safe use in pregnant animals or animals intended for breeding has not been proven.
Use with caution in animals on steroids, with cardiac issues, or with kidney issues.
If animal’s condition worsens or does not improve, stop product administration and consult your veterinarian.
Due to the tasty nature of our products, please do not leave product unattended around pets.
PET | TAO’s “Comfort” Supplement should not negatively impact your pet.
If you notice any harmful side effects, please consult your veterinarian immediately.
Seeking an all-natural supplement to boost your pet’s joint health?
Powerful Tools for Overcoming Dog Arthritis Challenges
There are many quick and easy changes you can make at home to help you give your dog an edge on easing dog arthritis pain.
- Learn more about dog arthritis.
- Try cooking for your dog or feeding a high-quality dog food. Home-cooked diets and wet food help keep your pet from gaining too much weight. In turn, less weight means less stress on your dog’s bones and joints. PET | TAO’s Chill and Blaze are top choices for arthritic dogs.
- Ease your dog’s discomfort naturally. PET | TAO’s Comfort is a blend of Eastern herbs and Western supplements to soothe your dog’s arthritic challenges to make him/her more comfortable.
- Provide joint support. PET | TAO’s Harmonize Joint is a blend of Eastern herbs and Western supplements working together to lubricate and restore your dog’s joints.
- Try Freeze Dried Kidney Treats. According to TCVM, Kidney controls the bones and joints and supports arthritic challenges in a “like treats like” manner.
- Learn more about TCVM Herbal Remedies. Chinese medicine offers many amazing natural solutions for dog arthritis. Some good examples are: