Using DMSO For Dogs With Joint Inflammation

Here you will find information about the use and dosage of DMSO for dogs, as well as important safety precautions and side effect details.

DMSO, also known as dimethyl sulfoxide, is a supplement often given to dogs suffering from joint pain and swelling to surpress symptoms of pain and aid in recovery. It is sold as a gel which is to be applied topically to the affected area. It not only works by blocking signals from the nerves which signal pain but also scavenges free radicals around the treated area.

DMSO dosage for dogs

To use DMSO, simply apply a little of the gel onto the affected area you wish to treat for relief of pain.

Is DMSO safe for dogs?

DMSO is safe for use in dogs and has been FDA approved for treating musculoskeletal disorders.

Safety precautions:

  • Talk to the vet before using DMSO to treat your dog
  • Consider other medications for treating your pet’s symptoms if DMSO does not appear to help

DMSO does not require a prescription to use, but you should still discuss treatment with your vet. The vet may suggest alternatives which are better suited to your dog and his/her specific condition.

Uses of DMSO for dogs

DMSO is often used for dogs with:

  • Joint pain
  • Inflammation
  • Arthritis

However there is a huge body of evidence showing DMSO’s effectiveness in the treatment of many other conditions such as lupus in dogs and scleroderma, as well as superficial conditions such as burns and scars.

Side effects when giving DMSO to your dog

Side effects of DMSO use in dogs is unknown. Contact the vet if your pet suffers any negative side effects during use.

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