The Top 8 Effective Home Remedies For Dog Pain Relief

Dog Pain Relief Home Remedy

Looking for an effective dog pain relief home remedy? In this article, we will cover the most effective (in our opinion) home remedies and hopefully help you, if you’re having problems at home with your pet.

Be sure to comment if we have missed any!

Seeing your beloved pet pooch in pain, is no doubt as uncomfortable for you, as it is for them. It's not so easy for them to make their way into the kitchen, poor a nice cold glass of water and take 2 painkillers, as we do to ease our pain.

Although the scenario above isn’t possible for your dog, home remedies to sooth pain and reduce inflammation do exist, which are more often than not, incredibly simple.

As dog lovers and owners ourselves here at the dogs health blog, we have put our heads together and come up with a list of home remedies, in which you can follow to help relieve your dog of the nasty pain they are experiencing.

How Can I Be Sure That My Dog Experiencing Pain?

First of all, its really important to be sure that your dog is in fact, in pain.

If you are visiting this page unsure that your dog is in pain, they we highly recommend speaking to your vet to ensure that a miss diagnosis doesn't happen.

If you are however certain that your dog is in pain, here's some quick points on sign's your dog might be showing, to confirm:

  • Limping
  • Panting
  • Whining or whimpering
  • Loss of appetite
  • Restlessness
  • Change in behaviour

Effective Dog Pain Relief Home Remedy List

Hemp Oil

Not to be confused with CBD Oil, this easy to administer and an organic solution is very popular among pet owners.

Not just used as a dog pain relief home remedy, it is also used for the likes of seizures, anxiety and stress.

Also containing sources of polyunsaturated fats such as omega-6 and omega-3, which aid a balanced diet for your dog.


As well as treating pain for humans, this is also a very popular choice for canines. It’s backed by a huge amount of scientific research, in which it's stated that it also contains anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.

An effective way to administer turmeric is to bake your dog some delicious dog treats which are rich in turmeric.

Alternatively if you are looking to give this to your dog directly, then we suggest adding in some black pepper and coconut oil (or healthy fat alternative) to help your dog digest it properly.


We agree, this at first seems like a terrible suggestion, however it has been proven that low impact exercises can help relieve pain, especially arthritis pain.

Consider taking your dog for a short walk on soft terrain and see how they react. It’s also a solution which will get you out and about too!


A common benefit for Ginger is how well it helps with digestion and nausea. But it’s hardly ever looked upon as a cure to pain relief, especially not from people who suffer from arthritis, which surprisingly, it’s really well suited for.

Ginger helps with arthritis by stopping part of the immune system from producing leukotrienes, which are responsible for inflammation.

Please note: It is known that Ginger can cause the blood to thin, so please be aware of this if your dog has any upcoming surgeries. Please also consult with your vet first, as blood sugar and blood pressure levels may also be affected.


Taking the supplement approach is very common for owners whose dogs suffer from arthritis.

If you are considering getting supplements for your dog, then we suggest ones which specifically contain and ingredient called Glucosamine,

Glucosamine helps repair body tissues such as cartilage, so it is super effect for joint problems.

Light Therapy

There are many home-use light therapy kits available on the market, so this treatment is more accessible than ever.

Most devices are low level light and non-invasive, so no harm will be caused to your pet.

The only downside to this remedy, is that it requires a daily dosage of around 8-15 minutes (depending on symptoms) which you will have to manually apply. Although, if like me, 15 minutes is only a fraction of the time in which i pamper my pooch, then it won’t be a chore at all!

Physical Therapy

As with the previous point on exercise, this isn’t a solution which will provide your dog with instant pain relief. But it's one you should definitely consider as the long term benefits are too good to ignore.

It’s common for pet owners to put their dogs through physical therapy to help recover from an injury or recent surgery.

Bonus: Massage therapy is also something which can be applied within the comforts of your own home, which i guarantee your dog will love.


Boswellia is a resin substance, which is obtained by being extracted from tree bark.

This resin contains strong phytochemicals that are highly effective towards reducing inflammation and pain.

A dosage for Boswellia can range from 5mg - 10g per pound of body weight.

It’s also worth noting that side effects are very rare and mild if they do occur, so please take this into consideration.


Although we are confident that this list is the best of the bunch, it’s always worth consulting with your vet before applying any of these into your daily lives as prescription medication may have an effect on these remedies and vice versa.

It's also worth noting that this list is only our suggestions on home remedies and not something you should consider as a final solution, especially if your dog is suffering from severe pain, in which case you should seek medical attention.

Final note, if you are reading this article because your pet is suffering from pain, then we really do hope this list helped in some way. Our pets are our world, so we understand how much stress this can lead to when they are in discomfort.

We wish you and them all the best!

Have we missed any off the list? Feel free to share in the comments section below and we will happily update our suggestions.

Katie Scott
Katie loves the small dogs and has had Yorkies and Poodles most of her life. Her love of dogs began when she was 4 when her mom got her the first dog she ever owned. It was a Yorkie she called Mocha which she loved the most. After graduating from college, she volunteers at a dog rescue shelter, and this offers her the chance to give something back to the community. Being a volunteer also widens her social circle and makes her feel appreciated.