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Topical Treatments for Muscle Pain in Your Pets

Aches, pains, pulled muscles, and sprains – regardless of who is the one suffering – can be debilitating. We would like to discuss a few treatments for muscle pain in your pets to help them feel better.

We as humans have become intimately familiar with experiencing and treating these everyday pains.

While a painkiller or two here and there is often enough to do the job for ourselves, what if it’s our pets who are hurting?

Fortunately, there are a number of topical solutions to your pets’ muscle aches and pains, from the most minor pulls to post-surgery pain relief.

Topical Treatments for Muscle Pain in Your Pets


On the more minor end, topical gels containing the active ingredients benzocaine (and often salicylic acid) can aid in treating minor muscle pains in your dog or cat when applied topically to the wound or pain point.

These gels can be helpful in establishing a barrier against germs to prevent infection if your pet is suffering from an open wound, or tends to lick or chew at their pains.

Topical Analgesics

Popular topical analgesics such as Draw it Out can provide pain relief to pets who are suffering from achy joints and muscles, particularly those that come with old age.

Primarily composed of water, sodium, chloride, magnesium, sulfate, potassium, and a blend of minerals, this spray is free of harsh chemicals, safe for pets, and colorless and odorless.

Vet applying medication to large black and white dog

Oxygen Gels

Rising in popularity, oxygen healing gel for animals, such as PET Oxygen, offers relief from a fairly wide array of symptoms your pet may be facing.

Recommended by vets and advertised as being 100% safe, this gel is oxygen-rich, helping to provide the skin and muscles of animals with what they need to grow and repair themselves.

These oxygen gels can also be helpful in treating itching and scratching on your pets, as well as interdigital cysts that could cause pain when walking or standing.

Pain Relief for Your Horse

Have a bigger pet to treat some sore muscles?

Products containing a blend of herbs such as Absorbine use natural pain relief treatments to both reduce swelling and loosen stiff muscles and joints.

Products like this were created with the intention of being used on horses, so ask your vet before using this on any other animal to be safe.

Brown dog licking vet on the cheek

Needless to say, it’s advisable that you consult with your veterinarian prior to treating your pet for its aches and pains, regardless of the approach you choose to take.

Remember, the health of your pet is the most important factor here, and your vet will be knowledgeable about what’s best for your pet.

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