Dr. Frank’s Joint Pain Relief For Dogs & Cats Review

November 13th, 2008 by Paul Johnson

Dr. Frank is the creator of the product Dr. Frank’s Joint Pain Relief Spray for Dogs & Cats. You may have recently seen teh advertisement on T.V or run across his website at petpainspray.com or mypetspainrelief.com. He also sells another version of the spray, but for humans at nopainspray.com . Dr. Frank advertises his Pet Pain Spray as a homeopathic cure for arthritis pain, that magically cures it within a couple weeks. The official listed ingredients are HPUS Byronia Alba 6C, Calcarea Carbonica 30C, Calcarea Phosphorica 6C, Causticum 30C, Mercurius vivus 30C, Rhus toxicodendron 6C, Ruta graveolens 30C, Silicea 6C, Sulphur 6C.

6 C means that it was diluted six times by a factor of 100 so the final dilution will be .000000000001 , which is 1 part per 1 trillion! So small I don’t think it could even be detected by many commercial water chemical testing devices. What is the point if all the ingredients are extremely diluted? All the ingredients are so diluted it’s basically nothing except the following inactive ingredients: Distilled Water, Vegetable Glycerin, Citric Acid, Potassium Sorbate and Natural Flavors.

Even if the concentrations were higher to be effective, you would have to take a leap of faith to first believe that a homeopathic remedy of these ingredients can be effective. The product has Rhus Toxicodendron, which I know some have tried to use to help relieve arthritis pain. Although Rhus toxicodendron is actually the stuff in poison ivy. I’m not sure if using poison ivy is exactly a good idea though. Of course according to Dr. Frank, it won’t cause poison ivy outbreaks because it’s too diluted which we already know. Everything in the product is too diluted to work. Some like White Bryonry Vine or Mercurius Vivus (derived from Mercury), are potentially dangerous poisons. Once again he says the Mercurius Vivus is too diluted to not cause problems.

The disgruntled chemist took a No Pain Challenge of the human version (No Pain Spray) to see if it worked. After 2 weeks, he found it did not relieve his arthritis. Dr. Frank offers a 30 day money back guarantee, but that is not enough time usually to figure out that it wouldn’t work and send it back. Remember, supplements do not have to be proven to work for them to make far reaching claims. I should also note that right now Dr. Frank has it setup that if you order a bottle, he will automatically bill you next month on your credit card for next month. The only way to stop it is to cancel. That shows he how shady his tactics are, so beware! If you want something effective you could either try asprin or I would look at Flexpet , since it’s ingredient is backed by many studies for helping arthritis.

  1. Lucy on November 13th, 2008

    Does this really work? My dog just turned 11 and I’ve been following tips on how to maintain her joint health. I walk her on a regular basis (for a short period of time), give her daily massages and have her on a low-fat diet. But I wish there was a supplement I can give her in conjunction with everything else. My dog hates swallowing anything suspicious (aka pills) so it would be best if I can mix it into her food. I really want to relieve as much pain as I can for her.

  2. Liz Steinman on November 13th, 2008

    I bought Pet Pain Spray. It doesn’t work. Save your money!

  3. Randy on November 13th, 2008

    My 6 year old boxer was diagnosed with severe arthritis and the vet said she needed 2 hip replacements! I was floored! My boxer had been limping for weeks and it finally got to the point where it was too painful for her to go for walks and play! I didn’t know what to do. Well i decided to do some research and I found that product you mentioned in your post called Arthroionx. I gave it to her everyday and by day 4 her limp was almost completely gone! it’s been 5 weeks since her vet visit and now she is like a puppy again! Neither of us have felt better in months! Arthroionx isn’t cheap but it is veyr effective and safe! I mix an ounce into her food and pour a little water in too!

    If any of you order this I can assure you, you won’t be disappointed! I’m just so happy and relieved my “crazy” boxer is back to her fun-loving self!

  4. admin on November 13th, 2008


    Well as said it doesn’t look like the Pet Pain Spray works. But you might want to look at the Cosequin, which I’ve used on my pets and has a lot of supplement ingredients that have been proven to work.

  5. Jim on November 30th, 2008

    I use Dr. Franks on ALL my 5 Chihuahuas and have been using it for almost a year. It was immediately and dramatically effective on my two oldest who had the most severe problems walking. They started acting like puppies again. Another of the other ones developed an upper tooth infection that erupted through the upper snout as an abcess. The vet gave her antibiotics but said we’d almost certainly need to have the tooth removed surgically, and the jawbone cleaned and closed up. The antibiotics worked, but two weeks later, the same4 problem started again. I started her on Dr. Franks and within 3 days the wound was reduced. After two weeks, it was gone. It hasn’t come back, in almost a year. This spray may not work on all dogs, but I won’t stop using it no matter WHO says otherwise.


  6. Tim on February 2nd, 2009

    Dr. Franks, like all homeopathic treatments, is a faith-based solution, not a science-based solution. Jim, if the spray helped your chihuahuas, then rest assured that distilled water would help them as well, for a lot less money.

  7. Sue on February 5th, 2009

    My cat sure is doing better!

  8. Confused in FL on September 7th, 2009

    My dad tried the spray for his Chihuahua. I guess it was either magic or fate but his Lab (less than 1 year old) and Shih Tzu (3 years old) got into the water. Both dead in less than 2 days. Could it be the spray? The Lab was 10x super energetic one day, the next she didnt act like she was feeling well, the next…. dead. Same with the other dog. I am not claiming that the spray killed the 2 animals, its just too strange how the events occured.

  9. admin on September 9th, 2009

    I doubt they died from it. As said earlier the ingredients are so diluted its almost nonexistant.

  10. tt on January 27th, 2010

    my dog lucy has hip problems and has been on dr. frank’s for 3 yrs and doing great! her vet had her a pain med. that left her unable to even get up to drink or pee. took her off the meds and once I started the dr. frank’s within 4 days she was her old self again. It may be diluted water as you say but in my experience it works……..I even use the human version for my arthritus

  11. Pam on February 16th, 2010

    I have sprayed this in my cat’s water for about three years, and it helps her. It only took a few weeks to notice that she was not having trouble getting up in chairs or on the sofa. She is 18 now and I know it is still helping her. I am on the last bottle and trying to find some more.

  12. Brenda on May 25th, 2010

    I’ve used Dr Frank’s homeophathic pet spray for over a year now and it has done wonders for my 12 year old lab. It takes time don’t expect it to work over night. I put in the water – my cats which are 9 and 10 years old drink it also.. everyone is doing great. The dog use to limp – no more and he jumps up on his chair every night.

  13. Nicole on October 16th, 2010

    I have 2 dogs, a 7 year old Laborador Retreiver and an 11 year old German Shephard/Great Dane Mix. Both dogs blew their knees and the Lab had surgery on one, but after that, the surgery and the xrays, and medications cost more than I made in a year. Both of them were limping around the house and laying around mostly instead of playing. I got Dr Franks Pet pain spray (I would only be out $20 instead of thousands if it didn’t work) and almost immediately I noticed a change in my dogs. They were more active, they were playing more, not laying around the house as much. I loved this stuff (I was paying $100/month for Deramaxx and it did NOTHING for them). I wish it would come back because it worked wonders for my dogs. They were in better shape with that $20 bottle then with all of the $50 to $100 pills the VETS PRESCRIBED!

  14. Michael Scolamiero on October 24th, 2010

    My buddy pathes a pure bread border collie,one night that i can’t seem to forgive my self for.ya see i’m my own worst critic with no fogiveness. Patches was in rare form that night.insatiable barking, normally it’s contollable but this night he just wouldnt listen. So after 20 – 30 mins. I gave up and blasted out onto the back deck. I was so frustrated that I didn’t see him right away and I’m ashamed to admit it but I think I inadvertently kicked him and he fell of deck. Thank god it was only 18″ – 2′ high but ever since he hasn’t walked comfortablly, so out of desperation I gave him some of my DR. Franks for humans and well astonishinly, patches was malking almost normall I was so happy I was elated and the was a trott in his step well I just couldnt beleieve my eyes so I’ll be grabbing from the doggy rack and i just hope and just as good !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  15. Kendall Goodwin on January 15th, 2011

    I have a 10 Yr. old Beagle that was haveing bad back problems. I used Dr. Frank’s joint pain relief for dogs and cats in his water. Before I was having to take him to the vet for shots.After using its been 2 years and he gets around fine. We also have a 16 year old cat that was having a hard time getting around.She gets along better also. I consider it money well spent.Thanks Dr.Frank

  16. John Pruitt on February 28th, 2011

    Homeopathy is not faith-based. You need to study it more. Before allopathic medicine, Standard Oil and the Rockefeller, it was pretty much standard treatment.

    You can see where allopathic medicine has gotten us.

  17. mary fox on March 23rd, 2011

    I reluctantly tried Dr. Franks on my 12 year old dauschaund who was walking on only two legs from severe arthritis. A freind saw Dr. Franks advertised on TV so despite my reservations, I ordered some. In one month’s time, she was back to her old self and now 2 years later using it each day in her water, is walking like a puppy and chasing my two year old dog around. Like people meds, not all things work for all “people” but I am a believer in this product.

  18. tim brust on March 31st, 2011

    My yellow lab, Murphy, was eight years old. Around 25 lbs. over weight and walked like he was 18 years old. We walked every night around 4 miles. After the first mile he was much faster. A friend saw Murphy limping around the house and told me about Dr. Franks. I don`t believe in miracles but I thought it was worth a try. Two and a half weeks later he is running up and down the stairs. It has been 3 years now, Murphy is now 11 and I now have a 2 year old puppy who is going to be as big as Murphy. When I kick the football to them, the puppy will get to the ball first, but Murphy is only a second or two behind. Dr.Franks saved Murphy. He gave him quality of life.

  19. farley on April 6th, 2011

    I have a dog with a bone spur in her back and her hips and knees get displaced. She was in so much pain that she would only growl at everyone. Well we gave Dr Franks a try and she is so different. She is taking walks again and even my mothers old dog was not able to get up on her bed. I purchased the Dr Franks spray for her dog and you would not believe this dog was the same dog last week.

  20. dr shontel on May 11th, 2011

    I understand the homeopathic principles behind dr.franks formula, however, in my experience there are a number of factors that need to be applied to relieve arthritis in pets
    a. two positives to overcome a negative
    that is, add dr.jensens alfalfa tabs..7 to 10 three times a day to the pets food..they will disolve in hot water in 5 mins & you can mix into the food. Most all pets will munch the alfalfa tabs right out of your hand like they are candy!
    And after a couple of months, when they are all better, they won’t want them anymore. They will also help with any digestive upsets, loss of hair.
    11. a topical pain reliever massaged in twice daily into the painful area
    I have a pain spray i’m currently selling to my patients, & plan to have a website soon (its made of pure essential oils, no additive or preservatives, not toxic if ingested)
    In the meantime..heat some Castor oil for a min in the microwave (its thick, heat will thin it so it can be massaged in)
    Also, vary the food, add some cooked brown rice,
    cooked mashed sweet potatoes, ground flax seed,
    mashed steamed vegies etc.
    Addiction & allergy are part & parcel of the same ccycle. Variey is the key. And to the lady with tthe pet who was told the pet must have a double hip replacement, put it off for a month..apply the above info..& you may be pleased & relieved to find your pet recover very nicely!!
    dr. shontel

  21. Snickers on January 17th, 2012

    In 2000 we got our dog Snickers. She had trouble walking and she just wasn’t herself. We took her to the vet and they told us that it was to be surgery or put her down. Putting her down was not an option. Surgery was something we could not afford. We were told about Dr. Franks medication and called. Within two weeks our dog Snickers was walking running and just like a puppy again. It is now 2012 and the vet can not believe she is in such good condition and tells us everytime we go in there that she shouldn’t even be alive. She does have trouble getting up but once she gets up she can run and chase our other dog with ease.
    12 years old and still going. We are so happy with Dr. Franks medication that if we couldn’t get anymore we would be very upset. Snickers is a happy go lucky dog now, and looks like she will live to a ripe old age for a dog of her size. She is German Shephard, Lab, and Great Dane. I am sure that if you saw her you be very happy that your medication has worked.