Is Your Dog Suffering from Arthritis? This Might Help…

12 Jan

There is no cure for arthritis, but a small study from the University of Montreal’s Faculty of Veterinary Medicine suggests there might be hope.  The study involved 32 dogs diagnosed with osteoarthritis by both x-ray and orthopedic exam.  Two formulas were tested to treat the arthritis but neither is commercially available at this time.  The first consisted of curcumin, devil’s claw, black current, Indian frankincense (Salai), willow bark, pineapple bromelaine, and chamomile.  The second included the same ingredients, plus dietary supplements such as omega-3, chondroitin sulfate, and glutamine, and was formulated in the hope that it would promote the regeneration of articulations.  A third group of dogs received a placebo.

According to researchers, “After the eight week course, on average, the strength of the dogs receiving treatment had improved to the equivalent of a kilo of extra strength per paw, which is moreover.  None of these dogs saw their health decline, unlike 35.8% of the dogs who were given the placebo.”

The dogs also saw improvement in physical activity.  While more research must be done, the results look promising for Pupper, Took, Churchill, Fido, Buddy, Brando, Stella, or whatever your dog’s name is.

Don’t forget, if you ever have any questions or concerns about your health, talk to us. Contact us with your questions. We’re here to help and don’t enjoy anything more than participating in providing you natural pain relief.

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