Friday, November 14, 2014

Science Going Natural: Pain Relief For Dogs With Arthritis

The University of Montreal's Faculty of Veterinary Medicine has developed a natural supplement to relieve arthritis in dogs.


Curcumin, devil's claw, black current, willow bark ... sounds familiar?

They came up with two concoctions, one to treat arthritis-induced inflammation and the other to promote regeneration.

The trial involved 32 dogs, half of which received the treatment and half received placebo. The outcomes were monitored in three ways:
  • dogs being filmed as they walked at a consistent speed over a special platform that captures the strength of each paw
  • electronic collar recording dogs' daily activity
  • owner feedback
Treated dogs showed improvement by the fourth week of the trial.

Source article:
Pain relief for dogs with arthritis: new natural supplement may have implications for humans too
New natural supplement relieves canine arthritis

3 comments

  1. We have some for our dogs. Sydney really needs it; she pulled a muscle on Thursday and is just now feeling better. It's also an ingredient in our joint supplement.

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    1. Sorry Sydney hurt her muscle! Yeah, we have some turmeric here too, just in case. So far everybody's doing well.

      I like to see science working with these things. Natural can be effective.

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  2. Nice to know about natural supplements. Too many dog drugs make me nervous.

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