Snoop’s bad day

Snoop’s bad day

Snoop was prescribed an anti-inflammatory that made him very sick. What are his alternatives?

The Cruciate Conundrum

Injury or rupture of the canine cranial cruciate ligament is commonly associated with osteoarthritis. You may have had experience of  a dog with a torn cruciate ligament.  Did you know that there are well over 100 methods described for managing this problem in dogs? It is an issue that remains controversial despite many studies attempting [...]

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Glucosamine in Canine Osteoarthritis – Why use it when it doesn’t work?

Glucosamine in Canine Osteoarthritis – Why use it when it doesn’t work?

Since 2000, more than 800 products containing dietary supplements promoted as treatments for osteoarthritis have entered the US market place alone. In 2008, the market for supplements such as herbal medicines, nutritional supplements was $20 billion and rising. Surely, they must be doing something if we spend this much money on them? Maybe..maybe not. I [...]

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Arthritis in Dogs – Good news for obese dogs

Arthritis in Dogs – Good news for obese dogs

Good news for obese dogs with osteoarthritis – weight loss works! In an interesting collaborative study between the Universities of Glasgow and Utrecht, obese dogs with clinical osteoarthrtis were monitored by a number of subjective and objective testing criteria over a 14 month period. With just a 7-8 % loss of bodyweight, they noticed a [...]

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Dog beer – Now there’s an interesting treatment for arthritis in dogs!

Dog beer – Now there’s an interesting treatment for arthritis in dogs!

Hollywood film makers might be putting in an order and you can even buy a matching beer glass for your dog. Yes, it really is beer for dogs. What’s more it has been supplemented with glucosamine to help arthritic pets.  I came across the article on the Toronto Star website. Well let me know if [...]

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