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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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 […]
Arthritis in Dogs – Take the blinkers off and get ‘Multimodal’
According to the US National Cancer Institute, multimodal or multimodality treatment is ‘therapy that combines more than one method of treatment’. The term was originally coined to describe an approach to managing mental illness in people where a better response was anticipated by combining several lines of therapy. It has been adopted in other areas […]
Essential Fatty Acids and Canine Arthritis
We have had quite a few questions at The Veterinary Expert about the role of diet in managing your pet’s arthritis and particularly about the role of Essential Fatty Acids (EFAs). Click on the above link to read more.