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November 25, 2014

The University of Montreal’s Faculty of Veterinary Medicine developed a new product based on medicinal plants and dietary supplements.  Only a few previous studies have investigated a plant based approach.  Professor Troncy and his team worked with 32 dogs.  The first formula composed of curcumin, devil’s claw, black current, Indian Frankincense, willow bark, pineapple bromelaine, and chamomile to treat arthritis-induced inflammation.  The second included the same ingredients plus dietary supplements such as Omega #, chondroitin and glutamine.  They were given the first formula for 4 weeks and then the second formula for an additional 4 weeks. The dogs were filmed as they walked at a consistent speed over a platform that captures the strength of each paw.  Secondly, a collar recorded the dogs’ daily activities.  Their owners were asked to provide their observations also.  After 8 weeks, the strength of the dogs receiving treatment had increased and they had increased their activity from 6 to 8 hours a day.  The control group, who were given a placebo, had their health decline by 35.8%.

Here is the link to the article:

Pain Relief For Dogs With Arthritis:  New Natural Supplement May Have Implications For Humans Too

God bless you and to your good health!

Joyce Gibb MS, CRNP