Posts Tagged ‘dog arthritis’

Science Confirms: Fat Dogs with Arthritis Feel Better When They Lose Weight and Exercise A Lot

Wednesday, May 25th, 2011

I’m always amazed by the scientific rigor that goes into clinical studies, but sometimes the results just confirm what seems like plain old common sense.

In this study, researchers found that overweight dogs with osteoarthritis who went on a diet and received intensive physical therapy lost more weight and moved better after 30 days than did dogs who just went on a diet or who dieted and received moderate physical therapy.  If your dog has arthritis and you’re wondering whether rehab therapy can help, read on:

http://www.avma.org/avmacollections/obesity_dogs/javma_229_11_1756.pdf

How Veterinarians Choose the Right Joint Supplement for Your Pet

Friday, January 21st, 2011

Ever wonder how your veterinarian decides which joint supplement to recommend for your pet’s arthritis?  Here’s an excellent article from Clinician’s Brief that helps veterinarians choose the right neutraceutical for a pet’s joint health.  (Don’t be put off by the medical-speak; there are some really interesting facts in here.)

https://www.scoutshouse.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/12/Neutraceuticals-for-Joint-Health-from-Clinicians-Brief.pdf

Will Your Dog Get Arthritis?

Friday, January 29th, 2010

Find out Tuesday when veterinary orthopedic surgeon Dr. Gail Smith, the Founder and Director of the Pennsylvania Hip Improvement Program (PennHIP), talks about the PennHIP radiographic technique–and how it can predict the likelihood of your dog getting osteoarthritis.  1pm Pacific time at http://specialpetsspecialneeds.com or download it later from iTunes (just search “Scout’s House”).