In this study, we investigated the anti-inflammatory and pain relief effects of a new canine diet supplement containing a mixture of Boswellia serrata Roxb., Curcuma longa, green tea extract, glucosamine, chondroitin sulfate, hyaluronic acid, and collagen type II-not hydrolised in dogs with osteoarthritis. A total of 13 dogs with osteoarthritis were enrolled in the study. All of them were orally administered with the diet supplement for 60 days. All the animals were subject to veterinary evaluations and owners filled questionnaires on chronic pain (Helsinki chronic pain index). All the patients completed the study, no side effects and no changes in the basic metabolism was reported, confirming the safety and tolerability of the product. Combining results from the veterinarian and from the owner evaluations, most of the dogs improved their condition. The treatment resulted more effective in severe cases. Several treatment options are currently available for treating dogs with osteoarthritis, but there is an increasing interest in the use of diet supplements given their efficacy and safety. Our findings suggest that our dietary supplement has beneficial effects in alleviating chronic orthopedic pain and in reducing clinical signs in dogs with osteoarthritis

Evaluation of The Efficacy of a Dietary Supplement in Alleviating Symptoms in Dogs with Osteoarthritis

Elisa Martello;Elena Biasibetti;Franco Dosio;
2018-01-01

Abstract

In this study, we investigated the anti-inflammatory and pain relief effects of a new canine diet supplement containing a mixture of Boswellia serrata Roxb., Curcuma longa, green tea extract, glucosamine, chondroitin sulfate, hyaluronic acid, and collagen type II-not hydrolised in dogs with osteoarthritis. A total of 13 dogs with osteoarthritis were enrolled in the study. All of them were orally administered with the diet supplement for 60 days. All the animals were subject to veterinary evaluations and owners filled questionnaires on chronic pain (Helsinki chronic pain index). All the patients completed the study, no side effects and no changes in the basic metabolism was reported, confirming the safety and tolerability of the product. Combining results from the veterinarian and from the owner evaluations, most of the dogs improved their condition. The treatment resulted more effective in severe cases. Several treatment options are currently available for treating dogs with osteoarthritis, but there is an increasing interest in the use of diet supplements given their efficacy and safety. Our findings suggest that our dietary supplement has beneficial effects in alleviating chronic orthopedic pain and in reducing clinical signs in dogs with osteoarthritis
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http://www.jscholaronline.org/journals/journal-of-food-and-nutrition/jhome.php
Osteoarthritis; Boswellia; Lameness; Chronic pain; Dietary supplement
Elisa Martello*, Mauro Bigliati, Raffaella Adami, Elena Biasibetti, Franco Dosio, Daniela Pastorino, Natascia Bruni
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