The use of an herbal tincture and nutraceuticals have improved Bunty's quality of life, controlled the level of pain from arthritis and reduced the need for non-steroidal anti-inflammatories.
A Staffordshire spayed female bull terrier who is 12 years old, presented due to an ongoing weight bearing lameness of the right hindleg. Non-steroidal pain treatment provided relief, but the pain returned if the medications were discontinued. The owners request was to try and reduce the use of non-steroid pain relief and maintain joint comfort.
On physical examination Bunty exhibited pain on manipulation of her neck, right hip and stifle (knee joint). There was also sensitivity over the spine. Radiographs and bloods were undertaken. Gastrointestinal sensitivity was evident with intermittent diarrhoea and an intolerance to raw food and bones. Her coat was dull and dry.
Radiographs diagnosed bilateral hip dysplasia, with the right hip showing more advanced signs of deterioration and osteoarthritis.
Bunty has now been on the formula for 18 months. Her general demeanour, coat quality and vitality have improved significantly. She only requires non-steroidal pain relief on very few occasions with the herbs and nutraceuticals controlling most of the pain. She will be maintained on this formula at this stage indefinitely as the owners feel it has significantly improved her quality of life.
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