Vets get asked daily if its possible to support a dogs joint health and mitigate arthritis? The short answer it yes and it may be possible to reverse come of the damage with Type II collagen found in certain bone broths. Across all breeds and ages, 20 percent of dogs...
Research has shown that in animals with arthritis and joint disorders, the immune system acts and attacks exposed Collagen.
With OA, collagen fibers that are damaged fill the joint space in synovial fluid triggering your dog’s immune system to view these fibers as a hostile attack, causing the painful inflammatory cascade responsible for your dog’s symptoms.
Type II Collagen retrains your dog’s immune response.
As a result, clinical researchers started conducting experiments to determine how they could inhibit or interfere with Collagen’s immune reactivity.
They discovered that a component within chicken soup facilitated anti-inflammatory effects to the discovery that, after consumption, sites of joint inflammation were protected from immune attacks.
Researchers determined that Type II chicken collagen favorably modulated immune function and induced tolerance to exposed Collagen with further investigation.
The health benefits of chondroitin and hyaluronic acid that is found in chicken bone broth for dogs with arthritis is well documented. In a study done by the Animal Science Division of Oeste Paulista University, hyaluronic acid was injected into dogs with hip dysplasia. The treated group of dogs showed lower Helsinki Chronic Pain Index (HCPI) scores (a), Canine Brief Pain Inventory or pain relief scores, and in the veterinarian evaluation, compared to the Control group.
Of note, was the result that clinical improvement was observed in 100% of the animals in the Hyaluronic acid group verse only 50% in the control group (saline solution) regardless of body weight.
Like us, as our dog ages, collagen production slows down, and adding supplements for your dog becomes important to keep them healthy and active.
There are many health benefits to adding a natural source of collagen to your dog’s diet and using a joint supplement.
In dogs collagen also plays a very similar role and because dogs age much faster than humans, the protein gets depleted rapidly leaving your dog with health issues like joint pain, arthritis, as well as, issues somewhat similar to their pet owners.