||Musculo-Skeletal Problems in Dogs and Cats
Musculo-Skeletal Problems in Dogs and Cats
Most NZYMES® customers report good results for their pet's issues after using our Antioxidant Treats or Granules for a short period of time. In an unpublished Vet study conducted on 387 dogs of multiple ages with various types of Musculo-Skeletal problems, 88% of test subjects showed marked improvement in as little as 8 days!
While this is true for most pets, others do take longer to respond. More severe problems may take 1 to 2 months before the body can adapt the nutritional changes. A major contributor to these issues is poor quality pet foods, or treats which are lacking a proper balance of usable amino acids, vitamins and minerals or the nutritional ingredients needed to maintain good health.All pets, regardless of age must have a daily source of living dietary enzymes in their diet to help support the bodyís use of nutritional resources. NZYMES® Antioxidant Treats or Granules support pets through all stages of life, from puppyhood to old age. NZYMES® have shown the ability to support good joint and muscle health and to be very helpful during the accelerated bone growth stages with large breed puppies as discussed by Linda Arndt in her puppy feeding programs.
There are many types of Arthritis and causes of degenerative joint disease in pets and humans. Symptoms include pain, swelling and inflammation and often the destruction of cartilage and joints. In soft tissue injuries, torn ligaments can destabilize the joint area and can cause dislocation of its natural position, sometimes requiring the need for surgery.
, such as Superoxide Dismutase, Catalase & Glutathione Peroxidase are part of the body's own natural defense system. Together, they scour out harmful free-radicals and other toxins from the cells, enhancing their performance. These enzymes are documented
to have a positive role in the restoration of Synovial fluid, the natural lubricating substance found in joints.
Autoimmune Arthritis also known as Rheumatoid Arthritis, happens when the immune system attacks its own body, causing serious pain, inflammation, joint swelling and deformation of the joints. Osteoarthritis such as elbow or hip dysplasia can have numerous causes; genetics, nutrition, injury and normal wear and tear on the joints which lead to inflammation, reduced flexibility and less mobility.
Rheumatoid patients are shown to have low synovial levels of Superoxide Dismutase and Catalase. This scenario leaves these patients with increased exposure to the harmful effects of the free radicals, O2-(superoxide) and H2O2(hydrogen peroxide), and little to stop the ravages of inflammation.
Septicemia often Diagnosed as HOD
Infectious Arthritis or Septic Arthritis/Septicemia, is often diagnosed as HOD (Hypertrophic Osteodystrophy) by mistake. Septic Arthritis is an infection of the blood, and a misdiagnosis can be a life threatening situation for your pet. For more information on HOD, see Help My Puppy Has HOD.See the GreatDaneLady.com article on HOD
Hip DysplasiaHIP DYSPLASIA is a condition which brings about abnormal formation of the hip joint, eventually resulting in mild to severe arthritic changes. Hip dysplasia is a developmental condition. The primary cause of hip dysplasia is attributed to muscle laxity during the period of growth and development. If muscle tone is inadequate, or if bone growth proceeds at a faster rate than muscle development, the femoral head pulls away from the socket, a process known as subluxation. Subluxation leads to abnormal wear & tear, and the erosion of the Hip joint, eventually resulting in arthritic changes. The best dietary measure for prevention of Hip Dysplasia is to feed a diet which provides for slow even development between the muscle and bone of the animal.
For a complete overview on Hip Dysplasia, see our Article found Here
Elbow Dysplasia is caused by improper formation of the joint and progression of severe arthritic inflammation. Elbow Dysplasia can be due to rapid growth as well as the design of the body structure of the dog. Injury can also lead to Elbow Dysplasia, especially if the dog has been fed a high calorie food that promotes rapid growth.
See the GreatDaneLady.com article on Feed Program for Othorpedic Problems
PANOPanosteitis/PANO is the least invasive of developmental orthopedic diseases in dogs. It is characterized by a rapid rate of growth causing arthritis like aches in the long bone of the legs. It moves from one leg to another as well. Although it is self limiting as they mature, during these episodes of wandering lameness there is considerable pain due to inflammation. Pano normally is seen in older puppies and can last until over 12 months of age if there is not a change in diet to a high quality, meat based moderate protein/fat/calorie food, fed in measured amounts. It is important to slow down the growth process and relieve the discomfort using a natural supplement.
If you have a large breed puppy, make sure to read about orthopedic bone growth issues like such as Pano, OCD and HOD at the Great Dane lady's site.See the GreatDaneLady.com article on Feed Program for Othorpedic Problems
Osteochrondritis Dissecans (OCD), is a developmental orthopedic disease often seen in puppies from 5 months - 12 months of age. OCD results from feeding a poor quality dog food with crude forms of minerals, and/or calcium added to a diet. Supplementation of minerals or human foods often unbalance the calcium to phosphorus ratio, causing OCD and separation of joint cartilage from the bone.Symptoms of OCD are lameness and inflammation upon flexing the leg. There are varying degrees of OCD depending on age and diet. Cartilage separation happens in the shoulder joints, knee (stifle) and hock (ankle) joint.OCD can be due to trauma to the joint cartilage as well, but if the dog is supported nutritionally to begin with, generally this kind of injury does not happen. Older puppies, 10- 16 months, that have cracks in the cartilage, floating chunks or peeling up of the cartilage, need surgery to remove the debris and stop the pain. I
See the GreatDaneLady.com article on Feed Program for OCD Repair