Many of us write about the problem of mobility in dogs as part of the aging process. These studies demonstrate that providing food containing Omega-3 fatty acids, like Tikki Duo Olie to a dog with osteoarthritis (a painful joint degeneration disease that attacks many types of dogs, especially older dogs) significantly increases movement/mobility and quality of life. All three studies show significant movement progress as assessed by employers of the dogs themselves, veterinarians, or both. A total of 274 dogs with osteoarthritis participated in clinical studies conducted by a number of veterinary clinics and two veterinary universities.
There are three focus areas, namely:
Effects of Omega-3 fatty acids on clinical signs of canine osteoarthritis.
Effects of Omega-3 fatty acids in bearing the burden of dogs with this disease.
Effects of Omega-3 fatty acids on the dose of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) in dogs with osteoarthritis.
In the first study, dogs with chronic pain caused by osteoarthritis showed progress in their ability to play and wake up from their sleep positions after six weeks of their diet being changed to a diet containing concentrated Omega-3 fatty acids obtained from fish oil.
The second study showed that dog muscle strength increased with omega-3s as part of a diet.
In the third study, veterinarians can reduce the dosage of NSAIDs drugs that are used as pain relievers for dogs with osteoarthritis. This makes it possible to regulate pain-reducing drugs in dogs that are fed foods containing Omega-3 fatty acid supplements.
Osteoarthritis is caused by progressive inflammation and worsening of cartilage, bone and soft tissue. Very often this disease is misinterpreted as the beginning of the “slowing down” of an old dog. Canine Osteoarthritis can arise without clear signs and can be an undetectable problem which affects both the quality of life of the dog and the quality of life of the dog’s owner.
Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are drugs that are often used to increase joint movement and control pain in more severe cases. The drawback, for long-term use, can cause side effects such as kidney failure, ulcers (ulcers), etc.
The findings of this study are very important due to complications that can arise from pain medication so that the dose can be reduced when the drugs are combined with proper nutrition.