Arthritis in Dogs – Royal Veterinary College Study

May 15, 2013 (PRLEAP.COM) Health News
Volunteers wanted for a ground-breaking RVC Arthritis in Dogs Study

Osteoarthritis (OA) is a common degenerative disease suffered by dogs, which can be difficult to manage. It can cause joint stiffness, reduced mobility and gait abnormalities in pets, and reduce both their activity and quality of life.

The Royal Veterinary College in conjunction with Lintbells is conducting an exciting new study using state of the art activity monitors to investigate the efficacy of YUMOVE in reducing the clinical signs associated with canine arthritis. YUMOVE is a leading supplement for joint aid for dogs.

Do you have a dog that is showing signs of stiffness? The Royal Veterinary College is looking for volunteers to take part in the study. In order to take part, you will need to visit the RVC in North Mymms (Hertfordshire) on three occasions during the study.

So what do you get for taking part?

  • 3 full referral sessions by one of the RVC's leading Orthopaedic specialists you will have a complete understanding of the condition of your dog's joints
  • Free radiographs of your dogs joints if required shows the exact nature of any arthritis your dog may be suffering
  • Free YUMOVE during the study
  • Advice from the orthopaedic specialists on how to care for your dog's joints going forward

  • This level of Orthopaedic evaluation & advice would normally cost well over £500.

    So why are we investing in this research?

    Yumove® has been specifically formulated to include glucosamine for dogs, chondroitin and Omega 3 from green lipped mussel which all work together to support joint mobility. We've had fantastic feedback from owners and vets using YUMOVE ever since it was launched in 2009, and have helped 10,000s of dogs during that time, but we thought it was important to provide clear, independent and rigorous proof of the benefits by one of the world's leading organisations in animal health.

    By funding this research, we will be able to provide owners & professionals with the best evidence possible of the effects of YUMOVE in joint health. It will also enable the RVC to develop new ways of evaluating the effects of canine OA in a real life situation, further advancing the science in this important area of dog health.

    How do I find out more?

    Click this link to find out more about the study, or give the RVC Clinical Investigation Centre a call on 01707 666605