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Vet Clin North Am Small Anim Pract. 2006 Nov;36(6):1307-23, vii.

Nutrition and osteoarthritis in dogs: does it help?

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Department of Small Animal Medicine and Surgery, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602, USA. budsberg@vet.uga.edu

Abstract

Osteoarthritis (OA) is a common disease, and nutrition has become an integral part of management. This article focuses on the role and dietary ingredients in OA, evaluating current evidence for obesity management, omega-3 fatty acids, and chondromodulating agents. Additionally, keeping an animal in optimal to slightly lean body condition has been shown to decrease the risk of development of OA and to aid management of dogs with OA.

PMID:
17085237
DOI:
10.1016/j.cvsm.2006.08.007
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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