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Hip Dysplasia Prevented Dog From Climbing Stairs


Author: Laura C.
Date: 07-14-2013
Views: 6,933
Word Count: 122
Questions Received: 7
Testimonial ID: 8728-OR
Brand Neutral: No
Scientific Studies: 5

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Hip dysplasia and spinal stenosis combined to make it extremely hard for my 60 pound dog to stand on her own and negotiate any stairs. She needed help with stairs and often to stand.

She was on pain meds, and not a candidate for any surgery. I started a routine of applying 3-4 drops of the Valor oil blend, Copaiba, and also Peppermint topically. A few drops of Copaiba was also added to each meal.

After about 2 weeks, she was able to stand on her own, without barking for help. Another few days and she was able to get up the stairs on her own.

I believe the anti-inflammatory properties of the oils helped her greatly!

I was so happy for her!


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Additional keyword(s) assigned by the editor: animal, animals, arthritic, arthritis, arthrosis, canine, canines, congential, dogs, hips, inflammation, pets.

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Supporting Scientific Studies
1.Associated topics: dogs — "Idiopathic vestibular syndrome is the most common cause of peripheral vestibular disease in dogs and, despite its dramatic clinical presentation, can improve without intervention."Link
2.Associated topics: joints,arthritis — "Ruxiang (Gummi olibanum), the dried gum resin of Boswellia carterii (BC) [frankincense], has been used in traditional Chinese medicine to alleviate pain and inflammation for thousands of years.... The data show that BC extract has significant anti-arthritic and anti-inflammation effects and suggest that these effects may be mediated via the suppression of pro-inflammatory cytokines."Link
3.Associated topics: joints,arthritis — "We have demonstrated that Boswellia frereana [frankincense] prevents collagen degradation, and inhibits the production of pro-inflammatory mediators and MMPs. Due to its efficacy we propose that B. frereana should be examined further as a potential therapeutic agent for treating inflammatory symptoms associated with arthritis."Link
4.Associated topics: dogs — "[T]opical fatty acids and essential oils are a useful treatment option for canine atopic dermatitis."Link
5.Associated topics: joints — "Herbalists treat skin ailments, such as fungal infections (like candidiasis), wounds, eczema, and acne, with lavender oil. It is also used in a healing bath for joint and muscle pain. One study evaluating treatments for children with eczema found [that] it was therapeutic touch from the mother that improved symptoms; in other words, massage with and without essential oils (including lavender) both reduced the dry, scaly skin lesions. Another study found that lavender oil may improve pain control after surgery."Link

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