This from an e-mail newsletter that my vet clinic sends out; I find it interesting and would like to read the study referenced!
[color:#6600CC]In a new study in dogs, Zeel Homeopathic Arthritis Medicine is as effective as Rimadyl!
A study just released in the Journal of the American Animal Hospital Association compared Zeel to Rimadyl over a two month period. Rimadyl was found to be more effective in reducing pain and stiffness in the first two weeks, but by one month, Zeel was equally effective. By two months, Zeel was superior to Rimadyl. Zeel has no side effects and costs less than Rimadyl.
If your dog has been on Rimadyl long term, we recommend you try Zeel. Because Zeel requires 4 weeks to be effective, we suggest you continue Rimadyl for at least a month. If your dog's signs of pain and stiffness return after stopping Rimadyl, you may need to re-start it. Please contact us if you would like to start Zeel for your dog or for information on other options for treating arthritis.
Please remember that dogs rarely vocalize when they are in pain. Stiffness in rising or laying down, difficulty doing stairs, reluctance to play and limping are all signs of arthritis. The three pillars of initial treatment for arthritis are reducing weight to a healthy level with a grain free diet, Chondrotin Sulfate/Glucosamine supplements and Omega-3 supplements. We can now add Zeel to our second level of treatment for arthritis which also includes physical therapy, acupuncture, chiropractic treatments, medications, laser therapy and stem cell treatments.[/color]
Text from LePar Animal Hospital. http://www.leparvet.com/
For those not familiar with Zeel, it is a homeopathic combination remedy, ingredients listed here:
https://www.homeopathic.com/cms-global/ ... ode=QZEELT
I'm going to add it to Mike's supplements to help with the arthritis he has in his shoulders (which is due either to his tick disease or being tied out for long periods in his previous home). Will report back on results as noted!