We were at the University of Minnesota veterinary center this week with Duchess and I noticed they were doing a study using Botox on arthritic dogs. (She’s fine by the way…just a bit of gastroenteritis from murdering a baby mole in Colorado.)
Apparently the study is actually to help prove the efficacy of using Botox for arthritic joints for humans..but I did find some really interesting studies on Botox for arthritic dogs that I thought I would share. Bart is not a candidate as his lameness is mainly in the knee, but I am going to pursue this for his hips. The studies for both humans and dogs look really promising!
BTW, if you are interested in the study at the U for your dog, they need to weigh more than 45 pounds and have a forelimb that is obviously much worse than the other. Sara Pracht, the study technician, is wonderful. Just give her a call at 612-626-3574 if you’re interested.