I had a call today from a holistic veterinarian in the mid-West USA. She had heard about CanEVA-K9 for pets from another veterinarian but wanted to learn more. Her practice focuses on nurturing health rather than combating disease. She was specifically interested in the fact that velvet antler works to repair the joint not just mask the pain.
In a clinical evaluation of elk velvet antler for the treatment of osteoarthritis in dogs (published in the Canadian Veterinary Journal 2004. Volume 45, pg. 133-139) it was noted that “dogs treated with EVA applied a greater magnitude of weight on their worst limb during the stance phase. This improvement in weight support may be related to an increase in muscular strength, a decrease in joint inflammation, or both. Indeed, when muscular mass is able to adequately support limb loading, reduction in joint loading occurs”. This directly ties in to the specific scientific claim allowed by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that states that velvet antler “provides nutritional support for joint structure and function”. I have forwarded this veterinarian some additional scientific information and I look forward to having her join the growing number of veterinarians that are now carrying CanEVA-K9 as a more natural way to treat arthritis, hip dysplasia and other joint problems.