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12-18-2013 10:12 PM
VTGirlT
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vtgirlt, can't help with gold beads. i would check with your vet on dosage of vita c. have you ruled out surgery if a vet thinks it would be useful. would glucosamine help HD ?

Yes i should have asked him.. i forgot was a lot to take in! I am supposed to call him to tell him how the carprophen went for a week giving everyday.

Unfortunately, THR (Around the 5000-6000 per leg) is not going to happen any time soon.. maybe 5-6 years from now? I hope!

And the FHO (around the 2000-3000 range per leg i believe), because she i a larger dog and because my Vet said it should be last resort, we thought we would try other things first. Gold beads I think are around the 500-900 range for the entire treatment. So that is more close to what i can give her right now.. as awful as i feel.. My biggest concern are two.. that it wont work- which would be very sad and that is 500-800 less i have to spend on saving for another surgery.. and two that the gold beads will migrate and cause more problems than good.. But he has been a vet for a long time. Doing acupuncture and gold beads. He said there has been really good results. I do not peg him as the type to lie to make extra money, and i've known him for about 5 years. I think he truly believes it works on most dogs.

Yes it does! In fact i originally had her on glyco-flex 2, but another Vet told me to switch to Cosequin. So i got her cosequin DS and she has been on fish oil as well.
12-18-2013 09:58 PM
Zookeep
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Originally Posted by huntergreen View Post
the one done at john hopkins.
I think I've heard of that place.
12-18-2013 09:48 PM
huntergreen vtgirlt, can't help with gold beads. i would check with your vet on dosage of vita c. have you ruled out surgery if a vet thinks it would be useful. would glucosamine help HD ?
12-18-2013 09:43 PM
huntergreen
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The study done by big Pharma who used the synthetic vitamins and minerals they produce?

or the study on vitamins sourced from whole foods in supplement form/powders
the one done at john hopkins.
12-18-2013 07:35 PM
Zookeep In an article published on the Colorado State website, the author states that gold bead therapy offers no benefits over acupuncture and poses substantial potential for injury:

http://csuvets.colostate.edu/pain/Ar...adImplants.pdf
12-18-2013 03:22 PM
Gretchen I know I am not answering your question again, but my sister has had rheumatoid arthritis for 35 years. When she was first diagnosed, she was given gold injections for a couple years, gold is considered an anti-inflammatory. She found the gold to be not effective, and stopped that treatment.

What helped my sister a lot was changing her diet and removing things from it that she felt gave her inflammation - processed foods, wheat and diary. She used to go for reflexology. I had a neighbor who took her dog for acupuncture and felt it helped her dog. My sister also either ate a lot of salmon or took products with fish oils.
12-18-2013 02:19 PM
VTGirlT
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Originally Posted by huntergreen View Post
you have seen the current results of the study in humans about vitamins haven't you?
Nope I have not.

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Originally Posted by Lucy Dog View Post
I'd imagine this is the study she's talking about.

Vitamins Lack Clear Health Benefits, May Pose Risks - Forbes
Interesting..



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Originally Posted by Gretchen View Post
What is your dog's condition and why does it need Vit C? Dogs make their own vitamin C, unlike humans. If you supplement, you may risk that your dog's system does not produce it on it's own.

What is gold beads other than jewelry?

I would think the Rimadyl is OK for short term, a few weeks, but I'm with you, I would not want to use it long term.

Also I think you meant to use the word, "definitely" instead of defiantly.
She has HD. Do you know what the risk is? There must be a safe dose to use that will benefit, as i've seen a handful of people on here and outside use vitamin C or ester C.

Spelling is not my forte'

Is there anyone who has heard of the outcome of Gold Beads or have a dog who had it done?

Thanks!
12-18-2013 01:08 AM
Gretchen OK - I found gold beads, here's a study of them:

Two years follow-up study of the pain-relieving effect of gold bead implantation in dogs with hip-joint arthritis
12-18-2013 12:53 AM
Lucy Dog
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Originally Posted by GatorBytes View Post
The study done by big Pharma who used the synthetic vitamins and minerals they produce?

or the study on vitamins sourced from whole foods in supplement form/powders
I'd imagine this is the study she's talking about.

Vitamins Lack Clear Health Benefits, May Pose Risks - Forbes
12-18-2013 12:46 AM
Gretchen What is your dog's condition and why does it need Vit C? Dogs make their own vitamin C, unlike humans. If you supplement, you may risk that your dog's system does not produce it on it's own.

What is gold beads other than jewelry?

I would think the Rimadyl is OK for short term, a few weeks, but I'm with you, I would not want to use it long term.

Also I think you meant to use the word, "definitely" instead of defiantly.
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