Friday, June 27, 2014

Cornell University Says New Site Helps Predict Hip and Elbow Health

One side of a debate versus another can be a most uncomfortable position and one that can seem personal even when it is not. Differences of opinion should be a pathway to a better understanding or a highway to the truth but, often are not and that seems to often happen when discussion areas of pet care or pet health, more precisely when discussing canine hip dysplasia.

Such a situation could exist or has the opportunity to exist between the principals of a particular discussion in the Cornell Chronicle and the sermons of a miniscule web site known to a very few as
Build A Better Dog. Carly Hodes penned a most interesting article that appeared in the Cornell Chronicle under the title of New site helps predict dog breeds' hip/elbow health”.

In the article, Carly cites the words of Dr. Rory Todhunter who is quoted with this statement:

 “When people breed cattle, pigs, poultry and plants, they do so based on the same statistical methodology we’re using. Gathering and using genetic information this way will benefit breeds in the long run. This tool puts us one step closer to making healthier individuals.”

What I believe Dr. Todhunter failed to take into consideration is subsequent health and livlihood of the animal. Those animals that are included in the species of cattle, pigs, and poultry are, when they reach maturity, eaten and the soundness of their skeletal structure becomes irrelevant and is not measured nor studied for practical reasons.

If genetics is truly the vehicle that controls and affects hip dysplasia, then the last 80 years of breeding has shown that very little improvement has been accomplished and ergo, little improvement is to be expected in the future.

There is only nutrition and supplementation left in the tool box to work on this frustrating and devastating problem.

Jerry Pardue

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Assigning The Right Blame To Canine Arthritis and Hip Dysplasia

After five decades of attempting to remove the genes involved in skeletal disease, almost zero success has been achieved. Despite enormous efforts using radiography and culling, hip dysplasia, elbow dysplasia and related conditions regularly appear in individual dogs and breeds from supposedly sound lines. The battle against bone and joint disease in young dogs is a war that is not being won.”

This quote was taken from an article written by Dr. Ian Billinghurst and appears on and appears under the article “Bone and Joint Disease in Young Dogs”. The article is part of a multi-faceted look at canine hip dysplasia, arthritis, and other nutritional problems that have arisen over the decades. It is under the heading “Articles” and subheading of “Error Of The Milllenium In Veterinary Medicine”

Please go read not only the article, but also, all you can find about nutritional causes of canine hip dysplasia and arthritis. You will find broad statements about genetics and heredity and breeding but, no valid solutions to a problem that has been around for 70 or more years but only for 70 or more years in an animal that has been around for thousands of years. So you make the case, defend the idea that hip dysplasia is a genetic condition and you will be disappointed with the circumstantial evidence of which the statistics of the nutritional data should have been taken into consideration but almost never was.  

The high protein, high carbohydrate diet just plain grows those dogs' skeletal system too fast and does not give the bones time to harden and grow hard, not long.

Triad Performance Supplement from Build A Better Dog takes a total nutritional approach to hip dysplasia and arthritis in dogs and gives you the opportunity to correct your pets physical problems with a minimum of extra care and treatment other than something that is just poured over their regular food product.

This is not good news and is not getting any better.  The incidence of hip 
dysplasia is almost 3 times worse than arthritis.

Remember, a 100% satisfaction guarantee for the successful treatment. 


Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Is Your Pet Eating This Corn?

Dr. Gary Pusillo published this article to let people know what they might be feeding their pets if it contains any corn or corn by products.  To see more, click here to go to Build A Better Dog's Nutrition Blog page.

A Testimonial That Solidly Shows An Effect On Canine Hip Dysplasia And Arthritis, Cont'd

Hopefully you read the original blog post about Connie's testimonial as to her dog Nellie's improvement in health and activity while on Triad Performance Supplement  from Build A Better Dog.  This is an added comment from Connie after I sent her a copy of the original blog post.

"Thank you for sending me this!  It is so true and I hope it leads more pets to good health!

PS my husband often thinks I'm a little off because of all the organic and healthy things I use - these two incidents proved to him that it's not just a fad, THIS stuff really makes a difference!

Have a great day!  Connie" 

Triad Performance uses ingredients that are processed in human food quality labs and uses no imported ingredients and remember, satisfaction is totally guaranteed.

Sunday, June 15, 2014

A Testimonial That Solidly Shows An Effect On Canine Hip Dysplasia And Arthritis

Connie was concerned about her dog Nellie and it's inability to go on walks with her as she had in the past and her perceived energy level was dropping as she spent more and more of her day sleeping or just lying around.  She found Build A Better Dog on the internet and ordered a container of supplement to see if their approach of treating the dog's overall health and concentration on bone mass density(BMD) would help get "Nellie" back to a more active lifestyle.

Connie saw a marked change in Nellie after less than three weeks.  Nellie was more active, slept less, and of major importance, was beginning to accompany Connie on her daily walk.  She was very positive about the progress Nellie had made.

Several months later, an issue arose when a subsequent shipment of the product Nellie was getting which was Triad Performance Supplement from Build A Better Dog, a subsequent shipment was mixed up in the mail and delivery was delayed.  As the problem was resolved, this correspondence came about:

“I won't wait so late to order in the future - just a couple of days without her supplement and we see a difference.  First she doesn't like her food as much without it but mostly she has less pep and trouble moving around.  

In fact, I've been meaning to write in to your site.  We went on vacation for 8 days and and I didn't send her supplement because I didn't want a hassle with the other dogs.  When we got back she was limping and really run down and I worried she had taken a bad turn for the worse but after two days back on her supplement. She was back to her old self and doing very well!  We are very grateful that we have this to give our Nellie!  I will write in a testimonial!”-Connie from Texas

Triad Performance Supplement carries a 100% customer satisfaction guarantee that you will be just as pleased with your results if you put your dog on a similar regimen.

This is an illustration of what Nellie's difficulty  actually is, a difficulty that can be aided and eased by the use of chelated trace minerals and probiotic therapy.  The following video will help explain just how more digestible and organically bound trace minerals can improve the lives of your dogs that are suffering.

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Monday, June 2, 2014

For Canine Hip Dysplasia And Arthritis, All That Is Left Is Nutrition

Industrially manufactured and preformulated dog food with unnaturally high protein and carbohydrate levels is currently being fed either wholly or partially to about 85% of the current canine population. Whether dogs are actually carnivorous or omnivorous is sort of irrevelent as this diet is what they are eating.

Do you really think one of these days the dog food industry is going to issue a big “oops” and announce that their dog food is a leading suspect of canine arthritis and hip dysplasia. Even if you don't think modern dog food formulations are a cause of the problems, you certainly can't argue that current dog food nutrition has done anything to remedy the problem as the 70-75% affliction rate in larger dogs has been with us for about sixty years.

Some medications have helped but in the range between aspirin and Tramadol, they offer only pain management and glucosamine and chondroitin supplements have provided limited relief but that is only the benefit of making connective tissue hydrate and be slightly more flexible until the supplement is no longer given and the problem returns.

That really leaves us nothing but nutrition to find a way to change those lousy numbers. Build A Better Dog has gained success though nutrition by getting some dogs active again and moving around without pain. That is with real cutting edge supplementation that increases bone mineral density, increases flexibility of tendons and ligaments, fights inflammation and infection, and improves digestive effectiveness.

All those benefits lead to sounder joints and an overall healthier dog. TriadPerformance Supplement from Build A Better Dog carries a 100% customer satisfaction guarantee with no gimmicks or fine print warranty exclusions.