This is a
police dog in Gainesville, FL limping so badly he can hardly keep up with
his walking master.
The dog in the photograph has a bad limp in the hind legs and can only move
forward with considerable effort. Labels on pet food show inclusion of
the very active vitamin D3, and palmitate ester vitamin A, which
cooperator surveys have shown tend to aggravate osteoarthritis, and when removed
form the diet, the arthritic progression is stopped with gradual improvement
towards recovery. These vitamins are also added to livestock and pet
feed. Livestock, of course, are sent to market early with little time to
show arthritic-like symptom development. But the question arises if these
vitamins accumulate in animal fat tissues and egg yolks which could account for
some of the "meat, butter, milk, and egg" problems in arthritis, and
the need for cutting away the fat from meat. These vitamins also are added
to milk. Vitamins D and A can be among the most toxic vitamins when accumulated
in excess. Repeat, vitamin D3, naturally is developed in
nightshades which is unknown to most nutritionists and doctors.
Interestingly, arthritic symptoms are rarely seen in wild dogs and
animals. Are we doing a favor to pets by feeding them our
"nutritious" human diets? I recall a professor at Rutgers
University telling me his dog had been yelling with pain in his doghouse all
night with the neighbors phoning in. On questioning, he was feeding the
dog scrap potato peels which are the highest in potato toxins. He stopped
feeding the peels. The dog stopped yelling.