Some researchers say that high doses of Vitamin C may prevent Hip Dysplasia and Cancer. Here’s why:
The typical American pet food diet is generally regulated by standards which were established by the American Feed Control Officials, Inc. (AAFCO) and the National Research Council (NRC). These standards might be considered to be a “bare minimum” to sustain life, not to particularly promote strong bones or tissues.
The body produces a substance called Collagan. This fibrous protein is the primary building block of such tissues as bones, cartilage, tendons, and other connective tissues. The NRC and AAFCO standards do not provide for adequate Vitamin C supplementation to help the body to synthesize the collagen necessary for sufficient development of these body tissues.
Pet owners and breeders should supplement their bitches and puppies with large doses of 3 types of Vitamin C (Ester, Sodium Ascorbate and Ascorbic Acid) to greatly aid in the production of collagen. This is highly recommended for the prevention of such illnesses as canine hip dysplasia and other bone/connective tissue ailments. Prairie Powder is also used in the treatment of arthritis and degenerative spinal myelopathy.
Prairie Powder also contains Cranberry Powder, which helps in 2 ways. First, cranberry provides a whole food base necessary to allow the cells to correctly utilize the C-vitamins. An added bonus is that cranberry is extremely effective for urinary tract tissues.
Quotes from Pet Owners taken from the web:
“I had a black and tan dog in 1985 that lay dying of renal failure. He could not get up, had uremic poisoning and had about 25% left of his kidneys. Upon Dr Belfield DVM’s advise at a recent Vet conference lecture, my small town vet gave him 25,000 mgs of vitamin C intravenously. At half way through the drip, he was wagging his tail, and at the end, was happy to hop up and trot out the door. He lived five more years. He needed two more treatments during those years, in time of renal crisis.”
“I had a bitch who was dying of a closed pyrometra in 1987, and I decided as a last ditch effort, to use it on her. A very skeptical traditional vet administered it for me (made me sign a bunch of releases…) and again, she lifted her head half way through, and hopped off the table and was fine at the end.”
“I have seen vitamin C work very well in dogs with allergies, autoimmune problems, parvo and pain. While it may not be necessary to survive and live day to day, it definitely have healing properties, relieves pain and encourages collagen growth.”