My dog was diagnosed with hip dysplasia. He has been limping around for months. I found this post and decided to give Ester C a try. He has gone from limping to running around again, what a blessing. Thanks for your post!
Just wanted to say how well vit C worked for my dog. He had suffered from hip dysplasia as well as a large tumor in his front right 'shoulder'. I began giving about 100mg's of Vit C (Calcium Ascorbate)3 times daily. Within 2 days, his improvement was dramatic. He started running again (he's 12 yrs old)and wanting to 'play' again. Not to mention how shiny his coat is. I increased his dose slowly to about 500mg's 3 times daily. When he got diarrhea, I backed off the dose a little until it stopped. This is backed up by studies done at 'The Best Friends Animal Sanctuary in Utah' by Vets, in over 100 case studies (they used Ester C). Although it doesn't 'cure' hip dysplasia, it allows the dog to lead a normal, pain free life, not to mention make them a much healthier animal.
When my male cocker spaniel was about 6 months old, symptoms of hip dysplasia showed up dramatically. In a very short time he was almost crippled. After praying (God is good!), I began giving him 2,000 mg. of buffered C daily. Within a few days, he was walking & running like a normal pup. When I discontinued the C, the symptoms reoccurred, so I kept him on it continually. He is 12 years old now, is quite healthy, and still walks/runs without a problem. He has an unusually healthy diet, including apple cider vinegar & other supplements, and he and his twin sister are incredibly young for their age!