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A Study Evaluating an All-natural Supplement for Itchy Dogs

Oct 13, 2016

The purpose of this study is to evaluate the effectiveness and safety of a naturally derived supplement made of both plant and green-lipped mussel extracts; these extracts contain omega-3 fatty acids and other anti-inflammatory compounds which when given orally have been shown to decrease itchiness and skin inflammation. This study will involve three clinic visits over the course of six weeks, you will be asked to give the study medication twice daily for 4 weeks.  Dogs will be randomly assigned to receive the supplement or a placebo. 

Eligibility:

  • Dogs at least 3 years of age
  • Currently receiving flea and tick control
  • Additional eligibility criteria determined based on questionnaires
  • Ability to attend all study visits

Benefits:

  • Routine blood work and study medication are covered by the study
  • Compensation is available for time and travel

For more information:

Please contact the VCIC at 215-573-0302 or by email at vcic@vet.upenn.edu if you would like more information about this study.