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Pilot Study Evaluating a Therapeutic Mattress in Dogs with Arthritis

Oct 2, 2017

The purpose of this study is to evaluate the ability of the Big Barker therapeutic mattress to improve joint mobility, increase activity and improve quality and quantity of sleep in dogs with confirmed arthritis of one or more joints. Dogs will have three visits to Penn Vet over the course of approximately 42 days.

Eligibility:

  • Dogs over 3 years of age, weighing at least 50lbs (22.7kg)
  • Dogs that are amenable to sleeping in a dog bed regularly
  • Dogs that are not currently on medications for pain or arthritis

Benefits:

All study visits, including radiographs to confirm arthritis, are covered by the study. Owners will receive the Big Barker mattress for their dog's use.

For more information, contact the Veterinary Clinical Investigations Center at 215-573-0302 or vcic@vet.upenn.edu.