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The Science of Rutin's Power in Managing Osteoarthritis, Vascular and Chylothorax in Dogs

Rutin, a potent bioflavonoid found in a variety of plants, fruits, and vegetables, is gaining recognition for its extensive health benefits in both human and veterinary medicine. This comprehensive exploration delves into the multifaceted effects of Rutin on health, its critical role in integrated medicine, and its potential benefits for canine companions, in managing conditions such like arthritis, inflammatory conditions and chylothorax.

The Broad-Spectrum Benefits of Rutin

Rutin's health benefits are wide-ranging, thanks to its antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and also plays a pivotal role in promoting vascular health, enhancing the integrity of blood vessels, and supporting the lymphatic system's function.

Rutin is instrumental in improving blood circulation, cholesterol levels and preventing blood clots, varicose veins and hemorrhoids.[1]

Osteoarthritis Management

Rutin, when combined with enzymes, has shown promise as an effective alternative to nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) for managing osteoarthritis symptoms.[2] This combination offers symptom relief without the side effects commonly associated with NSAIDs, making it a potentially safer option for long-term management of osteoarthritis.[3]

Benefits of Rutin in Canine Health

The benefits of Rutin extend to our canine friends, where it supports pet health through its vascular and anti-inflammatory effects. "Rutin for dogs" and "Canine Rutin" have become popular terms among pet owners seeking natural remedies to support their pets' health.

  • Joint Health in Dogs

    Aging dogs, particularly medium and larger breeds and older animals, often suffer from joint issues like arthritis. Based on research, rutin’s anti-inflammatory properties appear to reduce joint pain and inflammation, enhancing mobility and comfort.

    • Rutin and chylothorax

      Rutin exemplifies the integration of natural supplements with traditional medical treatments, offering a holistic approach to health care. This is particularly evident in its use for managing chylothorax in dogs, a condition marked by the accumulation of lymphatic fluid in the chest cavity.

      In such cases, the dose of rutin used in dogs and cats is 50mg/kg every 8 hrs (approximately 20mg/lb).

      • Aging-Related Metabolic Dysfunction

        Rutin has been shown to improve metabolic parameters in aged rats, indicating its potential in combating aging-related metabolic diseases. This effect underscores Rutin's role in promoting health and wellness across the lifespan, including its application in anti-aging strategies.[4]

        The Enhanced Benefits of Fermented Rutin

        Fermentation, a process that increases the nutritional value and bioavailability of supplements, can amplify Rutin's benefits. Fermented Rutin is more easily absorbed by the body and it is an important ingredient when it comes to searching for the best Rutin supplement for dogs. 

        As you can see there are scientifically based benefits or Rutin which makes it an interesting and useful nutrient when it comes to managing osteoarthritis, improving cholesterol metabolism, offering anti-inflammatory benefits, or combating aging-related metabolic dysfunction. 

        Click here for more details on a Rutin containing fermented supplement

        1. Shaĭkemeleva, U. S. (1983). Effect of rutin on the cholesterol content of the lymph, blood and tissues of the dog. Biulleten' Eksperimental'noi Biologii i Meditsiny, 95(3), 35-7. PMID: 6830981.

        2. Henrotin, Y. E., Michlmayr, C., Rau, S. M., Quirke, A. M., Bigoni, M., & Ueberall, M. A. (2022). Combination of Enzymes and Rutin to Manage Osteoarthritis Symptoms: Lessons from a Narrative Review of the Literature. Rheumatology and Therapy, 9(5), 1305–1327. .

        3. Sun, C.-L., Wei, J., & Bi, L.-Q. (2017). Rutin Attenuates Oxidative Stress and Proinflammatory Cytokine Level in Adjuvant Induced Rheumatoid Arthritis via Inhibition of NF-κB. Pharmacology, 100(1-2), 40–49. 

        4. Li, T., Chen, S., Feng, T., Dong, J., Li, Y., & Li, H. (2016). Rutin protects against aging-related metabolic dysfunction. Food & Function, 7(2), 1147-1154.


        About the author

        Dr. Peter Dobias, DVM is an Integrative veterinarian, nutritionist and creator of natural supplements for dogs and people. Helping you and your dog prevent disease, treat nutritional deficiencies, and enjoy happier, healthier, and longer lives together.

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