Hypertrophic Osteodystrophy Treatment with Herbal Remedies


Hypertrophic osteodystrophy is an uncommon disease. It is the disease of long bones and mainly occurs in large breeds of dogs. It occurs due to destruction of bones. This disease is also called metaphyseal osteodystrophy. The dogs which grow rapidly are mostly affected by this disease and show various symptoms such as swelling in the joints, pain and high grade fever. In this article we will discuss hypertrophic osteodystrophy in detail and its ayurvedic correlation

Hypertrophic Osteodystrophy


Hypertrophic osteodystrophy is a bone disorder and mainly occurs in medium and large breed dogs. This disease mainly occurs in long bones such as tibia, radius and ulna. Lack of vitamin c in diet causes this disease. The breeds which are more prone to this disease are:- Weimaraner, Standard poodle, Saint Bernard, Rottweiler, Large breed dogs, Labrador retriever, Kuvasz, Irish wolfhound, Irish setter, German shepherd dog, Doberman pinscher, and Australian kelpie. The cause of disease is currently unknown. In this disease the blood flow to the bone decreases and leads to necrosis, inflammation and failure of ossification. The average age of a dog when affected by this disease is 8-16 weeks and male along with female dogs are equally affected by Hypertrophic osteodystrophy.


Dogs who show more signs and symptoms indicate the case is more severe. Following are the symptoms shown by dogs in case of hypertrophic osteodystrophy.

  • Swelling in the long bones
  • Clubbing
  • Pain
  • Fever – fever range from more than 106 F
  • Depression
  • Painful,swollen and warm leg bones
  • Diarrhoea
  • Presence of bumps on the skin and some are filled with pus
  • Inflammation in vagina


Exact cause of hypertrophic osteodystrophy is unknown but some causes are as follows

  • Deficiency of vitamin c in diet
  • Excessive calcium in the diet
  • Infection
  • Genetic


  • Physical examination: swelling, presence of bumps on the skin etc.
  • Radiography: changes mainly occur in case of metaphysis of long bones.
  • X Rays: Shows presence of a darker line which indicates death of the bone
  • Blood test
  • Urine Analysis


Hypertrophic osteodystrophy is a very painful condition so it is very important to take care of your dog. Non steroidal anti inflammatory drugs are used to control the high pain. If gastrointestinal tract is involved then veterinarians give probiotics to the dog. In some cases surgery can also be performed. Exercise should be limited for a short period of time. But with this treatment some dogs may develop pneumonia, fever, diarrhoea and other side effects. So you need to follow ayurvedic treatment for hypertrophic osteodystrophy.

Ayurvedic View

Ayurveda is a science which deals with the prevention of diseases and promoting the health of humans as well as animals. All kind of diseases related to animals comes under the category of Pashu chikitsa . It mainly works on three doshas i.e. vata, pitta and kapha. According to Ayurveda hypertrophic osteodystrophy disease can be correlated with vata disorders. Vata is the most powerful dosha in all three doshas. Due to elevation of vata high pain and muscle spasms occur. With the help of some ayurvedic herbs this disease can be managed. The herbs which are used in the management of Hypertrophic osteodystrophy tejpatra, talispatra, dalchini, black pepper, shunti, dhaniya, rasna, ela, guggul, amalaki, saindhav lavan, gokshur, vidang and many others

According to ayurveda pain and swelling mainly occur due to elevation of Vata dosha. Vata can be balanced by panchakarma procedures. In panchkarma vasti is the main procedure to balance elevated vata dosha. Mainly niruha basti is preferred  

Herbal Remedies for Hypertrophic Osteodystrophy by Planet Ayurveda

Planet Ayurveda is a worldwide Ayurvedic company. It is a GMP certified company. It delivers Ayurvedic products to many parts of the world. This company prepares pure ayurvedic herbal formulations for the consumption of animals and humans. Planet Ayurveda focuses on the quality of its products and formulates the medicines as mentioned in the various pharmacological classical books of Ayurveda. The products prepared by Planet Ayurveda are totally pure and made under the observation of MD ayurveda doctors. In case of hypertrophic osteodystrophy following products are offered by Planet Ayurveda:

Product list

1. Yograj Guggul

2. Joint Aid Plus

3. Boswellia Curcumin

4. Ashwagandha Capsule

Herbal Remedies For Hypertrophic Osteodystrophy
Herbal Remedies For Hypertrophic Osteodystrophy

Product Description

1. Yograj Guggul

Yograj guggul is a classical preparation in tablet form which is prepared with a number of herbs. The main ingredients in this tablet are Tejpat (Cinnamomum tamala), Talisa patra (Abies webbiana), Dalchini (Cinnamomum zeylanica), black pepper (Piper nigrum), shunthi (Zingiber officinale), dhania(Coriandrum sativum), rasna (Pluchea lanceolata), ela (Elettaria cardamomum), guggul (Commiphora mukul), amalki (Emblica officinalis), saindhav lavan (rock salt), gokshur (Tribulus terrestris), vidang (Embelia ribes), and amalaki (Emblica officinalis). All the herbs used in these tablets are natural and help in managing various musculoskeletal disorders. These herbs mainly work on joints and help in the management of pain and inflammation. This formulation is best known for pacification of vata dosha and provides impressive results in hypertrophic osteodystrophy. 

Dosage– Three tablets twice daily with meals

2. Joint Aid Plus

Joint aid plus is a capsule that mainly works on the bones and muscles. The main ingredients of this formulation are ashwagandha (Withania somnifera),  sonth (Zingiber officinale), guggul (Commiphora mukul), shallaki (Boswellia serrata) and nirgundi (Vitex negundo). These capsules are very helpful in maintaining joint and muscle health. Ashwagandha present in this capsule gives strength to the body. Due to the presence of guggul it helps in fast healing. Thus joint aid plus is very effective in hypertrophic osteodystrophy.

Dosage- Two capsules twice daily with meals

3. Boswellia Curcumin

Boswellia curcumin is a capsular formulation which has  two natural herbs that are Haridra (Curcuma longa) and shallaki (Boswellia serrata). Haridra & shallaki  are traditional herbs that have antiinflammatory properties and are a natural pain killer which helps in reducing the pain generally present in hypertrophic osteodystrophy disease. In addition, Boswellia curcumin also helps in improving blood circulation and regenerating the dead cells.  Both of the ingredients present in this capsule are very effective in the management of this disease.

Dosage- Two capsules twice daily with meals

4. Ashwagandha Capsule

Ashwagandha capsules are prepared with ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) alone. These capsules provide strength to the body. That’s why these capsules are very effective in the management of hypertrophic osteodystrophy. Ashwagandha is the herb that gives strength to the bone and also provides nourishment to the thigh muscles so that muscles can help in lifting the body weight too.  This is also an immune booster and helps in various types of bacterial and viral infection.

Dosage- Two capsules twice daily with meals

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Hypertrophic osteodystrophy is a bone disorder and mainly occurs in medium and large breed dogs. This is a very painful condition in which swelling of the bones, inflammation and high grade fever occur. In this disease the blood flow to the bone decreases and leads to necrosis ,inflammation and failure of ossification. Ayurveda plays a very important role in the management of this disease. Here in this article we have learnt about this disease in detail and its Ayurvedic management as well.

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Dr. Vikram Chauhan (MD - Ayurveda) is a Globally Renowned Ayurveda Physician with Expertise of more than 25 Years. He is the CEO & Founder of Planet Ayurveda Private Limited, a leading Ayurveda Brand, Manufacturing, and Export Company with a Chain of Clinics and Branches in the US, Europe, Africa, Southeast Asia, India, and other parts of the World. He is also an Ayurveda Author who has written Books on Ayurveda, translated into Many European Languages. One of his Books is "Ayurveda – God’s Manual for Healing". He is on a Mission to Spread Ayurveda All Over the Planet through all the Possible Mediums. With his Vast Experience in Herbs and their Applied Uses, he is successfully treating Numerous Patients suffering from Various Ailments with the help of the Purest Herbal Supplements, Diet, and Lifestyle, according to the Principles of Ayurveda. For More Details, visit www.PlanetAyurveda.com