This Therapy has shown a lot of promise in tackling the issue of canine immobility.

Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT) can be an effective treatment for dogs suffering from depleting bone density and muscle loss. As veterinarians, we are constantly searching for ways to improve the health and quality of life of our patients and TRT is one such area of interest that can help dogs suffering from conditions involving mobility issues. 

Testosterone Replacement Therapy – a novel approach to improve canine mobility

Testosterone is a steroid hormone that plays a crucial role in maintaining muscle mass, bone density, and overall body strength. Desexed canines have very low levels of testosterones, which results in issues such as decline in muscle mass and bone density. Low testosterone levels can also cause other health problems such as arthritis, hip dysplasia, intervertebral disc disease, and degenerative joint disease. Any desexed canine having a hard time getting up from a lying position can greatly improve with the use of this therapy. 

TRT involves administering testosterone injections to dogs suffering from these conditions. The injections are given on a regular schedule. The goal of TRT is to restore the levels of testosterone in the body, thereby restoring muscle mass and bone density – resulting in improved mobility. 

It’s important to note that TRT should only be administered by a well trained veterinarian. The dosage and frequency of injections must be carefully monitored to ensure the safety and well-being of the patient. Additionally, TRT should not be given to dogs with certain medical conditions, such as prostate cancer or cushing’s disease.

Dogosterone Therapy

Dr. David Bieber, DVM, an innovative veterinarian, developed a TRT treatment protocol in 2009 that has revolutionized the way mobility issues are treated in desexed canines. This treatment, referred to as Dogosterone Therapy,  involves testosterone restoration and has a success rate of 95% with no reported side effects. 

Since its introduction in 2009, Dr. Bieber has continually refined the therapy protocol resulting in a high success rate. Many dogs that have undergone Dogosterone Therapy have seen an improvement in mobility.

Dr. Bieber has conducted three clinical studies of TRT and found an increase in quality of life and improvement in medical conditions in over 190 canines. A couple of canines that did not show improvement were suffering from Degenerated Myelopathy. The studies demonstrated that TRT also improved energy along with mobility. 


Dr. Bieber has created an online certification course for Dogosterone Therapy. This course covers the entire clinical protocol, from assessing the animal, to dosage and treatment. By enrolling in the course, you will learn the treatment protocol in detail and be able to help more dogs. You can visit Dr. Bieber’s website to learn more about the course. For a limited time, save 20% with coupon code IVC20OFF.


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Dr. Omer Rashid earned his veterinary degree in 2002 from University of Agriculture Faisalabad, and quickly followed that with a Master’s degree in Parasitology. He worked for several years in veterinary practice with small animals, as well as horses and livestock. He studied advanced pharmacology at Charles Darwin University in Australia, and discovered his love for writing while working as a science writer for a research company with clients such as Harvard, Stanford and Cambridge universities. Along the way, Dr. Rashid developed an interest in integrative veterinary health, and he joined Redstone Media Group as Associate Editor of IVC Journal and veterinary content developer in 2022.


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