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My German Shepherd is 10 and half rescue I have had for 9 years.  He has very bad hips (he is on meloxicam tramadol and ad equip).   What can I give him for support of joints?  Also he is anxious and often times won't settle if people are over or he is at someone's house.   What can I give for over all anxiety?  Lastly, he is getting old and I believe has cognitive dysfunction.   Are there supplements you would recommend for this? Thanks you -Denise-

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January 9, 2013 at 4:28 PM

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Dear Denise, I would try Promaxol to reduce the pain and stiffness. Promaxol would be a good choice for your dog. It contains the stronger LM potencies. After improvement is seen then you can switch over to Arthro-IonX. In addition it is helpful to give Canine Probiotics with each meal, Omega 3,6,9, MSM, and vitamin C daily. (We carry the first two and the other two you can get at a health food store.) I would also give a choline/B vitamin supplement called Geri-Form. The oligotherapeutic mineral base found in the IONX products helps the body to better utilize the other nutritional substances given for a synergistic response and faster healing. Also be sure to give sufficient fresh water that is free of chlorine and fluoride. If you can gradually phase into a grain free diet that can be helpful too. The other thing that is sometimes beneficial is to have a certified veterinary chiropractor check for spinal alignment and make any corrections as necessary. To further address the anxiety I would give Chill Out Chews which you can use daily for a while, giving at a separate time away from Promaxol. Please let us know how you progress or if you have any other questions. Best wishes, Dr. Char www.vetionx.com

Dr. Char Wilson, DVM Health Coach answered
January 9, 2013 at 12:18 PM
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