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My dog Sam is a 13 yr. old Carin Terrier who has a ruptured disc in his upper back. He is currently on liquid tramidol twice a day and he was started on Dexamethsone about three weeks ago. He was on Rimyadal earlier but it did not seem to be working. He has shown improvement the last day or two seems to be slowing down again. We have traveled more than planned during the holiday and while we have been very careful I know this has been stressful on him. I have ordered Artho-IonX and will start treatment tomorrow as soon as I receive it. I know he will have limited mobility but I do want to help him with the pain. Is there anything else you can recommend even from a nutrition point of view to help him? His appetite is great. Thanks - James

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January 3, 2013 at 10:12 AM



Dear James,

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.) 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 usually beneficial is to have a veterinary acupuncturist treat your dog. Chiropractic is also helpful once the disc is stable again.

Please let us know how you progress or if you have any other questions.

Best wishes,

Dr. Char

Dr. Char Wilson, DVM Health Coach answered
January 3, 2013 at 11:41 AM
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