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Hi, I have a 7 months old Border Collie who was just diagnosed with Hip Dysplasia. Right now he doesn't seem to have pain at all, and the vet told us he doesn't have arthristis in it yet. He grew up really fast, he is now 43 lbs at 7 months which is pretty big for a Border Collie. The x-ray shows that the bone ball and sockets are intact, but they don't stay in. Only the ligaments hold it there. He still runs and play.  We decided not to do the surgery, but we want of course to offer him the best possible life... and especially a pain free one. For now, he doesn't have pain and he is still young. I was wondering what are my best options and if your product would help prevent further damage? I thought of starting him on Glucosamine. What would be your suggestions? Thank you so much! -Macha-

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February 20, 2013 at 10:17 AM



Dear Macha,

I would try Promaxol to stimulate healing. Promaxol would be a good choice for your dog. It contains the stronger LM potencies. After one bottle I would 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.) Glucosamine with Perna mussel and manganese would also be beneficial. 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. Proper placement helps to stimulate better hip formation. Besides that I would try to find a veterinary acupuncturist trained in TCVM (Traditional Veterinary Chinese Medicine) to get better energy flow to the hips. At this young age you can still make a positive impact.

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
February 21, 2013 at 1:20 PM
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