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My 5 month old bernees/retriever has been having pain and limping on her back legs.  I do not know if it might be a hip problem due to the fact that everytime she walks she would swing her hips, but now that she has pain she doesn't swing them, but she is limping from both back legs.  She can't even stand to greet us on our lap or any to the ordinary. I would like to know if these are symptoms for hip dysplasia or is just that she might have goetten hurt or something. Thank you and have a great day. -Kurthland-

Smartliving Guest asked this
February 13, 2013 at 2:10 PM



Dear Kurthland,

There could be hip dysplasia and/or a severe strain. I would try Promaxol to reduce the pain and help healing to begin. 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.) 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. I have had Berners and I have found veterinary chiropractic to be very valuable.

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 14, 2013 at 7:30 AM
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