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Hello, We have a 5 1/2 year old female (spade at 8 months of age) Lab-Mastiff mix, about 100 lbs, who has difficulty getting up from a sitting or laying position. No other health problems. She has been on 2 tsp of Arthro-IonX once per day (for the last 4 months or so), mid morning and is taking 75 mg of Tramadol twice daily (about 7:00 AM and 7:00 PM. We would like to ask if there is something else you have that would help or anything you can recommend. Thank You, -Mitch & Carolyn-

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October 22, 2012 at 12:00 AM



Dear Mitch and Carolyn,

I would try 1 teaspoon twice daily on the food unless you are giving Tramadol at that time. I also suggest that you give digestive enzymes, probiotics, vitamin C, MSM, and fish oil daily. I would also give Thuja 30C from the health food store once daily at bedtime for 3 weeks. It is helpful to also feed your dog a Grain Free diet.

I would also suggest investing in a harness such as Guardian Gear 4 in 1 harness with handles to assist her when getting up. I have also found that chiropractic or acupuncture can be helpful in improving rear end stability.

Please let us know about the responses you see.

Best regards,

Dr. Char

Dr. Char Wilson, DVM Health Coach answered
October 22, 2012 at 5:25 PM
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