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My 70lb., approximately 1 year old Chesapeake Retriever was recently diagnosed with "significant" hip dysplasia. They suggested I do surgery that carves out the joint so the femur head gets better coverage (this description is in my words) I cannot afford this expensive surgery, its major and it doesn't sound like a definite cure. My dog has not shown alot of signs that I have detected although she does have a limp but has some sore and redness on her pad and in between toes that we are attributing the limp to at this time, the x-rays show early signs of degenerative disease, right muscle wasting. Help. What if any great products or treatments could I start her on to slow the process down to extend her quality of life, reduce pain etc for now and in the future. Thank you for any help you could give me.  -Janelle-

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February 12, 2013 at 1:54 PM



Dear Janelle,

I am sorry your dog has hip dysplasia but there are some natural things that you can do to help. 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.

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 13, 2013 at 11:16 AM
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