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My dog has been diagnosed with hip dysplasia. His left hip is slightly dislocated and it hurts him. He is on anti-inflammatory twice every day. He has pain to jump or to climb steps. Now we are speculating if we should go for surgery or not. Can you suggest if there is a way to avoid surgery and my dog lives happy. He is 20 pounds and a mix of shih-tzu and retriever we guess. Your response and any advice is very much appreciated. Thank you. -Arjun-

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October 28, 2012 at 10:23 AM



Dear Arjun,

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. You can also use the IONX products in conjunction with your medications in case you find it necessary to gradually taper off the drug.

In addition, it is helpful to give digestive enzymes with each meal, MSM, probiotics, and fish oil. 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 strongly encourage you to explore this option because of the symptoms you describe. It is better to take a conservative approach first before rushing into surgery.

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
October 28, 2012 at 1:49 PM
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