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I have a 180 pound Great Dane and he is very arthritic in the rear and weak in getting up and standing still. I'm looking for a product to help him become stronger in the back legs. He is 4 months shy of 8 years of age and have never had weakness at this early age in a Great Dane I have him on glucosamene and chrondrite and fish oil and rimadyl. I done laser therapy with no success. I've tried Cetyl with no luck. I'm looking for something that might improve his strength of his back legs. He is not overweight. We take him for short walks and he runs around our property but as soon as he stand stills he start to get weak in his rear only. Could this product Arthro-ionx help him. -Doreen-

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November 25, 2012 at 5:07 PM



Dear Doreen,

I would try Promaxol to reduce the weakness 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 digestive enzymes with each meal, MSM, probiotics, vitamin C, and fish oil. In case the nerves are affected I would use a choline/B vitamin product called Geri-Form. 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
November 25, 2012 at 1:12 PM
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