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We have a 12 year old Akita with horrible knee arthritis and can no longer support weight and walk unassisted.The vet gave her tramadol and metacam both are making her sick. She had x rays,ct scan blood work the dog has no other issues,strong as an ox. Please help these meds are not working. His advise is if meds don't work you should put her down. It is a knee there must be something else to do. Please help with any advise.

Smartliving Guest asked this
July 12, 2016 at 12:06 PM



ARTHRO-IONX helps to decrease pain, inflammation, and stiffness and stimulate healing. Homeopathics try to return balance to the body. Initially I would give a half dose with breakfast and again at supper. After improvement is seen one can decrease to a whole dose once daily. In addition I find it helpful to follow a holistic approach by giving nutritional supplements to accompany the homeopathic. I would also use PROBIOTICS and OMEGA 3,6,9 to reduce inflammation and strengthen the body. What type of food and water does the dog get? Generally a grain free diet can be helpful. I would try fish, turkey, or beef as the protein source since these are cooling for an inflamed body. However do not give a protein if it is an allergen. Since this situation is severe. I would also give vitamin C, MSM, and glucosamine.

  I would also suggest an evaluation by a veterinary chiropractor.  If a correction is needed, that can help with better movement.    If nerves are degenerating, I give

a Choline supplement, Cholodin to nourish the nerves. To help the dog move around better you might look for a harness with handles. Getting up and down can be difficult and a little support will make it safer.

Dr. Char Wilson, DVM Health Coach answered
July 15, 2016 at 12:00 AM
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