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My 15 yr old Jack Russell tore her cruciate 3 weeks ago. She can put some weight on her back leg but should I do more for support like a brace? Juleen

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September 15, 2013 at 5:34 PM



Dear Juleen,

Arthro-IonX could be helpful especially if the ligament is not completely torn. It helps to reduce pain,and inflammation and stimulate healing. Try to limit the amount of running and jumping while the knee is still weak. Usually leash walks are in order to prevent further injury. Using a brace is a good idea to provide support while the ligament is healing.

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. The supplements I recommend are MSM, Canien probiotics, and Omega 3,6,9. I also like to give a Standard Process product called Ligaplex 1. It is available from licensed health care professionals. 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 and hip alignment and make any necessary corrections.

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
September 16, 2013 at 9:02 AM
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