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Our 15 year old, 9.5 lb Chihuahua has been taking gabapentin to manage pain from arthritis. She may also have Cushings, although preliminary tests have not been conclusive and we have been cautioned that the treatment may be worse than not treating it. Regardless, she is on 25 mg per day of gabapentin, 1/4 tablet in the morning, 1/4 late afternoon, 1/2 at bedtime. Is it safe to use Artho-Ionx with gabapentin, and if so, when should it be administered taking her current medication schedule into account.

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August 29, 2014 at 9:41 PM

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Dear Isabel,

I would try PROMAXOL to reduce the pain and help healing to begin. PROMAXOL would be a good choice for your dog because it contains the stronger LM potencies. I would start by giving a half dose with breakfast and at supper. Try to give it at a time away from the gabapentin. Allow at least 15 minutes, an hour would be better. After improvement is seen then you can switch over to ARTHRO-IONX. In addition it is helpful to give Probiotics with each meal and Omega 3,6,9, daily. The oligotherapeutic mineral base found in the IONX products helps the body to better utilize the other nutritional substances given for a synergistic response. 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. Once there is improvement ask your veterinarian about decreasing the amount of drug used which in the long run may be more damaging to the body.

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 www.vetionx.com

Dr. Char Wilson, DVM Health Coach answered
August 30, 2014 at 10:43 AM
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