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We have an Elkhound that has trouble getting up, I think maybe joints are arthritic, but need to know symptoms? What can we give him to help the pain?? Please help... thank you.

Smartliving Guest asked this
July 22, 2013 at 9:56 PM



Dear Michelle,

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. In addition it is helpful to give Canine Probiotics with each meal, Omega 3,6,9, MSM, and vitamin C daily. (We carry the first two and the other two you can get at a health food store.) 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. With arthritis there is usually pain and stiffness and difficulty in getting up or more stiffness with prolonged exercise. That is why the chiropractic can be helpful in putting the bones back in a better position so that the joints don't wear the wrong way.

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
July 23, 2013 at 10:04 AM
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