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Hello, two days ago my 6 year old female German Shepherd was diagnosed with severe spinal arthritis. The Vet prescribed Rimadyl, a steroid injection and Tramadol. Eight days ago she was normal. Now she can't walk. Suggestions? R. Hazen

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November 28, 2013 at 4:06 PM



Dear Robert,

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.) I would also give Geri-Form a B vitamin/Choline supplement to nourish the nerves. 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. It would be good to Google Rimadyl and it's side effects and decide if you want to continue with it.

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 29, 2013 at 11:46 AM
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