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Hi Doctor, Im trying to get some relief for my dog. He is a 100 pound german shepard. He was breed to larger that your average shepard. I believe he takes rimodyl, we also give him a omega 3 supplement and cosequin tablets.He is getting worse. The joint on his front left leg is really swollen and he limp on that leg. I just want to do all I can for him. I don't want him to continue in pain. I need to find what is the best option for him or do I put him down, I do not him to suffer. Please help. Thank U for you time.

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January 11, 2014 at 4:53 PM



Dear Jerry,

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. What do you currently feed and give as treats? Diet can affect the joints.

The other thing that is sometimes beneficial is to have a certified veterinary chiropractor check for spinal alignment and make any corrections as necessary. Acupuncture is very helpful too. Please do not give up on your dog. I hope you can begin to see some improvement and then you can discuss with your veterinarian about reducing the amount of medication you are giving. 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
January 12, 2014 at 10:20 AM
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