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Is it possible for the Promaxol to cause bladder problems with dogs? I ask this question because my Rotweiler (who is approx 10-11 yrs old) has hip dysplasia and I think arthritis too which led me to your website for a 'natural' medication to help her with the pain, stiffness, etc she experiences on a daily basis. After going through the products you offer, I thought the Promaxol might be my best bet to help her out so purchased it on 4/25. I started out giving her the recommended dosage but increased to the 'crisis situation' dosage after about a week as she wasn't showing much improvement. That dosage definitely helped her, but after about a week on that dosage she started having several accidents in the house. One of which was basically in front of me and her water bowl, right after she had drank out of it. By then I was starting to get low on the medicine so started descreasing the dosage until I could order more. Upon doing so, it seemed like she was starting to have less accidents. Noticing such, I quit giving it to her altogether and she hasn't had an accident yet. Unfortunately, her arthritic/dysplasia symptoms are back to what they were before I started giving it to her but don't want to give her something which will cause incontinence as I can't always be around in order to get her outside to go or clean up the messes right away. And with her being a big dog, it is also quite a chore to clean up those messes. Seeing that this medication did help her, I hate to resort to other options to help relieve her pain, stiffness, etc.(1 of which I really don't care to think about doing when she seems happy otherwise) so any suggestions on what direction I should go from here would be great. I notice your Arthro-IonX medication does have different ingredients so maybe that could help her and possibly not cause the incontinence? -Sheryl-

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May 19, 2013 at 7:30 PM



Dear Sheryl,

Incontinence is not a usual symptom of using Promaxol. I would suggest that you try ARTHRO-IONX but use a half dose twice daily with meals. You might also bring a urine sample to your veterinarian to check for bladder or kidney problems. I would also limit the quantity of water available before you will not be available to let her out.

Please let us know what happens.

Best regards,

Dr. Char

Dr. Char Wilson, DVM Health Coach answered
May 20, 2013 at 1:16 PM
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