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My 125 lb Great Dane has a tear in her ACL. She limps on her right hind leg when rising and for about 5 steps after, but then tracks almost normally. My previous Dane was on Rimydal after surgery and experienced liver failure, she survived but I won't give that drug again to a Dane! Would Arthro-IonX or Promaxol or both help her?

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January 12, 2014 at 8:38 AM



Dear Karen,

Arthro-IonX could be helpful especially when the ligament is not completely torn. It helps to reduce pain,and inflammation and stimulate healing. Sometimes I start with Promaxol and then switch over to Arthro-IonX after some improvement is seen. Try to limit the amount of running and jumping while the knee is still weak. Usually leash walks are in order to prevent further injury.

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. The supplements I recommend are digestive enzymes with each meal, MSM, Canine probiotics, and Omega 3,6,9. Ligaplex 1 by Standard Process contains nutrition for ligaments. 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 and hip alignment and make any necessary corrections.

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 13, 2014 at 8:14 AM
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