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I have a 4 year old Newfoundland with severe hip dysplasia in both back hips and one bad back knee. He is on Tramadol - 2 50 mg tablets in the morning and again at bedtime. He seems to be comfortable but doesn't stand long and can only walk about around a city block. Do you think your medicine could help him have a more active life with less pain? Thank you for any information. We had him to MSU when he was 2 1/2 and all they said to do was give him this pain medicine.

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January 15, 2014 at 10:37 PM



Dear Ronnie,

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.) For the knee I would give Ligaplex 1 by Standard Process if the ligaments are stretched or partially torn. 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. Acupuncture is also helpful.

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 16, 2014 at 1:24 PM
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