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We have now had our Miniature Schnauzer on Dia-IonX for 2 years and have been giving him a holistic food called Urban Wolf. Since he has had two pancreatic attacks we give him boiled chicken and Urban Wolf with less fat. Most of the time he (Snoopy) is doing well - thank God. But his eyes give him some trouble and he seems to have a hard time gaining weight. He is about 15 pounds which is good but he seems to be starving. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. He means so much to our family.

Thank you - God bless,

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December 3, 2009 at 10:40 AM



Dear Darlene,

It sounds like you have been very diligent in Snoopy's care. How much Dia-IonX do you give? And do you keep it away from metal?

Here are a few other things you could gradually introduce. In addition to the Dia-IonX I also like to give pancreatic enzymes to aid digestion. I also use MSM, grape seed extract, a high quality fish oil, and a multiple vitamin such as Standard Process Whole Body Support to help nourish the eyes and nerves. Another option is an eye drop called Oclu-Vet; however it stings a little and is quite expensive. I would try the other things first.

I want you to watch Snoopy closely because when you start giving the body more nutrients it can start to make changes and you may need to adjust accordingly. People that give insulin sometimes need to reduce the dosage. If it is possible also maintain a regular moderate exercise schedule. It helps the body to function better.

Hope these suggestions will be helpful and please let us know how you progress.

Dr. Char

Dr. Char Wilson, DVM Health Coach answered
December 3, 2009 at 10:40 AM
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