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Hello, I've emailed you previously about my best boy, Jake, he has been using both Arthro-IonX and Promaxal for arthritis pain in his back legs/hips. Recently, he started getting worse, limping more, holding his leg up while walking, etc.. I took him to his vet to see if there may be something else going on. They took X-Rays (this was the first time they took X-Rays in the 3-4x's he';D been there), they told me he either had Valley Fever or Bone Cancer, they said they couldn't really tell by the X-Rays and the only way to rule out Valley Fever was to do a blood test and the bone cancer was to do a biopsy. I told them to do a blood test, the test came back negative for valley fever. He's 14+years old, all of his blood work came back normal, except his thyroid is underactive. The vet prescribed tramadol 50mg every 6 hours, they also told me I can give him 1 1/2 adult aspirin for swelling, I asked about baby aspirin, they told me that would be fine. I've given him 1/2 baby aspirin before and he's been fine. I'm giving him Arthro-IonX, his thyroid meds, (Soloxine 0.4mg), one every 12 hours, tramadol mg, every 6-7 hours and a half baby aspirin as needed. All of a sudden, he's acting extremely jumpy!! Is it okay to keep giving him the Arthro-IonX with everything else? He's up and down, he starts to fall asleep and "jumps" himself awake! He weighs 35lbs. He's eating, drinking water, his bowel movements are fine, no blood, solid, etc.. Am I giving him too many things? I don't know what to do and his vet's not there right now!! Oh, he has really bad gas! He's eating a semi-"organic" diet, chicken, hamburger, cottage cheese and a little bit, a few pieces of Iams Naturals Holistic dry dog food. He's never acted like he's in any pain. Please help my best boy Jake!! Thank you! Donna

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October 23, 2014 at 8:22 PM



Dear Donna,

Actually I would give more supplements. I would give Probiotics for the gas. Omega 3,6,9 for the inflammation. For bone cancer I have used Montana Yew Tip from Bighorn Botanicals. I also use Curaphen by Euromedica so that I can use less Tramadol. This protocol has been working well for another dog I know named Jake that was diagnosed with bone cancer in April. He is about 120 pounds and only takes 4 Tramadol per day. You can also give ARTHRO-IONX or PROMAXOL in small doses several times per day.

Please let us know how he does.

Best regards,

Dr. Char

Dr. Char Wilson, DVM Health Coach answered
October 24, 2014 at 8:06 AM
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