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My 6 years "young" Aussie Shepherd was diagnosed with arthritis yesterday. My vet recommended the usual medications: glucosamine, chondroitin, fish oil and aspirin for pain. I will not give the aspirin as I know how damaging that is long term. He also told me to limit Sunny's exercise even after her symptoms subside, to only leash walk which is not ideal because we have a horse ranch and 4 younger dogs that she loves to romp around with on our 23 acre ranch! My question to you Dr. Wilson is, if she goes on the Arthro-IonX and starts feeling better can she go back to her normal activities, or do you also recommend she have controlled exercise, to prevent more damage?


Connie and Sunny D.

Smartliving Guest asked this
March 23, 2010 at 12:35 PM



Dear Connie,

Arthro-IonX provides symptomatic relief early on but it takes time for healing to occur. I would limit the amount of exercise initially, but as she feel better in a month or so let her run for a short time. Gradually increase the free time if she does not seem to limping more. If she doesn't limp we know that she is healing.

Please keep us informed of her progress. Also, there are some other things that I find helpful to give. Digestive enzymes with each meal and a probiotic daily will help improve digestion, and along with Arthro-IonX, there will be better utilization of the supplements, reduced inflammation and faster healing.

Best wishes,
Dr. Char

Dr. Char Wilson, DVM Health Coach answered
March 25, 2010 at 12:35 PM
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