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My 16+ year old cocker/poodle mix suffers from arthritis--mainly in back legs. Recently the disease has progressed and he was unable to get up, walk, or use the stairs (we live in an upstairs condo). Our vet put him on Metacam and it is helping a lot. Rusty is back walking although not gracefully. The concern now is for his kidneys as he has beginning stages of kidney disease. Could the Arthro-IonX be something to try instead of the Metacam?

Smartliving Guest asked this
February 17, 2015 at 6:54 AM

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Dear Victoria,

You may use ARTHRO-IONX along with other medications or supplements so it is OK to use with Metacam. It is homeopathic in nature and so it will not negatively interact with other physical substances. As you begin to see some improvement you can talk to your veterinarian about reducing the dosage for Metacam. In addition I would also give PROBIOTICS and OMEGA 3,6,9 to aid the kidneys and reduce inflammation. I would also suggest that you consult with a veterinary chiropractor. If an adjustment is needed, it can make an improvement in movement.

Please let us know how you do.

Best wishes,

Dr. Char www.vetionx.com

Dr. Char Wilson, DVM Health Coach answered
February 18, 2015 at 10:16 AM
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