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My Charlie is a Lab/Pit/Chow mix, and weighs about 100 lbs. Recently, he has been having difficulty moving his back legs, making walking difficult. It seems to be painful for him to move. His range of movement in his back legs is decreased a little too-- as if he is stiff. He has less strength in his back legs, and his balance is affected as well. He often tips or tilts when sitting or walking. I am trying to find an over the counter-- something-- to help manage his pain. Do you have any recommendations?

Smartliving Guest asked this
June 19, 2014 at 4:58 PM



Dear Monica,

Your dog might have a nerve, hip or pelvis problem causing the weakness. There are several things I have used when there is rear-end weakness. I would try PROMAXOL to help healing to begin. PROMAXOL would be a good choice for our 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 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.) To aid the nerves I would give a Choline/ B vitamin supplement such as Geri-Form. 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 I find beneficial is to have a certified veterinary chiropractor check for spinal alignment and make any corrections as necessary. Acupuncture can be valuable as well.

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
June 20, 2014 at 7:09 AM

Our Dog Mack, has been limping on his back right leg for a month or so and it seems to be getting worse, it appears to me that it may be arthritis but I am not sure what to do to help him with the pain,. What should we give him.

Penny answered
July 24, 2015 at 11:52 PM
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