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I have a 12 year old rescue Dalmatian that has arthritis pretty bad in his back legs. For about a year, I have spent a fortune trying to find natural alternatives to try and restore his health, and ease his pain. He has been on Arthro-IonX for about a month, (I am on auto-ship). Some days he seems to be much better, actually trotting outside, and some days, worse. He has weakened bladder, so has to wear Belly Bands and diapers during the night. Also, seems to have bowels movements in his sleep and in the house lately. I think it is because it is so painful for him to bend his hips to go. My question is this; I have also had him on two other products; "Syn-Flex" joint and cartilage, (which has 1250 mg of Glucosamine), as well as; "Redidog", (24 mg of Hyaluronan, which is supposed to make the Glucosamine effective). I am a single lady, living out in the country with six rescue animals, and money is not easy to come by right now. I am almost out of those two products, and wondered if you think I should re-order them. Do you think your product is enough to cover all my dog's arthritis problems? I am a little afraid to let him go without them, but they are just about empty.

If you have a chance, please let me know what you think. If your product will cover all the issues, then I will not keep using the other ones.

Thank you so much.

Sherry

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November 5, 2009 at 1:00 PM

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Dear Sherry,

I am glad that you are seeing some improvement with Arthro-IonX. Keep up with the Arthro-IonX, but I would decrease the dosage gradually on the other products and if he starts to become stiffer go back up to the last higher dose. This way, by decreasing one thing at a time you will be able to tell what his body still requires for comfort.

You described symptoms of nerve involvement because of the incontinence, so you might also try giving a veterinary choline formulation such as Cholodin or Geri-Form. Be sure he is not allergic to it and start with a smaller than normal dose. Also, many older dogs do well with fish oil and digestive enzymes. These all work together to reduce pain and inflammation.

Best regards,
Dr Char
www.vetionx.com

Dr. Char Wilson, DVM Health Coach answered
November 5, 2009 at 1:00 PM
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