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Dear Doctor, My dog is a 14.5 years old Austrarian Shepherd. Two years ago, he suffered from difficulty in walking. We gave him Arthro-ionx and he recovered extremely well. Since then we kept Arthro-ionx mixed in his meals and he was just fine walking around. However, he has had his tumor which was originally suggested to be lipoma keep growing over the past two years. It is now a size of a basketball on his right abdomen. Apparently, it is not so aggressive, but lately, he is suffering from major muscle wasting. He once again experiencing trouble walking. He has trouble standing up on a hard wood floor. He spent a lots of time lying flat on the floor. When he eats, he keeps this posture and has the bowl between two frongt legs far apart. When we take him out for a walk, he stands still a lots of times without walking. We give him Pet Welbeing Life Gold, Milk Thistle in addition to Arthro-ionx. Is there any other supplement I should give (like Omega 3 and others)? If so, where shall I buy them for dogs? He eats very well (home made stew with organic chicken with cabbage and carrots, or beaf and pork) Please advise. I want to give him a combination of good supplements so that he feels comfortable and live as long as possible. thank you very much, Terumi Kohwi-Shigematsu

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March 18, 2014 at 1:17 AM



Dear Terumi,

Canine Probiotics also contains Arabinogalactan, alfalfa, and enzymes. You might also consider acupuncture to increase the spleen energy to reduce muscle wasting.

Best wishes,

Dr. Char

Dr. Char Wilson, DVM Health Coach answered
March 19, 2014 at 7:59 AM

Dear Terumi,

I think Canine Probiotics to aid digestion and Omega 3,6,9 to decrease inflammation would be good to give as well. Your homemade diet sounds very good. Do you give some additional minerals, Calcium and magnesium? If your dog is tending to be warmer than normal you might want to give less chicken. Some turkey or cooked fish would be more cooling according to Chinese food therapy. Pork and beef are considered to be neutral. Please let us know if you have any other questions.

Best regards,

Dr. Char

Dr. Char Wilson, DVM Health Coach answered
March 19, 2014 at 8:42 AM
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