Arthro-IonX helps to decrease pain and inflammation and stimulate healing. In addition I find it helpful to follow a holistic approach by giving some nutritional supplements to accompany Arthro-IonX. The supplements I recommend are digestive enzymes with meals, MSM ,vitamin C, probiotics, and fish oil. Arthro-IonX will help the body to better utilize the nutrition for a synergistic response. I would also try to find a veterinary chiropractor to make sure hip and spinal alignment are correct. If the hip is not seated properly it does not provide the correct stimulus for the socket formation. What do you feed your dog? Diet is important, too. Please let us know how you do or if you have any other questions.