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Our fourteen year old 30 pound mix breed dog (Dog tollier/cocker spaniel/terrier) was diagnosed with arthritis in his back legs last November (2013) and it traveled to his spine over the last 7 months and within the last two months it has traveled to his front legs. We take him for three walks a day...sometime only the distance of two houses as he is resistant to walking. The Arthro-IonX seem to we ran out of it about a week ago and notice a decline. I ordered another bottle and should have it in about three days. His back leg muscles have declines quite a bit and needs us to help him up the single step that we have to get in and out of the house. We have taken him for one water therapy session and two laser muscle treatments to decrease the inflammation. He also takes glucosomon daily. Will it do any good for me to walk him around the room lifting his front legs in my hands and have him walk slowly on his back legs? I was thinking of this as therapy......or will this cause more harm than good? Any other suggestions would be appreciated. I know we can't cure our dog...but I would like to do everything we can within reason. Any suggestions? My dog eats royal canine urinary dry food in his bowl due to a bladder stone operation he had three years ago. His treat is the canned version of this dog food fed to him on a small baby spoon. Thank you. Mike

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October 12, 2014 at 9:41 PM



Dear Mike,

Encouraging movement and range of motion is a good thing. Maybe you can ask at another water therapy session the best way to move him when on dry land.

There are more supplements that are valuable. I would also give probiotics and Omega 3,6,9 which also reduces inflammation. Vetionx has these. From a health food store you can get MSM and Vitamin C. Besides the glucosamine I like the joint product to contain Manganese as well.

Acupuncture and chiropractic can be helpful in cases of arthritis and should be considered. Please keep us updated of your progress.

Best regards,

Dr. Char

Dr. Char Wilson, DVM Health Coach answered
October 15, 2014 at 2:09 PM
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