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Hi: I have a miniature poodle who is 12 years old but a very active dog and just won't quit when it comes to walking, playing, or chasing red laser, but the past 2 -3 months has developed a stiffness and small hump in the back, he even cries after laying down for a while or sleeping at night, I take Taz for a one mile walk everyday, he ends up pulling me an does have great strength in his legs, he can jump in truck when we are done with walk, he also pees and poops a lot, he may poo 3 to 4 times during our walk and I am assuming he even feels better once he poops. I am currently giving him COSEQUIN DS a pill once a day, not sure if its helping him or not, I also try to message his back and it does make make him feel better when sore, any help appreciated, have a awesome day.

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February 5, 2014 at 12:01 PM



Dear Jack,

I would try Promaxol to reduce the pain and help healing to begin. Promaxol would be a good choice for your 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 Canine 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.) 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 is sometimes beneficial is to have a certified veterinary chiropractor check for spinal alignment and make any corrections as necessary. In your case, with the presence of the hump this should be very helpful.

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
February 7, 2014 at 9:27 AM
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