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I have a 10 year old she pard mix approximately 26 pounds. She is having difficulty with her hips and back legs after falling when climbing stairs. We are able to manually move her back legs, apply pressure to all areas and deep massage her legs, hips and back. She smiles relaxes and will lay down when we do. However, she has difficulty putting weight on the back legs and her left leg will spasm if she does. She had increased issues with stiffness prio to this event. We change her food to a natural rice based to eliminate grains from her diet and she was responding and increasing her mobility until she fell on the outside stairs. What do you suggest to hep her?

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September 26, 2011 at 5:17 PM



I would give Arthro-IonX because it contains homeopathic Arnica, which is good for stiffness and weakness. You may use Arthro-IonX along with other medications or supplements. It is homeopathic in nature and so it will not negatively interact with other physical substances. 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, probiotics, vitamin C, and fish oil. For older pets I like them to take Geri-Form which provides choline and B vitamins to nourish the nerves. Arthro-IonX will help the body to better utilize the nutrition for a synergistic response. I would also suggest you find a veterinary chiropractor to evaluate your dog. Having all the bones in proper alignment usually helps with strength in the rear end. Please let us know how you do or if you have any other questions.

Best wishes,
Dr. Char

Dr. Char Wilson, DVM Health Coach answered
September 27, 2011 at 11:30 AM
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