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My 90 lbs dog was diagnosed with dysplasia and surgery is suggested. Is this good? Is there less invasive treatment?

Smartliving Guest asked this
May 27, 2016 at 10:01 AM



Dear Jana,

There are genetic and environmental influences that influence hip dysplasia. There are some things I would do before considering surgery.

I would feed a grain free diet and the protein source I would choose depends upon whether your dog tends to be on the warm side or the cool side, seeking a temperature preference. If your dog is warm and seeks cool places then feeding a cooling diet would be better according to Chinese food therapy. Cooling proteins are fish and turkey. Beef is neutral. Chicken and lamb are warming. I try to not feed warming foods in the summer. You would want to avoid a food that is an allergen to your dog even if it has the right thermal properties. I would also give PROBIOTICS, Vitamin C, and OMEGA 3,6,9. Giving a joint supplement that contains Glucosamine and Manganese is also helpful to provide building blocks. I would also give ARTHRO-IONX to help the body better utilize the supplements. ARTHRO-IONX can help reduce pain and inflammation and stimulate healing.

I would also consult with a veterinary chiropractor. Having the spine and hips in proper alignment makes a positive difference in minimizing deterioration of the joints. Acupuncture can help as well.

Please let us know what changes you notice.

Best regards,

Dr. Char

Dr. Char Wilson, DVM Health Coach answered
May 28, 2016 at 9:26 AM
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