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My dog use to perform in a dog show and jumped rope along with other things...she is now 14 years old and has arthritis in her spine. She actually has fused discs in her neck and lower back. She is on Rimadyl, Dasquin, Tramadol, Gabapentin, and Adequin injections. Recently she has gotten worse and limps on her front right leg as well as her back left leg and sometimes she cannot get up on her back legs without help and then her back legs quiver and sometimes go out from under her. I realize this is beyond just a little arthritis so I am wondering if this is going to do any good for her? We realize that her quality of life is going down quickly and her time is near, but if there is something that will give her a little more time we want to try but don't want to prolong her suffering while we try something that probably isn't going to help at this stage. I understand that you cannot diagnose nor treat over the internet but you can give me your opinion...Please be honest with me...

Smartliving Guest asked this
May 7, 2015 at 5:19 PM



Dear Laura,

Besides the homeopathic PROMAXOL, I would also use PROBIOTICS, OMEGA 3,6,9, and curcumin for spondylosis and fusion. I hope that these will be helpful to allow you to decrease the amount of drugs that you have needed. Drugs put stress on the liver which in the long run will contribute to more arthritic symptoms.

Another thing that can help reduce inflammation is to feed a grain free diet. According to Chinese food therapy, if your dog tends to be quite warm and seeks cool places, a cooling diet would be helpful. The protein sources would be fish or turkey. Beef is neutral. Warming ones include chicken or lamb and would be good for a dog that seeks warm places to be.

In addition veterinary acupuncture can provide relief. Please let us know what happens and if the nerves are responding normally.

Best regards,

Dr. Char

Dr. Char Wilson, DVM Health Coach answered
May 8, 2015 at 10:43 AM
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