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Our Dobie has been diagnosed with hip dysplasia and he is only 20 months old. This started not long after we got him, with holding his left foot up. Naturally we are very concerned about this. The Vet put him on Rimadyl for a while and it did not help very much so he changed him to Gabapentin which he is on at present. If I order your product do I continue giving him the Gabapentin? It does not seem to be helping him anyway. By the way, we have tried to contact the breeder and could not get in touch with her. Also, would a brace help him. I saw these on line. Thank you so very much. I look forward to hearing from you. JoAnn 

Smartliving Guest asked this
November 10, 2015 at 10:07 PM



Dear Joann,

It would be best to continue with the Gabapentin for a while and start ARTHRO-IONX. As you see improvement ask your veterinarian about decreasing the dosage of Gabapentin. Initially I split the dosage of ARTHRO-IONX so that half is given with breakfast and half with supper until improvement is seen and then switch to a whole dose once a day. I would also give physical nutrients such as glucosamine, MSM, Vitamin C, and Manganese. I would feed a grain free diet and give PROBIOTICS to improve digestion and assimilation. OMEGA 3,6,9 would also be helpful in reducing inflammation.

I find chiropractic adjustments can be beneficial in improving better movement.

Please let us know how you do.

Best regards,

Dr. Char

Dr. Char Wilson, DVM Health Coach answered
November 11, 2015 at 2:15 PM
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