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Several years ago, my cocker spaniel, now 10 yrs old, started acting strange, like she was hurting in some way. She wouldn't jump up on the couch or anything else with my husband or I and she had stopped scratching after she relieved herself, which she almost always does. When I took her to the vet, he said she may have a degenerative disk and sent us home with a prescription for steroids. The steroids worked, but she gained almost 2 lbs in only 10 days while taking the steroid. I thought that was a lot for a dog normally weighs about 30 lbs. She has had recurrences of this behavior and we have not taken her back to the vet in favor of a wait and see approach and she always gets over it in a few days. Today, she started limping and at times, not walking, on her back left leg. Might something like Promaxol help her?

Smartliving Guest asked this
April 22, 2010 at 9:57 AM



Dear Rikesha,

 Promaxol could offer relief and help your dog to heal.  The homeopathics address the symptoms of pain and inflammation, while the oligotherapeutic base stimulates the enzyme systems in the body to begin the healing process.  In addition I find it helpful to also give digestive enzymes with each meal, and probiotics and a fish oil supplement daily.  Promaxol helps the body to better utilize the other supplements.  Together it has a synergistic effect for a faster response.  Also provide sufficient quantities of fresh purified water free of chlorine and fluoride.  I think it would also be beneficial to have a certified veterinary chiropractor evaluate your dog.  Because of the progressive nature of her symptoms her back may be out of alignment and a simple adjustment could make a difference; it has helped many dogs I know avoid surgery.<br /><br />  

Best wishes,
Dr. Char

Dr. Char Wilson, DVM Health Coach answered
April 23, 2010 at 9:57 AM
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