My 4 year old English Bulldog has recently been diagnosed with having mid grade hip dysplasia and cruciate ligament disease, with one knee being worse than the other. We've had to move him to Hills Prescription Metabolic diet food to get him down from 74 pounds to at least 50 pounds as quickly as possible for obvious reasons. He is also taking 50mg of Tramadol daily (sometimes twice a day) and a dose of Metacam each evening. I'm being told that it's strongly advised that we meet with an orthopedic specialist to discuss surgical options and I want to try and help as much as possible without having him undergo surgery. The knees are supposed to be the priority, but I've read that if the hips aren't corrected, there is really no point in knee surgery. I'm afraid of him not responding well to surgery, having to undergo multiple surgeries, and recovery. Would Arthro-Ionx help him and if so, would you recommend adding it to the regimen of Tramadol and Metacam or just the Arthro-Ionx?
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