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Recently my dog who is about 14 years old and has arthritis in his back legs and hips slipped on the ice and has not been able to maneuver or walk very well since. He has been very unstable for some time and now is much worse. His bowel movements are not the same in as much as he does not put out as much and may be on the verge of constipation. I was giving him Rimadyl which was left over from dental cleaning and it didn't seem to be helping enough to make him comfortable. The local Vet has put him on two Meds Metacam & Tramadol which seemed to help but after two doses of each as prescribed, he is in pain and appears to be straining to have a bowel movement and putting out very little. I believe the Meds is constipating him. He is uncomfortable and I think in some pain I am sure. I have temporarily stopped the meds until I can see the Vet again. Would you recommend putting him on Vetionx as a better solution? If so, how do I get it, do I need a prescription from a local Vet? and what alternative is there during the time frame to get it. Thank you Richard

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December 30, 2013 at 4:40 AM



Dear Richard,

You may use Arthro-IonX along with other medications or supplements. It is homeopathic in nature and so it will not negatively interact with other physical substances. You can use the drugs along with Arthro-IonX to provide comfort while healing is occurring. Arthro-IonX helps with symptom relief but also helps to stimulate healing. Healing takes more time than just suppressing symptoms. You can discuss with your veterinarian about a safe way to decrease the amount of drugs given which can compromise the liver and kidneys.

In addition I find it helpful to follow a holistic approach by giving some nutritional supplements to accompany Arthro-IonX. The supplements I recommend are Canine Probiotics, MSM, Vitamin C, and Omega 3,6,9. I would also give a Choline / B vitamin product called Geri-Form to aid the nerves. Arthro-IonX will help the body to better utilize the nutrition for a synergistic response.

I would also find a veterinary chiropractor to mitigate the effects of the recent fall. I have found chiropractic generally helps the older dog with mobility problems.

Please let us know how you progress or if you have any other questions.

Best wishes,

Dr. Char

Dr. Char Wilson, DVM Health Coach answered
December 30, 2013 at 11:05 AM
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