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My dog has been crossing his hind legs whenever he walks causing instability. Especially when going down stairs. Is there something I can give him to help him. He is an 8 year old German Shepherd?

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August 1, 2014 at 8:28 AM

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Dear Bob,

I think it would be worth using ARTHRO-IONX or PROMAXOL for your dog. They both help to decrease pain and stiffness and stimulate healing. I prefer to start with PROMAXOL and switch to ARTHRO-IONX after some improvement is seen. In addition I will tell you other things that I have found to be helpful for other dogs. They include probiotics, MSM, vitamin C, Omega 3,6,9, and a choline/B vitamin product such as Geri-Form. ARTHRO-IONX and PROMAXOL both can help the body better utilize the other supplements. Together it has a synergistic effect for faster results. In addition I would suggest you have your dog evaluated by a veterinary chiropractor just in case the pelvis or lower back has shifted. If there is extra pressure on anynerve it will cause weakness in the rear end. I have seen dogs do well with this approach, but each case is different because each patient starts from a different place.

Please let us know how you progress and if you have any other questions. I would be happy to help you with other suggestions if you inform us of the response you are getting.

Best wishes,

Dr. Char www.vetionx.com

Dr. Char Wilson, DVM Health Coach answered
August 2, 2014 at 8:32 AM
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