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is there a natural alternative for a 11yr. dog with ACL other than surgery.

Smartliving Guest asked this
April 13, 2011 at 8:38 PM



Arthro-IonX could be helpful, especially if the ligament is not completely torn. It helps to reduce pain and inflammation and stimulate healing. Try to limit the amount of running and jumping while the knee is still weak. Usually leash walks are in order to prevent further injury. Special custom knee braces are available to provide stability, but the veterinarian usually takes the measurements and they are expensive.

The oligotherapeutic mineral base found in the IonX products helps the body to better utilize the other nutritional substances given for a synergistic response and faster healing. The supplements I recommend are digestive enzymes with each meal, MSM, probiotics, and fish oil. I also have used a a supplement by Standard Process called Ligaplex. Also be sure to give sufficient fresh water that is free of chlorine and fluoride. If you can gradually phase into a grain-free diet, that can be helpful too. The other thing that is sometimes beneficial is to have a certified veterinary chiropractor check for spinal and hip alignment and make any necessary corrections. 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
April 20, 2011 at 11:16 AM
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