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Hello Dr. Char,

On 5/18/09, our vet gave our 11 year old Siberian Husky (Male 85 pounds) Cosequin DS and asked us to get his weight down. On 8/19/09 we returned with successful weight loss at 75 pounds. Our dog Jockamo had his right leg give out on a morning walk several days earlier. Jockamo continued to limp. Vet gave us Previcox and Clindamycin Hydrochloride to take along with AnthriSoothe-Gold. Less than a week of this and Jockamo could hardly walk and needed assistance to get up. I stopped all meds and sent for Arthro-IonX. I have been giving him one teaspoon in his morning water in a plastic bowl.

He can now get up unassisted and is increasing his walks and even stands to eat occasionally. I saw great improvement after 15 days. The only thing that has changed and I'm concerned with is increasing mucus in his eyes. It is greenish yellow and we've been removing it with a tissue. It does seem to bother him, like he just seems to want to sleep so he can keep his eyes closed. We still have some of the antibiotic Clindamycin left. Would that help his eyes and would it interfere with the results we’re getting with Arthro-IonX?

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October 5, 2009 at 9:13 AM

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Dear Gwendolyn,

I would finish the antibiotics and if there still is green discharge after that return to your vet for re-assessment of the infection. Hopefully you have started Jockamo on some probiotics. I use Purina's Fortiflora and you could ask your vet if he or she carries any. Otherwise you could ask your health food store for some assistance in picking one. The antibiotic will not interfere with the Arthro-IonX, but it does kill off good and bad bacteria in the body which is why it is important to add more good bacteria via the probiotics. Please keep us informed of your progress because your list of symptoms is a little unusual. There could be some other things going on. It would also be ok to give 1/4 teaspoon on his morning and evening meals until he is feeling better. Be sure to measure with a plastic measuring spoon.

Best wishes,
Dr. Char
www.vetionx.com

Dr. Char Wilson, DVM Health Coach answered
October 5, 2009 at 9:13 AM
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