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Hi Dr. Wilson, I have a Shih Tzu that is 10yrs old. He has been diagnosed with arthritis in his hip, stage 4 heart murmur, lower back issues between L2-L3 (they rub against each other) and Kidney issues. My vet put him on the K/D diet and his Kidney issues are much better. He put my dog on steroids for his lower back and they did a wonderful job on him...reacted really well but I was told that the steroids are not for long term use and are not heart friendly. My vet has suggested surgery with a specialist but I can't afford it. I'm in pain watching my baby boy in pain. I'm giving him 50mg of Tramadol daily but it doesn't seem to help him...he can't find a comfortable spot and his hind legs can't support him....keep slipping out from under him. Is there any pain medication that mimics steroids without the side effects of liver damage? Is there a supplement that might help with his hip and back pain? I appreciate any advice you can give Sincerely, Victoria

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May 29, 2014 at 9:19 PM



Dear Vikki,

I would try PROMAXOL to reduce the pain and stiffness and help healing to begin. PROMAXOL would be a good choice for your dog because it contains the stronger LM potencies. After improvement is seen then you can switch over to ARTHRO-IONX. In addition it is helpful to give Canine Probiotics with each meal and Omega 3,6,9 daily. 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. Also be sure to give sufficient fresh water that is free of chlorine and fluoride.

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
June 1, 2014 at 4:48 PM
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