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Can you please tell me the difference between Promaxol and Arthro-ionx? I have an 11 year old Husky who is in severe pain all the time and can barely pick himself up on his hind legs. He has hip dysplasia, has a "bad" back (x-rays show that some of his vertibrae are fusing toghether) and has had both rear ACL's repaired over 5 years ago, however, the vet believes that the repair is not holding up anymore. My dog has been on Rimadyl for about 2 years, and earlier this year, we switched to Prednisone (several dosages) and that seemed to "help", however, he had excessive urination and panting on the medication. We then switched to Metacam and are also using Tramadol, which neither seem to help. We also used Gabepentin and stopped that as well. The vet has also given him the dexamethasone injection last month, which seemed to "help" a little, but again, he was urinating excessively. The vet told us that we have tried everything possible and that there is nothing more that they can do to help. That is why I am looking for more information on the two products so that I can figure out which one to try. Any information that you can provide would be greatly appreciated. Thank you! Denise 

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August 12, 2014 at 1:54 PM

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Dear Denise,

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. PROMAXOL is ARTHRO-IONX plus the LM potencies of each of the ingredients. I prefer to start with PROMAXOL and switch to ARTHRO-IONX after some improvement is seen. In addition there are 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. The base in the IONX homeopathics 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 any nerve 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. Sometimes acupuncture can be beneficial, too.

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

Best wishes,

Dr. Char www.vetionx.com

Dr. Char Wilson, DVM Health Coach answered
August 13, 2014 at 8:30 AM
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