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I have a 16 month old Bernese Mountain dog with hip dysplasia. This all started a month ago when my dog went to get a torn ACL operated on and the vet decided to do an X-ray, and noticed the dog had hip dysplasia as well. I reside in Canada and an operation for hip dysplasia is approximately 7,000 dollars. Will Arthro-IonX help him in the long run and will this help his torn ACL as well? The operation for the hip is so expensive and adding the torn ACL, the bill could be as much as 8,000 dollars. If I order Arthro-IonX, will it help him in the long run? He is still a puppy…

Smartliving Guest asked this
February 23, 2010 at 3:55 PM



Dear Julie,

I think Arthro-IonX could be helpful to your dog in addition to doing a few other things. I would give digestive enzymes with meals, probiotics and a high quality fish oil supplement daily. Together with Arthro-IonX it is synergistic to stimulate healing. Currently what do you feed including snacks and supplements?

If possible see if you can find a certified veterinary chiropractor to evaluate your dog. Having the weight distributed properly makes a big difference and influences hip development. In the meantime, you could provide knee stabilization with a knee brace, but they are expensive. It is most valuable if the ligament is only partially torn because it reduces chance of more damage while it is healing. It helps to prevent excess rubbing of joint surfaces. With less swelling and irritation there will be less pain. Arthro-IonX will help in this way, too.

I will look forward to your response.

Dr. Char

Dr. Char Wilson, DVM Health Coach answered
February 24, 2010 at 3:55 PM
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