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My dog, a springer spaniel, suffers from a torn ligament in leg and he has been suffering side effects from vets Rimadyl tablets. Vet said not to worry and carry on and vet now put dog on Tramadol. Not happy with side effects. Dog is nine years old.

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March 31, 2014 at 2:09 PM



Dear Angela,

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.

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 Canine probiotics, MSM, Vitamin C, and Omega 3,6,9. I also like to give Ligaplex made by Standard process. 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. Proper alignment will reduce the stress on the knee.

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 1, 2014 at 8:56 AM
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