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My dog has arthritis in her back leg and since she was spayed, she has gained a lot of weight and unable to exercise due to her leg. I've cut back on her food but it doesn't seem to have any affect on her weight issues. Is there a special kind of dog food I can give her that will keep her full without adding more weight to her?

Smartliving Guest asked this
June 18, 2016 at 12:17 AM

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Dear MC,

I would choose a grain-free diet that uses turkey, fish, or beef as the protein source. Do not feed a protein that your dog would be allergic to. Chicken, venison, and lamb are considered to be warming according to Chinese food therapy so I would avoid these especially in the summer. If you do switch the foods, do so gradually phasing into the new diet over a week or two. Initially feed according to directions and later you can cut back slightly in order to reduce calories and you can add in some cooked green beans to add more volume.

Have you tried ARTHRO-IONX? It might make your dog more comfortable so you can walk her a little. Begin exercise gradually so she does not become sore. OMEGA 3,6,9 also helps to decrease inflammation and can reduce joint soreness. I would also give PROBIOTICS to improve the intestinal flora; The bad bugs can cause weight gain.

I would also consult with a veterinary chiropractor. Proper alignment allows for better movement.

Please keep us updated so we can help guide you.

Best regards,

Dr. Char www.vetionx.com

Dr. Char Wilson, DVM Health Coach answered
June 19, 2016 at 11:36 AM
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