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On Aug. 22 our Border collie who is 13 and half had a vestibular attack(stroke). Prior to the stroke he had difficulty with hsi back end-doing stairs etc but now he is having a much harder time. Our vet would like to give him metacam med. however the side effects are not so good. I would like your opinion on what we could give him. He does sleep more now but has a good appetite and still wants to walk and tries to run. I hope you can suggest something. Thank you!

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September 26, 2011 at 10:39 AM



I would give Arthro-IonX because it contains homeopathic Arnica which is good for bleeding, bruising, stiffness. You may use Arthro-IonX along with other medications or supplements. It is homeopathic in nature and so it will not negatively interact with other physical substances. Arthro-IonX helps to decrease pain and inflammation and stimulate healing. In addition I find it helpful to follow a holistic approach by giving some nutritional supplements to accompany Arthro-IonX. The supplements I recommend are digestive enzymes with meals, MSM, probiotics, vitamin C, and fish oil. For older pets I like them to take Geri-Form which provides choline and B vitamins to nourish the nerves. Arthro-IonX will help the body to better utilize the nutrition for a synergistic response. I would also suggest you find a veterinary chiropractor to evaluate your dog. Having all the bones in proper alignment usually helps the rear end. Please let us know how you do or if you have any other questions.

Best wishes,
Dr. Char

Dr. Char Wilson, DVM Health Coach answered
September 27, 2011 at 11:09 AM
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