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Dr. Char, I have just ordered Artro-ionx and am praying for good results. Reading thru the info you recommend adding enzymes,MSM and probiotics to his diet. How do I do this? Will I find these in a particular dog food? Can I purchase them like vitamins? Are they present in a veg or meat I could add to his diet? Also, when you say 'a raw diet of veg&meat" do you mean that I should be feeding him uncooked vegs & meat? I would appreciate any help you could can give me to improve Max's (11 year old Golden Retriever) quality of life. Thank you.

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May 3, 2011 at 11:11 AM

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You can find the supplements at a health food store and your veterinarian may have some of it. My favorite probiotic is Purina's Forti Flora, which comes as a sprinkle to be added to the food. It is sold by veterinarians. The other things can be purchased at health food stores. Because Max is older I would gradually introduce a grain free diet rather than a raw meat diet for now. There are some companies such as Nature's Variety that sell frozen raw meat dog foods but if you were to use it I would give a combination of the two, but relying more on the kibble. Please let us know if you have any other questions.

Best regards,
Dr. Char
www.vetionx.com

Dr. Char Wilson, DVM Health Coach answered
May 5, 2011 at 2:12 AM
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