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I ordered Arthro-IonX and Promaxol for our 12 year old male cat who is suffering from quite severe arthritis in his hips and hind legs. According to the vet he is otherwise healthy, but does have bouts of diarrhea at times and thinks he may possibly have irritable bowel syndrome. I never thought about asking beforehand whether the medication I ordered could contribute to the diarrhea, as I know that some anti-inflammatory medicines can cause this problem, so I am wondering now if these two medications will be appropriate and safe for him to be taking. I would appreciate knowing before these are shipped out to me as it has been extremely frustrating for me when he does have the diarrhea and would not want to contribute to this unnecessarily. The vet only recommended injections for him; however, I would prefer to put him on a natural treatment.

Looking forward to your advice.

Emily F.

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March 10, 2010 at 10:10 AM

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Dear Emily,

Because your kitty is sensitive I would start out gradually with 10 drops and then you could increase if the stools are staying firm. The VETiONX products are not irritating like NSAIDS but the oligotherapeutic mineral base can affect the intestinal flora if given in too large quantities, just as what can happen if the diet is changed abruptly. Most pets do not have a problem, but you should watch the litter box just in case.

Best wishes,
Dr. Char
www.vetionx.com

Dr. Char Wilson, DVM Health Coach answered
March 11, 2010 at 10:10 AM
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