Spinal Degenerative Disease

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    Matthew D
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    My German Shepard has been having issues with walking lately, and after a visit to the vet he was diagnosed with spinal degenerative disease. The bet estimated it would be 6 months to a year before he could no longer walk and we would need to put him to sleep. I do not want to let this happen to my dog. I’ve been reading about some holistic treatments including Whole Ingredients to boost certain fatty acids to repair nerves and such. Does anyone know any recipes that could help? Or any other treatments? He gets walked twice a day and has time to run in the yard. Is there anything else I could do? Thank you!

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    anonymous
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    Is he on medication? Talk to your vet about what you can do to keep him as comfortable as possible. Does your veterinary clinic offer aqua therapy? Swimming in a heated pool is part of rehabilitation treatment. Maybe your vet could refer you.

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    Matthew D
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    We do have him on medication, which should make him more comfortable for the next few months. But there’s has to be more I can do. I read about a few different cases in humans where people were not only able to control their disease but also able to stop it in its tracks through clean eating and increasing the certain types of lipids. I really want him to make it past the next few years. There has to more I can do in addition to exercise and medications.

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    anonymous
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    Ask the SkeptVet http://skeptvet.com/Blog/
    Find a blog that is close to the topic and ask a question.
    A lot of veterinarians participate over there.
    Ps: Nothing is being sold at that site. Oh, and if you are new, sometimes it takes a few hours for the comment to show up.

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    anonymous
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    Also, have you considered getting a second opinion? Or, consulting a specialist?
    Sometimes they work with nutritionists and can advise about diet.

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    Mary G
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    I am.sooo.sorry your.dog is having.thar proboem. I inow acupuncture wrks wonders. Getting a second and even third opinion would be my best vet. Try looking for vets who offer aqua therapy as mentioned and acupuncture as well. Also look for a vet who speciqlizes in nutrition. Good luck!!!

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