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ANSWER:
Dear Joseph,

I would try a 1/4 teaspoon on the food twice daily with breakfast and supper. If that is not convenient then just decrease the dosage so that you add 10 drops in the water bowl each day. Please let me know what response you get.

Why are you using Anxietrex?

Best regards,

Dr. Char
www.vetionx.com

ANSWER:
Dear Lindsey,

You might want to look at two of our products, Derma-IonX and Defendex shampoo to help with the itchiness. Derma-IonX which is an oral homeopathic product stimulates the enzyme systems in the body which reduces itching and inflammation, promotes healing of the skin and helps with assimilation of nutritional components in diet and supplements. The supplements I use along with it include Canine probiotics, vitamin C, and Omega 3,6,9. Together with Derma-IonX it produces a synergistic effect for a faster response. I would also suggest that you give your dog only filtered water for drinking and bathing if your water contains chlorine or fluoride. For the dietary modifications you might want to try a grain free diet for a while.

Defendex shampoo which is nontoxic washes away debris and soothes the skin. Most shampoos contain sodium lauryl sulfate which is very drying and not healthy.

Please feel free to contact us again if you have any other questions.

Best wishes,

Dr. Char
www.vetionx.com

ANSWER:
Dear Belinda,
I would try Derma-IonX along with a fish or rabbit based diet. In addition, I find it helpful to give probiotics, digestive enzymes, vitamin C, MSM, and fish oil. Together with Derma-IonX there is a synergistic effect for faster healing. Please let us know how you progress.
Best regards,
Dr. Char
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ANSWER:
Dear Sam,
I don't get a lot of questions regarding detoxification reactions so I think the incidence is low. If it should occur the dosage should be reduced and then gradually increased again. If progress is being made there is no need to hurry to get to a full dose.
Best regards,
Dr.Char
www.vetionx.com

ANSWER:
I would try Promaxol to reduce the pain. Promaxol would be a good choice for your dog. It contains the stronger LM potencies. After improvement is seen, then you can switch over to Arthro-IonX. In addition, it is helpful to give digestive enzymes with each meal, MSM, vitamin C, probiotics, and fish oil. If you want to do more, I find Perna mussell is a good source for glucosamine. The oligotherapeutic mineral base found in the IonX products helps the body to better utilize the other nutritional substances given for a synergistic response and faster healing. Also be sure to give sufficient fresh water that is free of chlorine and fluoride. If you can gradually phase into a grain-free diet that can be helpful too. The other thing that is sometimes beneficial is to have a certified veterinary chiropractor check for spinal alignment and make any corrections as necessary. Please let us know how you progress or if you have any other questions.
Best wishes,
Dr. Char
www.vetionx.com

ANSWER:
You can use both together if necessary. I would start using both, and then when you see improvement, then try decreasing the Rimadyl. Hopefully with a little time then you would be using only a small amount of the drug that can have serious side effects. Often times, there are bad days (such as rain or cold) that cause increased pain, and so on those days you could give a little more Rimadyl. On the good days it would not be necessary.
Promaxol is very flexible because you can split the dose, giving quarter doses up to four times daily for a larger response, or you can also double the dose if the need arises. Some dogs do well on Rimadyl and others do not, so you might want to Google it to decide if this is the best NSAID in your case.
I also think supplementation is beneficial: Digestive enzymes, MSM, probiotics, vitamin C, and fish oil. Give only filtered water for drinking. All of the good things do make a difference. Please let us know how you do.
Best regards
Dr. Char
www.vetionx.com

ANSWER:
I would try Promaxol to reduce the pain and help healing to begin. Promaxol would be a good choice because it contains the stronger LM potencies. After improvement is seen, then you can switch over to Arthro-IonX. In addition, it is helpful to give digestive enzymes with each meal, vitamin C, probiotics, and fish oil. The oligotherapeutic mineral base found in the IonX products helps the body to better utilize the other nutritional substances given for a synergistic response and faster healing. Also, be sure to give sufficient fresh water that is free of chlorine and fluoride. If you can gradually phase into a grain free diet, that can be helpful too. The other thing that is sometimes beneficial is to have a certified veterinary chiropractor check for spinal alignment and make any corrections as necessary. Please let us know how you progress or if you have any other questions.
Best wishes,
Dr. Char
www.vetionx.com

ANSWER:
I would try Promaxol to reduce the pain. It contains the stronger LM potencies. It can be used with conventional prescription medications. You cannot use human pain relievers for your cat. Your veterinarian would need to prescribe something that he or she believes best addresses your cat's type of pain. In order to avoid having your cat be too lethargic, I would use a combination of Promaxol and the drug your vet chooses, such as Tramadol, using the smallest dose of Tramadol that provides a suitable level of comfort and still allows your cat be alert enough to enjoy life. By using the combination hopefully you will reach a good comfort level with just a small dose of the drug. Try Promaxol alone first and add the drug if needed.
In addition, it is helpful to give digestive enzymes with each meal, probiotics, and fish oil. The oligotherapeutic mineral base found in the IonX products helps the body to better utilize the other nutritional substances. Giving nutrition and avoiding toxicity helps with quality of life and longevity. Also, be sure to give sufficient fresh water that is free of chlorine and fluoride. The other thing that is sometimes beneficial is to have veterinary acupuncture. It can help improve pain and appetite. I hope these suggestions give you a lot more quality time with your cat.
Best regards,
Dr. Char
www.vetionx.com

ANSWER:
Moles are challenging to deal with. You could try Derma-IonX to help strengthen the body's defenses. Derma-IonX, which is an oral homeopathic product, stimulates the enzyme systems in the body, which reduces inflammation, promotes healing of the skin, and helps with assimilation of nutritional components in diet and supplements. The supplements I use along with it include digestive enzymes, probiotics, and fish oil. Together with Derma-IonX, it produces a synergistic effect for a faster response. It can also be used topically on troublesome spots on the skin. I would also suggest that you give your dog only filtered water for drinking and bathing if your water contains chlorine and fluoride. For the dietary modifications, you might want to try a grain-free diet for a while.
Please feel free to contact us again if you have any other questions.
Best wishes,
Dr. Char
www.vetionx.com

ANSWER:
Either one would be fine for her. If the condition is severe I start with Promaxol. It it is moderately painful or stiff I just use Arthro-IonX. The difference between the two is the addition of the LM potencies in Promaxol. Both help with pain and stiffness safely. Please let us know how you do or if you have any other questions.
Best regards,
Dr. Char
www.vetionx.com

ANSWER:
I am surprised your veterinarian is raising concern over our homeopathic products. It is registered with the FDA. The reason why homeopathy is safe is because it is usually diluted and succussed so many times it does not contain any molecules of the original substance. Here is my simplified explanation about the product that I give to doctors that write in with questions about Dia-IonX. We also advise customers that Dia-IonX is not a substitute for insulin. If insulin is needed, it should be given, and a good relationship with the local veterinarian is essential so that the patient can be well monitored in case the dosage of insulin might need to be adjusted.

Dia-IonX is a homeopathic preparation of 13 ingredients in the 10X, 20X, 30X potencies. In homeopathy, a 10X potency is one in which the tincture has been diluted 1 to 9 parts, and then one part of that mixture is diluted again 1 to 9, and so on until this is done 10 times. The energy signature of the original substance is carried in the liquid, but very few molecules of the original substance remains in the liquid, and by the time you get to a 24X dilution there are no more molecules of the tincture left, just the energy instruction.

With each dilution, the activity becomes more focused, somewhat like a laser compared to a flashlight. 10X, 20X, and 30X are considered low to moderate potencies. The different potencies act slightly differently in the body, so it is common for preparations to contain several. The remedies were chosen based upon their ability to modify the symptoms of diabetes and stimulate internal modifications that lead to healing. Having it in homeopathic form makes it safer than most prescription drugs that need to be under the supervision of a doctor. Though homeopathy isn\'t used as much in the United States, over half of veterinarians in Europe use homeopathy alongside conventional therapy. It can offer some help in cases where more options are needed. For more information about the individual ingredients and the history of homeopathy, the website www.nationalcenterforhomeopathy.org is a great educational tool.

The product is registered with the FDA and meets the United States Pharmacopeia standards. For a better understanding of this you may go to www.usp.org/audiences/consumers/.

Because homeopathy is patient specific, one must match the symptoms of the patient to the remedy. The remedies selected in our product address the more common symptoms. Because these are OTC ingredients and not prescription items, there is no requirement for years of drug trials. That explains why most prescription drugs are much more costly than OTC products that are formulated based upon common knowledge garnered over the past two hundred years. We use this information to select the ingredients and rely on our customer feedback to let us know if we are doing a good job and meeting their needs. The IonX products have helped many pets reduce their symptoms without causing toxicity to their bodies.

I also encourage owners to use other products such as digestive enzymes, probiotics, and a fish oil supplement for a synergistic effect for faster results. Dia-IonX also helps the body to better utilize the other supplements. Our goal is keep the pet as happy and healthy for as long as possible.

I hope you will find the above sites satisfying and if you have any further questions please contact us again.

Best wishes,
Dr. Char
www.vetionx.com

ANSWER:
Dear Deb,
You may use Arthro-IonX on your calf. It decreases inflammation and should help him be more comfortable. Please let us know what response you get. Thank you.
Best regards,
Dr. Char
www.vetionx.com

ANSWER:
I am sorry to hear your cat has cancer. Do they know what type it is? Some cancers are slow or fast growing and some are more likely to spread. If it does spread, likely places for it to go to are the lungs and liver. Blood work might give them a clue if it has already spread.
Arthro-IonX or Promaxol would be good choices for your cat. You might also want to find a veterinary acupuncturist to help with the cancer aspect. Please let us know how you do or if there are any new symptoms that develop that you need to address.
Best regards,
Dr. Char
www.vetionx.com

ANSWER:
To diagnose arthritis you would need to have an x-ray done. There are other reasons for limping besides arthritis. If you haven't had a physical done recently, you might want to do that. You might also want to consider Arthro-IonX which can offer relief more quickly if the limping is due to arthritis or musculoskeletal inflammation. It can be used along with other supplements and medications. Please let us know how you do or if you have any other questions.
Best regards,
Dr. Char
www.vetionx.com

ANSWER:
I would use Arthro-IonX for a while. 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, and fish oil. Arthro-IonX will help the body to better utilize the nutrition for a synergistic response. In addition, it would be beneficial to see a veterinary chiropractor to make sure she didn't throw something out of alignment when she fell. An adjustment often helps with strength in the rear end. Please let us know how you do or if you have any other questions.
Best wishes,
Dr. Char
www.vetionx.com

ANSWER:
You may do the baths once or twice a week. I usually prefer once weekly to minimize drying the skin out. All the chemicals used have been hard on the immune system, and that is really the most important element in this case. You will need to work on rebuilding the immune system. Besides Derma-IonX, which you might need to give as 1/4 to 1/2 doses four times per day for a while, you should also try feeding a grain-free diet, give digestive enzymes with each meal, probiotics such as Forti flora, vitamin C, MSM, and fish oil daily. Please keep us updated on your progress.
Best regards,
Dr. Char
www.vetionx.com

ANSWER:
Yes, 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. Arthro-IonX will help the body to better utilize the nutrition for a synergistic response. Please let us know how you do or if you have any other questions.
Best wishes,
Dr. Char
www.vetionx.com

ANSWER:
Arthro-IonX helps to decrease pain and weakness and stimulate healing. 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. 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. Arthro-IonX will help the body to better utilize the nutrition for a synergistic response. In addition, I would avoid giving water that contains chlorine or fluoride. You might also want to try feeding food that is grain free for a while. Another thing I have found helpful is to have a veterinary chiropractor evaluate and make any corrections as necessary. Please let us know how you do or if you have any other questions.
Best wishes,
Dr. Char
www.vetionx.com