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Hello Dr. We have a GSD who is now 4 and a half years old, at 6 Months we had an xray done on his hip because he came up lame,,,it turned out to be a soft tissue problem, but the xray showed a real bad hip joint and the vet said that he would be really having problems beginning in his 3rd year, so we put him on Arthramaxx immediately (at the Vets adivice) and at over 4 years old he hasn't showed any problems...yet. my question,,,do you have any thing else we can do or give him to keep him out of trouble....thank you!

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Hi Nick,

Oxidative damage plays a significant role in the aging process and advancement of degenerative diseases.The constituents in Arthramaxx  are well proven to treat as well as prevent oxidative damages.It helps to build muscle and endurance. Can be used as a preventive, maintenance and long term use for severe joint problems in your dog.

There should be a good exercise program. Walking and moderate running can help strengthen the muscles around the joint. Allow 20-minute walks each day. Let your dog set the pace.  It’s advisable to avoid jumping or running for long distances. If you can, consider letting your dog swim for exercise-swimming is excellent for the muscles surrounding his joints.
Weight plays an important role in the comfort of your dog’s hips. Extra weight can add stress to hip joints, so make sure your dog is on a healthy diet, since he's a large breed.Also avoid keeping in slippery floors.

regards and all the best

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A Senior Veterinary Surgeon with more than 25 years’ experience in the field of Veterinary Science and Animal Husbandry. Mixed animal Practice that will utilize my skills in medicine and surgery, public health, client relations, and developing relationships within the community, such as humane society

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Veterinary Consultant with Department of Animal Resources,Ministry of Environment,State of Qatar (Present). Animal Husbandry Department, Government of Kerala, India. Oakland's Park, Gloucestershire, United Kingdom. Severnside Veterinary Center, Gloucestershire, United Kingdom. Saud Bahwan Group, Sultanate of Oman. Trivandrum Regional Co-operative Milk Producers Union,Kerala,India.

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