Our expert says:
I work closely with a veterinarian who uses acupuncture and alternative forms of therapy and have certainly seen in the benefits in many of these dogs. Nothing can cure these conditions, but there are certain treatments that may make a significant difference, including homoeopathy, acupuncture, gold bead implants etc. Supplementation with glucosamine and chondroitin may also significantly assist dogs with hip dysplasia. Obviously, painkillers (the right type prescribed by a veterinarian) should be used as necessary to control pain. All these treatment modalities can often be combined to provide a dog with good-quality life again.
Dr Malan van Zyl
Veterinary Specialist Physician
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