Calcarea carbonica (middle layer of the oyster shell) Calc carb has a lot of indications for orthopedic cases, especially chronic ones. It's not really a remedy for acute cases or injuries. ... General inflammation of the joints, such as chronic spinal arthritis or spondylosis.
The guiding symptoms for Calc carb are:
The first two symptoms above make Calc carb suitable for hip dysplasia. It’s an excellent remedy for a lot of the conditions named above.
For older dogs with a weaker life force, I’ll use a 6C or 30C potency, and give one dose … then wait a month, as you don’t want to push older dogs too hard.