If you’ve been following me for any length of time, then you have heard me blog about our border corgle, Kiff. (see The Unexpected Corgle and Corgle Update – He’s So Cute!! You’ll have to wait until next week for a Kiff update. Today I’m talking about our older dog, Katie.
Here’s a picture of Bud and Katie when we first got her in 2005. She is part black lab/part chow (notice her black tongue?) We got her when she was about eight months old. She had been found wandering the streets of a nearby town. She was skittish and needy, but oh so sweet.
And here’s a photo of Katie today. She’s 8 1/2 years old now and getting a little creaky in the joints. Some cold mornings it’s very hard for her to get out of bed. We weren’t sure what to do for her. Then the nice people at Neocell offered me a month’s supply of Arthropet.
According to Neocell:
Arthropet™ is an innovative formula that provides chicken cartilage (a natural source of collagen type 2, glucosamine, chondroitin, and hyaluronic acid), plus MSM, CMO, and Manganese.
And here is a testimonial from the owner of a service dog named Takoda. The dog had torn a tendon, and the vet projected it would take $3000 worth of treatment to bring Takoda back to health…and even then treatment might not work. Neocell sent some Arthropet to the owner and here is the letter they got back:
wanted to send a message and a huge thanks to everyone at Neocell for their kindness during Takoda’s injury. Your supplements have been an amazing aid in his healing. Our vet expected him to be out for 3 months. A month later and he has been cleared for duty. He has healed and is doing amazing. I really don’t think we could have done this without you and words cannot express my gratitude. He still gets a little sore after rought play but we are continuing with the supplements and know he will continue to heal. His vet was amazed and happy to see how well he is doing. Takoda is extremely happy to be back at work and training again. Thank You so much. 🙂 Me and Takoda will be forever in your debt.
Neocell is in a “chewable wafer” form. The directions are to give it to your dog in the morning, on an empty stomach, preferably at least 20 minutes before feeding. For the first three days, Katie ate the wafers right out of my hand. Then, I would set the kitchen timer for 20 minutes, put both the dogs outside while I did the morning dishes, and then feed them. It was a great routine!!
The problem was that after three days Katie was no longer interested in eating the wafers plain. And I am no good at pilling a dog. I tried hiding them in a piece of bread and a piece of cheese, but she’d just spit out the wafers after she ate “the good stuff.” So I had to forgo the directions and bury the wafers under her dog food. Then she ate them, no complaints.
Before the Arthropet, Katie would take a long time getting out of her bed in the morning, stepping gingerly until she got here “sea legs”. She didn’t chase anymore, either, not even birds (and you know how much a lab loves to chase birds!)
After one week on the Arthropet, Katie was already getting up more quickly and enthusiastically. But the true tell was at the end of the month. Bud came home from classes a couple of evenings ago and Katie ran outside to greet him!! She was jumping around and capering, just like Kiff!! We haven’t seen her like that in years!!
So, as you can see, I am sold on Arthropet!!
I received a complimentary bottle of this product for the purpose of review. All opinions are 100% my own.
If you would like to try Arthropet for your dog, you can purchase it at Amazon.com