CONDITION: Joint Pain
LOCATION: Bridgeman Downs, QLD
"The remarkable change has occurred since she started on Rose-Hip Canine Vital"
Gemma is my 11 year old Golden Retriever. She has been having increasing difficulties with joint pain over the last few years, but just at the level you would expect of an older Golden. In mid 2012 she had an acute sciatic episode, and after that was lame (to varying degrees) for almost 8 weeks, despite chiropractic treatment and additional medication, including Trocoxil (a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory (NSAID) in the same class of drugs as Rimadyl, Metacam and Previcox but given only monthly).
About four months after the episode she was not exactly lame, but was still not walking correctly in terms of the movement and placement of her right hind leg. In early December I became aware of and ordered some Rose-Hip Vital Canine and started Gemma on it twice daily. Within a week I could see some improvement in her movement and her flexibility, and both have continued to improve.
What is even better is that she hasn't had (or needed) her NSAID since the start of December. At this point she has still been having some other supplements (including chondroitin/glucosamine/MSM) but I am about to discontinue them and will monitor her response. Gemma has competed in obedience (gaining her UD title) and in Dances with Dogs (gaining 2 Advanced titles), but for the last few years her moves have been somewhat limited because of her stiffness.
We now do bows as part of her stretching exercise regime, and I am amazed that she can now put her full forearm on the ground and gets a lovely stretch to her back. I am sure that this has been achieved through continuing chiropractic treatment and exercise, including specific stretching exercises, but the remarkable change has occurred since she started on Rose-Hip Canine Vital.