Back in the summer our 9 year old golden retriever Sheba started limping. We weren’t quite sure which of her front legs she was limping on, since it was subtle. This wasn’t all that unusual for her either….occasionally she would hurt herself mildly when playing ball or Frisbee, so we didn’t think too much of it. However, the limp persisted and we became concerned. Early in September we took her to our veterinarian and x-rays revealed the beginnings of arthritis in both of her front shoulders.
Our vet’s recommendation was joint supplements, with the occasional pain killer when we felt it was needed. The goal is to keep her off pain killers as long as possible, and to only use them when really needed. As far as exercise goes, they suggested we let her do whatever she wants as long as it does not seem to bother her.
We took the supplements that our vet recommended but after having Sheba on them for over 3 weeks we had not seen any improvement. When the offer came along from BlogPaws to try a new supplement and join the campaign to promote it, we thought it was definitely worth a try. We received Natural Stride for Dogs Hip & Joint Formula and started Sheba on it immediately. It currently comes in a powder form that we just add to her food. We dish out her regular kibble, add a scoop of the powder, and mix a little water in. She loves it! Not only does she love it, but both Beagles smell it and they also want some! We have to watch Cricket carefully to be sure she doesn’t try to push Sheba out of her bowl before she’s finished!
We were two weeks into giving Sheba this new joint supplement when my sister and I took the dogs for a hike. I was concerned about how Sheba would do hiking. We picked a hike without a huge elevation gain, to reduce any chances that Sheba would put extra stress on her joints going downhill. As it turned out, the hike had a lot of ups and downs, as well as a lot of rocks and roots to scramble over. Sheba never slowed down once. She got into the river a couple of times, and was scrambling out over rocks. I cringed a little each time and tried to direct her to easier ways to get out. I was convinced that in the evening or the next morning, Sheba would need a pain pill. I was wrong. She never showed anything more than a slight limp, nothing more than usual. We were thrilled.
Sheba is an active dog and we want to keep her quality of life all it should be. I don’t want the arthritis to slow her down any more than it has to. She loves to play fetch, and although we’re careful not to let her jump too much, she has been able to keep up all of her normal activities. Natural Stride repairs the joints; it does not just mask the pain like medications do.
If your dog has been diagnosed with joint pain or arthritis, why not give Natural Stride a try? You have nothing to lose, because the company has a 60 day money back guarantee. Natural Solutions for Life is a family owned company with FDA registered facilities in the USA. What impresses me is the fact that joint care is their business. They began with making their products for livestock and horses, and also make a human supplement! It is an all-natural product, and you can see results as we did in days instead of months. Right now their products are available online at this link, and they expect to be in pet stores and retailers in the future. They will also have a chew form available soon. Their prices are competitive and I think you get a better overall value for your money, because it works so quickly.
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