On 4/21/14, “Maureen” wrote:
My lab was diagnosed with spondylosis and fusion of the lower spine in June of 2012, at 6 years of age. She was a performance dog and was being treated for an iliopsoas strain since January. Severely lame in June, films were done under sedation… final radiology report read,
“Unfortunately, this animal has profound lesions involving the spine that are frequently functionally significant. Supportive therapy for inflammation and degenerative processes can be given; however, the probability the animal will return to a completely normal status or stay normal for protracted
periods of time is guarded… Supportive therapy is often given which will frequently include non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medication, chondroprotectants and physiotherapy/acupuncture… concussive activity should be restricted.”
My competition dog could play no more and I was distraught. She was and is a great Therapy Dog with Obedience, Rally Obedience and Hunt tiles earned, but she wasn’t done yet. Sidelined, for life? No way. Then the kicker, in July she had an acute rupture of her left cruciate ligament chasing a rabbit across our yard. The following week, she a TPLO surgical repair, now compounded with the spine issues. After 6+ months of intense exercise regimes and physical therapy she resumed competition with exercise modifications that were allowed, ie: jumping 8″ instead of her 16″ jump height. We found out this year that Jenna ended 2013 Nationally Ranked as the World Cynosport Rally #1 Veteran Dog (over 8 years old) in the US. She also took the 20th spot Ranking in the Advanced Rally Master Champion category! She is so happy performing, and Rimadyl and Tramadol were our best defense particularly after a day of hunt training as she whimpered through the night, uncomfortable after a day of fun doing things she loved. It riddled me with guilt and confusion. Do I sideline her completely or do I continue to find a balance…
The east coast winter was very taxing this year with all the ice and deep snow and freezing temperatures. 1-TDC was recommended by our physical therapist so of course we would try anything. Now a couple of months later, I have been able to cut down her Gabapentin, and have not used the Tramadol at all, and an occasional Rymadyl. In fact last weekend at our club hunt training session on Sunday, I took a chance and did not pre-medicate her as I normally do (I brought everything with me though, just in case!) and miraculously, she did fine! And that was after a Rally trial on Saturday where she ran two Veteran courses with perfect 210’s and first place ribbons in both and a very happy dog!
Don’t know if it’s the weather or the 1-TDC but we are sticking with it!
Maureen McEntee & ‘Jenna’
Florham Park, NJ
On 4/21/14, “Maureen” wrote:
My older lab girl suffers bad knees and arthritis at almost 13 years old. Her vision is deteriorating from PRA. She instantly was interested in the smell of the 1-TDC and got in line for hers… how could I not. She has always had allergies and chronic ear infections even with diligently wiping them out. They always appeared inflamed and red. She would always paw at them and shake her head a lot. After 2 months on 1-TDC I have noticed this is not happening anymore. Her ears are a beautiful pale pink and clean underneath those lab earflaps! While I have not noticed a huge difference with her joints, I believe her vision loss has a lot to do with her slowed, cautious pace, where steps are more fearful than painful. Hey if the anti-inflammatory effect of the 1-TDC is helping keep her comfortable – EENT (eyes, ears, nose and teeth!)… could this really be? A hidden benefit? Then we are sticking with it for Summer too!
Maureen McEntee & ‘Summer’
Florham Park, NJ
On 4/10/14, “Michelle” wrote:
Here is NVs story. On March 1, 2013 NV was diagnosed with Auto-immune
Hemolytic Anemia. NV was my breed dog that was being specialed. He was
out on the show circuit almost every weekend. I was devastated as most
dogs do not recover from this. I worked very hard with the vets but I
could not get the muscles back that NV had lost in his back legs. I
started taking NV to see Ria. NV was taking a pain meds am and pm. In
January 2014, Ria told me about 1-TDC! I said I’ll try it and Ria sent
me the first bottle (from ACR). Within 5 weeks NV was no longer on ANY
pain meds. NVs muscles are getting stronger – I believe it’s from the
combination of 1-TDC and exercises from Ria. NV will be 8 years old in
Since NV was doing so well on the 1-TDC supplement, I started my 9 year
old Siberian Husky Bristol. Bristol is my agility dog and sees David
(ACR) monthly. I believe the supplement has helped with a faster
recovery from weekly trials. Thus, allowing for more training. Bristol
was in the 20″ finals at Westminster finishing third. Bristol also was
in the 20″ finals at the NAC in Harrisburg. Bristol’s registered name is:
MACH4 Kunuk’s Arctic Snow Blossom CD, RE, MXS2, MJB2, XF, T2B, CGC
Thank you for a great supplement!