Blue has arthritis in her front paws, legs and shoulders.
She is now coming up 12 but was very active when she was younger. As a puppy, she used to chase a ball constantly and took it everywhere with her. She was constantly running around and would jump up to catch the ball. She would always land on her front paws and they wonder if that constant pounding to her paws is what caused/contributed to her arthritis.
A year ago, they thought they were going to lose her as she was so lame. They started various supplements and have been paying a lot of medication from the vets (unfortunately I didn’t get the names of any of these). They have found that she is now walking a lot better and can even run a bit. They have also changed her diet which they think has helped.
Although these changes have happened over the past year, he said that over the past couple of weeks (since starting Curcupet-K9) he would say there is a difference in her as her walking and mobility appears to be a lot better.
“I must admit, she is a remarkable dog”
They have another two dogs; one younger Collie and one Lhasa Apso/Shih Tzu cross who is coming up 4 and used to wind Blue up. However now she actually plays with the younger dogs, which is remarkable.
They used to take the other two on a separate walk to Blue, as she would get tired and it meant they only took her as far as she could manage. They now take all three dogs out together and can take her for a “decent walk”, which she enjoys (as Border Collies are active dogs).
“It is tremendous to see her now. You can see the relief in her face. She now wants to go out with the other two dogs. It’s all down to quality of life”
Brian & Juile Cully