Archive for June, 2011

She’s short, she’s feisty and she won’t hesitate to tell you off if you get in her space.

Did I mention she’s 11 year’s old and she’s my poodle?  For those that know her, Peaches is a typical little dog: she’s a tad yappy and has a Napoleon Complex that could knock your socks off.

In her youth, Peaches could always be counted on to race around in a frantic search for her ever-present Frisbee toy with the simple utterance of the word “fetch”. It seemed her endless energy knew no bounds and she was always up for a fun play session.  But in recent years Peaches had slowed down. A lot.  No longer able to walk the stairs, Peaches seemed to have resigned herself to life on the main floor of our home and spent most of her days curled up in her bed. As for her favorite Frisbee, it was retired to the toy box and served as a painful reminder of her younger years.

Then we tried Oximunol.

I have to say that I am about as skeptical as they come. Seven years managing veterinary hospitals and I have certainly seen my fair share of less than helpful supplements that hopeful owners would try in an effort to prolong their pet’s health and vitality.  But after seeing the plethora of research behind OxC-beta and carotenoids I was convinced that this was something that might be helpful so I decided to give Oximunol a try.  And boy am I glad I did.

After only two weeks the changes in Peaches was undeniable.

She’s back to racing up and down the stairs and she even went rummaging through her toy box and pulled out her Frisbee which she has taken to chasing around with her brother Stewie on a daily basis. In fact, as we speak she is taking a much deserved rest with her trusty toy by her side.  And I’m not the only one who has noticed the changes.

A few nights ago my husband and I decided to spend a quiet evening at home with a few friends who have known Peaches for many years. Even they couldn’t help but notice the changes in her activity level, mobility and mood.

She’s more energetic, less anxious and overall just seems happier.

Getting older is certainly never a fun process, but it seems that the Oximunol has given Peaches a new lease on life and is letting her enjoy her mature years in comfort and with dignity.


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Guest blogger: Stephanie Crisp, B.Sc. (Hons.), RVT

“Most people would probably describe me as a cynic. I prefer to think that I’m a realist but I’m not going to quibble over semantics.”

If you were to ask my husband what he thinks about Oximunol Chewable Tablets he’ll undoubtedly tell you he hates them. 

And it’s no wonder.  Since starting the Oximunol supplement our dog has gone from glorified doormat to a full-throttle puppy again.  And that has my husband scrambling to try to keep up.

In the “good old days” (my husband’s words, not mine), Solar could be found aimlessly wandering the house or struggling to hop up onto the sofa for a quiet nap. But now, she’s having a blast chasing after my two young daughters and playing with the family cat. It’s a change that I still have a hard time believing.

Cynicism or realism? Either way, it takes a lot to convince me of a product’s merits.

Most people would probably describe me as a cynic. I prefer to think that I’m a realist but I’m not going to quibble over semantics.  To be fair, I am known for finding the tarnish on other people’s silver lining but in this day and age I believe that this level of cynicism is a must.  As a Registered Veterinary Technician who worked in clinics for many years I know that there is no shortage of products on the market that promise to increase mobility and I’ve just about tried them all.

Truth be told, before trying the Oximunol I had already tried giving glucosamine, omega fatty acids and green lipped mussel as well as several Joint Diets to help get Solar up and moving again.

With the exception of a wicked case of vomiting and diarrhea, no changes were noted.  Which is why I certainly was not going to hold my breath when I started Solar on the Oximunol. But then I started to see some changes.  At first, I was convinced that I was only seeing a difference in Solar’s mood and mobility because of some strange placebo effect. But when Solar started going up and down the stairs on her own again for the first time in years there was no denying that the Oximunol was actually helping.

I’ve gone from skeptic to pusher.

I actually find myself stopping random pet owners on my street to tell them about the wonders of this new supplement. Literally. I actually chased down my neighbor to tell him about Oximunol for his pug who he has taken to walking using his kid’s wagon because the little dog can’t easily walk anymore.

But I digress…

The changes I have seen in Solar are undeniable.

Try as I might to justify them and find other reasons for the transformation, the fact remains that since starting the Oximunol Solar is like a new dog.  Of course my love for her hasn’t changed; she’s my third, slightly hairy child and there is nothing that would make me love her any more or less. But for the first time in years I’m actually enjoying her company again.  She’s playful and energetic and just plain fun – something I couldn’t have said if you had asked me a few months ago.  And while my husband might not be too excited about the changes, my daughters are thrilled to have their best friend back.

Now if only I could find something for my husband….

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