Guest Blogger: David B Guest (pet owner & Oximunol 50 Day Challenge participant)
First of all, I want to state up front that I have written much of the copy that Avivagen uses in their material about Oximunol.
I work as a copy writer for their agency, McCormick Global Communications. (You can blame me for “More zoom. Less groom”). As part of my background briefing on Oximunol, I read a lot of the research results that Avivagen has obtained for the product, and also had the opportunity to question the company’s management and technical staff about Oximunol.
I’m as skeptical as the average consumer, and likely even more so as it’s part of my job to develop a credible message about the products and services our clients deliver. Part of this process is to identify and address any potential objections the end user might have.
Most consumers, myself included, have seen health care products that are long on promises and short on research and fact to back up the claims.
Secondly, my wife and I have a ten-year-old chocolate Lab named Holly, who is a shedding machine. Anne would have to Swiffer around the edges of our hardwood floors every two days to keep on top of the accumulating fur that roamed around the house like tumbleweeds!
So when I reviewed the material on Oximunol, I was very intrigued by the research results showing a significant decrease in shedding.
Unlike some of the other blogs posted here, mobility is not the biggest issue with Holly. She does suffer from arthritic pain and reduced mobility, but treatment with Metacam and glucosamine seem to have this under control for now.
With agreement from our own vet and advice from Avivagen veterinary staff to maintain Holly’s current medication regime, we started Holly on Oximunol. This week, we completed 50 days of the treatment.
By the time two weeks rolled around, we were already seeing a reduction in the amount of hair accumulating on the floor and other surfaces. Our visiting adult children also began commenting on how much better Holly’s coat looked and felt; petting her no longer resulted in a tuft of fur building up on the leading edge of your hand.
At 50 days, the reduction in shedding is very significant… We’re guessing it’s only about 1/4 of the amount Holly used to shed.
Anne no longer feels compelled to Swiffer every couple of days. Holly’s coat looks shiny and feels softer as well.
There have been no side effects and Holly’s energy level is great. I can’t honestly say if she has increased energy or mobility as we have continued her other treatments as well.
I am now fully convinced that dog owners who experience substantial shedding from their pets will find Oximunol a great relief. We plan to keep Holly on it.
Thanks Avivagen, from Holly and her owners!
David B, Ontario
“Holly’s shedding has decreased to virtually nil at this point. No appreciable accumulation even after a week following the previous sweeping. My last note said it might be 1/4 of the previous amount, but it is now much less. She’s still on Metacam, but we’d like to drop off the Glucosamine when we run out.” Dave