This past Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving, was a cold, wet, and rainy day here in San Antonio.
My old boy was hurting -- and hurting badly.
I had resorted to giving him baby aspirin, which I hate to do because it's so bad on his digestion. It didn't help much. The natural pain pills (Aches & Pains) did less.
My Arthritic Dog Was In Lots of Pain
He would venture out only as far as necessary to do his business in the yard, and then scoot back inside. To lay near me, wherever I was.
He ate little. He turned down treats. He stood or he laid down. No sitting. Toys? Forget it.
I was so upset, I thought I might be losing him. He was one month away from his 13th birthday.
So, I went online to see what I could find. And I prayed a bit (a lot!) while I was at it.
And I found Ricky Litchfield pills online, at Amazon.com. The customer reviews were so encouraging! The ingredients seemed to make sense. (They are Buchu Oil and Salmon Oil - go check them out.)
And they had a vet who was there to answer your questions via e-mail. A vet. A real, live vet. Wo Nellie.
So I ordered Ricky's on a rush delivery and that next day, Saturday, my beloved boy got his first dose of Ricky's.
It's January 11th now, so it's been around six weeks. I CANNOT TELL YOU HOW BIG A DIFFERENCE THESE PILLS HAVE MADE FOR MY DOG.
Results From Six Weeks on Ricky's Arthritis Pills Have Been Amazing
These have truly been a life saver. Today, my pup and I played fetch outside in the yard. We're back to doing this all the time!
- He has a better appetite that he's had in years.
- His fur is thick and smooth and glossy.
- He smiles all the time.
- He's waking me up, not to go outside to pee or poop, but because he's ready to play and start the day.
- He's gone and found a green ball that he hid Lord Knows When (or Where) and now we're playing with it, as well as his stuffed squeaky toy.
- He rolls in the grass.
- He chases squirrels.
- He jumps into the back seat of the car again -- and we're bouncing along the path at the park now. (We're walking at the park again!)
Part of a Plan -- But a True Answered Prayer
Now, this isn't the only thing that my boy gets. He gets really good food that I cook for him. No grains. He gets a probiotic daily. He gets vitamins and he gets Osteo pills with gluco, perna, etc.
But I am thanking God every day for these Ricky's pills. They are a God Send.
I share this with you Dear Reader, in case you are investigating how to help your arthritic pup, too. I lost a beloved pup at 10 years to Rimadyl-produced liver cancer -- I won't go near Rimadyl.