Indy

  

Dear Lee & Vibrant Pets,

 I am the lucky owner of a 9 ½ year old Weimaraner named Indy.  In March 2007, Indy experienced a sudden onset of severe pain, would not lift his neck, only wanted to be in a crouched position, and had great difficulty walking. Indy was hospitalized for a day at his vet and sent home with several medications. Indy worsened over night, and we were sent to a neurologist. An MRI of Indy's neck revealed that he had a moderate disk problem  (C5-C6) in his low cervical spine but his signs & pain were at least moderate to borderline severe. Indy was diagnosed with a variant of Caudal Cervical Spondylomyelopathy (CCSM) which is commonly referred to as Wobblers Syndrome and Cervical Vertebral Instability. CCSM/Wobblers Syndrome is manageable with medication and/or surgery(ies - in the worst cases), but there was no cure. His neurologist believed that it was chronic.

 Indy underwent surgery to correct the disk problem which would try to prevent his Wobblers Syndrome from worsening. Most unfortunately Indy’s recovery from his surgery was very rough, and he turned out to be in the 3-5% worst case scenario in which he was worsening. Shocked and scared that we would lose our dog because he couldn’t walk, we began a rigorous course of steroids, medications, and physical therapy. Slowly Indy walked again, but not well at all. Another MRI showed Indy continuing to get worse and indicated that he might need a second surgery. We got four Neurologists’ second opinions, and all of them recommended different surgeries! Faced with impossible surgical choices, knowing that Indy would not survive a second surgery, and knowing that he wasn’t ready go (nor were we ready to let him go – not without a fight!), I desperately searched for cure or an alternative treatment to try to save Indy.

 After too many trials and tribulations of medications, steroids, etc. to count we’d almost lost all hope. Indy began to develop Cushing’s Disease from the Prednisone that he had to take in order to just be able to walk (and he didn’t walk well at all so I had to help him walk). Nothing, not even physical therapy seemed to help much. As a last attempt to help Indy I took him to a vet for acupuncture treatments and Chinese herbal medicines.

 Indy loved this new vet, and seemed very comfortable with her.  She recommended that we add a supplement to all of Indy’s meals called Vibrant Pets Canine Athlete Formula, in addition to the Chinese herbs that she prescribed for him. I immediately purchased Vibrant Pets but didn’t believe that it could do what you said it could do, and I expected that I would return it after two weeks. Like I said before, we were practically hopeless.

 But, I didn’t return it. Within the first month of treatment, Indy was walking a little bit better. The second month Indy started to feel better, and his severe allergies greatly improved. The third month Indy began to walk more on his own without my help, and we dared to start weaning him off all of the medication his neurologist prescribed. Within 9 months Indy was completely weaned off all of the medication – steroids and all ! He was walking without my help. Indy’s Cushing’s Disease reversed and he has completely recovered from it since it was medically induced.  I’m convinced that taking Vibrant Pets Canine Athlete Formula, the Chinese herbs,  and having weekly acupuncture treatments is what caused Indy to undergo a remarkable recovery, and has literally saved his life!

 We are now a year a half into Indy’s recovery, and he is doing a 1000X better now than he ever was on steroids and medications after developing Wobblers Syndrome! I cannot find the words to tell you how amazing his recovery is! Indy can walk, run, play with us and his toys, swim, climb stairs, and jump and catch a ball. You must understand that we were told he would be on exercise restriction for the rest of his life – for him to not only want to do these things but to also be able to do them well is miraculous!!! Indy’s most recent joy is playing with our 2 year old daughter who throws his ball for him to chase! When people meet him they think that he’s a 2 year old dog because of his energy level – he does act like a puppy a lot. They are always shocked when I tell them that he is 9 ½ years old, and they don’t believe me if I tell them that he has Wobblers Syndrome!

 I feel truly lucky and blessed to have found Indy’s vet, the acupuncture and Chinese herbs, and especially Vibrant Pets Canine Athlete formula for Indy. The acupuncture and Chinese herbs are playing a very large critical role in Indy’s recovery. But, I also am convinced that Vibrant Pets is also responsible for Indy’s recovery.

Good nutrition is vital to any life period. Even top quality dog foods still lack many of the vital nutrients found in Vibrant Pets’ formulas that are critical to a dog’s overall wellbeing.  Indy clearly likes the taste because he always gobbles it all up at each feeding! I feel that Vibrant Pets is an essential component of Indy’s recovery, and without it I don’t want to imagine what Indy’s life would have been like. I cannot find the words to express my gratitude from the bottom of my heart to thank you enough for this product that helped give my Indy his life back and that has greatly improved the quality of his life because of how good it helps him to feel! We don’t know what the future holds, but we know that Indy’s life will be a full and happy one. I’ve enclosed a recent picture of Indy, it’s many thanks to Vibrant Pets that he looks and feels so good! We’re your clients for life!

 

Sincerely,

Jen Nigriny

 

Doug, Kathy, and Teddy Railo

Hello Gena and Lee…….as I had stated in our telephone conversation your Vibrant Pets® Canine Athlete supplement is a miracle. Our Bichon “Teddy” developed a severe limp in his back right leg and was hopping on three paws. A neighbor of our’s had the same problem with their Great Dane and recommended your product as the only thing that really worked. I must say that after 2 weeks the limp is gone and he prances along like he did before. “Teddy” also had severe skin reactions after grooming, Scratching to the point where he drew blood………not any more!!!!!!!!!!!!! Skin allergies seem to be a thing of the past. Thank you so much for such a great product and “Teddy” thanks you also. Keep up the good work!!!!!!!!!

Best regards,
Doug, Kathy, and Teddy Railo

Karenjean Krammes

All my dogs use Vibrant Pets® and have since the product first came out. My dogs are given Canine Athlete. As a show exhibitor, my dogs have wonder coats and skin that really give them an edge in the ring. My male also does agility and at the age of almost 10 years, he still runs a course like a young dog. As a breeder, I give all my puppies Vibrant Pets® and all my puppy owners are strongly encouraged to use it, as well. I now have three generations of dogs on Vibrant Pets® and all are extremely healthy. This product does everything it says it will, and more!

Karenjean Krammes
Lighthouse Chinooks
Member- Board of Directors, Chinook Club of America, Inc

Mark and Kelly Renshaw

Bark Busters

Wow! What a difference in our 16 year old Labrador Retriever and 15 year old Weimaraner! Since we began supplementing our dogs’ food with Vibrant Pets® Canine Athlete we have seen a remarkable improvement in their overall functioning. Specifically, we have noticed that they are more mobile and more alert (sometimes to the point where we “threaten” to stop giving them Vibrant Pets® because they’re too rambunctious). We know that Vibrant Pets® will help to extend their lives, and we will keep them on it indefinitely.

Mark and Kelly Renshaw
Master Dog Trainers and Behavioral Therapists
(877) 280-7100

Dorry Bless

Dear Lee,

I met you at the Edison Super Pet Expo where my friend and colleague purchased the ‘joint & muscle’ vitamin for my 6 year old Labradoodle DJ. He has been taking it for 2 weeks today and both my husband and I (my daughter too) see a distinctive change. He had injured his ACL (rear left leg) almost a year ago. We elected not to put him through surgery and sought alternative treatment with a vet acupuncturist/chiropractor. Actually he had an acupuncture and chiropractic adjustment treatment 2 days before I started him on the vitamin. He did well with the acupuncture/chiropractic treatments last year - at first going regularly and then every 6 weeks – 8 weeks. He’s been up and around on his legs for over 11 months now -

Since he’s been on the vitamin we see him acting ½ his age – actually even bringing some puppy behavior back into his repertoire (like standing on his hind legs and checking out the counters – he hasn’t done this in years—not necessarily desirable but certainly noticeable!) –he sees our other young spaniel (10 months) doing this all the time but hasn’t tried it since the vitamin and he’s done it a few times already! The first night after I gave it to him he actually got into a fight with our other dog which never happened before (blood was spilled – but wherever the wound was it was superficial). My husband joked yesterday when I was making him a smoothie that maybe I should put some of it in the smoothie for him – my husband.

Thanks again.

All my best,
Dorry Bless
DORRY BLESS Celebrant