Recovery®SA Success Stories from Dog Owners and Veterinarians
*The following Recovery testimonials are unpaid and unsolicited. These testimonials do not represent substantiated claims and are placed here to represent opinions of what some Recovery users believe. Please click here to read the disclaimer prior to reading any of the following testimonials.
“You cannot convince an animal that it will get better;
either it works or it does not.”
10 year old chocolate lab with hip dysplasia and arthritis
Recovery SA has been nothing short of a miracle for our 10 year old chocolate Lab, Gracie. She developed hip dysplasia and arthritis in her spine which caused her to be very immobile. We tried the expensive shots with our vet but the effects did not last long. I stumbled across Recovery SA while researching possible solutions on the internet. Reading about so much positive feedback, I thought it wouldn’t hurt to try. Within 2 weeks after starting her on it, I began to notice a difference in her, she wanted to do more than just lay around all day. After 3 weeks, her coat is softer and she is back to following me wherever I go. Thank you for giving me back my healthy active dog that I love so!!!
I have been using Recovery SA for quite a few months, and am very pleased with the combination of ingredients used in Recovery SA to benefit and help our animals.
I purchased Recovery SA from a friend of mine who uses Recovery EQ for her Warmblood horses. I have several up and coming offspring from her Hungarian Stallion; HS Wistar. These horses are very large and have much the same problems with quick growth habit as do the large breed dogs, such as the German Shepherds that I breed here at Schraderhaus K9… so it was a natural for me to begin using your Recovery SA product.
I have been supplementing my German Shepherd pups and adults with Recovery SA to insure that the youngsters have every opportunity to grow to adulthood with the best insurance against hip dysplasia that they can have, and I feel that your research on strong ligament tissue and tendons as may relate to hip dysplasia is invaluable to the health and well being of all animals who may benefit from the excellent ingredients you have combined in Recovery SA. Additionally, it is a real time saver to have all the elements available in one supplement rather than having to add each one separately with the daily meals.
Thanks for a great product!
Jean Schrader, Schraderhaus K9
Police Dog with Arthritis
I am a police canine handler. My canine partner’s name is Hajko. Hajko is an 8-year-old Czech Shepherd. He can track/trail a suspect that has left the scene of a crime, locate a suspect hiding in a building and locate articles left by the suspect. He has been my partner for approximately 6 years and has assisted in the arrest of hundreds of suspects.
In Dec. 2000, I learned that Hajko had a severe case of arthritis in his ankles. He was in a great deal of pain and was not able to get in or out of the patrol car without assistance, much less continue going over fences and other obstacles in pursuit of suspects.
A friend recommended I try Recovery-sa. After a couple of weeks, Hajko was able to walk without limping. Since that time, he has been able to continue his career as an elite patrol canine.
Donald R. Gibson, Police Department, Gresham, OR
Lameness, Dysplasia and Hock Fracture
Alf is a 10-year-old Rottweiler who has chronic lameness from elbow dysplasia and an old fracture in his hock.
After only 2 weeks on Recovery-sa, we noticed decreased lameness and more activity and play.
Dr. Sheri Morris, DVM, West Linn, Oregon
Elbow Arthritis and Hip Dysplasia
We have a dog that had surgery for hip dysplasia when she was young and had to have an operation for that; however, the problem we are treating her for is arthritis in her elbow and the Recovery-sa seems to be doing a remarkable job. We are also using the Recovery-sa for ongoing prevention of problems in her hips.
Dr. Ray Bracus MD., Portland, Oregon.
A 20 year old Cat with Arthritis
I am writing to thank you for giving my beloved cat a more comfortable old age. I was two years old when Pumpkin came to live with us and he has been my best friend for as long as I can remember. Growing up in the country he was always a very active cat, taking long walks around our property and acting as our resident mouser.
Two years ago Pumpkin began to slow down. Too achy with arthritis to cuddle or play, my best friend spent most of his time sleeping and grumbled when touched. It broke our hearts to know that he was in pain.
Last summer we decided to try Recovery-sa for his aches and pains. Within a month, Pumpkin was asking to be snuggled and was happily going for his walks again. This past Halloween, he turned the exceptional age of 20 and celebrated by catching a mouse, an activity he hadn’t been able to do in years. Thanks so much!
Jennifer Moores, Peterborough, ON
Arthritis and Irritability
Our Siberian Husky cross, Monty, has been a part of our family for over eleven years and always healthy and full of energy. Eight months ago, Monty started showing the telltale signs of degenerative arthritis; he struggled to get up and was very stiff. He spent most of his day lying on the ground and was extremely irritable towards our other three younger dogs.
After only eight days on Recovery-sa, Monty showed no evidence of stiffness and now runs and plays with the other dogs. We have the young Monty back again!
Linda Watkin, British Columbia
This success story was written by the mother of the company founders; therefore, it is up to the reader to “take her word for it”. We are very happy about Monty’s health as he has been in our family a long time. He is still “the boss” when it comes to our parent’s three other dogs.
Follow-up: Three more years have passed and Monty is now 14 years old. He still chases after our horses throughout the day, his coat is very healthy and he looks just exactly the same as when he was young.
Arthritis and Pain
My husband had noticed that our ten year old toy poodle seemed to be in pain and didn’t enjoy her walks as much as before.
She has now been on Recovery-sa for over a month and we have noticed a remarkable change in her disposition; her eyes no longer register pain and she plays and takes her walks with joy. The only change in her life has been Recovery-sa.
She now really looks forward to eating her meals that are mixed with Recovery-sa. She is very intelligent and it is almost as if she attributes the lessening of pain to taking Recovery-sa. Thank you so much!!
Bonnie Yip, British Columbia
Ligament Problem and Lameness
My six-year-old Border Collie Sophie was diagnosed by our Veterinarian with stretched ligaments in her back-left leg. We were told to give her ibuprofen, keep her from running and that x-rays and surgery were definitely required. The obvious pain was so bad that she had difficulty getting up, stood hunched over with her chin on her chest and had a pronounced limp.
After informing a friend of my dog’s condition, it was suggested that we try Recovery-sa as it worked wonders on her Basset Hound. As skeptical as I was, I had to try something. After a very short period of time (24 hours), I noticed improvement; her energy level was increasing and her mobility was getting better.
Within one week, Sophie was running full speed in the park and was acting like her old self. WOW, this product is truly amazing!
John Douglas, British Columbia
I used to have to help Hooch, our 9-year-old Rottweiler, get up from a sitting position.
He has been on Recovery-sa for over a month now and in the morning, he pops right up. People cannot believe that he jumps on them to greet them as he used to. Everyone wants to know what my dog has been taking. It is so nice to see him happy and playful again.
Jeannine Brucha, Siletz, Oregon
Arthritis and Lameness
I am the proud owner of a Corgi-Terrier-Poodle cross dog named Barney. About two years ago, at four years of age, Barney stopped his usual running around and playing with my boys. He could not jump into the car anymore and seemed to be in a great deal of pain as he limped in the hind legs; some days he could not walk at all. The Veterinarian found arthritic spurs on both his hind knees. The options for treatment were costly and carried no guarantees.
A friend suggested Recovery-sa. Within the first month, I noticed a marked improvement. After two months, Barney no longer limps and is running around again. I have found Recovery-sa to be an extremely effective and inexpensive treatment and I believe it has given Barney back the life he deserves as a young dog.
Janet Richardson, British Columbia
Arthritis and Weight Loss
We have four Great Danes, one of which is a 10-year old male. These last few months he has shown signs of arthritis, a loss of appetite and has lost a lot of weight. All he would do is lay under the tree in our yard and had a difficult time getting up.
We put him on Recovery-sa and within one week, he was back running with the other dogs, is much happier and has been gaining his weight back.
Debra Dutton, Clackamas, Oregon
Arthritis and Repeat Injury
Our 9-year-old Labrador retriever, Buster, has been professionally trained as an exceptional Hunting Dog. Our dog has a huge desire to hunt and has always beaten every other hunting dog to every bird. We thought for sure that this was Buster’s last season. He could hardly get out of bed and could not get into the pickup.
After about 9 days on Recovery-sa, Buster seemed as though he were 4 years old again! We brought him out every day this year. We are not kidding when we say that Recovery-sa was like a “Miracle Cure”. Thank you Recovery-sa.
Wally Remers, Portland, Oregon
Bursitis and Arthritis
After incredible results with my 20-year-old arthritic horse on Recovery-sa Equine, I used Recovery-sa Canine-Feline on my 6-year old American Eskimo dog when he hurt his shoulder, causing bursitis.
Four different anti-inflammatories had no effect, but after just a few weeks on Recovery-sa, my dog acts like a young pup again with no visible evidence of injury.
Maureen Morkett, Montana
Hip Dysplasia and Arthritis
My Great Dane, Stanley, has always suffered from hip problems. Prior to his last fall, Stanley was always able to get up and around. After this last injury, it seemed as though he was “past the point of no return”. All of the therapeutic substances he has been on in the past stopped having any positive effects.
I decided to start Stanley on Recovery-sa. After being on Recovery-sa for only a short period, he is now able to get up and around and it is clearly evident that he is much more comfortable. Thank you again Recovery-sa!
Lisa Balchunas, Portland, Oregon
Aging and Arthritis
Lacey has been with us for about 14 years now and this last year has been a difficult one for her. She was very arthritic and would only come out of her house about twice a day.
After being on Recovery-sa for less than 2 weeks, she was up and around again, wandering the neighborhood, being ornery to our other dog, and getting into the garbage just like the good old days! It is so nice to see that she will not have to live the rest of her life in pain. Thanks Recovery-sa.
Rhonna Harrington, Oregon
Spondylosis and Pain
My dog Riley is a show dog. At age two, I had to withdraw Riley from an agility trial as he was in extreme pain. The x-rays showed advanced Spondylosis and his spine resembled a 14-year-old dog. Three Veterinarians recommended immediate surgery. The surgery is very specialized and expensive. I discovered Recovery-sa from another Veterinarian.
Within six weeks of using Recovery-sa, Riley was running and playing. Riley has been on Recovery-sa a few months now and you would not suspect that there was ever anything wrong with him.
Riley now receives only a maintenance dosage of Recovery-sa along with preventative chiropractic adjustments. The Veterinarian and the Chiropractor are convinced that Recovery-sa has been the major part of Riley’s active pain-free life. Heartfelt thanks!
Dennis J. McVeety, British Columbia
Pain and Injury
This letter is to inform you of our success. My dog Spike is a six-year old eighty-pound male black lab. In his first year, he was hit by a car and was not taken care of by his first family. He became a member of our family when he was about two years old. Typically on cold days, after a swim, or when I took him to work with me (I work on a ranch for troubled teens who play with him all day), he showed signs of limping. Over the years, the limp has become progressively worse.
I am a bit skeptical, so when it comes to costly new medicines I am a bit of a cheap skate. This past winter was really tough on Spike, so when my good friend bought me a container of Recovery-sa, I gave it to Spike for about three weeks with not much success. So we made a trip to the Vet who said we could not tell much without x-rays and asked what we were doing for Spike at the time. I said we were giving him aspirin for pain and for the past three weeks Recovery-sa.
The Vet informed me that Recovery-sa sometimes needs to work itself into the animal’s system, so it may not show effects right away. He recommended that I continue using it; sure enough, ten days later, Spike was his young “old-self” again.
Spike is the best dog I have ever had and his quality of life is back to 100%. It is heartwarming to see Spike swimming, running all day and bouncing out of bed like he used to, thanks to Recovery-sa.
Paul McDonald and Spike, British Columbia
Post-Surgical Recovery/Low Energy
My 5-year old Canadian Champion German Shepherd was always a very quiet dog, with no energy and many digestive problems. Our dog had bloated and had a twist in his stomach and spleen. The recovery rate for bloat is about 50%.
Our dog not only came through the bloat surgery with flying-colors, he was energetic and felt as good as new within 24 hours! The Vets were amazed at how quickly he recovered and that he did not need painkillers. Since Recovery-sa, he has no more digestive upset and a lot of energy.
Bruce Mahaffy, British Columbia