Spending all day with family
This is my pal Scooby Do. He is 10 years old now and was selected by his Vet to become a member of the test group for the Antinol study in late Dec 2019, partly because he has developed arthritis in his joints. At the time that Scooby started this study he was sleeping on our bed (Hubby & I) pretty much all day. He had become quite withdrawn from family life.
Now almost 6 months later, Scooby is so different. I feel as though we are back 2 - 3 years ago. He has spunk, seeks our granddaughters (7 & 3) for playtime and is spending all day with family. Something I have also noticed just lately is that he is also playing much more with his stuffy toys (an old habit) and is vocalizing with them a lot and loudly too! (quite a new thing).
Scooby’s background: Scooby came to me from L.A., having been found in a shelter by a Cocker Spaniel rescue group. He was only 9 months old and had been abandoned, unfortunately he had also been neglected, abused and malnourished. It took me almost a year to be able to even hug him - he was fearful of human contact. In fact I took Reiki training specifically so that I would be able to help Scooby to navigate the “wide world”. I have become his touch-stone and he has become my best fur buddy!
We are continuing with Scooby’s daily Antinol, with other medications, and Cartrophen monthly injections. I will continue to update Scooby’s progress, and look forward to reading from other Antinol Study participants and their journey.
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