AngelDachshund — Age 11
At 5.5 years of age, Angel showed signs of degenerative disk disease - painful walking and unable to upon her jaw all the way. We took her to AVS in Altamonte Springs, FL and over the period of several weeks, she was conservatively treated but gained no relief. Several veterinarians consulted on her case - we were setting up for the MRI and subsequent surgery when the surgeon indicated that all three doctors had determined that it was unwise to proceed with surgery, given the extensive level of disk disease - at least 3 damaged disks. They told us there was little hope of recovery and the best option was to try holistic medicine and/or acupuncture. The very same day, I took her to Dr. Deneen Fasano of Veterinary Acupuncture and Complementary Therapy, located in Winter Park, FL. The very first thing Dr. Fasano asked me was what I was feeding Angel. I indicated we had been feeding her Science Diet, Adult Small Bites - DRY. At that point, Dr. Fasano spent at least an hour educating me on the benefits of a healthy, WET diet for bone health, and directed me to Pookies Pet Nutrition where I could purchase Embark. That was nearly 6 years ago. Within one month, of starting on Embark, Angel was walking around just fine and was able to fully open her jaw. She has not had a back episode since. Her degenerative disk disease will always be there, but her body is so much healthier as a result of the good diet, that she has been able to live a full and active life. Today we have seven rescue dogs, including Angel - six dachshunds and one mixed breed. They ALL get Embark - and they are all happy and healthy. Thank you for such a great product.