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Charlie: The Little Rascal Living With Joint Pain

Posted 2020-11-10

We recently caught up with our NHV furriend @charlie.little.rascal to get to know Charlie a little bit better.

Charlie is a 5-year-old pup who’s always active and running around. We met him when his pawrent reached out for support for Charlie’s joint pain. He had weakness in his hind legs, a luxating patella, and a spondylopathy. He was having a hard time doing a few movements and since he is such a playful kid, he needed extra support going back to having fun pain free.

charlie sitting and looking at the camera with a cute green bandana and his name on it

Charlie is such a trooper that we felt like it was time to share his story with you all:

Q: What age did you start to notice that your joints were having issues?

My humans found out about it last March 2019, when I was 4 years old.

Q: What were the symptoms?

I was in pain. I cried and yelped when I would do certain movements. I would just lie down or sit and not move at all. I was so scared to move that it might hurt again. I was advised by my vet to take glucosamine and chondroitin for life. But for my pain, they gave me pain meds.

Q: And how did your human help you?

My mama did extensive research about my condition. She wanted to find a way to make me feel better but in a safer and natural way. She felt pain meds should not be taken long term. And that there was a holistic way to deal with my health issues. Then she read some articles about NHV. Noticed some of my Instagram friends are taking them as well. She was so happy when she found out @judgejudylim uses them and sells some bottles too.

charlie, the dog, wearing a bandana with his name on it and on top of a counter looking straight

Q: Which supplements did you try?

We ordered Old Timer, Turmeric, and Yucca. Currently, they are the things I am taking to help my joint health: Glycoflex stage 3 and fish oil & vitamin E. I also undergo therapy: electrostimulation to strengthen my muscles and therapeutic ultrasound for pain.

I am now pain-free and very healthy.

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A few months ago, I was diagnosed with spondylopathy and luxating patella. It broke my parents’ hearts that I was in pain and have bone and joint problems at a very young age. They then decided to take the holistic route. I switched from kibbles to homecooked meals and from pain killers to natural joint supplements. I also went to physical therapy. My mom said I became a puppy again! She’s extremely grateful she discovered @nhvnaturalpet products. I feel younger, healthier and happier! 💚 . Just post a selfie, use the hashtag #NHVnaturalselfie and tag @nhvnaturalpet. They will donate their products to sick pets if they reach their # goal. As easy as that! . *** This is not a sponsored post. We bought the supplements with our own money ***

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So there you have it! This little rascal has touched our hearts and he is so special to us. We’re so happy to be a part of his journey and seeing him improve each day is why we love what we do. Charlie’s regimen consists of these NHV supplements:

Old Timer: offers natural support for arthritis, muscle, and joint pains. It has anti-inflammatory properties that help alleviate the symptoms associated with hip dysplasia and joint discomforts

Turmeric: is great for overall health and supports heart and circulatory function

Yucca: helps reduce pain, inflammation, and discomfort, also helping stimulate the appetite

Milk Thistle: helps to remove chemicals and toxins that can accumulate in your dog’s system

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