A year ago my black 10yr old lab had his second acl surgery.  I had him on glucosamine  chondroitin & MSM since then.   He did improve, but because he is 10, I wanted more quality of life for him.  Two weeks ago, I started him on the Glycanaid HA.   I see an even bigger improvement.  He can  jump and stand on both back legs.   It may cost more but worth it to see him active.  Thanks for a great product!
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5 star glycanaid review
Marie & Storm

Dock is a three year old Lab. Just had his birthday on April Fool’s Day. On September 12, 2013 he had TPLO surgery on his right hind leg. He had struggled with lameness issues for a nine month period prior to surgery. We tried several treatment options to try to determine the cause of his lameness. If wasn’t until we had the knee scoped that a cruciate ligament partial rupture became apparent. He never did exhibit the defining ”drawer movement” symptom.

We were home for two weeks post op when I accidentally found the Top Dog Health site and the wonderful TPLO Home Rehab Guide. This was such an amazing resource. It reduced personal anxiety, gave forward direction, things to avoid and how to do exercises the correct way. The support videos were incredible. Best of all was the interaction with Dr. J when a setback occurred.  At this point we ordered the GlycanAid HA supplement. Dock has been on it ever since.

We have had our challenges trying to get in enough walking outdoor this winter. The snow in Dock’s yard was over three feet deep at its lowest depth for most of the winter. We have done a lot of the exercises outlined in the guide in our rec room. The bone in Dock’s leg was healed by our twelve week visit. Since that time we have seen a certified rehab therapist to further assist in Dock’s recovery. Walking incorrectly to avoid pain for those pre-surgery months led to some compensation injuries.

We had our final planned program visit on March 31, 2014. The veterinary therapist measured his legs, watched him walk, and trot out. He had met the goals on the Recovery Check List.  “He strides evenly, no sign of a limp. If you took him in obedience classes now he would win.”Yahoo!

Thank you Dr. J for all your help and for developing this great supplement.  It has made a big difference in Dock’s recovery and he is so happy he has now been cleared to have supervised play with other dogs.

Thank you so much!
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5 star glycanaid review
Dock and Evelyn Elliott

I’m so FLIPPIN excited… I started “Zoe” (my almost 6 yr old Siberian Husky) on GlycanAid about 3 weeks after her TPLO surgery (surgery on 9/26/13) & we JUST came home from her 8 wk check up & X-rays…. Oh my GOSH!  We… My hubby, Vet & myself are very EXCITED to report that he can’t even see a line where the bone was cut n moved. The healing is FANTABULOUS!  GlycanAid is AWESOME!!!

I’m so thankful I came across your TPLO video & website the night before my baby’s surgery. YOU have gotten me thru it ALL.  Weekly email with therapy guidelines, emails answering my questions & concerns, GlycanAid & Flexerna & ALL the AWESOME info on your website… You’re the BEST!  Thank you sooo very much.  I know we are NOT out of the woods by far & she just started limping on the other (non surgery) leg which scares me to death… but…. Her surgery stuff is all moving along so nicely & in my heart… I owe it all to you.

I’m really bummed that I can’t thank you & give you a hug in person but… Know that I TRULY do appreciate all you have done for not only myself & my Siberian… But to all who come in contact with you.

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5 star glycanaid review
Penny Sharpe (& Zoe too)

Kayla is a beautiful German Shorthaired Pointer that has been extremely active all her life. Unfortunately, she’s had a few injuries over the years but never really slowed her down.

However, in October 2011, two days after the loss of my big boy, and Kayla’s brother Chilco to cancer, Kayla was tackled by accident by another dog while on our walk.  Kayla slipped, yelped and was hardly able to walk.  It turned out that she had torn the ACL in her left hind leg.  Her Vet was hoping is was only a partial tear and recommended full rest for my girl.  It became obvious that she was not getting any better so Kayla was referred to an orthopedic surgeon.  He diagnosed Kayla with a full tear of her ACL and partial tear of the meniscus.  The surgeon recommended the TPLO surgery, which I immediately agreed to.

When I got home, I wanted to educate myself more about ACL injuries and TPLO surgery.  That’s when I came across the TopDog Health website and was extremely amazed that Dr. St. James had a wealth of information and was also offering a “free” rehabilitation guide post TPLO.

I then read about his product, GlycanAid HA-Factor.  I really liked what I was reading about the product but decided to do more research about what else was being offered out there as a similar product.  Honestly, I was disappointed that I couldn’t find anything remotely close to this product in Canada.  After comparing many available products, I came to the conclusion that the GlycanAid HA-Factor was probably the best product I could find.  I decided to order some so I could start Kayla on it immediately after her surgery, which took place just before Christmas in 2011.

Kayla was 12 years old at the time and I had already had her on other type of joint supplement but never really noticed any real differences.  Of course, Kayla went through several months of rehab, hydro-therapy after her surgery, but when she started to walk without a limp, I should note that I followed Dr. St. Clair’s Guide to TPLO rehab, which Kayla’s surgeon was even impressed with!

I became a firm believer that GlycanAid HA-Factor was really helping her.  Her “old” joints seem to be like new and no longer bothering her after exercising.  For me, it was like a miracle and for Kayla it was like she was given a new life!  Kayla has been on GlycanAid HA-Factor since and I have no intent of stopping.  My girl turned 14 1/2 yrs a couple days ago and she still loves going for walks, swimming.  Of course, she’s slowing down and can’t jump in the truck anymore but I’m sure she’d be in worse shape if I wouldn’t discovered this amazing product. Kayla’s Vet is amazed how she’s doing right now considering her age.  Kayla is also on medication for hypo-tyrodism, liver and recently on heart meds because of her murmur getting worse but nothing is stopping her for enjoying life.  I made her a promise when she was 2 months old, that I would give her the best life possible, which includes the best care, nutrition and supplements available. GlycanAid HA-Factor is one of them!  Nothing but the BEST for my girl Kayla!

Thanks Dr. St. Clair for caring so much for our furry family members, and sharing your knowledge & expertise with us.
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5 star glycanaid review
Mike and Kayla

Both my husband and I have been extremely impressed with your helpful and caring staff.  Martha went out of her way to make sure that we had the correct size harness and sling for our lab/pitbull mix after her TPLO surgery almost 2 weeks ago.  I don’t know how we would have handled her (80 lbs. and very active) without the harness.  It gave HER the security and US the ability to manage her safely as she regained her mobility.

We also purchased the GlycanAid-HA tablets and have doubled the dosage during this recuperation period.  We intend to keep her on a maintenance dosage of this joint supplement for the rest of her life!

Thank you for assisting us during this very stressful time for both Sassy and us.  We only wish that all online retailers were as professional as TopDog!  We have shared our very positive experience with our vet and she seems equally impressed.

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Kathy and Wayne Hubbard (and Sassy)
I love my TPLO book! We had his surgery done at our local vet by a traveling surgeon.  The rehab paperwork was lacking in any instruction other than PROM and keep him contained for 2 months. I didn’t think this made sense as I have recovered from an ACL surgery and thought my slow PT was so beneficial. Why wouldn’t that help a dog? Your book has been a great source for slow rehab. My dog is so happy to get out and have his exercise walks as he was getting a bit of “cabin fever”. His 1 month check up was very good and on track. He likes your supplement and eats it quite happily.
Thank you so much!

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Dr. J,

I wrote to you before my dog’s FHO surgery, thanking your for all the information available to prepare me for my dog’s surgery.  Now, after following your great advise, we are five weeks post surgery. However, King wasn’t progressing as well as our vet had hoped.  I had already had him on Dasequin.  So, I decided to give your product a try. Within a week and a half, he began walking with a normal gate, no bunny hopping, I was thrilled.  We are continuing with massage and swimming.  So together, along with GlycanAid HA, I can only hope for great results by spring.

Thank you Dr. J, you really made a difference.
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5 star glycanaid review
Gail & King

Dr. St. Clair

Your program was an amazing tool to use to strengthen our young dog’s leg after a partial tear.  I did not follow the program exactly, but adapted it for her needs.  This was the only place I was able to find a physical therapy program I could apply to our situation.  Our rescued puppy was only about 9 month old when she suddenly went completely lame with a stifle injury.  She is a small (25lb) cattle dog/border collie/mystery dog mix.

Due to her age and size, I wanted to avoid surgery–the chances of a rebuilt knee lasting her expected life span seemed very low to me.  I consulted with the veterinarian who spayed her through the dog rescue group where we adopted her.  He advised restricting her activity for a week to determine if it was only a partial tear and then trying to find a program to train and strengthen her leg.

Your program was fantastic!  I used the activities in it like squats and walking her across the side of hills for 12 weeks before we let her off leash again.  She is now back to her active self and is back to running around the yard like a crazy border collie.

Thank you so much for making this program available over the internet!  We not only avoided the expense of surgery and the pain for our dog, but I think she will have a much healthier and happier life having avoided surgery through your exercise program.


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Ellen La Place

This website was the best thing that could have been found for information on the surgery Shelby (Aussie Cattle Dog/Sieberian Husky plus) was about to have. The weekly instructions help so much. While expectations were addressed at the Vet’s they were no where as helpful as having your instruction manual ( downloaded free) right at my finger tips to re-in force my memory as to what to do. I am 75 years old and love my dog to death. We are hoping that with the massages, ice, heat etc. and the addition of the GlycanAid she will keep on going as wonderful as she is at the starting of the fifth week. Your e-mails are helpful.

Thank you.

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Lucille and Shelby