Our last chocolate lab was purchased from a recognized breeder in Southern Pines, NC. She died at 15, and a month later my job was eliminated. She had no medical problems in her 15 years, which spoiled us. It took us over a year to adjust to getting another dog, and this one, was pretty much spontaneous with an ad in the paper with a local family that we purchased in the summer of 2009. Well.. in January 2014, her first ACL surgery cost $2200. Her second, in February 2015 was $2800. I will say VSRP in Cary, NC was spectacular, as was our own Vet who said that because Kona was so young and so big (95 lbs.) she did not feel comfortable doing the surgery herself and wanted her to go to a specialist.

After both her first and second ACL repair surgery a year apart, we followed the Top Guide rehabilitation guide and put her on the GlycanAid HA. She has come through both spectacularly, and is now back to chasing rabbits and deer out of our yard! At her 8 week followup with the orthopedic surgeon, he was very impressed with how great she was doing!
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5 star glycanaid review
Laura & Kona

Before Pilot was 2 years old he had blown both his knees (ACLs). (Thank you TOP DOG for your rehab/PT program!)
After both knees were healed up he continued to limp and it was heartbreaking to see a 2 year old limping!
We tried a couple different supplements but it wasn’t helping…we tried laser and we tried more PT but still Pilot was limping.

Finally we decided to try TopDog Health, GlycanAid-HA Advanced Joint Health Supplement for Dogs. It has been 2 years now and it has been wonderful to see my now 4 year old chocolate lab play and not limp!

Thank you Top Dog!!!
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5 star glycanaid review
Martha + Pilot

My family often debates how many years over the age of 10 our Catahoula, Charra, really is. What we don’t debate is that she loves the outdoors and the word “hike” sends her and our other dog, Tarki, into a frenzy of excitement. So when Charra had ACL tears in both knees as well as hip dysplasia, we were concerned that her hiking days were over. After two surgeries 2 years ago, we put her on GlycanAid HA-Factor. As you can see from the attached video, she is able to hike without discomfort and run around the next day without any issues. It’s too bad that we didn’t video her on the way up the mountain. We didn’t think to video her until after six hours of activity and on the way back to the car. We know that the humans bushwhacked 6 miles through manzanita and rocks ….so we know that Charra and Tarki easily doubled that with side trips up and down the hills chasing deer and rabbits.

Thank you for ensuring that Charra and Tarki age gracefully and that we continue to enjoy our outings in the beautiful Arizona winter.
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5 star glycanaid review
Mary, Charra & Tarki

Dr. J,

Hi there. We are very happy with the GlycanAid HA that we purchased. Our 10.5 year old Newf mix recently had ACL surgery and we have made sure that he is taking this ever since. He is doing amazingly well and is on his way to a full recovery. We did have to replace a bottle as our lab managed to eat the entire bottle while we were at work but… we got a replacement and all is well.

I signed up to have it shipped automatically every 7 weeks so we are never without and I can get the 20% discount.

Thanks a million,
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5 star glycanaid review
Jeannene & Junior

Thank you so much for all the information you provide over the web. If I may I would like to share my story with you. My son rescued a small dog from the park last fall. He was tied to a park bench, in the cold rain with a note attached to his neck to find him a home. My son, having grown up with many types of animals on our small farm could not abandon this sweet little being. He had frost bite on the tips of his ears. He immediately was attached to our family including all four of my cats.

He loves playing with his toys so much so that he was running in our family room while we were watching tv one night and all of a sudden he just got a little quiet. He didn’t say a word. I checked him out and he didn’t seem to have anything wrong. He was walking fine and all other functions seemed ok. By the following day he was limping slightly so we applied heat and ice therapy to his hip. It seemed to be swelling. Still he didn’t cry or wine when we tried to touch him. We decided to take him to our local veterinarian for an evaluation. X-rays revealed a femur fracture. The clinic gave us a couple of options. This was a horrible experience as we were faced with a financial dilemma. We love our animals but did not have the cash up front for the surgery and we were not given any type of payment options.

They took our dog, performed the surgery and then relinquished him to our local shelter. We were completely distraught. After pleading with our shelter, they realized our intentions and returned our precious Shadow back to us. The clinic had performed a FHO surgery and placed him on antibiotics and Metacam. No other instructions were given to us and we felt completely abandoned.

I didn’t know how to rehab this poor little animal or even understood what they had done to him. It was then I found your website and have been following as much as possible all of your guidelines for rehab. Shadow is now on GlycanAid HA and his energy level has doubled. This does however make it difficult to restrict his wanting to run. He was introduced to our hot tub for the first time this week and loved it. Every day we see more and more improvement.

We want to thank you for all the support you offer. The average pet owner has minimal knowledge on rehab care and the local professionals come at a very hefty price. Thank you so much for caring about animal and their owners. I don’t know how we would have gotten through these last two months.

I have been spreading the word about your website and the exceptional service and support you provide. Again I can’t thank you enough for all you do. You are awesome….
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5 star glycanaid review
Wendy & Shadow

Dr. J –

Your product is incredible. I have a 8 year old, 77 pound dog that injured himself a couple months ago. The vet diagnosed him with arthritis and prescribed an anti-inflammatory and over the counter glucosamine. Once the swelling went down he had clicking in his back legs and still walked quickly to his destination to sit down. Within 4 days of taking the GlycanAid HA the clicking was gone and he became much more active and interactive with the family. Truly amazing.

Thank you!
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5 star glycanaid review
Lisa & Xander

Dear Dr J-

Our almost nine year old German shepherd was having a very hard time going up stairs, and getting up from lying on the floor. We were starting to get worried, but later began to come to terms with the fact that he was getting older and that these types of things would become harder for him to do. He had been on Dasuquin, for about a year, but we never quite saw the results we had hoped for. And then we discovered GlycanAid HA. What drew us to this product was the fact that it contains hyaluronic acid. The reviews seemed too good to be true, but we figured we had nothing to risk by trying the product, only everything to gain. We started Bucky on 8 tablets for the first 3 weeks, and then transitioned to 4 on a daily basis. Not only does Bucky love the taste, and anxiously awaits getting the GlycanAid HA everyday (we think he believes they are his treats), and eats them without us having to sneak them in between a piece of cheese or peanut butter, we have seen a remarkable change in Bucky’s energy level. He’s been going up and down the stairs, so playful with other pups, and gets up off the ground with ease. Words can’t express what this product means to us. Seeing Bucky happy and so full of life is priceless, and I am certain that we have GlycanAid HA to thank for this. We are forever grateful to you Dr J, and are true believers in all your products, and will be without a doubt, customers for life.
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5 star glycanaid review
Luba and Anna Rogozin, Bucky’s grandma and mom

Dr. St. Clair:

Thank you. This was not an easy fix for all his problems. He was hit by a hit and run driver April 1st of last year. Three out of his four legs had severe orthopedic injuries. The right rear had three surgeries, the last being FHO in September 2014, as a last ditch effort to get him as back to normal as he could be without amputation. (The total of surgeries was 6) I just keep telling myself, as you said, give it 6 months; so we still have time to get him a bit better. I truly believe that because of all of these orthopedic joint issues and fractures, he is much better with the GlycanAid HA from you and the therapy recommendations for FHO. Over time as he ages, he is only going to be 2 in March, this supplement will keep him comfortable as the arthritis sets in. I have no doubt that even though he is limping, he is much better off with your program recommendations and the GlycanAid HA than he would have been without them. I have signed up for the regular shipments.

Churchill sends a big sloppy kiss to you!
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5 star glycanaid review
Mary Lou & Churchill

Dear Dr James,

We LOVE the GlycanAid for our 10 year old black lab Rupert. Rupert had 2 TPLO surgeries at 5 and 6 years of age and we followed your rehab program but because we live in Canada, at the time we couldn’t get your product.

The past year he has really started to slow down. Even though I gave him glucosamine daily and Metacam when needed, he lacked spark.

Well…he’s now been on GlycanAid for almost 2 weeks and he is doing awesome. He brings me his tug toy to play, races up the driveway after his walks and has a lot more energy. We are vacationing right now and my daughter is looking after him and her comment is, “Mom, what is up with Rupert? He’s like he’s 2 years old, he’s driving me crazy!” Hahhaha … A good crazy!

I want 4 more bottles as I am in Maui and will order some more today as the shipping is very decent in the U.S.

Thank you for this incredible product! He’ll be on it now the rest of his life.
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5 star glycanaid review
Gale Molle & Rupert