Hello Dr. James,

Just sending you a note about Scotty my 4 year old Lab/Doodle. Scotty had TPLO surgery on Oct 16th, he was still limping and at times walking on 3 legs in Jan. At that point, with your recommendation I started Scotty on your GlycanAid HA supplement on the 1st of Feb. Within 3 weeks I started to notice a great improvement in his walk and now running. No more walking on 3 legs. He is much happier now. The only problem I have now is to slow him down, but I’m not complaining.

I’m sending you a couple of pictures of Scotty then and now.
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Colleen & Scotty

A few months ago I wrote to you about my then 10 year old yellow lab. Her name is Flopps. She had just had her 2nd surgery for her ACL. The TTA surgery was a little different than her TPLO surgery in 2009. The surgeon had told us to I follow your rehabilitation schedule. She is a pretty active dog and with this surgery and she was having problems adjusting her body, lifting her hind legs to get up and altogether looking very uncomfortable. We were at about the 6 week post-op stag when I wrote you, telling what was going on and you were nice enough to promptly answer. You told me to go back a few steps in the post-surgery rehabilitation and continue with the warm compresses and Physical Therapy and to make sure she was on the GlycanAid HA for her joints. If there was no improvement, I should speak to my vet.

It is now 6 months later, she is 11 and I must say, the GlycanAid HA has helped make a huge difference in her life. First off, she loves the tablets, she is on maintenance (she weighs 84 lbs) and gets one pill 3 x a day. Believe me if I forget, she goes to the cabinet and barks until she gets her “snack.” The difference in her hind legs is absolutely amazing. She now can get up quickly like when she was younger. What a pleasure to watch. We have a neighbor dog that my dog runs the fence line with in the backyard. She has no problems with quick turns and running back and forth. It’s a pleasure to know she is comfortable and the GlycanAid HA is doing its part. Thank you for introducing us the the GlycanAid HA product.
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Mona Lida & Flopps

My Bichon is now 9 wks post-op ACL surgery. He started doing PT on an underwater treadmill around wk 5. He just went to his vet for an 8 wk post-op recheck and after looking at his x-rays, his vet told me if he did not know Bailey had had surgery he would not be able to tell he had had surgery because he had perfect alignment in his leg. I was so glad to hear that news. I credit it to the surgeon and starting Bailey on GlycanAid HA about 3 weeks before his surgery.

I have the best news! On the day after his 1st swimming PT I decided to take him for a little walk. We walked on grass and then we moved to cement and as long as we went at a slow pace all 4 paws were walking on the cement! We did the same thing the next day and he walked on the concrete. This morning after his breakfast he was walking on all 4 on the hard wood floor. I think swimming in the pool has boosted his muscles and his confidence. 99% of the time I forget he’s a rescue dog with a history I know nothing about. When the vet took the last set of x-rays at his 8 wk check he told me and I saw it that Bailey had been shot with a bee bee gun. Because there was a bee bee in the x-ray. Having him on his leash and walking with me again is the best gift I could ever receive. We are keeping our speed slow for as long as he needs it to be slow. Slow is a speed he never used pre-surgery but he seems to be getting comfortable with it:) I’m still giving him 1/2 a Tramadol on the longer PT days. Thank you for getting back to me so quickly and I’m so happy to report Bailey is doing so well in his recovery. It is only due to all the information I received from you and the GlycanAid HA supplement that I’ve been able to keep his recovery on track and see his progress. Thank you so very much.
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Cayce and Bailey

Our girl is an 86 lb Bernese Mtn Dog. She is regaining her mobility after being back on GlycanAid HA for the last, what 2 weeks? — we saw a significant decline in her when we ran out of the GlycanAid HA factor. She’s had 2 TTA’s, the last being a year ago in November. It’s heartening to see she can play in the snow again. Just 2 weeks ago she couldn’t climb the stairs, and she’d only been off the meds a couple of weeks. I must get on the auto ship program, I can’t do this to her ever again. We ran out as I was trying to find a Canadian supplier, as I was worried about the hassles of Canadian customs, but we had no problem with either extra charges or timing.

Thanks for caring enough to provide true quality ingredients. How is a consumer to know unless an ethical vet like yourself puts their expertise and knowledge behind a product. I can’t say enough how much it means to see our girl seemingly out of pain and jumping in the snow, like a Berner should be.
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Linda & Bernice

Dear Dr. St. Clair, I purchased the GlycanAid-HA after my pug-mix Barkley completely tore his ACL and our vet referred him to a surgeon to have it repaired. I took the bottle to the surgeon during our consultation, and he was impressed with the ingredients and enthusiastically gave us the go-ahead to give it to our dog. He had TPLO surgery, as well as repair of a luxating patella, that same day and it is now two weeks post-surgery. He just had his two-week post-op checkup and is doing great–walking on the repaired leg most of the time now. I feel this is due in part because of the GlycanAid-HA as well as our wonderful surgeon. Barkley will continue on this for several months and then start on the GlycanAid Maintenance Formula. No problem in getting my dog to take the pills–he looks forward to it. Thank you Top Dog Health for a wonderful product. I also want to thank you for the great information about the TPLO surgery on your website—what to expect and the guidelines for week-by-week recovery. It has been a lifesaver, and I will continue to refer to it over the next several weeks throughout Barkley’s recovery.
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Pam Caster & Barkley

Bella, a lab/border collie mix had Cruciate ligament surgery on July 4th and is now almost fully recovered . Our Vet recommended your rehab program which we followed for the duration of her recovery and rehab. We can’t thank you enough for the amazing service that you provided, not only the rehab instructions but the weekly letters. These letters helped us greatly through this very trying period. It was very comforting to know each week that Bella was where she should be in her recovery and the small setbacks were to be expected. I could not imagine how we would have made it through this experience without your wonderful service.

thanks again.
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Bruce & Bella

Dr. St. Clair,

You are an amazing man! My pooch Brett will be having his TTA surgery this Thursday.I was so filled with anxiety when I received the news that Brett’s ACL was ruptured. I found your site and booklet on post-op care. Thank you so much. Your excellent information has put my mind in a much better place. I feel prepared now. You are the best.
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Sandi Smith

Your program is terrific. We are at Week 3 exercises, etc. because we spent 10 days in a bandage. Amie always got Glucusamine/ Chondroitin but I have switched to your GlycanAid HA to support this work.

Your information is clear, easy to follow and works. Our vet is very pleased with her progress. We referred him and his staff to your website.

Amie is a 40 lb. ridgeback/Doberman/terrier mix. She has been athletic and slim all her life. We do obedience, agility, trick training, rally and tracking.

Thank you for your support and the weekly reminders are excellent.
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We started our 8 year old Golden Retriever Brinkley on GlycanAid HA Factor in April 2013 and added our 14 year old Lab/Chow mix Ozzy during the summer of 2013. I’ll detail our journey for you since I think it really shows what the supplement was up against, especially with our dog Brinkley.

Brinkley was about 5 when she slipped on the ice in December 2010. Our veterinarian found no apparent injury after she was checked out the next day, and was walking normally within 24 hours.

In March 2011, we were hiking and suddenly she started to drag her left leg. We immediately took her to our vet, who thought she had partially torn her ACL. Treatment was watch and wait for about 12 weeks. At that time, she was still limping a little, so we took her to another vet who said she had a ruptured disc and just to wait.

By January 2012, we’d had enough and went to an orthopedic surgeon for a consultation. They also believed she had partially torn her ACL but we’re not sure. She was sent home on Prednisone to see if that would help.

Three weeks later, she came in the house and would not put weight on her left leg. We took her back to the orthopedic surgeon and she had completely torn her left ACL. She had TTA surgery and recovered fairly well (after a few missing staple incidents, despite a constant cone on her head). However, she still limped a bit on that leg, even months after surgery.

On Halloween 2012, my husband let her out late at night. At that point, she was back on leash restrictions just in case. She came back in and couldn’t walk on either of her back legs, just sort of waddled. We took her to the orthopedic surgeon immediately. He determined she had now completely torn her right ACL, and she had torn the meniscus on the left. She had surgery that day (another TTA on her right, and released meniscus on her left).

By April 2013, her right leg had healed well but she still had a left limp. We went to a veterinary research hospital and they went in to check the meniscus and release it if possible. When they opened her leg, her meniscus was gone (still can’t get my head around a muscle coming up missing, but they said sometimes it’s absorbed- crazy!). They said there was nothing else for them to do.

After this prognosis, with a 7 year old dog that looked longingly at her dusty tennis ball collection, I started looking for other answers. I found your product online and was amazed at the 100% positive reviews on Amazon. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a product, especially health-related, that did not have a negative review. We started her immediately and within a few weeks, she walked so much better!

That said, she’s not able to run around and chase tennis balls or take long walks but she has much more mobility than before. She can walk outside to wander and eliminate, and run for a short bit. No active limping on a daily basis unless she over-exerts, and then a little ice (and if it’s a pronounced limp, a half Rimadyl) seems to do the trick overnight. Our 14 year old started on the GlycanAid HA Factor after his arthritis really started to bother him (and about 13 years after he tore one of his ACLs). He is also much more mobile and often looks like a puppy running around his yard.

Just want to thank you for your product. Brinkley especially would have a much lower quality of life without it.
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Amanda Bauer, Brinkley and Ozzy