Jameson wasn’t the perfect candidate for the Precision Canine trial. Sure he is an eleven year old Pembroke Welsh Corgi who is a little stiff but there was no obvious lameness. He still got around okay… He didn’t enjoy walks or hanging out at the barn the way he used to but I thought that was just his age. My sweet corgi had become a grumpy old guy.
When we started the Precision Canine trial, my expectations were low. I was hoping for an improvement in mobility and possibly better recovery after a hard session of fetch. I was watching for strictly physical improvement. I was also worried about Jameson taking the pills (and me remembering to give him the pills!)
We started the trial and thankfully Jameson was great about taking the pills. Every night I wrapped them in a piece of cheese and he took them down with no issues. I thought about setting a reminder so I didn’t forget to give them to him but luckily he reminded me he needed nightly cheese!
After a week something caught my attention. We have two steps in our bedroom and in the mornings, Jameson really struggles on those two steps. Don’t get me wrong, he still takes them at full speed but he slips and has to catch himself a lot. Once the day goes on, they become easier. One week into the trial, I let the dogs out in the morning and Jameson struggled much less to get up the two steps. He didn’t fall this time! I made a mental note but I thought a week was probably too early to see any results.
At the two week mark, I started seeing changes I was not expecting. Changes in his attitude. He wanted to go outside more! He actually wanted to go on a walk! When we let him and our English Bulldog out, they played together and chased the ball twice as long as normal!
Jameson also started spinning for his food! Might sound silly but it is a habit he stopped doing years ago!
By the end of the trial, Jameson was doing his one mile walk with no issues. He was happy to go and he completely lost the stiffness and limp he occasionally showed. The physical improvement was wonderful but the attitude was such a nice surprise. Corgis typically get grumpy in their old age and Jameson has been no exception. Thank you Precision for giving me my sweet happy corgi back!
DO you have a canine companion suffering from mobility issues? Is your older guy having a tough time getting around? We are now selecting a few candidates for our next canine trial. Click here to sign up!