Balok (Veterinarian New mexico)
A 12 year old Labrador, owned by a New Mexico Veterinarian Dr. Balok,
could barely move due to the deterioration of his hips and elbows.
With a great deal of trepidation, the doctor knowing he had nothing
to lose decided to start chip on Antler Velvet. The "effects were
remarkable" in his words. After a period of time, Chip moved with
much greater ease and was once again able to negotiate going up
and down stairs. Chips appetite which had diminished, returned.
His entire quality of life improved greatly and there were no adverse
side effects from the Antler Velvet.
Pogo, was a male
miniature dachshund with a variety of problems. He was 13 years
old with a chronic arthritic back and elevated kidney and liver
functions. He had been on various medications throughout his life
and had been given the best of care by his owner. In March of 1998,
Pogo's owner came to the hospital on the verge of tears to discuss
putting Pogo to sleep because in her words, "I can't stand seeing
him suffer like this." Dr Balok suggested they try one last treatment
which in the worst case scenario there would be no response. After
stopping all of Pogo's other medications, Dr. Balok started him
on 600 mg of Antler Velvet for 2 weeks. Eight days later, after
hearing a loud commotion in his lobby, the veterinarian was amazed
to see Pogo jumping and barking, a completely transformed little
animal. A week before he had been at deaths door, now he was acting
like a puppy again. His Antler Velvet dosage was gradually reduced
to 300 mg daily and he became the Pogo of old.
case handled by Dr. Balok involved , a three year old basset hound.
She was brought in by her owner, a student at New Mexico State University,
with an extremely painful left hind leg. When radiographs were taken,
no fractures were noted, however, upon palpation it was discovered
her patella, or kneecap, was dislocated medially and the anterior
cruciate ligament was stretched or torn. Normally this condition
would require surgical intervention, however, since the owner was
not financially able to proceed with this, the option she chose
was to treat Abigaill with manual replacement of the patella, a
pressure wrap and Antler Velvet. The initial dosage was 900 mg Antler
Velvet for 2 weeks, then adjusted down to 600 mg daily. The owner
observed noticeable improvement in Abby's condition within 10 days
and within 3 weeks Abby appeared to be completely pain free. Abby
continued to take her Antler Velvet daily and as with most dogs
eats them like treats.
an 8 year old slightly overweight Labrador, has been a patient of
Dr Balok's since he was 10 weeks old. Like so many Labs and other
large breeds, Mac suffers from a degenerative condition of his hips,
known as dysplasia. Recent uses of compounds to increase joint fluids
and repair cartilage damage have been found to be effective in slowing
down the progression of this disease. These compounds, chondroitin
sulfate and glucosamine sulfate are found in Antler Velvet. In Dr.
Balok's opinion, these compounds and other healing factors found
in Antler Velvet are much more effective than any of the compounds
by themselves. Mac had been radiographically diagnosed with grade
11 dysplasia and been on various forms of treatment for several
years. After an explanation of Antler Velvet, his owner decided
to try the product since it did not have the adverse side effects
of so many of the other medications he had taken. Mac was started
on 900 mg of Antler Velvet daily for 2 weeks and then his dosage
was lowered to 600 mg daily. There was not an immediate response,
however, gradually the limp disappeared and he soon became pain
free with a very satisfied owner.
is a 10 year old Bernese Mountain Dog, who is just the sweetest
girl. Despite being in constant pain, she's always got a wagging
tail and just loves everybody. From the time Moxie was a year old,
she's experienced several surgeries, and has had many problems with
her legs and hips, including arthritis and dysplasia. We started
giving her Southern Cross Deer Antler Velvet one day when she was
having extreme problems walking - she could barely stand without
assistance, and refused to go up or down stairs. Our neighborhood
dog walker had suggested trying Southern Cross - she gave it to
her own dogs and saw great results. So I did try it, and I've seen
Moxie go from a dog who really wanted to do nothing but lie on the
floor all day, to a dog who is now back to chasing tennis balls
on the beach every morning.! Thank you, Southern Cross, for giving
me my puppy back!
Our initial introduction to Antler Velvet was through a veterinarian,
who specialized in exotic animals at Texas A&M University. We
have a raccoon, Robbie, who has severe arthritis in his right knee.
Veterinarians had tried numerous medications to relieve his pain
all with life-threatening side effects. He was even overly
sensitive to topical applications made up by their pharmacists specifically
for him and the treatment had to be terminated. Finally the university
veterinarian we were dealing with sent us a bottle of Pure Antler
Velvet capsules. For the first time, Robbie showed no adverse side-effects
and gradually improved. His panting, a sign of distress with a raccoon,
ceased and he moved with much greater ease. Raccoons have less tolerance
for medications than almost any other exotic animal. This information
was learned after studying raccoons and having them as house pets
for 35 years. Robbie's companion is a Standard Poodle named Trevor.
Radiographs taken in 1997 showed severe hip dysplasia. When his
discomfort became obvious, Trevor was started on Glucosamine Sulfate
and Chondroitin Sulfate. After using these two supplements by themselves
for several months, we saw absolutely no improvemet. In fact, he
became less active with decreased mobility. In March of 1999, we
started Trevor on 860 mg of Pure Antler Velvet powder daily. The
improvement in his condition was gradual, but continuous, and at
present he moves with ease and is again able to jump into his favorite
chair. Trevor's groomer who sees him monthly has commented on each
visit about the dramatic improvement she has seen. Both these animals
are on the Antler Velvet powder from New Zealand. We were told by
the veterinarian who first recommended it, that only the New Zealand
Antler products are processed in licensed government controlled
laboratories. This is extremely important to us as the quality of
this product is guaranteed.
Ruth Cloven, CO
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