In January, our 12-year-old pug started to become confused. He would walk into furniture, stare at walls and lose his balance. One day it was so bad that we took him to the vet. Anticipating the worst, everyone said their last goodbyes to him.
The veterinarian said that Pogo had the equivalent of Alzheimer’s and his days were probably numbered. He explained that some days would be better and some worse. We could choose to put him down, or just wait until Pogo was more afflicted. We wanted more time with our beloved pug, so we opted to bring him back home and make him as comfortable as possible.
A few days later, I remembered that I had purchased Ruff Greens and never opened the package. It’s a canine supplement that you mix into their regular food. I thought that maybe the commercials claiming, among other things, a ‘vibrant youthful energy’ were true. I let Pogo smell it first. He wasn’t sure how he felt about it. I mixed it in his food and he took a small bite. Then another and another until the bowl was empty. He started licking the bowl to get every piece. Funny that the advertisement says ‘You’ll have him licking the bowl’ turned out to be true.
He's been fed 1 tablespoon of Ruff Greens once a day with his regular food for about two weeks. Each day he is improving and yesterday he actually asked to go for a walk. He hasn’t wanted to walk the neighborhood for months. It used to be his favorite thing to do. During the outing he pranced like a pup, as happy as can be. I’m just amazed at his recovery and thankful that I found something to prolong his sweet life.
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