I brought VG750 into my practice last fall (9/2009) when there was a change over in the manufacturing of the product I was using and could no longer get that product. My clinic director contacted Nutra-9 and found out about VG750. We decided to give it a try. We have had great success with VG750. My clients come in and thank me. I have a 12 yr old collie that has a much better quality of life thanks to Nutra-9’s VG750. I have found that the dogs take it as a treat, owner compliance is high and repeat purchase is high. I’m pleased that we choose to bring this great new product into our hospital.
~Dr. Michael C. Fleck DVM of Bradenton, FL
This story begins by a simple email from a dog owner who was looking for something to help her dog with a ACL tear. After an email conversation Beth decided to try VG750. These are the emails we received from her.
Hi! I will keep your email for when we order again. Molly seems better. She is actually able to go up the stairs (which she couldn't do by herself) after four days on your pills. She's still taking Novox for pain but she still never did the stairs by herself. My neighbor yesterday said she though Molly was a lot better. Time will tell. Beth
That is GREAT! Do you mind if I put this little blurb on our site?
No. In fact I have more info for you. Molly wears a brace from a company in Colorado. This supports both of her back legs because of the torn ACL. We took off the brace because we noticed a smell. The vet had told us to remove it once in a while. She was irritated where the sleeve goes and we gave her a bath and washed the brace. I couldn't believe how well she walked without the brace. She even got upstairs with minimal help without the brace. It's still off and she's wonderful. It has to be your product. She was a mess even with the brace. Since she's eleven surgery would be horrible and expensive. I can't believe in less than a week she's walking without any support - except for the stairs. I'm going to print info for my vet to show him Nutra-9. This is a unsolicited message. P.S. We're also giving our three year old Boston Nutra-9 since he's got the beginning of leg problems. Surgery for him is $7000 plus physical therapy and meds. Please stay in business Nutra-9.
Well, Shiloh, Frank, and I did it again!!!! 2011 Hyperflite Skyhoundz Pairs Freestyle WORLD CHAMPIONS!!!
Shiloh was in top form and attacking the disc!
I will send additional pics as soon as I can get my hands on them!
The VG750 has definitely helped improve the stamina in my Border Collie (Irie), Panda (Shiloh's mother), and my corgi Minnie. Minnie has definitely improved in stamina and strength and is hitting her peak in agility, she won 4 out or 5 classes at a trial last weekend competing against national champions. She is 9 years old!
We at Nutra-9 own two dogs Titan & Athena, both of which you will see through out the site. They are both on VG750 and have been on it for almost a year. I will start of by telling you Titan's story. Titan is an Olde English Bulldogge born in December of 2000. He is considered a large breed (95lbs) and a 5th generation cross of English Bulldog, American Bulldog and Bull Mastiff. About two years ago he started showing signs of arthritis, getting up lame and slow, not wanting to go for walks or down stairs or even really rough housing with Athena or myself. As a novice bodybuilder and dealing with joint pain myself, I have always had him on a regimen of Glucosamine, MSM & Chondroitin. He didn't seem to improve so I started looking for alternative solutions.
Athena's story is a little different. She is also an Olde English Bulldogge, a little smaller and the age of seven (a fact she doesn't want me to mention). At birth her mother (a first timer) ATHENA was a bit overzealous cleaning her and bit two toes off on her rear left leg, I know this sounds sad but it has never impaired her. The vets told us she would live a normal life but would end up with arthritis or back problems because the foot wouldn't grow at the same rate or possibly fully. Then at the age of two and a half she tore her ACL and was diagnosed with a luxating patella on the same knee but on the right side. We had the surgery and again were told that she would develop arthritis later on down the road. At around the age of five I started noticing the same signs, especially the limp after a long walk. And again we implemented the Glucosamine, MSM & Chondroitin regiment at an early age. We just never saw any signs that this was working with either dog. Not wanting to go the way of NSAIDS, I kept an eye out for alternatives. That is when I came across a natural herb that helped me with my joint pain in 4 days, so I hit the books and started researching to see if it was safe for dogs. After determining that it is a safe herbal remedy for dogs we gave it a try on both of them. Both dogs responded in 5-6 days. We were going for 4am walks, wrestling, chasing sticks and balls. Amazed at the results, I decided to develop a pill - (VG750) for dogs to make it easier to administer and help as many pups as possible.
Developer of VG750 and Owner of family members Titan and Athena
A brief history as to how I met Winston's family. I first met Marc, Winston's owner at a large chain pet store while shopping with Titan one day. They came over to meet the big monster and after a 5 minute conversation I learned that they had a 7 year old Bulldog with severe arthritis. I explained to them that I just developed a new holistic supplement to help with joint management. He was very interested and wanted to get Winston started on it right away.Marc gave Winston his first dose of VG750 on Saturday Aug.30, 2008.
Please find email correspondence and home movies of Winston:
Just a quick update.
Been giving Winston 1 pill per day since Saturday and he thinks they're treats. He'll do tricks for them when he sees me take one out of the bottle.
Will give you another update a little later.
Wanted to give you an update and am sending you a number of MPG files of Winston's progress. My wife (Chris) and I believe we've seen a marked difference in Winston's mobility the short while he has been on the supplements.
The file attached is from 9/1/2008 and illustrates his unwillingness to mobilize himself because of the severe condition of his joints. Winston suffers from advancing arthritis as well as a severe undetermined skin allergy.
My wife and I were reluctant to have him undergo any further surgery because we had him go through putting a wire on a rear knee and, typical to bulldogs, he did not tolerate the anesthesia well and he had a very lengthy recovery time. In addition, for his joint issues, we did not want to use any of the stronger medications because of the know side effects. Since Winston is already on medication for his allergies, we didn't want to compound the situation with any interaction issues.
Take a look at this first video of Winston on his first day the VG750.
Second clip of Winston only 4 days after starting the VG 750. Winston is now able to walk down the stairs unassisted which was extremely difficult for him only 4 days earlier. We very carefully watch Winston's weight to keep him under 55 pounds to reduce the strain on his joints. Up till this point he was taking just one VG750 per day.
I am starting to see some significant change in Winston's walking. I am giving the big guy 1 1/2 tablets per day and he seems much less stiff. He still has the shoulder slippage (that's something that can't really be corrected) but it doesn't seem to bother him nearly as much. He actually walks outside without being coaxed along and walks around the house rather than sleeping his life away.
The last couple of days he has actually been playing with our 6 month old puppy. I think these are all significant advances in his behavior. I definitely believe this is attributed to the medication.
Winston still going strong and loving VG750!
Braega is my 9-1/2 year old Boxer girl. After many tests and different medications she has been diagnosed with poly-arthritis. Basically arthritis in all her joints, she was swollen and in pain. I didn't want to use standard medications on her since she is a boxer so I did some research on natural medications. VG750 had good reviews and was natural so I gave it shot. I purchased 4 months worth. At this time Braega was also getting acupuncture and a pain killer (until we could get it under control). I used all the VG750 and decided not to refill to find out what medications are really helping her. After about 3 days I noticed a difference in her walking and getting up-she was struggling. I purchased more VG750; she was back to normal, well as normal as she will be at this stage of her life. I have been giving them to her ever since and she eats them as if they were a treat. I would recommend VG750 to all animals to help with arthritis.
Here is Tanner, age 6, pure-bred German Shepherd. He weighs about 115. He had ulnar dysplasia at 11 months and had to have bilateral ulnar osteotomies and both joints cleaned up. He can limp at the drop of a hat, if he plays too hard, if he trips, etc. At the time I found your product VG 750, he was limping badly from over playing. I had him on aspirin 2 buffered adult per day. I started him on your product immediately after I got it. It took a while for it to work and I had to keep him on aspirin in conjunction with the VG750 for a time, perhaps a month. Since then he has done very well. He is not limping, he does not require aspirin. He plays hard with balls outside and is moving just fine at this time. I am thrilled for him because he loves to play ball more than life itself. Thank you for your product VG 750. We are grateful.
About 2 months ago (10/3/08)- I was on a bulldog website and saw information on Nutra-9 and the VG750 product so i decided to try it. I received it about 2 weeks ago and began giving it to Maisy. BOY WHAT A CHANGE!! She as running and playing again. I can't thank you enough Dan for this product. I felt so helpless at times because I couldn't help Maisy's pain and now, by the photo, you can tell she is feeling good!
I have two little old man puppies.Pooh is a pedigree toy poodle, and Psycho is a mix Papillion rescued from a shelter. They are both 10 years old.Pooh had surgery on his hip to place it back into the socket after he literally barked it out. He has a lot of joint pain from this now that he is older. Psycho has always had some problems with his back and hips, we think that he was abused. We call him Psycho because when we visited him he was so sweet and scared, however on the drive home from the shelter he growled and showed his teeth. His first week he had bitten everyone in our family (there are 5 of us). When he wasn't growling and biting us, he was sweet and loved to play fetch for hours and sit on our laps and cuddle. Over the years, his back problems have worsened, he stopped playing, he will get the ball and sit down with it but that is about it. Our vet suggested that we put him on Previcox. This was great for the first year and a half, and through the spring and summer worked well, when fall and winter and the cold weather set in it really seamed as if it wasn't working at all, he seemed to be in pain if he was touched, even his breathing sounded as if he was whimpering. I searched the internet for pain medications for arthritic dogs and found your web sight.At $50 a month for the Previcox, I was relieved to see the price difference! I began giving 1/2 a pill to Psycho. Being a small finicky dog I have to crush up the pill and mix it in with his gourmet dog food. I did notice about two weeks into giving him the VG 750 that he was improving even as the weather got colder. Now after a month and a half he is playing some fetch and jumping onto the couch (our bed is still too high). I started giving the other half to Pooh who has also gained a better quality of life. Granted it didn't turn either one of them into a puppy again, but the mobility and quality of life they have now is so much better, thank you for offering a great product at a great price.
Dear Dan and Kelly,
My partner and I met you at the CT Pet Expo back in October 2008 and purchased the VG750 product to try with our senior Brittany mix dog Sophie. I had been hoping for an alternative to giving her Rimadyl pain medicine known to cause liver damage. She suffers from Cushing ’s disease of the adrenal kind with elevated liver functions along with the arthritis and joint disease. She was becoming disengaged and was obviously suffering, crying whenever we tried to pet her she’d choose to run away and stay on her bed.
I could easily see what a difference VG750 made in Sophie’s affect as she was moving around easier in a week’s time and within two week’s time she was more engaged and wasn’t crying out in pain as much. At 14.5 yo she seeks out attention, is energized, allows us to massage her, and she’s bouncing around like she is years younger, even playing with her 4.5 yo 100# bully breed brother Champ! We started giving VG750 to Champ to help support his joints as he has hip dysplasia and a damaged ACL, due for upcoming knee surgery – he appears to be in less discomfort with the VG750.
The most wonderful thing is that Sophie’s vet was amazed at how well she was doing at her last checkup. We showed him your product and he seemed impressed that she was no longer taking the Rimadyl for pain. I am convinced that eliminating Rimadyl has helped improve her liver functions.
Including VG750 into Sophie’s regime has definitely made a tremendous different. I am so thrilled to see Sophie enjoying a quality life!
Sophie (RIP) and Champ still enjoying a good quality of life!
I want to thank you for this product. Within three days of taking my 13 year old dog off Rimadyl (at the owners own discretion not ours) and putting her on VG750, she had more energy, she lost her "vertigo" symptoms, and she hasn't missed once jumping onto my (very high) bed. I have told every dog owner I know about this. It is great!!!!
.....The vet and I believe she is about 13 at this point. She started to have some trouble about 5 months ago and the vet put her on a low dose of Rimadyl. When I went to the Pet Show in Hartford and met you guys, I though I might as well give your product a try as I use multiple herbs myself for health reasons (Lyme Disease). Oma had been quite off balance on the Rimadyl, almost like she had a bit of vertigo. She still wasn’t jumping up on my bed, which had always been her special place. When I started her on the VG750, within three to four days, I saw a difference. She wasn’t as off balance and she started jumping up on the bed again. She seemed to have more energy also. She hasn’t missed getting up on the bed once in the past two months on your product and her vertigo symptoms are completely gone. She even wants to run and play once in a while (which is rare for her). I really feel your product is the reason for her renewed energy and comfort. Since I got her so late in life and the first 10 years of her life were not too good, I am thrilled to be able to give her more quality time without pain. Thanks so much.
I wanted to let you know that OMA is still going strong. She had recent surgery and the vet determined that she is actually two years older than we thought, she is around 15, not 13. She has a brain tumor that gives her infrequent (thankfully) seizures, but other than that, she's still healthy and happy. VG750 helps her every day to stay pain free and agile. She's a lot slower than she was, but she still takes two walks a day and spends as much time in her backyard as she can. Thanks again for your great product that is helping to keep her with me as long as possible.
I am heartbroken to tell you that Oma succumbed to her brain tumor on November 14, 2009. She was still going strong at almost 16 years old, walking every day, enjoying her backyard, and accepting everything life threw at her with grace and honor. She was fine on Wednesday, but suddenly, Thursday, she just wasn’t there anymore. She forgot to eat, didn’t remember how to go down the steps, and though her body still worked beautifully, her mind was no longer available. I had to make the decision to put her down on Saturday. It broke my heart!!!!! I want to thank you for your product, VG 750. I know in my heart that it was one of the major reasons that she lived to her ripe old age and that her quality of life right up to the end was wonderful. I miss her every day. Four days ago, I took on a 5 year old Brittany. We all think Oma sent her to me, as she also was found on the streets of Newington. She is totally different than Oma, but that’s ok. No one could ever replace her. Thanks again. I will put this little girl on the VG750 as soon as I know her tummy has calmed down from all the food changes she has endured. You guys are the best.
I was one of the many people who talked to you about my dog Bear and her hip and cruciate ligament surgery (both knees) at the RI Pet Expo.
Need to tell you that it sure seem that Bear has taken to the VG750 - she is walking up the stairs better and even venturing out into the back yard to pee and poop.
I passed on 5 of the pills to a friend at work whose 17 year old poodle was having trouble. She called me into the office today and told me that "Teddy" is up and about and only after 6 days.
I have just ordered two bottles, one for her for Teddy and another for us for Bear.
I thank you and your wife for taking the time to talk with us and show me the video.
I will keep you posted on Bears progress.
I was one of the many people who talked to you about my dog Bear and her hip and cruciate ligament surgery (both knees) at the RI Pet Expo. Need to tell you that it sure seem that Bear has taken to the VG750 - she is walking up the stairs better and even venturing out into the back yard to pee and poop. I passed on 5 of the pills to a friend at work whose 17 year old poodle was having trouble. She called me into the office today and told me that "Teddy" is up and about and only after 6 days. I have just ordered two bottles, one for her for Teddy and another for us for Bear. I thank you and your wife for taking the time to talk with us and show me the video (Winston). I will keep you posted on Bears progress.
Bear is doing well, she will be 11 on June 15 and even though she is not running all over, she gets around fine.
We have a new dog, a one year old Yorkie and she and Bear are the best of pals. Bear will actually try to chase her all over!
I just wanted to let you know that last week Bear went down the back stairs and tripped over our other dog Bella's leash.
She refused to walk more than 4 steps.......I was heartbroken.
I decided to up her pills to 3 a day - just to see what happened.
Well.....here is Bear from today in the back yard.
Last week she had to be helped down the stairs to pee and today she is going to the back yard......and not wanting to come in.
She LOVES the snow and was always my "shoveling buddy".
When I went out to shovel, she would be there with me, eating and playing in all the white stuff.
Today when I went out with her and started doing the walk.....she headed for the back and sat there as if to say "that's it?".
I had to go to her and yes, she walked the whole way with no help.
Just wanted to let you know how things went - I think she will stay on the 3 pills from now on!
Talk to you later.......Tina
As promised here is a photo of Bear swimming at the lake. She LOVES the water and hates to get out. We limit her to an hour a day though. Need to tell you, there was a lab at the lake too and she was younger than Bear.........and Bear swam faster and was up higher in the water than the lab was!
As you can tell from the photo and the way the water is splashing up, she moves well in the water. Thanks again!
I just wanted to give you an update on Bear. She had a vet visit on 1/20/11 and she now weighs 65 pounds. (remember she was 103 – yikes!)
Her vet told me (and we always see the same woman, from way back when) that she felt more muscle in Bears back legs.
As you know, Bear swims in the summer and in the winter its hard to get that kind of exercise so we give Bear 3 pills of the VG 750 a day
and she does very good. She goes outside and loves the snow, its hard to get her back inside!
I am sure that if she did not feel well enough she would not be going out as much (5 times a day to just be outside) and I am sure the pills help
her in that area. We do not help her up or down the stairs – she does it all on her own.
So that is it for now...thanks again for all you have done for us!
Tina and Bear
Update: 3/2013- Bear is going on 13 and has a clean bill of health from the vet! She is moving great!!
Just wanted to thank you for VG750 and all the hassle you went through to get it here. It arrived after the holiday and we began JellyBean on it when we opened the bottle!!!
It has been just over a week to 10 days and what a difference. Frankly, I'm always thrilled for a person or company that steps up with a holistic way to help our canine friends. Bravo to you both!
Since the Bean has painful hips (we caught her several times jumping off the patio table onto the ground - this girl has no fear of heights, so we had to barricade the table, then our bed and pull her off the back of our couch...so it's no wonder her hips are going! We begun to monitor her activity ALL THE TIME, but then the hips began not working right when she got up from napping) and THIS product has MADE a difference!!!
We'll order more soon to keep her limber. Oh, she's lost her privileges in the yard and she beat us...we got rid of the table, now we have just the chairs....SMILE ;)
Bless you for all you reach. And am telling my Vet who helped me out with our dog treats - she believes in using holistic products and every bit of "spreading the word" helps our beloved ones. Again, thank you; even though that seems NOT enough under the circumstances!
Whooz 'ur Doggy! Dog Treats
We are the proud parents of Sadie, a pure-bred Bearded Collie. Sadie turned 10 years old a few months back. About a year ago, we started noticing that Sadie was getting up much more slowly, hesitating before jumping up on the couch with us, and was having more and more difficultly going both up and down stairs. Soon, she started limping after lying down for any period of time, as if her back legs were stiff and sore. The vet told us simply that it was the start of arthritis, and recommended that we add a glucosamine supplement to her diet. We did this, and no improvement occurred. We tried different brands, different doses, you name it, but our Sadie could find no relief!
Then we attended the Pet Rock festival and got some information from the Nutra-9 booth about the VG750 supplement. What caught my attention most was that this was NOT a glucosamine supplement. No ridiculous high doses to give, no giant pills that we had to trick Sadie into swallowing sometimes up to 4 times daily! We decided to give this a try, although, to be honest, my expectations were not very high.
VG750 is a simple pill that we started giving to Sadie twice a day (based on her weight) which she LOVES the beefy taste of! I simply give her the pill and she eats it right up! That was the first benefit we noticed, but certainly not the last!
Within 1 WEEK, that's right, just 1 WEEK, Sadie lost the stiffness in her back legs! Soon after, she was back to jumping right up onto the couch, running after us up and down stairs, and even jogging in the park! Now, she even loves to play in the cold and snow again! Unbelievable!
Thanks to these pills, our sweet pup is just that again, a pup! Even her vets and groomers can't believe that she is actually 10 years old! We highly recommend this product to all you dog lovers out there...the proof is undeniable! Thank you Nutra-9!!
Kristina, John and Sadie O.
Just wanted to say how great the VG750 is. Sadie got out and was gone for 10hr in the wet and cold, when we got her home she could barely walk and had to be helped on the furniture. She's been taking VG750 for 5 days, yesterday she ran after the mail truck! We no longer have to help her on the furniture, she is moving much better. This is a miracle.
Thank you so much.
My Golden is moving much better and acting much younger than his 12 years. Customers who have bought it and have had success include the owners of a St. Bernard, and especially a Schnauzer mix. The Schnauzer has gone from lying around all day to running and playing with the other dogs in his family. His owner is amazed! Thanks again for introducing me to this product.
Nancy "Pooch" Dog Wash
"Secret Shopper asked me to do a product review of Nutra-9, so here it is, sorry it took a little longer than expected.
My parents have a 14 y/o lab/husky, which has basically spent his entire life wandering around my parents’ lawn – no matter how hot, cold, wet, etc., he really like to be outside. But, all those years took a toll on his joints and he now has arthritis, and it is especially bad in the front right leg. I asked my parents to try Nutra-9 to see if would make any difference in his mobility, and I’m happy to hear that he is much more active that what he was 8-10 weeks ago. Even though he is still an old dog and will not be as active as he once was, he now enjoys wandering around my parent’s yard and spending more time exploring, even though it is freezing in Wisconsin. Thanks for providing the product. It has been a big help to my parent’s dog."
I will get you of photo of Duchess, my 18 year old black pug . . .who is definitely looking more steady on her feet. She's not running or jumping yet, but it's only been a little over a week and I have certainly seen improvement. She is not wobbling when she is eating and she actually walked across the kitchen, which is something she hasn't done in a while. I am very happy we tried the VG750, and am hopeful that the progress continues.
She is walking a little better every day. She stands and eats and drinks without falling over which is huge!
I will be ordering more and offering it to a few friends with pets with mobility issues.
......as I mentioned Brady had only been on VG 750 three days and he was able to climb the stairs at the back door which is something he hasn't been able to do for months, so I think he will only get better and eventually be able to climb the stairs to go up to my room!
Hi, my sister and I both bought a month's worth of your VG750 at the CT Expo. We both have seen results in our dogs, she has a 13 yr old lab and I have an 11 yr old German shepherd who has a disc problem.
Diane S. Holly
I have given Luke VG750 and he is doing fine on it. My lifestyle and Luke's is very active so I'm confident that VG750 is working to keep his joints healthy.
Yes it is wonderful!! I have been meaning to get back to you, but, you know with the Holidays! We didn't see an improvement over night. But now that he's been taking for about a month. It is excellent, it's like he's got his spring back in his step! You cannot believe his energy and playfulness! We will certainly be getting more of VG-750.
Thanks again for the follow-up
I have a 10 yr old yellow lab that was put on Rimadyl by my vet for arthritic back legs. I gave it to him for two months but I was so concerned about the possible side effects that I stopped giving it to him. Now he has developed diabetes and is taking insulin twice daily. The last few days I have noticed that he has difficulty getting up steps and has stopped jumping on the couch, his favorite napping place. I really prefer holistic products and he and my other dog do eat holistic dog food....
I am seeing an improvement in my lab, Boomer, since I started him on VG750 on Nov. 24. He is back jumping on couch for his usual nap time. I have also started giving it to my other dog who is 15 and developing arthritis in his hind legs. I hope by the end of the second bottle to see an improvement in him, also. Thanks for helping all of us who love our wonderful little friends and want to make their senior years as enjoyable as possible.
Hello... I know you must have met a lot of people at the pet expo.. so just a recap. I talked with you for a while had the black lab who was 11 years old who does pet therapy.... I bought a bottle of your pills and have been giving them to Sophie for 2 weeks now and i just wanted to tell you i think they are doing great. she actually did a little jog at the beach the other day... and she got up on my bed without my help the other night... I have to tell you I am very glad I stopped to talked to you... if I can do anything to help get the word out please let me know..
Karen & Sophie
We purchased our first bottle at the expo and have had unbelievable results with our 150 lb lab/rottie mix. He still has some difficulty getting up from laying down after a long time but he is having less difficulty going up and down the stairs. He even chased a coyote out of the yard last week.
We are very happy with the results.
Re: My 15 year old dog Gunner
I am writing this letter to say thank you for my Hunting Partner Gunner (Gunner is my well-trained Lab that has been an excellent hunting dog for 12 of the last 14 years). The last two years of Gunners life have not been too great. His hips have been hurting to where he cannot accompany me on any kind of hunting trips, or even jump into the back of my truck. He has not been in the field in the past two years because it is just two hard on him. I received my first bottle of VG750 and wow in just a week I started to see a great change in Gunner. He was running up the stairs from his kennel to the truck and is jumping up and placing his front paws onto the tailgate of the truck.
It is Duck season here in the Midwest and I even took him on the Duck hunt and Wow again I dropped a duck and Gunner retrieved it. Thank you so much for VG750, you have given Gunner another hunting season. Gunner is my hunting buddy and it sure is nice having him back hunting with me again!
Gerald J. Lanahan