Playful Echo on the go!
My retired hearing dog, Echo, is almost 12 years old. She is an Norwegian Buhund, a rare breed that was recently accepted in the AKC. One of the reasons I retired her is due to her joint issues, with my daily commute on the commuter train and subway, she slipped on steps and I was fearful of her being permanently disabled. She worked for me as my hearing dog, alerting me the important sounds such as fire alarm, alarm clock, someone at the door, timer, microwave or something being dropped such as money or credit cards for over 8 years. I first got her at the age of two and she was a dog that loved to play and be free. As her age crept up, the play time decreased due to her lack of energy and less joint comfort.
Just recently, we went for her annual physical. The vet recommended to put her on Cosequin DS since she has slowed down so much and sleeps more than 60 percent of the day. This was my first dog ever and I wasn't sure what was normal for her age. She has been on Cosequin DS just under a week and I've seen a huge change in her already! I didn't think it was possible this quickly! She now wants to play when I get home from work and wants to play with my two year old Buhund, Kaitu, non-stop! Thanks Nutramax! Tina from Maryland