We are celebrating German Shepherd Day on May 10 with one of our favorite stories we received from a pet parent! They even trained their GSD to catch a Glyde chew on command for a video. Be sure to check it out at the end of this story.
We were so happy to receive this testimonial about Zac, a beautiful German Shepherd dog (GSD). Ana is Zac's mum and regularly brings her GSD to a veterinary clinic at in Australia. Ana knew her GSD would have joint problems in his future. She was very familiar with arthritis in dogs, especially in GSDs, being a long-time owner of German Shepherds.
As a preventative measure, she started Glyde™ Mobility Chews to her Zac as early as one year old. Now at 6 years old, Zac is stil very mobile, active and HAPPY! We are so glad to see this wonderful video from Ana staring her lovely GSD, Zac. In Ana's words, Zac is simply, "...living his best life!" We loved seeing it for our own eyes. Thanks for being a #GlydeDog, Zac!
“This is my German Shepherd, Zac and he is 14-years-old, but you wouldn’t know it because he is still very active and living his best life, thanks to his Glyde Chews.
Our veterinarian recommended Glyde for Zac since he was 1-year-old to help protect his joints as he has a higher chance to develop osteoarthritis being a large breed dog. People often can’t believe his age because his mobility is still very good, but I do honestly believe it’s because we started him on Glyde so early on in his life.
In the odd occasion when I have run out of his Glyde Chews, I can tell the difference within a few days. He struggles more, is a lot slower at getting up and refuses to play. As soon as we start back on Glyde and Zydax, he’s back to being happy and playful again!”
— Ana, Zac's Mom
Be sure to check out this great video Ana & Zac did for us! We loved it! Thank you, Ana!
For more information about German Shepherds and their risk for arthritis, visit our blog "Why We Love German Shepherds" now!