Dog Arthritis

How To Help Your Dog

Stiffness, limping, or favoring a limb (particularly after sleep or resting), the inability to rise, reluctance to jump or even to climb stairs, and sometimes noticeable pain - these are the most common signs of arthritis and joint disease in dogs.

dogs with arthritisA dog’s life is a short one when compared to a human life and that is why we should help them get the most out of their time on earth.

I had two dogs that we got when they were puppies, I named them Rio and Oso. I always enjoyed watching them run and play as puppies and young adults, racing through the fields chasing rabbits, digging for gophers, howling at the coyotes and chasing the local bobcat.

At about four years old, the male dog Oso started to limp, and slowly got worse. He had difficulty completing our morning walk. I didn't want to leave him in our yard because I knew how much he loved going on the walks with Rio and me.

Our veterinarian said he may have some arthritis and joint problems, which are common in large dogs. The most common signs of arthritis and joint disease in dogs include stiffness, limping, or favoring a limb (particularly after sleep or resting), the inability to rise, reluctance to jump or even climb stairs, and sometimes noticeable pain -- and he had them all.

There are prescription drugs for arthritis but they are costly and come with some serious side effects. There are some natural remedies for the conditions which revolve around MSM, chondroitin, and glucosamine; each have different compounds that help with joint problems. They help increase joint lubrication and decrease the pain.

With some research I found Nimble by Adeptus. Nimble is manufactured using glucosamine made in the USA with a low molecular weight. Adeptus is the only company that uses this source of glucosamine in its products. Why is this important? The low molecular weight allows glucosamine to be absorbed by the body while other glucosamines may pass right through. If it is not absorbed, then it will not help your dog.

I gave Oso his first Nimble pills on a Monday and by the end of the week he was much better. He still had some trouble getting up after a nap but was usually okay in a minute or two. The dosage recommended is three pills a day, for a dog his size (135lbs.) Best of all he thought it was a treat, so it was no problem giving him the pills.

After trying Nimble on Oso for 30 days all signs of his arthritis and joint pains were gone. I was so impressed with the results of Nimble that I decided to add it to the products that we sell on DesertUSA. I know many desert lovers also have dogs and maybe some of you have dogs with similar problems. Try it, you will know with the first bottle if it will help your dog. I think you and your dog will be pleased by the results. Then let us know your story. (Feedback)

Jim - DesertUSA


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Customer comments:

We are very happy with this product. My dog, a Rottweiler/Doberman cross, was diagnosed with hip dysplasia about 4 months ago. We tried several other products that were recommended by our vet. They were rather expensive and did not work as well as Nimble. Within about a month of using Nimble, my dog quit limping and was running and playing again.

This is great news considering she is only 1 1/2 years old. If we run out of Nimble before our order arrives and she goes without for a few days, the limping returns. Yes this product really does work great and does wonders. Thank you for discovering this product and allowing dog owners to improve the health of their dogs.

Ted and Pauline


We are so grateful for having found Nimble- our middle aged pug, Penelope, was refusing to go up and down the stairs, and generally being more of a grumpy pug than usual until we began feeding her Nimble. Now, she's less grumpy and attempts the stairs uncoaxed. We are also in awe of your shipping dept. - usually we receive our order long before the expected arrival date. Keep up the good work! We recommend your site to everyone.

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This is to let you know that our old golden retriever Scout has been on Nimble for some time. It has made all the difference in the world for her. We are glad we could take her off Rimadill, which we think may have killed our other golden, Trixie, as she developed a blood tumor on her heart that ruptured and she bleed to death internally. Nimble has let Scout be able to run again and she no longer cries in pain or chews at her hips. Thank you for carrying the product.

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We adopted Breeze, our seven year old Australian shepherd, last year. After getting up, she seemed stiff, and was limping. I put her on the loading dose of Nimble, which she took willingly, and noticed a difference almost immediately. She now loves to go running with our two year old Aussie pup. I feel so good being able to help her have a better quality of life. She begins her maintenance dose next week.


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Another dog that Nimble has helped:

Lucky's Story


Lucky is a dog who loves to run and play. Lucky was found as puppy, abandoned and starving in a field. Rio and Oso, dogs who lived nearby, found him while they were chasing a coyote. He was nursed back to health by his rescue family and they found him a loving home.

Lucky is very active and gets a lot of outdoor time with his best friend and owner, who is a professional polo player. They go to the barn every day and he travels a lot. Now 8 years old, Lucky is slowing down a bit. He is having trouble jumping up into the truck. He is now taking Nimble for dogs. He no longer limps when on walks and he is running and playing with his dog friends at the barn again.

Lucky and his friend.

Oso and Rio as puppies.



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