Bella is only 9. Her best friend, 5-year-old Lizzie, was distraught, thinking that Bella needing help getting into the car meant she was old and might not be with the family for much longer.
Bella had a tough start in life. Physically abused during her gundog training, Bella was then forced to breed in a puppy farm before being dumped in a “kill shelter” in Ireland. Luckily, a rescue charity came to her aid, and Steve and his family rehomed her.
“The vet we first saw believed she didn’t reach average Springer Spaniel size because she was bred from too young and hadn’t reached maturity.,” says pet parent Steve.
Steve has had Bella for seven years now and has watched her go from strength to strength.
“When she first came home, she was timid and retiring, scared of everything. Over the next few years, she’s grown into a wonderful, lovely, bouncy, happy Springer. She idolises the children and follows them everywhere.”
When she was younger, Bella was an agility whizz. These days, when she isn’t rooting around in the undergrowth or chasing balls, she likes to take her agility skills “off-road” with Lizzie, jumping logs, and anything else they can find on their walks.
So when heading to the beach last year, while on holiday, the family was surprised when Bella didn’t jump straight in the car.
“Normally, her and Rosie, our other dog, hop up into the back together. This time, Rosie jumped in, and Bella didn’t.”
Steve and his wife thought perhaps it was time to try a joint supplement to support Bella’s joint health.
When they got home, Steve called his friend Chloe, a veterinary nurse who ran mobility clinics.
Chloe says, “I suggested they try her with Antinol®. I had seen the difference it can make in other dogs and thought it might help support Bella’s normal mobility.”
Steve’s wife is an animal nutritionist. She was sceptical at first, but Steve says, “She looked into the science behind it and did lots of reading. She was impressed, so we thought it was worth a try.”
Bella had double the number of capsules for the first fourteen days, as recommended. The family saw a difference in her quickly. She was bouncy, happy, and enthusiastic.
“At dinnertime, she was play-chasing the cats, bowing at them and hopping all over the kitchen like a coiled spring!”
Once she had been having Antinol® for a while, Bella was bouncing into the car, ready for adventure. The family is over the moon.
“She’s developed this extreme enthusiasm, especially at mealtimes; she’s so bouncy! We’re amazed at the difference Antinol® has made. We are so happy! She’s running around with Rosie and having family adventures in the woods. We can keep on having fun together.”
Steve has now started giving Antinol® to Rosie, who is a couple of years younger than Bella.
“Antinol® is fabulous for Bella, so we hope it can also support Rosie’s joint health in the long term.”
Bella’s best friend, little Lizzie, rounds it up nicely:
“Bella’s Antinol® means she can keep coming on adventures with me!”