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How Antinol® helped Gizmo have more family time.

Gizmo has always been his family's shadow, never letting them out of his sight. Learn how Antinol helped him to keep up, and head out on family adventures.

Antinol Team

By Antinol Team

To have our shadow by our side is an indescribable feeling. We are so grateful to enjoy spending time as a family with Gizmo. 

Kelsi and I got Gizmo at almost the beginning of our relationship. He has been with us for over 12 years, through every milestone moment. Getting married, buying a house, having our first child, moving to California, moving back from California, having another child. He's been with us through it all. 

He has always been like a fur child to us, and he has been a loyal companion throughout all of life's changes.  He has come alongside our family on every adventure. Every trip was planned around dog-friendly stays and activities because Gizmo has always wanted to be right by our side.


Gizmo, Curtis and their family

Our family loves to go on outdoor explorations, camping, and hiking. Gizmo has wanted to come along with us for every adventure, enjoying it just as much as we do. Not only would we enjoy his company, but we also felt a sense of security when Gizmo was with us on trails. 

We nicknamed Gizmo our shadow because he is right by our side anywhere we go. We live in a two-story home, and if I had to run upstairs to grab something, Gizmo would be right there with me. If I had to go to the bathroom, Gizmo would nudge his way in so he could lay on the bathroom floor by me. In the shower, it’s the same thing. He would patiently wait wherever we were, for whatever activity, short or long, so that he could be by our side. 


Gizmo the Shadow

When Gizmo turned 11, we noticed he was slowing down. He was finding stairs, and getting in the car was challenging.  

Gizmo, who was once our shadow, would stay upstairs in our bedroom all day long. He stayed planted in one spot throughout the entire day. We would try to encourage him to be with us, but he would not budge. There was one night that Gizmo almost fell down the stairs. That is when it really hit Kelsi and I that Gizmo needed extra mobility support.

I began to research anything to support Gizmo’s joint health. I massaged his hips throughout the day. I found a glucosamine supplement. But nothing helped. 


Gizmo by the sea

We reached out to a friend who also has an elderly dog, and he is the one that told us about Antinol®. We were a bit hesitant at first since we are an all-natural / holistic type of family. But after researching the supplement, to our surprise, it was as natural as it gets. We were eager to give it a shot but didn’t expect to see a difference as we thought he was slowing down because of his age. 

To our surprise, after a couple of weeks of giving Gizmo Antinol®, we noticed that he followed us around the house. We thought there is no way it was the supplement; it's too quick! Even with the recommended double amount for the first two weeks, we never expected to see a difference so quickly.

4 weeks into giving Gizmo Antinol®, we saw a difference in Gizmo. He was galloping upstairs. It made us cry to see so much life in him!

To have our shadow dog by our side is an indescribable feeling. We are so grateful to enjoy spending time as a family with Gizmo.

Gizmo trying to catch the ball at the beach

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