9 and a half year old Akita Husky cross

SashaHi my name is Sasha, I am a 91/2 year old Akita Husky cross, and I live in beautiful Prince Rupert - right on the coast.

As you can see from my picture I have a great coat. When I was a 1 year old youngster my Mom rescued me from the SPCA here in Prince Rupert. Someone had dropped me off there, because of size- imagine!

Life has been and is great here - a good walk by the ocean every day - rain or shine. I have everything here and more. I even have a cat that living here with me. He has a bit of an attitude - I believe he thinks he is bigger then me.

About a year or so ago, I noticed I was slowing down. You know when getting up isn't as easy as it used to be, and getting in and out of the vehicle was hard on the body. Thankfully my mom, Kim noticed , that I was taking longer to get the hind end up off the ground, and frankly I didn't like this. My hips were bothering me, aches, pains and stiff, and I just wasn't feeling my good ol self, I figured this was old age.

Well thank heavens for small miracles, because my mom started giving me some small pills called Proccosa and Bio 3 from Usana. I have two small meals a day of a healthy dry meal and some extras like cheese or salmon and carrots or some other veggies, with one each of these "pills" in my breakfast and dinner. I like how the Bio 3 gives my food a little extra flavor. After about two months, I was noticing it really wasn't such a problem getting up any more. I felt better.

I even fancy chasing a deer now and then. Of course I am not allowed to. But just the thought that I am physically able to, is worth a million dreams to me.

I feel and look like a new "woman" now, my coat feels so much smoother and I hear people comment to my Mom how great I look. Now that is what life is all about , particularly at this stage of my life. Thank you Mom and USANA.

Let your doggie live a USANA life - he/she will be grateful for it!