Join Adequan® Canine in supporting Canine Companions®
For over 25 years, veterinarians have relied on Adequan® Canine (polysulfated glycosaminoglycan) to improve joint health in dogs. It is a one-of-a-kind brand helping dogs and pet parents spend more meaningful time together. That’s why partnering with Canine Companions is such a natural fit. We’re honored to support an organization that raises and trains service dogs to help increase independence for people with disabilities, helping them to create more everyday adventures as well.
Why We Support Canine Companions
Before Don Jones was teamed up with his service dog, Walla, his post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) was making life especially difficult. For him, PTSD became an invisible scar that only he could see. It manifested as a cycle of anxiety and hypervigilance, making it challenging to fully immerse himself into civilian life. “My PTSD feels like my soul has been tattooed or scarred from all the things I’ve seen.”
In 2019, he took a step which felt almost foreign to him: he prioritized his well-being. “I applied to Canine Companions for a service dog and was blessed to be matched with Walla, whom I genuinely consider my – life saver.”
“When Walla was introduced in my life, I was so scattered that it was like a mosaic,” says Don. “She not only assists me in alleviating my anxiety in public situations, but she also comforts me during the haunting throes of nightmares by responding to tasks she learned in service dog training. Walla was able to be that glue to kind of bring me back and really ground me and make me something whole again that I wasn’t.”
U.S. Army veteran Don Jones with
Service Dog Walla
Don and Walla’s story is just one example of the many recipients who’ve had their lives changed with an expertly trained service dog from Canine Companion’s. Dogs like Walla can make all the difference by empowering people with disabilities to lead lives with enhanced independence.
Adequan® Canine (polysulfated glycosaminoglycan) is proud to support Canine Companions in its goal to enhance independence for children, adults and veterans with disabilities through these expertly trained service dogs. Watch video to learn more.