Category Archives: Success Stories

Saathi’s Journey

Nepal to Canada

By Kate Watkin

October 2016, I was on a trip to Nepal with 7 other woman when we went to visit the Kathmandu Animal Treatment Centre (the KAT Centre). When we opened the gate, dozens of dogs ran towards us, eager to receive some attention. There was one specific dog who was extremely ill looking, she was nearly completely hairless, and her skin was thick and extremely damaged. She also had bulled out legs from rickets. But something about the look she gave me, and the way she pawed at me to pet her instead of the other dogs really tugged on my heart strings. I asked the centre about her, and they said she had been there since she was just 4 weeks old and was only getting sicker, (she was then about 10 months old). They informed me that they would be putting her to sleep. My heart broke in two. There was no way I was going to let her be put to sleep. So, I organized to have her brought home to Canada. It took a long 5 months but finally on March 29th, 2017, Saathi (which translates to friend in Nepali) arrived safe and sound in Canada! Her journey was nothing short of long and stressful, she was still missing a ton of hair and was extremely lethargic. I immediately put her on a special diet, antibiotics and PURICA Pet Recovery and PURICA Immune Pet. My vet had informed me that due to her skin being so damaged, it was very likely that her hair would not grow back, but after just a month her skin started to smooth, and hair started growing in where we didn’t think possible. She has now been in Canada for two and a half years and is the happiest, most loving, playful dog, and she has the most BEAUTIFUL and soft coat of fur.

She makes sure to remind us daily of how thankful she is, by giving that loving look and pawing at anyone she wants a pat from.

16 year old cat helped by RECOVERY for pets

My 16 year old cat injured his leg in July of 2017. He had to have surgery and could only walk on three legs. After a couple of months he still could barely put any weight on his leg. He has always been a very active cat so this was very sad to see him unable to get around. I tried everything from Cold Laser to homeopathic remedies Etc. The Improvement was minimal! A friend mentioned some positive experiences with other animals by using Recovery for pets. So I bought it and gave him only a quarter teaspoon per day for the past six days. The results have been amazing! He is now walking on all four legs with absolutely no limping! This product is incredible and I highly recommend it to anyone who has a pet that is experiencing any pain or inflammation from an injury, or just for general overall health. By the way my cat Skyler has been on Raw Food his whole life and has never been sick or to the Vet. The Vet did all the blood tests and bone scans and they said he has no arthritis and that his organs are that of a 6 year old cat. He is back outside running around and playing with his neighborhood friends.

Maggie R.

I am running again…

At the age of 40, I was involved in a very serious car accident which left me with some residual pain issues in my neck, back and hands.  I do not like to take prescription medication so over the years have tried heat, ice, acupuncture, traction therapy, chiropractic, physiotherapy, massage therapy, yoga, over the counter meds and alternative medicines.  I have had very limited success.  During my more debilitating flare ups I have resorted to narcotic medication and even medicinal marijuana.

About eight months ago, I tried yet another alternative product called Recovery Extra Strength by PURICA. It seemed to be working but after my second bottle ran out, I did not buy another one thinking that it was not the product making the difference but rather a new yoga program I was on and a new mattress pad I had purchased.  After a few weeks the pain started increasing again and I went out and bought more Recovery.  Within a week, my pain levels had significantly lessened and my mobility had increased.

I have not taken any prescription medication for months now.  I have not had a flare up since I have been on a regular regimen of the Recovery.  I have many pain free days.

I am running again, working out, biking, golfing and playing tennis.  I feel better at 57 years of age than I have in almost 20 years.  Thank you PURICA and Recovery for giving me back my life.


Cathy Tetreault
Chatham, Ontario

Powerful relief for hot flashes

At a fairly early age, I was in menopause. The hot flashes I was suffering were debilitating. There were so many in a 24 hour period that they were affecting, work, life and love. I couldn’t go out without carrying a towel to manage the sweats. Sleep was impossible.

I tried every documented natural remedy, as I did not want to go the DRUG route. ….Evening Primrose, Black Cohosh, Chinese Herbal concoctions, Acupuncture. At one point, so frustrated with life, I even tried a drug; an anti-depressant that my GP said helped with the hot flashes. Nothing worked! Continue reading

Knee surgery and arthritis

I am a very firm believer in RECOVERY® and have used it for about three years now, and told everyone who will listen – probably several hundred – on the merits for it with humans as well as horses and dogs.

About five months ago my cat had a live rabbit in its mouth running through the garden. I had been riding and had on my heavy boots, but took off at a fast run to save the rabbit! Running very fast behind my house I tripped on my boots, crashing onto the concrete path directly on my left knee. It hurt, but I rose, continuing to chase the cat and saved the rabbit which we took down to Critter Care in Campbell Valley Park, where it recovered from the shock!

Meantime my knee hurt, but I was too busy to do anything about it. I upped RECOVERY® for a few days, then just accepted the swollen knee as I had family coming from England and a lot to keep me occupied for weeks. Somehow I refused to accept anything was seriously wrong. Continue reading

Chronic pain and athletics

Just a note to let you know that I went on RECOVERY® in July, by the end of August I didn’t require any more anti-inflammatories and I have stopped taking pain pills altogether! I can now mountain bike for 15 to 20 km without any pain, whereas before I had trouble walking to the garage! Wonderful stuff!

Laurence Polley, Caledon, Ontario

Chronic tendinitis in hands and arms

Being in large animal veterinary practice for 25 years has left me with chronic soreness in my hands and forearms. The past five years, I have also taken many different types of products to relieve this discomfort.

Nothing has worked as well or as quickly as RECOVERY®. In the three weeks that I have used RECOVERY®, my use of Ibuprofen has decreased by 80 percent. This effect was almost immediate. I look forward to even more improvement as time passes. Thank you again!

Dr. Michael Marrinan, Montana


I gave RECOVERY® to my 80 year-old grandmother. Her asthma is so severe that she uses a breathing machine 3 to 4 times per day.

After 3 days of taking RECOVERY®, she called me on the phone and said, “You better not ever run out of that stuff because I haven’t felt this strong in months.” She is now down to one treatment per day in the morning and not every day. She actually went out to breakfast and grocery shopping alone; that is an accomplishment in itself. Thank you, PURICA.

Debra Dutton, Oregon