What My Dog Bandit Taught Me That Is Changing Lives...

by Brian L.

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This is the story of Bandit, the incredible dog that changed the course of my life

Being a “pet owner”… that title just seems wrong, doesn’t it? Because once you fall in love with a dog, they really own US…

My name is Brian Larsen. Over 10 years ago, I was playing with my child – Bandit. She was a beautiful husky, full of life and vigor. Being with her was like having a best friend.

Bandit played hard, greeted me like I was the best person in the world, and was happy, energetic and so loving – her trademark personality trait.

I don’t know when it happened, but I came home from work one day and she didn’t get up to greet me like she normally had.

When we went out to play, she wouldn’t run back to me as fast…

She’d pant harder each time we played and once we where done, which seemed faster than normal, she’d sit and instantly start licking her wrists.

As time went by and I’d call her to go outside,”Bandit, let’s go!,” she’d stay on her puppy bed, asking not to move.

Something wasn’t right. And as every dog-parent knows, at the first sign of trouble, we called the vet and made an appointment.

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We got to the vet’s office, signed in and sat down quietly.

I didn’t hear the people talking in the waiting room…

I didn’t look at all the other pups in the office…

I just stared at my little girl.

She was almost 8 years old – still young, and I couldn’t imagine what was wrong…

We went into the back and met with our family vet, who had always done us right.

After examining Bandit, feeling her joints and watching her reactions, she was diagnosed with severe arthritis.

We got some over the counter meds, which at the time was the best option available. They helped slightly but never took the edge off for her, and my parent gut just knew that this wasn’t fixing the problem.

We literally tried everything we could think of…

  • Supplements
  • Medication
  • Diet
  • Swimming
  • ​Heated dog bed
  • Massages
  • ​I almost called a 'dog whisperer'

But nothing seemed to help her.

Slowly, she started to want to do nothing but be with me and cuddle.

Over the coming weeks, I didn’t dare ask her to move, so we spent more time together doing nothing that we ever had before.

I’d sit in my couch holding her, wondering if she was in pain… hoping she was comfortable, but she never returned to the same dog she used to be.

We went back to the vet to ask more questions, and upon diagnosis she was additionally diagnosed with bone cancer.

I felt like I’d been hit in the stomach…

My mind was reeling and I was rocked to my core – and I suddenly felt more pain than I ever thought I could.

THIS was my baby – and although I’d spend every cent I had, I couldn’t help her.

I saw her suffering and it devastated me more than I can possibly express in words.

Because try as I could, I couldn’t fix it.


We didn’t want to leave the house anymore.

We’d sit up late each night and I’d hold her, hoping that it would help, in some small way.

And sitting there, night after night, I realized that even when we can’t see it, our pets are aging and declining, in every cell, almost from birth.

Why?

Why did there have to be so much pain?

And why wasn’t there anything that could help?

Not long after her diagnosis, we put Bandit to sleep so she could rest.

But I couldn’t rest.

And I didn’t…

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At the time, I was working on research projects for a medication flavoring company called FLAVORx.

I studied chemistry and biology and got a Bachelor of Science degree.

But the pain of losing Bandit, and being able to do nothing for her, never left.

I vowed to develop a product that would work to rehabilitate and protect pets at the cellular level, for a vastly improved quality of life.

I developed a career in healthcare administration to fund my research and development efforts.

And the real work began.

The CEO of FLAVORx, Kenny Kramm, started as my boss and later became a mentor and eventually my business partner in RestoraPet.

Over those 10 years and over 10,000 hours or research and development, he helped me develop exactly what I wanted for Bandit – a way to protect pets at the cellular level.

And after making RestoraPet a reality, Kenny sadly passed away in 2016.
That was the birth of RestoraPet.

Who Are We?

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RestoraPet is a breakthrough blend of 12 antioxidants along with EPA and DHA, each bottle also contains 50 milligrams of Vitalitrol®, a remarkable carbon-based antioxidant that begins working from the first administered dose to rehabilitate and protect every cell in your pet’s body, visibly improving quality of life.

They’re made with all organic ingredients, sourced from and manufactured in the USA to more stringent standards than many human supplements.

RestoraPet products are non-GMO.

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But what’s IN RestoraPet, in more detail?

…because we all look into those for our fur kids…

As a quick summary, you’ll see a list of ingredients that are things you’ve probably heard of like CoQ10, Vitamin E, and Omega 3.

But what makes this product revolutionary, though, is that RestoraPet is uniquely able to cross right through the cell membrane and get right to the tissues that need its healing and protective effects the most.

That’s what I spent 10 years researching. No other product on the market works this quickly or effectively.

We also use a special organic carbon extract called Vitalitrol®. It allows your pet’s body to heal itself, encouraging optimal cellular maintenance and decreasing bodily inflammation.

Effects include quick and dramatic improvements in activity level, playfulness, appetite, coat condition, flexibility, and a significant reduction in pain.

Give it to your pet once daily, preferably in the morning, directly by mouth or mixed with his or her preferred food. Available in unflavored, bacon and beef.

An extensive field study was completed in 2017 documenting the tremendous and significant improvements on overall pet quality of life, plus a large decrease in discomfort on joint manipulation, decreased swelling, and less limb lameness (inactivity of one or more limbs).

RestoraPet was launched more than five years ago and today has been used with tens of thousands of pets in more than 100 countries around the world.

How Does It Work?

Vitalitrol® is an organic carbon extract, and the other ingredients in RestoraPet are all things you’ve probably heard of like CoQ10, Vitamin E, and Omega 3. What makes this product revolutionary, though, is that RestoraPet is uniquely able to cross right through the cell membrane and get right to the tissues that need its healing and protective effects the most. That’s what I spent 10 years researching. No other product on the market works this quickly or effectively.


WHAT IS VITALITROL®

Vitalitrol®, is a proprietary “super antioxidant,” each molecule of which is able to neutralize an average of 60 times more free radicals than other antioxidants without ever becoming a free radical itself.

It also allows the 12 additional antioxidant ingredients in RestoraPet that work synergistically with Vialitrol to protect all vital tissues and organs by freely passing through cell membranes and structures – reaching places that other antioxidants simply cannot. The addition of Omegas 3 and 6 for optimal coat and skin health makes RestoraPet a powerful, comprehensive supplement for your pet’s total body wellness.

This allows your pet’s body to heal itself, encouraging optimal cellular maintenance and decreasing bodily inflammation. The result is a significant reduction in joint discomfort and pain and noticeable improved mobility and range of motion.

This may sound clinical, but the proof is in the thousands of glowing reports we’ve gotten over the years from dog, cat, horse, and exotic pet owners. We frequently hear that after using RestoraPet for just a few weeks – and often just a few days – their pets were playing and enjoying life in ways they hadn’t done in years.


ANTIOXIDANTS & FREE RADICALS

Oxidation is a chemical reaction that transfers electrons from a substance to an oxidizing agent, such as parts of a cell. These reactions produce “free radicals,” which cause chain reactions that can damage or destroy a cell – and contribute to premature aging and disease progression in your pet. Antioxidants neutralize free radicals and thus help protect your pet from their harmful effects.

Pets (as well as humans and other animals) have the capability to reduce some of the effects of free radicals on their own, but this capability continuously weakens as they age. Without proper intervention, you’ll notice even as young as just a year old, your pet will begin to experience a decrease in energy, an increase in pain, and a greater risk of ailments and diseases including cancer. In fact, you’ll notice a degradation of all bodily functions.

The problem with many conventional antioxidants is that after inactivating a free radical, the antioxidant itself becomes a free radical!

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IS THIS A CURE?

RestoraPet is not a 100% cure – something you can give for just a week or a month and then toss away. It’s a supplemental support agent that not only increases longevity and a more comfortable life, it also helps with many other issues, such as:

  • Separation anxiety
  • Behavioral destructive chewing
  • ​Skin & coat problems

How Does My Story End?

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Well – today, I’m not alone.

Every single employee of our company is a pet owner, and every single one of our pets takes RestoraPet daily.

From my beautiful 13-year-old Shih-Tzu, Nibbler, to my indescribably cute one-year-old Siberian cats, Henry and Zoe, I will always give my pets RestoraPet.

Because I believe pets are members of our family and deserve only the very best.

Our pets are children that age faster than we do. And even though our children are supposed to outlive us; sadly, that is rarely the case with our pets.

Every day, I wish Bandit was still alive so I could give her RestoraPet, but I am deeply moved by the daily emails and messages I receive from pet owners who write to tell me how my products have changed their pets’ lives.

It’s a consolation to know that I’ve realized my commitment to improve the lives of pets around the world, and that Bandit is continuing to help hundreds of pets around the world.

I’m proud of what we’ve created with RestoraPet, and I couldn’t be more excited for you to give our products a try!

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“Thanks to RestoraPet I am back to my silly playful self again! My coat is as shiny and black as ever, I am running around like a young chick that I am and holding my own w my brother!
And did I mention the bacon flavor is to die for?”

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14 YO CHI GOING STRONG

   “My 14 yo is full of energy- don’t get me wrong the girl loves to nap but when she is up she is UP, and always ready to go for walks! The unexpected benefit as well is her coat – it is so soft and so lush! Truly better than it has been in years. Our rescue chi was determined by my vet to have really severe allergies – in addition to the stress of coming from a crap situation and in to the shelter environment – but we had no idea to what, but adding this to her repertoire of meds and supplements has already made her symptoms manageable and truthfully they are all but gone. We are just about finished with our first bottle but this will be a life long supplement for us as we are so grateful at how much it has helped.”

CYNTHIA

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   “I stumbled upon Restorapet.. Two weeks later Prince’s eyes were clearing up & his tail was back wagging; after two months of his daily dosage of Restorapet, Prince was back to his cute puppy like behavior. Prince is on his third bottle and will continue to be a loyal customer for Prince’s health & my peace of mind.”

BRUCE F.

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  “After taking RestoraPet for about a week, Simba, our 11 year old Maine Coon (cat), started jumping up on the couch again for the first time in years and then she started greeting us at the door for the first time in at least a year. Then she started bringing us her fuzzy mouse toy and wanting us to play with her. We got our kitten back!”

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Awesome Product. Saved my Rescue German Shepherd’s life.

   “I am working with a badly injured German Shepherd & he has either been hit by a car, or someone has badly abused this dog. Being a large breed I initially had to give him a ‘loading’ dose of 3 droppers full twice a day & noticed within the first 2 days he perked up, relaxed, & was able to get up & down without as much difficulty. He has now been on the product for over a month & he is now going to be able to live out his life. My vet wanted to put this dog to sleep, or give him Rimadyl, but having been a former breeder of German Shepherds I could tell the dog was not ready to leave & was trying to survive.

“Since Rimadyl caused extreme Kidney failure I refuse to use it or most other ‘Big Pharma’ Poisons (just my opinion); so if you have a dog or cat that is injured this is ‘the’ product to reach for. If I could give this product 10 stars I would do it & I have no affiliation with this company. Im strictly trying to save dogs, and cats with a multi use product for joints, organs & general wellness. Look no further if your animal needs help. This also has I noticed the expensive Co Q 10 in ubiquinol form. No one else I have found will bother to use this very expensive ingredient in their pet products.”

ANDREA D.

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   “When I was told my horses and animals would run to me to receive their daily RestoraPet, I was doubtful. Here is little Annie the prairie dog grabbing her morning supplement. I couldn’t believe her enthusiasm and excitement to receive her daily dose of the product!


   “Annie is an elderly prairie dog. She was sleeping all the time, her coat was dull and she had very little appetite. I have owned prairie dogs for 25 years, and knew this meant her time was near.

    “She is now running in her wheel again, coat gleaming and eating like a horse. Bless you all at RestoraPet for giving my old girl her life back…and lifting my heart as well.”

CASSIE

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   “Kneesaa’s face says exactly how we feel about RestoraPet products! We cannot say how amazing this product has been for both of my pups. Salvy has had an old many cranky personality since we’ve adopted him at 9 months old. He will rarely initiate play or run zoomies through the house. He will definitely not go on long runs with Mom and prefers short little walks.

 
   “That has all changed with RestoraPet. Salvy has done things every day this week that I usually don’t see him do more than once a month. He has become super playful with toys, he as initiated running on our walks, and he has all around been more active and less “anxiety ridden.” For this reason alone, we will be repurchasing and will recommend to everyone.”

LORRIE B.

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   “I just purchased! I hope this helps my 7 year old German Shepard!”

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SO MANY BENEFITS!

   “I bought this for my 4 year old Pittie after one of her back legs became lame. I knew it wasn’t anything skeletal, so I didn’t want to take her to the vet and have them tell me to hand walk her and give her a prescribed pain medication. So, after some research, I decided to try this. After about two weeks of hand walking and giving her RestoraPet with her breakfast, I saw great improvement. I also noticed that her coat became thicker. She is prone to yeast, and her coat would be greasy and I would have to bathe her once week. But, not anymore! Because the first bottle worked so well, I’ve bought two more and will continue to purchase.”

MIKE & CHARLETTE S.

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   “The years were taking their toll on both of our Australian Shepherds. Stormy stopped jumping up and walked slowly when she came into the house. She would start to tire out a little over half way around the block. Sammy was slower chasing his ball. He didn’t jump up like he used to. Sammy would tire out about ¼ of the way around the block. Neither of them played much with the other dogs.

 
“Since introducing RestoraPet to both of them a month ago, there has been a huge change in each of them. Stormy makes it all the way around the block. She is playing and running around with the other dogs. Sammy almost makes it around the block. He is chasing after his balls again, running and wanting to do more. Both have more energy. It is amazing to see this change in such a short period of time.”

BRETT B.

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   “There are no words to describe our experience with RestoraPet. It saved the life of Hunter, our Boxer. We considered putting him down because he seemed to be in so much discomfort. After less than 10 days on RestoraPet, he was running around the back yard with the kids for the first time in years. I didn’t believe it at first.

“Four years later, Hunter still takes his RestoraPet every day and we will give it to him for the rest of his life. RestoraPet is a miracle.”
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Wow! It’s a Miracle so I have to review this for all to see.

   “Teddy is 13.5 yrs old. He has some arthritis. He has major food allergies, does not like the pill routine at all, and it’s hard to even disguise one in a treat. (so few treats he can even tolerate).


   “Much to our surprise and pure DELIGHT, he licks this off our finger and will sometimes lick it right out of the bowl.
 
   “AND….AND….IT WORKS! Without gastric issues! He is getting around so much better and is so much more playful again.
 
   “Thank you for this product. I am still pinching myself. Now, I know all dogs are different, but I gotta say for us it has been such a blessing.”
 
“Good luck to all!”

JODIE F.

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   “I started my 14 year old dog (Gizmo) on RestoraPet, and what a HUGE improvement for him. His coat looks much better and also more improvements in his flexibility and mobility getting up stairs.

 
   “His activity levels have improved greatly playing in the yard running on the field; he was getting very sedentary and would just lie on the floor all day. He seemed depressed before RestoraPet; not wanting to do any of his old favorite things now that has all changed and I feel I have my old friend back. He is also sleeping much more soundly.”
ALICE T.
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   “We have been using RestoraPet for about one month with our 2 cats. They are young and have many adorable moments of running and playing as they were when they were kittens.

 
“Since using RestoraPet for one month we have already noticed how gorgeous and shiny their coats have gotten.
 
“The other noticeable difference is with Oliver’s behavior. He came to us being timid and more aloof. In the past month we noticed that he was behaving more relaxed in social situations and the best part is that he now comes over to us, marks us and then let’s us pet him and cuddle with him.
 
“I recommend RestoraPet after using for just one month, because if they are already looking healthier on the outside then I know they are doing better internally. I am so happy to start them earlier on a healthy regime and am spending the money monthly on RestoraPet instead of buying pet health insurance. I know in the short and long term, this will be the best investment in our pets healthcare.”

JANET Y.

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   “My old dog has been restored!! She is eating again, and gained weight, even though the Vet said she would not at her age 19 Years old, and a Yorkshire Terrier. I love her so much, and RestoraPet has helped her so very deeply! Her coat has regained it’s gloss and she is much more vigorous, I can’t thank you enough, I will leave a message on your website if you like. It sure is a Miracle in a Bottle!

 
“Love you guys, for your care and dedication! You saved my baby, my true love, my joy and hope, and my life..I cannot thank you enough. Bless you for RestoraPet!”
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Great Product!

   “Started using this for my 11 year old Golden Retriever who was having difficulty getting around. He was very stiff and low energy. Three weeks in and we see a very big improvement. Looking forward to how this helps over the long term.”

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   “It has been three months now and I have learned not to run out of this product!! My dog becomes lame again if he doesn’t consistently get this. Have noticed a huge improvement in his fur and skin, and overall quality of life. Highly recommend!”

Frequently Asked Questions

WHAT IS RESTORAPET®?

RestoraPet® is the most effective anti-aging pet supplement ever created, featuring a powerful blend of 12 antioxidant ingredients along with Omega 3 fatty acids (EPA/DHA) and Omega 6 (linoleic acid).

Each bottle of RestoraPet contains 50 milligrams of Vitalitrol®, a remarkable, organic, carbon-based proprietary “super antioxidant” that begins working from the very first administered dose to rehabilitate and protect nearly every type of cell in your pet’s body.

The result is a restoration of optimal cellular function with noticeable effects on your pet including quick and dramatic improvements in activity level, playfulness, appetite, coat condition, flexibility, and a significant reduction in pain.

HOW DOES IT WORK?

RestoraPet features a comprehensive, maximum strength proprietary antioxidant blend.

What is an antioxidant?

Oxidation is a chemical reaction that transfers electrons from a substance to an oxidizing agent, such as parts of a cell. These reactions produce “free radicals,” which cause chain reactions that can damage or destroy a cell – and contribute to premature aging and disease progression in your pet. Antioxidants neutralize free radicals and thus help protect your pet from their harmful effects.

Pets (as well as humans and other animals) have the capability to reduce some of the effects of free radicals on their own, but this capability continuously weakens as they age. Without proper intervention, you’ll notice even as young as just a year old, your pet will begin to experience a decrease in energy, an increase in pain, and a greater risk of ailments and diseases including cancer. In fact, you’ll notice a degradation of all bodily functions.

The problem with many conventional antioxidants is that after inactivating a free radical, the antioxidant itself becomes a free radical!

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To find out more and watch a video about how RestoraPet works at the cellular level, check out our “HOW IT WORKS” page.

HOW IS RESTORAPET DIFFERENT FROM OTHER SUPPLEMENTS?

One of RestoraPet’s key active ingredients, Vitalitrol®, developed by our scientists, is a proprietary “super antioxidant,” each molecule of which is able to neutralize an average of 60 times more free radicals than other antioxidants without ever becoming a free radical itself.
 
It also allows the 12 additional antioxidant ingredients in RestoraPet that work synergistically with Vialitrol to protect all vital tissues and organs by freely passing through cell membranes and structures – reaching places that other antioxidants simply cannot. The addition of Omegas 3 and 6 for optimal coat and skin health makes RestoraPet a powerful, comprehensive supplement for your pet’s total body wellness.

HOW DOES RESTORAPET INCREASE MY PET’S ENERGY LEVEL?

A key effect of RestoraPet on your pet is increased energy, which is accomplished by accessing and restoring optimal function of the mitochondria, the cell’s vital cellular energy house. By combining this effect with RestoraPet’s uniquely powerful antioxidant activity throughout the entire body, your pet’s vital organs, including the heart, lungs, brain and nervous system, liver, kidneys, and sensory organs are all able to perform the reparative work that free radicals prevented them from doing. The leads to optimal functioning of your pet’s entire body, inside and out, the result of which is a scientifically proven prolongation of your pet’s lifespan.

RestoraPet literally adds years to your pet’s life and life to their years.

WHAT ARE THE INGREDIENTS IN RESTORAPET?

In addition to a maximum strength dose of the breakthrough ingredient Vitalitrol®, RestoraPet includes a proprietary blend of 11 other key antioxidants that support:

– Ubiquinol (CoQ10) – healthy circulation, energy, optimized immune function, gastrointestinal health, healthy gums
– All 4 Tocopherols and All 4 Tocotrienols (Complete vitamin E) – healthy immune system, cardiovascular health, connective tissue health, cellular and respiratory health
– EPA/DHA (Omega-3) – healthy coat and skin, reduced inflammation, immune system regulation, lower blood pressure and triglycerides, healthy weight
– Lutein – eye health, prevention of cataracts
– Zeaxanthin – eye health, prevention of cataracts
– Linoleic acid (Omega-6) – healthy coat and skin, reduced inflammation, immune system regulation

RestoraPet is available in bacon, beef, and unflavored varieties. RestoraPet’s flavors are 100% natural, organic, dye-free, and kosher.

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HOW AND WHEN IS RESTORAPET GIVEN?

RestoraPet is extremely easy to give to your pet. Dosing is a simple, once daily application to your pet’s preferred food, wet or dry. Dosing is based on weight:

– Less than 10 pounds: 1 dropperful (1mL)
– 10 to 50 pounds: 2 dropperfuls (2mL)
– Greater than 50 pounds: 3 dropperfuls (3mL)

RestoraPet includes a calibrated dropper for quick, easy, and accurate dosing.

IS RESTORAPET ORGANIC? NON-GMO? KOSHER?

We are extremely proud to report that RestoraPet is made from all organic, Kosher, non-GMO ingredients. RestoraPet is manufactured using extremely rigorous standards in a sterile laboratory environment.

Many pet supplement manufacturers look to find the cheapest source of their ingredients and are willing to compromise quality for price. With RestoraPet, we’ve gone out of our way to find the highest quality organic ingredients available. We manufacture RestoraPet to even more stringent standards than many human supplements because we believe pets are members of our families and deserve only the very best.

IS RESTORAPET FLAVORED?

RestoraPet is the world’s only veterinary anti-aging supplement offered in multiple flavors based on your pet’s personal preferences. Unflavored RestoraPet has an extremely mild but pleasant and savory taste and smell. Dogs and cats rely much more strongly on their sense of smell than taste and cats lack a specific taste protein (T1R2), which makes them resistant to sweet tastes. Most pets (about 95%) don’t mind unflavored RestoraPet, but almost all pets respond to flavored RestoraPet (beef or bacon) as if it’s a treat. The choice is yours – or, more appropriately, your pet’s!