Changing lives

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Buks Sebastian van der Merwe with Anima-StrathCoco B Elizabetha van der Merwe with Anima-Strath

Goeie dag
Ons is Buks Sebastian van der Merwe en Coco B Elizabetha van der Merwe en ons is 7 en 8 jaar oud.

Ons wil net dankie se vir Anima Strath dit het ons weer n nuwe huppel in ons stap gegee het. Ons bene is nie meer so seer nie en ons kan nou elke dag in ons mooi estate gaan rondloop. Ons dink julle moet vir ons ander honde maatjies ook meer vertel van die produk wat ons mamma vertel ook vir al haar maatjies van hierdie goeie produk.

Nogmaals dankie!

Buks Sebastian van der Merwe en Coco B Elizabetha van der Merwe

Die van der Merwe familie

“Marley had been wandering around the Kouga Harbour area outside Gqeberha for a while, when, at the end of June, some lovely humans who work in the area, noticed her. She was skin and bones, weak and with a horrible skin condition. Marley was desperate and it didn’t take the humans long to win her trust and be able to bring her to Magda’s house for recuperation.

Over the next month, Marley went from strength to strength. Magda slowly introduced her to dog food, she was regularly bathed, she got good flea and mange treatment and a daily dose of Anima-Strath Elixir to help strengthen her immune system and speed up her recovery.

The improvement was remarkable and by early August, just five weeks after being decently cared for by Magda, she was fit enough to be spayed and have a small mass removed from her front paw. While at the vet, Marley was diagnosed with Ehrlichia (tick-borne parasite) and put on a long course of antibiotics. Fortunately, by this point, Marley was quite strong and came through the whole ordeal with flying colours.

The bottle of Anima Strath for dogs is now empty, but Magda has gained a new canine companion!”

Marley the Pitbull

We rescued Babe, our Bullterrier, from a farm about a month ago. She was thin, weak and lethargic. Went to the vet where she was diagnosed with Tick bite fever. The recommended treatment was antibiotics, cortisone and nausea tablets. We also put a teaspoon of Anima-Strath in her food twice a day.

Her turnaround was incredible. She went from just lying in her bed the whole day, to a lively, happy pup (although she is 10 years plus).

The medication obviously worked, but the time in which she recovered and got back her appetite and picked up weight, I would credit to Anima-Strath.

Babe is enjoying life as a healthy doggy, and now shares a warm bed with our other rescue doggy called Polo ❤️




Rio had been struggling with a terrible grass allergy, leaving him constantly feeling itchy and scratching. After trying multiple different medications, special shampoos, and vet visits, we were recommended Anima-Strath by a family friend and it has completely changed Rio’s life.

After 2 weeks, he is no longer constantly scratching, his coat is looking so much healthier and shining, and we have even noticed that his appetite has improved.”



We have recently lost our very special rescue – BLAKE (a black and white Labrador/collie) to a inoperable tumour on his upper spine. We were devastated and honesty did not want to get another pet.

But ….. Our new HERO – Bill – came into our family quite by chance 3/4 weeks ago. One of our staff members  found a very thin and downcast dog on the Klein Jukskei river trapped in the middle on rocks and branches by a nylon cord tied around his neck (we imagine that he had been tied up and escaped). If there’d been a storm the river would have swollen and Bill would have drowned.

On taking him him to Palm Vet in Fourways – we were told that he had severe biliary – even to the point that if he did not receive a blood transfusion he would die. We decided to give him antibiotics and fluids and wait out until early evening and then make a decision. Also upon leaving the vet – we were given Anima-strath to subsidise his nutrient intake.


BillI dosed him that day with the elixir and continued for the next week – Bill is truly a fighter – and he made it through with no transfusion, and a double dose of antibiotics – he is now a fully fledged healed and happily homed hound!!

We will continue to keep him on Anima-strath – to ensure he gets the optimum boost – as we presume that he may not have all the best nutrients for growth before he came to us.


Sue Snyman

Aidah is a 2 year old Africanis female who I rescued from Inanda valley when she was just a few months old. She never had any health problems since I rescued her until this year. One night I saw her tummy had broken out in a very bad rash. At first, I thought it was something she ate so I changed her whole diet. No more chicken, no more grains, just a very simple diet consisting of mostly vegetables. Unfortunately, I can’t put her on a raw diet because she absolutely hates it.

Nothing changed, the rash just became worse and spread to her chest and feet. She was so irritated with herself, constantly licking and scratching. I felt helpless and took her to the vet. They took a sample of the rash and ran some tests and they couldn’t give me a specific answer but said it could be that she’s allergic to something outside.

I live in a garden cottage with a very small garden so I take her and her brother to the park as much as I can. The vet prescribed some antibiotics, told me to wash her every day and try to stop going to the park. That just broke my heart because that is the highlight of their day, and they can’t run around in my little garden as much as they can at the park.

I then put her onto Anima-Strath. It took a couple of days but suddenly the rash started disappearing. I was so excited and relieved. She’s now back onto a yummy, normal diet that includes chicken (her favourite) and I still take them to the park every day.

Her rash hasn’t come back, and I will never stop giving her her daily dose of Anima-Strath. She’s a very happy little girl again.

Thank you Anima-Strath!


Lindie Schutte

‘Pantoffel’ spent his first 8 hours with me curled up in the toe of my sheepskin slipper. Rescued from the jaws of a puppy who thought he was a new toy, he was wet with saliva and his little heart was beating like a drum.

Some time later, I despaired of getting my baby rabbit to drink. ‘Pantoffel’ was not yet weaned so I attempted to give him water from an eye dropper. Food was more difficult. A friend suggested that I added a little Anima-Strath to the water in order to give him the vital nutrients he needed to stay alive.

Anima-Strath worked a miracle and ‘Pantoffel’ grew stronger every day! I ended up with 7 bunnies – the most appealing little creatures, and they all thrived on Anima-Strath and greenery from the garden. I gave them a little in their water every day and they would all make a run for it to get some first. Their fur was soft and shiny, and they were full of energy, thanks in no small measure to Anima-Strath! What an amazing product!!


Jill Job

Marmite is an 8 year old Border Collie, and she competes actively in the best, loud and fast dog sport of flyball. This is a very high energy and impact team dog sport.

Marmite has a slight hip dysplasia in her right hip, and she sees a physio every week to ensure that she is ready to compete, so I have to make sure she is in the best shape always.
I’ve been giving Marmite Anima-Strath for just over 4 months now, and I can see such an improvement. She has more energy, more endurance and her recovery time after a competition is so much quicker. It’s almost as if two years has been taken off her age!

I’m such a firm believer in Anima-Strath now and my younger competing dog and 3 noncompeting dogs are all taking their Anima-Strath every day.


Venita Prigge

I have great pleasure in introducing you to Riley, AKA Lord Riley, as he has the run of the house and my heart!

This beautiful baby came into my life 6 years ago. He was just 5 weeks old, when I took him home from the foster home in Durban. Yes he is a Durbanite, born and bred, like his mamma, but 5 years now a Joburger 😊. He is a rescue and was found in a drain all alone. Because I have had him from so young, he sees me completely as his mommy and he has my complete heart! He better live forever as I don’t think my heart will withstand him not being around.

Riley is a complete adventure seeker, he loves other people and other animals, so much, that if we have driveway drinks in our complex, he comes along for the meet…..he just loves all the attention he receives from the other residents.

With this being said, because he is out and about a lot, he can sometimes find himself in a bind and often comes homes with a cut or a bump or has ended up having to fight off the enemy on his journeys, and then mom has to sort out his ailments and get him on the mend. This is where Anima-Strath for cats comes to the rescue! I give it to him in the morning and in the evening, until his ailment has started to improve. The last incident he had a small wound on his head and I gave him Anima-Strath, twice a day and within a week, I noticed a big improvement. Anima-Strath, is my go to before rushing him off to the vet, unless of course I see that it is definitely something not treatable and only a vets assistance will help (touch wood, haven’t been there for a while).

Not only do I give Anima-Strath to Riley when he is down and out, but also as a maintenance, to keep him strong and healthy. Riley knows the sound of the packaging and as soon as he hears that noise he comes running. He loves Anima-Strath! I highly recommend Anima-Strath for all fur babies, to keep them happy and healthy!



We chose to give Dash Anima-Strath because we want the best for him! He’s 9 months old and is a central part of our family. The human little-ones in our household have taken Bio-Strath for years and we’ve seen the benefits of this first hand. So Anima-Strath is the obvious choice for the four-legged little ones in the family.



My name is Wendy Smith from Cliffie’s Crew. We assist people in the community of Cliffdale in KZN with their domestic animals.

On 29 January I was contacted by Praise Mbengu at 6pm who told me one of his puppies had died yesterday and his other puppy, called Chitter, didn’t want to eat or drink, and was vomiting. The symptoms’ had just started to present. I suspected Parvo and arranged to take him to the vet first thing the next day.

I collected little Chitter took him through to the vet where he got diagnosed with Parvovirus. He was very ill and dehydrated. After several vaccinations, a drip and subcutaneous fluids he was taken home with medication and rehydrate liquids and was instructed to return the following day. We did just that and more IV and subcutaneous fluids were administered. Chitter started to perk up a bit and later that evening started drinking on his own, but still vomited if he ate anything.

On 2nd February one of our volunteers donated a bottle on Anima-Strath and we made him some bone broth with lots of vegetables. We dropped the food and Anima-Strath off with Praise and Nosipho who were instructed to give Chitter 2 table spoons of bone broth every 2 hours and 2.5ml of Anima-Strath 3 times per day. At first the poor thing just couldn’t keep the broth done, but by 3 February we saw the light and he started to show signs of good improvement. He was not vomiting as often and was not as lethargic so we started adding slightly more solid foods into the mix.

By 6 Feb he has stopped vomiting all together and within a few days was back to his playful self.
The vet said if he survived we should bring him back after 2 weeks for his vaccinations which we did later in the month.

Praise adores his animals, Chitter slept in his bed the entire time he was ill and later moved into the dog bed in his room. He often sends me videos of how Chitter is doing and includes photos of the pup licking his face. This is almost unheard of in the Cliffdale Township.

Both Parise and I are so thankful to the vet who agreed to help him and for the Anima-Strath. If anyone is familiar with Parvovirus they will know that more often than not it is lethal. I cannot believe how quickly he recovered. Praise is so happy to have his baby happy and healthy again.



Wendy Smith

Chico is a 4.5year old toy poodle who has been having gastro problems for most of his life. Last year he was finally diagnosed with IBD and put on a course of cortisone and Hills Z/D to help treat this condition. With treatment he improved a lot but still had to get regular courses of cortisone to manage the flare ups. I decided to try the Anima-Strath for a while, and I was pleasantly surprised with the results! Not only did he not need cortisone anymore after about 2 weeks, he was happier, friendlier, and brighter than he had been in a long time. This really was the best result we could have hoped for!


Shiloh is a very active little Italian greyhound who loves to play but does tend to be very anxious especially towards visitors. We have seen a huge improvement after only a short time using Anima-Strath. He went from barking and running away from visitors to greeting them at the gate. He is less anxious in all day to day activities.


This is our baby Cleo. We got her as a wild kitten afraid of everything. When she got pregnant and had her babies we were so happy, but the babies seemed to take everything out of her. We were afraid we might lose her. The vet told me to get some Anima-Strath. We gave her a little in the morning. She would drink it out the syringe and started getting a lot better and picking up weight again. I will highly advise everyone to give it to pets. We honestly thought we were going to lose our baby. She is now older and more beautiful than she has ever been.

Anqelique Odendaal

“Jupiter [a 3 year old Pitbull] was adopted from SPCA Benoni at 6 months old, after being confiscated from a property where he was chained, starved and beaten over the head with possibly a spade, which resulted in serious injury and mistrust of people. He is a very nervous dog which “excitement nips” people. He is an understandably hyperactive dog. I have moved him back onto puppy food to try and get him to gain weight, to no avail. All pets are on a strict parasite control program. After long term administration of Anima Strath, he is visibly calmer and is finally picking up a little bit of weight.”

Jupiter received 5 ml Anima-Strath elixir 2 times daily for 1 week, and thereafter 5 ml once daily. After one week he was noticeably calmer and started gaining weight from week 4 of being on the product.

“Personally, I recommend Anima-Strath often after seeing the difference it has made in my own dog. It tastes and smells great and even my cats will take it if mixed into soft food. One cat takes it directly from the syringe and screams to have more.”


Animal Worx, Gauteng

I have been giving Rocky, my Rottweiler, Anima-Strath since he was 10 weeks old as a supplement to fill any gaps there may be in his diet. I am sure that Anima-Strath has contributed to his beautiful glossy coat.

I initially started him off on granules but then moved over to the elixir due to the bigger pack size catering for all my fur babies a bit better.

Rocky loved the granules and loves the elixir even more (even my very fussy eater Maltese loves the sweetness).

I pour Anima-Strath syrup over his breakfast kibbles and he woofs this up in no time leaving his bowl spotless!

I love the fact that this product is 100% natural and I have peace of mind that this supplement contains no ingredients or additives that could be harmful to my dogs.


Michelle Reid

My name Nikki Inman-Bamber, I rescue Kittens for Kitty Care – Durban. I recently took a very small 420gram 6 week old kitten (Micki) to Dr Yesh Govender at Montclair Animal Hospital. These kittens had a very hard start to life and suffered serious stomach issues and were malnourished. After a round of antibiotics and treatments this kitten was not gaining any weight. Micki was 360gm when I got him 2 weeks prior. He was eating well but his little body just wasn’t absorbing nutrients and his immune system was down.

MickiDr Yesh recommended your product Anima-Strath for these babies and within 10 days Little Micki gained 110 grams. We were both so shocked and impressed. I dosed 2ml per day in two 1ml doses as getting meds into kittens is hard.

I’ve continued to use the Anima-Strath with the whole litter and seen improvement in their coats, overall well-being and appetite.
Little Micki is now 10 weeks old and weighs 802 grams. He can finally be vaccinated and homed thanks to your product. All the other kittens in the litter all look beautifully healthy and are ready for their Furever Homes.


Nikki Inman-Bamber

After the passing of her best Corgi buddy, Pippa became withdrawn, slow and sluggish. She was sleeping more often than usual and simply put, did not seem herself. I thought that after a couple of months she would pick up and be her old happy playful self. This unfortunately did not happen and over a year later Pippa still seemed sad and even stressed at times.

She fell ill recently with a tummy upset and I had heard about Anima-Strath and how this product could assist in her recovery. With just over a month of giving Anima-Strath daily to Pippa, she not only fully recovered from her tummy upset in record time but also seemed to be getting a bounce back in her step.

I am happy to say that she is back to her old playful tricks, exploring in the garden again hunting for all sorts of things and in general she seems happier. Her coat is beautiful and shiny, and I can honestly say that she is my bright eyed and bushy tailed scotty dog again. Thanks Anima-Strath!


Michelle Reid

My Beagle, Mieke, had a litter of puppies 8 weeks ago. All through her pregnancy and during lactation I gave her Anima-Strath. She maintained a good weight and the puppies are beautiful and strong.

During previous litters, despite giving her more nutrient-rich puppy food, Mieke’s condition would usually deteriorate slightly, as the pups would literally milk her dry. She would lose too much weight, her coat would be dull and shaggy.

With Anima-Strath her coat stayed shiny and thick and she was never underweight. The puppies are now on solid food and get their own Anima-Strath too! Even the vet has commented on the immaculate condition they were in when they went for their check-ups. Anima-Strath completes my Beagles’ diets.

Mieke's pups

Angelique Bezuidenhout

I have two Ring necks a male named Charlie and a female named Willow.

A few weeks ago Willow attacked Charlie and bit him. He tried to get away but his right foot got stuck and he damaged the nerves in his foot. I took him to the vet and they thought he would need to be put down due to the wound being really deep! I was devasted! The vet said they would examine the wound and she would let me know if they would need to put him down.

I received a call later that afternoon advising me that I could fetch him and that they had giving him to two stitches. We were told to monitor him. As soon as we got home I started giving him Anima-Strath syrup with a syringe and gave it to him three times a day for that week.

By his next visit to the vet his wound had closed but the vet was concerned about his foot as he could not use it or walk on it and said it might stay like that permanently but it was ok he would get used to it. She showed us how to do leg exercises with him which we did every day for that week and continued to give him lots of Anima-Strath. By Wednesday he started walking on his leg again and was back to his normal habits of climbing up my curtains and furniture.

I think without Anima-Strath his leg would not recovered as quickly as it did.


Tango, a two-year old Africanis began life in misery, infested with ticks and worms. A Facebook page, one man’s commitment and a Swiss supplement changed his fate.

Tango PuppyHis owner, Daryl, explains: “Two years back, a sick puppy was brought in a little blue bucket to KZN Valley Dogs’ weekly feeding station in the KwaNgcolosi township. The pup’s condition was dreadful, hundreds of ticks hung like grapes from his ears and between his toes. He had scabs on his body from tick bites and the beginnings of mange.

Given his severe malnutrition, the vet could only estimate he was between six and eight weeks old. KZN Valley Dogs named him ‘Bucket Boy’ and began looking for an adoptive family through Facebook.’

“When I saw the photos, I thought ‘That’s my dog,’ so I adopted him. Wanting to honor the little guy’s fight against all odds, I decided to give him a name worthy of his struggle, and so ‘Bucket Boy’ was renamed ‘Tango’ (well actually, his full names are Tango Sunshine Bucket Boy). Tango was lethargic and weak. Adamant to make a difference in his life, my immediate action was to get some weight on him.

He improved in the first few weeks but was nothing like a normal pup, despite being fed premium puppy food. I worried there might be some underlying problem.

A friend suggested Anima-Strath, saying it would improve his condition and build his immune system. So Tango started getting Anima-Strath four times a day. This was the tipping point. In about a week, Tango changed into a playful, inquisitive pup. Within four weeks, he started filling out and developed a shine to his coat.

He still takes it today and the dog I feared wouldn’t live is my happy, healthy, content best friend. In fact, ‘Bucket Boy’ soon fell off his name, just like the last dead tick. Now he’s simply ‘Tango’, the ‘Sunshine’ to our lives.”

Tango's turnaround

My chickens started coughing 2 – 3 months ago. I heard about Anima-Strath from a friend and decided to give it a try. I added the granules to the chickens’ food once a day and noticed a significant difference in 3 days. I also decided to add the elixir to 750ml of their water and replaced this every 2 days or when the water was dirty.

My chickens are now beautiful and strong. I am happy to say that they also started laying eggs again which they stopped doing while they were ill!

My Chickens

Mrs Christinah Mnyandu

On Sunday, 27 Jan 2019, I came across baby Cuba, my first ever foster. He was rescued by a girl in KwaNgcolosi where KZN Valley Dogs feed after his mom and siblings all died for unknown reasons and she was trying to feed him cows milk from her own baby’s bottle. After explaining to Lungiswa that Cuba wouldn’t survive on this milk she agreed to let me foster him until he is weaned and healthy.

He came to me as a tiny pocket of bones, almost lifeless and unable to even lift his head. I immediately started him on puppy formula and one drop of Anima-Strath with every bottle. Its been a rollercoaster with sleepless nights feeding Cuba every 2/3 hours, loads of poop and pee in and on my bed and blankets, every morning waking up early to do a load of his washing, and heaps and heaps of love, kisses and cuddles.

Cuba Puppy Cuba Puppy OlderIf you look at the photos you will see how he has picked up weight beautifully and his mange like spots have disappeared completely.

I am convinced the Anima-Strath had a huge part to play in this massive turnaround.

He is now my foster-fail. After a fair trade with Lungiswa, I have adopted the munchkin, kept his name and he is an absolute terror… but my heart is happy and he brings so much life into my home.

– Melissa



My precious cat Mocca is 6 years old now and she has always suffered with a terrible skin allergy, which caused flaky skin and sores all over her little body. Despite her being put onto cortisone and changing her food on numerous occasions there was never any real change to her condition and we continued to struggle with her skin.

It was 6 weeks ago that I first heard of Anima-Strath, I was curious and decided to give it a try on Mocca. I honestly cannot believe the change, her skin has started to clear and her coat has even started shining! Thank you, for giving Mocca the beautiful skin and coat she deserves. I am so thrill with the results.

Thank you Anima-Strath!
From Mocca & Denise


The now not so shabby cat!

Anima Strath has been such a great product for me and my bees 🐝A completely natural and effective way of supplementing my hives to give them nutrients that they need in order to be more productive, and at the same time does not affect the honey in any way that sugar supplements do 🍯

This is only the beginning of me using Anima-Strath, but I know that my bees will be happier and more productive!


Dylan Burczak

P.O. Box Honey

Ons teel met papegaaie en het ‘n wyfie gekry vir ‘n mannetjie wat alleen was. Ons kom toe agter dat sy mak is en lekker praat.

Sy het baie swaar gekry in die buite hokke, toe neem ons haar maar in die huis in. Ons ken glad nie haar agtergrond nie maar vermoed dat sy in ‘n “workshop” omgewing tussen mannne was, sy praat net met ‘n mansstem en bestel goed telefonies. Kan duidelik hoor sy praat oor die foon, en gee ook opdragte “as jy klaar is pak daardie goed opmekaar”.

Maar haar dieet was swak en ek glo sy het saam met die manne “gedrink”. Sy raak vreeeeeeslik opgewonde as sy ‘n glas met donker iets sien,”brandy&coke????” Haar veerkwaliteit was baie swak en lelik, lyk of dit gehark was.

Toe kry ons die raad van Anima-Strath… Nou kry sy elke aand paar druppels op haar pap, eet ook nie die pap daarsonder nie. Sy is nou besig met haar 3de bottel. Haar vere lyk al so mooi en haar ogies mooi lewendig en blink!

Alta Van Rensburg


African Gray

My English Bulldog, Snowflake, had very thin hair after giving birth. Owing to her colour (white) the sight of her dark skin pigmentation was also enhanced.

After administration of Anima-Strath liquid twice a day her coat improved considerably. She made a complete change of coat from back to front, it is much denser now and the skin pigmentation is hardly visible.


English Bulldog

Tigerli became ill about a year ago, refused food, lost weight and his coat deteriorated. After 3 injections and a course of tablets by the vet, Tigerli was still not himself. I heard about Anima-Strath and started to give it to Tigerli daily.

After 3 months, Tigerli is back to his old self. His appetite has improved, his coat shiny and he is extraordinarily active. Anima-Strath is wonderful and we would whole heartedly recommend it!


Tabby Cat

My 4 year old Doberman, Diesel, suffers with allergy problems related to food and the environment in general. Despite changing his diet and medicinal treatment, he was still struggling with sneezing, watery eyes, spots in his ears and blisters on his paws. I investigated to see how I could improve his immune system and came across Anima-Strath.

After 6 weeks of treatment with Anima-Strath, he became strong and healthy with no signs of allergy. Upon stopping administration his symptoms returned so I immediately put him back onto Anima-Strath. I cannot thank you enough, my Diesel is very important to me and his health paramount.

Thank you, thank you, thank you.