Success Stories

This page is dedicated to some of the success stories of dogs and horses ScoopRx has been a part of. So kick back and enjoy reading and be sure to check back as we keep you informed.


'Queen' Saves Stella

Stella, a magnificent four-year-old Mare, was scheduled to be shot within three days if she wasn't rescued. She had become aggressive, hormonal, and very difficult to handle. With the help of our Queen product and the 'Horses without Humans' rescue organization, Stella got a new lease on life. 

ScoopRX's Queen Product  helps save Stella’s Life

On Friday, June 3, 2022, Horses without Humans, a Florida rescue organization, first heard about Stella, a beautiful four-year-old Friesian/Saddlebred cross mare in Wisconsin. Her owner was planning to shoot her in a field on Monday.

She displayed aggressive, stallion-like behavior and was challenging to handle at best and extremely dangerous at times. Stella’s vet at the time felt she was suffering from a hormonal imbalance suspected to be caused by a tumor on her ovaries that would likely cost thousands of dollars to operate.  

Horses without Humans stepped in and were able to transport Stella to another farm in Wisconsin, where she waited for coggins and health papers while Horses without Humans made arrangements for the long journey to their farm in Florida. On June 13, Stella was finally on the way to Florida with the help of dedicated volunteers. When she arrived at the Horses without Humans farm, she was thoroughly evaluated to assess her health problems.

Her behavior oscillated between nice and not so nice, and at times, the raging hormones made her almost impossible to handle. She was very territorial about her space and was striking at the person coming to feed her, squealing and trying to pin some people against the wall, and charging others. She was tight in the back and unable to move forward. Arrangements were made with the University of Florida to examine her, but the most significant and most immediate assistance came when ScoopRX reached out, and Marian Nilsen donated a bucket of the new Queen formula for mares.  


 After only 5 days on the ScoopRX Queen product, the rescue staff sees a magical transformation. The improvements are 

ScoopRx's Queen is the game-changer for Stella's well-being, going beyond ordinary hormone balancing. ScoopRx believes in a holistic approach, where scientists and compounding vets team up to engineer products that redefine the meaning of "balance." They don't settle for quick fixes; instead, they tackle the root causes head-on, revolutionizing the way we approach health.

At the heart of ScoopRx's philosophy and the impact of its products is the understanding that gut health reigns supreme. Queen provides powerful active ingredients that restore gut health, paving the way for Stella's body to absorb the nourishing goodness it craves. It's all about rebuilding from within and giving her system the chance to absorb the remaining nutrients packed into this formula. Knowing how compromised Stella was SRX added a case of GI Rescue Paste to her care package. Not only did Stella enjoy the taste but she felt the relief as it soothed her digestive system and went to work sealing cracks caused by stress. 

Giving Stella's body the tools it needs to bounce back and restore its natural defenses was just what she needed to allow her body to get to work on rebalancing her hormones. The endocrine system is the unsung hero of balance. When gut issues and weakened immunity threw Stella's body out of whack, the hormone system steps up to the plate. It's the secret link that keeps everything in check. But when it's overwhelmed and stressed, hormones go haywire, leading to Stella's dangerous behavior. ScoopRx understands this delicate dance and aims to bring harmony back.

ScoopRx's innovative products work together, targeting gut health, boosting the immune system, and nurturing the endocrine system. They're rewriting the story of wellness for Stella, ensuring she thrives.  in the modern age of health. So, say goodbye to band-aids and hello to a modern approach to balance. 


The results are what matter the most! 

Stella was able to say goodbye to the idea of masking symptoms and hello to restoring balance by supporting all of her bodily systems. 

Stella is much more relaxed and no longer squeals or strikes at the volunteer who comes to feed her in the morning; she moves over when asked to do so. Yvonne Barteau, the head of the rescue, says she now walks out of the stall to the round pen like a civilized normal being and acts like a totally new horse.


With balance Stella true nature begins to surface

Stella had not allowed anyone to come close and is now permitting Camber, her handler, to touch her shoulders and get close to her front legs. In the pen, Stella is holding her own neck down and is letting Camber pet her, which would not have happened a few days ago. She yields her shoulder away, pays attention, and does it all without any squealing, arguing, or fighting. She turns into Camber and willingly participates in her "join up" exercises and shows both willingness and submission. All this is remarkable progress in any time frame, but after only five days, it is truly astonishing and a testament to the powerful veterinary-approved science-based active ingredients and formulation of the ScoopRX Queen product.

Knowing Stella’s best chance was to have the suspected tumor on her ovaries removed, Horses without Humans  had arranged a surgical consult with the University of Florida. To  everyone's surprise, it turns out that Stella did not have a tumor on her ovaries!  Most likely, the symptoms and behavior Stella exhibited  were a  chain reaction that began with the deterioration of gut health that resulted in a compromised immune system and overwhelmed the endocrine system. Precisely what the ScoopRX Queen product is designed to repair. 

Click here to learn more about the Rescue Paste and the Queen product that helped Stella. 




The story behind Queen 

A wholistic approach gets to the root cause 


I would like to share the story of  “ Bit of Ritz,” or as we call her, “Ritzi” 


Since the day Ritzi was born she has been curious, friendly, confident and very sweet. As a foal she accepted all lessons quickly and easily. She is beautiful, engaged and she never says no. She is what dreams are made of.


The first 3 years of her life she enjoyed being in a small herd. She was handled regularly and occasionally spent time staying in the barn. As a three year old she had a pasture accident requiring stitches and medication. This accident really highlighted her incredible temperament. She had practiced loading but had never trailered alone. She handled the trailer ride and all treatments like a pro. She remained bright, happy and her sweet nature earned her a fan club. 


Later that year was slowly introduced to becoming a riding horse. And again her temperament remained her finest quality. 


As a four year old Ritz developed allergies. The vet treated the allergies and she seemed better. But they came back. We eventually figured out how to manage them and everything seemed fine. 


Until she was 6… The change in her character started with a couple little things and then several little things and then bigger issues until my sweet girl was replaced with an unruly basket case. It was as if she was not comfortable in her own skin. She was so herd bound there were times I thought she would injure herself . It got to the point that when she was in her turn-out and another horse was brought in or moved, she was out of her mind, galloping and running blind smashing into the fences. Undersaddle she went from overachiever to protesting at the smallest request. She was much more interested in what was going on outside the arena to the point she would just stop at the gate. This was all so completely out of character for her. Up until then, she had been a sweet horse that never said no, she loved connecting with everyone and was especially interested in learning. 


 The vet ruled out any physical problem, trainers provided advice, we tried different management but Ritzy just was not herself. I was devastated. I felt that I had failed her. Desperate to find some relief for my mare, I told my story to the team at ScoopRx. A week later a 3 pound jar of powder arrived marked “ Special delivery for the Queen ♥️ ” 


Ritzi was the first horse who tried Queen. I started her on the loading dose of 2 scoops twice daily and within days my sweet girl returned. I do not say this to convince you to run out and buy Queen. Don’t get me wrong I would like nothing more than to help others like Ritz but it's the approach team ScoopRX takes that fascinates me and is worth sharing. 

It is their unwavering dedication and expertise of supporting the animal as a whole that restores balance in the systems of the body. Once balance is restored the systems become stronger and better equipped to remain in balance. By now I have seen this approach work many times but it still blows my mind to think how many issues can be resolved with nutrition. 


When I look back at Ritzy’s history on the surface there is nothing alarming. But if I revisit with a deeper look 2 things jump out: 

  • As a three year old she had a pasture accident requiring stitches and medication.
  • As a four year old Ritz developed allergies. The vet treated the allergies and she seemed better. But they came back. We eventually figured out how to manage them and everything seemed fine. 


Ritz healed from the pasture accident. However there were several forms of “stress” that contributed to an imbalance in her digestive system. (Medication, trailering, a change in her environment) As the imbalance continued her once healthy intestinal tract became inflamed leading to permeability which allowed toxins into her. Eventually her  immune system became overburdened and she developed allergies. 

The vets approached the allergies by suppressing the immune system. This worked great on the surface however underneath the surface an inflamed, leaky gut  and compromised immune system triggered her hormonal system went into overdrive and she was what I referred to as a hot mess! 

When I treated the allergies, that only treated the symptom, and did not address the root cause of what was going on in her gut. Then things snowballed, leading to hormonal and behavioral issues.


The reason things changed so dramatically when I put her on the Queen product is because it is not just a hormone balancer, but it addresses the underlying causes that were responsible for Ritzi’s symptoms. The Queen product treated her body as a whole. It did this successfully with several active ingredients working together  to restore balance in the systems of her body. Getting the digestive system the nutrients it needed and providing active ingredients targeted to fight inflammation got her headed in the right direction. Providing therapeutic amounts of  support to her entire system allowed it to heal and rebuild. As that happened many of her “symptoms” went away.  


Today Ritzy is back to being her amazing self! But I learned my lesson, now I am sure to be more proactive when it comes to maintaining her health.  She is still on 1 scoop of Queen twice daily but I enhance her support during times of “stress”. Typically I grab products for her digestive system when she travels or whenever I sense she just needs more support. Recently Ritz has started the transition from a lower level dressage horse to an upper level horse which is extremely exciting!  But it also requires a lot to keep her from becoming depleted. I have added Sport to her supplement program. It gives her body what it needs to pull every bit of nutrition out of her existing diet, it also  reduces inflammation, protects her against cellular and tissue damage, supports muscle turnover & collagen formation and keeps her digestive system in balance. 


They say horses teach us. Ritz has taught me a lot already. She was born in my barn and I promised her I would always do my best to take care of her. I may have let her down once but I am grateful for the lesson it taught me.