After spending hundreds of dollars on prescription U Gard last year for Penny, I decided to bite the bullet and order what I have heard as the ulcer "good stuff" from HorsePreRace.com. From what I have read on CoTH and relayed between other bloggers and friends, this is the good stuff that will "cure" ulcers. With the Canadian U Gard, I found Penny did improve dramatically but would slowly go back to showing signs of discomfort over time after she had been taken off. The U Gard wasn't curing it, but helping with the symptoms.
I placed my order last week and it I received confirmation it was shipped out right away. The package was scheduled to arrive 2 days later, on Thursday at 5:00pm. But it never came. Friday came and went, then Monday, then today. My Fed Ex tracking changed and was showing this for the last 5 days;
Hmmmmm. Ok then. I called Fed Ex who told me the package has left the building and gone to customs, where they have seized it. She gave me a number to call and said to speak with them to find what's going on with my package and where it is.
So I called customs. The guy on the other end of the line told me he couldn't find any information on my package. He said it wouldn't be seized because I would be arrested by now. He said if it was drug or medication related it might be in the area where Health Canada checks packages every Wednesday. He told me it is either being examined now or will be examined shortly, or it is being sent to Ottawa for further investigation. I asked him what that meant. He said if it goes to Ottawa, they take the objects apart and do testing at the molecular level. I laughed - "to see if there are hidden drugs"....he laughed, "you can probably figure it out". So I asked him what happens if it goes to Ottawa. Will I ever see the package again or be notified of the find? He said not likely. Great.
The guy was really nice and helpful, he said to call back tomorrow and he will head down to the Health Canada research office and see what he can find if he doesn't have any other answers. Hopefully we can find the package and he can explain what the contents are - otherwise I'm out 300 bucks and Penny is still waiting for some higher grade ulcer meds.
To be continued.