He slowed down somewhat in the last few years and I put it down to approaching old age, but since I started feeding him the way you teach, he's had a new burst of life!
Once again he's running instead of walking, alert instead of sleeping... it's like having the young-guy back again, I love it.
Every time I bought a tin of dog food for Sweetpea, I stressed over what I would be feeding her because reading the double-talk (as you call it) on the can labeling is frustratingly difficult.
Now, after reading your book, I know exactly what to look for and what to avoid in dog food ingredients.
PS. I visited your site today and see you've added the Confidential Dog Food Report, it looks perfect for people like me who love their dogs but don't have the time to cook home meals... count me in for a copy
She developed such bad hot spots that I tried Benadryl which helped a bit, but then finally gave her 2 steroid injections (I am a retired Physician).
The hot spots disappeared, the skin calmed down, but then she started to lose her hair in spots all over her body. What had I done to m' Lady???
The first advice [from the vet] was to put her down; now that really irked me, as the vet had not listened to the whole story. (By the way, she still had loose stools with mucus daily; foul smelling).
The Ivermectin Injections have killed the mange, the hair is growing back in, but the skin remained horribly inflamed.
Then, I purchased your "Gold Package", and finally realized that she was having food allergies to much of the crap that was in her dog food.
I have switched her over to home cooked meals, as outlined, and she no longer has loose, foul smelling stools, and her skin is almost totally back to normal in less than one month!
Thank you so very much for doing what no vet would take the time to investigate and recommend to me...other than to "put her down".
I have 4 other Bloodhounds (from 10 months up to 4 years old), and 5 puppies from a litter of 15. They all are getting the "good stuff", and finally love their food (instead of leaving it in the bowls).
Now the Knight-n-Troll's Sleuthhound Kennels recommends this diet and book to all that come to check out our dogs/purchase puppies."
I didn't like to hear her teased but as far as we knew, we were feeding her a decent diet of commercial dog food.
When I saw your book shows how to prepare calorie controlled meals for dogs, I knew I must find out how.
...and the results are astounding! She obviously looks better but to our surprise also has better breath, smaller, less stinky poos and seems to have improved self-control which we guess is from an improved diet.
My other dog, a bearded collie called Panda, was quite slim as she didn't like that food and only ate a little when she was starving.
Since I tried your recipes, not only Allie lost a lot of weight and is happier, Panda loves the food and licks the bowl when finished!!
Their feces are not as smelly and are smaller and dry. And their coats are really shinny and moist!!
I'm never buying commercial dog food again as I wonder now what was I giving to my dogs before. And it's costing me much less as well.
Unfortunately, she was not doing well on store bought dog kibbles. Her coat was not growing in and she shed a lot- lots more than I believe Collies should!
I searched the internet looking for answers since most breeders and vets recommend only high price dog food. Since we have 4 dogs we didn't want that expense.
I found your site and bought you e-books. Since we were already feeding table scrapes it made sense to me to go that way.
Now [since following your recipes and feeding advice], Brandy has a beautiful coat, lots of energy, and smells really good. As an added bonus since we always sprinkle garlic on their food, none of our pups have fleas!
Brandy will turn 2 yrs old in a few weeks and just delivered 11 healthy collie pups less than 2 days ago! She has her figure back, is eating well and her coat looks great!
I'm convinced it's because we feed her "people" food. She is getting a cup of puppy chow along with her good food as she is nursing so many pups.
The proud papa, Duke, is on the same diet and he looks stunning also. We also have a 10 yr old terrier and a mixed breed that are looking and acting younger since on this diet.
Everytime we bring them to the vet's she is amazed at what good shape they are in and how clean they are. I tell her it's their diet. I only wish I had your books a few years ago for my GSD. I know it would have helped her too.
Mia (my new puppy) has helped me deal with that. I am still having a hard time coping when I think of how Siris suffered.
Being just a puppy, I don't have any wonderful stories for her. But I do have an uplifting story from Buddy.
Buddy is 7 years old (he is my brothers dog). Buddy had been having some joint problems and tiring very quickly.
Some kind person warned me that big dogs don't live as long as smaller dogs. I am sure they were trying to prepare me for what they thought were his last days.
When I found Dog food secrets, I started Buddy on the food as well. He is now... Read more...