My dog Buddy (long hair Chihuahua, Dachshund and Pomeranian mix) has been through a lot. He had so many medical issues including calcium oxalate bladder stones which he had surgery for to remove. He is now 11 and during his life he has had surgery on his spleen, surgery for the bladder stones, been diagnosed with Diabetes and I was told by my vet that he was suffering from liver failure and was preparing me for the fact that Buddy was going to die.
The liver failure diagnosis was over two years ago and today, he is healthy, happy, looks amazing and has so much energy. He is happy and the most healthy he has ever been in his life! It has been an amazing turnaround.
I basically had to get him healthy myself. My vet did not support my decision to do what I did, but he is healthy and that is all that matters!
One year ago I was at my wits end and thought that I was going to lose Buddy, but I was not willing to give up so I did a Google search and found Rick - an amazing person who brought Buddy back to the healthy dog he is.
Rick helped me and Buddy is now healthier than he has ever been. If anything, read what Rick has to say on this website. Be open to something that might not be traditional medicine through your vet. Changing Buddy’s food as well as adding the supplements, changed his life.
I now believe wholeheartedly that most vets know nothing about nutrition. They are told to carry a line of food in their offices by one of the large pharma/dog food companies because most of these companies go out and recruit at the vet universities across the United States when vets are in school and provide them with a kickback when the sell either Science Diet or Royal Canin in their clinics, up to 40%.
Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE my vet, I just don’t believe he knows much of anything about nutrition. He has been great to me, my dog Buddy and my three cats. He is good at what he does - diagnose and perform much needed surgeries and procedures. He did Buddy’s bladder stone surgery which had complications.
Buddy is on a home made diet and he has made huge strides in the last 10+ months. He is a very healthy dog to what he was 6 months ago.
If you choose to go with Rick's program, I believe that over time, it will save me money by not taking Buddy to the vet time and time again because I don’t know what is wrong and having a battery of tests run and racking up bills in the thousands. I have been there!
He was slowly weaned off of his processed food Science Diet U/D and placed on a diet of fresh veggies and meat, on a very slow transition with Rick’s help.
He is doing great! He has so much energy and the numbers don’t lie! I got a glucose meter and I am going to start checking his levels daily. I would really like to get him off the insulin if I can. I believe the medicine is what causes the blindness, not the actual diabetes. My vet believes otherwise.
My vet has not said much of anything. I explained I was taking Buddy off the prescription food and putting him on this program and he never responded. When I took him in the last time for blood work, I think he was surprised Buddy was doing so well, but did not ask me further about what I was doing. He is a pretty straight and narrow vet and I don’t think he looks outside the box. If Buddy’s glucose numbers continue to decline, I will take him back and back off on the number of units he is given. Now it is just maintenance and keeping a spreadsheet and monitoring how he is doing.
I suggest reaching out to Rick. I think Rick saved Buddy’s life. I took him to the vet recently to have blood work done and he is perfectly healthy! The bladder stones HAVE NOT returned and his liver numbers are now good.
Buddy is 11, and has a new lease on life.
See before and after videos here on my Instagram account - you won't believe it!
I truly believe Rick knows what he is talking about. I put my trust in him and I now have a healthy, happy dog."
Lori Howard email@example.com