On April 20, 2009 my sixteen-year-old Shetland Sheepdog, Ranger, woke with diarrhea and vomiting. He was disoriented and in general a very sick little dog. He has been the healthiest Sheltie I’ve ever owned, but he has also reached that time in his life when anything can happen. Sixteen is very old for a Sheltie. A trip to the vet confirmed that he was at death’s door, weak heartbeat, could not stand, and did not know he was in the world. The good news was his kidneys were functioning. But he had cancer cells in his abdominal fluid. I had 3 options and I chose to take him home with nausea and pain medications and wait. As long as he wasn’t suffering, I could not take his life.
The next day gave me hope when the vet notified me that six more dogs had come in for treatment with the same symptoms and we were all feeding the same brand dog food. A notice on the internet regarding this food let us know it wasn’t the age of our dogs but the food that had caused the illnesses. It has since been pulled from the shelves of pet stores all over the country. I decided to fight for Ranger’s life rather than let him go. A friend shared information about Nancy’s formula because she saw wonderful results after giving it to her English Shepherd who had coat and skin problems. When she heard about Ranger, she insisted it would help him, too, even if he was dying of old age, he could have quality of life for the time remaining.
I thought about the formula for 5 days. I had other dogs with health problems which included an enlarged heart, thyroid issues ,EPI and a pancreatic problem. Only one of five was young and in good health so finally I called the number given to me by my friend just to discuss what might work for my 5 Shelties. Nancy answered the phone and immediately I felt such a connection with this nice lady. She was like an old friend and in a short period of time, she rushed the product to me and on day 7 after his trip to the vet, Ranger was receiving his first dose of supplement. I started with 1/2 tablespoons as Nancy suggested and gave it in a syringe three times a day. He was getting baby food and the juice from canned green beans in a syringe at that time because he would not eat anything, not even his favorites like bacon, ham, ice cream. He never refused the green bean juice so that was the most of his diet. I carried him everywhere and he was going downhill rapidly. I added the supplements to his diet in the syringe with green bean juice and he seemed to like it. In fact, he licked the syringe the first time he tasted it. For the rest of the week things stayed the same but I increased the supplements gradually until he was getting a tablespoon a day. I almost called the vet several times to say I am being unfair. He is suffering, trembling and unable to walk or eat. I need to let him go. I just couldn’t do it.
He started the supplements on Monday and by Saturday there was a huge difference. We went away for a few hours and when we returned, he was on his feet. On Sunday when we came home from church he was out in the yard, had gone through the pet door and was walking around. He ate from his bowl. He was stronger. The supplements are advertised to show improvement in seven days. We saw it in six. Now we are seeing daily improvements. I did as they suggested and removed all grains from his diet. He gets cottage cheese, lean meat, and green beans with the supplement for breakfast and dinner and he gets supplements from the palm of my hand for his treats. He is getting a well-rounded teaspoon mixed in his food and he really likes it. His bowel and kidney function is very good and he no longer needs me to hold him up while he takes care of his business. He is walking with a purpose to get where he is going instead of wandering around confused. He went down the stairs by himself before I could intercept him and carry him down and he was in control of his feet and legs. He no longer trembles. He sleeps from 9 till 6 without waking up in stress as before he began the supplements. In general, he is still 16 years old but he is enjoying his life again. He barks. He wags his tail and he licks his bowl clean twice a day. We are just thrilled. My husband told me to tell them that he wants to volunteer to be her human guinea pig if she decides to create a human supplement. I have added the supplement to the diets of all of my dogs who range in age from 16 to 5 and I see an improvement in each of them.