So much to be thankful for, the results are in!
Nala has completely transitioned to a full diet of K9 Natural raw dog food and raw meaty bones because of her diabetes. Turkey necks happen to be her favourite because of their size and her ability to prop them between her paws while she chews! It has been almost 2 weeks now. As I mentioned before we immediately dropped her insulin when we put her on full raw. Since I knew how much we needed to drop it feeding her 1/2 K9 Natural dog food I knew exactly how much to drop it again. She is down a total of 8 units of insulin, that is a huge amount!! I continue to spot check her blood glucose and she stays in a range between 80 and 150.
Anyone dealing with diabetes knows that this is not only a safe range but an amazing range for an animal who even when we were told by our traditional vets was stable she was ranging from 100-400 blood glucose every single day. She has not been over 150 since she has started eating a full diet of K9 Natural. She continues to need some insulin to keep her regulated since the damage has already been done however as her health continues to get better on her new diet we believe that her condition may eventually get to a point where the diet alone can keep her regulated. Her coat is more amazing than ever, she barely gets those big eye boogers I was used to digging out every morning for her and her stool is ½ of what it used to be. She is happy, energetic and most of all stoked to eat, play and be a dog again……..
My hope is that I can help at least one other canine owner dealing with what the “kibble industry” has brought upon our canines. Nala happened to be the dog that it hit the hardest. Years of feeding her processed, extruded kibble absolutely is related to her contracting full blown diabetes. I just didn’t know any better; I thought and trusted that the bags of food I was buying had the nutrients that Nala needed. The traditional vets simply tried to point the blame back on genetics so that I would not have to deal with the guilt of being in charge of taking care of an animal and simply not choosing and/or seeking out the right diabetes diet for her. I have turned that guilt into a full blown passion to do anything I can to make Nalas’ life better at this point and to help others make better decisions about what they feed their canine companions. The amazing relationship and bond that a dog and its owner have is never tainted by an illness that can be avoided by feeding the right food.
Thank you K9 Natural for producing a food that has done so much for my best friend and I. My constant care, concern and worry for my Nala has now been replaced with so many more beautiful hikes, long walks, hilarious Labrador antic watching and finally a good night’s sleep. To anyone else dealing with an animal with a chronic illness please know you are not alone and always trust your instincts!!
Peace and love, Tara and Nala