We have a 10 year old German Pointer and a few months ago she was a very sick dog suffering from vomiting and diarrhoea. We took her to the vet and given the blood in her stools they thought it most likely that she had a stomach ulcer and put her on a mix of medication to fix her up.
Unfortunately about 2 weeks ago the symptoms starting coming back and someone suggested it could be a problem with her diet and told us about K9 Natural. She’s always been a fussy eater and will often just turn her nose up at food no matter what we try. We didn’t take her to the vet this time and instead stocked up on K9 to give it a try but to be honest we didn’t hold out too much hope.
We couldn’t believe it when within 3 days she had stopped vomiting and her stools had started looking normal again. The change in her is quite amazing and we can’t get over the transformation. She is now literally ‘asking’ for her food morning and evening and eats it without any of the previous hesitation or fuss. It makes feeding her a breeze for us and for a dog that’s starting to get on a bit we haven’t seen her with so much energy in ages.
We wanted to let you know and to say thanks and just wish we’d got her on to K9 earlier!
I have two dachshunds and one of them has suffered from allergies for as long as I can remember. We were always very careful to give medication when we would see that she was starting to itch or bite at her feet. If we didn't stay on top of the allergies it would result in terrible skin bumps, bald spots and sometimes hot spots. For two years we had been feeding both dogs a grain-free, high-protein kibble because we were told that it would help with allergies. I felt that I was providing them with a high quality food but after our dog food was included in the recent recall I decided to rethink what we were feeding. I looked into a couple of different raw diets and decided to try K9 Natural for the convenience. The store clerk raved about the food when I purchased it but I had been disappointed with glorious claims from other dog food companies too many times before, so I went into this without any real expectations.
It has been one month since we made the change and I am happy to say that the dogs love the food just as much as they did on day one. They dance around me in anticipation every time I pull the bag of food out and they practically attack the bowl when I set it in front of them. What really impresses me though is the changes that I have seen in both dogs.
The colouring in their coats has really come out; they now have a beautiful shine (to the extent that my neighbour commented on it). They have slimmed down and are more energetic and playful, their breath was enough to choke us up before and now it is hardly noticeable. Also, they haven't had any stomach upsets since switching and they have far less gas than they used to.
As if all of that wasn't enough, the dog with allergies hasn't had medication in two weeks, she hasn't needed it and the bumps that were already on her skin have started to disappear. I am now recommending this food to anyone who will listen. I truly believe that K9 Natural has improved the quality of life for my four-legged friends and that to me is priceless.
Maizy Moo is an 8.5 year old yellow Labrador. She has seasonal allergies and is allergic to chicken and wheat. The past couple years Maizy's weight has rocketed. She looooves eating my children's food and used to run to the table as soon as she heard, "Mommy, I'm done!" Maizy has had TPLO surgeries on both her knees and arthroscopic surgery on her elbows. It's time to get some weight off of her! K9 Natural is the most cost efficient raw food choice when I supplement with turkey necks and marrow bones. She is completely satisfied. No begging, no stealing food, and no tearing open garbage bags! Her recovery from her most recent TPLO has been totally easy and I attribute this to her diet. Thank you for making her food delicious! She doesn't even know she's on a diet... Shhhhhh! :)
I started our 11 and a half year old boxer cross Toby on K9 natural about a year ago. He thrives on it and he no longer gets a bloated tummy. It's also stopped his gas, which was so bad on the previous kibble-and-dog-roll diet that a friend once commented that George Bush might invade our house looking for weapons of mass destruction.
It's also amazing how well he can digest bones when he is on K9 Natural. And I love how much less offensive his poop is to clean up when we are out on a walk. None of that squidgy stuff that grain-containing food causes. OK, that's enough raving for now.
My eight performance Border collies are fed on K9 Natural Endurance and the results speak for themselves. I compete with my dogs extensively in agility and flygility and also in canine freestyle, obedience and sheepdog trials. My team includes:
- Agility Grand Champion & Flygility Grand Champion Bree - the only dual Agility/Flygility Grand Champion
- Agility Grand Champion & Flygility Champion Quest - Wonder Dogs Champion 2005, finalist in New Zealand's Got Talent 2008
- Agility Champion & Flygility Champion Flash - starred in the recent flea treatment commercial, pushing the lawnmower
- Agility Champion Spy - 2009 National Canine Freestyle winner and National Agility Competition winner
Plus other successful dogs who are close to Champion titles, and a pup with a lot of potential!
All my team are fed on Endurance, they have beautiful shiny coats, endless energy, are lean and muscled up and are always ready for action! K9 Natural is a fantastic food, it is convenient to feed and the dogs just love it. Endurance certainly helps them to go the distance and keep on winning!
We have been dedicated feeders of K9 Natural for many years now. We own seven dogs ranging in breed and age, and we exclusively feed K9 Natural to all our dogs including thirteen-year-old Zeus the Doberman and our latest addition fourteen week old Zing the Heading Dog. It is great to know that with the variety of K9 Natural that is available we can feed a complete and balanced diet to all our dogs regardless of their age, energy requirements or breed.
Our dogs compete in an assortment of dog sports including working trials, obedience, flygility, and our main dog sport of choice dog agility. We compete around the country and this requires our dogs to be fit, healthy and have the stamina to train and compete at the top level. K9 Natural helps our dogs to be at their best and we feel is plays a large part in the successes our dogs achieve.
Thank you very much K9 Natural for taking the hassle out of raw feeding. K9 Natural is easy and convenient to use and it has given me the confidence to raw feed knowing that my dogs are eating the absolute best.
Lisa Duff & Phil Johnson
Sapphire-Rose (Sapphie) is one year old and my third Bichon Frisé. When Shane Bartlett contacted The Bichon Frisé Club, wishing to advertise K9 Natural Food in the Bichon Banter, I thought maybe this was just what I wanted to feed my puppy. Sapphie just loves K9 frozen lamb, chicken, tripe and freeze dried lamb. She devours a chicken neck every day and is completely at home eating these natural products; in fact the smell of her dinner makes her talk and dance. After a brushing she looks forward to K9 Natural Treats. She knows exactly where they are stored and after her groom sits beside that drawer waiting patiently. I have found K9 products to be presented for easy use and storage. Sapphie has grown to her full size but carries no excess fat, has a lovely soft white coat and very clean teeth. I would recommend any Bichon Frisé owner; well any dog owner for that matter; to give K9 Natural a try.
Dear K9 Natural,
Thank you so much for the food that has helped my Shetland sheep dog. Bentley is not tolerant of chicken and gluten so I needed to find a food without these things in it. Bentley would eat his feet till they bleed and scratch himself silly. Now thanks to K9 natural he couldn’t be happier.
Many thanks from Bentley and Michelle Pierre.
Lealsam Samoyeds have been using K9 Natural since March 2010. We had encountered a number of problems with the Dried Biscuits we were feeding our Samoyeds and Tibetan Terrier, and made the decision after talking to the team at K9Natural and searching the Internet to change our dogs to K9Natural.
Within days of our dogs eating K9 Natural we noticed how calm and less demanding they have become. Body and Coat conditions were changing for the better. Our Tibetan Terrier had lots of health problems including a very bad yeast infection, but after 2 weeks on K9 Naturals tripe he was cured and has never encountered another problem.
In June we had a litter of Puppies from a Bitch fed K9 Natural with no complications she just popped them out. The litter has been weaned on K9 Natural and the results are remarkable they are just healthy calm puppies.
K9 Natural have always taken our calls and answered any questions we have asked. We are so grateful to the team at K9 Natural. Our Samoyeds and Tibetan Terrier are living proof of feeding K9 Natural.
After watching a segment on the Television One Business Programme about your very successful product K9 Natural I thought I'd write and tell you a story about our dog 'Barney' who is a keen consumer of your product. After losing interest in eating several other types of dog food we thought we'd try him on K9 Natural.
The first day we tried it on our elderly 17 year old Beardie/Beagle cross he ate it all up with gusto! A few hours later he certainly lived up to your saying 'Feed your dog's inner wolf' by heading off into one of our paddocks and returning with his latest catch - a rabbit! Quite a feat for a very deaf dog with failing eyesight. He did this with ease. Must have been the K9 Natural. Thanks for bringing out this product, Barney still loves it 6 months on!
Many thanks, Anne Baldock.
Nigel from The Real Dog Equipment Company
Thanks very much for the meeting the other day. It was a pleasure to meet you and gain so much valuable information.
I didn’t want to sound cynical about the food but to be honest I did have some doubts as it is the first time ever I have fed this amount of raw food. But I am now totally convinced, not only from talking to you, but the way my dogs a looking and behaving.
I have now been on the food for only three weeks but the difference in my dogs is astounding.
They have gone from being basically balls of fluff to animals that have gone back in time to the wild. It’s hard to explain but they are now animals with substance and a purpose in life. They remind me very much of what the sled dogs looked like and behaved in the Antartic many years ago.
They have lost fat and gained muscle. Their chests have dropped and they appear more powerful and alert.
Very hard to explain, but if you know your dogs as well as Rose and I do the difference is easy to spot.
So once again thanks for your advice and experience when we met.
Over the past 10 years we have had persistent problems with our dog Max. He has had allergies and resultant hot spots on his skin that led to hair falling out, severe irritability with convulsive scratching and permanent discomfort.
We have spent literally 5 figure sums on blood tests and "special food" that’s only available from a Vet, yet we had to permanently have him on as much steroids as his body would take, just to keep him comfortable. Obviously this was a risk to his liver etc.
After 3 months on your food the change is ridiculous. Simply feeding him on K9 Natural and everything has sorted itself out. No drugs, no hotspots, nothing, just a healthy happy dog. It seems obvious to me that the root cause was the fillers in even premium dog food, the cereals etc were the cause.
Thank you for finding a natural, clean alternative and fixing my dogs chronic issues. This has literally felt like you cured cancer, I cannot believe it's so simple.
I wish you all the success in the future.