It is sad to say how many cases like this that we hear about. We are happy that Mason is doing better and that his guardians wanted to pay it forward. At their request, we are sharing Mason’s story, in hopes of helping other dogs who may be suffering with the same condition.
We have spoken a few times over the phone, which I can’t tell you how refreshing that is in a world of automated customer service.
When I first called you back in February 2012, my best friend Mason, a 5-year old Boxer-Lab mix was suffering from Acute Renal Failure. His kidneys were functioning at 20% and we were preparing for the worst.
With the exception of working from home, the signs were so subtle, I would have never known anything was up with him until it was too late. I took him to multiple vets, all prescribing medications, fluids, etc. None of which were working. We had been feeding him a premium kibble food, a choice that runs over $80 a bag and seemingly has a short ingredient list (compared to other store-bought pet foods).
We found your product through a magazine article and I immediately called and you answered! Thank you so much for taking the time to speak with me about what you thought was going on with Mason on a nutritional level. Helping me plan his meals with highly digestible protein sources and fats I could control have seemingly saved, or at least
extended his life.
One year later his kidneys are functioning at 46%! A MIRACLE considering the permanent damage to his constitution. We have kept on a mixture of The Canine Health Formula and Veg-to-Bowl and I continually make small adjustments to the quantities to help him maintain an ideal weight without being too hungry or too full.
Again, I can’t thank you enough for saving our family member and hopefully the people we’ve hooked on the brand help pay this forward to their animals and back to you. Thank you for what you do.
Mason & The Wimmers
We received this email from a very grateful guardian and felt we needed to share it with everyone. There are many lessons to be learned by reading Dana and Fifi’s story.
Dear Dr. Harvey,
I just wanted to send you a quick note to tell you thank you for all of your help. When I first got my little Fifi 6 months ago (she is a 4.5 lb pomeranian) she was in bad shape. Fifi is a retired show dog who I got from a breeder. I thought that by getting a dog from a breeder that I could rest assured that this dog was free from any ailments and illnesses. However, I was very wrong. Despite getting a letter from the breeder’s vet assuring that Fifi was very healthy, when I took her to my own vet it was quite a different story.
To my surprise, Fifi had kidney disease and was spilling large amounts of protein in her urine. She also had high blood pressure, a thyroid condition, an enlarged heart and an ear infection.
My heart sank when she said, “This is serious. Fifi is a very, very sick dog. If you don’t want to spend thousands of dollars in her treatments then you might as well just return her to the breeder.” I didn’t want to give up on Fifi; I knew there was something I could do. Immediately I got on the internet and began researching natural remedies for her many illnesses.
Six months later since we have been giving her the Dr. Harvey’s food, Fifi has improved tremendously! All of her kidney lab test results are within healthy rage, her blood pressure is normal, and her chest x-rays show no sign of an enlarged heart. Additionally, she has never had another ear infection. I still have to give her medication to control her blood pressure and thyroid, but besides that the Dr. Harvey’s diet IS her primary medicine
I am completely impressed by the company. Dr. Harvey has always been there for any questions I have had. Unfortunately, my vet does not agree with me feeding her Dr. Harvey’s diet and wants me to give her the special canned kidney dog food. After talking to Dr. Harvey I learned that feeding that food to my dog is the WORST thing you can do.
After all her lab results came back normal, however, there wasn’t very much that she could argue; the proof was in the test results. I also want to say thank you to Dr. Harvey for the continued support. In addition to support on how to feed the food specifically for my dog’s conditions, he also gave other holistic remedies to try.
I am blown away by this company. Never did I imagine that I would be speaking to the doctor himself who created this wonderful food. I know he is an extremely busy man, but whenever I speak to him, he treats Fifi’s health with the utmost concern and care.
I can’t thank Dr. Harvey and the entire company enough! I will feed this food to my dog for the rest of her life. :)
Dana (Fifi’s Mom) and Fifi
Dr. Harvey’s Whole Food and Herbal Supplements for dogs and cats enhance the health of companion animals. I created this unique line to help companion animals to achieve optimal wellness without the use of harmful chemicals and drugs. Each all-natural vitamin and mineral supplement formula uses a specific mixture of organic and wild crafted herbs to help animals find balance and wellness. These natural herbal powdered formulas are based on my knowledge of how each herb stimulates the body and how they work synergistically to optimize the effect that each herb has on the other. Herbs also contain many minerals and vitamins that promote health and healing.
My Herbal Supplements are unique in the animal world. There are no synthetic vitamins added into any of the formulae. The vitamins come from natural foods that contain concentrated amounts of vitamins and minerals in the way nature intended them to be absorbed by the body. Each formula is made in a base of bee pollen, spirulina, lecithin, nutritional yeast, garlic, alfalfa and kelp and then made specific by the addition of wild crafted and organic herbs. Each formula comes in a powdered form that can be easily sprinkled on your pet’s food.
Whole foods are those foods, which contain everything needed for life. That is why each of my Whole Food Supplements contain spirulina, nutritional yeast, kelp, flax seed meal, lecithin, alfalfa, bee pollen and garlic.
Herbal healing has been used for thousands of years in many different cultures. Animals can benefit greatly from the healing properties of certain herbs. In fact, in the wild, animals often find and eat herbs that grow in nature, as they instinctively know how to heal themselves.
I have always felt that nature has a plan and that we should try and follow nature’s plan as best as we can. This means that getting our vitamins and minerals from food sources is of utmost importance. The body does know the difference between a
“natural” substance and a “synthetic” substance. Our supplements provide the vitamins and minerals that are needed to support the body using only natural food-based sources. Just the way nature intended.
Our supplements are so effective that we hear success story after success story. Whether it is Ortho Flex that eases your pup’s joint problems or Relax and Stress that helps your pup’s fears and can help excessive barking subside, these supplements have a positive, effective influence on your pet’s health.
Often replacing the need for drug therapy, herbal supplements work without the side –effects of prescription drugs.