From Puppy Mill to Loving Home
Dear Dr. Harvey,
I wanted to share Sophie’s incredible story with you.
I adopted Sophie in August of 2013. She was a puppy mill breeder.
I rescued her after the puppy mill was shut down in Arkansas. She had never been out of the puppy mill, had puppies for almost 4 years and was possibly 5 years old based on a vet’s assumption. I got her from a local rescue who had her in foster care.
The Vet Gives Me Devastating News
Last March 2019 I felt a strange lump on one of her mammary glands. I took her to the vet and it was biopsied and came back as possibly cancerous.
She had an enlarged heart condition and had to go to OK STATE UNIV for a heart evaluation before we could do surgery. Once she was cleared for surgery, it was done in April of 2019. The tumor came back malignant and had long tentacles the vet could not find the source of origin. Things didn’t seem very hopeful.
My Research Led Me to Dr. Harvey’s
There was not going to be any chemotherapy due to her being perhaps 11 years old and having an enlarged heart.
I was told she could take Previcox a high dosage anti-inflammatory and that she probably had about six months or so to live. I started researching a new diet for her and came across Dr. Harvey’s Paradigm . I called to ask about it and Dr. Harvey not only called me back but discussed the results from the vet of Sophie’s blood and urine lab results. When he called me and we discussed the regimen of Paradigm, Solaris Supplement, Sunrise, Sunset and the Health and Shine oils or a high-quality salmon oil and CoQ10.
He explained to me about carbs and how dangerous they are for cancer patients. I took his opinions to my vet and the nutritional info from the product line and received my vet’s okay to feed her that regimen. She began eating the food and the supplements in April of 2019. I avoid giving her anything for treats other than a little piece of cooked chicken every now and then.
She is Doing So Well
When tested in August her lymph nodes were not swollen and there were no cancer cells in the fluid drawn from them. An X-ray of her did not show any tumors anywhere. She will go back next month for another fluid test and X-ray.
She has more energy than she did before. She skips to go outside and although she’s always been a very quiet dog due to her forced caged lifestyle until she was rescued, she is very excited to eat, and she loves Paradigm. I do the protein rotation as suggested. Salmon, Chicken, Beef and Turkey are the proteins I use.
Thank You So Much Dr. Harvey
I don’t know how long she will be able to fight off the cancer, but I do know this… she has had an excellent quality of life on this regimen and she is a very happy little dog. I feel I have done the best by her to make her days worthwhile and I attribute a large part of it to the fact that she is eating a high-quality food that is helping her immune system. I am grateful that Dr. Harvey cared.
Sincerely and gratefully yours,
Update! Extra good news!
Sophie was tested again today 7 months post op
No tumors on the full body x-ray!
And her lymph nodes are tiny, not swollen and they don’t believe there will be any
cancer cells in the fluid taken.
I believe Dr Harvey’s Paradigm and Solaris are to be highly recommended for cancer dogs.
I am going to give Solaris to my dog who is suspected for Cushing’s now.
Madeline was Diagnosed with Colon Cancer
Dear Dr. Harvey,
I have been meaning to post my experience with my dog, Madeline for a few months now. The story just keeps getting better – so that is a good thing.
For all of your current customers and anyone pondering whether or not to begin using Dr. Harvey’s food for “companion” animals – don’t waste another minute – go for
It!! Madeline was diagnosed with colon cancer in late July, 2017.
She Had Lost So Much Weight
I took her to a vet specializing in oncology and found out that she was going to need an operation.
Madeline was operated on August 30, 2017. Dr. Tony Cambridge of Veterinary Surgical Specialists operated on her. Madeline had been weighing about 20-21 pounds – a little
Chubby for her size – although she is bigger than most Miniature Pinschers — she had been dumped in my neighborhood in 2008 with cataracts on both eyes – totally blind.
I tried to find her owners for a couple of months – but to no avail – I had already become attached thus I had her cataracts removed by Eyecare for Animals in Tustin, CA. in 2008.
My vet estimated Madeline’s age at that time as around 4 or 5. She was always a very active dog and quite comical.
I Thought I Was Feeding Her A Healthy Diet
I fed her primarily a “high end kibble” a brand that I had always heard was the highest quality of the dry dog food. I did give her chicken as treats and Charley Bear treats from time to time. In early 2017 she started losing weight. I thought she needed to lose some weight and I had been more careful in her feeding as many times she would finish her food and then go and finish my other dog’s food! So, I had started to monitor that behavior. I thought at first that was the reason she was losing weight. I started noticing in late spring that she was straining when trying to have a bowel movement. By late June or early July, 2017 she was walking like a little crab all bent over and she only weighed 12.5 pounds.
My Vet Told Me Madeline was on the Way Out
OK – so she had the operation and Dr. Cambridge advised me that it had spread to one of her lymph nodes and in his experience the cancer would return in 4-6 months. The vets had offered follow-up treatment – chemo (which had no history of curing colon cancer in animals).
I decided to try to find a natural remedy as I thought she was too old to go through chemo and all of that – plus she was so skinny. I should’ve taken a picture of her
at that time so you could see how she looked – it was pitiful and my normal veterinarian said Madeline was on her way out.
Enter Dr. Harvey
I forget how found him but it was while browsing on the internet. When I noticed Dr. Harvey’s website -
I started reading all the testimonials. I couldn’t believe how many testimonials there were. I was hopeful. I noticed that Dr Harvey would even call you if you needed to talk to him.
So, I called Dr. Harvey and he called me back and gave me some direction. He also encouraged me to read up on ketogenic diets and cancer. I started feeding Madeline Paradigm in September 2017 along with the recommended amount of high quality protein (organic, pasture raised and wild fish along with Organic hemp oil or coconut oil). I did not stray from that diet at all – I was very disciplined about it and still am. Her weight steadily increased and she quit walking like a little crab.
My Vet Was Totally Amazed at What He Saw
August 30, 2018 I took her back to see Dr. Cambridge and he was amazed. As he had told me that nothing was going to cure Madeline. I also told him in detail what I was feeding her and all about Dr Harvey – -of course the vets think I’m a little zealous about it but I could care less. The picture below taken a couple of weeks ago, is Madeline feasting on 1 scoop of Paradigm and 1 scoop of Veg to Bowl and she still loves it.
She was strictly on Paradigm for over 1 year – about 3 months ago she seemed to want a little change – so I started mixing Paradigm and Veg-to-Bowl. (I consulted with Dr. Harvey about this.) I promised Dr Cambridge I would see him at the 2 year mark which will come up this August. I don’t want to jinx it, but I am totally confident that we will make that August appointment. Madeline is pretty much blind and deaf at this point – so I think she must be at least 15 or 16 years old.
But her poops are amazing – no straining and she eliminates about 4 times daily. She is old so I know she won’t last forever but she has a great appetite – she has control
of her basic functions – (no accidents in the house) and she is a happy old dog.
Thank You Dr. Harvey!
I cannot say enough about Dr Harvey. I have spoken to him several times and he always calls me back and his staff is also very friendly and helpful. I started this journey with a little hope but being a Cancer Tumor Registrar myself I know if a lymph node is involved, then the cancer is almost sure to return with a vengeance. But after 1 year and 6 months Madeline is cancer free. Thank you, Dr.Harvey for your years of research and your dedication to our beautiful pets.
Donna Betts and Madeline
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