I’ve never sent a testamonial or personal thank you to any company I’ve ever used.
However, I sit here feeling obligated to write this (before I’ve even had my coffee) after the night I just had. This may be a little lengthy, but I really want you all to know what this means to us.
we had to have our 18 month old Basset Hound euthanized due to a severe seizure disorder that stumps to this day our vet as well as the University of Tennessee Vet School who tried so hard to save him. During the few months we were trying to save him we tried everything and spent ludacris amounts of money. We had even tried acupuncture from a holistic vet who was just beginning to teach us about nutrition playing such a vital role in these types of disorders. Sadly, however, before we could truly explore that with Pete, he had a round of non-stoppable, debilitating seizures that eventually ended his young life. We were devastated but decided that * when we got another puppy we would find the best food* to start with (as well as for our other dog and 3 cats).
In early March we adopted Henry
He was a 12 week old shihtzu. He had been living with a family with several dogs and children, eating Alpo, and couldn’t get enough attention. I had already done much research into holistic dog foods, raw foods, etc. and had come across Dr. Harvey’s and decided it seemed the best overall. So I had it on hand when we brought Henry home and at that time switched our other 8 yr old shihtzu/maltese mix to the Canine Health. She had no trouble changing food from Science Diet. No irritated stomach, diarrhea, nothing. And she loved it! Same for Henry, he ate it like he’d never eaten, with no side effects. Even our 18 (yes, 18) year old cat took to the Canine Health. (Side note: We tried switching her to Veg to Bowl, but she loves the other. She’s even gained weight which is something we’ve been trying to do for a couple years.) Everyone was healthy and happy. Until yesterday when I stupidly ran out.
In a Panic
I bought the most expensive, supposedly fresh, supposedly healthy dog and cat food I could find locally. Only “slightly processed” the package says. It was even in a refrigerator so I thought that was surely a good sign. Since I never intended to take them off Dr. Harvey’s I thought this was surely a good enough food for a few days until it got here. They had 2 servings yesterday, morning and afternoon. I noticed Henry not quite being his spunky self and began thinking it may be the change in food. *Then he had some horrible, smelly diarrhea. * He hasn’t had any digestive trouble since we brought him home, not once. We didn’t feed him a third time like we usually do because of this. The first time we woke up in the middle of the night was to the sound of the 18 yr old cat vomiting up her food (I purchased the same version of cat food for her). A couple hours later we woke again to Henry vomiting. And a third time to the cat once more. Fortunately our order for more Dr Harvey’s had already been placed and will hopefully arrive soon.
This morning everyone seemed OK, wanting food which is a good sign. Of course they didn’t get the other “health” food. I prepared for them a mix based on Dr Harvey’s with oats, veggies, and protein I had here, which made me appreciate the ease of Dr Harvey’s food! We’ll never go back to any other food.
We’ll be customers for life
We couldn’t thank you enough for make such a wonderful product!