Just to let you know that I have been feeding my spaniel with the vegan diet since the beginning of Nov 2010 and he has never been so healthy or happy. Let me give you some background info on my spaniel:
He was diagnosed with bowel disease (NOT IBS!!) at 6 months old and also had bouts of pancreatitis too. He has been on 20mg to 40 mg of steroids (Cortisone) daily ever since to control the disease. He has also been taking buscopan for tummy cramps and allergex. He would normally see the vet at least 2 – 3 x a month with severe pain, distended tummy, inflammation of the bowel. He has been for scopes etc. I was told by my vet that he would have to take steroids for the rest of his life and that he wouldn’t live past about 8 yrs old. He said I had to weigh up “Quality vs Quantity” – meaning that the quality of his life would be better with steroids but he wouldn’t live long. Also, due to the high amounts of cortisone, my spaniel (harley) is extremely overweight and his thyroid function has been depressed – which means that he will struggle to lose weight even on a “diet.”
At the age of 4 1/2, I decided to find an alternate food for him as all the expensive commercial brands were just making him sicker and sicker. I found the Vegan diet online and changed him to that. He has never looked back. No more visits to the vet – only for a vaccination – and the vet was amazed at the change in Harley. His cortisone dosage is down to 2.5mg per day!!! No more buscopan or allergex. No more tummy cramps/severe pain and he has not had a single flare up of pancreatitis either. He is a happy, healthy and content dog now and has lost 3 kg’s. He loves his walks to the park and beach every day too.
My vet phoned the other day to say he had another dog with the same problem as Harley and wanted to know exactly what I was feeding him etc so he could help that dog too – isn’t that wonderful to be able to share something good to help another animal.
So, thank you very much for this wonderful vegan food. It is awesome and has changed not only my dog’s life but mine too!