Not Once but Twice in a Lifetime
My oldest dog Spanky is a Boston Terrier. Boston's are notorious for belly issues, and Spanky was no different. When he turned about 2 years old he started losing weight and couldn't keep anything down. This went on for over 3 months. Between diarrhea and vomiting, he was one miserable dog. Finally I researched homemade diets and started the timely process of making all his meals by scratch. Some weeks I would spend up to 10 hours a week preparing his meals. But it worked and he was able to put back the weight and got a clean bill of health. After doing this for 2 years I decided to try and give dog food another try. I started out with a formula from Pet Value, it was ok but Spanky started vomiting once or twice a week again. One day I decided to pick up a few sample bags of Natural Balance.
That very first night I opened the sample bag my cat believe it or not, went wild about the food. We couldn't keep him out of the dog bowl. Spanky scarfed down his food and even with as fast as he ate he never vomited. Immediatly the next day I checked his bowel movement, and I couldn't believe the reduction. I though maybe something was wrong with him. I went to the store and bought a small bag of the food and gave it a try for a week. I just couldn't believe the immediate turn around. Spanky has now been on Natural Balance for approx 8 years.
But this isn't the end of our tale. About a month ago I inquired about a dog that was being used as a "Breeder". Maci had her first round of puppies but was in dire straights. While she was pregnant she became very ill. Her stools turned to bloody masses and she was vomiting several times a day. The man who owned her did nothing for her as her puppies were very valuable to him. During her pregnancy Maci lost almost 8 lbs and delivered her 4 Old English Bulldogges by emergency C-Section. 1 puppy was a still born, and one puppy died over the course of a few days. 2 puppies remained and the breeder continued to make Maci welp them. She lost an additional 4 more pounds and continued with bloody stools and vomit for almost 6 weeks. Her days were coming to an end and when it was evident that she could no longer care for her puppies the breeder decided she was no longer worth anything to him and he was going to have her put to sleep. Even the vet agreed that ending her life was probably the best for her, as her blood tests revealed she was in multi organ failure. But a woman that was helping with Maci saw in Maci's eyes that she wasn't ready to go yet. She asked for a day or two to see if she could find her a home. I answered the call and immediately picked up an extremely weak, emaciated abused dog. I wasn't sure she was going to live through the night.
I took Maci home, and bathed her. I made her a gigantic bowl of rice and liver and just cuddled with her. After a few days she started to have more energy and her stool was forming. After 2 weeks I started giving her Natural Balance dog food. We use all the Limited Ingredient Flavors with Spanky but chose the Potato and Rabbit for Maci. I am extremely happy to report that Maci just received a clean bill of health from our Vet. Her lab levels are completely normal. She is slowly gaining back the weight she lost, and she has all the energy an 18 month old dog is supposed to have (and then some). I sincerly credit Natural Balance in helping me save this dogs life. My vet also credits it as well. I don't generally give product recommendations as I feel most products play plenty of money to make plenty of money on advertising, but this is not just some product. This is food for my dog that saved her life! So thank you, keep up the great work, and please by all means SEND ME COUPONS!!!Tasha K