Today, I'm going to share a heartwarming story about a resilient boxer named Dave, and how the right nutrition can make all the difference in the world for our furry pals. Read on or listen to Keely (Dave's owner) tell Dave's story in the video above.
This is Dave when his owner Keely first came to me.
Dave at 15.9 KG (down from 33 KG)
Like many of you, I'm no stranger to the bond between humans and their dogs. This bond was evident the moment I met Keely, Dave's ever-devoted owner. You see, Dave had recently undergone surgery on his cruciate ligament. And while surgeries can be life-saving, they can also sometimes lead to unforeseen complications. Dave, unfortunately, picked up an infection post-operation.
Keely, ever the doting fur-parent, raced back to the vets, only to have Dave prescribed a round of antibiotics. But what many of us don’t know is that strong medication can wreak havoc on the digestive system. Before long, Dave was facing pretty dire digestive issues that were evident in his poop.
To add to the concern, Dave started shedding weight drastically. From a hearty 33kg, he dropped to a mere 15.9kg. Keely was distraught, watching Dave’s energy dwindle, and fearing the worst. Trips to the vet became an agonising routine, and her bills? They skyrocketed to a whopping 20,000 pounds (thankfully some covered by insurance).
Now, here's the kicker: amid all these treatments and medications, not one person had mentioned the power of proper nutrition. It was only when a good Samaritan – a friend of Keely’s – chimed in with a life-changing piece of advice. "Why not consult a dog nutritionist?"
That's where I came in.
Keely was determined, and her dedication to Dave’s well-being was evident from our first chat. We quickly formulated a fresh, natural food plan tailored to Dave's needs. And the result? Magic. In just about 12 hours post his first meal, Dave's 'evidence' of digestive issues started to... solidify. A small, but very significant victory.
Fast forward to today, and Dave is not just back to his healthy self, but he’s also bursting with energy! His weight is back on track, and his zest for life? More vibrant than ever.
Recent photo of healthy Dave
Dave’s journey is a testament to the power of proper nutrition. While medications and treatments are often crucial, let’s never forget the basics. Food isn’t just fuel; it’s medicine, especially when tailored to individual needs.
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If there's one thing I want you to take from Dave's story, it's this: always consider nutrition as a vital part of your pet's recovery and overall well-being. Because, sometimes, the right meal can make all the difference.
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