June 17, 2015

Testimonials

 

Did you know that pet parents all over the country love Steve’s Real Food?  Here are just a couple of the experiences we have heard from owners everywhere.

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MAMBO

“I foster dogs for French Bulldog Rescue Network (FBRN), a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to rescuing, rehabilitating and re-homing French bulldogs in need.  I would like to share the story of one of my recent foster dogs, Mambo.
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Mambo was surrendered to FBRN in a vet’s parking lot, suffering from his second rectal prolapse in three weeks. After the first prolapse, his owner had opted for a purse-string procedure, but the cause of the diarrhea that had precipitated the prolapse was not diagnosed, so it continued unchecked and the prolapse recurred.  The poor little mite, only a year old, was hunched over in agony.  A 3-inch section of tissue protruded from his bottom, and every few moments, he strained and screamed in pain.  As soon as the surrender paperwork was signed, I rushed him into an examining room, and the vet went to work.  Unfortunately, about 1-1/2 inches of rectum was gangrenous, and had to be amputated.  He underwent the necessary surgery and I took him home the next day.
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For the first two weeks after surgery, Mambo had to eat a bland, canned diet, and was on antibiotics and medication to keep his poops liquid so that he wouldn’t tear his sutures.  Despite taking him outside eight times per day, I went through 150 potty pads during the first two weeks.  After four weeks, I began to experiment with his diet, to see if I could get him on a more manageable potty schedule.  I tried a high-quality, grain-free kibble —  It didn’t go well.  I tried canned food — he gained weight, but he still pooped 8-12 times per day, including during the night, and there was a great deal of straining involved.  I also tried a dehydrated formula, but it was very high in carbs, mostly potato, and this boy was an active one-year-old, and needed to put on lean muscle.  I tried giving him probiotics and enzyme supplements, but they didn’t seem to improve his digestion.  In fact, the probiotic supplement seemed to make him worse.  We had him allergy tested to see if the food he was eating was causing irritation, but he was not allergic to any of the ingredients.
Finally, my thoughts turned to raw.  I had several criteria in mind as I searched for a suitable product.  The food could not contain ingredients which the allergy test indicated that Mambo might be sensitive to (including pumpkin).  It had to contain high-quality, preferably human-grade proteins, organs, fish oils for omega-3 fatty acids, and vegetables and flaxseed for fiber.  It had to be reasonably priced.  Finally, It had to be easy to use — no frozen chubs that required power tools to cut into meal-sized portions.  My quest led me to Steve’s Real Food.  I bought a 5-lb bag of the Turducken formula, crossed my fingers and hoped for the best.Mambo_3
I was not disappointed.  Mambo loved it.  More importantly, I noticed that almost immediately, his poops improved in diameter, frequency and consistency, and he had an easier time passing them.  Because of his special needs due to the fact that he had very little rectum remaining, I added a few things to his meals – a little baked sweet potato and extra ground flaxseed for additional fiber, and goat milk yogurt for probiotics.  It was not long before Mambo had improved to the point that he could be adopted.
Three-and-a half months after his horrendous ordeal, a happy, healthy Mambo headed off into the sunset with his forever family, a bag full of his favorite toys, and a styrofoam cooler full of Steve’s Real Food.”
Heather Mayrand
FBRN Volunteer
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HENDRIX

Hendrix“I have an 18 month old gordon setter who has had stomach issues since I got him at 9 weeks. He is pretty thin because he had never been interested in “food” and had never had a solid stool in his life. I decided to switch him to a raw diet using Steve’s Real Food. Since the switch almost 2 weeks ago his stools are solid and he is loving his meals (maybe too much if that’s possible). It’s safe to say poop scooping is going to be a dream compared to what it was! I am so excited my puppy, Hendrix, has found your real food to be exciting and delicious.”

Ashley Wilke – Omaha, Nebraska

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  • I Have Two Yellow Labs My Girl Is Nine And My Boy Will Be Eight In October. Abbie My Girl Had Her Spleen Removed in July And Is Going For Just A Couple Chemo Treatments. She Is Doing Really Well, But I Feel They Need Some Good Food. Hunter Had A Case Of Pancreatitis, Six Months Ago But Seems To Be Doing Okay. I Have Them On Zoom Vitamins From My Vet. They Are Fed Nutro Dry And Canned Foods. Abbie Also Has Those Lumpy Bumpy Fatty Hard Deposits On Her In Different Places. The Surgeon Who Worked On Abbie Said That When He Removed Her Spleen, Her Liver, Bladder And Kidneys Looked Great. Just Wondering What Types Of Foods, Oils And Vitamins Might Be Good For My Dogs. Are The Foods All Made In The U.S.??? Thank You

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