Dogs Living Well With Heart Disease

Tuesday, October 7th, 2014
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I received an email about one week ago. It was a birthday announcement for a dog who belongs to a client. Chevi has just turned twelve, and seeing the latest picture of him made me smile. It also made me want to tell his story because his owner and I have kept in touch to tweak his diet as necessary over the years. Rita gave me permission, so I’m going to quote her because she says it better than I can.


“A year and a half ago, the cardiologist thought he probably would not see age 11.  He’s been fighting heart disease now for 3 years.

The good days still outnumber the bad… Still barking at the mailman, patrolling the backyard fence line, playing a little ball.  Life is good.

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Nutritional Help for Dogs with Heart Failure

Tuesday, October 11th, 2011
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Some of the things that others consider to be more complicated may nevertheless be very worthwhile. This is the take-home message I got after reading the article I’m going to point you to, but the message isn’t new, really. I’ve never doubted the power of balanced home-prepared diets. What I find exciting is that it’s finally being recognized by scientists focusing on dogs.


Sometimes, when working with veterinarians, I’d wonder if they really believed in my approach or if they accepted it with a shrug. Now, having worked at this for so many years, I feel we (all of us) are coming to a better understanding of just how important a fresh food diet can be. Read more Nutritional Help for Dogs with Heart Failure