An UPDATE on the little min pin:
February 29, 2012: Hi Darcie, I’m sorry to tell you that I lost my min-pin last night. Took him to emergency Monday night as he was not eating and was dehydrated. He had a severe case of pancreatitus and went into arrest, but waited for me to get there and then passed. They found a lot of fat in his blood, so maybe I did the wrong thing by switching his diet. Vest say we will never know because he had a history of pancreatitus no matter what food he had been on and being diabetic, his system was compromised. Anyway, thanks for your help the past month. – Diane
March 1, 2012: Dear Darcie, I realize now after talking to the vet again that the past month was his healthiest time. He had so much energy and was so happy. The years of having many issues finally took its toll but he is fine now that he has crossed over… I’m switching my other four to raw, even my new eight year old toothless min-pin. Thank you again, Diane.
Diane told me at first that she felt terrible when her little dog died. She felt at first that changing his food was the reason he died within weeks of the change. After talking to her vet, she realized what I already know, sometimes we cannot reverse all the damage done before. The good news is that even her vet could see the the raw food diet helped this little one not only feel better but cope better to the end of his life. It’s just life. We do our very best with what we know at the time and when we learn better things, we implement them and see good things happen. No one should ever feel guilty or beat themselves up for what they did in the past. We cannot change the past. We can make the future better.
My heart goes out to you, Diane, I know the pain of losing a dog whom I’ve loved so much. I’ve said a prayer for you. Get some rest and enjoy the heck out of the other dogs. Every day, every chance you get. We get so much time with our dogs and that is all we get. Thank you so much for sharing your story with us. – Darcie
Hi Darcie, I started my diabetic Miniature Pinscher on the raw diet. He was on it for a week and I had to lower his insulin because it was making him so lethargic. Every few days I had to lower the dose. He went from 9 units twice a day down to 4. He went to the vet for a blood curve after three weeks on raw and the vet called and asked what I was doing because his sugar had been normal all day. I told him and although he said he could not come right out and condone the raw diet, he told me to keep doing what I was doing. I am going to switch my other 4 to raw. Thank you so much. My min-pin is now an active, playful dog again. Thanks. – Diane
Dear Diane, Lovely! I’m so happy to hear it! Isn’t that just nuts?! It’s the same with people too! The research and the results are showing us that diabetes, all types, is reversible. Thank you so much for telling me of your great results. I love it!
I see it over and over even right here in our own hometown of Lincoln, Nebraska! The Chocolate Lab is her own sweet happy healthy self after changing to a raw food diet.
Crazy that your vet wouldn’t walk right out and tell the world to make the change, he saw it with his own tests. – Darcie