GSD Recovering from immune deficiency disorder with a raw food diet
90% Improvement in skin condition after switching to raw food.
Meeka (10) is a GSD that started on a raw food diet 9 years old.
Meeka was diagnosed with an immune deficiency disorder, she is prone to yeast infections. Since switching to pure formulas of Big Country Raw she hasn’t had to be treated with antibiotics or prednisone.
Pre raw Meeka was on meds at least 2-3 times per year…she still has flare ups but we are able to manage it with her diet and supplements. She eats 10.5 oz of any pure protein twice a day except chicken and beef. Her supplements consist of Moringa Powder, oregano, parsley, coconut oil and Herring Oil.
Since switching to raw not only has her health improved but her energy has improved as well. She also plays like a puppy and her skin and coat are 90% better than they were when on kibble.
Meeka’s page: https://longlivingpets.com/meeka2
This is probably the most common reason pet owners switch their dog to a raw food diet. I have hundreds of cases like this in my raw feeding study. It’s amazing to witness how the immune system responds to a raw food diet and starts the process of supporting and balancing the bodies organ functions and boosting the immune system. The body is programmed to strive for homeostasis and will always seek to do so. If the nutrients required to perform this function are there – it will happen. The key for us is to provide our dogs and cats with the right nutrients and those are found in raw meats and bones.
A few words on my view on raw feeding
I will never change my mind on raw based on these fantastic stories. The relief we can provide for our pets by feeding them the food they are designed for is to me worth the extra cost. I have made changes to my lifestyle to be able to afford to feed raw. It is not that more expensive than so-called high-end kibble but I do have two great Danes that eat 5-6 lbs. a day. It adds up. Since I know so well what raw food does to my dog’ health, I have no choice. It is also a part of my 30-year research project. I personally take no vacations, I drive a 20-year-old SUV and I live in a modest house. It’s warm and cozy and that’s all I need. I would not mind being rich and I know I will, and that will put me in a position to help many more pets. I personally do not need it. I want to help pets live long healthy lives and I know I can and with more funds, I can keep going for another 20 years. This is my life mission.
Back to immune deficiency
What cause immune deficiency disorders? In most cases, it is caused by external source. The combination of vaccination and for diet is one that I see the most.
To be continued. (I’m working on many articles at the same time)