Ana - Oakland Park, FL | February 7, 2019
Neca is 15 years old, she has cancer and kidney disease. A friend with multiple senior dogs recommended NHV holistic care to add.
I started with milk thistle, Tripsy and es-clear. But right after her both diagnoses she got pancreatitis and a UTI, so I added felimm, mellit and multi-essentials.
I sent her blood work and all supplements and dosages were custom to Neca, I also got the meal plan, it has recipes but what I find more helpful a chart indicating the foods she can eat which saves me a lot of time so I don’t have to research all foods.
Just one month of the supplements regime and she gained 2 pounds, and her blood work improved tremendously.
I recently purchased the lessstress to help with her anxiety as chemo sessions were very stressful to her.
The team is amazing, the personal care they have for each pet is everything, and being able to communicate as a caring community is priceless. *
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My 17 year old cat has been suffering from chronic diarrhea for the last couple of years. He was eating well, but constantly hungry, and losing weight. We spent over $1000 on bloodwork looking for possible hyperthyroid issues, kidney problems, diabetes, etc. All lab results were normal. The next step recommended by a vet was to do exploratory surgery. Not only is my cat an old cat in poor health, he is also very skinny and I was concerned that he would not make it through surgery. I began doing research on my own and modified his diet to a commercial raw food diet and also added probiotics and digestive enzymes for cats. This actually improved things for a short term.
However, in the last 6 months, my cat´s health started declining rapidly. The vet wanted to run the same bloodwork again and was still recommending exploratory surgery. In desperation, I began researching other ways I might help my cat and also talking to other trusted cat owners. It was actually our pet sitter who told me about NHV natural pet products and how much they had helped her cat. I went online and researched some of the supplements offered by NHV, but found it difficult to determine which supplements might be the best to start with given my cat´s chronic history with diarrhea. When I contacted NHV, they recommedned some supplements and Dr. Amanda also offered to do a balanced nutritional plan for my cat.
Initially, I was going to start with giving my cat Plantaeris with his meals to help with the diarrhea. However, after asking Dr. Amanda some questions and reading more about the nutritional plans I started to reconsider. Dr. Amanda was concerned that the raw diet may not be the correct diet for my cat given his history of digestive problems. I hesitated to make the change, but then decided I didn´t have anything to lose. Frisco´s health was declining rapidly and the food and supplements that were helping him some were no longer working. He was in a critical place.
So I decided to purchase the nutritional plan in addition to purchasing the Plantaeris supplement.
Dr. Amanda´s nutritional plan was sent by email and it is so thorough! Because of his chronic issues, Frisco´s plan was broken down into phases starting with just a few ingredients as this might help us to identify foods that might be causing his digestive problems. We are just finishing the first 3 week phase of this nutritional plan, so I can only comment on that portion. However, we are already seeing amazing results. It took us a week to transition him over to the new diet and during that week we did not notice much change in out cat. Once he was completely transitioned, the improvement became more apparent. This is a cat who had multiple explosive or wet puddles of diarrhea every day, who had to stay in our basement because he was leaving diarrhea puddles everywhere. After a full week of doing Phase 1 of the diet, we saw our first formed poop!
After week 2, his poops are continuing to improve and he only poops a couple of times during the night (as compared to multiple poop puddles outside of the litterbox each night and throughout the day. And there is more form to the poop....still softer than ¨normal¨but amazing to see a tubular poop instead of a puddle! So definitely noticeable that something is working for him.
We start easing into Phase 2 later this week and will add the option of a couple more proteins and starches (still limited) and adding a few more supplements.. So hoping things continue to improve for our furry boy.
Aside from the improved bowel movements, Friso has more energy and is now able to be upstairs with the rest of us since he is no longer soiling throughout the house. He is not meowing all time and constantly seeking food. Crossing my fingers that his health will continue to improve as we move on through the diet plan over the next several weeks.
I have also been impressed with how helpful the staff at NHV have been through this transition as well as with making the decision for what to purchase. They respond within a day at the most to email questions and have answered all my questions or helped me to problem solve or make changes if there was something in the diet my cat did not want to eat. I have not done a phone consult with Dr. Amanda yet as the diet has been fairly straightforward up to this point. But they have been very responsive to all questions that I have sent by email.
I am very pleased and continue to cross my fingers that Frisco´s health will continue to improve even more with the addition of the next recommended supplements and additions to his diet. Very happy so far to have found NHV! I was beginning to think that we were reaching the end, but now I feel we have turned a new corner and have hope.
I encourage anyone to give NHV a try! *
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