We met Mini, a senior Mini Dachshund, last year during our weekend events at Dallas Farmers Market. Her mom Nicole was very concerned because Mini was recently diagnosed with kidney disease and didn’t want to eat. We started Mini on a special diet, customized to aid on her condition. After a couple of months on Real Food For Dogs Mini’s blood results were unbelievable: BUN went from 53 to 39 and creatinine went from 2.1 to 1.2, back to normal levels! Like Mini's dad said: “She was shutting down, is amazing what feeding real food can do for your dog”. Read the full story that Mini’s family has shared with us!
“Mini is a soon to be 16yr old Mini Dachshund. We got her at 10 weeks old after a failed attempted rescue of another doxie. Her giant floppy ears and big deep brown eyes got me the moment I saw her. I was in love. Mini is such a lover, she loves people, and has a bounce when she barks... which is how she gets people to pet her. Mini has always had a puppy spirit, and not just until the past year did she begin to slow down.
Mini started to pee in her bed, which was my first indication of her kidney issues. And so when I brought her to the vet they took blood and said her kidney levels were triple from the normal level and that she needed to go on renal food, but there was no cure. Mini began to lose weight and I became a nervous nellie because I was not ready to give her up and that’s all I could think of with her issue and no cure. We had to make sure there was water all over the house and wee wee pads because she couldn’t hold it.
About eight months ago my hubby and I were visiting the Dallas farmers market and we walked up on Gisselle and her stand. We talked for a few minutes and I explained Mini’s issue - I was willing to try anything and because her food was really the only factor in her heath I wanted to try her fresh food vs. the canned from the vet.
Six months after having Mini on Real Food For Dogs I brought her back to the vet for a blood test. Her blood results were astonishing! They were back down to normal and the vet could not believe what he was reading, he was truly beside himself and I was ecstatic and relieved at the same time. During this time she also stopped having accidents and hadn’t had one since. Prior to the renal food she was on Blue Buffalo Basics.
Now, Mini actually eats the food on her own, which has always been a challenge for her. She loves it and I love the fact that she is healthier, I can’t ask for more than that. I’ve already recommended this food to over four people I can only hope that they’ve taken my recommendation for a healthy dog”.
The pictures of Mini and her family were taken in Dallas in March 2018. We had so much fun during the shoot, and so did Mini.
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About the author
Giselle Baba was born and raised in the Dominican Republic and adopted Dallas as her home since 2013. She is a certified Companion Animal Nutritionist from Southern Illinois University and the founder and president of Real Food For Dogs. She holds a MBA from the University of Barcelona, a Master in Marketing, a Master in Management, and a Bachelors in Advertising. She also has over 15 years of experience in business and marketing with Fortune 100 global companies.