I have had Leisel since she was 21 weeks old. As a puppy, she was very low-key and relaxed. She was easy to train and low-maintainance for a puppy. Her only issue was that she was never able to learn to potty outside… it seems that no matter how often we took her out, she urinated in the house. Her bladder was like an 8 week old, even all the way up to a year old.
When Leisel was 7 months old, she was diagnosed with a liver shunt. Even after surgery, her bloodwork was poor. The improvement we did see was behavioral… she CLEARLY felt better, and became energetic, hyper even. The downside was that multiple times a day she would have too much energy, no matter how we tried to wear her out, and begin to get frustrated and lash out at our other dogs.
At a little over a year old, we decided that we wanted to switch our dogs to a raw diet. The boys we switched to prey model, but with Leisel's continuing poor bloodwork, we consulted a homeopathic vet to discuss what diet we should transition her to. At the suggestion of our vet, we put her on THK Preference and Kindly bases, so that we could control the added protein completely. Within DAYS we noticed a marked difference in all aspects. She started to put on some weight that we hadn't been able to get on her with kibble (despite feeding her enough for a dog twice her weight). Then we noticed that she didn't lash out at the other dogs anymore… it was a difference between night and day. A little research told us that the chemicals in kibble, and the simple carbohydrates, created a "sugar rush" shortly after eating… something that manifested itself in an anxious, moody dog. We don't deal with these issues anymore… I can't even begin to explain how happy it makes me.
Thanks to THK Leisel is getting healthier (although we haven't retested bloodwork, yet) and is a focused, much more stable dog.
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