Max the Chocolate Labrador

09/09/2016

Dear Naturediet,

I just wanted to send an email to explain how much your food has helped my chocolate Labrador in the last few months. Max is badly hypothyroid and for the last four years I have struggled with him losing weight and it not staying off, and when I mean struggling he was 49kg at his heaviest and 44 at his best over four years with fluctuations like a yo yo.

I tried every type of dry food under the sun, probably upwards of 40 different types and nothing worked. He then developed elbow dysplasia and had to have surgery, which meant more weight went back on. Last year he was diagnosed with severe osteoarthritis in both front elbows as a result of the thyroid and the surgery, and we tried yet another diet which did nothing and was nearly £100 per bag.

This year, he has early stages of cruciate disease. All of these things are down to his thyroid and his weight, so I thought I would go against all the bets said about dry food and after lots of research I found your fish diet and felt it was worth a try.

First off, he loves it! Not a typical lab with food but I had to buy him a slo-bowl to stop him wolfing it lol... After 6 weeks on your food he went from 43.7kg to 42.8kg, and then from that to 40.1 a month later.

His meds started to work properly because they weren't blocked by carbs in dry food, so we had to reduce dose which is great. Three weeks later he went down to 39.7, and last week when I weighed him he was 38.3kg and had lost another 1.6 in two weeks.

For the first time since he was diagnosed I feel we might make it to his ideal weight of 35kg, which for his legs will make a huge difference. He is happier, healthier and we have been able to put off surgery on cruciates because of this. I just wish I had made the change so much sooner. Thankyou for a great food- sorry for the long message. Kind regards Danielle.

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