This dog of my father’s was 7 years old when she was brought to Smith Ridge with Cushing’s Disease after a local vet diagnosed her with a pituitary tumor and gave her less than six months to live. My dad had just died and we had adopted her.
Based on Smith Ridge’s advice, we changed her diet to turkey, brown rice and vegetables, and gave her the recommended supplements.
I brought the dog out West after my father died. She lived a completely active, happy and healthy life until 15 years old at 8,000 feet, symptom free. After a month of illness, gradually fading, she died at home and was buried in the CO mountains.
Thank you Smith Ridge!
Since then in MT, I have two dogs raised totally on fresh turkey, vegetables and Vit. B.(no rice). One is a hound (photo: Maya at rest)
At 14 years old – no arthritis, great energy. We live at 6,600 feet and walk a mile daily if I can keep up with her! She is prone to some benign tumors-wonder if that’s GMO corn fed to turkeys? Otherwise, very healthy, active, happy.