We had 2 black Labradors of 15 years and 12 years old, both girls, Leo and Luna.
Leo passed away in the morning of Nov.3rd.
It was about 17 months of nursing care for me.
Leo was filmed for 3 minutes at the Senior Dog Nursing TV program last November. When I started her nursing care, there was not much work besides the trouble with her legs. However, after some time of being in bed, her muscle got weak and she also got older. I had a lot of difficulties with her meals. If she did not eat, she should have died earlier.
I have tried to feed every kinds of food as she was very difficult with food. After all, she preferred to eat the human food than dog food. And the nutritional problem showed up immediately.
I have asked the advice to Ms.Hagihara at Apple Land in Ashiya and I came up with the ZiwiPeak Air Dry Venison. She gave me 3 different samples. I was not confident if Leo eat it but it was the only thing I can do at that time and I knew she would die if she did not eat it. I thought that she may vomit it out.
But she ate it. I was about to cry with joy. Every kinds of food I tried did not work. When I almost gave up feeding, I met the ZiwiPeak. ZiwiPeak saved Leo’s life.
Although she was in bed all day, she woofed vigorously saying “ I am hungry” everyday..
When she looked the food stuck in her throat, I changed it to the can food. Now Luna, her sister also eats can food. Since Labrador is weak in hip joint, supplements only can not fill the nutritional requirements and I believe that the food is helping such condition.
I can tell that the ZiwiPeak dog food imported by Red Heart supported Leo’s life till her very last time. Unfortunately she had the osteogenic sarcoma one month before her death. Without the disease, she should have been still alive.
She lived with the Venison can food up to one week before her death.
The vet at Iimori Animal Hospital in Ashiya has traveled to my home many times to diagnose Leo and he said “I have never seen the senior dog in bed with such a shiny coat!” Also the vet at Watanabe Animal Hospital in Suma, Kobe, and the director of Dakutari Animal Hospital in Sakai, Osaka both checked Leo in his very last days and said “What a wonderful coat. It is shining!” I think that the good nutrition consumed in her body made it happen.
After her death, the TV crew of the Tokudane, Fuji TV called me to ask to film Leo again. I explained that she died but sent them her video tapes. I am going to tell them that Leo lived well with the ZiwiPeak dog food, too.
Thank you very much for your food.
It was a long nursing period but I am sure that Leo should have been still eating the ZiwiPeak if she did not have the cancer.
I promised to Leo. I am going to tell my dog nursing experience to the owners who are facing the same once a year at the mentioned 3 hospitals and tell Leo lived well to the last time with the ZiwiPeak. And I decided to donate ZiwiPeak can food to them.
I want to tell ZiwiPeak dog food to as many dog owners as possible. And it finally proved with some other senior dogs that they were willing to eat the ZiwiPeak although they had lost appetite to eat any others.
Thank you again for the wonderful food to my dogs.
Luna will live long with the ZiwiPeak.