Hi Debbie and Paul,
First I just want to thank you so much for producing this wonderful product!! I have been struggling for 3 years to find the right food for my cat and this is it!
My beloved Rufus (image to the right) became an insulin-dependent diabetic 3 years ago - I contemplated trying a raw food diet back then but all I could find was food with veggies in it and that just didn't make sense to me. So I did my best to find canned food that did not contain starch/grain but that did nothing to help his diabetes. I recently watched a DVD from Food Matters called "Simply Raw - Reversing Diabetes in 30 Days" and thought if it can work for people why not try it for my cat?
Well, a number of things came together and I found myself at True Carnivores where I found your food. I had a feeling he would take to it since he has been very interested in some raw grass-fed beef that I started purchasing for my family. I thought I would have to transition Rufus but within only a day or two he was eating only your food - he LOVES it! I swear that within only a couple of days his black coat looked more sleek and glossy and within about a week he went from needing 7.5 units of insulin (on a u-100 needle) down to 2.5. I am expecting him to be off the insulin completely by next week! And he has more energy - instead of sleeping all day, he interacts with us more.
Last month we lost our cat Charley to cancer and are more determined than ever to keep Rufus healthy. He will be 14 years old in July.
Two Weeks Later...
I wanted to give you an update about Rufus. As expected we were able to get him completely off of his insulin after only 2 weeks on your raw food!! He is doing so well. The vet wants to re-test him in a couple of weeks but I can tell you that he is symptom-free and I believe that his diabetes is in complete remission thanks to this change in his diet. Just goes to show you what can happen when you feed them what they are meant to eat.
Thanks again for this wonderful product. I used to think we would lose him early because of diabetes and now I expect him to live a long and healthy life.
- Elaine S. L.