German Shepherd diagnosed with cancer thriving on carnivore diet
Corinne, mom of a lovable 6-year-old german shepherd, got the kind of news every pet parent dreads: Tiber had colon cancer, and the vet believed it was incurable. Faced with this terrible news, Corinne and her family had a decision to make. Would they proceed with surgery and cancer treatments to extend her life by a year, or would they forgo the stress of that and let her live out her life for the next 2-5 months?
“We were heartbroken,” Corinne recalls. “We decided not to put her through those things since they could not cure her anyway. I decided to make her last months of life the best that I could and I accidentally put her on a carnivore diet.” Without any previous knowledge of the healing effects of a carnivore diet, Corinne decided to “spoil” Tiber and ditch the dog food. For the next few months, Tiber enjoyed steaks, burgers, chicken, pork, and organ meat.
This was quite an upgrade from Tiber’s typical diet of dry dog food and store-bought treats! “I threw all the dog treats out and her treats became real bacon and cheese instead of those little bones and cookies. We fed her like a queen, and gave her all the best steaks and everything we could find,” Corinne shares with Revero coach Tracy. “I wanted to make it the best for her.”
To everyone’s surprise, Tiber began to show signs of recovery. “The craziest thing happened!” Corinne explains. “She started getting better, her bowel movements cleared up, and she started taking walks again. Her energy just exploded, and she stopped throwing up. It was like she became a different dog!” Corinne was puzzled by it, because the vet had set her expectations for a zero chance of recovery. “The vet told us her quality of life would start going downhill, but we were seeing the opposite happen.”
Corinne joked with her husband that if she ever got cancer, she should start eating what Tiber’s eating, because it’s making her come alive again. “After seeing her success, I decided to join her in solidarity and have started my own journey and have never felt better!” She’s been following a carnivore diet, too, for the past 8 weeks. “Whatever I make for myself, I make for Tiber, and I feel great, too! I have tons of energy, I’m starting to lose weight, and I sleep better. It’s like we’re on this little journey together!”
For the last 16 months, Tiber has been thriving. She receives vet check-ups every three months, and the vet is completely blown away at how well she is doing. “The vet actually was concerned about Tiber’s all-meat diet, and was saying that we should get her back on dog food so that she has enough nutrients. We’re not doing that, though, it makes no sense as she’s doing so much better now. Why would I change anything?”
Corinne enjoys working from home with Tiber at her side, and is happy to share their success on a carnivore diet. “I think it’s worth it for yourself and for your pet. You might find you get amazing results like we did!”