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1 May 2024


Lester’s Remarkable Recovery with Ollie: A Journey from Rescue to Revival

How can Ollie help your pup? Learn about one dog’s journey to health with Ollie!

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Here at Ollie, we love hearing from our customers and learning about how our fresh food diets have positively impacted the lives of their pups. Recently, we received a heartwarming story from one of our customers, Sophia Silbergeld. She shared with us the incredible journey of her rescue pug, Lester, and how Ollie played a vital role in his remarkable recovery.

In this post, we’ll share Lester’s story and how Ollie helped him go from a neglected, severely underweight pup to a happy and healthy dog. Plus, we’ll explain how our personalized meal plans can address health problems, boost energy levels, and improve the overall well-being of dogs of all ages, breeds, and physical conditions.

Meet Lester, the Rescue Pug

Lester’s story begins in West Baltimore in November 2023. He was found by BARCS (the Baltimore City animal shelter) wandering the streets in a severe state of neglect. The staff at BARCS took him in and worked tirelessly to get him back on his feet. He was severely underweight and malnourished, but his sweet and charming personality shone through despite his poor condition.

Sophia spotted Lester on Facebook and was immediately drawn to him. Her previous pug had passed away at the grand old age of 21 over the summer, and she’d just started thinking about adopting a new dog. Since she’d never seen a pug up for adoption at the local shelter, Sophia knew it was meant to be.

After putting in an application, Sophia showed up at the shelter a few days later, full of excitement and anticipation. And there he was: a skinny, bony pug with tons of personality! She fell in love with Lester immediately and brought him home the very next day.

Lester’s Amazing Transformation

Sophia realized that Lester needed more than just a loving home—he needed proper nutrition to gain weight in a healthy way and rebuild his strength. So, after some careful research, she found Ollie and decided to give our fresh meals a try.

Determined to find the perfect meal plan for Lester, Sophia took our quiz and used our free weight screening service available to Ollie members through our app. After uploading a photo of Lester, our experts assessed his condition and confirmed that he was severely underweight. Based on this, we recommended a combination of nutrient-dense, high-protein meals to help Lester gain weight in a healthy way.

Next, we got to work crafting a personalized meal plan for Lester based on thousands of dogs’ results and feedback. We took into account his weight, age, breed, activity level, and more to create a perfectly tailored diet.

Sophia received her first box of Ollie meals and started Lester on his new diet right away. After just a few weeks, she noticed a significant improvement in his appearance, energy levels, behavior, and overall well-being. Lester had put on weight, his coat was sleek and shiny, and he seemed happier and more energetic than ever before.

Fast forward to today, and Lester’s transformation with Ollie has been nothing short of miraculous. Not only has he reached a healthy weight, but he’s also become more playful, adventurous, and loving. Sophia can’t believe the difference in her pup and credits Ollie for helping him recover from his rough start in life. Here’s what she has to say:

“Lester has put on pounds, gained trust in humans, and become such a good boy. He plays happily with other dogs, has learned to give kisses and accept belly rubs, and dances around his food bowl as soon as it’s time for his bowl of Ollie :-)”

Ollie’s Role in Lester’s Recovery

Now that we’ve shared Lester’s amazing transformation let’s take a closer look at how Ollie played a crucial role in his recovery.

First, our fresh food diets are made with a whole lotta love! We use only the highest quality, human-grade ingredients like real meat, fresh fruits and veggies, and superfoods to give pups the nutrition they need to thrive.

This means no by-products, fillers, artificial flavoring, or preservatives – just real, whole ingredients that are gently cooked to lock in nutrients and flavor.

For Lester, this meant he was getting the vital nutrients and protein he needed to gain weight in a healthy way and rebuild his strength. This was crucial given his poor condition when he was first rescued.

Second, our personalized meal plans take into account each dog’s unique needs and preferences. This meant that we could create a diet specifically tailored to Lester’s age, breed, weight, activity level, and health condition.

By providing him with the right balance of proteins, fats, and carbohydrates for his body type and lifestyle, we helped him reach a healthy weight and improve his overall health.

Finally, our meals are delivered straight to your door on a regular schedule, so you never have to worry about running out of food or making last-minute grocery store runs. This was especially helpful for Sophia as she settled into her new routine with Lester and focused on giving him the love and care he needed.

And it’s not just underweight dogs like Lester who can benefit from Ollie’s fresh food diets. Our meals have also been shown to manage weight, address allergies and digestive issues, and boost energy levels in pups of all ages and backgrounds. Check out our reviews from happy pup parents to see for yourself!

How Ollie Can Revitalize Your Dog Too

Lester’s amazing journey from a neglected, undernourished dog to a healthy, joyful pup shows the incredible impact that proper nutrition can have on a dog’s life. And he’s not the only one – we’ve helped thousands of pups like Lester regain their health and vitality after switching to our fresh food diets.

So, if your pup is struggling with allergies, weight problems, or digestive issues – or if you simply want to provide them with the best nutrition possible – consider giving Ollie a try! Our personalized meals are made with love and tailored to your dog’s unique needs so you can be sure they’re getting the best nutrition possible.

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