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When you have dogs, your life can be full of surprises.
A wet, stuffed raccoon laid on your chest in the middle of the night, your Maltese barking incessantly at a blue jay at 5:00 in the morning, or finding your shoe filled with triangular-shaped dog food … because that is the only shape one of your pups will eat from a certain brand of dog food, and he is hiding it from the others.
You can also be surprised by their fears. One dog is deathly afraid of the vacuum cleaner, another the air compressor, and the last is afraid of well… pretty much anything.
One thing they all have in common is that they are members of the family. Our lives are so much better since they came into it.
Here are my babies:
When adopting a dog, you also can be surprised by health issues. For example, all three of my dogs have allergies. Charlie rubs his eyes, Gracie scratches at her ears, and LuLu chews on the tops of her paws.
Our vet told us to put them on allergy tablets twice a day, and that did help a little.
After a few months, their allergies were terrible again, and the vet then told us we might want to switch dog foods as it could be a food allergy issue.
When I saw the Purina One 28 Day Challenge, I figured what did we have to lose? My pups are my babies, and the quality of food they eat is important to me. Purina One contains real chicken, beef or fish as the number one ingredient.
So I ran down to PetSmart and picked some up.
The thing I kept asking myself was “Would they eat it?”
My dogs are picky. I have purchased so many different dog foods that they wouldn’t even try, so I wasn’t sure they would eat this.
I was definitely wrong because they were pushing each other out of the way to get to their bowls.
After the first week I was already noticing a difference in the scratching.
Gracie, who is 8, used to fetch her yellow ball (I mention yellow because that is the only color of ball she will fetch) for as long as you would throw it. I’ve noticed in the last couple of years that she is slowing down a bit. She will fetch it 4 or 5 times, and then go lay in her bed exhausted.
By the second week of the challenge, her energy level had really risen and she would fetch much longer!
Even my shy little LuLu decided to go out and roll around!
By the last week of the challenge, not only were their allergies better, but their coats felt softer and looked shinier.
Overall, I felt that the challenge was a success.
Anything that can keep my babies off of drugs and makes them feel better works for me!
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I love hearing stories about your fur babies! Any surprises you want to share?