Welcome! I am new at this blogging thing but figured I would give it a shot. I made this to express my feelings, share the things I like, and of course, post pictures of my dogs. I am a nurse, dog lover, future wife, and most importantly human being. Like most human beings I have my own personal struggles and battles, and what I am doing to help overcome these things. Stay a while and look around, or stop back later and check out the updates!
We have two dog’s: a yellow lab, Remi, who is 2 years old and a welsh corgi, Lola, who is 6 months. Anyways, long story short, Lola had parvo at four months old and she was on diamond puppy food. She had been on this food since we got her from the breeder and actually we have Remi on diamond dog food too. Lola was chubby before she got parvo and then lost weight cuz she was so sick and it seemed like she had diarrhea all the time afterwards. We thought she just had a sensitive tummy so we were super careful about what we fed her and she just never seemed to put on any weight and was still sick ALL THE TIME. We took her to the vet and then found out that she was probably allergic to her food-something to do with the parvo. So the vet put her on a strict diet without chicken, corn, egg, and flour.
Around here there are literally two places we can get dog food within 20 miles. So we went to Bomgaar’s and found literally one kind of dog food and one kind of treat that she could actually have. For food we use Taste of the Wild-Grain Free- Pacific Salmon, SHE LOVES IT and she has gained some weight now. For treats we use Darford Baked Pumpkin biscuits. She also likes these. If your pup has allergies give these a try!
Any other suggestions on treats or chewy’s that she could have? Any advice for pet owners new to pet allergies?
I have been enjoying my time as a newlywed and with my time off I have been around many people. Something I’ve noticed more and more is the topic of weight. I hate this. Why does weight have to be an issue? How come the first thing people say about other is “she has put on weight,” or “wow she looks like she lost weight.” Why do we focus on this one physical trait instead of complimenting each other on more important things. Things like success, kids, personal growth or development. It really is no wonder why fad diet CEO’s are rich and their customers still continue to struggle with self-image. This is sad. This is a problem. I am not saying I am perfect, nor that I have never thought negatively of someone’s self-image. However, I am trying to train myself to think positive things about other people. When they begin to bring up the weight topic, I try to sway the conversation somewhere positive. Anyone else have thoughts?