To Charlie and me our dog, Addison, is more than a just a dog. She is our fur baby who we love to the moon and back.
Seven years ago, we adopted her as a puppy from a rescue who bought her, her siblings and her mother at a medical research auction. The first few month that we had her she had some medical issues, specifically with her digestive system. Basically, she had chronic diarrhea and would poop in her crate. It was a both really sad and frustrating. We would get upset at the mess but she couldn’t help it. Addison was also ashamed at her mess and would try to cover it up. After a few weeks, I finally identified that even though she had been de-wormed she still contracted them (likely though her mothers milk). We took her to our veterinarian immediately and had her put on medicine. 24 hours later, what looked like aliens exited her ass. But, she was on the road to recovery.
And then a few weeks later it snowed! You know what Addison loves more than treats? That’s right… Snow.
She especially love love loves to bury her head deep in the snow. However, living in the city, that snow is mixed with road salt, and… said salt wreaks havoc on Addison’s digestive track. For an entire winter she ate a gourmet diet of boiled chicken, white rice mixed with peas, green beans or pumpkin. After some experimentation, we determined that she could also tolerate a Milk-Bone Biscuit without any ill effects. Luckily, once the snow melted and her digestive system both healed and matured we finally reached a “solid” state.
Since that first year, we have taken Addison’s health very seriously. We make sure that she has exercise daily and eats nutritionally balanced dog food. We make sure she receives all her vaccines including Lyme’s disease. And, in the summer we take her to the dog beach to swim and run in the water.
Most recently, we have started to incorporate a supplements into her routine. Addison is a labradoodle. (Reality, she is a discount doodle – they bred a Labrador retriever (mother) and poodle (father) which resulted in the world greatest dog who sheds and has a nub for a tail.) Labradoodles tend to have joint issues as they mature so I have started to give her Glucosamine and Chondroitin.
However, I was recently introduced to Milk-Bone Vitamin treats. Now instead of trying to get her to take a pill, I give her tasty treat with vitamins and supplements built in. My thought is, if I can give her a treat that she loves that will also provide her nutritional value and Glucosamine and Chondroitin, it’s a double win.
As you can see, she loves them but probably not as much as we love her!
Want to give your dog the opportunity to try Milk-Bone Good Morning Daily Vitamin Treats? Leave a comment and tell me how you keep your dog healthy. I will pick a winner next week Wednesday. So enter soon!