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Friday, May 3, 2013

Silver Sparkles



I don't usually attribute a single factor to what makes a happy dog but I became very aware how much food plays a part in that when I switch Silver over from a hypoallergenic food to our current kibble of 4Health from our local Tractor Supply Company. 

It was about a year ago that I finally talked my husband into letting Silver trade foods.  She'd been on the previous one for what was assumed to be a food allergy.  She was constantly licking her paws and having ear infections.  There was some improvement, but Silver was still getting regular ear infections.



I saw such good results with the rest of the dogs, I figured it couldn't hurt to try.  I started noticing a difference with mopey, moody Silver who never wanted to do anything was getting up and going outside with Brut and staying out for a longer time.  She was playful and happy.  Her energy increased and she has a noticeable pizzazz, it's like she has suddenly come to life out a long slumber.  I don't think she would have enjoyed the dog sledding as much as she did this year and with the zest she had if I'd kept her on her other food.  Most sled dogs retire around her age and she handled it like a champ!!  And if that's not enough her ears have cleared up!

I do believe their are many other factors involved, but the difference with this new food just can't be denied.  She has finally awoke from her coma it seems and is actually living and enjoying life again.

What a difference!

Have you made a food or dietary change where there was a noticeable impact on your dogs mood or behavior?

4 comments:

Molly The Wally said...

That is great that the food made such a difference. We are OK with ours but chicken and rice is the best. Have a fabulous Friday.
Best wishes Molly

Sam said...

We've noticed it with our horses too. We've also learned you can give too much of a good thing and adversely affect them.

Sam

Pamela said...

I believe food makes a huge difference. And also that what's good for one dog may not work for another.

When my dog Christie got Cushing's disease, I followed the doctor's treatment plan but did not change her food. She never did well.

When her littermate Agatha got Cushing's disease, I started making home made food. She thrived and lived a better and longer life than Christie did.

I'm glad you found something that works well for Silver. She deserves to feel her best.

Collie222 said...

We are trying to swtich everyone over to a new food, because two of the collies don't seem to be doing as well on on our current food. (Blue Buffalo) I'll have to let you know if it helps...

I need to generate interest in my blog, as we need 12 more followers. If we get the 12 new followers, we will be asked to do a review for some dog products. Do you have any suggestions? If you aren't currently following us, would you mind adding us? thanks!