Saturday, August 23, 2014

Review: PureVita Beef Liver & Sweet Potato Freeze-Dried Dog Treats Sandie

Sandie and her treats to review!

The makers of NutriSource proudly bring you PureVita Brand Pet Foods. PureVita's select pet formulas are carefully prepared using only the purest, all natural, holistic ingredients to support your pet's overall physical and emotional well-being and to maintain health and longevity. PureVita Beef Liver & Sweet Potato Freeze-Dried Treats are a deliciously healthy, nutritious reward with a taste your dog will love!
Key Benefits
  • Made with only two ingredients: beef liver & sweet potato
  • Great for dogs of all life stages
  • Grain-free, freeze-dried treats
  • Reclosable bag to lock in the freshness
  • Made in the USA!
I was fortunate to been given the opportunity to test this product for free.  My opinion is my own and not influenced by anyone except my dog's reaction to eating the product.
Sandie really enjoys the freeze dried products that we buy.  She has lost a lot of weight now that we have limited her diet to certain treats.  This one I could hardly open fast enough for Sandie to try.  She loved it immediately!

Monday, August 11, 2014

AUGUST: Senior Dogs Month Our Sandie lost her first tooth!

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It’s Senior Pet month and Blog Paws will be celebrating senior pets and the pet parents who love them.  I will be joining in a writing challenge that Blog Paws Blog Manager, Robbi Hess gave to us.  I will *try* to write something for nearly every day of the month.  I thank Robbi for writing this for this month, because this is just the kind of thing I needed to get me writing here!

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      Put the tooth in a sealed plastic bag for safe keeping and transportation if need be to the veterinarian's office. Saving the tooth helps the doctor make a diagnosis.
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      Take a digital picture of your dog's tooth and of his or her mouth. It may be difficult to take a picture of your dog's mouth. If your dog is in pain, leave the dog alone so you do not get bit. Even the best dogs bite when they are hurt.
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      If your veterinarian is high-tech, he or she may be able to answer your questions through email pictures without ever visiting the office. How did we ever live without our digital cameras and computers?
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      If any part of the tooth has broken off inside the mouth, your dog will need to be seen by the veterinarian. A piece left inside the dogs mouth may cause a terrible abscess infection that will make your dog very sick and possibly cause death.
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      Sometimes a dog's tooth falls out eating hard dog food, rocks and other hard substances. Did your dog bite something hard to cause the tooth to fall out? This type of tooth loss to a young healthy dog may actually cause a piece to be left behind.
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      Totally Clean Canine Tooth
      If the tooth came out entirely clean of blood or anything else and the tooth is entirely intact, your dog will probably be just fine. This type of tooth loss is fairly common in old dogs. It does not mean you should not call your veterinarian.
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      Puppies loose milk teeth. This is perfectly normal and natural. If your dog is a puppy, get use to the idea of stepping on those tiny little teeth all over your house until they all fall out. It might be a good time to invest in some really good slippers.
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      If your doctor was able to help you with pictures over the computer, chances are your credit card will never be charged! Just another great thing about computers!

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Today we noticed that Sandie lost her first tooth!  Sudden panic sets in with me because now the vet's office is closed.  The earliest we can go in there with her is Wed. when we get paid. 

So we talked and said that we would make a Wednesday appointment as soon as the vet opens in the morning.  And then I went on a search on the Internet and found the following helpful information:

We have maintained a healthy diet for Sandie, teeth brushing, and using the black light we have to check for tartar.  So I have no idea why she lost this tooth, but I will be back to update this blog article after she is home from her appointment.