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Osa has had a rough go of things lately. Along with losing her big brother and adjusting to life thereafter, she has developed a bit of arthritis, her allergies have returned, and the vet ordered that she lose some weight. The perk of the weight loss thing: more walks! So I guess there’s a silver lining in there.
She’s been a real champ in regards to her new life with a little [human] sister, but I also try to make more of an effort to ensure that Osa knows she is still important. Obviously introducing a baby into your home leads to some drastic changes, and sometimes I wonder if that, along with our loss of Sampson, has something to do with her ailments. These are naturally occurring, but I can’t help but think that the added stress only exasperates them.
A lot of my attention is on our new baby, but there are a few ways I work with Osa, to make sure she knows I love her:
- Cuddles in bed together [though she prefers Daniel’s snuggles over mine!]
- sweet pets from Lila Sophia
- additional walks throughout the day with sporadic stops just to scratch behind her ears or pat her back.
Thanks to the vet’s orders, rewarding Osa’s obedience with dog treats, Oprah-style, is no longer an option. But I’ve gotten creative! Along with baby carrots, she absolutely loves the freeze-dried chunks of turkey found in Wellness® CORE® RawRev™. It’s been her favorite dog food so far, and I can only guess that has to do with the raw meat pieces that she rarely gets from us vegetarians. I’ve heard great things about a raw diet for dogs, but as a vegetarian I can’t bring myself to buy and handle meat. This makes the task a lot easier because these raw chunks are already included in her Wellness® CORE® RawRev™ dog food.
Because of Osa’s skin issues, we make sure to buy grain-free, which RawRev definitely is. And because the meat is freeze-dried, there are no added fillers. I’m also hoping the high protein combined with her long and frequent walks help her lean up a bit. I also read that Wellness® CORE® RawRev™ is a source of glucosamine, which we used to give to our senior dog for his joints. This is an added bonus since I already mentioned that Osa has a bit of arthritis and I am hoping it offers her a bit of relief.
Osa isn’t the most low maintenance dog, so by giving our fur baby good food, I am ensuring that her insides and outsides are well taken care of. After 100% switching Osa over to Wellness® CORE® RawRev™, I am excited to see subtle improvements. We are actually scheduling a vet appointment soon for her allergy shots, but will definitely be checking her weight. I plan to post again next month with an update!
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How do you show your pet they are loved – especially in the midst of some life changes?
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