Finding the right food for your pet

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This post is a collaboration with GO! by Petcurean and my dog, Osa. All opinions are my own, and a little bit hers, too. 🙂

 

 

Let’s take a moment to talk about Osita. Remember when she had pretty bad anxiety issues? It seems like a million years ago! I have to brag on the fact that she is an amazing dog. Sure, she has her flaws *attached to my hip, much?) but considering all the changes that have occurred in the last couple years (baby sister, lost her brother, flooding, displacement, new cat…), she has really proven to be a dependable pup.

 

 

Osa and I were on a walk the other day, Lila in the stroller. A smaller dog ran up and barked pretty aggressively, blocking our path. If it was just Osa and myself, I would probably walk by carefully, trying to keep myself between the dogs, but because Lila was caught in the middle, I was attempting to play defense until the owner came out to fetch their dog. Alas, that didn’t happen, and I was stuck standing there as the dogs got into a barking war. Osa is almost 100 pounds, easy. She could have lunged at the dog, I would have lost my grip, and that’s that. She stood there as if to guard us, and only once acted as if she would lunge, and the dog backed off for a few seconds and came back . At that point I figured the little guy was more afraid of us, so I pushed through. A neighbor was walking up because he heard the commotion and praised Osa’s good behavior when she had some other options. See? What a sweet and loyal pup. It’s funny how we didn’t really understand each other for a while.

 

 

There are many ways to show Osa that she is an appreciated member of the family, but her favorite way is through her belly – and I’m not talking about belly rubs either. As a black lab mix, her appetite is endless, but it’s important to give her the proper nourishment, especially because she is sensitive to grains, has skin allergies, and is slightly overweight – which is why we’ve gradually switched her over to Petcurean. The GO! by Petcurean recipe I chose is grain-free, high in protein, and lower in carbs, which suits Osa perfectly. The limited number of ingredients are healthy and do not include any growth hormones, by-products, or artificial preservatives to mess with Osa’s sensitivities.

Just like a typical member of the family, it’s important to pay attention to your fur babies’ needs. Check out the different recipes available from Go! by Petcurean for your dog (or cat) to see which suits them best. 🙂 Don’t miss the $6 off coupon found on the site!

 

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Petcurean.

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