Evening in the Park

Last night we ventured to our community dog park just down the street. It’s something we haven’t done enough of this summer. The boys always love to go to the park, even though they spend most the time right by our sides. They are people (and dog) watchers just like their mommy!

 

Purina Pro Plan Savor Tender Strips Made with Real Turkey & Avocado

Purina Pro Plan Savor Tender Strips Made with Real Turkey & Avocado are made with real turkey and avocado. In fact, turkey is the #1 ingredient and there aren’t any artificial flavors or colors! I believe this for two reasons…the label states this information and Artie, Buddy, and Coby (ABC) devour these tender treats!

 

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Disclosure: ABC received this treats in return for their honest review. 

Thanks to Chewy.com, ABC often try new treats and foods. Chewy.com makes online ordering fast and easy! With 24/7 assistance, you can’t go wrong with Chewy.com. Check out their website to see all the products available for your dog, cat, fish, bird, reptile, or any other pet. Place an order and have it show up at your door within 1-2 days. It’s so convenient and easy, you’ll wonder why you waited so long to try it. So what are you waiting for…head to Chewy.com!

Blue Wilderness Grain-Free Denali Biscuits

Disclosure: ABC received these treats in return for their honest opinion.

As usual, Artie, Buddy, and Coby were so excited by their Chewy.com delivery. We all sat on the floor and opened the box together…there was a lot of sniffing and a lot of begging. As you will see from this video, they couldn’t wait to try their new biscuits. Lately, all our treats come from Chewy.com and we couldn’t be happier with the variety of products and the service. If you haven’t checked them out, head over to their website for more information.

Description:

From the rugged Denali wilderness, Blue Buffalo Wilderness delivers a treat that could satisfy the cravings of Alaskan mountain wolves with Denali Biscuits with Wild Salmon, Venison & Halibut Grain-Free Dog Treats. These crunchy baked biscuits will have your dog’s inner wolf howling for the tantalizing taste of wild salmon, venison, and halibut. They’re 100% grain-free and full of protein and premium natural ingredients for a uniquely healthy treat.

Key Benefits

  • Wild salmon, venison and halibut treats
  • Filled with high-quality unique proteins
  • 100% grain-free and gluten-free
  • Crunchy baked biscuits
  • Made with the finest natural ingredients
  • No artificial preservatives, colors or flavors
  • No corn, wheat, soy or chicken/poultry by-product meals

Sick Babies

It’s been a crazy week here at the ABC household. Artie has been suffering with terrible allergies. His eyes are runny and red, and the left eye is partially closed. I called the vet and set up an appointment, only to have to cancel it due to an appointment for myself. So Artie continues to suffer…although the eye rinse and Children’s Benedryl brings some relief. He will see the vet Monday morning.

 

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Artie and his sad allergy eyes 

 

Coby was our bigger concern. Coby wasn’t acting normal on Sunday. He couldn’t get comfortable, wouldn’t eat, and his stomach kept making lots of noises. On Monday, he appeared to feel a little better and ate some food. It was Tuesday morning that I discovered he had bright red blood in his runny stool. I immediately called the vet and took him in to get examined. While at the vet, he threw up three times, two times it was nothing but a pile of bright red blood.

After ruling out any type of worm, the vet discovered two of his bacteria levels were high. He was in rough shape so that vet encouraged me to hospitalize him. Reluctantly, I left him there around 11 am. They gave him IV fluids, medication to stop the vomiting and diarrhea, Pepcid, and antibiotics. He didn’t have any more vomiting or diarrhea after that point so I was able to pick him up from the vet at 5:30 pm that same day. They kept his IV port in his leg overnight just in case he needed fluids again the next day.

 

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Coby and his IV port 

 

After a really good night of sleep with mommy and daddy, Coby was still really tired and weak the next day. I took him back to the vet and they gave him some fluids under the skin and another shot of Pepcid. Pepcid helps with the intestinal bleeding.

So today, Thursday, is a better day. Cody ate well and had his first bowel movement since Tuesday. It was solid but covered with dark blood (which is better than bright red). He has also been more active. We will continue his antibiotic, Pepcid, and probiotic until he visits the doctor next Friday, May 20. We pray that everything is cleared up by then and that he will be back to his normal happy self!

It’s been some week!!!

 

Artie’s 7th Birthday

Today, Feb. 18, is Artie’s 7th birthday. It seems unreal that he’s been in our life for 7 years. We couldn’t be more blessed. I know his original owner/breeder (Tammy) is smiling down from Heaven and maybe sending a wish or two. She loved Artie and all the other dogs so much!

Tammy and Artie , August 30, 2009
Tammy and Artie , August 30, 2009

Even though Artie was born on February 18, 2009, we didn’t adopt him until August 30, 2009. He was just over 6 months old the day we meet him. He was named King Arthur by Tammy, but she called him Artie for short. Artie was a name we liked and he had for 6 months, so he remained Artie!

Artie is an anxious boy, his ears flop, he gets occasional skin rashes, he has curly hair, and he LOVES to lick.  We wouldn’t want him to be anything different! We love you to pieces, Artie!!!

Happy Birthday Big Boy!!!