Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Turning, Turning Till We Come Round Right.

Organix Organix Adult Less Active Dry Dog Food, 14.5-Pound   
We have had quite a journey on the feeding of a Fox Terrier. One of the things I have learned is to keep up on ingredients and on companies.  I was feeding Skippy a food that was sweet potato and Duck and they switched the formula without telling anybody.  They switched from sweet potatoes to regular potato's. Skippy is very allergic to potato's and started to swell up.  So that is how we found out they switched ingredients.  Then I checked the ingredient label and sure enough they switched from sweet potato formula to just potato.

We have tried different kibbles and there are a lot of good kibbles out there, we are just limited in what we can use because Skippy can not have potato's.  We had tried home feeding and Skippy really liked it but we could not get the PH balance right and I also want to make sure he is getting all the nutrition he needs. I put him on California Naturals but he started to get real itchy and his ears were very dry.  If money were no object I would use The Honest Kitchen which is a dehydrated food that you reconstitute with water.  I am very fortunate to have found Castor and Pollux which I find to be an affordable equivalent in the form of a kibble.  The Organix brand uses organic Chicken as its first ingredient and also uses organic fruits and vegetables.  We are using the weight management for the lower protein and phosphorus.  I found out this formula is also good for senior dogs and that is why I am using it.  I was so glad because the adult formula sounds good as well but I felt was to high in protein and phosphorus for Skippy's needs.  Now for the average adult healthy dog I would recommend it.  It receives a five stars on the Dog food Reviews web site.  The weight management receives only a four star for having lower protein but since it is made specifically for special needs and is exactly what Skippy needs I give it five. There are also some really good foods that receive only four stars for various reasons. The Honest Kitchen receives a four star, again though it would work well for special needs.  The thing is learning to read labels and finding what works for your dog. 

Here's to good eating!
Skippy's Mom 

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Back to California Naturals

Skippy liked the home cooking and I think it was good for a time, but he was having to go out way too much.  So I was afraid he was getting to much or to little of something. After reasoning it out and budgeting things out we put him back on the California Naturals Herring and Sweet Potato. This is what works for him the best.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Home Cooking

 I have started to cook for Skippy again. Click here for a list of things not to give your dog and suggestions for what is good for them. Skippy can not have potatoes or rice and also I have heard broccoli is not very agreeable for some dogs, also when using chicken broth read the ingredient list and make sure it has no onion powder but otherwise I find this link pretty helpful.  I feel like the blog name Kibble in the life of a Fox Terrier is still relevant to our journey of finding out about doggie nutrition.  

Oatmeal egg scramble with sweet potato, green beans and sardines with a garnish of parsley. Of course Skippy took out the parsley and set it to the side as you can see in the photo above.  The other day he took out the spine of the sardine and set it on the side, yesterday he took out the large sardine and set it down and pounced on it, lol.  Skippy is  a funny dog.  As long as I chop up the parsley in his food he will eat it this was just a garnish. 

Friday, July 2, 2010

In My Youth

In my youth, chewing, running away, selective hearing
filled my days.
Now here I lay dreaming
of youth gone by
the fun I've had learning
becoming, being, now content.
Knowing the best place is beside the warm fire
at my masters feet
knowing I have food in my bowl
and kindness from my masters hand.
I have learned not to stray and that
it is not wise to wander too far.
I've learned wisdom to listen, to chew on my toys and
leave masters shoes.
My life is good.

~ Skippy

Friday, June 11, 2010

Hustle and Bustle of Life

In the hustle and bustle of life, Skippy has gotten a little neglected in the blog world (spoiled however in real life by Jayme, Rowden, and Jay)(I'm the disciplinarian ;-)  I will have to get some pics of going to the dog park, it has been really rainy lately so Skippy is missing his friends. 

This is a picture of my husband Jay with Skippy in his lap.

Skippy dropping his squeaker its time to play!