My Small Dog Conundrum
Meeting My Doggy Soulmate
Last year I walked into a dog rescue organization looking for a doggy soulmate and jogging partner. I wanted to be “that guy” running through the canyons of Los Angeles with a big dog galloping by my side. But, fate is a fickle mistress and decided my future would entail a two pound three legged teacup chihuahua. Oh how the gods must have laughed at me! But the moment I saw her at the shelter, I knew we were connected. From that moment, all thoughts of running the canyons went up in smoke and were replaced with images of being “that guy” that dresses up his little one in the latest doggy fashions. And to this day, it was the best decision I’ve ever made. Sure my doggy clothing budget is a bit higher than expected, but dang she turns eyes while walking down Hollywood Blvd.
What should she eat?
One thing I underestimated was finding a proper diet for my little Frida. See, I grew up as a child of the eighties and during that time period what we feed our dogs was drastically different than the products available today. Back then we just bought the most affordable dog food on the supermarket shelf. What did it matter if it was Brand A or Brand B? It was all the same, we didn’t read the ingredients we just trusted the brand. Well, it’s twenty five years later now and I have my first dog of my own and one of my main concerns revolved around making sure she is on a proper healthy diet. The way I looked at it, I don’t feed myself fast food seven times a week, why would I feed my Frida the dog food equivalent of fast food?
Wait, My Dog is a Wolf?
So, I went where most people go today for knowledge, Google! And I was inundated with confusing and conflicting information. One theme that seemed to be used by multiple brands was that “your dog is wolf, they should eat like wolf.” So I took that info to Frida’s veterinarian and asked her to confirm my research. She laughed at me and asked if I considered myself a neanderthal. She said, “Of course you don’t and you wouldn’t base your diet on what a neanderthal would eat, so why would you base your dog’s diet on what a wolf would eat?” She informed me that my little Frida needs more than just meat, she needs a diet, balanced by including high-quality sources of fat and fiber as well.
No, Frida is #NotAWolf!
Armed with veterinarian backed information, I continued my search for Frida’s food. And I landed on CORE RawRev by Wellness. First of all and most importantly, Frida loved the taste and devoured her first meal. And for her, that was important first step. She tends to be a very picky eater.
But what really confirmed my choice was the changes I observed in Frida. I immediately witnessed her energy levels perk up─ she was more active and playful. I noticed a massive change in her coat. Not only did she seem to shine more, but I swear she actually grew more hair! And finally and most important for Frida (seeing that she is missing a leg and all), she lost weight and gained lean muscle.
Balanced Diet, Happy Frida!
Frida is my first dog, or you can say she’s my first child. I spend endless hours enjoying her company and companionship. And now, knowing I have found the right diet for her, a healthy diet backed by her veterinarian, I’m confident that I will have a long and healthy journey with Frida. It turns out, she’s #NotAWolf. And a noteworthy side-effect of choosing CORE RawRev by Wellness, is that I’m actually saving money. Which in return, has increased her clothing budget!