If you remember a little while ago we did a couple of posts about how hard it is to get Sadie to eat. We had some great suggestions everything from baby food to yogurt and a grain free diet to a raw diet.
We tried yogurt and she wouldn't touch it and I heard baby food isn't good for dogs because it has onion power in it.
We did a lot of reading about raw diets, and we had some concerns about bacteria and stuff and decided that it wasn't for us.
People who feed their animals a raw diet really like it though, and say that there has been a lot of improvement in their animals .
We did some reading on the grain free diet to and decided that was the diet for Sadie.
A lot of dogs that have food allergies eat a grain free diet.
A lot of dogs tend to gain weight on food filled with grains.
Grain free food uses fruits and vegetables in place of grains.
dogs are more energetic on a grain free diet.
We decided to try Taste of the Wild, but Sadie likes Evo better so that is what she is eating.
We mix a little dry food with moist food.
( our vet says that " A dog should have some dry food because it is better for their teeth.)
Sadie has been eating a mostly grain free diet for a few weeks now.
She has lost some weight, and has a lot more energy.
Momo has been eating some grain free moist kitten and cat food to, he likes Evo too.
Maxx on the other hand is very set in her ways and prefers to eat her old cat food.
The only problem is that in our area the pet stores that do have it only seem to carry one flavor of it and it is recommended that you feed all three of the flavors, so that your animal gets a more balanced diet.
Sadie doesn't like eating the same food all the time either, so we may have to order it online or at a pet store.
I know other dogs have a hard time finding coats and sweater that fit just right, but when you are a dachshund its harder to find a coat that is just right.
After not being able to find a coat that Sadie and I both like and fit, her grandma and I decided to make her one.
Although I was never a Suzy Home Maker, we found making Sadie's coat fun and challenging.
We made her coat with two layers of fleece and a little hood to keep her ears warm.
( Sadie is always cold)
Sadie couldn't wait to try out her new coat, and it was good that we got it done with it when we did because we had snow and had to cut our visit at my parent's house short yesterday.
But Sadie tried it out when we got home while her dad shoveled an area in the back yard, so she would have a place to what she refers to take a squeege without getting snow on her bum.
Sadie was so warm in her new coat that she even jumped in the snow pile.
Sadie isn't usually a big fan of snow, so she wanted to pass on one of her secret snow tips " Before you go outside in the snow have your mom or dad put some Pam or some vegetable shortening on the pads of your feet, because it helps keep the snow from sticking between your toes and helps to insulate against the cold."