Back to the World of the Living

Oh my word!!! Do you have any idea how hard it is to be cut off from the internet for a week?! We just got back from the mountains. We had a blast but the place we stayed had NO cell phone reception and no internet. Grannie and I would drive somewhere for dinner, find some 4G, and spend an hour checking Facebook and email. Sad, eh?

I have lots of pictures to share but this one was just funny…I was trying to take pictures of Daisy but Molly kept photo-bombing.

Molly and Daisy

So then Molly just put herself in the picture….Daisy looks like “What on earth do you think you are doing??”


Pro Bloom-A Saturday Product Review

I’ll just let you know, although I have tried many things at one time or another, I am not one to put my girls on a bunch of supplements. If they are having some sort of problem I have no issues trying something to help. But overall, my girls are healthy and doing fine.

Well, mostly.

At first I didn’t think twice about the box of Pro Bloom from The Honest Kitchen I received in my swag bag at Blogpaws. Pro Bloom BoxThen I realized that the probiotics and digestive enzymes might be just what my foster dog, Molly, needs. You see, Molly has had a little gas problem. And by “little” I mean “please someone build me a fallout shelter because surely this is gonna kill me” type gas. Please don’t tell her I told you. She is such a sweet, happy girl and I would HATE to hurt her feelings. Plus, she sometimes just looked so confused at the noise coming know. Now, before you start thinking you know what the issue was, I tried two different grain free kibbles (6 weeks each). Although my Daisy eats The Honest Kitchen, I just can’t afford it for more than one large dog right now. So, I was hopeful that the company I had come to trust with several of Daisy’s health issues had come up with a product that would help Molly. Gas may not be the worst issue in the world, but a girl has to maintain her image!

instant goat milk

powder in water-before mixing

Pro Bloom is an instant goat milk powder supplement with digestive enzymes and probiotics. It is a human grade product from free range goats here in the USA. You mix with warm water…and let the dog drink it.  I’ve seen some who froze them into treats. You can mix it with kibble, or let your dog drink it straight up. Of course, you can always mix it into your pets normal Honest Kitchen Dinner as well. It can be stored in the fridge for 2 days.

I started Molly out on the sample box I received. For her, one packet daily was recommended per her weight.  I would split it half in the morning, half in the evening. I mixed it with her kibble-basically making her some cereal. Yummy CerealHer change was dramatic. Within days I could tell a difference. I was no longer running for the hills to escape my sweet foster girl. It coincidentally came at the best time-she finally learned how to jump up on the bed with her stubby legs. I don’t think I could have allowed her to sleep with me before Pro Bloom.


Can I finish eating please?

Can I finish eating please?

We are now in what I consider the maintenance phase. I have reduced her Pro Bloom to being half the recommended serving with dinner only. Now, a packet lasts us two days. I am still happy with the result and as you can see, she is quite excited come dinner time! I think this is one supplement I will be sticking to. The results have spoken for themselves. I feel I should add that Pro Bloom is also for cats. However, since a cat wouldn’t make it in my house very long I don’t have any way to try it out with one. If you have tried it with a cat, please leave a comment! I’d love to know how it worked out for you.


Disclaimer: I was provided one box of Pro Bloom at Blogpaws. I have since joined The Honest Kitchen’s Blogger network to receive discounted products. I wouldn’t have done this if I didn’t love The Honest Kitchen. I plan on reviewing several of The Honest Kitchens products in the future.

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A Product Review with and Orijen

I was very excited when wrote to ask if I would consider doing a product review for them.  I love their service. I order the food I can’t get locally from them, and if it is over forty-nine dollars it ships for free! They also have an autoship program that I keep intending to looking into setting up but going online to order each time is so easy that I just haven’t felt the need to do it. By not having autoship it also allows me to go and look at all the other pet related items they carry.


Luckily, I don’t have to look for a new treat this month because we were asked to try out Orijen’s new freeze-dried treats. We received a bag of the Brome Lake Duck flavor to try. IMG_3847First, a little about the company. Orijen strives to use fresh, regional ingredients in all their dog foods. They just don’t go out and order beef-they want to know what farm the beef comes from. Their foods are manufactured in Canada, and they only use ingredients that have been deemed fit for humans. This is much different from many pet food companies out there. The freeze drying processes combines pressure and below freezing temperatures to vaporize the water out of the food. Honestly, when you see it written out it sounds a bit like science fiction.

So, I hope you can see why I was excited to try these treats. First, I didn’t know Orijen was making freeze-dried treats! Second, with a company so committed to quality I feel really good about having the girls try them. Third, since I know carries them-I can have them delivered right to my door!


Girls!! STOP! We have work to do here!

These freeze-dried treats were a hit with all three girls! I mean, its pure duck meat and duck liver so I’m not sure it is possible for them to not like it. One thing I noticed right away are that these treats are soft and not chalky like many other freeze-dried treats we have tried. This makes them perfect to be able to be pinched in half. As you can see-they are just smaller than a quarter. IMG_3843They are only 7 calories a piece, so by breaking them in half they are the perfect training treat. They also have a strong smell. It isn’t a bad smell at all-just “meaty”. My current foster, Molly, has a bit of hand shyness. This was the perfect treat to be able to toss to her outside in the grass because it was easy for her to find using her nose. I had honestly had a bit of trouble finding a good treat to use outside with her because of this very issue and had limited much of our training to indoors or concrete. Even picky Bella (who refused to have a picture taken) loved this treat. The final thing that is GREAT about these treats is many come as single ingredient varieties. This is perfect if your dog has allergies and needs to limit certain foods or if you need treats during an elimination diet.

I’ll be honest-I ordered a couple more bags of these treats before I had even finished the sample provided to me. This treat is “the one” for us. Grain free for my Daisy with allergies, something my picky-eater Bella enjoyed, and something my foster dog can find in the grass if my toss to her is a bit off. I feel good knowing it is coming from such a great company as Orijen.

Daisy Sniffing Orijen Treats

Please open these back up.

Disclaimer: I was provided with a bag of Orijen’s freeze-dried treats from in exchange for my honest opinion.

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