Ok well technically there is only one dog going crazy over leaves, and it’s me!
Something about those crunchy leaves just gives me the case of the zoomies!
Doesn’t this just make you want to run outside and play in a pile of leaves? Does your dog get the zoomies in the fall too?
We’re about to embark on one of my favorite months of the year, October! Not only do I turn 7 years old this month, but it’s also the month of all things spooky! I can hardly wait.
But before we dive right into October, I always like to look back at all the fun I had the previous month. First though, let me give a shoutout to my special sponsors & affiliates! Thanks to them I’m able to bring you exciting posts, so make sure you give them some love and check out what great products they carry!
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And now onto my September Adventures…
I dipped my toes into the Dehydrated Pet Food world with the Honest Kitchen.
I shared what exactly it means to be a Dachshund with selective listening skills.
I went Apple Picking.
Trooper and I ate treats only the way boys can.
I saw the Budweiser Horses over Labor Day Weekend.
I helped stack hay on the farm.
I went from dirty to clean thanks to the Woof Pouf.
I got spiffy in my new necktie collar.
I shared that one of my favorite foods is now available at Petsmart.
I shared another installment of the places I sleep series!
I visited the Happiest Place on Earth.
I added some raw food to my diet.
I had some fun on the farm with the farmer’s boys.
I discussed wether or not dogs should be worried about skin cancer.
I shared some of my favorite picks for Halloween this year.
Trooper and I snacked on Brothers Complete Pet Food + Treats – and you can still enter to win some for your dog too!
Trooper and I got a boost to keep us going on the farm.
And that brings us to October! I can’t wait until next week, because it’s my Birthday Week! You won’t want to miss it, because not only do I celebrate all week long, but I’ve got some fun prizes to giveaway to you too! Don’t miss it!
Disclaimer: this post is brought to you by Chewy. All opinions are my own and I only share products I think you and your dogs will love.
Trooper and I are really hard working farm dogs, but you probably already knew that.
Well, that is until all that hard working catches up to us. Contrary to what you may think, dogs get tired too.
Thanks to our pals at Chewy.com we’ve now got a little secret weapon when us working dogs start to get a little groggy, Instinct Raw Boost Mixers!
Instinct Raw Boost Mixers make it easy to add protein-packed raw to your pet’s kibble for health and vitality. These little raw bites provide pure animal protein for lean muscles and strong bones, as well as natural ingredients for optimal nutrient absorption, and nutritious oils for healthy skin and coat.
While Instinct Raw Boost Mixers are great for adding to your daily kibble, Trooper and I have also been snacking on just a few throughout the day to give us that little boost of energy.
You can snag these Instinct Raw Boost Mixers from my friends at Chewy.com on sale for about $13!
Disclaimer: this product review and giveaway is brought to you by Brothers Complete. All opinions are my own, and I only share products I think you and your dog will love.
As you may already know, my buddy Trooper and I have been on a rotational diet since we were just wee pups, meaning we’re always rotating the foods we eat. We’re always on the lookout for new foods to add to our diets, and recently I was introduced to the dog food brand Brothers Complete.
Brothers Complete is a family owned and operated business that believes in making the most nutritious and healthy dog food. They are committed to making an ultra premium dog food that is exceptional at rebalancing and restoring a dog’s health and maintaining a vibrant state of health throughout it’s life. Since I plan to live FOR-EVER, this is great news.
Not only do they make a line of dry pet food, but they also make their own biscuits and jerky too. The Brothers Complete line of treats contain no grain, no white potato, no sweet potato, and no sugar in any form. And as I’m informed by the people who monitor my food intake (aka mom), sugars = bad.
Trooper and I loved sampling their line of treats and mom loved that their biscuits included a special blend of minerals, vitamins, and nutrients for a treat that is nutritionally complete and balanced.
The Brothers Complete Biscuit Treats are formulated to compliment and work effectively in conjunction with all the Brothers Complete Advanced Allergy Dry Dog Food Formulas. Trooper and I found that they were a great crunchy size to clean our teeth after meals too.
Brothers Complete Jerky treats were only made from a single ingredient and just like all the Brothers products they are sourced and made right here in the USA.
Brothers Complete believes that a poor diet is primarily responsible for 95% of the allergy and skin conditions that dogs have nowadays. While neither Trooper or I have any food allergies (other than I have a sensitivity to dairy), I decided to let my buddy Trooper test out this food first since he has a history of fatty tumors. These fatty tumors (aka Lipomas) are non-cancerous and can be hereditary, but some studies have shown that a poor nutritional diet can attribute to them as well. While Trooper has always been fed the best, we figured letting him chow down on the Brothers Complete line can only help! Even if your dog doesn’t have allergies, Brothers Complete can be a great choice for making sure your pet gets a nutritional diet.
Key Features of Brothers Complete Dry Dog Food:
You can read their full ingredient list on their website as well as more detailed information about the quality of their pet foods.
So after nearly a month of eating Brothers Choice (the Venison formula) twice a day Trooper reported back that he was more energetic and playful and his coat was extra shiny and soft! I will definitely be adding Brothers Choice into my diet as well and my pal Trooper is looking forward to continuing to eat this great food too.
You can pick up the Brothers Choice Dry Dog foods in 4 great formulas; Chicken and Egg, Lamb and Egg, Turkey and Egg, & Venison and Egg from the Brothers Choice Website.
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Halloween is one of my favorite times of the year. I love getting to dress up as something I’m normally not. While I myself tend to go the DIY route when it comes to my costumes, it’s fun to browse through the store-bought options for inspiration and perhaps a little giggle too. So here’s my round-up of 10 Awesome Halloween Costumes for Dogs that I thought were pretty darn cool!
2. Super Girl from Petco
3. Donkey Piñata from Petco
4. Beetlejuice from Amazon*
5. Pink Monster from Amazon*
6. Jason from Party City
7. Frankenstein from Petsmart
8. Banana Split from Petsmart
9. Caveman from Petsmart
10. Olaf from Petsmart
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So, what is your dog going to be this Halloween? I’m still working on coming up with an idea for mine…..mom says I gotta hurry though if I want her help making it!
Just like many dachshunds (or really any dog) I love the feeling of laying in a patch of warm sun. If you
own are owned by a dachshund, then you know what I’m talking about.
I’m sure this scene is all too familiar, your dog parks themselves in front of a big patch of sun laying there until they are visibly panting and hot to the touch. As much as I enjoy getting all toasty in the sun, my mom started to worry about what the sun might be doing to my skin. Is skin cancer something us dogs should be worried about, and if so how can we prevent it?
Well instead of just wondering, my mom decided to find out. So she did a little research, and even took a trip to my vet to find out more.
See in the beginning of the summer a new (black) mole popped up on my chest. And seeing as how I have the very common dachshund pattern baldness on my belly, mom worried my exposure to the sun on a daily basis was starting to catch up to me.
So away we went to the vet to find out if in fact dogs can get skin cancer, what we should be looking for, and how we can prevent it.
First, the good news is I didn’t have any moles or bumps that look pre-cancerous (at least not yet), so phew! But, the risk of skin cancer in dogs is just the same as it would be for humans, especially in areas where your dog may not have as much hair and for dogs that have lighter colored fur.
My vet informed me that although I do have the occasional mole, discoloration, or skin growth pop up, that this can also be a sign of aging skin and will happen as the years pass. Documenting your dog’s skin abnormalities can be a great way to make sure there isn’t anything out of the ordinary happening that might require a biopsy or further investigation.
Tips for Preventing Skin Cancer in Dogs:
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We found this helpful chart online (source unknown) that can be useful if any of your dog’s moles might warrant a trip to the vet. The same characteristics in moles can be seen on humans and are also a sign of pre-cancerous areas.
While preventing me from “sunning” probably isn’t going to happen (sorry, I just enjoy my sun naps way too much), mom has been making me wear pet sunscreen when it looks like I’ll be napping for a while. She also plans to add a UV film to the window at the shop where I like to sun myself a lot during the day.
Has your dog had any skin cancer scares? Do you routinely check your pet for moles and skin abnormalities?
Disclaimer: I am not a veterinarian, just an owner who cares an awful lot about my pet’s health. Please be sure to consult your own vet if you think your pet may have some abnormal skin issues. This post is not meant to replace veterinarian care, just simply a reference for the information we have learned in our own studies.
When our hay guy delivers to the farm sometimes he likes to bring along something special for Trooper and I.
We wait ever so patiently when the truck pulls up.
Well, Trooper is a little less patient with his waiting, but he tries.
But the wait is over when the farmer’s little boys pop out of the truck! And then suddenly it’s an epic battle of Little Boys vs Dogs. I’ll let you be the judge of who won….
It was me and Trooper wasn’t it? I knew it!
Does your dog love playing with children as much as Trooper and I do?
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Have you ever wanted to add some raw to your dog’s diet, but weren’t sure where to start? Well guess what, today I have a great product to share that can make adding raw to your pet’s diet simple and easy. Meet Stella & Chewy’s Meal Mixers®!
Stella & Chewy’s Meal Mixers are raw foods that have been freeze-dried to lock in nutrition and flavor. They are ready to feed right out of the bag. (no waiting around for mom or dad to prep you a bowl of raw food!)
Now I know if you’re never fed raw pet food it can be a little bit scary, but as an extra food safety measure, Stella & Chewy’s uses a test and hold process. Third party independent lab analysis is conducted on each batch of food before it leaves their own Wisconsin-based manufacturing facility. The results for every batch is posted on the Stella & Chewy’s website for consumers to see. I don’t know about you, but that sounds a whole lot safer than eating raw beef off the grocery store shelf. Plus it’s much less messy!
When using Stella & Chewy’s Meal Mixers you don’t have to commit to feeding your dog a completely raw diet either. You can simply scoop the desired amount and mix it with your pet’s dry dog food for an extra boost of raw food nutrition.
Stella & Chewy’s Meal Mixers includes premium ingredients:
Plus they are made in the USA!
They are available in 4 protein options Stella’s Super Beef, Chewy’s Chicken, Tantalizing Turkey, and Savory Salmon & Cod and come in 3 sizes (3.5 oz, 9 oz, 18 oz). I got to test out Stella’s Super Beef option.
I also found that Stella & Chewy’s Meal Mixers were very convenient to travel with as you don’t need to refrigerate it, and it doesn’t require any special meal prep.
I’m always eating on the go whether it be at home, on the farm, or at work – and sometimes out and about during my many adventures. So having a food that can travel easily is always important to me.
So if you’d like to add a little raw to your dog’s diet you can fetch these Meal Mixers from Stella & Chewy in a store near you!
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Have you ever tried feeding raw to your dog? Tell me your experience in the comments below!
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If you’re having a bad day, or you need a reason to smile, then you are in luck, because I’m going to share with you the happiest place on Earth! You can’t help but smile when you find out where I recently took a trip to.
See where I live in Chester County, Pennsylvania we have rolling farmland practically right out my backdoor. But it’s still not everyday that I get to see this type of crop pop up seemingly overnight….
So on a warm sunny afternoon I took a trip out to a very special place with my family, a place where you can’t help but smile.
I got to meet the wonderful family that plants these fields every 4 years (which means I’ll have to wait until 2019 to see them again!), and happily welcomed visitors to their property so that everyone could enjoy the beautiful view. I even learned that they have two dachshunds too!
There were lots of people visiting the Sunflower Fields, and just like everyone else I couldn’t wait to get a picture among the beautiful flowers (while being respectful to the crops of course).
Even my mom and dad got in on the action, and then we broke out the selfie stick…
I think my selfie smile might need a little more work.
I learned that these sunflowers will soon be making their way into bird seed, so that the happiness will continue!
I’m already counting down the days until fall 2019 when I can visit the sunflowers again! What’s your happiest place to visit with your dog?
There is never enough hours in the day, especially when you’re sleeping for 80% of the time! Here’s where I’ve been napping this past month…
Kinda makes you want to take a nap right now doesn’t it?
Check out where else I’ve been sleeping in my “Oh the Places You Sleep” series!