Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Wordless Wednesday-Cocky

Monday, August 25, 2014

Recent Raw Meals

After the break are photos and examples of raw meals for dogs.  I feed mostly prey model raw, but do occasionally use some dehydrated raw and premade raw.

These are just a few photos of some of my dogs' meals over the last two weeks.

My crew mostly eats the same meals as each other, with the same portion sizes.

 I feed as much cut and protein variety as possible.

For additional photos of raw meals for dogs, click HERE.

Useful links:

How **I** Feed Raw

Raw Feeding Resources

Saturday, August 23, 2014

August 2014 BarkBox Review

We received our August BarkBox earlier this week.  Reviews of previous and or current BarkBoxes can be read HERE.

The Goods

Petrageous Lobster Toy.  Cute toy that squeaks and floats.  Unfortunately, it does not feel very durable, so I do not think it will stand up to my crew.  This will be going in the shelter donation box, so it can be given to a dog who can appropriately play with it.  Receiving this does encourage me to find a more durable floating toy to toss in the pond for my dogs, though.

Grandma Bowser's.  Biscuit type treats with decent treats.  These do contain cheese, so I am hoping that even picky turd Faolan will eat them.  I am certain that both Neeko and Bruce will with no hesitation.

Jolly Pets Romp-N-Roll.  Approximate retail value $11.21.  My dogs LOVE Jolly Balls.  We have four of them.  This combines a Jolly Ball with a rope, which they also enjoy (under supervision.)  This is certain to be a big hit.  Guess what??  It floats!  I found my more durable floating toy for them!

Bocce's Bakery Lobster Roll Treats.  Approximate retail value $9.49.  We have received treats from this company in the past, and all made of quality, very simple ingredients.  These are no exception. They contain organic barley flour, lobster, organic kelp and parsley. However, I am deathly (anaphylaxis) allergic to shellfish.  Sad face.  I am a little paranoid about this, so I will not handle these treats.  Instead, they will be either donated to the shelter or another dog I know.

This month's BarkBox is not bad, but two of the four items I cannot use for my dogs.  Other dogs can easily use them, though.  I am a bit disappointed that it only included four items, though.

To try BarkBox for yourself, and to save 10% off your order, click HERE.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

The Return of Fearful Faolan

I recently posted regarding how Faolan wears his heart on his sleeve.

He really does a good job at expressing his every emotion.

We dealt with his fear issues for a solid year and a half.  The last six or seven months have been fantastic, with no fear issues at all.  Until last week.

I first noticed it when I went to put his leash on him for a walk.  He took a very submissive posture, and peed on the kitchen floor.

I thought it was a fluke thing, and carried on.  But it wasn't.  He is now back to submissively and fear urinating on a daily basis.  Nothing has changed, and he has not had a bad event or experience to trigger this.

It is so pitiful, like it was in the beginning.  I can tell when he is going to do it, by his super submissive body language.

He is not fearful all the time.  Just randomly.  I feed my dogs in crates due to resource guarding.  This is the only time they are crated.  I asked him to get in his crate, and opened the door.  He flopped over and peed over his head earlier this evening.   Other times he is his normal, happy, joyous self.

Back to square one, and time to buy stock in enzymatic cleaners.

Does anyone have any suggestions for me?