I thought it was about time I introduced you to the baby of the family!
I know……isn’t he the most handsome thing ever?
Now, I know this is a site about kids’ activities, but I also know that many of you consider your four-legged friends every bit a member of the family. As you can tell, we do here. Henry is the dog’s favorite playmate-here they are heading home from one of our adventures.
Like all young boys, our dog has gotten into his share of mischief, especially as a puppy. Naturally, when Royal Canin explained they were looking for dog owners whose pets had had tummy upsets, we raised our
You see, our handsome boy came to us as a rescue. He was well cared for by his previous owners, but they just didn’t have time to keep up with the demands of an energetic, young field lab. He had learned some bad habits while he was, “Entertaining,” himself, including standing up on his tall back legs (He’s kind of like a lab on stilts) and getting everything he could off the counter top and tables.
I’m happy to report he’s now a very well mannered dog, but during the first months he was home, I lost track of the number of times I found myself frantically Googling something he had ingested.
The scariest episode was the day I walked into the living room to find him foaming at the mouth. I’m not exaggerating-there was literally white foam coming out of his mouth, just like you picture when you hear about rabies! Now, I was pretty sure he hadn’t all of the sudden gotten rabies, but as you can imagine, I freaked out. It didn’t take me long to figure out what had happened. He had somehow found an old glo bracelet one of the boys had gotten in a party goody bag or something. He had tried chewing it, and the icky chemicals (and mainly his reaction to them) were making him froth! Fortunately, he turned out to be just fine (and, no-he doesn’t glow in the dark!) but that episode really heightened our awareness. We doubled down our obedience training and our efforts to keep anything and everything out of his reach. Yes, it was a lot like having a toddler in the house again!
Royal Canin asked me to remind you that if your dog has a tummy or GI issue you really don’t want to rely on Google. Instead, make sure to have the vet check him out, and make sure he is as healthy as possible by getting him regular check ups and making sure he has proper nutrition. A healthy dog with a nutritious diet really shouldn’t be having regular tummy upsets (or worse) on your carpet or anywhere else. Talk to your vet and remember that science is the best way to make sure your four legged companions stay healthy and happy.
You can get more pet health nutrition information right here. I’d also love for you to take a minute to visit our friends at Royal Canin here. If you’ve got a dog at your house, I’d love to hear your stories, too!
I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.