I cannot express how much I love my dogs. We are in the process of switching their food from the just 'ok' Kirkland puppy and mature dog food to Solid Gold and BARF. It's going to be a VERY slow transition because Trooper has the most sensitive stomach evAR. Although licking out ice cream containers has never been a problem for him.
We aren't eating ice cream at our house anymore. :)
I know in my head that dogs aren't people but I swear they have souls. And individual personalities. Our dogs are our babies and I want them to be healthy and healthy for the rest of their long lives.
Quinn has coughing issues (allergies) and in the past we've treated her with Steroids, which have worked okay but do cause a little incontinence. The poor girl has no idea when she's leaking. It's cute but sad. So I am thinking that perhaps changing her food to something super healthy will help because her cough has now morphed and sounds a lot worse than it ever did. I prefer to not give her pills since there are side affects.
And of course Kodiak limps always and will have severe arthritis one day. Anything we can do to make him more comfortable has to be on our list of things to do. He's SUCH a happy boy!
He loves to have his ears scratched and even though we know he must be in pain he has so much energy and can still jump and run. Though after a day at daycare he can barely walk, he demands to go and howls when I only take Trooper.
I love my dogs and they bring us SO much happiness.