We were approached by Milk-Bone recently to see if we’d like to check out their Doggy Health & Wellness Kit, which couldn’t have been better timing, as Zoie had just come into our lives, and was in need of some weight loss and improved wellness. You might remember that Zoie’s vet has suggested she loose 3 pounds, as well as to work on her overall oral health.
According to “Milk-Bone Human-Canine Health Study” — a survey of 3,000 U.S. dog parents conducted by Milk-Bone brand dog treats (in conjunction a partnership with Learndipity Data Insights) — humans and dogs positively impact the health of one another, from morning routines to physical fitness. In fact, 55% of dog parents say their lives are “full of happiness and joy,” compared to 39% of non-dog parents. For sure my dogs make my life much more full of happiness and joy!
Zoie’s veterinarian’s suggestion of 3 lbs of weight loss has really given us a goal- its a lot for such a little girl! We’ve been doing daily walks, keeping her on a diet, and including lots of physical and mental stimulation in her life. Zoie’s vet also mentioned she needed to work on her teeth, which have quite a tartar build-up- a condition that is sadly very common in Pomeranians. The MilkBone Brushing chews have been a perfect way to Zoie to work on cleaning her teeth herself, as she and I continue to work on brushing her teeth traditionally as well.
The Doggy Health & Wellness kit included some great products to get us started with Zoie- Milk-Bone Brushing Chews, and Milk-Bone Good Morning Treats. Zoie has been enjoying one of the Good Morning Healthy Joints treats after she comes in from her morning potty break- & I believe the vitamins and nutrients found within will help her knee issue- which is mild case of luxating patella. Needless to say, since fostering Zoie, we’ve been thinking a lot about ways to keep our entire family fit & healthy while spending time together!
Here are three of the ways:
*DOGGY EXERCISE: 51% of dog parents say they get more exercise because of their dog — but still, 1 out of 3 pet parents wish their dog would get more physical activity. I can honestly say that our dogs, and the fact that we are a part of an online walking group (let me know if you’d like to join!), are basically the only reason I get out and about some days!
*PUPPY NUTRIENTS: 1 out of 3 pet parents are concerned that their dog isn’t getting enough of the nutrients they need. The pet food market is more confusing than ever, which is why I’m a firm believer in supplementation.
*PETTING SESSION CHECK-UPS: Pet parents conduct “well puppy” check-ups, as they would with their child. If a dog is rubbing his eyes, or has oily spots or bumps in his fur, something could be wrong. Being a pet parent to Pomeranians, a daily petting session check up is required to be sure there is nothing stuck in their fur, painful tangles, or more.
Do you give your dogs any vitamins or supplements? Have they been lucky enough to taste test any of these new releases from Milk-Bone?
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