Now that Thanksgiving has come and gone, it’s full-on Christmas Season everywhere! Just like last year, we’ll be doing a separate Christmas Gift Guide for big and small dogs- Bear and Scooter’s versions. Our gift guides are typically composed of some of the boys’ favorite products we’ve discovered over the past year, as well as a few items on their personal puppy wishlists.
Scooter actually ended up getting a few of the items from his gift list last year, and has been enjoying them fully- if you need more small dog gift ideas, be sure to check his 2013 list.
So that’s what has caught Scooter’s attention in the small-dog world as of late. What is on your pup’s wish list this year?
Scooters new favorite thing is using a new set of stairs we bought him, and climb up atop our pillow sac so he can watch the world go by outside the window. I’ve been meaning to move our window bird feeder up to the front window so he can watch his birds at the same time!
Scooter reserves his intense gaze like this for times when he is just pleading to be held! If the intense stare doesn’t work, he’s got a back up plan in mind! His idea of a backup plan? To climb into my purse there in the bottom left corner- it’s a sure way to ensure he’s going wherever I am!
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Canine Caviar’s food is unique because it is based on an alkaline diet. The funny part of this, is that I have been learning about the benefits of an alkaline diet for humans a lot recently, and had been implementing some changes into my own lifestyle. Now Scooter’s right on board with me on his new Canine Caviar diet. The reasoning behind a high alkaline diet is simple, the higher the oxygenation level of your blood, the harder it is supposed to be for diseases and cancer to take hold.
Scooter has really been enjoying his new kibble from Canine Caviar. He’s eating the Wilderness ALS blend and gives it 4 paws up! Canine Caviar kibble is higher in calories than other kibble foods, meaning that less food is consumed, and less waste is produced. Hello win-win! The high-calorie diet is also great for Scooter, who as a small breed dog, can have a tendency towards spikes and drops in blood sugar. This diet keeps him at a much more stable level and the kibble bits are perfectly sized for his smaller mouth.
Since our switch to Canine Caviar, we’ve noticed that he’s also always ready and excited to eat now. We love that. Our food struggles with Scooter are something we’ve not been shy about here on the blog. He’s been on at least 20 different types of kibble in his 6 years for the simple fact that he stops eating all of them at some point- usually after just a few meals.
As we mentioned in our Canine Caviar intro post, Scooter also received some extras in addition to his kibble. He loves all three of the items received- the Canine Caviar veggies, dried sweet potato treats, buffalo jerky, and buffalo stix. Feeding him the veggies with his meals makes me feel like a great Pet Parent, and I can tell he just adores them. Instead of soaking the Synergy veggie mix with water as suggested, we tried it the second time with low sodium chicken broth which Scooter loved even more.
Canine Caviar has been crafting high quality pet foods since 1996 and their highest concern is making the best products possible while still keeping them affordable. The Canine Caviar formula is easily digested and works wonders an unsettled stomachs. The formula reduces itching, scratching, shedding, and hot spots. The kibble blend contains a fermentation culture that helps your pet digest and absorb the nutrients from their food.