More of “Have You Seen This Look?”


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I found another possibility for a new dog food.

Nature’s Logic Sardine (First 8 Ingredients): Sardine Meal, Millet, Pumpkin Seed, Yeast Culture, Suncured Alfalfa Meal, Montmorillonite Clay, Sardine Oil, Kelp
Nature’s Logic Venison (First 8 Ingredients): Venison Meal, Beef Meal, Millet, Beef Fat, Pumpkin Seed, Yeast Culture, Spray Dried Beef Liver, Suncured Alfalfa Meal

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Nature’s Logic Sardine (Guaranteed Analysis): 40.2% Crude Protein, 10% Crude Fat, 0.99% Omega 3 Fatty Acids, & 4.05% Omega 6 Fatty Acids
Nature’s Logic Venison (Guaranteed Analysis): 38.3% Crude Protein, 18.1% Crude Fat, 0.99% Omega 3 Fatty Acids, & 4.05% Omega 6 Fatty Acids

☆ Crude Fiber & Moisture not listed on Nature’s Logic website.

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http://www.natureslogic.com

A plus for Nature’s Logic ~
☆ Higher protein Sardine & Venison
☆ Higher Omega 3 & 6′s Sardine & Venison
☆ Lower fat Sardine only

But, now for the bottom line. What is the price comparison between Fromm, Victor, & Nature’s Logic? And, do Victor & Nature’s Logic offer a Frequent Purchase Plan like Fromm?

I have not checked prices at the feed store yet as both Fromm & Victor are a little harder to find up here in Washington State. When I compared prices online though, I found Nature’s Logic is packaged as the same weight as Fromm and was more expensive than Fromm. Victor is packaged as a larger weight for less money than Fromm. Victor’s large size bag is 30 pounds vs. Fromm’s 26 pounds.

Here are some online places to shop for pet food & more:
http://www.amazon.com
http://www.chewy.com
http://www.dog.com
http://www.petflow.com
http://www.petfooddirect.com
http://www.wag.com

I found the best deals on these sites:
Dogfooddirect.com – Shipping is reasonable
Rocketpetz.com – Free local delivery to select zip codes
SPORTDOGFOOD.com – Only sells Dr Tim’s, Farmina, Redpaw, & Victor)

Nature’s Logic offers a Buy 12, Get 1 Free; but unlike Fromm, you have to buy the same kind & same weight. Victor is a small company and does not offer a Frequent Purchase Plan at this time.

Could Have Been a Fun Place to Work


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I’ve been job hunting since I’ll be out of my boot next week. I haven’t been getting any calls, so I figured I better start applying for seasonal retail jobs, and I thought a pet store would be a fun place to work. Well, that’s a no on PetSmart . . . .

Thank you for your interest in PetSmart. We take joy in knowing that there are people who share our enthusiasm and love for pets. 

We appreciate the time you have spent exploring opportunities with us. Unfortunately, you did not pass the prescreen assessment and will not be considered for employment at this time.

We wish you the best.

Sincerely,

Human Resources

Do You Wanna Go Bye-Bye?


Boarding ~

http://www.drsfostersmith.com/pic/article.cfm?c=3307&articleid=727&d=155&category=204

Moving Tips ~
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Travel Tips ~
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Are You a Purist?


Chicken meat, chicken meal, chicken by-products, chicken by-products meal, chicken fat, & chicken flavoring . . . avoid all . . . or, is chicken fat & chicken flavoring ok to feed a dog allergic to chicken? Personally, I prefer to avoid all so that I do not have a $100 Vet bill.

http://www.askavetquestion.com/nutrition/chicken-byproducts/

https://www.aspca.org/pet-care/dog-care/allergies

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Do You Have a Licky Dog?


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We do . . . Tessie, aka Ms. Licky. Ugh . . . kind of gross sometimes . . . other times sweet. So, why do some dogs lick so much?

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“Why Does My Dog Lick Me?”

Cuddling & Licking

Kissing & Licking

And then, there’s Casey licking (& chewing) for entirely different reasons. When he’s up on the bed, even the comforter & sheet get wet.

Acral Lick Dermatitis

Food Allergy vs. Food Intolerance

Small Kibble vs. Large Kibble


Is your dog belching or throwing up?

I thought Science Diet’s “Small Bites” was the smallest size made until Casey’s breeder gave me samples of Diamond Puppy Formula to help switch foods. I remember thinking on the way home that this looks like dry cat food. It wasn’t until both he & Tessie threw up Beneful Snackers & Science Diet a couple of times that I realized the larger the kibble, the less likely they are actually chewing it and/or digesting it.

I couldn’t find a good article on this subject, so maybe it’s just what your dog prefers. I remember Zack preferred Science Diet’s “Small Bites” vs. Science Diet’s larger-sized kibble.