Disclosure: This post is sponsored by EatSmart and the Hopping Bloggers. We were provided with an EatSmart Precision Digital Scale for review purposes. All opinions presented are 100% our own and were not influenced.
We love our fur babies, and I am sure we are not alone in that thought. There is just something about having a furry friend that just completes a family or person. They love you unconditionally. You can generally count on them to brighten your day. If you are anything like we are with our dogs, you may even spoil them.
Our two dogs, Zoey and Gucci, certainly live a full life. They have an abundance of toys and get plenty of walks. When it comes to food and treats, we really go all out. Our dogs get both wet and dry food. It is funny to watch what happens when it is feeding time. The dogs can be relaxing in one of the bedrooms, but as soon as they hear the clink of the ceramic dog bowl on the counter, they coming running. They know what is in store for them, and they immediately go to licking their chops as they wait in anticipation for the yumminess that is about to be served!
One reason we started serving them both wet and dry food was due to our Chihuahua (Gucci) getting older and losing some of his teeth. He has a difficult time eating the hard morsels found in dry food. In an effort to make sure he was getting the nutrition his body needs, we had to start serving wet food. Unfortunately, our Yorkie Schnauzer (Zoey) really wanted in on the action. There was no way that she was going to stand by and watch Gucci enjoy the delectable chunks of meat. So hence our pattern began. Each morning the dogs enjoy wet food, and in the evening, they feast on dry tidbits. Over the years we began to notice that Zoey was putting on the pounds.
After consulting our veterinarian recently, she recommended that we cut down on the amount of wet and dry food portions and replace it with some healthier treats and more exercise. A combination of diet and exercise has proven to be effective. We have happier and healthier dogs. Although Zoey has a way to go, we can tell a difference. She is more energetic and an overall happier dog.
One of the treats that we whip up weekly for the pups is a combination of sweet potatoes, green beans, and broth. It is easy to prepare and the furbabies devour them.
Healthy Sweet Potato & Green Bean Frozen Dog Treats
Cook 2 large sweet potatoes
Remove peel from sweet potatoes
Two cups of frozen green beans
2 tablespoons of beef or chicken broth
Place in a food processor or blender
Puree until smooth
Spoon into a mold of choice
Freeze then serve or individually wrap them for future use
Serving Size 20 (depending on mold used)
To monitor how Zoey is doing on her new diet, we have been using the EatSmart Precision Baby Check Scale. This sleek and stylish, easy to read scale, is a great way for us to check in frequently on her weight. It even has a memory feature so we can instantly compare. Weights can be measured in both customary and metric. While it runs on AAA batteries, one unique feature is that it shuts off automatically. And we all know how expensive batteries can get!
Not only is this scale good to use with pets, but also it can be used with babies. Imagine being able to track your little one’s growth between doctor visits as they grow from newborn infants to babies and toddlers. The digital baby scale provides reliable weight readings up to 44 lbs (20 kg).
Want to help your pet? Here are some research-based ideas to give your pet the best life you can give him.
- Portion control feeding
- No table scraps
- Limit the treats
- Regular exercise
- Regular checkups
We all know that pets are like family. They deserve for us to treat them as we would ourselves. Give them the best life they can live!
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