Just a few short weeks ago, I was in tears. Chance, my beloved canine baby looked like he was at death’s door.
One morning, I woke up and Chance was not his normal self. He was listless, had zero energy, wasn’t moving, eating or drinking. Whenever I tried to give him water or food, he’d fall over. He was so weak! He also developed a bad sore near his tail. He kept tugging at his fur to the point where it became an open wound. I was so worried he’d get an infection on top of being so weak and listless.
I’ve had Chance ever since he was a few weeks old. This October, he will be thirteen years old.
I know that Chance is getting up there in age and I know that death is part of the circle of life and that it’s inevitable. I just wasn’t ready to say goodbye. I wasn’t emotionally prepared. Then again, are we ever emotionally prepared to say goodbye to a loved one?
Chance has been part of our family for so many years and he is Little One’s “protector”. He is such a good boy and a sweet, sweet dog.
If you recall a few weeks ago, I started Cupcake on Chance on a new diet. We took part in the Mixed Feeding Program and a remarkable thing happened.
How Changing my Dog’s Diet Improved His Energy
I’m not sure as to whether it was the fact that we had taken Chance to the groomer’s and she gave him a Summer grooming (he got his annual shaving) or whether it was the new mixed feeding we’ve been doing with the dogs, but Chance did a complete turn-around. Perhaps it was a combination of both? Or maybe Chance had a bug and enough time elapsed and he was back to his normal self? Who knows? I’m just thankful that he bounced back!
My husband and I were shocked. We weren’t anticipating the drastic change in Chance (for the better)! Check out the infographic below for some of the benefits of mixed feeding for your pets.
I’m actually convinced that Chance’s renewed energy is due to changing his diet (and getting rid of his thick coat). If you see him, he looks and acts like a completely different dog! He is like a puppy again!
Both Cupcake and Chance really love the dry dog food and wet dog food mixed together. It’s hard to tell how much of a change it’s had on Cupcake. She’s a young pup (8 months old) and has lots of energy to begin with. I did notice that her coat has a lovely sheen though. The changes are more apparent in Chance. I’m not sure if that’s because he is an older dog, but changing his diet seems to have given him more “OOMPH!”
One of our friends pulled up to our house and was surprised to see Chance in the lane to greet him. He said, “When did you get the new dog?”
I thought he was kidding, but he really didn’t recognize Chance with his new haircut and extra bounce in his step! He thought we had gotten a new dog! A Schnauzer!
I’m excited about the changes in our dogs’ with the mixed feeding program. We’ll definitely be continuing this new diet with our dogs. If you haven’t already checked it out, visit www.petmixedfeeding.ca for more information on feeding your pet a mixed diet.
For the record, I am not making any claims that mixed feeding is what gave Chance his renewed energy and the pep back into his spirit, but it certainly has played a vital role in improving his well-being! It’s incredible how he bounced back. We thought he wasn’t going to survive, and all of a sudden he was back!
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