A few weeks back, we went through nasty round of coughs at our house. My hubby and I knocked ours out pretty quickly, but it took a little bit more power for the girls. At just 15 months old, once theirs started to settle in their chest, I got them to the doctor. Antibiotics aren’t my preference, but neither is RSV, so it was a round of antibiotics for each of them, and then I kicked in the probiotics for everyone!
If you’re not familiar with probiotics, here’s a quick explanation: Probiotics are good bacteria that are either the same as or very similar to the bacteria that are already in your body. Things like antibiotics kill off those good bacteria in your body, and then your body functions at a diminished capacity as a result. When probiotics are introduced, they promote a healthy immune system and healthy bowels! And we ALL could use more of that!
Keeping foods rich in probiotics and taking probiotics after antibiotics are completed have always been regular practices in our household…or for the humans in our household, that is. So when I discovered there a was a probiotic for DOGS, I was, first of all shocked.
If you haven’t met her yet, meet Taffy the White Doggie.
We adopted Taffy from the SPCA a few years ago. Taffy is part of our family! She travels with us. She celebrates with us. She plays with us. She exercises with us.
So finding out that I could keep her healthy just like I do the rest of us, well, I was pretty stoked!
Well, they’re getting kinda big now. But not too big. Seems like they’re growing fast, though. I’m starting to wonder if I’m gonna get chased here pretty soon. Yeah, probably. But for now, I’ve been trying to help where I can.
Did you know that this week, May 1 through May 7, is National Pet Week?
Created in 1981 by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) and the Auxiliary to the AVMA, National Pet Week is dedicated to celebrating America’s more than 200 million pets that enrich our lives each and every day and encourage responsible pet care every day of the year – no matter if you’re celebrating a dog, a cat, a hamster or a tank full of platy fish!
Of course, around our house, the pets in question are CoCo the Black Kitty and Taffy the White Doggie!
And that’s about as close as they get to one another. Most of the time, it’s a peaceful co-existence. But sometimes there’s a bit of refereeing that needs to be done. Just one of the duties of a pet parent, right?
Bil-Jac understands pets (dogs, specifically) more than anyone else, I think. To this day, Taffy the White Doggie must sit and watch me open a package to make sure it doesn’t contain a bag of food or treats for her from the good folks who work there! And if it IS something from Bil-Jac? There is much doggie rejoicing, for sure!
**PLEASE NOTE: While Bil-Jac’s Farmer’s Bounty DID provide me with this product to review at no cost, I was not in any way paid for my review. The following opinion is hereby my own.**
Most of the time, when a box arrives at our home, it’s for one of the humans in residence. Even so, Taffy the white doggy and CoCo the black kitty are always enthralled. Taffy, because anything crinkly makes her immediately think of food, and CoCo, because she wants to try to shove herself into the box.
Well, Taffy happened to be in luck here recently – one of the packages was just for her!
If you’re like us, your pets are part of your family. That’s one of the reasons why I LOVE Bil-Jac – they make sure the food that you give your furry family members has been created with just as much care (and way less nasty additives) as the healthy food you put in your human body! And since February IS “Love Your Pet” Month (did you know that?!) there’s no better time than now to make sure their insides are well taken-care of.
The key ingredients of Bil-Jac’s grain-free dog treats are chicken, chicken liver and sweet potato. Now, I don’t think I’ve ever offered Taffy chicken liver, but she LOVES regular chicken, and she begs for sweet potato (baked or straight out of the can!) so I had an idea that she was probably gonna like these quite a bit. Check her out in the video below! Plus,