OUR FRIEND OLLIE

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Our friend Ollie has made breakfast and dinner meals more popular than I could have ever imagined…

IT IS PURE JOY TO WATCH THEM EAT – KNOWING ITS NUTRITIONAL VALUE

The Boys are now eating human grade dog food made of quality ingredients that is vet-formulated and freshly cooked.

When Ollie stepped into our world, the timing couldn’t have been better.

Prior to Ollie, I noticed the Boys weight was slowly and steadily increasing.

This was a first – yikes!

In Harley’s ten years with me, he’s never had a weight problem. Why now?

Recent Doodle Doc visits were more frequently ending with a stern talking to about the additional pounds these two kept gaining.

For two years they were eating a 98% protein diet. At the suggestion of their vet, I began supplementing their fiber requirements with fresh fruits and veggies. It was difficult for me to consistently and accurately measure the correct quantity of apples, bananas, strawberries and/or blueberries.

Who knew what was actually too much cauliflower or broccoli? #Ididnt

HELLO FRESH –

So on June 13th I decided to switch the Boys to Ollie… 

Getting started was easy and painless – 

  • I told them about each Dood (age, weight, breed, allergies)
  • they designed and customized a recipe based on our profile
  • two weeks worth of food was delivered.

Their first shipment arrived on June 17th #OMDoodle

As excited as I was, when I saw those two enormous boxes on the kitchen counter my heart skipped a couple of beats…

I ABOUT FELL OVER AT FIRST

I started chewing my thumb nail when I removed the contents…

FOLLOW OUR BLOG AND FIND OUT WHY THERE WAS SO MUCH FOOD!

There is a reason why I am sharing this “food-wall” photo with you. Stay with me! This is what I call “Part I” of my/our transition journey.

Our first box contained a –

  • Really cool serving spoon – designed to grab every doodle*licious morsel in the packs.
  • Pup-tainer (and lid) – stores the open packs of food in the fridge
  • Feeding Guide – a transition instruction booklet for a successful switch…
THE PUP-TAINER AND SPOON ARE VERY STURDY AND DURABLE

We were ready!

Transition is recommended over a 9 day period. In spite of my anticipation and their enthusiasm once they tasted the food – I was cautious and patient. 

By day 9 I was completely out of the old food – we were now on board 100%…

HARLEY MAKES THE #CLEANBOWLCLUB WITH EVERY MEAL

Paws down, it really is the easiest way to feed my Doods fresh food. I like that I can actually identify many of the ingredients when I scoop their food into the bowls…

I CAN IDENTIFY PEAS, POTATO, CARROTS, CHUNKS OF BEEF – IN EVERY PACKAGE!

THE POOP SCOOP – 

On the few occasions that I’ve switched dog food, I always ask more questions than required. Especially when it comes to – the poop.

I’ve learned through the years – the higher the quality of food the smaller, less offensive to the nose the poop becomes.  Sure there are rare occasions when neither of those descriptions hold true, but they should be few and very far between.

When I spoke to the Ollie representative we got down and dirty into the poop conversation. If you’re a pet parent reading this – you know poop to us can become quite fascinating #wehavenolife

We were both rather descriptive about dog poop and we laughed at that fact many times! I’ll spare you the intimate details of our comparisons, but suffice to say – he was spot on.

GET 50% OFF NOW –

If you’ve been on the “food fence” regarding an alternative to the dog food you presently serve, this is a Goldendoodle opportunity. Visit our friend Ollie right now and receive 50% off your first box…

CLICK ON THE WORD “OLLIE” AND THE TEAM WILL GET YOU STARTED

ANNUAL VET VISIT – 

Almost a month later it was time for a Doodle Doc visit.  

I was excited to talk about their new diet regimen and intrigued to find out how much weight they lost. With this new meal plan, I had cut back significantly on snacks and treats…

THEY BOTH LOVE TO SIT ON THE SCALE LIKE IT’S A CARNIVAL RIDE FOR DOGS

Surely they were down the 2 extra pounds I had been chastised about during our last appointment.

What happened in the exam room will surprise you. I know it certainly surprised me….

THIS VET EXAM TOTALLY ROCKED MY WORLD

Check back later this week for the rest of this story!

DISCLAIMER: Groovy Goldendoodles™ is in a sponsored relationship with Ollie. GGD is being compensated for helping spread the word about Ollie dog food, but Groovy Goldendoodles™ will only share information about a product we feel is relevant and beneficial to our readers. Ollie is not responsible for the content of this article, only Harley and Jaxson’s tail wagging, lick smacking four paws up approval.

If you love life, life will love you back ❤️

6 Comments
  • Monika, Sam & Elsa
    July 30, 2019

    Love the wall of food photo!

    • Cathy Bennett
      July 31, 2019

      It was a crazy night – believe me

  • Madison
    July 31, 2019

    Glad you are enjoying your new food. Good healthy food is so important. We are happy with our current choice, but cooking for Mom does take a lot of time.

    • Cathy Bennett
      July 31, 2019

      They are enjoying the new food Madison – It’s great to see them so happy about meals all-the-time! Your mom loves you to the moon and back, I am sure she is fine with preparing your meals. She’s a good mom, you are blessed to have her!

  • Ducky's Mom
    July 31, 2019

    I’m glad the boys love their new food! And that it’s so good for them! I love making fresh food for Ducky, too, but I was also concerned about getting the balance right. When I saw how easy it was for Joy to make the food for her girls, I decided to give it a try. Ducky will eat just about anything so it was a matter of making me happy. And it does.

    • Cathy Bennett
      August 4, 2019

      Getting the balance correct is huge – I think my concern was Harley’s age – there are so many slippery slopes when it comes to senior dogs and nutrition. So far, we are having great success with Ollie. Check back later this evening for Part II 🙂
      Hugs to Ducky….

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