Our friend Ollie has made breakfast and dinner meals more popular than I could have ever imagined…
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 started chewing my thumb nail when I removed the contents…
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…
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%…
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…
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…
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…
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….
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.
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