Recently we’ve received a few emails asking for an Ollie Dog Food update, so not to disappoint – here’s our tongue licking story….
For you to appreciate where we are now requires you to know from whence we’ve come. #Ithinkthstshowitgoes
Before switching to Ollie dog food, Harley’s had three diet changes in his eleven years –
- The Honest Kitchen
- Ziwi Peak
He started on Acana (kibble) in 2008 because the Doodle Doc said it was one of the best, and she fed it to her dogs.
We switched to The Honest Kitchen (dehydrated) in 2012 because through blogging I began researching and questioning almost everything. One of those “everything’s” was of course kibble –
- What was it?
- How did they get everything they needed into this little pellet?
- Was it giving him all the nutritions he needed?
- Was everything he needed in every pellet?
By early 2016 I’d heard of Ziwi Peak, did my fair share of investigative reporting and decided at 98% pure protein – this was the closest I could get to raw feeding. That and the fact that I started to get concerned about the variance of consistency with mixing the Honest Kitchen’s powdered substance together. Harley was also getting bored and often required spoon feeding. #yepIdidthat
Ziwi Peak was great, but because of its high protein content, our new Doodle Doc wanted fiber from fresh steamed veggies added to their diet. That was cool until I found out about Ollie…
MY OLLIE –
Not only does Ollie have high protein content, it’s balanced with the correct amount of fiber and fruit. And there’s something to be said about “freshness.” We certainly appreciate it when we sit down for a meal.
Every single packet I’ve opened thus far, shows me actual food pieces I can identify…
The Boys are eating the Beef recipe that’s been vet-formulated and freshly cooked.
Their meals are customized according to weight, age, breed, activity level and even allergies for precise portions based on caloric needs.
I adore the easy, fuss-free feeding. Packaging, sturdy container and scoop make meal prep a breeze.
Meals are delivered every two weeks. Adjusting dates are easy to do either through email or a phone call. Food is shipped on a regular schedule so we always have the right amount.
At first I was overwhelmed by the amount of food that was delivered. Looking back on it, I wasn’t prepared. Now when the food arrives, there’s a separate section in our freezer and a shelf in the fridge that belongs to them. #easypeasy
BENEFITS WITH OLLIE –
There’s minimal processing with Ollie. No artificial flavors, no fillers and all human grade food.
The Boys coats are gorgeous #ifIdosaysomyself
It’s been five months now and even I can see the difference. Jaxson’s hair feels a little thicker, definitely looks a lot shiner and feels divine.
Harley’s hair has always had more of a cotton ball texture, but even with his environmental allergies, his skin has never looked better. I do a great deal of “spot” exams looking for hot spots, bumps, etc… and I haven’t seen any.
The groomer has commented that the flakiness is gone, while the vet likes the texture of his skin.
As far as his allergies go, I am not going to tell you they’ve vanished. Harley’s allergies are environmental, they flare up when it’s damp, springtime and fall. He (and even myself) are victims of our region. But since he’s been on Ollie, the flare ups have not resulted in additional medication, hot spots, skin infections or irritation.
On the 25th of this month, Harley will celebrate his eleventh birthday! What a blessing! It is amazing to watch his energy level. He will work with patients at the hospital all day, come home and romp with Jaxson before and after his dinner walk.
His blood work came back with numbers both the vet and I were proud of. Harley is living his best life and I can’t help but believe Ollie has played a significant role in his overall health.
Look at him, he still looks like a teenager…
BLACK FRIDAY –
If you think you might want to give Ollie a try, then don’t miss our blog post next week in preparation for Black Friday.
The crew at Ollie headquarters are cooking up something special and as soon as I know – you’ll know…
It’s Monday – put on your positive pants and get it done ❤️