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As I unconsciously tormented Jaxson playing in his food (see photo below), I couldn’t help but notice how easy it was to identify the ingredients…

Super moist I might add

It amazed me how those peas and carrots were so visible – perfectly formed, sitting proud-like amongst the potatoes, beef pieces, and I think fragments of actual beef liver (Yep, I was all up in it!).

This is what caused me to think – 

Why peas and carrots?


Green peas are one veggie that you can safely share with your dog! Snow peas, sugar snap peas and garden/English peas. They can be fresh, frozen thawed but NEVER canned.  Canned veggies typically have too much added sodium – which is harmful to dogs…

Photo courtesy of AKC
  • a great source of vitamins A,K and B
  • packed with minerals like iron, zinc, potassium and magnesium
  • rich in protein and high in fiber
  • an anti-oxidant good for skin, heart, and eye health (contains lutein)

Peas are good stuff!

Most of us know carrots are a healthy, low-calorie snack for dogs too. But did you also know – if you freeze them they can be an excellent teething toy for puppies and/or fun food for dogs like Jaxson?

Also an excellent source of vitamin A, potassium, fiber and other vitamins.

Raw, or cooked – carrots are healthy options and make nutritious add-ins to meals. But beware – cut whole carrots and sticks into bite size chunks to avoid and prevent choking…

Photo courtesy of AKC

Carrots are marvelous!


Specially designed for your dog, but Ollie’s fresh food is safe enough for humans to eat.


Fur real …

Look at all that natural human grade goodness…
  • There is minimal processing
  • It’s human grade 
  • There are no artificial flavors
  • Zero soy, corn or wheat #nofillers

The Boys are eating the beef recipe

This is the vet designed menu for both Harley and Jaxson

In addition to beef (including the heart, kidney, and liver) it has balanced quantities of sweet potato, peas, potato, carrots, spinach, chia seed, blueberries and fish oil. 


If what your dog has been consuming daily doesn’t give you 150% peace of mind that he/she is getting absoDOODLEtutely the very best when it comes to nutrition then it’s time for you to check out Ollie.

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To be totally honest – I  know I could probably mimic what Ollie prepares using the same ingredients, but my major concern would be screwing up the nutritional balance of the meals. I am terrified at the thought of mis-calculating the correct portions properly, and that’s what makes Ollie pawfect for us…


Switching to Ollie was my idea. I consulted with the Boys but I never really discussed it with the other human in our home. 

The last four days I’ve been out of town at the Pet Partners Pet Therapy Conference, leaving Lee to prepare their Ollie meals for the first time.  

It’s super easy, but I still felt the need to print out a block of instructions LOL…

Notice my comment about clean-up, how there’s never anything left in the bowl #tistrue

I am intrigued to hear his take on how easy he found this no-prep, single-step serve and clean-up process to be. I’ll make sure to let you all know. 

Continue to follow this nutrition journey with us, I am very interested in researching the benefits of chia seed and the role it plays in this particular menu.

Live your best life – it’s your most important journey ❤️

Thanks for reading – 

  • Tails Around the Ranch
    September 23, 2019

    Oh boy, that stuff looks super tasty!

    • Cathy Bennett
      September 23, 2019

      It has definitely peeked Harley’s appetite

  • Madisonm
    October 2, 2019

    I’m eating better now that I am spayed, but I still pick all the peas out of my meals and leave them on the floor next to my bowl. After I leave, Olivia comes by and vacuums them up.

    • Cathy Bennett
      October 6, 2019

      Olivia and Jaxson are kindred spirits. They both seem to enjoy peas. But then Jaxson likes to eat everything. What about Olivia?

  • Jan K
    October 5, 2019

    I love dog food where you can actually see some of the ingredients! I had dug up carrots from our garden today, and had them on the patio table while sorting through some other stuff.
    I turned my back for a minute and Luke stole one! He loves a raw carrot, and I think it’s good for helping to keep his teeth clean.
    BTW, these carrots still had the greens on them, and Luke pulled them off himself! (he did not eat the greens!) LOL

    • Cathy Bennett
      October 6, 2019

      Luke has his preferences LOL I like to watch Harley spit out certain chunks of apples like they came from different batches.Our dogs are smarter than we think!

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