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…
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?
HERE’S WHAT I LEARNED –
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…
- 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…
Carrots are marvelous!
OLLIE FOOD –
Specially designed for your dog, but Ollie’s fresh food is safe enough for humans to eat.Ollie
Fur real …
- 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…
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.
TRY IT – THEY MIGHT LIKE IT –
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.
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…
ARE WE ALL ON BOARD? –
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…
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 –