March 31, 2015


Alle went hunting like her ancestral canines and she found the new all-natural, grain-free, Merrick's Backcountry.


Backcountry combines high protein kibble and freeze-dried raw meat pieces for dog food like nature intended.

The kibble's first ingredient is deboned meat and is rich in omegas for coat & skin health.  It is also grain free with no gluten ingredients, glucosamine and chondroitin for hip & joint health.

The freeze-dried raw protein pieces provide a taste experience your dog with drool over.  It provides high energy while being easily digestible.

The Merrick Backcountry Raw Infused kibble comes in four flavors: Great Plains Red Recipe, Pacific Catch Recipe, Puppy Recipe, Game Bird Recipe (which is the one Alle had the pleasure of woofing down).

Merrick's Backcountry canned dog food is grain-free stews with protein, fresh vegetables, and yummy gravy. It comes in five flavors: Hearty Duck & Venison Stew, Hearty Salmon Stew, Alpine Rabbit Stew, Hearty Chicken Thigh Stew, Hearty Beef Stew.  And two grain free, 96 percent protein rich loaf recipes: 96% Real Chicken Recipe, 96% Real Beef Recipe.

And like all Merrick recipes, Backcountry is made in the USA in Texas kitchens.


You can find yummy Merrick Pet Care HERE

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March 17, 2015


Celebrate this St. Patrick's Day by giving your dog some yummy pot of gold with Merrick's Kiss Me I'm Irish Stew.  Alle enjoyed this fun, seasonal inspired, grain free wet food.  It's well balanced with beef, potatoes, carrots and peas.  So hurry while supplies last this holiday.


You can find yummy Merrick Pet Care HERE or HERE


March 1, 2015

Activities To Entertain Your Dog Indoors

Alle loves being outside, running, frolicking and playing but during the winter she can't really enjoy all those things.  And being stuck indoors all day gave Alle lots of pent up energy and I didn't want her to act out because of boredom.  So I decide to find ways to keep her entertained physically and mentally

Here are some ideas of activities you can do with your dog that I do with Alle:
  • Chews or Kong-gives them something to munch & keeps them occupied for awhile.  Alle loves peanut butter in her Kong and her favorite chew right now is a Buffalo Horn
  • Tug of War-grab a toy, pull and play
  • Fetch-toss their favorite toy around and use a set of stairs if available for an even more energy consuming exercise
  • Agility Obstacle Course-make them crawl under the dining room table, put a broom on some chairs to jump over, run up steps
  • Reinforce Training-go over some commands and reward your pup with a treat.  This will help keep their mind sharp and they're happy they have your attention.
  • New Toy or Bring Out An Old Toy-buy a new toy and put it away until your dog is bored.  Or sometimes I rotate Alle's toys by putting away ones she hasn't paid attention to in awhile.  That way when I bring them out they seem new and fun again.  Since Alle enjoys opening boxes (I don't know if that is because she is a Boxer BOL) I put her dog toys in a box for her to open for more of a challenge and entertainment.