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27 March 2015

Finding the Right Formula For Your Dog

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pelfies = pup selfies 

My sweet little Jack Russell, who you may better know as Veenie Bo Beenie, has a very sensitive stomach. The dog is made of steel on the outside, she jumps fences, catapults herself on and off counters in the house like a cat, and goes about a mile a minute all day, every day. CB and I sometimes have to call her white dog, rather than saying her name. Because once you make that Vee sound, you will, without a doubt, have a dog all in your face... Did you call my name? Do you need me? Hello? Hi... mom? Did you need me? What did you need? I heard Vee? What's happening. Do you need face licks? Ear licks? Me to jump all over my sleeping brother? What what what is it you need? Hi hi hi hi hi hiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii! 

But her little tummy didn't get the memo regarding her indestructibleness. (Is that a word? Google didn't tell me it wasn't... let's roll with it)

I've been wanting to switch her food ever since I heard about this big case filed against the food brand I was previously using, but I was worried about her getting sick during the transition. 

Both of my babies have been on the Banfield monthly wellness plan at PetSmart for the past 3 years, and it is a game changer for my over-protective dog mom sanity and my wallet. I had dropped Veenie off for her routine checkup, and decided to poke around PetSmart to see what other food options were available. 

There was one brand of food that took up an entire row, bag after bag of personalized choices available based on a pet's age, weight, lifestyle and even one with a sensitive skin and stomach formula! Purina® Pro Plan®, it was perfect for Veenie! 

Purina® Pro Plan® is the first dry dog food brand to use and be founded on the idea of real meat as the #1 ingredient to help promote total body health. Every high quality ingredient is chosen for a specific purpose. Veenie's bag has salmon as the first ingredient. I bought a bag for Veenie to give it a test run.... and a peep squeak toy and new collar, because I'm a terrible impulse buyer but that's neither here nor there. 

Veenie scarfed it down immediately, but no one ever said that her appetite was a problem! 

Fast forward a week and a half later, Veenie is just as bonkers as ever, no food change slowing her down! Since I live in a small apartment, I do my best to get both Veenie and Gee out on long walks around the neighborhood as often as possible, but it's pretty easy when you live in the coolest neighborhood in Dallas... just sayin.  

Look Veenie... PIZZA!! 
Maybe it's scratch and sniff?!

 Orrrr maybe it's not.  ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ 

One of the coolest things about the Purina Pro Plan was their website. When you visit the MyPlan website, you will answer several different questions about your pup, and they'll get their own personalized recommendation bag. Plus, you'll receive a rebate offer for a free bag of Purina Pro Plan Dry Dog Food, the 4-6lb bag, which is worth up to $18.99! This offer is good only in U.S.A. A.P.O's, F.P.O's. Void where taxed, prohibited, restricted. Allow 6-8 weeks for shipment. LIMIT ONE REQUEST PER INDIVIDUAL, ADDRESS, or EMAIL ADDRESS. Offer expires 04/30/2015. See full terms.



  1. can we please pause for a moment about the amazingness of these photos???? I love all of them. I wish I was as cute and took pics like this with my pooch. Did CB take these (GOOD JOB). (P.S. I typed his real name then realized what I did and went back to erase- whew!)

  2. I recently switched all my animals to grain free. My cats revolted and acted like I was trying to kill them, So they are back to crap. My dogs know a good thing when they see it and are happy with the good stuff. I seriously need to start using my real camera instead of my phone. Your pics always look awesome.

  3. She's literally so cute, I love the pictures you took with her!!

  4. you two are just too adorable together! It's great that ProPlan has such a wide range of formulas to fit each dog's unique nutritional needs! #Client


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