To be honest, she probably didn’t know anything, period. About dogs anyway. She had dogs when she was a kid and cats as she grew up, but the Felix was her first real live dog that was all her own. While she loved her childhood dogs, she wasn’t really involved in their care much. She fed them, sure, but she has no idea what food. It was definitely kibble. The kind with the weird colours and “fun” shapes, so it was probably bad kibble. When it came time to feed the Felix, she did the only thing she could think of and trusted our vet.
Little did she know that the Felix was an allergic mess.
After only a few weeks, it became clear that what he was eating was not working for him. The Great Pet Food Recall of ’07 hit a few weeks later and pretty much all the dog food & treats in our house were recalled. This started the Mama off on a journey of learning that brought us here. She made a commitment to poor, itchy little Felix and to herself to discover how to best provide the canine nutrition he needed.
It all started with an elimination diet.
Canine food “allergies” are a funny thing. They have tests for them, but these test were developed for humans and not very reliable. Even after testing and eliminating much from the Felix’s diet, he was still a mess. Mama cut him back to the bare basics, then slowly added new foods in to see just what he was reacting too.
He couldn’t have treats.
It was an awful time for the Felix, but let’s face it. Every bag of treats the Mama looked at had a bout a million ingredients. If the Felix reacted to something, she wouldn’t have known what ingredient was the problem. As much as her heart broke that the little Fluffball couldn’t snack, she was committed to helping him get well.
It was a pretty exciting day when the Mama discovered Purebites Treats.
- Purebites treats are made in Canada or the US. All the products (with the exception of the shrimp) is sourced in the USA. (Shrimp comes from the Indian Ocean)
- Friendly for the waistline. These tasty Purebites treats are a great lean choice. The shrimp treats are just 1 calorie each! The range up to 12 calories each for a tasty liver treat. Purebites makes it easy to watch your pups calories by telling you exactly how many calories per treat.
- Here Kitty, kitty, kitty! Purebites makes kitty treats too! The Purebites Shrimp Treats are one of the few things that make our cranky old cat Peter purr.