It’s been one year of Dr Harveys Canine Health now at our house. It is easy to remember because we started eating it right after the haunted house trial in 2019, so right after that trial this year is one year. It was a big jump for us, but we are all glad Mom made the move. Our friends Bentley and Pierre have been dining with Dr Harveys for years, so we knew it would be a good food for us too!
Kibble is super convenient for humans and costs less than homemade meals, but Mom feels better about giving us “real” food. Canine Health is more expensive, but in the long run with better health, Mom doesn’t mind giving out a few more of those green papers. It is also more work as she has to buy the proteins for us, and make up our meals in batches that last for three days. It looks like an assembly line when she prepares our meals, but she has it down to a science now.
Making the meals is fairly simple:
- Add oil, we rotate through different kinds of oils
- Add Canine Health
- Rehydrate with hot water
- For puppies up to 18 months old, add lowfat Greek yogurt and cottage cheese
- Add your protein, cooked or raw (mom isn’t ready to give us raw meat yet, so she cooks the proteins a bit)
- Store in the fridge for up to three days
Olivia and I love eating, so we are always in the kitchen helping out Mom with the preparation. We also clean up the floor if anything spills.
Madison still sorts her food on the floor, but she eats it all up in the end and eats fairly fast. We are all so happy she enjoys eating finally! Mom isn’t ready to do a raw program. Dr Harveys Canine Health is a great alternative since she can control what we are eating, and can see the goodness in the food.
Olivia has been eating it since the day we brought her home. Actually, she wolfs it down because she loves it so much! For a few more months she will have the yogurt and cottage cheese added to her food. As for proteins, Mom rotates on a weekly basis between eggs, pork, turkey, beef, and chicken. Variety is the spice of life, right? The freshness and variety make mealtime so much more interesting. You can use any proteins you would like in your pup’s food. Mom cooks ours up in bulk and freezes in portions which makes preparing a batch of meals pretty easy.
Portion size has been the trickiest part of our switch. I put on three pounds the first few months which I have never ever done! Mom worked on adjusting my portion size to get me back to my original weight, and to keep me there. It is a bit more tricky than adjusting with kibble, but I think we have it down now.
We buy Dr Harveys Canine Health on their site, on Amazon, or on Chewy.com. Sometimes we get discounts we can apply toward our purchase too. Bentley and Pierre have a 10% discount code on their blog. Have you tried Dr Harveys or other foods besides kibble for your pup?
This post is not sponsored. My GBGV Life likes to share products we use and love with our friends, and Dr Harveys Canine Health is a product we highly recommend.
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