Vibrant Pets – Canine Athlete

Another supplement that you MUST TRY is Vibrant Pets Canine Athlete. It improves the overall performance levels, joint & muscle and skin & coat.

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Especially for those who join agility or any sports related programs as well as those highly active family dogs, you must try this awesome product as it protects their joints and muscles from high impact activities.

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A well protected and good maintenance of overall skin and coat are important for those who participate in conformation show. In order to make it better and blossom, you must try this as it enhances the coat and skin condition and also reduces itchy skin.

SAM_3318A sensitive stomach is a very uncomfortable thing to them. In order to help them, this product may relieve their uncomfortable stomach issues and also boost their immune system.

Neither sports related activities nor conformation show for both Baileys and Myers, this product will still help them in another way. They are considered super active and love to run around at dog park, I believe this product may somehow protect their joints and muscles. At the same time, I also love fluffy and big coat so I have faith in this magnificent product as it will help me to fulfil my goal.

I have been giving Baileys and Myers since Sep 2013. Based on the photos below, you may really see the differences, especially Myers.

SAM_3614This was taken before giving the Canine Athlete in Sep 2013.

In 3 months time,

IMG_5503she has really grown. Do you notice her coat? Big and Fluffly!!

How about Baileys?

SAM_3618This was taken before giving the Canine Athlete in Sep 2013.

In another 3 months time,

IMG_5561his coat has started to fill in and make him look charming.

In order to see the end result, you must be discipline to feed them daily with the correct dosage and wait patiently for the best result. I do believe everything itself will have their side effect even though they are healthy or natural products. By overfeeding them, it may not help anything but otherwise, it may worsen the overall health. Do follow the recommended dosage behind the package or consult the experts.

It is in a powder form so for me, I will sprinkle 1 spoon (based on their given spoon in the package) on their raw dinner everyday.

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Good day to be AWESOME.

Milled Organic Chia Seeds

Never never skip this superfood away. You will realise how much you have missed if you haven’t started on this to your pouches.

Chia Seeds, another word Salvia Hispanica, is a flowering plant originated in southern Mexico and Central America. It was once used by Mayans and Aztecs as their essential food. The seeds consist of B vitamins, antioxidants, fatty acids, protein and fiber. It is non-allergenic and is an excellent source of phosphorus, potassium, copper, iron and zinc.

It can boost dog’s energy and endurance and also improve dog’s skin and coat, joints, vision, immune system, brain development, blood sugar levels, healthy digestion and weight maintenance.

chia seedBaileys and Myers are taking 1 teaspoon of chia seeds in one of their meal. They will not have this everyday as I will swap with other nutrients.

Bear in mind, clean fresh water should be made available to your pooches everytime to help the seeds digest more easily. Based on internet resources, the recommended dosage is 1 tablespoon for smalls dogs or 2 tablespoons for large dog or 1 quarter teaspoon to every 10 pounds of your dog’s body weight.

There are many different forms of chia seeds in the supermarket or health product shops. If you bought in seed form, remember to soak in water. The best is to look for milled organic chia seeds as above. I bought this at Jason Market ION cost about $22+. (Don’t be afraid of this price if you think is expensive. I wound’nt mind to spend more because we don’t need to give alot. Plus both dogs and human can benefit it.)

After reading this, if you are still not convinced, go to my bestie, GOOGLE.

Some of the above taken from internet resources have been rephased.

Ingredients
Raw, Certified Organic Chia Seeds (by Qai & Ecocert SA)

 

100% Organic Virgin Coconut Oil

What are you waiting for? Give this to your pooches after you have finished reading the benefits below.

Coconut oil consists of 90% natural saturated fats which come from Medium Chain Triglycerides (MCTs), in another word medium chain fatty acids. Like vegetable oils consist of long chain fatty acids. Although it sounds like it has a negative stigma, coconut oil is a very healthy nutritional supplement for both human and dog’s diet because 40% of MCTs contains lauric acid (has antibacterial, antiviral and anti-fungal properties), capric acid, caprylic acid, myristic acid and palmitic. At the same time, it also contains a few unsaturated fatty acids like about 2% of linoleic acid (polyunsaturated fatty acids) and about 6% of oleic acid (monounsaturated fatty acids). In addition, MCTs help balance the thyroid and efficiently metabolized in resulting higher level of energy, enhancing physical performance, prevent from illness, speedy healing and aiding weight loss for those overweight dogs. It also improves dog’s skin and coat, aids digestion and reduces allergic reactions.

Not all coconut oil are allowed for dogs. Only Virgin Coconut Oil or Extra Virgin Coconut Oil as both are unrefined oil. Likewise, you may also give Cold-pressed Virgin Coconut Oil or Organic and non-GMO coconut oil which are even better.

IMG_6323Baileys and Myers are taking this brand for 1 teaspoon in alternate day.

By feeding them regularly, extra virgin coconut oil have multiple benefits like:-

DIGESTION

  • Improves digestion and absorption of nutrients
  • Healing of digestive upsets such as inflammatory bowel syndrome
  • Reduces or eliminates bad breath
  • Helps to eliminate hair balls and coughing

IMMUNE SYSTEM / METABOLISM / BONES

  • Lauric acid has the powerful antibacterial, antiviral and anti-fungal properties that fight against infection, cancer and disease.
  • Antioxidant
  • Balances and regulates insulin and thyroid function
  • Aids in weight lost for diabetes prevention and control
  • Energy increases
  • Aids in arthritis relief and ligament problems
  • Aids in brain energy metabolism
  • Reduces the risk of brain lesions in elder dogs.

SKIN AND COAT CONDITIONS

  • Aids to clear-up eczema, flea allergies, dermatitis, itchy skin and ring worm
  • Reduces skin allergic reactions and helps to improve overall skin health
  • Improves the appearance of coats to become smooth and glossy
  • Aids to deodorize the doggy odour
  • Prevents and heals yeast and fungal infections
  • Helps to sterilize cuts and assists in wound healing, hot spots, dry skin and hair, cracked paws, insect bites and stings

For a start, you may want to give small quantity and then increase the dose gradually to the maximum allowable dosage. If it is considered a new food, giving too much or too fast may lead to loose bowels or even cause diarrhoea while their body are still adjusting the new diet. As mentioned earlier on, coconut oil has anti-bacteria, antiviral and anti-fungal function, they may respond negatively to the detox of coconut oil. If the dog shows the signs of detoxing such as lethargy, headaches, flu, fatigue and diarrhoea, just temporarily reduce the dosage and then increase gradually. Therefore, by starting slow and steady, it will cause you with no trouble. For a start, give 1/4 teaspoon per day for small dogs or puppies and 1 teaspoon per day for larger dogs and then increase slowly over time. If they have sensitive stomach, just give a dab will do. According to internet resources, the recommended dosage for 10-20 pounds of body weight for each dog is 1 teaspoon.

Although coconut oil has no negative side effect when taken, you should always seek professional opinion before adding any supplementation of coconut oil in order to know what you have given to your pooches. Like me, I will seek friends’ advice and will google it since google is my best informative friend.

Most of abovethe taken from internet resources have been rephrased.

Ingredients
100% Organic Virgin Coconut Oil

Raw Duck Leg for Baileys’ 1st Birthday

I got new type of meat today on my first birthday.

Guess what?

DUCK LEGIt’s a Duck Leg. Awesome!!

As usual, I need to SIT and STAY FOCUS before I allowed to taste it.

IMG_6324I must be patient. The duck leg eventually is mine.

IMG_6328Since today is a special day, I got MORE MORE WORK to do. Say Cheese!!

IMG_6349Ok. This is how a Duck Leg looks like. Nothing really special. Almost the same like Chicken Drumstick to me.

IMG_6352Mummy loves my focus and endurance. Keep it up!!

IMG_6337Mummy:”Come closer, Boy!”

IMG_6335Not again. How long must I wait? I have been sitting here and there for more than 5 mins.

IMG_6345My hunger has gone. There’s more FUN outside.

8Finally I got my first taste of it. It tastes just like chicken but with a slightly strong flavour.

Now is my little Myers’ turn to do whatever my mummy loves to see.

4My endurance is definitely better than my big brother. See!!

5Not bad right. My little trick is “HOLD YOUR BREATH”, so you can’t smell the foooooood.

IMG_6371Another 1 min of holding time. I have to work till the end.

9Yum Yum Yum!!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY BAILEYS! STAY HEALTHY AND BE HAPPY ALWAYS. MY PRECIOUS BOY.

 

 

 

FIRST pork knuckle brushing!!

Mummy said chewing bones can benefit our health and also keep our teeth clean. There are many different types of bones out there. Which one is actually the right one?

(Bear in mind, please do not leave your furkids alone when chewing any types of bones.)

Avoid bones which splinter such as cooked weight bearing bones like poultry, beef and lamb.  Although our stomach are strong enough to dissolve most of the bones but they can easily splinter and be passed indigestible into the intestine. Worse, it will cause death.

For us , mummy always gave us knuckle bones which are found at the end of the long bones and it contains cartilage over the ends which is naturally mend for our teeth and also encourage us to chew. These bones are softer than tooth enamel. On top of that, it provides calcium, minerals, roughage and firmness to the stool. But too much bone may cause white, hard stools and constipation.

This video was our FIRST pork knuckle brushing.

Other than using knuckles bone, we need other types of bones to brush our teeth as different bones mend for different areas. As you noticed, it cannot really brush the inner side of our teeth. Hence, mummy has to learn more on bones.

 

The FIRST RAW

The most easiest to start off is CHICKEN. It is the most convenience meat to buy from supermarket. But Mummy didn’t buy the whole chicken. She just bought chicken breast and chicken wings.

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YUMMY!  YUMMY! YUMMY!

I’m too skinny during that time so Mummy said she need to pump me up by giving me 5% of the ideal adult weight (etc. 5% of 10kg = 500g per day). That’s sound alot but it’s OK because I’m still growing. I love RAW.  She will split it to 2 meals; breakfast and dinner.

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See!  I didn’t bluff you. Super Duper Skinny.

During that time, the freezer storage was super limited and Mummy could only buy 4 days supplies. Very tedious and hectic. So Daddy and Mummy decided to buy a stand alone fridge, just for my food. YIPEE!!

RAW vs KIBBLES

I used to eat grain free kibbles, first with Orijen Puppy then changed to Merrick. Mummy said I don’t need any grain and I do not have the digestive system to cope with grains and it might lead me to skin problem. Mummy don’t just pick any brands of kibbles from the shelf. She would definitely look at the ingredients in it and google whether there was any recalls understand the same organization. Since then, Mummy said I had a bad breath, smelly pee and poop, big poop and doggie smell.

Am I going to eat kibbles for the rest of my life? Will you eat biscuits only throughout your entire life? No WAY!

The next best thing is home made meal. But Mummy don’t really cook and don’t know which benefit me.

FINALLY she heard of RAW from one of her shelties’ owner, Aunty Lynn. So Mummy gonna check it out. Aunty Lynn referred her to Aunty Michelle who is an expert in this area. Among all diets, RAW IS THE BEST NUTRIENTS THEY HAVE EVER HAD. That’s how my RAW started.

Why RAW?

It is to feed the way mother nature intended.

It improves skin and coat, build stronger immune system, leaner body mass, improve stool volume, no more doggy odour, improve teeth, breath and oral health, better weight control, prevent health issues in future and many more.

Different animals different parts provide different nutrients so we don’t really need so many supplements.

How much?

It is based on 2% to 3% of the ideal adult weight because I’m still a puppy. If not, it should be based on current ideal weight. Every dog is different so this is just a starting point.

It consisted of 80% Meat, 10% Bone and 10% Organ (5% Liver and 5% other organ meat).

How do I start?

Just start eating RAW straight and do not need to do any transition of food. RAW and kibbles cannot mix together as it will harm to my digestive system.

It’s no secret – raw is best.