Fall is here and you’re headed to Starbucks for your annual Pumpkin Latte fix. While Starbucks only offers them to you for a limited time, we’ve got them for your pet year-round! That’s right. Pumpkin Lattes. For your pet. Year round!
Super easy to make. Dogs and cats love it. Sampling both spiced and non-spiced at the store now.
To make your holiday shopping easier, we’ve compiled a list of some of our favorite things.
It’s that time of year again. You know the one where Fido gets into Tummy Troubles. So how do you prevent it and what can you do once it happens?
An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, or say the saying goes. There are two ways to help you avoid costly emergency room visits during the holiday season. First, ensure Fido’s digestive tract is strong so a little dietary indiscretion won’t have a big impact. You can do this by feeding a species appropriate diet and working on a rotational diet plan (it’s a bit late to start this as a preventative for this holiday season, but it will definitely help for the future). The second way to ensure a strong, healthy digestive tract is to build a good balance of gut flora…as simple as feeding a species-appropriate diet and adding probiotics and enzymes.
So prevention wasn’t your thing and now it’s the holiday season. We could simply say “be certain that Fido doesn’t get any table food,” but let’s be realistic. It’s Thanksgiving and you’re thankful for this lovable little pup. Plus, you probably have a house full of guests and surely some food will get dropped on the floor…some perhaps intentionally. There are some things that you can share without a big risk of digestive upset (NOTE: you know your dog best and should not give him anything you know will cause digestive distress).
Uh-oh. You did your best with prevention and avoidance, but Fido’s tummy is still upset. First rule: Stop feeding him. If he has digestive upset and you continue to give him food, you’re going to continue to get an upset tummy. You have to let the stomach rest so it can heal. (In some instances, if the diarrhea continues, try removing water for a few hours as well.) This is the part where you pull out the Answers raw goat’s milk and start giving him this (amount to feed is on the side of the carton). We have yet to find a dog that didn’t have his tummy settle after a 12-24 hour fast with Answer’s raw goat’s milk (given that the issue is tummy upset and not a blockage or poisoning – these are more severe and require a vet visit). After the pup’s tummy is settled with the raw goat’s milk for 24 hours, begin re-introducing some bland food like cooked chicken or turkey (NO skin or bones!), and keep adding some milk to that. Then you can gradually begin reintroducing your pet’s regular diet.
Remember, we are not your vet. We are not giving medical advice. We are simply sharing what we know has worked for our pets, and our customer’s pets, in the past. Severe incidents of tummy upset, or if there are other symptoms present, should be seen by your veterinarian. You know your pet best.