This post brought to you by ALPO® Brand Dog Food. All opinions are 100% mine.
Just like children, dogs have their own eating personalities. One of my dogs, Bella, eats anything and everything in sight. If her big sister, Bear, isn’t quick enough — she will even gobble down her meal as well. Bella is like a vacuum cleaner and has no off button. On the other hand Bear is not only picky and slow, but she also wants to eat her food just so – dumped onto the floor. (She’d really like to be hand fed, but I refuse to let my husband do so.)
Every once and a while, my girls get a little something extra on their dinner. A few bits of chicken, some chicken broth just a bit added to their dinner. Last night I gave them a new kind of treat — ALPO® wet dog food.
(They were not impressed by the can.)
Because my little girls have sensitive tummies, I added just a bit of the wet food to their dry food dinner. In fact, this idea is actually one of Alpo’s tips that you can find on ALPO’S HOMEPAGE:
Switching your dog to ALPO® from another dog food is easy. Each day feed more ALPO® and less of the previous food, until you’re feeding ALPO® exclusively. A gradual transition over 7 to 10 days will help keep their system happy!
Because we always serve our dogs dry food, I really wasn’t sure what to expect inside the can. In my mind, I pictured mush. I was pleasantly surprised when I opened the can and saw what looked like real meat inside. It even smelled like real food. It looks kind of like a beef stew – without the veggies, of course.
From the moment the can opened, the girls smelled something new in the air too. (Now that can seemed very interesting.) I couldn’t mix up dinner fast enough for my dogs who were now begging at my feet.
Finally the taste test.
Bella, not surprisingly, never looked up from her bowl. Making the loudest gulping sounds, she even licked her bowl clean. Even picky Bear attacked her dinner with gusto. After a bit, she slowed and wanted it dumped on the floor, but mean mom made her eat it in the bowl (gasp). Eventually she polished off every bite (as I held back Bella).
I’d say my girls thought the ALPO® wet food was a great treat. And it was certainly more healthy for them than the table scraps we’ve been known to add to their meals. (Hangs head in shame.) Another tip from ALPO®’s site:
Dietary supplements are typically not required when feeding nutritionally complete and balanced food like ALPO®.
For my dogs, adding ALPO® to their dinner was a special treat. But because it is just dog food, I don’t have to worry about their little waistlines (a real problem for Bella). A nice way to show my girls how special they are while keeping their health in mind.
For more tips and lots of pictures of cute dogs, check out ALPO’s Facebook Page.