12 Aug

Cesar’s Mix Feeding Program

If you would have told me a month ago there was a solution to my dogs rancid breath, I would have passed your suggestion by.  Sure, I know there are solutions, like chewing doggie bones but my little Cammy isn’t into those bones and sending her to the dentist… I may as well be singing off on her death certificate.  I’ve brushed them myself regularly with peanut butter flavored toothpaste but within just a few hours, doggie breath makes its reappearance.  We all still love Cammy to pieces, but she has rank dog breath.

A few months ago, I was asked to participate in the #mixfeeding blogger program with Cesars.  The mix feeding program included using wet and dry food.  This is something we  regularly did anyway.  Cammy would enjoy 1/2 a tin of Cesars on dry food every morning.  The big change would only be the brand of dry food.   I’m always up for a good challenge and it seems Cammy was ready too.

Cammy once ruled the house but now with 2 kids in toe, it’s not often she gets anything new.  The people at Cesars sent Cammy a new bed a new collar and a few other nice treats including a brush and dishes.  She was in her glory with her new digs although the girls quickly sorted through the assortment, once again leaving Cammy not being able to enjoy her new toys first. But being 12 years old in dog years, she’s learned a lot and she didn’t let it get to her.

The program started on June 25.  For one month we were to start her on the Cesars dry food as well as 1 can on wet food.  I already knew how much she enjoyed the wet food and being only ~10 pounds I figure 1/2 a serving a day is enough for a good treat.

>cesarsRight away I was surprised at how much she enjoyed her dry food.  She’s never been one to regularly lick her plate clean, but in the first few days, I noticed we had to replenish her dish.  It seemed that Cammy really enjoyed being part of the program too.  While we didn’t serve her a generic brand of dog food before, she is a senior now and we had been buying the same food for a number of years.  Perhaps a bit of a change was good?

It took about 2 weeks to fully notice the big difference but one day, it struck me really hard.  We were sending Cammy for a sleepover and I always feel so embarrassed for poor Cammy’s dog breath.  When I went to pack her up and cleaned up her eyes and beard I noticed she didn’t smell bad.  Not only didn’t she smell bad, she didn’t smell at all.  I was shocked.  She really had the worst doggy breath ever.

I know these are pretty big claims to make.  And I have tried to come up with every other reason that her breath could be normal now, but nothing else in her life changed.  It’s the only thing that has been different in the last month an a half.

I will say without a doubt, the Cesars dry food has definitely convinced me that it’s doing good things for my little Cammy.  I can’t explain how or why, but I have continued and will continue to feed Cammy this food even though the program has been completed for over 2 weeks now.  A part of me does want to go back to the old food just to test, but for the sake of those around her, we much prefer her current breath over what we had for the last years.

Thank you Cesars for getting us out of our regular routine and for asking us to try something new.  We always love Cammy but now we enjoy snuggling even more without having to hold our breath.

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35 thoughts on “Cesar’s Mix Feeding Program

  1. I am always surprised at how spoiled my parent’s little shitzhu Daisy is. She always greets me by throwing her head back because she wants me to chuck her chin and if I don’t do it I get quite the look!*l*

  2. I was surprised when I first met my in-laws and found out their dog and cat got along so well that they shared a bed

  3. In the 1980’s I had gone out for the evening leaving my 3 large but still young dogs alone for about 3 hours. I arrived home, saw no dogs but feathers everywhere. As I rounded the corner to the living room I was surprised that the couch was gone! It had been torn apart. Not a single plant was left in a pot. There was dirt everywhere, even on top of picture frames. They had also destroyed albums and covers. But what really surprised me… laying in the middle of all this chaos was a single album minus cover, scratched to heck, it was none other than, and this is not a word of a lie, 3 Dog Night!! Found the angels peacefully asleep in my bed. I still have that album.

  4. I now have 2 small furbabies, Willy a Doxie and Sonny a Pomchi who are the best of friends, spoiled and bring me so much joy and laughter. They have never destroyed anything other than the odd stuffie toy

  5. surprised that our pooch does NOT like the hubby hugging or kissing me, he will get right in between us and bark,

  6. When we got our tiny toy poodle I was very surprised when our cat went and got her beloved stuffed lamb and gave it to our new puppy – it was so sweet!

  7. Extra Bonus – we have two poodle one miniature named Penny who is 12 years old and a tiny toy poodle named Gracie who is almost 4 years old. They are both sweethearts and a big part of our family.

  8. I was surprised with the sense of direction and determination that a dog has. As a child, we had lost our dog while on a road trip. We had a family emergency and couldn’t stay to look for her, but relatives in the area continued to look. 4 days later, we seen her running up the street to our house as we were just about to leave. To this day, my family still talks about this. Amazing!

  9. Bonus entry: My dog’s name is Callie. We adopted her when she was 2 years old. She is 9 years old now. She seems to have had a really rough start to life, and as a result she is very skittish. She loves people though and she loves going on walks with us.

  10. When I turned 40 my family had a surprise birthday party for me. It is not something we have ever done so it was a complete shock but such a fun night

  11. We had a fire a few months ago, and still waiting for insurance settlement. No doubt, it has been stressful. Our friends just sent us on a 3 day get away. It was what the doctor ordered.

  12. Hubby surprised me last week with all beautiful wind chime ! I just love it and there was no reason ! I love that to ! 🙂

  13. I was totally shocked while visiting my grandparents, it became ‘known’ we ate dinner AFTER the dog did. Doesn’t sound too awful, until I learned Gramma cooked Cookie’s dinner as if she was cooking ours… that dog got roasted chicken, potatoes, gravy, stuffing…. oddly, we never had the same thing for dinner as the dog did…bless her heart lol

  14. I have a teacup chihuahua I’ve had for 11 years. He was a Christmas gift from my husband the year we lost our baby. He truly is spoiled, treats, walks, playtime, etc… but I don’t cook seperate meals for him like Gramma did Cookie. lol

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