Friday, April 29, 2016

Friday Fitness: Time for a Walk!

Walking has so many benefits for both you and your dog, and Nola and I take full advantage to that! In addition to our usual once or twice daily walk, the week before The Tooth was low on work, so we went about town a bit. Despite the near constant drizzle and cloudy weather, it was so fun!

One night, we went out for ice cream (which I don't eat, but Nola enjoyed a bit of) and then to the bay for a walk.

It's raining!

And then that Friday we went to a little walking park and then to my grandma's. I love how Nola can handle anything and everything. It makes it so easy to go anywhere, do anything at the drop of a hat.

Loose leash walking!

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Treat Your Dog to Bully Bundles!

Hey, everyone!

Today I have a review for you all for Bully Bundles, a company that delivers a customized box of bully sticks to your door every month. There's tons of monthly boxes out there, but this is the first one I've seen that actually offers something I know I'll use all of!

You can choose between 6" and 12" chemical free, 100% natural bully sticks made from free range and grass fed Brazilian cows. From there you select the amount you want, and you can choose between 6, 10, 15, 30 or 60 for the 6" size, or 5, 10, 15 or 30 for the 12" size.

One of Bully Bundle's biggest perks is they actually are low order. There is no such thing as an odor free bully stick, period. However, the Bully Bundles smell the least offensively. I usually have to give bully sticks outside or when I'm gone, since I can't stand the smell, but Nola was eating one in the living room while I was in the kitchen and I could hardly smell it! She also had one on her dog bed in my bedroom, and it wasn't overpowering. It wasn't perfume, but it wasn't gag inducing. ;)

These lasted around 45 minutes to an hour for Nola, who's a strong chewer. They're quite strong, since bully sticks usually only last her 20 or so minutes!

Miss Nola went crazy for these, and wasn't happy with me that I made her pose with them instead of chew them (no chewing for a while while her mouth heals!). I will definitely be buying from Bully Bundles again, and highly recommend them! You can use the code NOLA10 to save 10% off your order. :)

- Dachshund Mommy

Disclaimer: We were sent a free bag of bully sticks in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own. 

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

The Tooth, Episode 5

Hey, everyone!

Yesterday was Nola's tooth removal and everything went well. :) She went in a 7:30 in the morning, and picked her up at 6:30 in the evening. The extraction was over by 1pm, but my vet is big on observation after any sedation/surgery, which I appreciate.

She had the premolar with the slab fracture removed, and a dental cleaning. It wasn't really needed (y'all have seen her teeth), but it's covered under her wellness plan and since she was already under, they just went ahead and did a quick cleaning to get any places brushing may have missed. All of that went fine, and she has 6 dissolvable stitches where the broken tooth was pulled.

It's standard for Nola's vet to do basic blood work before any operation, but Nola was due for her bi-annual more extensive blood work, heartworm/Lyme test, fecal, and a few other tests, so we went ahead and did all that, too. I'll list everything below, and I'm just copying off the exam report.
In total, she had:

Blood Cell Count - normal*
Differential Exam of Blood Cells (Manual Count/Evaluation) - normal
Electrocardiogram Monitoring
Fecal Exam - negative
Heartworm/Lyme/Ehrlichia/Anaplasma Test - negative
Internal Organ Function Screening - normal
Urine Sediment Exam - normal
Urine Strip Tests - normal

* there were a couple of things on the blood tests that come up as not normal (the paper lists the test, result, yes or no on normal, whether it's medically relevant, and then any notes) but not medically relevant. It wasn't mentioned in either phone call while she was there or when she was picked up, so I'm assuming it's not a big deal? I'll be calling today and finding out exactly what's up with that. 

Other than that, everything was totally normal and she's in great shape. She's on pain medication and antibiotics, and is only eating soft food for now. Once her mouth is healed up she'll be back to her normal, varied diet. Her appetite is out in full force!

Nola is lethargic and chilly, but is otherwise handling it all well. She's sleeping a lot, and is attached to me whenever possible. She missed me, for sure. I fully admit to carrying her around in the sling so I can do things and she can stay near and not stressed.

Damn, I really did not mean to have so much boob out in those two pics. :p

We have a recheck in about a week to check on things, and also to talk about some very exciting plans that will be announced next week. :D

Thank you all so much for the well wishes!

- Dachshund Mommy

Monday, April 25, 2016

The Tooth, Episode 4

Hey, everyone!

Nola goes in this morning (between 7:00 and 7:30) for her tooth removal, and I'll pick her up in the late afternoon/early evening. She's getting extensive pre-op bloodwork and the vet and staff are amazing, but I'm so nervous! This is the first time she's been away from me since she was spayed, and I'm kind of freaking out. Some vibes for my sweet girl would be greatly appreciated!

I'll be updating Facebook and Instagram today, so follow us over there!

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Black and White Sunday

Nola's tooth extraction is tomorrow! Some vibes or power of the paw would be greatly appreciated!

Join me and my co-host Sugar for the Black and White Sunday Blog Hop! Grab the badge and link up!

Friday, April 22, 2016

The Most Adorable Treat Ever: Sojos Good Dog Review! #ChewyInfluencer

Hey, everyone!

Super quick review for your today! Our friends over at sent us a box of Sojos Good Dog Biscuits in peanut butter and jelly flavor. These adorable, bite sized snacks come in the additional flavors of Apple Dumpling, Chicken Pot Pie, Blueberry Cobbler, and Shepherd's Pie.

These treats have simple, limited ingredients and are corn and wheat free. They have no artificial colors or preservatives, and are made in the USA. They're teeny tiny, making them perfect for small dogs, training, ect. I personally use them as a "night night" treat for the pups, and they love it.

They have a pleasant smell, and I've been tempted to try them out! ;) There's a huge amount in the box, and can we just take a moment to appreciate how freaking cute the box is?

They're a great price too, at around $6 a box. My one gripe is the bag they come in is not resealable, and it's hard to fit a clothespin in the little box.

Other than that though, I'm thrilled with these treats, and so is Nola. They will definitely become a stable in this home!

Disclaimer: sent us a free box of treats in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own. 

- Dachshund Mommy