Trying out a couple of new doggie products
1. Freshpet VITAL dog food.
This is the same company that makes those Deli Fresh and Vital rolls that I have been using as training treats. (Thanks to Sarah for the recommendation!) I picked up this bag of Vital Complete Meal at my local pet store, from the fridge where they keep the other Freshpet bologna-type rolls.
At first I was a little concerned that there are so many different proteins in this food … seems like overkill to me… but we’ll see how Boogie does. I like that this massive bag is only $10 (cheap compared to other brands, and this stuff is fresh!) and being kibble-sized, they also work as high value treats.
2. Virbac Epi-Soothe Creme Rinse Conditioner
Poor Boogie’s skin is so itchy, dry and flaky. Our vet recommended Virbac Etiderm doggie shampoo which is what I have bathing Boogie with once a week, but we have seen no improvements. The several weeks that Boogie was on antibiotics for staph, he stopped itching and his skin cleared up. A week after he finished the antibiotics, the itchies came back. There are now dry patches on his back legs, dandruffy bits on his coat, and bald spots on his butt. And his little nub of a tail is completely hairless from all that chewing and scooting on the rug.
My friends (parents of Popeye and Rosie) recommended this Virbac Epi-Soothe Conditioner. I am going to rinse and condition the Boogs twice a week (no shampoo) and hope for the best.