The Change, Part 2

This post is a bit overdue, but life kinda got in the way every time I thought of writing it. Anyway, you can find The Change, Part 1 here.

We’re at the beginning of Week 8 of Shadow’s and Ducky’s transition to their new food from The Farmer’s Dog.

Ducky took to the change really well, though I must admit to an error in judgement as to her activity level, hence the number of calories she would need. (Same goes for Shadow but I’ll get to that *later* in the post.) With the help of the wonderful support staff at TFD, I got that resolved by adjusting the calorie count of her food packs.

Shadow has taken quite well to the change, too, considering her age, sensitive stomach, and occasional odd behaviors. And the misjudgment of her activity level/caloric needs. As with Ducky, I had TFD increase Shadow’s daily calories with the third delivery of the food.

While waiting for the new order I made some “emergency” batches of food that contained the same basic ingredients: ground turkey, chickpeas, carrots, and spinach, and added a couple of spoonfuls to each meal. I immediately started seeing the result of the additional calories. Both dogs started gaining back the weight they had lost during those first few weeks.

Shadow’s not a picky eater any more. She really likes this new food! With the old stuff, she’d sniff at it and walk away from her bowl almost every morning. I had to alternate between the canned food and the kibble, and pray she would at least eat some of what was in her bowl. By lunchtime she would be hungry but still picky. At dinnertime, she finally ate a full meal. But it wasn’t because she liked the food. Now she eats a full breakfast and a full dinner. And her GI tract is finally used to the new food…it’s apparent from her daily “output”. She – and Ducky – may still need a second adjustment to the number of daily calories, but I’ll decide that over the next few weeks.

Meanwhile, because I don’t want to have to deal with internet regulations as to affiliate links, I can’t offer you any deals on trial offers. However, if you want to get 50% off a trial order, please visit the Wag n Woof Pets blog. One of Jan’s featured posts is her review of the food and contains the link I used.

Oh! And let me add that I did not mean to neglect my friend, Maggie Marton. As I mentioned in Part 1, Maggie’s review – along with Jan’s – sparked my interest in The Farmer’s Dog. So, if you want to use the link in Maggie’s blog, it’s at toward the end of the post.

10 thoughts on “The Change, Part 2

  1. Jan K says:

    After all your hard times and struggles with getting Shadow to eat, I am so, so happy for you that this is working out, and for both girls!
    I feel like Luke is thriving on it. Not that he’s ever been very picky, but he just gets so excited about every single meal.
    Thank you so much for sharing the link to our blog as well. β™₯

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    • My Golden Life says:

      Thanks, Jan! I don’t know what I would have done food-wise for the girls if you and Maggie hadn’t been so enthusiastic about The Farmer’s Dog. As you know, so-called “premium” commercial dog food caused as many problems for Shadow as the prescription food. I need to include a link to Maggie’s post as well – to be fair to her – but I was in a rush to get the post done yesterday. And you’re welcome, of course! 😍


  2. Tails Around the Ranch says:

    Sounds like things are going well. Yay! I may need to try some of this brand which seemed similar to the Nom Nom that we tried last year. Good food but very expensive. Thanks for the update-glad to hear the girls are doing well on this new food.

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