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Mix It Up!

Soon after high school graduation, a very good friend of mine decided to move to California. We both lived in New York at the time. She asked me if I would drive with her cross country and so I did. We took about six weeks over the summer and we ate mostly peanut butter and jelly for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Partly because we didn’t have the means to splurge on food; and partly because it was easy and we were camping and hiking our way across the country. Needless to say, I had my fill of PB & J. Years later I met Wayne. We were getting ready to go on a hike and he thought it would be a good idea to make peanut butter and jelly for our lunch. At that time peanut butter and jelly was still the last thing I wanted to eat! I got so sick of it during that trip.

The reason I am telling you this story is I think at times our canine companions get tired of the same old treats and probably their food day in and day out. I like to mix up what I give our pups because that keeps them motivated and interested instead of bored and possibly disgusted by eating the same things.

I especially like the string cheese, a variety of freeze dried salmon, liver and chicken. These are healthy and limited ingredient treats that our dogs find so very yummy. If you find that your dog is not interested in the treats that you have been providing, consider mixing it up. 

Of course it is important to check with your veterinarian to be sure that mixing it up is a good thing for your particular canine companion.

By the way, nowadays I do occasionally enjoy a peanut butter and jelly sandwich.

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