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This is Carly, a.k.a. Carlita the Gordita. Named in honor of my dog-loving grandfather Carl and tagged with the moniker “gordita” because she was such a chubby little girl, she started off life with a name that isn’t just cute but also means something to the people in my family. Technically she was supposed to be Rob’s dog. In all honesty, I didn’t even want her. But that only lasted until I met her. As she cuddled into my armpit for the first ride home I realized that she was most definitely going to be MY dog. Carly’s the kind of gal that cuddles up with me anytime I’m in bed. If it’s just time to tuck in for the night, she’s there. If I’ve managed to sneak in some sleeping in time, she’s gonna catch a few extra zzzs, too. If I’m sick and stuck in bed, she’ll chew her bones and play with her toys and keep me company. The sweetest little thing, she’s the kind of dog who will gently come up to you when you cry and cuddle up to you trying to lick the tears from your face. She plays just the way I like to play, crazy and loud, and in pretty much all things we make a great team. I guess you could say Carly is my best friend. And I think I’m her best friend, too. Though JouJou our big orange tabby cat gives me a run for my money :) As her best friend I take it very, very seriously to take the best care of her that I possibly can, just like I do all of my other pets. That means regular vet visits, taking care to look into the safety of the toys they play with and keeping up with the best things to do for overall pet health. And as my vet has told me time and time again, what you feed your pet is going to directly affect their health and quality of life. Just like people, pups are what they eat. As a rule, I only buy pet food that is made in the U.S.A. I’ve heard too many scary things about the ingredients of food made in other countries to feel comfortable with buying any food that isn’t American made. I also look for food that is good for healthy digestion because baby girl up can get GASSY. She is half Boston Terrier, after all. And lastly, I look for food that has lots of good vitamins and minerals without any corn or wheat fillers because I want to make sure my pets are getting the proper nutrition for properly healthy bodies. It also helps that when there’s no wheat I don’t have to worry about getting sick via cross contamination or dealing with nasty rashes on my hands and arms as I scoop food out of bags.
So what food have I found that ticks off all of my boxes and then some? Recently my pups made the change to AvoDerm partly because it is made in California (where they also test ALL ingredients prior to use) which checks off my made in the U.S.A box. It also supports better overall health and digestion because it’s prepared in small batches at lower temperatures which keeps the dog bellies around here in tip-top shape. It’s also free of wheat and corn which is important to me, but it’s also free of animal byproducts, which I had never really thought much about, but am now glad to be feeding without. Boom. That’s my big 3 requirements all taken care of.
Now that we made the switch to AvoDerm, and now that I realize there are options, we have even more guidelines in our pet food selection. We’re super stoked that, as the name implies, a cornerstone of the ingredients are California grown avocados. I’ve always known they’ve been big fans of the green fruit and have often given a few spoonfuls as a treat or a topper, something they’re always down to get. And I know that avocados are great health-wise for people, but now I know that they’re equally great for pets.
But what are the health benefits of avocados for dogs?
Avocados are full of antioxidants, and lots of vitamins like A, B6, C and E and minerals like potassium, niacin and folate. The humble avocado is also a nutrient booster helping in the absorption of all of those great vitamins and minerals making them super effective. Avocados are also rich in crude fiber which is great for digestion. They’re also chock full of lots of omega 6 and omega 3 fatty acids which has been shown to be beneficial to a healthy coat. Now my Carly is wire-haired. That basically means that her hairs aren’t soft like the fur on lots of dogs, instead, they’re more coarse wiry. We’ve even noticed that when her allergies seem to get bad her hair gets a bit worse, feeling an awful lot like the bristles on a pot-bellied pig. Now I’m going to pet Carly regardless of how soft she is or isn’t but can you imagine how pleased I am now that her coat is softening up? Sure it’s still wiry and crazy and sticks out in the cutest way, but it’s noticeably softer, especially on her belly which is where she prefers to be pet, anyway, in all honesty.
Plus, and this is a BIG PLUS, the hair around her eyes is softer and doesn’t poke her in the eyeball all of the time. It’s this weird little thing that happens because her face is crazy wiry and it goes every which way. We’ve even been to the vet about it. See up there? That picture is from last summer. Can you tell how the hair on her face is just a little bit crazier? Since she was a bitty thing I’ve always had to keep a close eye to keep it trimmed but I literally don’t have to do that anymore. It’s pretty darn fab. And last, but not least, her skin is less dry without any dandruff-like flakes to be seen. That’s an added and unexpected bonus I’m super pleased with! We’re on our third bag of AvoDerm here at this crazy pet filled casa, and I’ve got to say I feel very good about it. So much so that I wholeheartedly suggest that you try a swap, too. And you don’t even have to put on pants or leave the house. You can totally order it online. So what do you think? Ready to give AvoDerm a try yourself? Switch now on Amazon.