Emmett is an easy dog.
He either loves or ignores everything. There’s no middle ground for him. He loves going to the vet. He ignores all the other animals in the lobby in favor of wooing the people… and begging for treats from the receptionist. He loves going to PetSmart. He ignores the dozen greyhounds at PetSmart who are there for an adoption event… and spends his efforts begging for treats from the cashier/other shoppers. (Or he resorts to shoplifting, but that’s another story for another day.)
Not only is he easy–he can go anywhere, and I can trust that he’ll be fine no matter what–he loves adventuring!
Seriously, how cute is his happy face?!
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So, to refresh or in case you’re new here (welcome!), Emmett’s been on a three-month food trial of the reinvented, grain-free Wellness® Complete Health™ (you can read about month 1 here and month 2 here). The pic above is from our last trip to PetSmart when we wanted to scope out the line and figure out which ones they carried (hint: all of them). I know it’s not the brightest pic in the world, so if you’re looking for the food, here’s a clickable pro shot of what to look for:
OK, so even though Emmett is a super easy dog who’s never rattled by anything, you just never know what you might encounter at PetSmart. So I stuff a treat bag full of his kibble to have on hand and to reward him for sitting nicely so I can take his photo. But, the kibble is also a great distraction for things like loose children (what is it with loose children in PetSmart?!?!) and boxes full of adoptable kittens.
With a senior like Emmett, weight gain can be a big problem because he’s just not as active as he used to be. While a trip to the store like this is great stimulation and definitely exhausting for him, doling out tons and tons of kibble rewards works perfectly because then I can decrease his dinner accordingly.
For instance, on a trip like this where we have a handful of things to buy, or on busy weekends, I measure out about 1/4 cup of the Complete Health kibble into my treat bag. That way, when we get home and it’s time to eat dinner, I know to decrease his portion by 1/4 cup.
It’s wholesome. He loves it. And I’m not concerned about giving him “too many” treats because it’s his grain-free kibble!
Do you take your pups to PetSmart? Is your dog an easy one like Em (or the opposite, Cooper)? Next time you visit, be sure to check out the the grain-free pet food products that Wellness® has to offer–there’s something for every dog and every budget. And…
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BTW and totally unrelated, next time we take Emmett to PetSmart for a bag of food, I’m going to make sure ALL his ToeGrips are still on. Some came off at Purdue (another post for later!) and I didn’t reapply them. Have you noticed how darn slippery those PetSmart floors are? I wonder if that’s intentional, but my sweet old man was slip-sliding all around! Although, it didn’t prevent him from begging! Here’s his “buy me all the Wellness” face! (And, obviously, we did… Emmett gets what Emmett wants!)
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