Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Beating the Heat, Feeding the Dogs

Whenever we're in the middle of these really hot days such as we are now, days that have temps well into the 90's and, gulp, some that hit triple digits, I alter the way I feed my dogs. Traditionally, they eat late afternoon and early evening, but during the summer, I worry about their dog food, which is stored in a container on our patio.

I'm not sure if it makes a difference or not, but I don't think it's appetizing to have 'hot' kibbles and such, so for that reason, they end up eating sometime before noon. Actually, I feed them a little less than normal, and then give them something for a treat at their normal dinnertime. They seem to like the system.

With temps expected to be in the mid-90's today, I actually just fed them. Oops -- time to buy more dog food. I can't believe how soon we go through 20lb or 40lb bags. Egads.

As a rule, we get Pedigree, which for my dogs is the best dog food I can get. There are several other brands that I like as well, but my older dog seems to react negatively if I change the brand. I'm not sure why, but after watching her when I changed brands, about a year ago I just decided to stay with Pedigree.

Interestingly, in talking with other owners, they've said the same thing. Some of their dogs are the same way, with stomachs that have adverse reactions to other brands. Who knows why, but the point is, it's time to get more Pedigree. Looks like I need to find a cool morning to get to the store.

And that's all there is for now. Have a great Tuesday!
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