Monday, April 24, 2017

#Chewyinfluencer We Got Some GOOD STUFFS In Our Systems



If you recall from past posts, I have been having some, ummm, BELCHING issues. Nothing dangerous, mind you. Just frequent and, yes, SMELLY belches which made sitting near me NOT a pleasant experience.

So when Chewy.com's April newsletter came out offering The Honest Kitchen's Perfect Form nutritional supplement  my Mommy said "WHY NOT?"

You see, when she was at the Expo West - Natural Products show she asked a lot of people at the dog products booths what she could do about my belching. She knew it was caused by something I had tested BUT she couldn't stop it despite the food change. So several of the "experts" suggested probiotics. They said that once that gut stuff gets going it takes aggressive treatment with probiotics to get it all in check. Some other experts suggested nutritional changes that would include those GOOD enzymes which help with digestion.

required close up of ME

This was kinda vague to me so I LOOKED IT UP to verify these claims. Here is what I found out - we all need enzymes in our guts to breakdown food and make it work for us. These enzymes are sometimes already present in our digestive tracts to some extent but often the environment gets out of whack. When this happens, you need to ADD to the environment and get it working to optimum levels again.

The Honest Kitchen Perfect Form had the following ingredients Papaya Leaf, Plantain, Slippery Elm, Organic Pumpkin Seed, Pectin, Papain and Fennel  and are all natural sources for digestive enzymes.These enzymes work to breakdown food and make your digestive system a lean mean machine. And this also means that your food had a better chance of being absorbed and properly used by your body. Sounds like a good idea to me!

Yeah, it is a sage-y green gray

The Honest Kitchen Perfect Form is powder and is added straight to food. Think of it as BEANO for pets. Although, Perfect Form has a lot more going for it than simply being an Alpha D Galactosidase that breaks down carbohydrates. Instead Perfect Form is good for

  • Promoting digestive health
  • Fights gas and the results of excessive gas - belching and farting (guilty)
  • Can help ease symptoms of chronic problems like IBS (irritable bowel syndrome) and colitis
  • Can help ease occasional digestive distress brought on by stress

But the big question on EVERYPUGGY'S mind is . . . IS IT EDIBLE?

Well, yes it it! I like mine straight up. No need to disguise it for this pup. It adds a bit of seasoning to my kibble - a je ne sais quoi, if you will. There is a chart on the ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY package which tells you the proper dose for your pet's size. At each feeding (we get two) I get 1/2 a teaspoon and Molly and Sunshine the Cat each get 1/4 teaspoon. Now they are a little pickier when it comes to additives to their food so their doses are secreted into their kibble toppers. This way they eat it rather than leave it at the bottom of the dish uneaten.

The next big question is DOES IT WORK? Well, I think it does. . . at least for me. The real test is if I eat that food that gave me gas to begin with. But I don't really want to invest in that experiment. For the sake of time, I can tell you I am hardly ever gassy or belchy now. THAT is to the extreme pleasure of my Mommy. And I feel pretty good. I have energy and I am going outside to do my bidness like I am supposed to. And I think we have all shown a little better overall health since starting on the supplemental regiment.

We are a strikingly gorgeous trio

So is this item necessary for doggies and kitties? Hmmmm, not really day to day. And The Honest Kitchen says to not rely on the product too much in their article Balancing a Sensitive Tummy and make sure to take occasional breaks. But hey! Who wouldn't benefit from a properly working digestive system? I know I feel better!!

I am giving this product TWELVE PAWS UP because it is a good product that does what it says it does. To me it tastes good and is easy to administer. And I am pretty pleased to NOT be belching ALL the time. That just gets annoying, dontcha think?

** I was given sufficient product to test free of charge from Chewy.com. They in no way paid me for this review nor did they or anyone else tell me what to say. This is all my own good investigative journalism.**

Friday, April 21, 2017

PLEASE Don't Leave Me!!!!


I'm SOOOOO Very BLUE when you go away!
I realize you have things to do
Without you I have nothing to SAY
But to lay here and think of YOU
SO
Hurry back Mommy
I LOVE YOU




*Mommy's note: I was away from home for a week. We will be back on track next week

Friday, April 14, 2017

Back In Action, Jackson - AND T.G.I.E. (Thank Goodness It's Easter!!)


The Computer is BACK IN THE HOUSE, folks! Whew that was a long DRY spell, dontcha think? But all's well and the CPU is fixed without too much loss of data.

It is SPRINGlike today and I am loving it. The sun is out and everything looks happy. It is kinda cold, though, unless I am sitting in the sun in a sheltered spot. And I am ALWAYS in a sheltered spot. I went out for a little while this morning and captured some SUN RAYS.

You all might know that this SUNDAY is EASTER. I loves loves loves Easter. The whole family is here and lots of good food is cooking. The smells are amazing. Molly and I often get EASTER baskets of goodies as well. That's cool. Last year we got Pugs In The Kitchen goodies and they lasted a long time. If it were up to me they wouldn't have lasted as long. But I was on a (d.i.e.t.) and so too much snacking was out of the QUESTION!

I am so hoping that all of my FURiends here in Blogville and elsewhere have a wonderful Easter, Passover, Spring Day - however you celebrate.


Thursday, April 13, 2017

The Big Crash of 2017

We interrupt this regularly scheduled program to bring you THIS announcement.

Mommy's computer crashed.

She cannot add pictures.

She cannot do her AFFIRMATIONS.

Please pray for a speedy recovery.

Love Noodles

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Totally True It's Tuesday

Look Below for another AFFIRMATION




It sure is a TUESDAY. What can one say about a Tuesday that has not already been said? 
  • Tuesday is Monday's Ugly Sister (why is it always an ugly sister?)
  • Ah Tuesday! The day I remember what I didn't do on Monday and push off until Wednesday
  • Today is not Friday. . . tomorrow is not Friday. . . and even the day after tomorrow is not Friday
  • You can come out now, Monday's gone
  • After Tuesday even the calendar goes WTF
  • It's only Tuesday and I am 95% done with this week
  • Nothing messes up your Friday than realizing it is only Tuesday
  • Tuesday - I can't even see the weekend from here

Actually I kind of like Tuesdays. I mean, it ISN'T Monday and we all know I have a tough time on MONDAY. It is also (usually) TACO TUESDAY and I love tacos. The are so yummy and so fun to eat.

Not only that, TUESDAY is usually a day we get packages, for some strange reason. So Molly and I stand by the front door pretty much all day and bark, bark, bark in preparation.

I see a PACKAGE truck coming down the lane . . . I'll catch up with you later.




Monday, April 10, 2017

Once Upon a Midday Dreary. . . But NOT Today!


This is what I do on a cold and rainy day. It's not much but it is fun. I sleep, watch a little television, and sometimes I nap (heehee, see what I did there?) The spot I am occupying in the pic above is Aunt T's chair in her room. This is a particularly NICE spot to hang out on because as a rule - I am not allowed up there.

It is not the being naughty that makes this spot so nice. It is mostly because Molly wouldn't DARE come into Aunt T's room and sleep on the chair. She wouldn't and she couldn't. I CAN because . . . well, because I CAN.


Today is not like that. Today is sunny and although not warm, it is nice. So on day's like today I like to go outside and hang out. Occasionally I will eat strawberries (we have a lot in pots and they are getting ripe. I estimate I have one RED BERRY a day. Isn't that cool? Sometimes I just nap on the cement in a ray of sunshine. There is nothing finer than to lay there smelling the breeze and getting all toasty from the puddle of sunlight. And yes. . . there are days I just like to

DANCE
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And now for your AFFIRMATION for Monday