Saturday, April 04, 2009

If it ain't broke. . .

. . . don't fix it. 

These words of wisdom also apply to dog food.

Case in point:

I usually buy the same dog food for my girl Sasha - old lady senior food.  She's 11 and isn't a young pup anymore, so for the past few years we switched her to the Purina senior formula dog food.  And it's been great for her digestive system as far as being regular goes.  Every morning and every evening I let her outside, she does her things both #1 and #2 and life is good.

Well, you know how I mentioned my frugal-ness yesterday?  During my new trend we ran out of dog food.  I decided to compare prices on dog food and found a good deal on a name brand that I thought would be a decent substitute until payday.  It was a "healthy weight" formula that contained beef, chicken, vegetable & fruit flavors.  And I think it may have a lot more flavors than the senior-bland brand.  

My dog devoured her first bowl in a matter of seconds.  Normally I can fill her bowl in the morning and it will sit all day without being eaten.  Not with this crack dog food.  I thought she may be really hungry and decided to give her a second helping.  

Bad idea.  

I'm not sure if it's the fruit or vegetables or a combination of both, but this dog food causes many opportunities for my dog to have to unload herself, if you know what I mean.  Luckily she is a great dog and will just sit at the back door waiting for me to notice her and her need to go outside.  The first two days on this food I had to let her out 8 times when on average she would only go out 4.  

Is this TMI?  Sorry.

But my point is, even if you find a better deal on dog food - stick to what has been working.

Lesson learned. 

1 comment:

  1. Too funny, sounds like she was happy at first anyway =)


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