Certified pet nutritionist, Patti Howard of The Pawsitive Packleader, will be speaking on Nov. 3rd at fido-n-scratch (Leschi) about how you to give your dog the best possible diet and what nutrition options are available to help alleviate common food related health and behavioral issues.
I’m actually coordinating the event and am so excited that Patti Howard agreed to speak. She is PASSIONATE about dogs and their health and is a great source of information about proper dog nutrition.
I thought of doing this event when my dog started eating dirt all of a sudden. I knew it was probably because something was lacking in her diet. Of course, my first thought was that if she actually ate her food then maybe whatever it was wouldn’t be missing. However, Pipa clearly decided that I was an idiot and that whatever food I gave her paled in comparison to dirt, sooooo getting her to eat her very, very well-balanced dog food was simply out of the question. I asked around and was told probiotics could help her absorb the nutrients in her food better and Patti suggested that she may need more fresh foods.
Now, I used to cook for Pip all the time. In fact, she didn’t really get dry food until about 2 years ago because I was doing the cooked food thing with a professional supplement powder. That was awesome… until she stopped eating the powder. I mean what dog refuses to eat steak because she doesn’t like the sauce? My dog Pip.
Anyway, Patti suggested fresh food. I got my butt back into the kitchen and literally a couple of days later NO MORE DIRT EATING. Yeah!!!! Happy to know my cooking is better than dirt.
So if you’re here in Seattle and would like to know more about giving your dog the proper diet, what dietary changes you should make for senior dogs, what you can do for dogs with sensitive stomachs, etc. then come by on November 3rd at 5PM to the fido-n-scratch in Leschi (140 Lakeside Avenue. Suite A.). Of course dogs are welcome (fido-n-scratch is a fab pet store!), but we’re inviting you to make this parents’ night & leave your pooch at home to get the most out of this informative event.
Also, prior to the event I’ll be asking Patti to answer some common dog nutrition questions/concerns, so if you have any questions for her, please send them my way!
Hope to see some of you at the event!!