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Mixed Breed (dog) — Age 10
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Ozzie waves "hello!"
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Having fun on the beach in Seaside, Oregon.
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Dock diving for his duck pal, Tucker the Ducker.
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Catching some big air off the dock at the lake!
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Enjoying a relaxing soak in his puppy pool with his spiky blue toy, Harriet.
Ozzie's my absolute best friend, and has been my loyal sidekick for the past decade. So when he began showing signs of pain a year and a half ago, I immediately took him to the vet. The vet chalked his pain up to "old age and arthritis," and gave me some anti-inflammatory medication for him. As time went by, however, Ozzie got worse. He was in so much pain that he cried out when he tried to lower his head to drink water. I lifted his bowls and got online to try and do some research.

Long story short, I found a holistic vet in town, and (though skeptical) gave it a shot. After just two sessions of acupuncture and chiropractic, Ozzie was bouncing around like he had when he was a young dog. I was dumbstruck, and extremely grateful! As you can imagine, this holistic vet became someone I really admired and respected, so when she said I needed to change Ozzie's diet from the "high-quality" kibble I was feeding him to something homemade, I happily made the change. I started making batches of food with poultry meat, beef liver, kale, parsley, whole cooked eggs, blueberries, bananas, quinoa, ground flax, carrots, spirulina, and all kinds of other good stuff. We called it his "leprechaun food," since the spirulina made it a pretty green.

Fast forward a year and a half, and I still make Ozzie's leprechaun food. But it was getting to be extremely time consuming and costly to maintain, so I asked the beloved vet if she recommended any other dog foods I could use to supplement the leprechaun food with. I wanted to cut back on it, but didn't want to sacrifice the quality and nutrition he was getting. Her first response was, "The Honest Kitchen."

I did my research on the different products, and am nearing the end of our first 10-pound batch. Not only does Oz gobble it up, but he's doing just as well on this food as he has on my leprechaun recipe. His stools are the same, his coat is still in great shape, and, most importantly, his mobility is still fantastic.

We're super happy with The Honest Kitchen's Revel, and Ozzie gives it an enthusiastic two paws up! :)
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