I know I left you all hanging wanting to know if Jax n Daisy resolved my itchiness. So here I am to fill you in.
I left off by telling you that Mom bought me a chicken-based food because she realized my itchies got bad when I started the lamb-based food. All secondary ingredients were the same. Well, a week in and the itchies were just as bad so Mom assumed it was some of the secondary ingredients, like maybe the grains. She was doing some research on food allergies and she realized that my super itchy spots were indicative of food allergies (base of tail, feet, ears, eyes).
She started looking into Limited Ingredient Diets and found Natural Balance Potato and Duck formula. The ingredients are actually very simple:
Potatoes, Duck Meal, Duck, Canola Oil (preserved with natural mixed tocopherols), Potato Protein, Potato Fiber, Natural Flavor, Dicalcium Phosphate, Salt, Salmon Oil (a source of DHA), Calcium Carbonate, Flaxseed, Potassium Chloride, Choline Chloride, Taurine, Natural Mixed Tocopherols, L-Carnitine, Yucca Schidigera Extract, Vitamin E Supplement, Iron Proteinate, Zinc Proteinate, Copper Proteinate, Ferrous Sulfate, Zinc Sulfate, Copper Sulfate, Potassium Iodide, Thiamine Mononitrate (Vitamin B-1), Manganese Proteinate, Manganous Oxide, Ascorbic Acid, Vitamin A Supplement, Biotin, Niacin, Calcium Pantothenate, Manganese Sulfate, Sodium Selenite, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (Vitamin B-6), Vitamin B-12 Supplement, Riboflavin (Vitamin B-2), Vitamin D-3 Supplement, Folic Acid.
The ingredients not in bold are just the supplemental vitamins and minerals. Nothing extra!
I’ve been on this food for 2 days now with no transition period and already my itchies are getting better.
The only problems with this food are it’s a bit expensive and it’s 375 kcal/cup (my previous food was 247 kcal/cup). That means a little less food for an already starving Noodle 😥
I’m still relying on the Jax n Daisy to help me with my itchiness from seasonal allergies. Don’t think I’m done with them!
Now, I know you all are curious about the gunshots part of my post title. Well, as most of you know, we live in a fairly rural neighborhood. We have one neighbor who likes to target shoot every Sunday afternoon. This Sunday was no exception…EXCEPT instead of shooting for an hour, he shot for 3 1/2 hours! Poor Molly was losing her mind. Mom gave her 1/2 of a Trazodone to try to calm her down but she was still trembling. There were some fireworks on Sunday but nothing too crazy.
Come Monday, Molly was hung over from the Trazodone so Mom and Dad really didn’t want to give her anymore until necessary. Well, Mr. Shooty-Pants neighbor had a bunch of people over and shot for hours again which led right into fireworks. Molly got another 1/2 of a Trazodone and did a bit better, probably because she was loopy from the day before.
Some of you who have known me for awhile are probably wondering how I did since fireworks normally scare the daylight out of me. Well, guess what…this guy right here is all grown up. I wasn’t scared of nothin’!
Mom thinks it’s because Molly was scared enough for everyone. Guess no one will ever know the truth!
So there you have it. The major updates you all have been asking about 🙂
Tomorrow I’ll be posting about our visitors we had this weekend and obedience school.
Hope everyone had a nice holiday weekend.