Last week, my puppy Teddy Graham had some tummy troubles that resulted in a vet visit. Teddy is my first pet ever and I had gotten into the habit of giving him lots of people food. Chicken nuggets, cheerios, bacon, hamburger, cookies....a lot of people food. Turns out, this was very bad. The vet said the only thing I could give him besides his dog food is boiled chicken.
The problem is Teddy has gotten so used to eating people food that he constantly hounds us at meal times for something to eat. He puts his paws on my leg and looks at me with such a hopeful face, pink tongue out, tail wagging. It's so hard to turn him down.
Tonight' s solution? Have some of his boiled chicken near me and feed him that when he does his usual puppy eyes begging routine. He was happy, I was happy, and hopefully his tummy stays happy.
Kathleen Neagle Sokolowski