A healthy way to travel with dogs
Today I am writing on a train with sweet little Pax at my feet, snoozing away after running a few errands in Prague. Perhaps you are wondering why I am not taking the North American approach of driving; taking trains in Europe is easy and once again, dog-friendly! I know I keep mentioning how dog-friendly the EU is in general, but there is also the other side of the coin.
We were supposed to be back home in Vancouver on Thursday, unfortunately, British Airways made a mistake with one of the documents we needed to enter the UK transit space and despite Pax being confirmed two weeks before, we were not allowed fly. It was pretty stressful except as you see in this picture, he was just his happy self!
I am not sure if I mentioned this in the previous newsletters, but my mother has been in the hospital for more than three weeks and is finally somehow recovering. It has been tough on her and on the family too and Pax has done a great job of cheering everyone up, including my mom. I do have a picture of him in the hospital, but as a courtesy to my mom, this time, I will not be posting it. Just imagine, Pax hanging out at her bedside, sweet as always! 😇
Thankfully, Pax is healthy as a horse; growing crazy-fast. His coat is soft and shiny and in terms of his energy, his body feels, touch wood, very balanced. Of course, I am thrilled because Pax is my first pup that I have started on our Essentials. (Skai was born before I formulated the products).
We still get a lot of questions from the newcomers in our community about what supplements Pax gets and what I feed him. He is mainly raw fed, sometimes cooked and he gets homemade meat and veggie dehydrated treats. As for supplements, I believe that good, whole-food-based supplements are the same for puppies, adult dogs and seniors, the same way nature does it. I give him these four as Skai used to get:
- FeelGood Omega 3 oil for healthy skin, coat, joint and nerve development
- GreenMin - an essential amino acid and plant-based mineral supplement
- GutSense - a dairy-free probiotic formulated especially for dogs to support digestion and the immune system
- SoulFood - a certified organic multi-vitamin (BIO) and organ support
I hope that by the time you will read these lines, Pax will be roaming “Skai’s grounds” in Vancouver. I can’t wait for him to smell the fresh, Canadian forest air! 🌲 In the meantime, I have recorded a video on how to make dehydrated dog food. I bought a small dehydrator, cut up some slices of meat and veggies and in a few hours, I had the perfect travel meal for Pax made of organic turkey, cooked squash and lettuce! (no additives, no BS! 🤓)