There are a few things in life that I love: my family, good Champagne, chocolate chip cookies right out of the oven, very long baths, the change in seasons, and my pets. Oh, how I love my pets.
As much as I love them, some days I really want to run away from them. Or I want them to run away from me. You see, they’re needy pets.
Emma, and I can’t fault her for this, goes nuts if she doesn’t know where I am. She’s lost her eyesight and I think her hearing isn’t as sharp as it was. But she’ll trek all over the house agitating her collapsing trachea just so she can find me. I try to keep her with me normally but sometimes she just gets a little lost and starts to wander aimlessly. She’s definitely high maintenance.
Roscoe, on the other hand, has no issues whatsoever. Except needing to be right next to me all the time. I love a cuddly dog but when I go to the bathroom, he waits outside the door. When I go into the bedroom, he jumps on the bed. When I go into my office, he lays down right under my office chair rendering me immobile for fear of wheeling over him. And he’s picky.
He requires a long walk to take care of his business. It doesn’t matter how urgent the need is (and he will let you know it’s urgent) you MUST put on his harness and walk him at least a block away before he’s comfortable letting go. Apparently, he chooses to keep our yard pristine.
I really have no real complaints about Roscoe, though. He’s got the sweetest soul and actually cries when the kids are outside playing because he wants to play with them. And when we’re done for the day, he’ll let you know that too. He lays by the front door waiting for the signal that it’s time to go to bed. Or he’ll simply hop up in bed when he’s tired and put himself to sleep. He’s either happy or tired. Those are the only two moods he knows. And he’s never met a stranger.
I won’t even venture into cat territory except to tell you that Josie and Beamer also grace our household. If you check out my Instagram account or any of my videos since February of this year, you’ll find that Beamer makes a frequent appearance.
But today is not about cats (although if Beamer had his way, it would always be about cats). It’s about dog treats.
I was sent a whole slew of dog treats to review from a company called VetIQ that prides itself on “great quality, affordable prices.” And I couldn’t really think of how to properly review them so I recruited Roscoe and Emma for this project.
Emma and Roscoe worked really hard on that video so I hope you watched their reaction to all of the VetIQ treats.
I’ll admit that I generally buy premium food and treats for my pets. Not SUPER super expensive food but typically I have to go to a pet superstore to buy it. I’m not as picky when it comes to treats but I have one MAJOR requirement. It has to be manufactured in the USA. If you’ve never checked, there are a surprising number of dog treats that come from China and based on the history of China and dog food, I refuse to purchase anything from there.
Thankfully, VetIQ is made in the USA, my dogs seem to love it, and it’s available at places like Walmart, Safeway, Sam’s Club, and other grocery stores.
If you’re interested in all the treats my dogs sampled, you find more information below. We tried all but the Minties Fresh and you can find links to each treat, including where to purchase, on VetIQ.com.
And if you have any comments for Roscoe or Emma, please leave them below and I’ll make sure they get passed along.