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She washes her face and feet like a cat.
She is not fond of water and loathes getting a bath.
She is more than a little aloof and spectacularly independent.
And she loves milk. Or in this case, MilkOpet.
I spent some time chatting with Doug from MilkOpet when I attended the BlogPaws conference in May. (Actually I spent some time loving on his beautiful Labrador and then he and I started talking about the product but I digress...)
What is MilkOpet?
"MilkOpet® is our range of nutritionally enhanced Lactose free milks for dogs in their main life stage groups, Puppy, Adult Dogs, and Less Active Dogs."
I wasn't exactly sure what the point of the product was but Doug explained to me that it could be used towards a variety of ends:
- It can be used as a simple treat or snack to re-hydrate your dog after play or exercise.
- Or added to dry food to provide additional moisture and flavor.
- And, while dogs who are stressed during travel may not be inclined to eat, they are often enticed by a tasty drink.
As mentioned, it can be used as a snack or in our case, it can be used to get the finicky dog to take her medicine.
I have written on several occasions of the difficulties we have getting Bella to take her medicine because she is a very fussy eater. We have jumped through all sorts of hoops to get her to take her pills but even things she likes one day have been known to fail on others.
On top of that, Bella has some tummy issues that we have to deal with so our options for what we feed her are limited. She has Colitis (apparently very common among nervous and anxious dogs) and is on a prescription diet to help her with that.
But of course, getting Bella to eat plain dry kibble is a feat beyond measure.
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So please indulge me while I go on a MilkOpet rave here today. Because it has had all the lactose removed, Bella's tummy loves it. And because it's milk, Bella loves it, too.
We've been pouring just a tablespoon or two on her dry kibble at feeding times and lo and behold, she is eating it all right up.
And that's a really big deal in this house.
Additionally, it can be really difficult to get Bella to eat during storms which is when she especially needs to take her medicine. But even when stressed, Bella will still drink this stuff up.
It's not inexpensive but if you're using it like we are, it's no more expensive than a high quality canned dog food. Right now, it's only available at a few locations near us but it is available online through Pet Food Direct and Pet 360. (I don't get anything for mentioning that. Just sayin'.)
There's a lot more nutritional information on their website as well as an explanation of the science behind it. If you're curious, you should check it out.
MilkOpet comes in 3 varieties: puppy, adult, less-active.
Disclaimer: We were given some MilkOpet products to test but anyone who knows me can tell you the opinions expressed herein are my own.