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Follow up on the Interview with Dudley Beagle

Just to follow up on the “Interview of Dudley Beagle in Jupiter, FL” blog on bulk foods. I was asked by a reader:  “What are bulk foods?”  Bulk foods mean that the food is high in fiber. Therefore, when a dog eats foods that have a lot of fiber, fiber expands in the belly so the dog fills up faster and the dog does not have to consume so much food.  Hence, eating less over time, the dog will lose weight.   Some examples of bulk foods that are high in fiber are green beans (canned or raw)  and canned Pumpkin.   We prefer organic because you get the full nutrients and they don’t contain pesticides.  

I was asked by another reader:  Does the high fiber/bulk foods apply only to Beagles?  The answer is no!  Any dog can eat green beans and pumpkin.  However, the breeds that are prone to gain weight are Beagles, Labs, Jack Russells, Chihuahua, Dachshunds, Golden Retrievers, Rottweilers, Bassett Hounds, Boxers, Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, Boxer, and Bulldog.  To read more go to  The Top 10 breeds Most Likely to Gain Weight.

The Next Question is how much to give?

With green beans you add about ¼ can or more, and you can either microwave them about ten seconds in a ceramic bowl or you can give them fresh out of the can and add as a topper to their kibble.  With pumpkin, you can give a tablespoon.  They will love it!

Another benefit of pumpkin is, it is good for their digestion.  If your dog has a slightly loose stool or diarrhea, pumpkin can bulk up their stool.  Meaning, it will make the stool more formed.  You can also give it as a treat to promote healthy digestion.

And, on a side note, if you want to make a treat for your dog, you can even mix pumpkin and goat’s milk yogurt and either scoop them in an ice tray or a bowl to freeze in the freezer and your dog would be so delighted to have a frozen doggy ice cream.  Why not give it a try!

And, lastly, you want to read about a happy beagle who loves his green beans and pumpkin, visit, https://presidentmaxwellspetservices.com/blog/

Below I have also attached two great articles relating to the benefits of Pumpkin and Green Beans for your dog: 

We recommend Whole Foods 365 Organic No Salt Green Beans 

For Pumpkin, we recommend Trader Joe’s Organic Pumpkin or Whole Foods Organic Pumpkin

Enjoy the process!  We want to hear your feedback on how these bulk or high fiber foods are benefitting your precious treasures!

Pet Blessings

Yesterday I heard someone reading this beautiful blessing from the Daily Word, and it touched my heart so much, I felt compelled to share it on my blog.  To me, pets give such unconditional love, touch our hearts and leave permanent paw prints on our souls.  Enjoy reading this blessing and I hope you get the same feeling as I did.
Pet Blessing
“I am grateful for the healing love of pets.

Pets love us no matter what we do—or don’t do. Animal friends don’t judge whether humans are worthy, nor do they withhold their love. They simply love us for being. Through their unconditional love, we experience the healing power of God.

The calm I feel when I pet an animal, or the joy of watching animals at play, brings me a sense of wholeness. Animals nurture the spiritual qualities of peace and happiness in me. They are living examples for how to trust the body’s intrinsic rhythm. They instinctively know when to rest, play, stretch, and exercise. The greatest instinct of all is their love with openhearted loyalty.

Today I thank pets and animals for bringing healing love to me and to all of humanity.

But ask the animals, and they will teach you; the birds of the air, and they will tell you.—Job 12:7″

What is a dog?

What is a dog? A dog is loyal, his love is unconditional. If he hurts you, he does not mean to. He is a leader and stands for what he believes in. He has no ego; that is why DOG is spelled GOD backwards. His agenda is to love his master and be a wonderful companion. That is why he (the dog) is “Man’s Best Friend.”
Dogs, don’t bicker over nonsense. They will fight for and protect their owner. All a dog wants is to love you and please you. That is what owning a dog is all about… the experience of unconditional love.