I want to let you guys in on a not so pretty family secret. Read at your own risk. Hudson has got some bathroom issues. His poo isn't hard enough to naturally express his anal glands so they tend to express on their own, whenever the heck they feel like it. Usually in Justin's brand new truck. Poor Justin.
If you know anything about anal glands you know they are pretty stinky. Anytime they release Hudson gets all freaked out and does the only thing he knows to do, clean them up. With his tongue. :( I told you guys. It's not pretty. But since I love kissing his sweet face so much I'm all over it. He gets his teeth brushed regularly, booty wiped and deodorized more times a day than I can count, and he has his own cologne. The dog is basically a king with zero funds. We keep asking him when he's going to pull his weight around here especially since he's so high maintenance, but no response yet. (I should add, he's only high maintenance because I make him that way. A lot of people tell me I fuss over him too much but I'm not a let the dog be a dog kind of person. If he wants to live in my home he's going to be clean and he's going to smell good. Those are my rules. :p )
Sooo moving on. I know you guys think I'm crazy. Honestly though, when you love someone I guess you don't think twice about doing things for them. With that being said, during our last routine check in at the vet, Hudson's doctor suggested Metamucil to help with his stool. If we can harden up that stool a little more his anal glands can start doing their job and Justin won't be so upset with the booty leakin' dog. ;) (For the record, Hudson is 80% my dog and 20% Justin's. I have no problem cleaning up after him. Justin is just in the relationship for the snuggles. LOL)
The problem with Metamucil is that Hudson hates it. I think the texture freaked him out. So I decided to bake it in cookies and give that a shot. Here's the recipe I came up with. ****Please please please check with your veterinarian before you try this at home. They need to ok the amount of Metamucil your pup can have!****
|Waiting so patiently.|
|A little less patient.|
|Ok now this is just cruel.|
By the way, I've never had counter tops pretty enough to take these kind of photos so this is a big moment for me. #foodblogginghereicome
So there you have it. The ugly truth about Hudson's bathroom drama. Don't be grossed out though because I'm still convinced that this dog is cleaner than some humans. (Like everyone I've ever had to sit next to on an airplane. It's called deodorant folks). I'll keep you posted on how they work out for us! Happy Friday!!! Xoxo
(PS our living room/fireplace reveal is coming at the beginning of the week! Get pumped people)
Puppy Peanut Butter Digestive Cookies
1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
1 cup water
1/2 cup peanut butter
1/4 cup shaved carrots (hello great breath!)
4 tablespoons Metamucil (make sure to check with your vet about amount for your dogs size before adding)
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and lightly grease your baking pans. (or use parchment paper if you prefer!)
2. Combine all ingredients in large mixing bowl and mix well. The consistency shouldn't be too wet.
3. Let your dog lick the peanut butter spoon. (Not optional, he will cuss you out if you don't)
4. Sprinkle regular flour on the counter top and roll out your prepared dough.
5. Cut into cute shapes because it makes the cookies taste better.
6. Bake 35 minutes or until nice and crispy. (Hudson prefers crispy to soft)
7. Remove and place on wire racks to cool.
8. Feed your dog a few cookies a day (I'm going to start with 4) and monitor his potty breaks.