Even though Mochi acts and plays like a puppy, I have to remind myself that he is eight years old! So now that Mochi is an older dog, sometimes even considered a senior dog, I have to make sure that his care is regulated so he stays healthy.
Most of the time, if Mochi meets a new person, they are shocked to hear that he is eight years old. When I say “eight,” they think I am referring to months!
A lifetime of caring…and vet visits
As a puppy, Mochi went through the normal vaccinations and vet visits. But unfortunately, Mochi’s immune system wasn’t strong and it seemed that he caught everything that came his way. He easily picked up kennel cough and he had a rough bout with giardia.
Then we noticed that Mochi would itch himself constantly. Not from fleas, but just that he would feel itchy. It got so bad that he had once scratched his fur away into a bald spot. That’s when we knew he had to see a specialist.
After seeing a dermatologist, we found out that Mochi was pretty much allergic to everything under the sun. So then we added a daily medicine for allergy treatment to his regimen.
He was getting to be quite an expensive dog, but just look at that face!
Food and Diet
Throughout Mochi’s life, we have always strived to provide him with the best food possible. That includes not giving him table scraps. Even though he has the sweetest face, we can’t give in when he begs for a little bit of food. Mochi does receive carrots, apples, and the occasional piece of bacon.
I hate it when I have spent a day of errands and grocery shopping, but then I forget that Mochi is almost out of food. But here’s a way that you never have to worry about forgetting to pick up pet food again!
With Amazon and Hill’s Science Diet®, you can subscribe and save with the auto-refill program. I love that you can order online so there’s no need to lug heavy dog food from the car, it’s delivered right to your door!
Why Hill’s Science Diet?
- Made with natural, high-quality ingredients
Clinically proven antioxidants
No artificial colors, flavors or preservatives
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Some of the benefits of ordering Hill’s Science Diet through Amazon include:
- Regular food delivery
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- No cost to Subscribe and Save
For me, I would do anything for my dog. With the easy of online food ordering, now I can have more time to play and have fun with Mochi!