Ask anyone who knows us and they will tell you that Jacob and I are the definition of crazy dog parents. I feel like english bulldog parents are a special kind of crazy, but you have to be to handle all the emotions and necessities of raising that wrinkly anomaly of a breed that technically shouldn't even exist. All that extra Spike care, grooming, attention to diet and medical bills are worth it. We wouldn't take anything back for one second!
I spend a lot of time reading up on dog health and diets, and when I first heard about Green Juju (from that lovable duo Cutie and the Beast), I immediately made a mental note to pick some up for Spike Baby.
What is Green Juju, you ask? Green Juju is a whole foods supplement fed to dogs in addition to their kibble, raw, or home cooked meal. Carefully crafted in the heart of Seattle's Ballard neighborhood, it contains certified organic, locally grown ingredients that provide essential nutrients to support canine immune systems, target specific ailments and contribute to optimal health.
Green Juju's original "just greens blend” was developed in collaboration with Patti Howard, a certified canine nutritionist, and Seattle based conventional and holistic veterinarians. In addition to the "Just Greens blend”, Green Juju produces seasonal recipes throughout the year using fresh, enzyme packed produce.
Each ingredient in Green Juju recipes is purposefully chosen to support canine health; from the anti-inflammatory agents that turmeric and ginger provide, to the anti-oxidant filled nutrient dense leafy greens, and digestive and joint supporting buffalo bone broth and coconut oil. The vegetables are blended to a fine consistency, breaking plant walls for optimal absorption, and then frozen to keep nutrients and enzymes intact.
Spike is pretty healthy, but with english bulldogs being prone to so many issues, we do our best to work on his diet and well-being. Since we've incorporated Green Juju into Spike's diet, his coat's been so soft and shiny. His allergies seem to have calmed down relative to past years and his overall stamina has increased. This lil dude can party at doggy daycare all day and still want to go play when dad gets home from training!
Whenever people find out Spike has just turned eight years old, they always say "Wow! He looks so great for eight!" Thanks Green Juju for being Spike's green fountain of youth! :)
Find Green Juju at these Washington state locations:
- Health Mutt
- Crown Hill Pet Supply
- Eastside Dog
- Pioneer Pet Feed & Supply
- Muttley Crew Cuts
- All The Best Pet Care
- Wally Pets
- Lucky Dog Outfitters
- 2nd Leash on Life
- Julz Animal House
- Natural Pet Pantry
- I Heart Dogs
I love the story of how Green Juju came to be and need to share that with you too:
Green Juju was created by Kelley Marian in January 2014 after five years of working directly with hundreds of dogs. An entrepreneur at heart, Kelley previously founded, grew and sold a successful dog walking business in Seattle, WA. When Kelley’s dog Bailey was diagnosed with cancer in October 2013 she initially opted to treat her holistically rather than subject her to amputation. Given the condition Bailey was in at that time - struggling with allergies, weak immune system, difficulty recovering from the biopsy – Kelley couldn't see putting her through a major surgery. After Kelley’s personal strive to improve her own health with juicing and whole foods, she decided to try the same approach to help Bailey.
Thanks to all of the diet changes, supplements and of course Green Juju, Kelley watched Bailey transition to a healthy, happy and stronger dog. Although they had kept the cancer from spreading for more than a year, Bailey would still need surgery to be cancer free. The good news was that she was now strong enough to manage the surgery and her immune system was at a level that would provide a quick and successful recovery. As the story of Bailey and Green Juju spread, Kelly shared her research, information she’d collected, and her specially developed blend. With the impact she’d seen Green Juju have on Bailey she wanted to help other dog owners. Green Juju can now be found in retail outlets across the Northwest, offering a healthy supplement and a preventative measure for potential health issues.
Thank you Kelley and Green Juju for being awesome!