Okay, so first up I have to say this post is rather exciting for me, it including the first product I've (well Baker's) ever been sent due to blogging! Yey for Baker winning from all of Mammy's hard work haha.
Anyways! Stella, Lisa's gorgeous dog actually emailed Baker letting him in on the (not so) secret free dinner and greedy pants was of course down for it! After a quick email to a lovely member of the Harringtons Pet Food family, a surprisingly large box turned up at our door no more than a day and a half later and with a wiggling bum, little man had has nose straight in there.
We actually used to feed our old rabbit Bunny on the Harringtons rabbit food and so was very excited to get started with the taste test!
Although a change in diet may upset belly's, when trying a very similar food to that of which he was already on I wasn't worried - and so we started the trial that day! With the recommended feed amounts for his weight, age and activity level we settled on 290(ish) grams which would also make the bag last exactly a week.
So from my point of view what did I think of the product? Well, I have to admit I didn't have huge expectations as I didn't see how a food could effect him very drastically especially in such a short amount of time... however I was presently surprised.
The main point in which we noticed a difference may sound a little off putting to non doggy owners but bare with me as it's an important point. 'Reduces flatulent odours' was stated on the bag and I tell you what it really was the main thing we noticed (and appreciated)! After just a day or two Baker had alot less wind in general and when he did it was noticeably less offensive to the nose, as was the smell at toilet time.
Other claims from the food mention the immune system and things I just can't judge as they're internal, as well as these they say that it helps provide a shiny coat. Baker is always receiving compliments for his white teeth and shiny coat anyways so I can't say if this food contributed though it certainly didn't diminish the quality of his coat already.
Overall my main likes for this food were that it was made in Yorkshire by a family business, using locally grown products wherever possible and packaged in compostable paper packaging. Natural choices for my animals are a big deal to me and knowing that the ingredients are wholesome without anything artificial in them is a huge thumbs up from me.
Although the 15kg bag is around £9.00 more than what Baker is currently fed on, Harringtons is actually very good value for money considering the rest of the market especially taking into account the previous statements I've made.
I must also include a link to their page discussing how they care for the enviroment as this alone is also a huge deciding factor on whether to use a company or not. I fully appreciate and support Harringtons efforts surrounding all their values.
Lastly, a quick mention of the shape and size of the food. Baker is a gulper and seems to think he never gets fed. Along with the apparent very appealing flavor Baker chomped it down very fast but was able to chew it more easily being in smaller chunks.
We didn't manage to get any good pictures of him enjoying it because he was, well enjoying it too much! I hope you like the one of him posing with the bag though :)
Any fellow dog owners who would like to try some Harringtons food with their own little guys just give me a shout and I'll pass on the details to you as they are keen to work with more bloggers :) Oh! Their foods are now available in France too!! So French or British readers get yourself in there, it's totally worth it - that includes you Pluto ;)
Thank you Harringtons! From Baker and I <3