Monday, 14 March 2016

Baker's Pooch & Mutt Food Review*


It should be apparent by now that this boyo in the photo above is pretty much my world. He isn't just a dog, but my child and best friend and therefore despite me never doing sponsored posts or accepting items to review, I always consider things when they are offered for Baker.
The most exciting part of being contacted by Pooch & Mutt was the fact that Baker has already tried and loved their treats! So when we were offered to test out a bag of their premium dog food, of course, I had to say yes on Baker's behalf.
As always when anything arrives in the mail for him he was all over it and wanted it straight away but the horrible mother I am made him pose for photos!

With a choice from a range of 5 grain-free special dogs foods, tailored to your dogs needs; Calm & Relaxed, Health & Digestion, Fresh Breath, Move Easy and Slim & Slender, we went for Calm & Relaxed due to little man's anxious demeanour. Its key ingredients are turkey and sweet potato (very similar to his normal everyday food), along with chamomile a known aid to relaxation and lots of other good stuff!


I think the top selling point for Pooch & Mutt, well for us anyway, is that they are ethical and natural!! I'm sure regular readers will know this about me already, and Baker's current food boasts the same awesome features. I know people who due to their ethical reasons won't feed their dog meat or things containing animal products, but I feel it necessary to mention, despite my personal beliefs and eating habits I would never push those things onto my pet. He is a dog after all and dogs are naturally carnivores so if I can feed him the diet he deserves with it being ethically produced too, all the better!

Made in the UK, production is environmentally friendly and PETA certifies that they do not test on animals (meaning all food is tested on their own and friends dogs, not laboratory animals). I really urge you to have a read of their 'about' page on the website as their story of how they came to be is great and the schemes they have in place with rescue centers are even more amazing. 


I guess I should talk about how Baker found it eh? Well of course when switching foods you should do it gradually to not upset little tummies so for the first week he had a mixture of the Pooch & Mutt with his regular food. The size and shape of this food is the same as his usual too which we love and find it reduces his tendency to eat too fast, compared to different shaped foods he has had in the past. My main complaint with this food though is that he must find it super tasty as he would always go to the bag for more afterward! haha 
I supposed it would take a bit longer to get into his system and make any big changes regarding the calming effects, but I have to admit I did find that when he was napping he did so a little more peacefully, whereas usually his ears are constantly listening for any noises and his sleep would be interrupted when he heard a sound. 

If you're looking for a new food for your sidekick I would really recommend Pooch & Mutt for a premium brand, the price is a little higher compared to a lot of brands you may see in stores (it's by no means the most expensive I have seen though) but the quality, tailored goodness and ethicality makes it more than worth it...especially when it comes to our furbabies am I right?!


We were actually lucky enough to also received a couple tubes of their famous treats that Baker was already a fan of, so you can imagine how his eyes lit up and nose went 10 to the dozen when he spotted them. Every day he goes to his basket where the treats are stored and no word of a lie when you ask which ones he wants, he nudges the Brain & Train tube! He's a clever cookie.
Baker is always worked with and taught new things. The Collie in him makes him revel learning and practising new things, so with the Brain & Train treats we have been working on a couple things that I managed to get on video to share :)


He has been great at balancing something (toys etc) on his head/nose for a long while, but has never had the patience for treats and just wants to eat them, so this is a great feat! The video shows how comfortable he is with this now and if the thing being balanced wasn't a treat, he wouldn't require getting a treat each time he does it if that makes sense.

The completely new trick that we are continuing to work on daily is 'crawl'... He hasn't quite got it down but you can see how the rewarding and positive reinforcement works. You can also see how much he likes these treats haha. I think they are the perfect thing to use for times like this as they are a great size without having to break them into pieces like I would with some other treats. 


I hope you've enjoyed this post. As I said, we did receive the food and treats as samples from Pooch and Mutt to review, however, all opinions are 100% truthful and our own. Just look at him in those videos - surely the tail wag doesn't lie! Before writing this post we also gave both the food and treats (despite having already bought the treats before) a good long test run, finishing the food and getting through over half a tub of the approximately 150 treats. Thanks so much P&M!! :D 

Let me know if your pup has ever had any Pooch and Mutt goodies and what they thought of them! We get ours from our fave pet store Barks and Bunnies, in fact, we ordered a tube in his Easter basket, but you can find a stock list over on their website too. We're hoping to get our hands on some of their Salmon Oil supplement next so maybe in Baker's next update I'll let you know about that. :)



11 comments:

  1. Baker is such a cutie! I can't really comment on the food though, since I have neither a dog or tried them myself haha! But Baker, he's a dog with skillz :)

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    1. I'd hope you haven't tried it haha!
      He's not bad bless him, better than a lot of others I've seen.

      xo

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  2. The food sounds great. It's a little pricier than what I usually buy (Arden Grange), but it's grain free. I would like to try some treats or supplements. I had a look on their website, there are a few interesting bits there. :)

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    1. The treats are awesome. Like I said in the post, we have already bought them on multiple occasions and love them so I'd 100% recommend them. The food is a little pricer than ours too though if I could afford it, he'd get it :)

      xo

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  3. Always love to see Baker and seeing him enjoy those treats was adorable :) I've actually been looking in to getting some premium dog food for Bandit - at the moment he enjoys Co-op canned food and a mixer from Wilko but I'm wanting to try him with new things. There's so many options for tailored food I can't decide!
    I'll have a look in to P&M as those treats look the perfect size!

    RebeccaJane xo
    http://pocahontasjane.wordpress.com

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    1. Thank you! I'd deffo look into it, although I dunno about using it as a filler. Baker is only on dry food and has never had canned so I'm not sure how it'd work. It really is hard to get set on a food, they all have different bellies just like us.
      The treats you can't go wrong with though.

      xo

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  4. Aww, Baker is a very clever dog! I must tell my mum about this brand, too, as she has a very anxious dog and she may find this works well for him! x www.aimeeraindropwrites.co.uk x

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    1. He's not bad haha. Thank you! Yeah deffo look into it - especially the treats!

      xo

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  5. He is such an amazing dog and so glossy too!! I have never heard of this brand but my highly strung Cocker might appreciate a touch of chamomile!

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    1. Aw thank you! He always gets comments on his shiny coat! 100% worth a go, Baker loved it.

      xo

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  6. I've been wanting to buy some of these treats for Pepé as they sound so good. I wonder if they do small bite size prices. Being a chihuahua he won't eat normal sized dog food so he has to eat brands that do mini bites.

    Unlike carnivorous cats, dogs are like humans and actually omnivores. I knew a lady who would buy a bag of carrots for her collies who would go mad for them haha and there are loads of cute videos of huskies munching on watermelon.

    I like your videos. I'm currently training Pepé roll over which is surprisingly difficult. Maybe I will film some tutorials.

    Helen
    Tea in the Tub

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