The girls got some post this weekend. A nice little parcel addressed to them from Pooch&Mutt. If you’ve not heard of them before they sell a range of premium dog treats and dry food but with a little twist. The products aren’t just made with nice ingredients, they are made to address a doggy problem too. There are foods for hounds with bad breath, flatulence, and weight management issues. Treats to help with joint pain and anxiety issues.
It looks like normal food, the girls seem none the wiser I am perfuming their whiffy mouths. Freya and Doris are trying out the fresh breath complete* food. The photos of my gorgeous dogs do not show the pungent gases wafting from those huge snout, but trust me, when Doris is huggled up in my bed then yawns towards my face I’m amazed I don’t pass out! When driving with the girlies I have the windows open or the air conditioning on, but never ever ever hit that “recirculate” button. Eewwwww.
This food isn’t cheapy budget food, but you get what you pay for. You could buy a cheaper food and treatment for doggy issues but buying it as a combined food could work out better.
Separation anxiety is something we know about because of Freya’s bad start to life. The vets can sell dog anti depressants and those end up pricey as it’s a long term thing. We were advised
against this, that Freya should be given a chance to improve as she settled in to family life. She definitely improved, but she’ll forever be afraid unfortunately, terrified of being abandoned again. We do have a medication to give her when she is more panicky than normal – for example if she was having a bad day and I had to go somewhere like the dentist or doctors and I couldn’t take her. The calming medicine is £30 a bottle and makes Freya’s dog insurance policies higher than Doris’s insurance, and it will remain higher until two years after she last needs it. That makes the calm and relaxed complete food better value than you might think – the insurance company never asked what food they eat, just what medicines they have.
After a few days of trying Pooch&Mutt food I can’t report a huge change in in doggy breath but I can confirm that it’s done nowt negative. I think to see improvements you’ll need a big bag, not the tester size.
Now the treats, they are tiny, that’s not a complaint it’s good. I can shove a few in my pocket on walkies to reward good behaviour and because they are small they are quick to eat. Doris and Freya won’t take average size treats on wakes, it’s too much effort to stop, take a treat and lay down to munch it.
For some reason most treats are bigger than dog food kibbles. I have seen other dog owners on the fields with a pocket full of dry dog food as it’s a better size.
Well done Pooch&Mutt, you’ve made the perfect size mini rewards. Better still, they do something. They aren’t just hollow calories to your dog, they can help calm nervous hounds or reduce flatulence. Imagine if your kids chocolate treats were good for them? Well it’s that, for the fluffy kids.
Disclosure : The woofers got sent treats to review. Opinions and photos are my own.