REVIEW Pooch & Mutt Move Easy: Grain-Free food for senior dogs. Our Chocolate Labrador, Ferris, is getting old, he’s a ripe old 13. Something most dog owners face and dread is seeing their beloved animal deteriorate at this stage of their lives. So, he needs and deserves as much TLC as we can give him.
Like most good dog ‘parents’ we have always taken his diet seriously and he has been fed a quality kibble all his life. However, with arthritis and ever increasingly stiff joints we were willing to switch to a new quality brand and see if Pooch & Mutts Move Easy kibble makes any difference.
As we began to feed Ferris ‘Move Easy’ I decided to video his walks for a few months before writing this review so you could see for yourselves if there are any changes in his movements. It was also helpful to me, as sometimes changes are subtle and difficult to spot. So every week or so I’d take a few clips of his quicker moments during his walks and I’ve put them in chronological order in the video below. Take a quick look yourself, I was amazed. I really did see an improvement.
With three younger dog ‘siblings’ Ferris has a task keeping up on occasion. Well, frankly on every occasion except perhaps with our pug who also has one delicate paw in the senior category. But, he really wants to bound, chase and charge in the puddles like he used to but it often feels like these days are nearly behind him. I really wanted to give him every chance to be who he still is inside, a big old puppy brain.
REVIEW Pooch & Mutt Move Easy: Grain-Free food for senior dogs
So first things first, did Ferris enjoy eating this kibble? Well, of course Ferris loves this kibble, he’s a Chocolate Labrador, so he loves ALL food. But it does actually smell pretty good, fishy but in a good way. If you take a look at the impressive ingredients list at the bottom of this review it’s 45% salmon (great for joints) and is stuffed with wonderful stuff like rosehip, linseed and alfalfa.
Only Pooch & Mutt foods contain NUTRA-BIONIC, their unique supplement blend of cranberry, omegas and probiotics and more, all with a vitamin, mineral and antioxidant boost. I’m starting to wonder if Ferris is now eating a healthier diet than me.
Snob hat on for a minute – but I really like their packaging. Check out their tubes of treats – pretty gorgeous.
Another thing I like is they are a UK company with ethics and a gaggle of awards.
Only one. The couple of kibble types we’ve tried look very much alike so you need to concentrate when you have four dogs with different feeds to pander to. The brilliant people from Pets Made Personal helped me out here and sent me a really gorgeous Personalised Dog bowl just for Ferris – so there’s a recommendation for you! Since having it I haven’t got Ferris’s muddled with the others once.
See Ferris’s progress for yourself:
REVIEW Pooch & Mutt Move Easy: Grain-Free food for senior dogs – the video
So, after a gradual introduction transitioning to this food, we’ve been feeding Ferris Pooch & Mutt Move Easy grain-free food for senior dogs for a few months now and I have seen a slow and fairly steady improvement in his mobility. I’m thrilled for Ferris and we are definitely sticking to this kibble.
I have bought into this brand so much that I am feeding various ones to to all my dogs (those of you that follow me know I have four pooches). I am now happy and proud to work as an affiliate to Pooch & Mutt (see my full discloser below).
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Pooch & Mutt kibble come in five different types:
Calm and Relaxed: A Turkey and Sweet Potato blend for dogs that tend to be anxious or excitable – (my naturally neurotic Boston Terrier might benefit from this, bless her)
Move Easy: Made with Scottish salmon for dogs with mobility issues or those that are highly active – (Ferris is a fan!!)
Slim and Slender: Made with fresh, British, free-run chicken and sweet potato for dogs that are overweight – (that’s you Rosie pug)
Fresh Breath: Ingredients as above, promotes breath freshness, oral hygiene and digestion – (my pug would benefit from this too – sorry Rosie)
Health and Digestion: Made with Scottish salmon and sweet potato, for dogs that have poor or sensitive digestive systems (here’s looking at you Bilbo – look out for a review on this coming soon)
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That’s the end of my REVIEW Pooch & Mutt Move Easy: Grain-Free food for senior dogs now see what Pooch and Mutt say:
So, here’s the details of the Move Easy given by Pooch & Mutt
Move Easy’ is a premium, grain free, complete dried dog food perfect for dogs with mobility issues or those that are highly active. The food is packed with active ingredients, including 45% Scottish salmon – one of nature’s richest sources of Omega 3 EFAs that are essential for joint well-being, Glucosamine, Chondroitin, green lipped mussel, rosehips, linseed, alfalfa and yucca, all added to support joint health and mobility. Pooch and Mutt’s ‘Move Easy’ is vet recommended and made in the UK.
Pooch & Mutt ‘Move Easy’ also contain NUTRA-BIONIC which is a unique supplement which contains ingredients that provide digestive help, aid the skin and coat, reduce stool odour and support urinal tract health.
A single-animal protein source, complete food for dogs who have mobility issues or who are highly active with:
- 45% salmon; one of nature’s richest sources of the omega 3 EFAs that are essential for joint well-being
- Glucosamine and chondroitin; probably the best-known nutraceutical combination for joint health
- Green lipped mussel (Perna canaliculus); which has well-researched joint-protecting qualities
- Rosehip (Rosa canina); the variety of rosehip shown in recent research to be an effective mobility aid
- Linseed; a source of omega 3 EFAs
- Alfalfa; used in traditional cultures for joint health
- Yucca; used by Native Americans to aid their animals’ mobility.
Only Pooch & Mutt foods contain NUTRA-BIONIC.
NUTRA-BIONIC is a unique supplement that includes:
- Glucosamine and chondroitin to aid joint health
- Probiotics and prebiotics to aid digestive health
- Omega 3&6, zinc and biotin to aid skin and coat
- Yucca which can help reduce stool odour
- Cranberry to aid urinary tract health
- A full vitamin & mineral package and antioxidants.
Why feed grain free:
Many dogs struggle to digest foods that are high in grains (including corn and wheat). Intolerance to grain can manifest in many ways, such as digestive discomfort, itchy skin and sub-optimal health.
The quantities below are meant as a rough guide. The correct amount of food will depend on your dog’s level of activity, breed, age and if they are overweight or underweight.
- Small dogs (1-10kg) 20-120 g/day
- Medium dogs (11-25kg) 120-240 g/day
- Large dogs (26-45kg) 240-375 g/day
- Giant dogs (45kg+) 375 g/day
Salmon (45%; including; 25% freshly prepared Salmon, 16% Dried Salmon, 3% Salmon Oil, 1% Salmon Gravy), Sweet Potato, Potato, Peas, Pea Protein, Beet Pulp, Linseed (3.16%), Alfafa (1.58%), Minerals, Vitamins, Brewers Yeast, Mannanoligosaccharides (Prebiotic Mos) (0.19%), Fructooligosaccharides (Prebiotic Fos) (0.19%), Glucosamine (1,000 MG/KG), Rosehips (0.04%), Green Lipped Mussel (0.04%), Yucca Schidigera Extract (0.04%), Cranberry (0.04%), Chondroitin Sulphate (290 MG/KG).
Nutritional additives per kg:
Vitamins: Vitamin A (As Alpha Tocopherol Acetate) 180 MG, Biotin 145 MCG; Trace Elements: Cupric Sulphate Pentahydrate 58 MG, Zinc Sulphate Monohydrate 133.5 MG, Manganous Sulphate Monohydrate 105MG, Ferrous Sulphate Monohydrate 160 MG, Calcium Iodate Anhydrous 1.6 MG, Sodium Selenite 0.6 MG; Technological additives: Enterococcus Faecium Cernelle 68 (SF68; NCIMB 10415) 1,000,000,000 CFU as an aid in the establishment, maintenance and restoration of a balanced gut flora in dogs. Analytical consituents: Protein 26%, Crude Oils and Fats 15%, Crude Fibres 3.5%, Inorganic Matter 8%, Omega 6 1.18%, Omega 3 4.13%.