REVIEW Pooch & Mutt move easy: Grain-free food for senior dogs

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.

 

REVIEW: Pooch & Mutt. Move Easy: Grain-Free Food For Senior Dogs.

 

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.

REVIEW Pooch & Mutt Move Easy: Grain-Free food for senior dogs

 

Pooch and 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-BIONICtheir 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.

 

Any negatives?

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.

 

REVIEW: Pooch & Mutt. Move Easy: Grain-Free Food For Senior Dogs.

 

See Ferris’s progress for yourself:

REVIEW Pooch & Mutt Move Easy: Grain-Free food for senior dogs – the video

 

 

In conclusion

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).

Disclosure: I get commissions for purchases made through the links on this page. There is no extra cost to you and everything I pick I love and would 100% wear myself! Thank you so much for supporting my business and the brands that support my blog.

 

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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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.

 

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.

Feeding Guide:

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

Composition:

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%.

Pooch & Mutt Move Easy: grain-free food for senior dogs

 


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30 Comments

  1. Andy
    January 11, 2018 / 12:25 pm

    Brilliant review! Love the video 🙂

    • Maria Kelly
      January 11, 2018 / 1:51 pm

      Thank you! Did you see a difference? I thought Ferris’s movements were so much loser and quicker at the end! x

  2. January 12, 2018 / 8:01 am

    Great review, very informative. #TheListLinky

    • Maria Kelly
      January 12, 2018 / 4:18 pm

      Thank you Tash. Ferris seems much more mobile on this food – so we are delighted to keep him on it x

  3. January 12, 2018 / 10:54 am

    Thanks for sharing your review with us at #ablogginggoodtime and your dog is adorable!

    • Maria Kelly
      January 12, 2018 / 4:21 pm

      Our ‘Old Bear’ is a very special boy. He has a heart of gold. Thank you x

  4. January 12, 2018 / 7:08 pm

    Great review. Thanks for joining #ThatFridayLinky

    • Maria Kelly
      January 14, 2018 / 8:32 am

      Thank you and you are welcome x

  5. January 13, 2018 / 1:14 pm

    Giving our pets the right food is so important and Ferris looks like he enjoys it too! I love your video, your furry friends really made me smile! Thanks so much for sharing with #Blogstravaganza xx

    • Maria Kelly
      January 14, 2018 / 8:41 am

      Thanks Zoe, they are cute, aren’t they! Ferris is such a good old boy. He thinks he’s still a puppy inside and wants to play with the others all the time. At least he has a better chance of keeping up with them now haha xx

  6. January 13, 2018 / 7:11 pm

    What a beautiful dog Ferris is, I have a soft spot for labradors. You wouldn’t think a change in diet could make quite such a difference. The video is so sweet – to see him bounding about at 4-6 weeks after is so lovely! He seems to have such a spring in his step! Thanks for joining us at #SharingtheBlogLove

    • Maria Kelly
      January 14, 2018 / 8:44 am

      Thank you Katy! Labradors make a house a home don’t they!? I have been so surprised at how much he’s improved! You should see him now – after a few more weeks he is running the length of the kitchen to greet us! I’m so happy I’ve found this brand x

  7. diynige
    January 14, 2018 / 9:11 am

    Great review Thank you for linking to #Thatfridaylinky please come back next week

    • Maria Kelly
      January 14, 2018 / 8:53 pm

      Thank you Nige – will do x

  8. thesingleswan
    January 14, 2018 / 10:30 am

    I don’t have a dog, but I absolutely love the dog photos. Pen x #ablogginggoodtime

    • Maria Kelly
      January 14, 2018 / 8:54 pm

      Aw thank you! And thanks for taking the time to read this review x

  9. January 16, 2018 / 12:22 pm

    This makes me want to get another dog. Ferris is beautiful. Sounds great and what a difference it made. Thank you for joining us at #SharingtheBlogLove

    • Maria Kelly
      January 16, 2018 / 4:17 pm

      I know! I get broody when I see other peoples dogs too and I have 4 already! We are thrilled that it’s helped Ferris so much x

  10. January 16, 2018 / 11:12 pm

    Oh I love the name of your dog. He looks like a real sweetheart. I would love a dog but at the moment its not possible with us both working but hopefully in the future. x #Sharngthebloglove

    • Maria Kelly
      January 17, 2018 / 1:09 pm

      Thank you – he is. He has so much to deal with, with arthritis and cancer, so anything we can do to make him more comfortable is great x

  11. January 16, 2018 / 11:19 pm

    This sounds interesting. It’s good to hear about a brand first hand from one of my favourite bloggers! My eldest dog is getting on at nearly ten years old and we’re trying out different adult food for her because she has put on weight. I’m finding it hard, having to feed the puppy and then of course I get the look “where’s mine!” xx

    • Maria Kelly
      January 17, 2018 / 1:14 pm

      Thank you so much for your lovely compliment – it means so much to me. A puppy! How exciting! We have dogs of all ages too and it’s so hard when you have to treat them differently. We have been worrying about Ferris needing to have days off from his walks, but thankfully he’s a little more able to keep up with the other now. Pooch and Mutt do a ‘Slim and Slender’ food if that helps at all xx

  12. January 18, 2018 / 10:04 am

    I dont have any dogs but Ferris looks to be loving his new food so thank you for sharing 😀

    #BloggerClubUK
    Shevy

    • Maria Kelly
      January 18, 2018 / 8:23 pm

      He is – he’s doing really well on it, thank you x

  13. January 18, 2018 / 8:39 pm

    Whilst I have never been a dog person, I think that I am a little bit on love with Ferris! What an absolute beauty he is! I could definitely see the difference from the beginning to the end of the video. How wonderful for him. Thanks so much for sharing this with #TriumphantTales, I really think a lot of dog owners will benefit. (PS. GIve Ferris a snuggle from me!).

    • Maria Kelly
      January 19, 2018 / 3:32 pm

      Awww thank you so much Jaki. He is a darling boy. I can’t believe how happy he still is despite suffering with his health. He’s amazing xx

  14. January 20, 2018 / 9:22 am

    Wow you really can see a difference in his mobility. I wished I’d known about this brand with our previous dog. She was a German Shepherd with poor mobility in her last two years due to bad hops. This might have given her help to keep up with our younger GSD.

    • Maria Kelly
      January 20, 2018 / 8:54 pm

      Ahh, yes, I wish I’d discovered them earlier. I’m thrilled with the results. In fact, I’m trialing other Pooch and Mutt food with my younger boy at the moment to see if his digestion improves. I’m hopeful x

  15. January 21, 2018 / 4:12 pm

    Natural foods are so important for both us and our pets! It really does make a huge difference in our overall health! And since our pets are part of our families, who wouldn’t want them to have the best?! Thanks for linking up with me!

    Shelbee

    • Maria Kelly
      January 21, 2018 / 4:45 pm

      Exactly – So well put Shelbee!! x

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