Today Indy and I would like to introduce to a dog nutritional supplement which Indy has been using for the last 4 years. This miracle supplement is called Bionic Biotic Health Supplement for Dogs, and is manufactured by Pooch & Mutt.
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Price: approx. £8 for a packet of 200g
Amazon average rating: 4.4 out of 5
Our rating: 5 out of 5
Why we started using Pooch & Mutt Bionic Biotic Health Supplement for Dogs
Like with most dogs, but certainly with Border as they adore food, a few years ago Indy started experiencing colitis. We mentioned this to Indy’s vet and for a period of time we started giving Indy a lighter meal of boiled rice and chicken. Indy loved it, but the colitis did not improve and every so often Indy would show relapses. I then started searching online for ways on how to improve the digestion system in dogs, and came across Pooch & Mutt products on Amazon. Dare I say this is by far the best dog supplement available over the counter, as it solved the problem for Indy’s sensitive tummy once and for all.
The story behind Pooch & Mutt
You will find the story of Pooch & Mutt nicely presented on Amazon. I shall not bore you with the details, other than to say the creator of this brand, Guy Bluskey, started working with manufacturers of horse joint supplements after his dog Cookie was treated from symptoms of hip dysplasia.
Guy was so impressed by the natural ingredients that contributed to improve his dog’s condition, that he decided to launch the same natural based supplements for dogs.
Pooch & Mutt was welcomed so overwhelmingly by dog owners after they witnessed the good effect, that the brand went onto winning numerous accolades, which encouraged Guy to further develop his business in the creation of tailored-made food.
Indy has never needed to try Pooch & Mutt food, just for the simple reason that the Biotic Bionic Health Supplements are really good and have solved all his digestion related problems.
I must admit, when I first read about this supplement, the ‘bionic’ word did raise concerns in my head as to whether this powder was made up solely of chemical based ingredients. How could a product be bionic and biotic at the same time?
You can view a full list of all the ingredients contained in this health supplement directly on the Amazon page. But from an initial glance, it appears to me that this product is a concentration of probiotic components that re balance the good flora in your dog’s intestine.
Yes, admittedly one of the main selling points of this supplement is that it gets rid of itchiness and redness in your dog’s skin. But Indy found it particularly beneficial to his stools and to regain a healthy digestion.
Who benefits from Pooch & Mutt Bionic Biotic Health Supplement for Dogs
Indy never had particular skin problem, but as I mentioned, it was his poor digestion that lead me to find this supplement.
The signs of colitis in a dog are easily recognizable as your dog will start stretching during walks or whilst being active indoors. The type of stretching given by colitis is different from the stretching dogs do when they wake up – a bad tummy stretch will be much slower, where your dog pushes to the front and literally freezes for a few seconds, as if he was about to have a seizure (but not as bad and scary).
Within a few weeks of Indy taking a small scoop of this supplement, his guts stopped playing up completely.
But it is also true that this supplement may have benefited Indy’s coat without us realizing this. What we have noticed is that, particularly after his recent surgery to remove his cancer, where the surgeon had to shave a big patch of coat on his back by the tail, Indy’s fur grew back as nice and healthy as it has always been. This may have been due to the supplement that Indy has been taking every day for the last 4 years.
This particularly Pooch & Mutt Health Supplement for Dogs is also particularly indicated to strengthen your dog’s immune system, thanks to probiotic and prebiotic ingredients and to iron and omega 3 and 6 components contained in the powder. Again, Indy has had many surgeries due to his bad teeth and to his recent cancer, but otherwise he has been a sturdy dog in his 13 years of life, and has never complained of ordinary ailments. I believe this supplement has contributed to his strong disposition.
Very reasonable price
Currently Pooch & Mutt Health Supplement for Dogs retails at approximately £8 for a 200g packet. Given Indy’s weight of no more than 8kg, all I have to use is a small sprinkle of powder on his dinner once a day, which makes the 200g packet last literally forever.
The ratio will vary, naturally, depending on your dog’s size. But Pooch & Mutt recommend that this supplement be given on its own. What they mean is that, as this type of supplement is so rich in vitamins, no other supplement is required. And that’s where the price becomes even more reasonable.
Like with everything, there are negatives
You may notice in the list of ingredients that gluten is included. I have spoken so much in the past about concerns by dog owners of dogs suffering from gluten intolerance or even from Spike’s Disease, which is deemed to be managed very much through a gluten free diet. Well, it appears that Pooch & Mutt have also created a gluten-free dog food range which is highly recommended for dogs who cannot have grain.
Nevertheless, this particular type of supplements does not come in a gluten-free version. Which is a shame for all those hounds who are sadly affected when ingesting gluten.
Possibly the other negative aspect of this product is that it comes with no serving scoop or spoon. The indications suggest that we should use a table spoon to dish the powder in our dog’s dish, but again this still leaves open interpretation as to how much to feed our dog daily, as different spoons can have a different volume.
In fairness, I do not feed Indy the recommended dosage of 1 table spoon, as by sprinkling the powder over his dinner, I give him much less. However even the reduced quantity helps him with regular and healthy stools.
So, why are Indy and I giving this health supplement a big 5 out 5?
I hear from friends and family that often their dogs have very sensitive tummies, to the point that they regularly throw up and struggle to keep their food down. I hear the owners trying their dogs on different diets all the times, in the hope that their dogs may be more tolerant of certain foods over others.
Indy was like that to start off with. And even after he had his teeth removed due to severe gum disease, his tummy kept playing up. But it was only after he started taking this health supplement that his tummy has completely settled down. No more stretching, no more dodgy tummy!
Given the very competitive price of this product, my word of advice is to make this health supplement regular part of your dog’s main meal, and to sprinkle it on his or her food every day.
The only warning I would give is to use with caution if you suspect your dog may suffer from gluten intolerance.
It is a shame that Pooch & Mutt have not thought of creating a gluten-free supplement in this respect. On the other hand, once you have identified that your dog is intolerant to gluten and grains, it is safe to assume that a gluten-free diet will make his or her digestive system work much better, and that your dog’s dodgy tummy spells will decrease noticeably. And Pooch & Mutt have addressed this issue by making available to Amazon their grain free dry food.
For all these reasons, Pooch & Mutt Bionic Biotic Health Supplement for Dogs gets a full thumbs up from us. So, what are you waiting for, try it on your dog, You won’t regret the expense!!!