Friday, 20 February 2015

Crufts 2015!

I'm so incredibly excited that we're going to Crufts this year! I'll be going on the Saturday (hound day of course!) and I can't wait! 

It's been three years since I last went and this year I actually have a dog of my own to spoil! 

I've written a rather large list of things for the girls ranging from show leads to vetbed! I'm especially excited about meeting the teams behind Pooch & Mutt, Dapper Pets as well as various others!

I plan on trying to post more frequently on the @Fachshund Instagram account, so look out for lots of photos both on there and on our Twitter page! I'm also planning on writing a haul post as well as various reviews on what I buy (which no doubt will be way more than we need!) :-)

Friday, 13 February 2015

Weekend Wishlist- Valentines Edition

We've gone all pink and heart shaped! Here's our Valentines picks! Aren't those collars just gorgeous?!

Thank you for reading,
Jaime & Lily xo

Pooch & Mutt Fresh Breath Review

I hadn't really heard that much about the brand Pooch & Mutt other than their range of treats which I buy all the time as they aren't full of rubbish and are a perfect size for Lily without them being to much! 
But when earlier in January I was contacted by the lovely and super helpful Sam from P&M asking if they could send us some food I jumped at the chance!

After some research I chose the Fresh Breath range as I clean Lily's teeth regularly and anything that can help her dental health is a bonus for me! 2 days later and a 2kg bag arrived, I've waited a little while to write this review because I wanted to let Lily try it properly so that I could give it a fair review! 

The first thing I noticed was the smell! I'm so used to the standard meaty smell that you get with dog biscuits it was a nice surprise for it to smell fresh and slightly pepperminty! The main ingredient of the food is chicken which is a gentle meet that is good for sensitive stomachs, as with all of their dry foods it's completely grain free which is something I look for in Lily's food. 
What makes the Fresh Breath food extra special is the mixture of Parsley, Peppermint and Citrus extract which all help to deodorise bad breath and the citrus extract is added to make the kibbles extra crunchy which helps remove plaque buildup- I also like the fact that the kibbles are bigger than what Lily's used to, which means she actually has to chew them rather than swallow them whole which she used to do!! 

But what really appealed to me was their unique supplement "Nutra-Bionic" which Omega 3&6 which is used for the skin and coat - since Lily's been on this food her coat has been so soft and shiney to the point I actually had a man who has top show dogs comment on how healthy and soft her coat was at Ringcraft - which is a massive compliment after how dry she was previously! :-) 

In conclusion we both really like this food! Lily always clears her bowl at breakfast and seems to really enjoy it, to the point that once she's ran out I'm going to order an 8kg bag! :-) 
There's a coupon code on their Facebook which gives you £2 of, which is brilliant if you're considering trying their food! 

I hope you found this post helpful! (and that I didn't ramble too much! - I could talk about the health benefits of good dog food all day!!) 
Thank you for reading,
Jaime & Lily xo

Monday, 2 February 2015

Adventures in Raw Feeding!

I feel that the whole raw feeding movement is something that's become far more accessible to people in everyday situations whereas before it seemed to be more niche to working dogs, the amount of brands and variety now offered is incredible anything from standard tripe, chicken carcasses to nuggets of raw food ready to defrost and feed!

Lily had been suffering from dry skin on and off since we've had her and every time I looked into it Raw was offered as a solution which without researching it fully the idea of the dog eating a chicken wing made me cringe!! 
So I decided to look into it in more detail, there are numerous companies that sell raw food in various different forms: tubs, blocks, cubes, minced the list goes on! But one brand that stood out to me was Natures Menu. The girls have had their treats for a while and love them so I did some more research. 

The Natures menu range of raw food comes in two main varieties; their regular selection and the Country Hunter range. Both types come pre-cubed which you simply defrost and then feed. I get 4 cubes out every evening and pop them in the fridge so by the following evening they're ready for Lily to eat (I should point out that she gets dry kibble in the morning and her main meal, the raw in the evening!). 
I bought a 1kilo bag of the country hunter Salmon & Raspberry nuggets, she as mentioned above has 4 a day which means that the kilo bag lasts ages and is super cost effective for her size! I've noticed that with her old dry food that she would rush it and I'm sure she didn't chew the kibble either! But watching her eat the country hunter food she really takes her time and enjoys it! 
Lily's only tried one flavour so far but she really likes it! I'll probably get one of the other flavours next time so she doesn't get bored, I'm also curious about the freeze dried treats they make, so that's another thing to add to the list! 

Thank you for reading,
Jaime & Lily xo

Sunday, 1 February 2015

Weekend Wishlist #3

Thought we'd start posting these again as they're super fun to do! 
This week I've featured our 6 favourite products from the PetsPyjamas 30% off designer brand sale which ends on February 6th! So here's our top picks! 

Thank you for reading!
Jaime & Lily xo