Wednesday, 19 August 2015

Bespoke Dog Food... Delivered

I love my dogs. I’m sure most of you dog owners agree, there’s nothing quite like having the little hairy people around. The welcome you get when you come home from work all waggy tails and bouncy bodies. The snuggles on the sofa and the excitement of going for a walk on the beach. I don’t think I could ever be without a canine companion.

My two are getting on a bit now. Bailey is 10, with some bad teeth and, from time to time, a weight problem. Alfie is 7 and has always had sensitive skin and tummy. Recently, I was reading the Metro free paper on the train when I found an advert for a free 2 week trial of a new mail order bespoke dog food. I ripped the voucher out, and headed to where I decided that, since Bailey was the oldest, he would get the free trial. Once I’d registered, I was asked lots of questions about Bailey. Everything from his age and breed, to whether he has any snacks (maybe a few) and how long his walks are each day. My answers to the questions generated a bespoke mix for Bailey, filled with the right amount of nutrients for his needs, which arrived less than a week later.
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Bailey loves post. His favourite daily hobby is to bark at the post man and to try to get to our letters and eat them before we can get there. You can imagine his joy when a courier knocked the door with a box labelled BAILEY and a mysterious smell of dog food about it. Inside was everything to get him started on his new food. Information about his mix, a bespoke measuring cup and instructions on EXACTLY how much to feed him each day, and of course a bag of food with his name emblazoned all over it. Ok, I know he can’t read… but I like to believe that he knows that’s his bag of food.

Over a fortnight on and Bailey has taken to his food really well. He has started to lose some of his podge (that’s another thing, you can update your dogs details anytime to reflect weightloss etc and your food will be tailored to adjust), he’s energetic and bright eyed, and Alfie keeps trying to rob this exciting new food from Bailey’s bowl, so I’m guessing it must smell good too. I’m pleased with it, and I’ve now added Alfie’s details too, so this week there will be a dinner bag delivery for each of them. At around £10 a bag for each of our 2, it’s not the cheapest option, but it stacks up well against the IAMS, which was their previous food, and the fact that I don’t have to actively remember to buy dog food (because does all the thinking for me) means that this one is a bit of a no brainer for me.

If you think that this is something you would like to try out, then follow this link to the tails website where you can claim your 2 week free trial of food for your dog, using the code LOUISLH9 you only have to pay for postage.

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