Review: Bionic Biotic by Pooch & Mutt

Review: Bionic Biotic {Dog Supplement} #dog www.scruffylittleterrier.comWhat do you feed your dog? This is can be an emotive topic, with many view points and to be honest, for the average person, a minefield to try and understand. I would say, and hope, that most people want to do the best for their beloved pooch, well, why wouldn’t you? But, if you start researching dog food what’s in it, where it’s made, the additives, the laws controlling dog food production or speak to your vet, or people who work with dogs, you will find many different opinions and suggestions. It can be extremely confusing to understand.

However, I believe the main argument should be ensuring that your dog is healthy, not over/under weight, full of vitality, clear eyes, good skin and coat and, just like us, this will be evident by what you are feeding them.

Barney has always been a fussy eater with varying stool consistency. I have worried about what he is eating or not eating, I have admonished Mr SLT for randomly feeding him titbits, I have tried him on many different diets and brands, had many trips to the vets which included blood tests for bacteria, courses of antibiotics and finally a likely diagnosis that Barney has IBS, with the suggested option of cutting all food out of this diet, feeding him a ‘scientific dog food’ (i.e. not food at all) and slowly adding food back to see what is upsetting his digestive system. To be honest, I didn’t want to do this, I am not a fan of ‘scientific dog food’ and I had doubts that Barney would even eat it at all, so I decided to look for other ways.

I feel we have now got Barney to a good place with his diet, but I was looking for something extra to help him recover from all the antibiotics and bacteria he had in his digestive system. Enter Bionic Biotic by Pooch & Mutt, a probiotic supplement, which is added to dog food in order to help promote healthy stools, healthy skin, glossy coat, optimum weight, digestion and immunity.

We first came across Pooch & Mutt treats, I was impressed by the company’s mission statement and their credentials (and I loved their packaging). All ingredients are bought in the UK and all production takes place in the UK. Pooch & Mutt is the UK’s first ethically approved dog supplement specialist and they are also approved by PETA, all very important to my decision-making on what we feed Barney, oh and did I mention that Barney LOVES their treats, every single flavour?

I found Bionic Biotic on the Pooch & Mutt website and it seemed exactly what I was looking for to help Barney’s digestive system recover. There are 101 reviews, all of them giving 5 stars for the product with seemingly miraculous results for itchy skin, solid stools, glossy coats and general vitality, and if that doesn’t sell it to you, a money back guarantee if you don’t see results within 3 weeks AND a free dog food sample should!

The Key Ingredients listed on the packet are as follows:Review: Bionic Biotic {Dog Supplement} #dog www.scruffylittleterrier.com

  • Skin & Coat: Omega 3&6, Soya Oil, Biotin, Methionine, Zinc
  • Digestion & Weight: Probiotic, Prebiotic FOS
  • Immunity: Probiotic, Omega 3&6, Iron, Selenium
  • Respiration: Menthol & Eucalyptus
  • Plus Antioxidants, Vitamins & Minerals for overall health

And the website goes into each ingredient in much more detail.

The supplement is a powder and should be added daily to your dog’s food, for Barney’s weight, it was recommended to add 1 teaspoon, which I did gradually over a week. I started noticing a difference in his stools within the first few days, the consistency was better more often. Barney didn’t seem to notice it in his food, he didn’t sniff it and walk away, so that was a positive start! People who knew Barney, started commenting that he seemed to have the ‘spring’ back in his step, he was more bouncy and playful, he’d not been interested in playing with the other dogs whilst out on our walks.

We have now finished the first pack, for a dog of Barney’s size (< 10 kg) the packet should last around 2 months, and I will be re-ordering this supplement, we have consistently noticed a difference in Barney’s stools and he doesn’t seem to scratch so much anymore. I am not a dog food expert, I can only go by what I see coming out of Barney, how he appears to be happier and healthier in himself, and that works for me. Maybe it will work for your dog, just like the 101 other people who have left a review on the website.

Take a look at Pooch & Mutt’s website for more details and information on their supplements, dog food and dog treats.

Review: Bionic Biotic {Dog Supplement} #dog www.scruffylittleterrier.com

Review: Bionic Biotic {Dog Supplement} #dog www.scruffylittleterrier.com

 

Note: This review is my honest and independent opinion, I have not been paid to review this product, however I was sent it to trail by Pooch & Mutt.


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14 Comments

  1. Earl Lover

    Hi there! I am new to visiting your website, and found you through the BlogPaws Community; and I am glad I did! My blog is all about the adventures I share with my own 2 Border Terriers. I love them to pieces! Borders have so much love to give and character to share and make you laugh with.

    We would love it if you could pop over and check us out!

    sumskersandearlskers13.blogspot.com

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    • Michelle

      Hello! Thanks for visiting our website, we hope you liked it and enjoyed some of our blogposts. Lovely to meet another Border Terrier owner and your two are so cute, yes they do give some much love and laughter don’t they. I’ve subscribed, so look forward to reading more of your posts.
      Woofs & licks
      Barney & Michelle

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  2. Kevin

    Great post, really informative, and really glad to hear that Barneys got the spring back in his step, lovely!

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    • Michelle

      Thanks so much Kev, for always being positive!

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  3. Denise Gruzensky

    Great post! I found you through BlogPaws and look forward to future posts!

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    • Michelle

      Thanks Denise, I’m glad you enjoyed the post – Michelle :o)

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  4. Clapton

    I am very glad you are feeling better Mr Barney…its very important to be able to enjoy your food and be a healthy dog…

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    • Michelle

      Thanks Mr Clapton, nothing worse than a dodgy tummy!

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  5. Lenka

    Hi Michelle, I was just wondering whether Barney is on raw diet, our Eric (border terrier crossbreed) has been on raw for over 2 years and despite feeding the very best we can get lately we seem to have a more of an issue with the consistency as well. As a puppy he kept eating stones like mad but we managed to stop it after months of hard work and sorting out his nutrition after rehoming him. I will look at the supplement for sure but wondered whether Barney was also still experiencing problems despite being raw fed.
    Many thanks, Lenka

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    • Michelle

      Hi Lenka! Thanks for your message, so glad you found the article interesting. Well done for getting Eric to stop eating stones, that is some task indeed! Barney has always been a fusspot with this food, I have tried him on many different foods and raw too, where we are at the moment, is that he has a mixture of raw and Lily’s Kitchen wet food. I do appreciate that raw advocates say you shouldn’t mix the two, but this is where I believe you should do what works for your dog. Barney doesn’t like offal and will only eat raw beef bones and pork ribs (mainly straight from the freezer!), so if he only had that he wouldn’t get enough nutrition from raw, so in the afternoon he has Lily’s Kitchen, about quarter of a tin and then another small bone. Barney is really active, so although it might sound a lot of food, he isn’t overweight – he has sausage treats and Pooch & Mutt treat biscuits. He stools are much better than they were, sometimes a bit soft, but I am happy where we are with him and I’m not worrying about him like was I was when he was a puppy!
      I hope this helps, I have found the supplement helps him and I am going to try the Fish Oil supplement next.

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      • Lenka

        Hi Michelle, I agree that it’s always about what is best and what works for your dog. Eric is not keen on offall at all either. He will only ever eat liver and after working out that most meat you get from supermarkets is enhanced and he reacts to it we go to butchers and are so lucky to have a friend that gets rabbits and occasional seasonal pheasant from Norfolk for us so we are doing ok with variety but it requires a lot of thought and planning to make sure Eric gets what he needs as well as likes. He also turns his nose up on some food he’s given here and there. When we rehomed him he was on pedigree which I think is awful and soon enough he refused to eat it or any other kibble even the ‘healthier’ kind. I cooked for him for a bit but worried about his nutrition and again he turned his nose up after a month. It took 2 weeks of tough love to switch him to raw. So he has always been a fussy eater too and I know what you mean. Actually I think I know Barney from the park when Stacey walks him, we see them sometimes and he’s a gorgeous border and a sweetheart. He looks very healthy and a perfect weight to me so you are definitely doing a great job. I make treats when I have time but I’ll try some of their range for sure and check out the supplement to see whether it would work for Eric. Maybe we will bump into you sometimes in one of the local parks.

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        • Michelle

          Hi Lenka! How funny that you know Barney, definitely it must be him as Stacey walks him for me in the afternoons, it would be lovely to meet you one day! I’m no expert on Border Terriers, but it seems to me that either you have one that is sensitive and a bit fussy, or you have one that will eat everything and anything (my sister has one of those! haha). Eric sounds exactly like Barney, although I was too soft to do the tough love thing since he’s not greedy anyway and when he’s had enough he leaves food in his bowl (can you believe it?). We get Barney’s bones from the butchers but he hasn’t had rabbit, although has tried to catch a few himself! I hope you get to a good place with Eric, it is a worry isn’t it, you want to do the best for them, but they don’t always make it easy for you!

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      • Lenka

        Hi Michelle, absolutely! It would be lovely to meet you with your handsome Barney. You’d probably be able to guess if we are in the same park by hearing me calling Eric’s name and whistling for him. He is a very keen squirrel hunter, in fact he has caught 4 already and to our very surprise didn’t hurt them. He has a massive chase drive but no prey drive thank goodness 🙂 He holds them down with his paws and gently mouths them like toys to make them run again so he can chase them. They always play dead though and when we tell him to leave them and give them space they hop off and run away up into the trees. Mastering recall has been a very long journey and despite hard training and being 80% reliable now sometimes he just forgets himself and goes off deep into his lala land where he has to run and leap like a deer from tree to tree. Despite the occasional frustration when it’s harder to get through to him, watching him still makes me laugh. It’s about the only time you hear him because he’s never been a vocal dog unlike Barney. I watched the video of him ‘singing’ with his toy! It’s pure genius!!

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        • Michelle

          Hi Lenka, it sounds to me you have spent a lot of time with Eric and training him, well done, I can’t wait to meet him. Barney loves squirrels but he hasn’t caught one yet, he’s a bit slow off the mark! I think Borders do make us laugh, they have such funny little characters, Barney only howls at certain squeaks and actually that toy is all squeaked out now, so we haven’t had a howl for a while, but it does make us giggle when he does that! Hope to see you soon in the park and meet Eric!

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