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OUR DOGS READERS REVIEWS

Issue: 13/08/2021

It has been a little while, but our panel has been busy beavering away to give you something extra special. This expert panel has been handpicked due to their interest in organic and sustainable products. We are all becoming more aware of our impact on the environment and it’s great to get some advice on the top products that are good for the planet and all received five-stars!

Top product this month:

Yarrah Dog Mini Snacks

Overall 4.8 star rating -  9/10 gave this product a 5-star rating

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An enticing grain-free dog snack with a total of 97% meat, these Mini Snacks are designed for all types of dogs, from puppies to older canines. These highly appetising little chunks are ideal for training or spoiling your dog, and they’re made from organic meat and packaged in a handy, resealable packet. Yarrah’s products only use pure ingredients and are free from artificial additives, pesticides and GMO.

Features:

* Perfect for training or treating your dog

* Suitable for all ages

* Organic

* Free from artificial additives, pesticides and GMO

What the makers say

We have been producing organic dog food since 1992. We believe passionately in sustainable food and started our organic journey as a deliberate and conscious attempt to lead the way towards positive change. We personally check the farms where our ingredients are sourced to maintain a close relationship with farmers and continuously improve the quality of the organic products. With no hidden ingredients, chemical fragrances, colourants and flavours, our dog food is simply pure and organic. 

Our Mini Snacks are the perfect treat for the health-conscious pet owner. Tasty and easy to give whilst training or just as a reward for being so cute, these Mini Snack treats are full of pure ingredients for guilt-free rewards!  

Top Our Dogs panel comments

“My dog loves them! Super tasty and easy to carry around.”

“The natural ingredients - healthy for my dogs. Good size for training treats too.”

“Instant attention from all ages and sizes. Will be good at a training class and shows.”

“Evie was always keen to get some of these treats.”

“Taste and additive-free. Especially good for rewards when training and on walks. 

Who would it suit?

Our expert panel of 10 concluded that Yarrah’s Mini Snacks are suitable for all dogs of all breeds and ages, but due to their crunchy texture they may be a little hard to chew for puppies, senior or toy dogs.

“Any dogs, all breeds and lifestyle.”

“All ages and sizes.”

“Most breeds and sizes although rather hard for some of the toy breeds.”

The stats

Taste

Taste is so important when it comes to treats, especially when given as a reward during training to keep your pooch focussed. 90% of the of expert panel scored Yarrah’s Mini Snacks a 10/10 for taste.

Health and condition

* 14.3% saw an improvement in their dog’s skin and coat

* 42.9% saw an improvement in their dog’s behaviour

* 14.3% saw an improvement in their dog’s digestion 

* 28.6% saw an improvement in their dog’s stools.

Opinions on it being organic

“Great, especially with it being a snack.”

“Great - anything that’s good for my dogs is fine by me.”

“Nice to know I’m feeding my dog tasty and healthy snacks!”

Any negatives?

As stated previously, the only negative suggested was that the texture of the treats may be a bit tough for toy, young or senior dogs.

Price and availability: Yarrah Mini Snacks are available in pet shops and online across the UK, RRP £5.29


Runner-up (a photo-finish!)

Yarrah Organic Dog Pâté Chicken with Spirulina and Seaweed

* Overall 4.8 star rating

* 7/9 gave this product a 5-star rating

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This tasty, grain-free organic chicken pâté is the perfect product to add more texture to your dog’s meal. With added spirulina and seaweed for enhanced nutrition to keep dogs fit and healthy, this organic pâté is suitable for all dogs, from puppies to older canines. Each portion provides complete nutrition and makes a highly appetising meal for your dog with organic meat. Each can contains only pure ingredients and is free from artificial additives, pesticides and GMO. Only the most digestible sources of protein have been carefully selected to make sure your dog gets exactly what they need.

Features

* Complete nutrition 

* Free from artificial additives, pesticides and GMO

* Easily digested

What the makers say

Our Organic Dog Pâté Chicken with Spirulina & Seaweed is a complete, nutritious and highly appetising meal for your dog, made with organic meat. The product contains only certified organic food, which means there’s no chemical fragrances, colourants and flavours, pesticides or GMO added. 

We are proud to use only organic chicken in this product. Chickens kept to organic standards have a better life with the chance to roam freely and eat purely organically, and they live longer than regular chickens. As well as organic chicken, this 400-gram tin includes organic seaweed and spirulina which are also packed full of vitamins and minerals. Our pâtés contain a high level of water to help keep your dog hydrated.

Top Our Dogs panel comments

“Easy to use, easy to open, Evie loved it so much I don’t think she even bothered to come up for air!”

“My dog loved it; gets excited every time I open a tin.”

“100% enthusiasm to eat it.”

“Convenient to feed - no preparation time.”

“Convenience and high-quality ingredients.”

The stats

Taste

Seeing our pups enjoy their meals is certainly something we delight in. 78.8% of the expert panel scored Yarrah’s Organic Dog Pâté Chicken with Spirulina & Seaweed a 10/10 for taste.”

Health and condition

* 60% saw improvement in their dog’s skin and coat

* 20% saw an improvement in their dog’s digestion 

* 20% saw an improvement in their dog’s stools

“More willing to eat even in the current hot summer temperatures.”

Opinions on it being organic

“Great, feels good to be giving my dog sustainable food.”

“Really good!”

“Excellent!”

Any negatives?

The only comment made by the panel was that for large breeds of dogs, the portion sizes may need to be too large if feeding this product alone.

Price and availability: Yarrah Organic Dog Pâté Chicken with Spirulina & Seaweed is available in pet shops and online across the UK, RRP £3.19


Yarrah Organic Dog Grain Free Adult Chicken & Fish With 32% Protein & 14% Fat 2kg

* Overall 4.6 star rating

* 5/9 gave this product a 5-star rating

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A tasty grain-free kibble with organic chicken, MSC fish, peas and seaweed for all types of adult dogs. A complete, nutritious and highly appetising meal, ideal for dogs that have difficulty digesting grains. The recipes only use pure ingredients and are free from artificial additives, pesticides and GMO, and the most digestible sources of protein have been carefully selected to make sure your dog gets exactly what they need to keep them happy and healthy.

Features

* Complete nutrition 

* Free from artificial additives, pesticides and GMO

* Easily digested protein

Top Our Dogs panel comments

“My dog loved it - he is normally a fussy eater, but as soon as I put it in his bowl, he devoured it.”

“My dog finds it so tasty! My dalmatian gets very bored of food very easily and tucked straight into this!”

“No additives, organic and convenient. Absolutely no waste, the bowl is licked clean.”

“Organic, healthy, ingredients not treated with pesticides or nasty chemicals. My dogs, large and small, of all ages absolutely love it!”d

Who would it suit?

Again, our expert panel suggests that all breeds of adult dog would thrive off Yarrah Organic Dog Grain Free Adult Chicken & Fish, and it should suit dogs of different activity levels. 

“Alert active terriers, docile older dogs, active Gundogs. They love it and it was easy to change over, with no digestive issues.”

“Baloo is an overweight Pug and I’m hoping that the high protein might help keep her full without overloading her with calories.”

“I’d say any breed all ages really.”

“All breeds and sizes.”

The stats

Taste

Who doesn’t like a crunchy kibble? 80% of the of expert panel have scored Yarrah’s Organic Dog Grain Free Adult Chicken & Fish a 10/10 for taste.”

Health and condition

* 28.6% saw an improvement in their dog’s skin and coat

* 43% saw an improvement in their dog’s digestion 

* 28.6% saw an improvement in their dog’s stools

“Always healthy, young and old, but enthusiastic to get stuck into the Yarrah as quickly as possible.

“Additional stool size compared to existing food.”

Opinions on it being organic

“I love this - great that I am doing my bit for the environment.”

“Makes me feel good about using it.”

“Relieved to find a food that is sustainable and organic.”

“Good, it’s good to know that it’s natural.”

Any negatives?

All dogs in the panel found Yarrah’s Organic Dog Grain Free Adult Chicken & Fish highly palatable. The only negative comment from the panel was that a higher fat content may be required for working dogs.

Price and availability: Yarrah Organic Dog Grain Free Adult Chicken & Fish With 32% Protein & 14% Fat 2kg is available in pet shops and online across the UK, RRP £20.99.


About the Our Dogs Reader Panel
Ten dog owners, selected by the editor, are given a range of pet products to try.
They complete a feedback survey and give the product an overall rating out of five. The panel includes owners of dogs of different types and sizes, with the potential for many different responses. While the panel members keep the products they have tested, they receive no payment and are asked to submit their honest feedback. 
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