The main protein source of the Calm & Relaxed food is turkey. Turkey is rich in an amino acid called L-tryptophan, which your dog uses to create the 'feel-good' hormone serotonin. Serotinin is the brain chemical that is responsible for us feeling happy, calm and relaxed. It is imprtant that the main protein source in the food is rich in l-tyrptophan, otherwise other amino acids can compete to cross the blood-brain barrier. As well as using an L-tryptophan-rich meat source as the starting point of the food we also include an l-tryptophan supplement.
How does it work?
Chamomile is added to all Pooch & Mutt's calming food and treats.
It is probably the best known tradtional calming aid.
Who doesn't feel a bit more calm and relaxed after a nice cup of chamomile tea!?
+ B Vitamins
B-Vitamin deficiency has been associated with anxiety and depression.
Calm & Relaxed is packed full of b-vitamins through ingredients like brewers yeast and sweet potato, which are rich in b-vitamins in their natural, most bio-available form.
Have you ever had 'gut feeling' or 'felt butterflies in your tummy'?
Modern science is just waking up to the importance of the gut, which is now being referred to as the 'second brain'. The gut contains more serotonin than our brain, so is incredibly important when it comes to how we feel.
Calm & Relaxed contains prebiotics, which help the 'good bacteria' in the gut thrive and help the gut work operate at its optimal levels.
"Let thy food be thy medicine...
... and thy medicine by thy food" Hippocrates
Hippocrates was known as the greatest physician of the time and is now known as the father of modern medicine. Over 2,000 year ago Hippocrates was singing the praises of eating healthily and using food as medicine.
The industrialisation of the modern era has les us away from Hippocrates's principles, but we are now (re) discovering that they are as true now as they were 2 millenia ago. We don't instictivley look to our diet when we want to sove a problem... but we should.
Why Pooch & Mutt
+ Vet recommended since 2008
Pooch & Mutt launched as a canine health supplement company in 2008. We have positive nutrition at our heart and our products have been recommended and sold by vets since we launched.
We know that there seem to be new pet food companies sprouting up everywhere at the moment. We've been around over a decade and seen many come and go. Our continued success is down to the fact that we make the highest quality products, putting your dog's health above everything else.
+ Consistently high customer ratings
Whether on the independently collected Feefo reviews on our website, or on other sites like Amazon, you will see that Pooch & Mutt products get consistently high reviews.
The "Big Pet Food" brands have £millions to spend on marketing to tell people about their products. We don't. The most valuable marketing we have is when our happy customers tell their friends about how good our products are. There is no shortcut to this and no way to cheat it, it's down to consistently making the best product that we can to keep your pooch as happy and healthy as they can be.
+ An ethical, award-winning, UK company
Pooch & Mutt is one of the most awarded companies in the pet food world. Awards and accreditations include:
- Accreditation from PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals)
- Winner of 'The Ethical Award' for 8 years in a row
- Feefo Gold Award for Customer Service
- 2x Grocer New product Awards
- 2x International packaging design awards
- Winner of 'Manufacturing Entrepreneur of The Year' at the GB Entrepreneur Awards
- Winner of the 'Made in Britain' Award at the Smarta 100 Awards
- Finalist at the National Business Awards
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A Small Great British company
All Pooch & Mutt food is Pepper-Approved.
Pooch & Mutt is a small, Great British company, based in Clapham, SW London, founded by Guy Blaskey, pictured with his cockapoo, Pepper - Pooch & Mutt's Head of Product Development. No products make it to the shelf if they don't first get Pepper's seal of approval.
Pooch & Mutt is one of the few dog food companies where you can still call the office and speak to the founder and where the founder is still involved in all part of the business, making sure that the all products and services are the best that they can be for you, your dog... and of course, for Pepper.
What our customers say
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Available from Waitrose and Ocado
Add to your weekly shopping from Ocado and Waitrose. 1kg bags available in selected Waitrose stores.