Scrumbles Dog Food

Scrumbles dog food have been taking the dog nutrition world by storm ever since they launched back in 2018. They have waged war on runny poos, and set out to make sure all of their foods are responsibly-sourced in a way that's good for the planet. If you like the sound of that, why not try Scrumbles for your own dog? See our range here

Good Food For Your Dog 

Good nutrition underpins your dog's health, and Scrumbles dog food is one of the best for keeping your dog in tip-top condition. One of our favourite features is that they only use wholegrains, with no refined grains in sight. This means that your dog will take longer to fully digest their food, which helps to stabilise their blood sugar and stop crazy energy spurts straight after dinner. It also brings a whole host of vitamins and minerals that may otherwise be missing, as well as extra fibre to keep their guts healthy and their poop firm and pick-up-able.

Healthy Food, Healthy Gut

Scrumbles pride themselves on including both prebiotics and probiotics in their food. It's easy to get confused between the two, but prebiotics are a kind of dietary fibre that promote the growth of good bacteria, whilst probiotics are the live bacteria themselves that can bring certain health benefits when introduced to the gut. If fed by themselves, the benefits of either prebiotics or probiotics are limited - but, when fed together, they can make a real difference to your gut's health. 

Ingredients for a healthy gut

In Scrumbles, you will find 'Extract of Yucca Schidigera' on the ingredients list. Yucca (also known as cassava root) is a root vegetable, containing plenty of fibre, which acts as a prebiotic (note: not all fibre is a prebiotic!). As dogs can't digest this themselves, it goes on to be digested by the bacteria in their gut, which is known as the microbiome. Giving these bacteria the right food is crucial to helping them thrive, keeping the gut balanced and healthy. 

If you then look at the nutritional additives in Scrumbles, you will see that they add 4b1707 Enterococcus Faecium DSM 10663/NCIMB 10415 which is a probiotic. This particular strain of bacteria has been proven to reduce the incidence of diarrhoea in dogs [1], as well as help resolve it more quickly when it does happen [2]. This suggests that, by feeding this every day in a meal of Scrumbles, your dog will be able to fight off those runny, smelly poops - making your life a lot easier and enjoyable too! 

Feed Your Dog Without Killing The Planet 

Kibble poses an interesting challenge when it comes to eco-friendly dog food packaging - but it's one that Scrumbles have worked particularly had to solve. Kibble should be stored in an airtight container to stop it oxidising and going rancid, so paper packaging doesn't do the job that it needs to. However, Scrumbles have come up with a bag that made out of fully recyclable mono PE. This means your dog's food stays fresh and tasty and, when the bag is empty, you can recycle it along with any other plastic bags at your local supermarket! 

Man Recycling Waste

They've also been able to get their wet food plastic container and cardboard sleeve recyclable, with most places accepting these in curbside recycling collections. The cardboard sleeves come from only FSC certified sources, helping to protect the world's forests.

Their treats are the best of all though, coming in a compostable paper bag.

UK-Manufactured Dog Food

Scrumbles also recognise that keeping their carbon footprint as small as possible can help the planet, too. Because of this, they make everything right here in the UK, and even source the majority of their ingredients here as well, keeping their food miles to an absolute minimum. 

They also work hard to make sure their production animals (their chicken, turkey, salmon, and tuna) are all kept in great conditions, promoting better animal welfare across all species - what's not to love? 

Free Range Chicken

Has your dog tried Scrumbles yet? Let us know in the comments below!

References

[1] Rose, L., Rose, J., Gosling, S., and Holmes, M. (2017) Efficacy of a probiotic-prebiotic supplement on incidence of diarrhea in a dog shelter: A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial. Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine. 31(2): 377-382. https://doi.org/10.1111/jvim.14666.

[2] Nixon, S.L., Rose, L., and Muller, A.T. (2019) Efficacy of an orally administered anti-diarrheal probiotic paste (Pro-Kolin Advanced) in dogs with acute diarrhea: A randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blinded clinical study. Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine. 33(3): 1286–1294. https://doi.org/10.1111/jvim.15481.

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