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Spaniel Bella goes for Guru!

Finding the right food to give your dog is possibly the most important thing about owning one, different dogs will enjoy different things, but making sure that you’re feeding your dog a healthy and nutritious meal is something crucial for their overall health and wellbeing. There are so many popular dog food brands out there that many people put their trust in, without completely looking into the nutrition information, just purely trusting advertisement and popularity. But in reality, these brands are not as nutritious as people may believe, and aren’t actually helping our dogs much at all. Guru Pet Food however, is now a food I can say I trust completely.

Changing Bella’s diet to Guru Pet Food is a decision I wish I had made sooner, we have already noticed significant changes. Bella has always had a very sensitive stomach and even during the transition to Guru, we have found it easier to scoop that poop. We are so delighted that we have discovered something that we can feed without the fear of Bella getting an upset stomach, which is also why we often feed these pieces as treats throughout the day too.

Why is Guru Pet Food different to any other dry food?

Well, the main difference between Guru and regular kibble is that it is cold pressed. Cold pressed food is produced using low temperatures instead of high temperatures which are used in the extrusion process. This means that flavours and nutrients are maintained and our dogs aren’t losing the vitamins they need, as they would with regular kibble.

Another firm favourite of Bella’s is Guru’s venison sausages, they are hypoallergenic, so a delicious treat, even for those pups with allergies or intolerances. The sausages are cut up into smaller pieces, making them the ideal treat for Bella (also a great treat to get her to pose for a photo.)

Another thing we love about Guru are the trip bones, in particular the field trip bones. These are perfect for when you’re out and about, being easy and compact to take around with you. Guru trip bones are also suitable for small and large dogs, coming in two different sizes (also easy to snap them if you don’t want to give them a whole one.)

It feels amazing to finally open up about Bella’s food, as I now know that she is eating something I can trust to give her all the nutrients she will need while developing into an adult. If you are considering changing up your dog’s food, Guru is definitely a food to consider. Thank you so much for reading,

Olivia and Bella xo

 

Follow Bella’s journey as a spaniel pup through her adorable Instagram HERE and dog blog HERE.

All breeds, All ages!

Hi, Harley here! If you didn’t already know, I love my food! I wasn’t always like that; I tried numerous dry foods, wet foods and even a raw diet for a while but after a few days I would turn my nose up at what was on offer. I was also putting on some weight as not eating the food made me hungry and I turned to treats and as a senior, I was staring to have some joint problems and my coat was dull.

After starting my Instagram account, I made some lovely friends who persuaded me to try this new food called Guru. They sent a sample pack and it went down really well, so to cut a long story short, the parents decided to make the switch and I’ve never turned down a meal in nearly two years I’ve been on it.

When we got Raffles, we decided we’d raise him on Guru as it’s suitable for puppies from 4 weeks of age. It can be mixed with warm water to form a porridge like consistency, so it’s ideal for the little ones and they can gradually transition to eating it dry by reducing the amount of water mixed in.

Raffles thrived on Guru. He had so much energy, his coat was lovely and shiny and he was growing into a handsome little pup. As Guru is a cold pressed food, the ingredients are ground, then gently mixed together before they are cold pressed at very low temperatures which means that all the yummy ingredients, like beef, brown rice, sea fish, mixed vegetables and fruits retain all of their flavour, vitamins and nutrients.

It also contains oils, herbs and prebiotics; everything for a healthy immune system and a lovely coat and has the added benefit of making the stools easier to pick up – which human is going to say no to that!

A year on, Raffles has just had a health check and the vet confirmed what we already knew… he’s a happy, healthy pup, the correct weight for his age, his skin, eyes, teeth and coat are all perfect.

As for me, I’m nearly 10 years old now and thanks to Guru, my joint problems have disappeared and I’ve lost 3kg, I’m fit and healthy for my age and can run around and play with my little brother. Guru has done us both the world of good.

Are we glad we’re Guru Geeksters? We sure are! This old man and little pupster are proof of the benefits.

Lots of Love,

Harley and my little bro Raffles xox

 

Why not join this handsome pair on their adventures over on Instagram ‘here’, or check out their brand new GURUvy blog page ‘here‘…

Cooper Tried and Tested

A dog’s diet is extremely important and Cooper thoroughly enjoys mealtime; he’s been known to bring his bowl over in the manner of Oliver Twist! Cooper eats Guru Pet Food and he’s here with his hoomans to #spreadthelove

When we first brought Cooper home, no doubt like most first-time dog owners, we continued to use the puppy food that our breeder recommended. It was a popular brand and we bought in bulk, which made sense at the time.

Then after a few months, Cooper stopped eating the stuff. He would sniff his bowl and walk away. We tried different techniques, like putting it into frozen Kongs, changing his meal times and adapting the quantity. It was frustrating and worrying, as there was seemingly no explanation for it.

We paid a visit to the vet, who thankfully couldn’t find anything wrong, and they suggested we try another food. I took to the internet to research – my favourite past time! – and came across a couple of different brands our Instagram friends were trying.

This is how we came across Guru Pet Food. We bought a sample food pack from their website, which arrived a couple of days later, and you wouldn’t believe the relief of watching Cooper eat his food – no, sorry, devour his food – in seconds flat! And so began the transition over to Guru and we haven’t looked back.

Cooper’s favourite flavour is Surf & Turf, which is packed full of beef, sea fish and vegetables. As the food is cold pressed, it retains the flavour, vitamins and nutritional value that all growing dogs need.

You simply add warm water to the bite-sized chunks and watch it expand. Here’s a handy video to see it in action: PRESS PAWS HERE

In addition to the tasty GURUliciousness of Surf & Turf, Cooper also enjoys the occasional field trip bone when we’re out and about, and he’s quite partial to the venison sausages. These come in handy when we’re doing training or learning new tricks!

If you’re looking for something new to feed your dog, why not order a sample pack and give it ago? Become a Geekster like Cooper! 

 

See more of gorgeous Geekster Copper and his adventures through these links:

Instagram: www.instagram.com/cooper.squire

Website: www.coopersquire.co.uk

 

Flossie’s Guruvy journey: Pup to Princess!

Have you ever wondered if Guru is the food for your puppy?

If it really is as the Guru Geeks say ‘The Best For The Best’?

We sure want the best we can get, so when deciding to find a sibling for our 2 year old Geekster Spaniel, Maddie, we wanted ‘The Best’ for our new baby girl. The best breeder, the best parents and the best start in life for her. This meant Cold Pressed from the start.

For those that maybe haven’t heard of Guru, it’s human grade food containing high quality vegetables, fruit and muscle meat, that is ground, then mixed together. This preserves all the nutrients before it’s Cold Pressed at low temperatures. We wouldn’t feed them anything that we wouldn’t eat ourselves? Maddie has been thriving on it for the last two years (Check out Maddie’s blog here) so it was going to be the same for her sibling.

Flossie was the first born just after 11pm on January 13th. A beautiful bundle of black and tan followed shortly by her stunning brothers just after midnight. We chose her from that very night and followed from afar, until we finally got to meet her.

They really had the most attentive Mummy who cared so well for them. As weaning approached Flossie and the litter were given their first taste of Guru, crumbled and then mixed with warm water.

The outcome was snoozing puppies with the food not just on the inside, but on their paws and noses too. Happy and content after every meal!

We visited Flossie regularly and got to watch the litter thrive and grow so quickly. Their coats glossy and their playfulness was addictive to watch. Happy puppies just what we dreamed of. The litter was transitioned from wet Guru to dry by slowly reducing the amount of water added, so the porridge type consistency became thicker. Eventually by 7 weeks they were happy to eat it dry. Choosing the smallest bite size pieces or crumbling the larger ones she thoroughly enjoyed meal times and licked the bowl clean.

The time came when we finally got to bring her home. Armed with a puppy pack from Guru, Flossie was wrapped up warm and ready to start the second part of her life, with us. She was an angel, sleeping through the night, playing with Maddie and she even stole her big girl bed most days! Her energy, her coat, teeth and health was perfect. The vet was impressed saying ‘Whatever you are doing, just keep on doing it’ That was all we needed to hear.

At 9 weeks Flossie tried her first Cold Pressed Trip Bone, a meal on the go, or for Flossie who was still awaiting that first walk, a meal in Maddie’s big girl bed after she stole it again! She loved it and whilst supervised she munched her way through. They have become a Flossie favourite, meal times and days out they are the perfect meal to pop in your handbag. The same healthy Cold Pressed goodness just ideal for our Floss.

We used the puppy slider on the Guru feeding guide and monitored Flossie’s weight. Puppies can eat the exact same Cold Pressed right through to adult and senior as it’s so gentle on their digestion and contains all the goodness she needed to grow. The only thing she did need was a larger amount as she grew. Meal times were enjoyed as was the puppy post meal slumber.

She was the happiest little girl and even more than we could of wished for. She was playful, glossy and enjoying her food.

Guru have two recipes, Surf and Turf which is Beef, Sea Fish and Vegetables or Full on Feast which is grain free. This is Duck, Sea Fish and Vegetables and reading those ingredients on the bag, it sounds like our favourite Sunday Roast … yummy.

We feed our girls both flavours. There really is no reason for this as both are fine with the brown rice in Surf and Turf, but we like to serve them one in the morning and the other in the evening. The Trip Bones are Chicken and Vegetables which, as we already said, Floss adores. We wet the Guru and use it to fill our kongs or to make fun ice cube treats with extra carrot or banana on those rare Summer days. They are fun to make and she loves playing on the lawn with them. We’ve even started baking healthy treats with Guru and they’ve been given a paws up too!

Off lead training has been a dream as we use Guru’s air dried British Venison and apple slices. Just a shake of the packet and she’s back in a flash. Our saving grace to get an energetic Spaniel’s attention when she’s happily off swimming and chasing her friends.

She has hit all her milestones with flying colours, her coat is so soft with the cold pressed oils from the Guru. When asked on a walk what we use to bath her, we explain it’s the food we put in that gives her the shine, not the bubbles we use to wash off the mud.

As she’s so quickly passed her first birthday last month, Floss has now been on Guru a year and she’s an ideal weight at 11.5kg. She has energy on her off lead walks and easily surpasses her tracker 9000 steps target. Her stools are solid and pick up easily, her breath doesn’t smell and unless a naughty visitor lets her steal some thing she shouldn’t, then there’s no nasty gas smells either. No getting away with blaming the dog any more!

To us there really isn’t another option. It’s cold pressed all the way for our girls and we know for us it is the best we can give them.

So would we recommend Guru for new puppies? Oh yes 100%

Would we change anything we did? Not a chance!

Flossie is the perfect baby Sister and we love her with all our hearts. Whatever did we do without her? She fills our home with laughter and love and for all that she’s brought to our family we are giving her the very best right back.

We love you Floss

We love you Guru

x

 

A perfect blog by a perfect princess! If you want to see more of Flossie’s adventures, check out her Instagram: @Flossie_and_family
Or why not check out her and her big sissy’s brand new blog page HERE.

GeekSTARs Up Close & Pawsonal

Roll out the red carpet and get those royal trumpets at the ready because it’s time to give a HUGE welcome to our shining new GeekSTARs!

We’re super excited to announce our newest members of #TeamGuru…

Congratulations and applaws to all three!

So what will these gorgeous GeekSTARs be getting up to? They’ll be taste testing new products, attending at least one of the Dog Fest events with the ‘The Mother Ship’ and woofing about up and coming offers, giveaways and new products!

We were all so excited to find out more, so we couldn’t wait to ask Geekster Sam to get ‘up close and pawsonal’ in a sneak peek exclusive interview with each of our gorgeous GeekSTARs before they shout all about it on social media.

Get ready, get set… let’s go and spread some GURU Love xox

Sam: It’s that time of year again where I get the hard job of interviewing our newest Geeks on the Block.  It’s a tough job but someone’s gotta do it… haha! 

Hold onto your bandanas, blink and you’ll miss her, let’s give a HUGE welcome to our Dynamic GeekSTAR, the very energetic, super sporty Ila…

Dynamic GeekSTAR Ila

Hey Georgina & Ila, welcome to #TeamGuru. Can you tell us how you first got into blogging?
I had always thought of starting one when we first brought Ila home, however with usual puppy busyness I didn’t find the time. It was actually the wonderful Guru team that inspired us to finally set up a blog, after asking us if we would like to share how we feed Ila on a mixture of Guru and raw food.

Have you any tips for your readers who may like to get into agility?
Ila is my first agility dog and we started from complete scratch. My first tip would be to find a positive reward-based agility trainer. Our agility trainer is amazing, she is fun, positive and really believes in us. Secondly, it’s always worth putting in the very important foundations before starting on the obstacles, not only does it help you to run in synchronisation, as a team, but it also makes learning new skills and the equipment so much quicker and easier. And most importantly, have fun! Ila and I love working together through an agility course, it is both fun and rewarding for us both!

Next up, put your paws together for the two most loveable GeekSTAR boxers on the block… trust me, these two don’t need any introduction! 

Loveable GeekSTARs Ruby & Martha

Charlotte, Ruby & Martha, it seems so long ago since we last caught up! I know you have your own fantastic company which is called ‘Muttley and Martha’ but who inspired you to start your own company?
I was studying a degree in fashion and textiles at the time when I was working in designing bridal wear. One day, I came home from the studio and noticed Ruby’s collar was really worn and just plain boring. That’s when I had the eureka moment!

What are Ruby and Martha’s most loveable quirks?
Ruby’s loveable quirks would have to be her loyalty and ability to make us laugh every day. She’s also a very patient pooch, especially for the camera!

Martha’s loveable quirks would be how affectionate she is. She just loves everyone, she’s such a happy soul.

Yayyy!! I’m super excited to welcome our absolutely adorable Outdoor GeekSTARs Hunter & Maple. I love keeping up with their adventures/road trips and I’m sure you will too!

Outdoor GeekSTARs Hunter & Maple

Welcome Amy, Hunter and Maple to #TeamGuru tell us a little bit about yourselves.
Hey Geeks, thankyou for having us on your team! I am Amy, I’m 26 years old and live in Manchester with my two adorablecockers Hunter & Maple.  Hunter literally popped up into my life outside my work window! What a perfect surprise he was… Hunter has just hit 2 and a half and is still like the same old little bundle of joy. He loves a cuddle and is well known for his #sharingthelove from kisses with Maple to cuddles with old ladies, he is a charmer!

We got Maple just a few months after as Hunter clearly needed a lady in his life. Two puppies at once clearly was a silly idea at the time but they were smitten for each other. Hunter & Maple do everything together, they just love the great outdoors and running free and stealing each others toys.

What are you most looking forward to in 2018?
Honestly DOGFEST! We love seeing the GURU stand each year it definately stands out from the crowd. With lots of socialising, Hunter & Maple get to see their friends and we get to travel to different locations for more adventure time.

 

Thank you Sam, Georgina, Charlotte and Amy. Check out the full interviews here:

ilathetoller

Ruby the Boxer Dog

Adorable Cockers

We’re hoping to see all of our GeekSTARs at Dog Fest this year and we’re also looking forward to seeing as many of YOU as possible… Let’s make this summer extra GURUvy and one to remember!

 

Thanks for reading Geeksters and for continuing to help us #SpreadTheLove

Until next time… hugs, wishes and Geekster kisses to you all xxx

Top 10 Tips for a Healthy Dog Lifestyle

We all adore our dogs and want them to have The Best of The Best!

Here at Guru, our furiends mean everything to us and we want to do everything we can to make sure they have a happy, long and  healthy life as possible.

We know you feel the same too, so check out:

Our Top Tips for A Healthy Dog & Puppy Lifestyle!

1. Food glorious Food! – That sounds like a tasty place to start…

A top quality, nutritious diet is really important for a healthy lifestyle. Here at Guru, we want the best for all dogs which is why we believe that #ColdPressedIsBest!

Cold pressing is a unique method we use to prepare your dog’s food. The ingredients are ground and gently mixed together before being pressed at low temperatures for just a few seconds. This carefully retains as much of the ingredients flavour, aroma, vitamins and nutritional value as possible, which are essential to growth, digestion and good health. Cold pressed dog food guarantees a naturally nutritious and balanced diet for your best friend!
If you’re not a Guru Geekster already, why not try a sample? HERE

 

Good Diet Tips

2. Watch that Weight – One way to help extend your dog’s life and keep them happy and healthy is by maintaining a healthy weight.

Our furiends can become overweight if they eat lots of fatty human food, or if they just eat too much dog food and don’t get enough exercise. When we think of an ‘unhealthy weight’, a lot of us think of our dogs being overweight, however this isn’t always the case… we need to make sure our furiends aren’t underweight either. So how do you reach your dog’s perfect weight?

We recommend feeding your dog Guru cold pressed. We have a handy feeding calculator on our website so all you have to do is select your dog’s ideal weight (if they’re an adult), rather than the weight they’re currently at and it tells you how many grams to feed. This will ensure they receive the right amount of nutrition so they will shed the pounds or gain the bit of weight they need.  As Guru is cold pressed, it’s suitable for all breeds and all ages which means you can also feed our food to your puppy. As growing pups need to eat more (lucky pups) we have a separate calculator that works out the correct amount to feed as they grow into a fit and healthy adult.

Use our puppy & dog food calculator to see how much Guru food you need to keep your doggie healthy.

 

Dog Lifestyle Tips - Regular Exercise

3. Excellent Exercise – Dogs need regular exercise in the same way we do.

It’s completely up to you how and when they exercise however ideally they should have around 1 hour per day where they can run, jump and explore until their hearts are content, as well as having their regular walks for the day. Exercise requirements can differ depending on your dog’s breed, sex, age, and health. Allowing your furiend to socialise and play with other dogs during their exercise, is something they’ll enjoy as well as being a really good way of helping them maintain a healthy weight. This could also keep them emotionally healthy too!

 

Dog Lifestyle Tips - Puppy Training

4.Time to Train – Following on from our previous point, having a healthy lifestyle isn’t just all about the outside, it’s what you can’t see too!

Training is a great way to mentally challenge your furiend and help with mental stimulation. Making your dog work for their food is a great way to do this, either by making them wait, shake a paw or turning their feeding time into a fun game! If you want to challenge your furiend even further, you could  take up a hobby such as agility training… this will help keep both you and your dog fit and healthy, whilst simultaneously improving your dog’s behaviour and overall well-being.

 

Dog Lifestyle Tips - Dental Care

5. Time to shine Teefies! – Get those teeth sparkling…

Dental hygiene is an important part of your dogs overall health so make sure to inspect your furiends teeth and gums weekly. One of the benefits our customers notice is that their dogs have fresher breath! Guru cold pressed dog food is great for dental hygiene. The cold pressed crunch is great for your furiends teeth as well as our Trip bones (not to mention they’re super duper tasty… ask our Geeksters). We have two sizes, check them out: Field Trip bones (47g) and Road Trip bones (118g).

You could also check with your vet for instructions on regular brushing with canine toothpaste.

Dog Lifestyle Tips - Treats

6. Did someone say TREATS? – Yumm… we all love to treat our furiends, but are we giving them the best of the best?

Treats are just as important as your dog’s main diet, so don’t just think ‘anything will do’. For a healthy and obedient dog, we need healthy dog treats that makes training worthwhile. Our Venison Sausages are great for this! We have developed our  ‘Nothing To Hide’ range that’s made with 70% British Venison, apple and sweet potato which are sure to get your furiend wanting more. If you’re out and about, all you’ll need to do is pop them out your pocket and BOOM, you furiend will be right there. Why not try some HERE?

 

Dog Lifestyle Tips - healthy Dog Coat

7. Coat Care – The Cold Pressed oils within Guru help your dog’s skin, leaving your furiend with a healthy and glowing coat.

Improvements in the coat and skin are one of the main benefits Geeksters notice when switching to our cold pressed food!
Another thing to keep in mind with coat care, is to fight those fleas and tackle those ticks!
Fleas can cause many health problems, not just itchy skin and can be the source of allergies, anemia, and tapeworms. Luckily there’s a great number of flea control products available. Monthly applications should be given based on the weight of your dog and keep in mind you must treat all your pets, not just the ones when fleas are obvious. You need to be extra careful in warmer months!
Tics like to latch themselves on to dogs/humans and transmit disease… ew! Always check your dog for ticks after a walk in long grass or woodland, particularly their face, eyes and inside the ears.

 

Dog Lifestyle Tips - Hydration

8. Keep your furiend Hydrated – It’s important that we make sure our furiends always get enough to drink!

Especially in hot, sunny, summer weather (not that we see the sun too often here haha). Have cool fresh water available for them at all timesA good tip is to have more than one water dish out in different places, e.g outside, in the kitchen etc. Keep an eye on the water level to make sure your dog is getting enough to drink.

 

Dog Lifestyle Tips - Sleeping Dog

9. Keep it Clean! – Keeping bowls, bedding, towels etc clean is another key point to keeping your furiend happy and healthy.

Would you like to eat from a dirty plate or bowl? We’re guessing no… so why would your furiend? Making sure their bowls are clean is super important to avoid them becoming ill. Even if your dog enjoys rolling in mud, they should have a clean bed, so make sure to shake bedding outdoors and vacuum regularly to get rid of hairs. Also, don’t forget to wash covers, blankets and towels to keep fleas and smells away. Let’s not leave the car crew behind… remember the bedding and towels you keep in the car as well.

 

Dog Lifestyle Tips - Affection

10. Spread The Love – We’ve saved the best ’til last!

Most of you know, here at Guru, we’re all about spreading the love…

The bond between you and your best furiend is something special and something no one can take away from you. As their pawrent, your dog looks to you for love and is also looking to please you. Maybe they’re a cuddler, so you cosy up on the couch for a snuggle or maybe they just need some positive encouragement every once in a while. Little actions go a long way in maintaining a loving relationship with your pet.

It’s a reward for both you and your dog to display your unconditional love for one another. The love between you and your dog is super powerful, so powerful that it could have it’s own super hero name!

Showing your dog some love and affection can shape how they interact with other animals and people. Why not show your dog some love right now, go on… how can you resist those puppy dog eyes?

We hope you’ve enjoyed reading and maybe you can take something away from our 10 top tips for a healthy dog lifestyle. 

As we mentioned at the begining, we want to do everything we can to give your dog a long, happy and healthy life which is why we put all of our efforts into producing healthy and nutritious food and treats for your furiends.

Thanks for reading and don’t forget to head over to our website if you have any questions or want more information.

The Guru Geeks xox

A visit to make your dog’s mouths water!

On the way back from our recent holiday with the boys, we were lucky enough to visit Guru HQ and our favourite Geeksters! As we mentioned in our previous blog, on the way home from our recent holiday, we thought we would stop in to visit Guru. We had wanted to go and see them for a long time and thought this would be the perfect time.

When We Arrived

We arrived at Guru HQ full of excitement and when we pulled up outside, the boys instantly shot up out of their bed. They must have known they were in for a treat! We opened the car door, stretched our legs and the boys both sniffed the air. They most probably could smell their food, exciting them even more. Before we even were able to ring the buzzer, the door had already opened and the lovely Lisa (Co owner) and Sam greeted us with beaming smiles. Tails wagging, the boys both got lots of fuss (and us too!) and we headed upstairs. It was really cool to see where the magic happens. We also got to meet Steph, who had recently joined the Guru team. We chatted for a while, whilst Jacob & Bruno made themselves at home. They sniffed every nook and cranny in the office, had their noses in every box they could and even made sure the delivery man knew they were there by giving him a bark (or two!).

The Tour

Lisa offered us a tour and before we could accept, the boys were already by the stairs waiting for us! We made our way down to the ‘Packing Room’ where all of the yummy food and treats were stored before heading out to all of the Geeksters!

Oh my Guru! we had never seen so many bags of dog food and the boys were in their element. They ran over to their favourite food, the Full on Feast. We know that this is their favourite as they always get so excited at dinner time and when we first fed them the food, they licked and licked and licked their bowls clean, more than they ever used to! Jacob & Bruno have been eating their scrumptious Full on Feast Cold Pressed Dog Food since early last year. As the food is cold pressed, it locks in all of the goodness, which we can see has really benefited the boys as we get a lot of compliments on how healthy they look, especially on how shiny their coats are! We also find the online feeding guide really useful, meaning the boys weight has stayed consistent, which with any dog, can be tricky!

We had a mini photo shoot in front of the bags of food, which is a Geekster tradition. Every time a Geekster visits Guru HQ, they take a photo amongst their favourite food!

Earning Their Treats

After we had finished taking a few photos, it was time for Jacob & Bruno to earn their treats! Guru launched their wonderfully yummy Venison Sausage treats last year and the boys absolutely adore them. The boys were given two whole boxes full to help sort out, which they sniffed and sniffed and couldn’t wait any longer to have a few! The treats come in a really handy re-sealable packet, which seals in the goodness. There’s nothing to hide with these treats!

The venison meat is sustainably sourced in the UK and contain NO:

  • Gluten
  • Grain
  • Dairy
  • Soya
  • Beef

They’re also Hypoallergenic! Perfect for Jacob & Bruno.

They finished ‘sorting’ the boxes and were on to the next adventure!

A Bone For The Trip Home

It didn’t take Jacob or Bruno long to sniff out another one of their favourite treats, the famous Guru trip bone. We still had a good few hours until we would be home, so the Guru trip bones come in very handy. They have two sizes of these bones, the ‘road trip’ for the larger dogs and the ‘field trip’ for the smaller dogs like Jacob & Bruno. They’re perfect for long journeys, days out and adventures as they act like a meal on the go. The boys certainly enjoy them!

Homeward Bound

Before we knew it, it was time to head home. What fun we had all had! It was absolutely wonderful to see Lisa and Sam again. We already knew how passionate they are about Guru and going to the heart of it all was lovely. It makes us equally as passionate about the food as they do such a brilliant job. Jacob & Bruno were spoilt rotten and didn’t want to leave and to tell the truth, we could have stayed there for longer too!

Before we headed off, Andrew (the other co owner & Lisa’s husband) turned up! We had met Andrew at Dog Fest and it was great to catch up with him too!

We are really grateful for the special relationship we have with these guys. We really do urge you to check them out, their food has done wonders for the boys and it’s great to support such a wonderful company!

Thanks for reading

Oli, Jay, Jacob & Bruno xx

#Spreadthelove

See more of this pawfect pair over on their:

Blog | www.jacobnbruno.co.uk

Instagram | @jacob_bruno_mini_dachsunds

Facebook | /jacobnbruno

Bloglovin’  | @jacobnbruno

Alfie, Arthur & Deru – The Ginger Geeksters!

Let’s talk treats…..

Do you like to feed your dog species appropriate treats? Do you feed in accordance with their diet if you feed raw? Or… do you just buy whatever is on offer in the shops?

We must admit, in the past we have just picked up whatever is on offer in the supermarket (I feel like I’m swearing saying this now) However since switching to raw we are always now on the hunt for some tasty treats which go hand in hand with the boy’s diet. Luckily, we came across Guru Pet Food, some pretty pawsome cold pressed food and scrumptious snacks to go with.

Since doing more photography with the boys I feel like we need something that is tasty to keep their attention for longer but not something that’s going to fill them up or bloat them. Alfie and Arthur are easily pleased when it comes to food, Deru on other hand isn’t too fussed over a run of the mill gravy bone, chicken or beef for that matter. His tastes are much higher acquainted! So, when we came across the Venison Sausages we knew we were on to a winner. And, I am pleased to report they did not disappoint, Deru could not take his eyes off them and Alfie couldn’t wait to get in the packet. Arthur being an absolute foodie was hooked too.

Guru’s food is made by being cold pressed, which means they are one of the only foods that can be fed alongside a raw diet. This was another great pointer that appealed to me as I knew it would make life so much easier when it comes to the boys going on vacation, having the option to switch straight to the Full on Feast and not having any tummy upsets or switching over period is just great!

Since trying out the duck, fish and vegetable recipe alongside the boy’s current raw diet I would be 100% confident on switching them to this on a permanent basis. I feel like this is a huge statement for me as after feeding raw for a few years now, I’ve always said I would never go back to a dry food as we always seemed to have a struggle with skin allergies and weight loss in Alfie’s case.

We also treated ourselves to the Road Trip bones. These make the perfect on the road meal, or perfect as a tasty snack. Available in two sizes, road trip being perfect for the boys and the Field Trip bones perfectly suited for those smaller paws. Once again made with all-natural ingredients and being cold pressed, it’s the perfect on the go meal as an alternative to carrying round 3 dogs worth of frozen food. (I know you’ll agree with me here, we’ve all had those occasions where you just don’t have the freezer space on vacations) I must admit, I did have my concerns about these but once again was pleasantly surprised; no bad breath or smelly stools and, they’re just so easy. These complete meal bones can even be used as a meal replacement, so forget your Guru bites and feed a bone for breakfast, switch it up a little. I’ve often thought about using the bites as treats instead, if they love it then why not? Keep meal times interesting.

I have found that bones are the perfect way to get the boys settled down, whether it be whilst working from home or to help them settle whilst on vacation; with that in mind we will definitely be placing our order of Road Trip bones for our doggie vacation to the Lake District in May, so stay tuned as I’m sure we’ll be sharing our adventures with you once more.

We have found Guru to be a huge help if you have any questions about switching to their food too, the website is so user friendly, it even has a handy food calculator on there to help you out, don’t want to be over feeding now.

The part we have loved about trying out Guru the most is the social media. (We all know Mum’s snap happy anyway so having the opportunity to share them is just too much) The Guru family is such a fun family to be a part of, they’ve even named the week days to theme their photos… #TripBoneTuesday #WoofWoofWednesday. And not forgetting to mention the personalised samples and letter addressed to the boys, LOVE it!

You know that we only recommend brands that we know and love so why not order yourself a trial pack and see for yourself… trust us… your dog will thank you for it.

Lara & the gingers xoxox

 

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Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/HPRderuvizsla/

Twitter – https://twitter.com/HPRDeruVizsla

Blog – http://www.thelifeofderu.co.uk/

Maximus – Geekster Family

It’s crazy to think that Maximus has been on Guru Pet Food for over a year now, joining the Geekster family when he was just 5 months old in December 2016 and we haven’t looked back since! Quickly after we joined Instagram we noticed there was a lot of hype about this food and there’s no surprise why, it really is #TheBestForTheBest.

After a fair amount of research I was blown away by the benefits Guru had and it wasn’t long after that, the first bag arrived at our door. Then, it was the most important moment… the taste test. Thankfully, he gave his paw of approval, it’s such a rewarding  feeling knowing you’re feeding your dog something they love that is also full of goodness. I think Guru was actually the reason we had to get a slow feeder bowl because he’d just gobble it up so quickly! Not only is it super tasty, but it is also the closest food to a dogs natural diet you can get, meaning you can feed this food alongside a raw diet.. pretty good right? To me this proves just how high quality this food is.

Now, Max never lets me miss mealtime and dribbles with anticipation awaiting his food. Did you know a bag of Guru can last up to three times longer than other dry foods? This is because each pellet is packed with rich nutrients so you feed your dog less to avoid upset tummies. Therefore, whilst making your pooch healthier you’re also saving money!

The benefits of Guru are endless, check out this blog where I talk about it in more detail.

As well as their food pellets, I love their trip bones [and so does Max!] because they are so convenient to just pop in your bag when going out for the day, they make the perfect snack or a meal equivalent. I also love their bright packaging as it immediately makes the food appealing before even knowing just how good it is inside. I believe packaging is very important for first impressions and it definitely caught my eye straight away.

You can imagine our excitement when we were asked to be Guru’s Adventure GeekSTAR last June. It’s been a pleasure to work with them and we’ll be sad for it to end later this year.

The Guru Team are honestly the friendliest company I’ve ever met which is such an added bonus. This was particularly noticeable at the summer shows we went to with them last year, they made everyone feel so welcome and were always up for a good laugh. I’m not a particularly confident person myself [which I’m working on] but they made me feel so comfortable and relaxed. They are memories I’ll cherish forever and I can’t wait to catch up with them again this year.

We love Guru and their passion for what they do, if you aren’t part of the Geekster Family already, why not!?

Thanks for reading.

Charlotte & Maximus x

See more of Maximus and his mum’s FURbulous Adventures and photography through…

Instagram ‘here 

Twitter ‘here’

Facebook ‘here’

Blog ‘here’

The Guru Guide to choosing dog food

How to chose the right Dog Food?

With so many different types of dog food on the market, it’s hard to know which one to choose for your furiend. So what makes Guru Cold Pressed the best?

Sit back, relax and grab a cuppa as we enter the world of dog food…

One of the most common cooking methods of dry dog food is a process called extrusion. The benefit of dry extruded dog food is that it’s convenient for pet parents. However, this method uses high temperatures which can degrade the vitamins and minerals within the food. That’s one of the reasons why they spray it with fats and oils, once it’s been cooked.

Another diet choice many pet parents make is to feed raw. However, this diet isn’t always convenient for all dog owners, as it involves preparation time and can be expensive.

So what alternatives are available?

Well, this is where Guru cold pressed comes in!

You may have heard about Guru cold pressed from a family member/friend or you’ve seen one of our gorgeous Geeksters on social media posing with our products.

Perhaps you even feed Guru to your Geekster already, but the question is… do you really know what cold pressed dog food is?

Cold pressing is a method of producing complete dog food at very low temperatures (around 44 degrees). Our cold pressed method helps the ingredients retain their flavour, aroma and nutritional value. We only use the finest ingredients in Guru, so it’s almost like you’ve prepared it yourself!

We know what you’re thinking… a super diet must mean a super high price, right? Wrong!

Here at Guru, we want the best for ALL dogs! We provide GURUate food at the lowest possible prices.

Did you know Guru can cost as little as 62p a day to feed a 15kg dog. Yes, that’s 62p to provide your best friend with everything they need to be happy and healthy! This is because a bag of Guru can last up to a third longer than a regular dried dog food, how good is that?

As well as having many health and cost benefits, Guru cold pressed is also super convenient, as we do all the preparation for you. We even provide a handy calculator on our website to tell you how much to feed. All you have to do is pop in your dog’s ideal weight, measure out the correct amount of Guru and you’re good to go!

Here’s a link to our handy calculators here

When you weigh up all of the other food options available… Guru Cold Pressed really is the best of both worlds!

Go on, try #TheBestforTheBest today, your furiend will thank you for it xx

Grab a sample HERE

 

Wonderful Wilson’s Story

Hello everyone. My name is Wilson and I’m a 4 year old Welsh springer spaniel. Mummy says I’m very lucky to have got to 4 years old for a number of reasons – I think my naughtiness being one of them! The main one though is that 18 months ago I became very ill with something called “immune mediated encephalitis”. Basically I had lots of lesions on my brain that shouldn’t have been there and it swelled up making me feel very, very dizzy and wobbly. My legs didn’t work properly and my head hurt It scared me and it scared my family.

This is a photo of me the day before I got sick – I look the picture of health don’t I?!

Thankfully I am now on the road to good health (though I will never be completely in the clear).

I’m getting back to my naughty ways, like stealing mummy’s socks and running away with them. I also like to wake her up sometimes with a big ‘boof’ of my paws (it’s even better when she is awake because then she will laugh and play with me). We go to agility classes too and I love doing that. It’s helped to keep my muscles strong while I’ve been on the steroids.

Here I am on my favourite beach in Cornwall just about to ‘boof’ mummy with my paws!!

Since I was a puppy mummy has always tried to make sure I was fed on a good food. She likes dry food because it is convenient for her (though the occasional treat of chicken or other meat was added too) and a balanced diet for me. I always had a lovely, glossy coat and people commented on how stunning I am.

After I became ill I couldn’t digest my food as well as before because the medicines had upset my intestines and also caused a mild pancreatitis. I had little muscle spasms/twitches that worried us. Mummy started to investigate further all the different foods that might help me and which diets had them in. The one I was on was a very good diet but didn’t have the vegetables and meat in it that mummy thought I needed. She then discovered Guru and my life has changed! It has alfalfa, broccoli and liver in it that she had read would help with my condition. I don’t eat any fruit or vegetables unless it’s in my dry food already because I don’t like them – I will spit them out in disgust! The other good thing was, as it is a cold pressed food, I would be getting more of the nutrients and able to digest them better because of the way the food breaks down more quickly. Within a week of being on Guru Surf n Turf my muscle spasms and twitches had lessened a lot and now that I am on it completely I rarely get them. When I do it is usually due to stress on my recovering muscles/body because I have overdone it on a walk or something. A couple of rest days and I’m back to normal again.

I’ve told my friends, Terri and Lili, about this food too and they are now trying it out as well. We all love the taste and our humans are pleased that we lick our bowls clean!

After a check up at the vet with mummy, there’s no signs of my neuro problem and the pancreatitis is under control.

Here’s a recent photo of me looking healthy again – long may it stay this way!

Geekster Wilson x

Connie Onnie Geekster

Woof Guru!

My name is Connie (I’m a standard poodle aged 2 years) and I just love getting out and about!

I love meeting other doggies, playing in the snow and in water, fetching balls and generally living life to the full.

To help me with all this doggified busyness, I have Guru as porridge in the morning and Guru bites as my main evening meal. This helps keep me superfit and full of poodle bounce!  Also, my coat is sooo curly and glossy…

Delivery of my food is easy, simple and quick, and for such a tasty food as Guru – the price isn’t bad either! 🙂

Lots of tail wags and bum wiggling 🐾🐾🐾

From Connie onnie x (that’s what my human calls me)

Practising Princess!

Like a dog with a bone…

Like a dog with a bone, that’s what we’re like when we’ve been given our Guru Trip bones. I’m very lucky to have the best job in the world in my eyes, and part of it means a lot of travelling and photoshoots with my dogs.

When asking a dog to do any task they should always get something positive in return, whether that is toys, treats or a tickle on the tummy. So this is no different out on our photoshoots. For me it’s treats to keep the dogs calm and in the same position, small treats are ideal for this, regularly rewarding them but not filling them up or making them ill. For this Woody always has his normal Guru food, he is absolutely obsessed with it so why not use his meal as treats. Wilma drives a bit more of a hard bargain and will only work for high priority treats, this is usually the Guru Venison sausages.

But for bigger blogging trips a bigger treat is needed! When away from home, if it’s just for the day or even longer, being able to settle your dogs is so important – one of the first things I train my dogs. There’s nothing worse than meeting up with a friend and their dog just won’t settle, instead is wriggling and jumping around all excited inside a cafe or restaurant. My dogs are absolute stars at this, especially Wilma [If you followed our recent trip to London you’ll know she literally falls asleep anywhere]. 

Whether they settle quickly or not, giving your dogs a bone or chew is the perfect way to calm a situation down. Leaving you in peace to enjoy a drink or meal with your dogs at your feet. The Guru trip bones are perfect for this, not only are they chewy taking the dogs a long time to munch on them; but they come in two sizes to be your dogs complete meal. For the smaller dogs [Wilma] there’s a mini bone and for the big dogs [Woody] you guessed it, a bigger bone. Perfect for a meal on the go!

I don’t use these to give them a meal whilst we’re travelling just because I don’t want to risk them being travel sick. But if we’re in a pub or restaurant, working on location on a project or just visiting friends the bones are their meal and are quick and easy to pack.

Plus every Tuesday is #tripbonetuesday so you can share your trip bone photos on social media and tag the Guru geeks for them to see. My favourite photos have to be the ones of the dogs holding the bones in their mouths. I’m yet to teach Wilma this trick but Woody is a pro!

Why not get some trip bones with your next Guru order and try them out, you won’t regret it!

Thanks for reading,

Megan, Woody & Wilma xox

See more of our adorable Country GeekSTARs:

Instagram ‘here’

Twitter ‘here’

Facebook ‘here’

Blog ‘here’

Lushious Cockers

Here’s Alfie (the lemon roan) and Brooke (the gorgeous black girl)  my two Working Cockers. Guru keeps them in top shape!

They can’t decide which flavour they like best, so we switch between the two.

Alfie used to compete in Flyball and has gained his Ice Blue Moon award from the BFA. He has now retired from Flyball and is taking part in agility.

Brooke is only just 1, everyone comments on the condition of her coat and how it shines. She has been fed on Guru from 8 weeks old and loves it.

There is never anything left in either bowl!

The dogs love to play together and are the best of friends. They have enjoyed the recent snow we have had in Scotland, although there has not been too much.

We are all looking forward to the better weather and getting out for nice long walks – hopefully in the sunshine!

Thanks for reading and we hope you enjoy being Geeksters as much as us…

Love,
The Lushious Cockers xx

Guru Love

Hello everyone!

If you follow us on Instagram and have been reading our blog over the past few months you will know how much we love Guru. Not only is the food fantastic but the people behind the brand are also why we love the food so much, as they truly do care about quality nutrition and the overall health of dogs.

Previously we fed Polly on another high quality dry kibble brand, but since transitioning to Guru the change in her has been remarkable and I believe this is down to the revolutionary cold pressed method, which allows all the goodness to be retained.

With Polly having a very sassy long coat (and she knows it) food is extremely important. Believe it or not, if your feeding your dog on a low quality/economy brand this can result in the coat becoming dull, result in excessive shedding and skin sensitivities can form.

People often think it doesn’t matter what you feed your dog and if you purchase a cheap food you’re saving money over the year which is completely correct however, if health conditions occur due to poor diet, you’ll be paying extra in vet bills guaranteed.

The main difference in Polly has been her POO yes POO! Her poo doesn’t pong and is easily scooped up and is of a good size, which compared to when she was on her previous diet her poo’s were smaller and much more smellier.

The second difference has been her breath. She used to always have a whiff of fish even with brushing her teeth regularly, whereas now of course there is a little bit of a smell but nothing like before which makes Polly kisses a much more enjoyable experience for the humans!

Finally, this may seem different but adding moisture to the kibble has really helped with the speed Polly eats her food. Polly really does zoom through her meals and it’s been good to get her out of this habit. It doesn’t take any quality away from the food by adding water, it just helps slow her down. Adding moisture to kibble is also great for older dogs that struggle to chew their food.

I am really proud Polly is a GeekSTAR for such a brilliant well rounded food.

We hope you enjoyed this blog post!

Keep Fluffy,

Our Fluffy Family xx

 

If you want to see more of Polly and her Fluffy Family, you can through her Instagram ‘here’ and her Blog ‘here’

Spread The Guru Love…

As most of you know, here at Guru we’re all about spreading the love and February (the month of love) is no exception.

During a recent tea break, the Geeks were chatting about Valentines Day and why we celebrate this special day?

After some research, we quickly found that the history of Valentine’s Day and the story of its patron Saint is shrouded in mystery. Some say it originated from a Roman festival, others say the feast of St. Valentine on the 14th of February was established by Pope Gelasius I in 496 and then there is the story of poet Chaucer in the Middle Ages who was said to be the first to link St Valentine with romantic love.  So many years on, the 14th of February is a day where lots of us like to exchange gifts/cards with our special ‘Valentine’.

Over the last couple of years, we’ve celebrated by creating a special ‘Love Trip label’ on our bones, so that all of our Geeksters can get involved. This year has been no exception, as over the past couple of weeks, all our Trip bones had a ‘love lift’ xox

Did you manage to get your paws on a Love Trip bone in time to share it with that special someone?

Check out some of our Gorgeous Geeksters below ‘Spreading The Love’ with their tasty treats…

Do you woof someone enough to share your last trip bone?

If you haven’t already shared your photos with us, send them to hello@gurupetfood.com, tag us in on social media or join the hashtag: #BeMyGURUdine

I love you as much as GURU and that’s a lot! – The Guru Geeks

Whilst we’re on the theme of luurrrve, we’d like to take this opportunity to thank you ALL for your continued support and for helping us to spread the word.

Once a Geekster, always a Geekster!

Happy Vanlentines Day

The Guru Geeks xox

Munchkin the GURUate assistance dog!

Hello. My name is Munchkinpomsky . I have a Facebook page and IG @munchkinpomsky

I have an important but fun job. I support my autistic owner. Trained my Dogs for good.

My job is to detect meltdowns when they are about to happen and stop him from hurting himself or my Humans.

For this I need good healthy dog food fuel. After trying some Brands, we found Guru cold pressed food. It keeps me in great shape and helps me stay feeling awesome.

When I’m not helping my owner, I love to model. I have some great contracts with some Instagram accounts. Check out my poses!

How did it all begin?

I was 4 months when I got taken to my forever home. I had 1 years intensive training one-on-one and then 3 months with dogs for good.

We all started the Instagram page as my owner had no friends. We didn’t think it would get so popular but it makes him happy. Our family life with our 2 cats is now much calmer. My owner now leaves the house to walk me. He was housebound before, now he feels protected.

Munchkin xx

Thanks to Munchkin Pomsky for this awesome blog, check out their adventures through his Instagram here.

Willow: Growing with Guru – Draft

As first time pawrents we were super excited to bring Willow, our German Shepherd puppy, home! Like many first time dog owners, we wondered what really was the best food for our pup?

After some ‘homework’ and advice from friends, we found that cold pressed was the way to go. It has benefits of a raw diet with the convenience of a regular kibble. So, at 12 weeks old, Willow started to get GURUvy!

We came across Guru’s bright, easy to use website and found lots of helpful information. As we’d never done anything such as transitioning before, we wanted to get as much information as possible. The great thing about Guru is that there’s always someone on the other end of the phone to help.

The transitioning process had begun…

We took Guru’s advice and started with 30% Guru/70% of Willow’s old food then 50/50, followed by 70% Guru/30% old food until she was on 100% Guru (this process is important to avoid tummy upset). Guru informed us that every dog is different and therefore transitioning times can vary. We were lucky, as Willow transitioned to Guru very happily over a week, with no loose stools!

At 2 years old, Willow is a fully fledged Geekster! The GURUvy thing about Guru is that it’s suitable for all breeds of all ages, so we can feed Willow the same food her whole life, just adjust the amount we feed. The handy calculators on The Feeding Guide page of Guru’s website, help us to keep her in just the right shape. We gradually moved Willow from the puppy calculator to the adult calculator once she reached her ideal adult weight (she was around 11 months old).

Willow’s fave flave has to be the Surf & Turf… she can’t get enough! you’re not going to believe this… It only costs us £1.60 a day to feed her. Thanks to Guru’s high quality ingredients and furbulous cold pressed oils, Willow is happy, healthy & full of life with her shiny coat, fresh breath and dare I say it… pawfect poos every time!

SAUSAGESSS…!!
Yaasss, Willow bobs absolutely LUUURVES her Venison Sausages. As they say, there’s ‘Nothing To Hide’ – such high quality treats with 70% British Venison! Guru’s sausages are a definite must have, perfect for popping in your pocket when out and about. Training has never been so easy, Guru told us that Geeksters will do anything for them and they weren’t wrong! If you haven’t found this out already, you NEED to…

Another GURUlicious point about Guru is their Trip bones. Willow never misses a #TripboneTuesday (even though she is pretty lazy and prefers the small Field Trip bones rather than chomping through a Road Trip, haha!) 
Trip bones are super handy when on the move or even just as a tasty treat, but we make sure to knock the amount of grams off her meal later in the day to avoid over feeding.

Well, we think it’s fair to say Willow is Cold Pressed Obsessed! Thank you Guru for providing #TheBestforTheBest…

Have you tried Guru?

No? Go on, grab a sample here… After all, what better way to grow than with Guru?

Lots of love,

Willow & her pawrents xx
Once a Geekster ALWAYS a Geekster

Doug’s Delish Dish

3 things when it comes to Doug and his food

1) He needs something which can support his high exercise regime
2) Like us we don’t like to give Doug healthy food which is full of artificial stuff
3) The right food improves Doug’s state of mind

We’ve tried and tested many brands of dog food over the years and honestly nothing compares to GURU Cold Pressed Dog food, the closest thing is raw food but I cannot be doing with all the defrosting and blood…

Noticeable changes since Doug has been on GURU – the biggest by far is the reduction in Hyper activeness and a massive improvement in his attention span.

Todays Delivery

Today is our monthly GURU delivery. Doug usually knows when its for him (smell I guess?). Usually, there is a GURU Big Tasty Bone in the box which goes straight to Doug…
Check it out: GURU Big Tasty Bone

This month we also ordered some “Nothing To Hide – Venison Sausages”:  Venison Sausages
As well as the usual 2 bags of 14KG Surf and Turf Cold Pressed Dog Food: 14KG Surf and Turf

We are massive fans of GURU and we appreciate all the efforts GURU make to providing our lovely Doug with a well balanced diet!

I should also mention, we have also swapped to GURU for our 12 year old Welsh Springer Monty. We have seen a massive difference in him also. I don’t know if you guys have seen the film Cocoon (Synopsis -> Oscar-winning fantasy in which the residents of a Florida rest home get a new lease of life when they stumble across an alien “fountain of youth”) but GURU had the same effect! Much more energy and all down to diet!

You can even order a sample, here

One last thing, we are not sponsored or have no incentive to write this article from GURU. If you love dogs as we do then wouldn’t you want the best for them and anything which makes their lives better is well worth a shout out about!

Love,

Herbie & Doug xx

Check out more of this pawesome pair through their Instagram & Blog.

Lovely Lushlabs

Recently we have been asked; What are we Fed? Now there are so many products in the market, it’s very difficult to choose what’s good and what isn’t. What is more frightening is what goes in the food.

Over the years we have had to adapt and try different ones. Our old Grace was started on pedigree, it made her hyper… so we switched to Robbie’s…. Then Canagan. Daisy we found piled weight on with soooooo many foods and was a fussy eater. In a few months on Arden Grange she has gained 8kg. That’s a worry. We feel dogs are like humans, we all like different things and not everything agrees with us.

Now we won a competition to get tickets to the Game Fair. They were from a company called Guru Pet Food. We didn’t know them but went along to the stand to say thank you. It started to be a lifelong friendship with the brand.


We went home later with some samples and it changed our lives forever.
The dogs loved the food… Daisy had to have grain free.
The coats became glossy, they were brighter and healthier. Our dogs seemed happier, brighter and more obedient, can’t promise that will happen to everyone but so many pet foods add sugar and other nasties which can make dogs go hyper! What shocked us and to be honest it made total sense… is the whole cold pressed food. The dogs don’t guzzle water, the food inside the stomach doesn’t swell, its superior quality and from real people! Not some big faceless company.

Now the years have passed, sadly so has Grace and Daisy but Rosie, Bear and Izzy are thriving on the Guru; Pups and adult?? Yes, as it’s a whole life food!!!!!
We are planning future litters and all the pups will be weaned and brought up on Guru.
The website has a great calculator on it to work out how much you should be eating.


Not only is the food brilliant, they make them in bone shapes. It’s a meal in a bone, perfect for holidays, trips out, easy breakfast (which is what we have every morning)

To add to the food, they now do sausages…. Yes sausages! Venison ones! They are so good, when Guru first launched them, they sold out in a matter of days! As Guru say, nothing to hide in them.


The website is easy to use, but you can always contact them on the dog and bone (Phone) There is always a lovely Guru Geek at the end of the line, who’s friendly and helpful.

Lots of Love,
Lushlabs xxx

You can see more of the lovely Lushlabs adventures through their Instagram, Twitter & Blog!

2 super special sausages!

Before I begin to tell you our journey of how we became Geeksters, I would just like to say that we chose for the dogs to start eating Guru Pet Food and this is a completely honest opinion of the food and the company itself!

We first made contact with Guru Pet Food back when the dogs Instagram account was nearing 5000 followers (seems such a long time ago!). We asked them if they would like to take part in our first ever giveaway. We had seen their name pop up a few times on other dogs pages and we were really intrigued by their bright colours and their quirky appearance. We received a message back from them and we couldn’t believe how friendly they were, even though we hadn’t even spoken before! I guess this is where our love for Guru stemmed from.

In the weeks after our competition, we started to interact with them on Instagram a lot more. We got to learn a bit about the food itself and started to see pictures of dogs enjoying their Trip Bones, especially on a Tuesday! At this time, it was getting towards the summer and we noticed Guru upload a picture talking about Dog Fest. Being quite new to the dog festival scene, we asked Guru for some more information on what Dog Fest actually was. Obviously, they were happy to tell us about it and explained they were going to have a brand NEW stall there this year. Jay and I both agreed it would be a great idea to attend that year and meet the Geeskters behind the Guru!

The day for Dog Fest came one sunny day in June and we couldn’t be more excited to go to our first dog festival with the boys and also visit the Guru Pet Food stand. We had been speaking previously with Lisa, the co-owner of Guru Pet Food and were so impressed at how involved she was with all the dogs on Instagram and how much thought she had put in to the day. They were going to have a chalk board with the times the Insta dogs were going to be at their stand and pictures too! How cool! We just couldn’t wait to meet them. We were walking up to the entrance of Dogfest and noticed there stall instantly! It was MASSIVE. Big letters spelt out GURU and we could see the stand crowded with dogs and their owners. The one thing that stood out the most was the friendly staff all wearing yellow t-shirts with a small pair of black geek glasses printed on the front. We bee-lined over to the stall and bumped into a super lovely man called Andrew (Lisa’s husband and co-owner). He then took us over to a bubbly blonde lady… It was Lisa! She instantly recognised the boys and was over the moon that we had stopped.

Being Instagram dogs, there were plenty of picture opportunities. The stall was fantastically designed with their products on display, retro seating for tired pups and owners, pictures of all their insta dog followers and a massive card board instagram picture cut out. So impressive!

This is where we got to learn about the food itself. Lisa explained that the food was cold pressed, meaning that the food locked in all of the goodness which were all good for growth, digestion and health. This also meant that you could feed your dog up to 33% less than standard extruded kibble… Amazing! To be honest, we were won over by how nice Lisa was and the incredible stand they had, so this information was an added bonus. We took a 5kg bag of their Surf and Turf range and a couple of trip bones home with us to try them out.

 

We didn’t actually get round to feeding the boys Guru until quite recently. The only reason being that we had already pre paid in bulk for their previous pet food, so needed to wait until we had finished that before moving on… We would have started the boys on Guru the day we met them if we could. You could call us tight arses!

Since Dogfest we continued to keep in contact with Guru and saw their business grow and grow. We were not surprised as the passion that everyone had working for them really shone through. Everyone was friendly and you really felt valued. It was obvious a lot of time and effort had gone into creating this brand. When the time was right, we fully converted over to Guru. We were so delighted to be doing so and when we messaged them again, Lisa was equally excited for us to be joining. She made it incredibly easy for us to transition the boys over from their previous food to them. She explained everything and we even went on the website to take a look at their GURUvy feeding guide. The website was packed with the information you needed.

We will write another blog about how the boys have got on with eating Guru, but we firstly wanted to let people know how amazing they all are. We interact with them on a daily basis, whether that be watching them take on a food challenge each week or see all of the other happy dogs that are now fully fledged Geeksters. The whole team at Guru are extremely friendly (have I mentioned that yet?). It’s clear to see they all enjoy working there and make you want to be part of the family. Guru aren’t just your normal pet food company, they have thought of everything, they’re modern, they’re approachable, they’re good fun, they care and most of all, their food is ace.

We are so glad to have met the lovely people of Guru and know we have made the right decision with moving the boys onto their food. We are excited for more adventures and good times to come, it’s just a shame they live so far away!

As mentioned, we will write another blog soon on how the boys get on eating their food and which food/treats they enjoy the most.

For now, thanks for reading

Jacob & Bruno

The Dachshund brothers from the Surrey Hills.

See below to keep up with their furbulous adventures…

Blog | www.jacobnbruno.co.uk

Instagram | @jacob_bruno_mini_dachshunds

Facebook | /jacobnbruno

Bloglovin’  | @jacobnbruno

 

New year, new adventures!

Happy New Year Everyone, hope y’all had an amazing break and are super refreshed for 2018!

If, like the Geeks, you’re struggling to get back into the swing of things after having time off, it may be time to motivate your mojo and tackle those New Years resolutions.  This got us all thinking at the HQ, what exactly are New Years resolutions, where does the term come from and what are the most common resolutions?

The ancient Babylonians are said to have been the first people to make New Year’s resolutions, some 4,000 years ago. They were also the first to hold recorded celebrations in honour of the new year—though for them the year began not in January but in mid-March, when the crops were planted. The most common resolutions are:

  • To stay fit and healthy
  • Lose weight
  • Enjoy life to the fullest
  • Spend more time with family and friends

This time last year the Geeks put their thinking glasses on and voted to taste test a new food every week. If you follow our Instagram page @theoriginalgeeksters you’ll remember there were many more food hell taste tests than food heaven!  So this year, after much deliberation, the Geeks have voted to ‘enjoy life to the fullest’.  This means that one of the Geeks will be experiencing a new adventure every month in our Guru Geekathon. We’ll be confronting our fears, achieving our goals and looking awkward in the process as we finally get chance to carry out something we’ve always wanted to do, but never either had the chance or time to follow it through.

Whether it’s horse riding, flying a kite, learning to ride a unicycle or paddle boarding in Hawaii (well perhaps not in Hawaii but we can dream) we’ve got it covered!

If you fancy accomplishing a personal goal or improving your life, then stick with us and we’ll support each other along the way. Or if you just fancy having a good old giggle at our expense, then keep a look out for ‘Guru’s Geekathon’.

New year, new adventures…  C’mon get your epic Geek on! #GuruGeekathon

 

Geekster Greetings

Here we are again Geeksters… we’re welcoming in December at Guru HQ with a whole lotta love and we’re ready to share our all time favourite moments of the year with YOU!

Hold on tight as we’re about to Rewind, Pause and hit the Play button on 2017.

Get ready… Get set… GURU!

Go For It Geek Corinne: One of my fave highlights from this year was watching the amazing Geeksters attending our stand at this years summer events. It was awesome to see them posing for photos and receiving cuddles in return. The beautiful dogs from Ruff and Tumble, REALLY stole my heart this year! You feel your heart could burst seeing the love between humans and their dogs.  I’m looking forward to 2018 as we get to meet all of the Geeksters and their families at the summer events again, who we now class as our friends.

Golden Geek Sam: My top of the list moment of 2017 (which i’m sure a lot of four legged friends will agree with) has to be the launch of the SAUSAGESSS! A lot of thought and GURUviness went into creating them, especially the packaging and it’s fab to see them being enjoyed by all our gorgeous Geeksters. Made with 70% British Venison, Sweet potato and Chopped Apple, there really is Nothing To Hide! I’m drooling just thinking about them…

Gorgeous Geek Laura: I really enjoyed getting to finally meet all of our GeekSTARs at this years events. Spending time with Dapper Maximus, Oscar and their lovely family. Getting cuddles from Woody, Wilma and Amelia too has just about made this year GeekSTAR perfect. I’m so excited for 2018 as we’re attending the new Dog Fest Venue in Bristol and it will also be my first trip to Dog Fest South… it’s gonna be a blast!

Geekiest Geek Steph: I’m the newbie to the Guru team, having only started in November, so the last few months have been very exciting with me starting working with this lovely lot and learning all about Guru! I’m hoping that 2018 is just as exciting and I’m looking forward to getting to know all you Geeksters, both two and four legged!! Hugo my Bernese Mountain Dog is going to hopefully be fully transitioned onto Guru food as well by the new year which is very exciting as he’s never been too fussed about his food before but LOVES a bit of Surf and Turf! He’ll even do tricks for it so no complaints there! 2018 will also (fingers crossed) be when me and Hugo get on the property ladder, he’s already put in a request for his own room…we’ll keep you updated!

GURUvy Geek Lisa: 2017… you’ve been extra special to #TeamGuru so it’s extremely difficult for me to pick just one favourite moment. Let’s rewind to the beginning of the year when the Geeks made a New Years resolution to try a food we’d never tasted before… would it be food heaven or food hell? If you have a spare 20 mins over the festive period, check out @theoriginalgeeksters page on Instagram where we taste tested a new food every week, right up to Christmas. I think my all time favourite taste test was when Golden Geek Sam taste tested Marmite, it’s a cracker!  Another favourite moment for me has already been mentioned above… the launch of our Nothing to Hide range of Sausages! It was a momentous moment for us all, especially as we launched them at the Dog Fest North event in June and it was so much fun to see Geeksters old and new trading tricks for a succulent sausage slice! Our super sausages even made an appearance in our Christmas Stockings this year, which were so popular that they sold out in a matter of days… twice!  Finally, how can we say Goodbye to 2017 without mentioning our Guruvy Geeksters who’ve made each month special by appearing on our postcards that accompany every parcel that leaves Guru HQ, they truly are a firm favourite. The question is… who will be making an appearance on our 2018 postcards? 

Thank YOU for helping to #SpreadTheLove with us throughout 2017

Another month, another year,

Another smile, another tear,

Another cuddle and tail wag too,

We wouldn’t be here, if it wasn’t for YOU xx

We wish all our Geeksters a very Merry Christmas and peaceful New Year. Remember to leave a little sparkle wherever you go…

Holiday RoadTrippers?

Christmas is near and the New year’s upon us…
Will you be heading on an ADVENTure over the Holiday period? If so, Polly’s here to woof all about her ‘must have’ takeaways (trust us, it’s a tasty one)!

Your dog’s food is very important as this is what gives them all their energy and good nutrition is vital for every dog. We feed Polly Guru Surf & Turf and we always take down a 5KG bag with us on a week trip as you can seal the bag for freshness. If we are going for a weekend away we just weigh and bag up the correct daily feeding amounts. However, days out on holiday with Guru’s innovative Trip Bones are literally a walk in the park! We have never seen anything like Trip Bones in the pet industry, Guru really have produced a completely unique product that is so useful!

The bones are packed full of natural ingredients to ensure Polly has lots of energy to have the best adventures!

Polly really savors her Trip Bones, you can tell after she’s had one she’s really enjoyed the experience. From an owners perspective, Trip Bones cause no mess or stink in our possession so it’s a win win situation. Polly loves them and we love them!

Lots of Love,
Keep Fluffy,
Our Fluffy Family xx

See more of Polly’s ADVENTures through the links below:
Instagram @ourfluffyfamily
Blog – Our Fluffy Family

Don’t forget Geeksters, throughout December all our Trip bones have had a Festive Geekover! Share your pics with us and use #WoofmasTripBones