Owners can now shop the once subscription-only dog food in the supermarket – and there’s an offer where you can save money when shopping at Waitrose
A previously ‘exclusive’ pet brand is bringing its ‘gourmet’ range of dog dinners to the masses – and it’s perfect for fussy pups. Marleybones was formerly a subscription-only pet food brand, but shoppers can now find it on the shelves at their local Waitrose .
The ‘pantry fresh’ dog food brand launched in the posh supermarket chain on February 1, making it easier for owners to trial their dog with the meals without being tied into monthly deliveries.
Online, pet lovers can choose from three of Marleybones’ recipes, including Chic Nosh Chicken, Lush Nosh Lamb, and Boss Nosh Beef, with Posh Nosh Salmon also on the Marleynones site.
Each of the recipes is said to be made with natural and superfood-rich ingredients, including 60% fresh meat and fish, and are gently steam-cooked to retain all their natural goodness without the need for freezing or harsh processing.
What’s more is that they’re ‘pantry fresh’, meaning they can be stored on the shelf until ready to eat, without taking up room in the fridge or freezer.
With a 4.8 rating on Trustpilot, the brand has already won the hearts of fussy dog owners, who say their pet ‘gobbles up’ their bowl, and does a ‘happy dance’ for their dinner.
One said: “If I could give more than 5 stars I would, I have a very fussy Whippet who would turn his nose up to some very nice kibble and wet food. But I managed to find Marleybones through another whippet Instagram account and he gobbled it up first time! I was amazed, I’d never seen him eat so quick. Marleybones as a company are amazing! They are plastic-neutral, recyclable, support for farmers and their charity work is fantastic! “
Another added: “Our dogs absolutely love Marleybones food. We have tried other top brands but this is definitely a firm favourite from our two boys. The food is really good quality and even better, you don’t need to use half your freezer as it can be stored in a cupboard until open. The website is very easy to use and the customer service has already been great when we’ve reached out.”
With a third commenting: “My fussy cockapoo loves it! She is back to doing a happy dance when it’s time for her food! She is healthy and fit with tons of energy and has no stomach issues with it. Having it on subscription means no worrying if I run out either. Really pleased with the product and service!”
However, some have said that the packaging can be a ‘bit awkward’, writing: “My dog loves this food. She cries when she sees me fetch a carton out of the cupboard and she runs to the bowl every time! The only reason it didn’t get 5 stars is because I find the packaging a bit awkward and I end up getting food on my hands. But it’s a small price to pay to see my dog enjoy her meals so much!”
Suitable for dogs of all ages, the meals are grain, gluten and sugar-free, with no colours, fillers or flavourings, making them ideal for dogs with sensitive stomachs. They’ve racked up an 82 per cent rating on the All About Dog Food website, which ranks the quality of dog food brands. By comparison, Pooch and Mutt is 77 per cent, while BECO’s wet pate is 72 per cent.
At Waitrose, Marleybones is currently on offer for £3.50 a pouch or two for £5. You can now find Marleybones in Waitrose and Whole Foods Market, as well as Marleybones.com