Butternut Box: Fresh Dog Food Subscription (Review)

As many of you probably know, we have relatively recently got two new additions in the family, in the form of two little puppies in December and February. They are both doing very well and have fit right in with the house. I love getting the chance to spoil them in hugs and kisses when I get the chance to go home. This month, we decided to treat them to some new food from Butternut Box

Butternut Box specialises in fresh dog food, ensuring that meals include high, human quality meat and vegetables, gently cooked to create simple, tasty, and complete meals. This cooking method removes any harmful bacteria whilst also preserving the high-quality vitamins and minerals naturally found in selected ingredients. They are created with the right balance of vitamins and minerals for dogs of every age and personalised to your dog. 

When opening an account, you create a dog profile. You input their name, date of birth for age, weight and breed. This correctly calculates the amount of calories the dog requires to ensure the correct pre-packaged quantity of food is provided in daily sachets of food. You have two options when placing your order, one being to feed your dog with 100% meat or to do partial biscuits. The biscuits are not provided through this subscription service, however it reduces the cost of your meat, as obviously having less. 

The box arrived really quickly, in just 1 days and was amazingly delivered on a Sunday, meaning the food is fresh and delivered 24/7. It came well packaged and securely, with an ice bag to ensure the meat was kept at the appropriate temperature and insulated. 
On top of the meat were a number of leaflets with information. I liked the recipe card which clearly informs you of the ingredients in each meal. You can select to have a range of all of them, or remove some from your box and select your dogs favourites. For example, my mum doesn't like them to have pork so removed the pork meals. You can also choose vegetarian meals if wanted. There was also an information pack, which had great information, including a slow weaning guide for introducing the food. Finally, there was a couple of free dog bandana's and a leaflet explaining different ways to tie it. 
We started with the 2 week sample size, so got 14 packets of meat. These can be stored in the fridge for 5 days and then 3 months in the freezer. We were initially worried about storage space, but the packs come quite small, A5 in size and relatively flat so they can fit in between other items. Also, you can get them delivered as frequently as every 2 weeks, to every 6 weeks depending on available space. This means the plan is flexible, and you can even skip or delay deliveries if you find you have enough food. 
I've really enjoyed using this company and love their ethos, plus the community they've created online. I like knowing that the dogs are getting good high quality food and that they get exactly what they need. Of course, the highlight was seeing these two smiling and it was so fun to pop on their bandanas! 

So far, the box has been really good and the dogs have enjoyed it! If you want to give it a try, you can get 50% off with your first box and 25% off with your second box, using this link. For every person joining, they donate a meal to a dog in need. 

I've also previously tried Tails as a dog food subscription, which I also really enjoyed, so if you are wanting more of a biscuit based food, that's another option.