In partnership with Finn.
Growing up without dogs, I had no idea how obsessed with my pets I’d become. My two rescue pups, Jackson (14) and Joie (3), are genuine spots of joy in my everyday life. What isn’t a source of joy, however, is when they have bowel issues. The pet owners around here know what I’m talking about. You’re strolling along on a nice walk and… bam! Loose stools… everywhere. You wonder how on earth you’re going to pick it up – and more importantly, if your furry friend is feeling OK. I got to thinking and researching this issue and found a sweet solution to my pups’ poo. Enter: Finn.
- Pure, simple ingredients that are safe for Fido
- Delicious taste that my pups adore
- Happiness Guarantee means no worries for picky pups – you can get your money back if they don’t like it
- Works for both too loose and too firm stools
- It is vet-approved, so you know it’s the best!
- Sustainable packaging that is literally certified to be plastic negative!
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- Some prep required of you (mix with water)
- Could use a larger container for bigger dogs
And Finn Was His Name-O
Finn was founded by a group of people who wanted to originally improve the lives of humans – but then realized dogs deserve the best wellness, too! The brand just really loves dogs and believes they deserve the best in life. After all, their lives are sadly much shorter than ours.
The team sticks to a few core values to guide everything that they do. First, they are “science-based and results-driven,” partnering with scientists and vets to ensure only the best ingredients that actually work. They are also guided by “the best quality,” the idea that “every pet is unique,” and that they “are with you all the way.” I think the notion that every pet is unique is especially special – no two dogs are alike in personality, health, and taste – and Finn just gets that.
All About You (& the Poo)
I’ve admittedly struggled with the idea of buying extremely expensive dog food for my pups. I’ve done it and loved the way some brands work for them, but it just wasn’t sustainable for us given our dogs are 120 and 70 lbs! Those guys require quite a bit of food. It wasn’t until I discovered Finn that I recognized maybe buying new food wasn’t the problem I needed to solve; maybe just a topper on their existing food would work the way I’d hoped. Vets often suggest canned pumpkin, but this is far more convenient in the sense your whole pantry won’t be overtaken by cans and cans of pumpkin. Plus, the fiber content (which helps smaller dogs especially with anal gland expression) and ingredients are just better!
Upon receiving the can of Pumpkin Plus Supplement ($55/2 cans), I was struck by the cute, sustainable metal packaging. It looked great and clearly spelled out what was inside: just 5 ingredients. It also was very clear on how much to give my dogs, how to make it, as well as how to slowly introduce it into their diets. I was a little nervous about the can size, given I have two XL dogs who eat a lot. I do wish there was a larger “bulk” option, but the subscription discount certainly lessens the cost for big pups in particular. Typically, the can gets us through a long spell of indigestion, though.
My first time making it, I made a bit of a rookie mistake, putting it in a tall glass to mix the powder and water. This made it a bit challenging to scoop the “puree” out of the glass onto their food. The next time, I got smarter and put it in a Pyrex glass that could easily be scooped out, though I think the pro move is to directly mix in the dog dish. Measuring was simple and mixing took less than 30 seconds to get the desired texture. Though at first I was a little unenthused at the idea of preparing it for my dogs, I realized it’s about the equivalent effort of air frying chicken nuggets from the freezer – and a WHOLE lot healthier.
Allergy & Itch
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Did Just One Scoop Make for a Better Poop?
I’d say my pets are somewhat picky when it comes to food. Jackson is more of a total-vacuum-cleaner than Joie is, but overall, they won’t touch something if they don’t like it. And you certainly know when they do like something. The first introduction of the puree included them sniffing the can down like crazy. They somehow just know when something is for them. I wasn’t sure how they’d like it, considering the ingredient list is all superfoods, but they just absolutely devoured it. Going for their kibble like never before, I was so delighted to see them happy, especially my senior dog.
As for the poo you asked? Both dogs struggle with loose stool in their own way. Permission to be candid? Jackson, in his senior years, sometimes leaves us little turd presents when he stands up. It’s awfully sad, but just part of aging I suppose. I kid you not, I have not found any little nuggets around our house since starting him on Finn. Joie, on the other hand, had a pretty gnarly loose stool on a walk the other day. Since then, I haven’t observed any loose stool and they both seem to be on a pretty darn good, regular schedule. Hooray!
Happy Pup, Happy Me
I love seeing my dogs happy. They’re just such pure souls and they deserve the best for the short time they’re on this Earth. If you’re looking to regulate your pup’s constipation or loose stools, look no further. Finn will do the trick with ingredients you’ll be proud to feed them.