Home of the Safest, Purest Food Supply
New Zealand, known for its stunning rainforests and unspoiled environment, is also revered for the purity of its unpolluted food supply. The temperate climate and nutrient-rich soil provide lush grass for grazing, and food animals are pastured, not factory farmed, feedlot fattened or given antibiotics or hormones. New Zealand’s fresh meats, poultry and produce are justly famous around the world, meeting the most stringent export requirements for safety and quality. These virtues make K9 Natural and Feline Natural possible – a superlative pet food at a great price!
K9 Natural – The Beginning
The passion behind this extraordinary food comes from Geoff Bowers, a former British police dog handler who, 12 years ago, had the brilliant idea to spend his sabbatical in Alaska with a university researcher studying the diets of gray wolves. Returning to England, he applied his newfound knowledge of “biologically appropriate” diets to feeding his search and rescue dogs, with fantastic results! They not only loved the raw-meat-and-bones based food, but they became more muscular and energetic, doubling their stamina in the field. His dogs’ incidence of cancer, once common, dropped away to nothing. He began sharing his findings with other working dog professionals, and decided to produce his own food.
A Land of 4 Million People and 35 Million Sheep
Geoff quickly calculated that the meat supply in Britain couldn’t support his ambitions --to feed 1% of the world’s dogs an affordable, convenient, nutritionally complete raw diet. So in 2003 he packed up his family and moved to New Zealand’s remote south island to take advantage of the rich agricultural bounty. Today K9 Natural is the market leader in New Zealand, and is coming to our shores for the first time. We are delighted to be among the first retailers to offer this great food!
A Prey Model Diet
Because dogs and wolves share 99.9% of their DNA and have nearly identical digestive systems, K9 Natural complete diets for dogs are based on the prey model diet, utilizing the whole animal, not just frames or scraps that humans leave behind. The muscle meat, crushed bone, blood and organs provide the perfect ratio of nutrients, along with small amounts of veg, fruit, whole egg and garlic. There are no synthetic or added vitamins or minerals. Available frozen in chicken, beef or lamb in resealable freezer bags.
Cats can benefit from a meaty, moist, raw diet even more than dogs, and Feline Natural is nutritionally complete for all cats. Containing only finely minced bits of chicken and small amounts of minced lamb heart, kidney, liver, and green-lipped mussel, it comes in a reusable plastic tub to keep your fridge clean.
Grass-Fed Green Lamb Tripe, With Active Probiotics
100% Green Lamb Tripe is practically a healing miracle for animals with digestive disorders. Tripe is the portion of the stomach lining containing partially digested grasses and beneficial bacteria (probiotics), and is usually eaten first by canines in the wild. Consuming tripe contributes to the health and balance of the intestinal tract by repopulating the gut. Beef tripe from grain-fed cows, while also nutritious, can’t compare to grass-fed lamb tripe from a pristine environment. Green Lamb Tripe is not a complete diet, but may be fed half-and-half with other foods, or by itself as a healing diet for up to two weeks at a time. It also softens stool somewhat because it doesn’t contain any bone.