About The Cats & Dogs
Monty was a surprise to everyone, most of all Mike. One day I turned up at his work and held up this little ball of fluff and said. “I’ve done something you won’t like.” Mike’s immediate response was to ask if I had had a car crash and was bemused by the cute black and white bundle in my hands.
The shop where I got Monty had been giving him ‘expensive’ vet approved dry food and I couldn’t understand why he could clear a room with his wind and that his poops were runny.
Whilst on a trip to Auckland we came across a shop dedicated to raw feeding. After asking an infinite number of questions we decided to give raw feeding a try and within days we could breath again. Monty took to it like a duck to water.
To cut a long story short, we now operate a retail shop in Kapiti and sell a vast range of quality raw meat blends online via our website. Products include meat blends sourced from farm animals as well as NZ wild shot meat blends, and all of our suppliers are MPI licensed.
In addition to our raw meat blends consisting of meat, organs and meaty bones, we also stock an extensive range of meaty bones and whole foods such as pilchards, goat, veal, possum, wallaby and rabbit pieces. We even stock goat milk!
Monty has been on raw food all his years and still loves it. No more room-clearing wind; his poops are smaller and well formed; he has great muscle tone; great breath and a silky coat, plus he has an awesome temperament meaning we can take him with us anywhere.
We firmly believe that Monty’s health and happiness – both inside and out – is due in large part to his healthy diet of raw meat, organs and bones. We’ve even transitioned our cats to raw food with equally great results!
A former Vet
What Rebecca Bear has to say
I am so pleased to be able to give a testimonial for raw feeding with Bev and Mike’s fabulous raw food products (The Cats & Dogs Dinner Company).
For personal and professional reasons, raw feeding of pets has been on my radar for over 20 years. Yet, it is only in the last year that I have decided to make the switch from commercial dry brands to raw feeding. I am thrilled with the results, and so are our pets!
PostgradDip Sci, BVSc, BSc (Massey)
PhD Candidate, Victoria University of Wellington
They’re very knowledgeable and I love the fact that their products are all made in NZ and natural without additives.
Auggie loves his Tweets , Lamb Trachea, Lamb Knuckle Chews & Roos Poos (Biscuits).
Due to having liver issues & being blind, I can give him these treats knowing they’re natural & a healthier choice. Thanks for keeping Auggie happy & healthy
I have 3 cats, (2 adults and 1 kitten) who all really enjoy the raw food. So far their favourite is a chicken, liver, salmon and possum mix. They weren’t so keen on the tripe, but I think they’re just a bit fussy.
The food is excellent quality, keeps my fur kids happy and has helped fix a few health problems too!
I would definitely recommend The Dogs Dinner Company to anyone looking to get their pet the best food possible.
Calling Bev was a big step and the best phone call I have ever made for my pets. Instantly Archie went from reluctantly eating when he was absolutely starving to wolfing down his food and licking the bowl clean. It felt like I was feeding him proper dog food for the first time. His skin cleared up, his coat became shiny, his mood and energy levels lifted, his poos became solid and small – it was wonderful to see him so happy.
When Cleo crashed into our life from a shelter she must have thought she’d landed in heaven! Not only did this house come complete with doggy company, human affection, lots of exercise, plenty play but it also fed raw meat, raw bones and tripe.
People comment on their physiques, coats and teeth, and the fact that they don’t have a ‘doggy’ smell – it’s all down to raw. The three cats are also fully raw now and the purring chorus starts half an hour before feeding time. Happy animals, happy humans. Thank you Bev and Mike, don’t ever stop doing what you do please, as we could never go back to kibble. You’ve helped us to give our pets such healthy, happy lives.
Our three dogs not only love it, but thrive on it! The Duck necks are a favorite in our house and great for their teeth. We love knowing that we are feeding our dogs what they’re meant to eat, with no added extras. We don’t eat fillers and plastics, why should our pets?” “Beverley and Mike make pet food fun and easy. Mike’s always reliable and delivers for such a good price.
It’s worth a trip up to Kapiti to look through their wares and have a good ol' chat! Friendly and helpful, I’d highly recommend them to any pet owners.”
For about 18 months now we have been feeding these two a staple diet of the raw food selections of different meats, full of all the good stuff they need.
Our vet has finally conceded they are the picture of health and vitality without any veterinary formula processed biscuits: even our friends comment on it!
After losing our last dog to leukemia we were both determined to put at least as much thought into our dogs diet as we do our own (if you’re going to have them you have to love them!) and the raw food diet just makes simple natural sense.
Bev & Mike run a great business and are both lovely people - all the best and on-going success. Thank you for our dogs wonderful health.
The product looks so much fresher than the boxed product and no gagging smell like some of the boxed can have at times – excluding the tripe. I’m definitely sold on the new product range!
Thank you so much for Saturday.
It was great to sit down and chat with you about different options for Rory.
Well, after trying to bury his bone twice on the way home in the boot of the car, we have learnt that he LOVES the venison bone.
He DEMOLISHED it once we got home on Saturday night (both knobs on the end were pulled off and chewed, and then the rest of the bone stripped back and thoroughly chewed), he then proceeded to bury it 3 times yesterday in our garden before bringing it in again this morning to have another gnaw on.
We are so happy to see the enjoyment it has brought him, and to know that he now definitely knows what to do with a bone
He is also very excited at meal time, including licking everything around his bowl just encase anything was missed.
Thank you once again for all your help, and have attached a few photos of Rory having a good old chew on his favourite bone.
Great news! Daisy is now eating the real cat food I purchased from you.
On Friday last week, I put the food beside her normal food. She ate the junk food, and then after a run ate the real food. And after a few days of that I just give her the real food and she tucks straight in!
Didn’t take long at all. Thanks for all your help