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Most of our Preylicious Raw Food and Preylicious Dry pet food is wild-caught, free-range New Zealand game!

For many years, we have been selling Preylicious Raw (Prey Model) meat blends and meaty bones to cats and dogs all over New Zealand.  

Most of our pet food is wild-caught, free-range New Zealand game, however, we also have a farm animal range that includes chicken, beef, Hoki, pilchards, salmon, lamb, and lamb tripe.

We also developed a Preylicious Dry Food range which is our Prey Model Diet frozen meat blends simply dehydrated. This enables every pet to partake in a deliciously, balanced food with no fillers and additives.

It is important to note that we source all of our products from MPI licensed New Zealand Companies. 

Sourced from New Zealand. Hare meat is high in protein, vitamins and mineral and low in fat and sodium.

Sourced from New Zealand. Rabbit meat is low in calories, cholesterol, saturated fats and sodium, and high in vitamin B12, calcium and phosphorus.

Sourced from New Zealand, wild venison (Red deer) is low in fat, high in protein and iron and a great source of vitamin B2, B3, B6 and B12.

Sourced from New Zealand, wild goat has a more diverse diet so potentially a better nutritional profile. Goat meat is high in iron, protein, and potassium and low in cholesterol and sodium.

Salmon contains important peptides that may provide support for joint cartilage, insulin effectiveness and control of inflammatory digestive tract conditions. It is also rich in Omega 3 fatty acids; Omega 3 fatty acids have been linked to coat/skin health. We use whole salmon smolt, which is nutritionally superior to just frames and head.

A very good source of iron and protein, good source of vitamin B1, B2, B3, B6, B9, B12, calcium, phosphorus, potassium, Omega 3, excellent source of Omega 6 and taurine. Whole chicken pieces (antibiotic and growth hormone free) are used, not just the carcass.

Sourced from New Zealand. Possum meat is high in Omega 3 and 6, high in protein and low in fat.

Sourced from New Zealand. Turkey is a rich source of protein, sodium, potassium, iron, magnesium, calcium, Vitamin D and B6

Sourced from New Zealand. Wallaby is a great meat; very lean, and contains lots of iron, zinc, protein Wallaby is especially good for dogs and cats with allergy issues.

Green tripe contains essential fatty acids, Omegas 3 and 6, protein and the ideal Calcium to Phosphorus ratio of 1:1 (which is vital for proper bone and joint development and sustainability). Also, the overall pH is on the acidic side which is better for digestion and includes Lactic Acid Bacteria, more commonly known as the probiotic ingredient Lactobacillus Acidophilus. Great for healthy cats and dogs and those with gastrointestinal issues.

Allergies - What Are They?

 

Protein Allergies – Food allergy – An allergy to food is a self-defense response by the immune system to an amino acid that it perceives as a threat. An allergic reaction doesn’t happen the first time an individual is exposed to the allergen as the immune system has to encounter the protein more than once for enough enterocytes to recognize it as an invader. If your pet is showing an intolerance to a particular food, it may indicate that an allergy is in the process of developing. Any individual ingredient can cause an allergic reaction, but certain foods, including chicken, dairy, beef, and egg products, tend to induce canine allergies more often than others. 

Food intolerance –  Food intolerance is different from a food allergy because the reactions in food intolerance are not caused by histamine. Additional symptoms, including changes in the consistency or color of the stools, gurgling sounds from the digestive system, and abdominal pain, are common with a food intolerance. Food intolerance, although different from an allergy, can lead to allergies as the intolerance may cause the food to be improperly broken down by the digestive system.

Signs of a protein allergy

  • Bald patches
  • Chronic ear infections
  • Chronic gas
  • Chronically inflamed feet
  • Coughing 
  • Diarrhea
  • Hives
  • Obsessive licking
  • Paw biting
  • Pawing at face
  • Poor growth (puppy and adolescent) 
  • Shaking of the head
  • Skin infections
  • Skin rashes
  • Vomiting
  • Wheezing

Treating allergies…

Traditional vet thinking treats the symptoms via prednisone shots or a ‘super-premium dry food’ that still contains potentially allergy-causing beef, chicken, or wheat. Prednisone is a great anti-inflammatory drug, however, there can be unpleasant side effects. Usually, these allergies are in response to beef, chicken or wheat proteins, but they can be a response to horse or venison too.

The best way to treat allergies is by using a ‘novel protein’. This is a protein that the body has not come across previously e.g. rabbit, hare, kangaroo, wallaby, goat, possum, or fish.

The Cats & Dogs Dinner Company sell an extensive range of alternative meats to help with your pet’s allergies. Probably the best range in New Zealand!

For more information on Prednisone click here

What is Tripe? And why should you feed it to your cats and dogs?

Many people aren’t quite sure what it is… in reality it may be one of the best things you can give to your dogs and cats!

Tripe is the stomach of ruminating animals such as cattle, deer, sheep and goats. Ruminants have a 4 chambered stomach – the rumen, reticulum, omasum and abomasum. The animal swallows barely chewed food which is slightly broken down in the rumen and reticulum and promptly sent back to the mouth for more chewing. It then passes through the reticulum and omasum and into the abomasum where it is further broken down by gastric juices, amino acids and digestive enzymes.

The digestive process of the ruminant is like a fermentation process with good bacteria acting to aid in the digestion of the hay grasses and grains. This is incredibly rich, not only providing completely natural digestive enzymes to dogs and cats, but also vitamins, fatty acids and amino acids.

  • The enzymes not only help digestion in your dogs and cats but also can be extremely helpful in cleaning their teeth.
  • Tripe contains Omega 3 and Omega 6 fatty acids which are essential for a healthy skin and coat.
  • The vitamins and amino acids are in large part what gives your dogs and cats energy and spunk and green tripe has those to spare.
  • Green tripe is an excellent source of probiotics due to the large numbers of helpful microorganisms contained within the digestive tract.
  • Tripe is also good for dogs and cats suffering from sensitive stomachs and maladies such as Irritable Bowel Syndrome and Inflammatory Bowel Disease.

Green tripe is an incredibly gentle food. It is often the first thing that raw feeding breeders introduce puppies to (as young as 3 – 4 weeks old).

Often green tripe is confused with white tripe which is for human consumption. Tripe for humans is put through a cleaning process that removes all the good beneficial bacteria and enzymes that make it so good for your dogs and cats. So after the stomach contents are removed, it is washed then bleached to give it its white colour. It now lacks all the good bacteria that make green tripe nearly the perfect food for your dogs and cats.

So what about the smell? Tripe does have a strong smell, no question about it; it varies slightly from barnyard odour to a more pungent smell. Its smell is down to what the ruminant was eating prior to slaughter. However, the smell will not hang round for long because as soon as you place it in front of your dogs and cats it will be gone in seconds!

For more information check out https://www.dogsnaturallymagazine.com/the-stink-on-tripe/

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