{"@context":"https:\/\/schema.org","@type":"Product","name":"About Us","description":"Welcome to\n\n\n\t\t\t\t\t\n\t\t\t\t\n\t\t\t\t\t\n\t\t\t\t\t\tMike, Bev and Monty\u2019s story\u2026\n\n\n\t\t\t\t\t\n\t\t\t\t\n\t\t\t\t\t\n\t\t\t\t\t\t\n\n\t\t\t\t\t\n\t\t\t\t\n\t\t\t\t\t\n\t\t\t\t\t\tMike, Bev and Monty\u2019s story\u2026\nMonty was a surprise to everyone, most of all Mike. \u00a0One day I turned up at his work and held up this little ball of fluff and said. \u00a0\u201cI\u2019ve done something you won\u2019t like.\u201d \u00a0Mike\u2019s 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.\nThe shop where I got Monty had been giving him \u2018expensive\u2019 vet approved dry food\u00a0and\u00a0I couldn\u2019t understand why he could clear a room with his wind and that his poops were runny.\nWhilst 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\u00a0and within days we could breath again. \u00a0Monty took to it like a duck to water.\nRead more\r\n\r\nWhen we came home we looked for a supplier whose meat\u00a0didn\u2019t\u00a0include preservatives, additives or grains and found Carnivoro an MPI licenced company providing premium wild raw meat blends based on the Prey Model Diet.\r\n\r\nMonty has been on raw for 4 years now (well all his life really) and still loves it. \u00a0No more room clearing wind, his poops are smaller and well formed, he has great muscle tone, great breath and a silky coat. \u00a0He has an awesome temperament and we can take him anywhere. We attribute this to his body being healthy inside and out.\r\n\r\nWe now have gained another dog,\u00a0two cats and two kittens, all of them on raw and all of them very healthy.\r\n\r\nI truly believe that correct raw feeding is the way to go, but don\u2019t take my word for it, let your cats and dogs try it and find out for yourself.\r\n\r\n\n\n\t\t\t\t\t\n\t\t\t\t\n\t\t\t\t\t\n\t\t\t\t\t\tWe aim to provide friendly advice, information and on-going support in\n natural feeding solutions for the health and\u00a0well being\u00a0of your cats and dogs\n\n\n\t\t\t\t\t\n\t\t\t\t\n\t\t\t\t\t\n\t\t\t\t\t\tWhat Rebecca Bear, a former Vet has to say\n\n\n\t\t\t\t\t\n\t\t\t\t\n\t\t\t\t\t\n\t\t\t\t\t\t\n\n\t\t\t\t\t\n\t\t\t\t\n\t\t\t\t\t\n\t\t\t\t\t\tI am so pleased to be able to give a testimonial for raw feeding with Bev and Mike\u2019s fabulous raw food products (The Cats & Dogs Dinner Company).\nFor 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!\nRead More\r\n\r\nI trained as a veterinarian in the late \u201890s and worked in both NZ and the UK at a time when conventional wisdom taught us that commercially prepared dry food (especially premium brands) were the healthiest and most cost-effective option for cats and dogs. I can remember being \u2018wined and dined\u2019 by the pet food companies as a young student and being taught the \u2018science\u2019 of dry food feeding.\r\n\r\nWhilst I have had pets do well on these diets, a good friend I went through vet school with started to talk raw feeding and the theory behind it \u2013 and I eventually started to listen. What tipped the scale for me and led to a different point-of-view, was my understanding of the workings of cat and dogs\u2019 digestion, their requirements as carnivores, and the overuse of cereals in most commercial foods. My understanding is that high cereal meal leads to less-than-optimal stomach acid (and pH), an altered microbiome and digestion. This leads to changes in gut and skin health and immunity \u2013 not ideal!\r\n\r\nMost recently, I have almost completed a PhD at Victoria University and I have enjoyed learning more about critical thinking, \u2018how to learn\u2019 and the research process in the commercial environment. In short, I now really question the \u2018popular science\u2019 around commercial pet food feeding.\r\n\r\nSince the switch to raw feeding, I have seen a big change in our 10-years old cat who was very overweight, sluggish and constantly thirsty on dry food. She has lost 1\/3 of her body weight, her coat has improved, and she has started to hunt!\r\n\r\nWe have a 4-month old kitten who is thriving and growing like a mushroom on a balanced raw food diet.\r\n\r\nRaw feeding is convenient, cost-effective and there is no waste.\r\n\r\nIn addition, I am thrilled with being able to feed a species-appropriate diet to our fur-babies, which is ethically sourced and produced to human grade - and sold with love. I can\u2019t thank Bev and Mike enough for their enthusiasm and passion for The Cats and Dogs Dinner Company and the fabulous products they provide.\r\n\r\nMy family, Jinx and Lily can\u2019t thank you enough\r\n\r\nRebecca Bear\nPostgradDip Sci, BVSc, BSc (Massey)\nPhD Candidate, Victoria University of Wellington\n\n\n\t\t\t\t\t\n\t\t\t\t\n\t\t\t\t\t\n\t\t\t\t\t\tread more testimonials\n\n\t\t\t\t\t\n\t\t\t\t\n\t\t\t\t\t\n\t\t\t\t\t\t\n\n\t\t\t\t\t\n\t\t\t\t\n\t\t\t\t\t\n\t\t\t\t\t\t\n\n\nAbout The Cats and Dogs Dinner Company\nOur names are\u00a0Bev and Mike and we are passionate about animals and their health and well-being.\u00a0Making the experience of purchasing your pets food as pleasurable and informative as possible is what we love to do. We know\u00a0the benefits of raw food are vast\u00a0and look forward to you and your pets gaining all the advantages that our products offer.\n\n\n\n\n\n\t\t\t\t\t\n\t\t\t\t\n\t\t\t\t\t\n\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\n\t\t\t\t\t\n\n\t\t\t\t\t\n\t\t\t\t\n\t\t\t\t\t\n\t\t\t\t\t\tOPENING TIMES\nMonday 9AM\u20135:30PM\nTuesday 9AM\u20135:30PM\nWednesday 9AM\u20135:30PM\nThursday 9AM\u20135:30PM\nFriday 9AM\u20135:30PM\nSaturday 9AM\u20132PM\nSunday Closed\nCONTACT\nPh\u00a004 233 6600\nM\u00a0027 364 7346\nFree Phone\u00a00800 CATSANDDOGS(228 7263)\n4b Ruapehu Street\nParaparaumu","offers":{"@type":"Offer","price":"0"}}
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Cats and dogs dinner company

Mike, Bev and Monty’s story…

Cats and Dogs

Mike, Bev and Monty’s story…

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.

When we came home we looked for a supplier whose meat didn’t include preservatives, additives or grains and found Carnivoro an MPI licenced company providing premium wild raw meat blends based on the Prey Model Diet.

Monty has been on raw for 4 years now (well all his life really) 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.  He has an awesome temperament and we can take him anywhere. We attribute this to his body being healthy inside and out.

We now have gained another dog, two cats and two kittens, all of them on raw and all of them very healthy.

I truly believe that correct raw feeding is the way to go, but don’t take my word for it, let your cats and dogs try it and find out for yourself.

We aim to provide friendly advice, information and on-going support in
natural feeding solutions for the health and well being of your cats and dogs

What Rebecca Bear, a former Vet 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!

I trained as a veterinarian in the late ‘90s and worked in both NZ and the UK at a time when conventional wisdom taught us that commercially prepared dry food (especially premium brands) were the healthiest and most cost-effective option for cats and dogs. I can remember being ‘wined and dined’ by the pet food companies as a young student and being taught the ‘science’ of dry food feeding.

Whilst I have had pets do well on these diets, a good friend I went through vet school with started to talk raw feeding and the theory behind it – and I eventually started to listen. What tipped the scale for me and led to a different point-of-view, was my understanding of the workings of cat and dogs’ digestion, their requirements as carnivores, and the overuse of cereals in most commercial foods. My understanding is that high cereal meal leads to less-than-optimal stomach acid (and pH), an altered microbiome and digestion. This leads to changes in gut and skin health and immunity – not ideal!

Most recently, I have almost completed a PhD at Victoria University and I have enjoyed learning more about critical thinking, ‘how to learn’ and the research process in the commercial environment. In short, I now really question the ‘popular science’ around commercial pet food feeding.

Since the switch to raw feeding, I have seen a big change in our 10-years old cat who was very overweight, sluggish and constantly thirsty on dry food. She has lost 1/3 of her body weight, her coat has improved, and she has started to hunt!

We have a 4-month old kitten who is thriving and growing like a mushroom on a balanced raw food diet.

Raw feeding is convenient, cost-effective and there is no waste.

In addition, I am thrilled with being able to feed a species-appropriate diet to our fur-babies, which is ethically sourced and produced to human grade – and sold with love. I can’t thank Bev and Mike enough for their enthusiasm and passion for The Cats and Dogs Dinner Company and the fabulous products they provide.

My family, Jinx and Lily can’t thank you enough

Rebecca Bear

PostgradDip Sci, BVSc, BSc (Massey)
PhD Candidate, Victoria University of Wellington

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About The Cats and Dogs Dinner Company

Our names are Bev and Mike and we are passionate about animals and their health and well-being. Making the experience of purchasing your pets food as pleasurable and informative as possible is what we love to do. We know the benefits of raw food are vast and look forward to you and your pets gaining all the advantages that our products offer.

OPENING TIMES

Monday 9AM–5:30PM
Tuesday 9AM–5:30PM
Wednesday 9AM–5:30PM
Thursday 9AM–5:30PM
Friday 9AM–5:30PM
Saturday 9AM–2PM
Sunday Closed

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