"They can't get enough of it!"
Hi there, both our dogs love the NOW Fresh!! They can’t get enough of it we have a 6 month old Rottweiler named Bandit and a 1.5 year old tea cup Pomeranian named Bailey.
Where do I start?
Both Bailey and Bandit were eating Science Diet previously... They were doing alright. Bailey has had numerous problems with feeding: she was either being super fussy struggling to get the energy that she needed along or was throwing up almost everything she ate. Be it mince, wet food, milk and the Science Diet range referred to us by our vets.
We tried Science Diet Toy Breed Puppy food, Sensitive and Toy Breed Adult. She would refuse to eat it, occasionally nibbling on a biscuit or two but genuinely starve herself for days on end and was really lethargic.
Bandit has not had problems like Bailey, but was not over keen on the food. I was concerned that if the food was not good enough for Bailey – a Pomeranian that would fit on the palm of your hand – then how could Science Diet support what my Rottweiler would require for healthy growth. So while they were both on Science Diet I decided to start investigating dog food and found that it appeared that most of the dog foods on the market were the same rubbish plus some vitamins.
Now, if humans can’t replace a healthy diet with Centrum etc. why should our furry friends replace a healthy diet with grain and vitamins?
Then I heard about NOW Fresh on the radio so decided to do some research and track some samples down.
Bandit loved the sample and so we went and tracked down the big bag of NOW Fresh Large Breed Puppy from Nose To Tail in Albany and now both Bailey and Bandit are on that. Both dogs have had significant improvement in their coats, energy levels and general well-being. Bailey is a new dog: full of beans, fluffy, soft, playful and eating like a little piglet. And best of all no vomiting her food up. Bandit is thriving on the NOW Fresh: he is loving meal times and scoffing it all up along with a much shinier black coat and loads of energy.
We rate NOW Fresh with a 10/10 score and are currently on our 2nd 11.34kg bag. Thank you so much for your help with the sample and stockist list!! Please keep NOW Fresh coming to NZ!
Daniel CarterBailey & Bandit's Testimonial
"Real chunks of veggies, turkey, and trout"
Hi there, my name is Barley. My humans rescued me about two years ago. You can imagine how scared I was when they brought me home. I hid a lot and didn’t have much of appetite - that was until they offered me GO! Fit + Free Chicken Turkey Trout Stew. It was just the comfort food I needed with real chunks of veggies, turkey, and trout. I loved GO! so much that my humans started feeding me the GO! Fit + Free Chicken Turkey Duck kibble too. Now I am a happy and healthy boy!
Purrs from BarleyBarley's testimonial
"I couldn't be happier with this food."
I have been fostering cats and kittens for 5 years. Many come in with poor health, being either under weight, have skin and eye infections, vomiting and diarrhea. To help fast track each rescue back to good health a diet high in nutrients, with zero artificial additives and is grain free is essential, and the NOW Fresh range offers that. The pre- and probiotics make all the difference in supporting their digestion and the omega oils provide just what they need to develop their immune systems, resulting in soft, glossy coats, healthy skin and bright and alert animals. I couldn't be happier with this food.
Beki MilliganBeki's Testimonial
Cat Rescue Christchurch
"15 years old and doing great!"
I thought you might be interested in photos of Blaine, Ch Blainefield of Gartferry. He is now 15 years old, still enjoying life, even though he has slowed down and got a bit of arthritis in his front leg. He really enjoys playing with Keilah his gg niece, I think it keeps him young.
I think he is doing great, and has been fed on GO! Sensitivity + Shine.
Gartferry CairnsBlaine's testimonial
"It is really good to have such high quality cat foods to choose from."
Our boy ‘Bumble’ is a rehouse cat. He came to us having had some health issues including crystals. He eats both NOW Fresh and GO! cat biscuits as well as the GO! canned foods and more recently I have introduced him to the NUTRIPE canned food, which he has taken to with gusto! It is really good to have such high quality cat foods to choose from. I love that I can feed both biscuits and canned foods offering high quality ingredients and he is thriving ! Bumble thanks you.
Alec, AucklandBumble's Testimonial
"I TRIED SIX DIFFERENT BRANDS, AND HE PREFERS NOW!"
I am writing to you today to say thank you for making a wonderful healthy dog food.
I received a sample of your new NOW Fresh Small Breed dog food. I have tried about 6 different brands and my Shih Tzu, Charlie, would not eat them unless I added something to them. I opened the NOW Fresh and he finished all the food in his bowl - and was looking for more! He now can't wait until his next meal.
Thank you so much for making myself and Charlie happy!Charlie's Testimonial
"GO! Duck for Connor + GO! Chicken for Abbie!"
Connor is 10 years old now and has had a very hard time finding a food that he didn't throw up. When Rach at Henderson Vets started stocking the GO! Sensitivity + Shine Duck dog food we jumped at the chance to try it. As Connor is allergic to chicken and beef we were finding it hard to find something he could digest. He is thriving on the GO! Duck and has put weight on and for first time in years his coat is soft and full. He has suffered with dry flaky skin and rough coat nearly all his life.Abbie is three years this month and has a very hard time finding a diet that would maintain her weight until Brett and Rach at Henderson Vets suggested the GO! Daily Defence Chicken dog food and we found a winner. She has energy and a wonderful coat and her attention span which was flighty at best has improved to the point that I thought I better work her to stop the darling being bored!
Connor + Abbie's Testimonial
"I cannot express how much it means to have a moderate protein, moderate fat food!"
Thanks so much for providing a safe, quality, moderate protein, grain free dog kibble. I've done extensive research on dog food and truly mean it when I say that your kibble is #1 to both me and my Lab. It's like no other. The kibble is big enough that Cooper can chew it rather than choke on it (he hates the itty bitty kibbles). And Cooper hasn't once turned up his nose to a bowl of NOW Fresh - an issue we had with a variety of other kibbles for the first 4 years of his life.
I cannot express how much it means to me to have a moderate protein, grain free kibble for my Lab. Don't change a thing - I love what you keep OUT of your kibble and my Cooper Dawg loves what you keep IN the kibble. The label is easy to read and so is your website. Thank you!
"NZ's oldest dog? She's a GO! dog!"
My name is Daisy Louise, I am a Schnauzer mixed breed “whose mother played up...”!
I was born in February 1992, in Henderson, West Auckland and have had an amazing life. I have lived in Australia, starred in music videos and have become the mascot of antique store Just Plane Interesting in Auckland's Oratia. I have been in the newspaper too! Check it out here.
At almost 23 years old, I may be NZ’s oldest dog!
When Daddy learnt about my food having to be grain free he tried heaps of different ones until he found GO! Now I always have 2 small bags in the car in case we meet up with friends, are running late home or I get the munchies, which is all the time. Dad says I have no teeth and breath like a horse (I wonder how he knows). I do have teeth, just not that many so I have trouble chewing.
I steal the cat’s food which is also GO! The vet says that’s not good for me and to stop it but I am deaf “CANT HEAR YOU, BRETT!”
Today I went there to the vet and found out some changes are happening to my voice box, I can’t bark no more but a good yelp tells Daddy its GO! time.
We have been struggling to find a good canned food or one that I will eat - I am so fussy - so I am looking forward to trying the GO! canned food.
When Daddy is asked how come I have lived so long, he says it is because I eat good food!Daisy Louise xx
Daisy Louise's Testimonial
"He loves the taste!"
I wanted to start my kitten Diego out on the best kind of food and with my dog already doing so well on NOW Fresh Kitten food it was a no-brainer to use the same range for cats.
He loves the taste and is bright, bouncy and has a beautiful shiny coat too. It feels so good feeding my pets a food that I feel confident offers only the best for them.
"Folly overcame food intolerance on GO! and NOW Fresh"
My young rescue dog Folly had a terrible worm burden as a puppy and as such has had problems with food tolerance. I am extremely fussy about what my dogs are fed, and as she is unable to tolerate raw feeding, I needed to find a kibble that was top of the range. She has done extremely well on several of the GO! and NOW Fresh products and I highly recommend them.
Emily, AucklandFolly's Testimonial
"We gave him NOW Fresh Grain Free cat food and he loved it!"
Over the years we tried several different types of cat food, but our incredibly finicky cat refused to eat them. The only food he would eat was grocery store dry cat food, but we noticed that this food often made him vomit.We wanted him to be eating a food that contained higher quality ingredients that would be easier on his digestive system, especially now that he is twelve years old.When we gave him NOW Fresh Grain Free Adult cat food he loved it! The small kibble size makes it easy for him to chew and he loves the turkey flavour of the food. He has overcome his pickiness and rarely develops hairballs like he did before. We have noticed that his fur is shiny, soft and healthy. He has also maintained a healthy weight, whereas before he was slightly overweight.We like that the food is grain free and that it contains fresh human grade ingredients. We feel good about feeding him a quality pet food with superior ingredients that help keep him healthy in his senior years. We highly recommend Petcurean’s foods to our friends and family.
"She is no longer gassy!"
We adopted Haley in 2009 from the local SPCA. She was a sweet wee cat who was missing an eye, drooled a lot and had a bit of a flatulence problem. We were instantly in love with her.We figured her flatulence was a result of the stress of being found as an injured stray, having a stay at the shelter, having surgery to remove her eye and finding a new home to adapt to. Ultimately, we decided that she was simply a gassy – but happy – cat.
After we heard about the GO! Sensitivity + Shine Freshwater Trout + Salmon cat food, we were keen to start her on it. After only a short time on the food, she is no longer gassy! And her coat is beautifully silky too, as a result of this great food.
"Best choice for us!"
Having a dog with skin troubles we searched for a brand with no preservatives and cheap fillers. When we came across GO! and NOW Fresh foods we checked out the NOW Fresh Large Breed recipes and really liked the analysis. For our breed and the rapid growth over the first year the fat/calcium/phosphorus and protein levels should be just right and finding a grain free one that first ingredient wasn't something-meal sounded even better.
We decided to try it - skin troubles in our cattle dog disappeared in weeks and has never returned. Our puppies are weaned onto NOW Fresh Large Breed Puppy food, loving the taste and it makes our job easier cleaning up their messes. I was complimented on my girls coat at a show recently the judge was taken by how soft and silky it was, I put that down to the food she eats.
Heidi, Vadi Anatolians
"GO! is perfect for Hugo's sensitive digestive system!"
Before I discovered GO!, I spent hundreds of dollars trying to find a premium food that would suit my fussy Ragdoll's sensitive digestive system. He was on prescription food to keep his guts stable while we slowly tried to wean him onto normal food - but every time we tried a new brand, he would either get appalling gut problems no matter how slowly it was introduced, or he simply wouldn't eat it.
The very day that I was about to throw in the towel and accept that Hugo would need to be on prescription food for the rest of his life, I discovered GO! I bought a bag and to my profound relief he not only ate it, but it was easy on his digestive system as well. Before long, both Hugo and Decoy were on a diet of GO! and it's been smooth sailing ever since. Hugo's digestion is completely fine, both cats are at a very healthy weight and have incredibly soft coats, with good teeth and no stinky breath. It's been so great to find a top quality food that both cats love - I can't recommend Petcurean products enough.
Tanya , Lower HuttHugo & Decoy's Testimonial
"Jessie loves NOW Fresh and what a change in her coat!!"
Since 4th of July my vet has put my dog Jessie on NOW Fresh Grain Free Small Breed and boy does Jessie love it! I am not kidding the food is gone within 5 minutes - she used to be a picky eater. She is so happy and looks forward to her meal times.Also her coat has gone really soft and like silk when stroking her! Her coat was dry and had dandruff flakes when I brushed and combed her now none at all - it is so soft now. I didn't expect any coat changes for four weeks but oh already (after two weeks) her coat is so much nicer and softer! Also very minimal itching on it, occasional pink ears but not like it used to be!
"He only comes home for dinner!"
Joey has only been on the NOW Fresh Adult cat food for a few short weeks, but the difference it has made is awesome. He seems happy, alert and healthy – but he only comes home for dinner and then he’s back out on his next adventure!
"GO! is the best for my cats!"
Recently I spent much time researching and trying new cat foods. I have two 16 year old female cats, one of which is diabetic. I also have a 1 year old neutered male cat. I was searching for a cat food that was more natural for cats requirements, and also one that they would all eat - for obvious reasons.
After two weeks of trial and error, they all are now on the GO! Fit + Free Chicken Turkey Duck cat food. The best thing about this is that the older cats are so much better on it, the diabetic one had a blood test last week and her readings were "normal" for the first time in months. I am very happy to have found a grain free diet for all my cats.
Karen, AucklandKaren's Testimonial
"Best nutrition we could give them"
In our household eating a healthy diet and getting regular exercise is a high priority. So it was only logical when we got our two Bengal cats to look for a food that would provide them with the best nutrition that we could give them. We have found that in the GO! recipes from Petcurean. We like that GO! has a high meat content and is grain free - better suited to a cat’s natural digestive requirements. We feed the cats both the canned food and the dry food and to say they love it is an understatement! In fact we now have a problem - they will not eat anything else!
Luke and Leia's testimonial
"No more reflux on GO!"
Just to let you know, I used part of the bag I got from you at NorWest as treats to test out whether the boys like them. 100% LOVED them.
My agility dog, Luke, has been having big issues with reflux-type reactions. I stopped the roll I have been using and changed to actual meat. This made a little difference. After a few days on the GO! Fit + Free Adult dog food, he is back to normal. I had been giving him some homeopathic remedies, and have been able to stop them.
I will be switching all the boys onto the GO! Fit + Free as soon as my old bag is finished!Kathryn, Tuakau
"NOW Fresh Grain Free has already made a big difference!"
Meet Mac, a 13 year old West Highland Terrier, who I took in when his elderly owner could no longer look after him. Kath at Nose To Tail dog wash in Albany had been helping to find a new home for Mac. I couldn’t resist and Mac joined my family. At the time he was a very sad-looking old man who just plodded along. He had the most awful skin condition – large patches of scaley, hard scabs, bald spots and where there was fur, greasy and stringy looking coat. He was also overweight.I decided that getting Mac into tiptop shape was going to be my new project. I immediately put Mac onto the NOW Fresh Senior + Weight Management formula, both to get him onto a grain free diet (to see if that would help his skin condition) and to help him lose some weight.It’s only been a month, but Mac’s health has rapidly improved. He has increased energy levels and now has a spring in his step. His skin and coat are almost back to normal. There are still a couple of bare patches but the improvement in just a few short weeks is phenomenal. And Mac’s waistline has shrunk by almost 4cm!Amanda, Auckland
"Thank you for supplying a healthy food for our dog!"
We have had dogs for 30 years and been involved with guide dogs for many years. Diet has always been high on our list of priorities – both for our dogs and for our family. Our dog Manu is now 18 months old and is by far our healthiest looking dog, he is strong, never sick, perfect weight and a very shiny coat.
He was started on GO! dog food at 7 weeks old and will remain on that for life. Thank you for supplying a healthy food for our dog.
"I like to feed her only the best and it certainly shows!"
She’s a very spoiled little Bullie but I like to feed her only the best and it certainly shows in her coat, her beautiful disposition, not to mention her liveliness! Millie is 6 months old now and thriving on her tucker!
I’d also like to congratulate the company on the amazing delivery... it arrives the following day which is unheard of up here in the Waitakere Ranges. Many thanks for such wonderful service.
"NUTRIPE gives us peace of mind that he has all the nutrients he needs!"
Milo is our 3 year old toy Cavoodle. Unfortunately he developed IBD a year ago following a severe bout of gastroenteritis and colitis (our vet suspected it may have been some caused by raw food going off one hot summer). Since then he has had an extremely icky stomach and even the most natural, grain free, and sensitive dry kibble results in mucusy bloody stools.
Our vet recommended boiled plain chicken, which we have been preparing for the little guy for the past 4 months. While he does seem to tolerate plain chicken really well, we became concerned that he was missing many of the vital nutrients usually found in pet foods, all of which he could no longer tolerate.
Our vet then recommend NUTRIPE Lamb + Green Lamb Tripe Dog Food, and since we had nothing left to lose we decided to give it a go. To our delight and his (he got pretty sick of chicken) not only did Milo love the stuff (he would push the plain chicken out of the bowl to get at the NUTRIPE!) but he did not have runny poo afterwards. So then we asked the lovely people at Healthy Pet Foods for a sample of the NUTRIPE Green Lamb Tripe, since we wanted to increase his intake of tripe as that has been thought to improve IBD. They sent us a sample and he really liked that as well!
The latest recipe we are trying is the NUTRIPE Venison + Green Lamb Tripe which we have heard is also low allergenic compared to beef, and so far so good - he loves that too! So now we can feed him on at least three different varieties of NUTRIPE, which he is very pleased about. We still bulk boil some plain chicken and have now been able to introduce boiled giblets to his diet, but the NUTRIPE remains far more convenient then cooking our own pet food, and gives us peace of mind that he has all the nutrients he needs.
Mike, AucklandMilo's Testimonial
"With previous cats we had always just fed any old supermarket brand."
We got Miss Louise from the SPCA a couple of years back. As a young kitten she had already had a rough start to life. Living on the streets, Mothered by a known stray, she was lucky to have been taken in and given a better chance at life.
With previous cats we had always just fed any old supermarket brand, but after researching pet food ingredients (shocking!) and knowing we had to give this young girl the best we could to make up for her rocky beginning, we finally started looking at natural & healthy alternatives.
We found GO! Sensitivity + Shine Freshwater Trout + Salmon cat food. She loves it!! and we love knowing that she is being fed the absolute best without any bad ingredients! She is now thriving and has the most beautiful shiny coat. She comes running for every meal time.
We also give her a variety of GO! canned foods and recently we discovered the NUTRIPE range. It gives her so many more flavours to choose from and still the same great quality!
Shirley, AucklandMiss Louise's Testimonial
"Search and Rescue dog finds relief with GO!"
I just wanted to let you know how impressed I am with the GO! Sensitivity + Shine Salmon that you recommended for Neo, one of our search + rescue dogs. Neo has had terrible stinky skin, continuous foot/grass allergies and now is onto having continuous ear infections. He needs to put on weight - has always been a skinny working dog.After only 3 days of being on the GO! food his coat no longer looked or felt greasy. Even my husband said that he thought Neo had about 50% more energy too.Have to also say, that after using the food for a week now, Neo's feet are no longer red and irritated. Normally he would have been back on homeopathic remedy for his feet allergy this past week (previously it has been week on, week off the remedy), but he hasn't needed it and there is no sign of needing to use it in the near future.Tania, Auckland
"Her ear infection has gone!!"
I was in contact with you last November about our German Shepherd Oki. She had chronic ear infections, which led to surgery to remove her inner right ear. We were fighting to save her left ear when I contacted you.The great news is, her ear infection has gone!! We can’t believe it - after many expensive vet visits and daily treatment with her crying and shaking her head in pain when we touched around her ear. We are now convinced it was due to food allergies and have told many people that your help and the GO! Sensitivity + Shine range has made all the difference for her. We are so happy and Oki is too! Thank you so much. On your advice we stopped all treats (this was hard!) and only give her a spoonful of canned salmon on top of her dry food each meal. She loves it!
"Great success with GO! Salmon"
Ollie and Tyler have been eating GO! Sensitivity + Shine Salmon dog food as their main diet for the last 3 years. Ollie has always had problems with his skin and allergies which has resulted in constant ear infections and eye ulcers. Our previous vet had him tested for all sorts of eye/ear problems with no avail to the cause of these reactions. Not to mention a lot of expense!We changed vets for a second opinion and Liza from Holistic Vets said that diet could be a major factor. She recommended trying GO! and we have never looked back. Both Ollie and Tyler are on the GO! Sensitivity + Shine Salmon recipe. With great success we are convinced his problems were diet related and we are so happy to have the option to feed him a great diet with everything that he needs. After 3 years of eating the diet they still love it.It is my pleasure to recommend this food, our dogs love it and we are so happy!
Ollie & Tyler's Testimonial
"To have the NUTRIPE to offer up as part of his weekly diet is wonderful."
I introduced my cat Possum to the NUTRIPE flavours recently and they certainly got the paws up! He is already eating the NOW Fresh and GO! food recipes in both kibble and canned options, so to also have the NUTRIPE to offer up as part of his weekly diet is wonderful!! Thank you Healthy Pet Foods.
Jane, AucklandPossum's Testimonial
"New lease on life!"
I just have to tell you what a difference your food has made to our 13 year old Shih Tzu, Putty.
Being older he was lying around and sleeping most of the day. After 4 weeks on your food, he is a different dog! He wants to play and go for walks again – it’s just amazing! Thank you so much!
Lissa, AucklandPutty's Testimonial
"I totally recommend NOW Fresh!"
I have a fussy whippet, Regan, who can go off his food with in days or weeks, which then leads to weight loss and this is not a good look on this breed. I also worry for his health in the long term when he won't eat his food and how does this affect him? Since trying him on NOW Fresh Small Breed dog food, he eats every bite and has continued to do so for the past few months. And another bonus which I didn't expect is that he no longer has terrible gas. I totally recommend NOW Fresh.
"He's in excellent condition and best of all he really likes it!"
Our 3 year old Hungarian Viszla, RJ, has been having the GO! Daily Defence Chicken dog food for the last year. He's quite a fussy eater and red meat based products really didn't agree with him! Since starting on this product he's now in excellent condition and best of all he really likes it. Great product, thanks!Nicky
"NOW Fresh had everything in it and more!"
I rescued my Rough Collie, Romy two years ago and the previous owners only feed him once a day on chicken frames and cheap dog roll from the supermarket. He was going to the toilet at least 10 times a day!
I tired numerous types of food, beef and chicken - it didn't agree with him and went right through him, which lead to diarrhoea. I never considered that it may be the grains in the food that maybe causing the sensitive stomach.
I was looking for a fresh, healthy food that covered everything from healthy joints to increased immunity with probiotics, with no byproducts or artificial preservatives.
I did a lot of research on the Web and only looked at the 5 star rating dog food. NOW Fresh was one of these 5 star food - and they offered free samples.
NOW Fresh had everything in it that I was looking for and more! Including zero grains.
My dog absolutely loved the food, gone in a flash. He now doesn't have diarrhoea and doesn't go to the toilet 10 times a day.
My dog had a rough start to his life from the previous owners and missed out on a lot of nutrients, vitamins etc. So I'm hoping I can try to reverse this by only giving him the best food that's out there. He's my 4 legged family member and he only deserves the best.
"NOW Fresh Senior has helped her pancreatitis and IBD"
Healthy Pet Foods has been very kind and helpful in maintaining the health of our 7 year old Boxer Stanzi. In her first 18 months she was diagnosed with Pancreatitis and IBD. After she became very unwell (unable to tolerate all the vet prescribed diets), I felt her symptoms could be related to her prescribed diet. I decided to try the Now Fresh Grain Free Senior dog food which has a low fat content and minimal allergens. She recovered within the first few days, and has been feeling well for almost 5 years. Thanks so much for your support and interest in keeping her balanced and healthy.
"The difference in my two cats and dog's well-being is remarkable."
Hi, I have been using GO! cat and dog food for several years now and I can honestly say that the difference in my two cats and dog's well-being is remarkable.
Before GO! I fed the cats and dog generic animal foods such as Purina, Champ etc with fresh food thrown in ad hoc. Since using GO! my animals coats have become shinier and thicker: my dog doesn't smell like he used to and the waste is more solid and well formed. The overall improvement in general health has been very pleasing and I will continue to only feed such good quality food to my animals.
Teresa, AucklandTeresa's Testimonial
"We have a happy cat and happy owner!"
Our ginger moggy is a rescue cat from the Canterbury SPCA and right from the start we want to do the very best for him. So we put him on a high brand food which he ate but admittedly he wasn't overly fussed on. After having him for a period of time he had trouble with peeing and the vet informed us he had a bladder infection which could lead to kidney stones.
So after a round of antibiotics, more research about quality cat food and support directly from Healthy Pet foods, we tried GO! dry and wet food. Not only does he love it, he has lost a little bit of excess weight thanks to cutting out the fillers and artificial additives and we haven't had any recurring symptoms for over a year now. Thanks Healthy Pet Foods, we have a happy cat and happy owner!
"Powered by GO! & NOW Fresh"
I first came across Healthy Pet Foods and their dog food products when my first Sheltie, Toonie, was middle aged and not really coping with his diet. When he was a pup, Toonie’s vet recommended Hills Science Diet, but Toonie exhibited little interest in food and had recurring episodes of vomiting and diarrhoea. Over the years I tried a number of different premium brands of kibble that were supposed to suit dogs with food sensitivity issues, to no avail. Although Toonie’s appetite improved on some of them, the food intolerance issue remained, and he was eventually diagnosed as suffering from colitis. One colitis episode was so bad that he require a visit to the after hours weekend vet to be rehydrated.
Then there was the brand that proclaimed itself to be “the best dog food on the planet”, but after some months on that one a routine blood test undertaken before a surgical procedure produced such a truly abnormal result that the vet initially thought Toonie must be experiencing kidney failure. However, after checking out the brand, the vet informed me there were numerous reports of the same thing happening to other dogs that were on that particular food. The best dog food on the planet? I don’t think so!
That was the point at which I discovered GO! Sensitivity and Shine at a flygility tournament, and from then on Toonie’s quality of life vastly improved. The bouts of colitis became a thing of the past, Toonie gained some much-needed weight, his energy levels improved, and there was a noticeable improvement in the condition of his coat. And, after several weeks on it, a repeat of the blood test showed that Toonie’s kidney function was back to well into the normal range.
Powered by GO!, Toonie qualified as a flygility grand champion at the ripe old age of 11, the first small dog to have ever done so in New Zealand. He continued to compete in flygility and agility until he was thirteen and a half, at which point he injured his back while playing with my latest Sheltie, then a pup, at home. In his retirement from dog sports Toonie continued to enjoy long walks and a good quality of life until the day before he died just short of what would have been his sixteenth birthday—and this despite the fact that by then he was on treatment for hypothyroidism and a heart murmur that had become progressively more pronounced.
After Toonie’s life was so dramatically transformed by GO!, it was only natural that I looked to the same company for a suitable food for my most recent Sheltie, Taku. He started out on NOW Fresh Grain Free as a pup, and has been on it continuously since then. Now aged just over four and a half years, Taku is a picture of good health, bursting with energy and sociability, seriously intelligent, and always up for a challenge—all in all, a simply delightful addition to the whanau. Like Toonie, he is actively involved in dog sports and has proven himself to be a natural at flygility. Taku too has recently qualified as a flygility grand champion, becoming just the second small dog to gain that sought-after title.
Toonie & Taku's testimonial
"Within a week his skin cleared up!"
We’ve had our Rottweiler "Turbo" from 8 weeks old and we have always had him on one particular brand of dog food. From the age of about 6 months he developed a rash on his stomach, we put this down to change of season, took him to the vet for some medication and it cleared up. One visit to the vet turned into multiple visits as the rash kept reappearing. It was only when we changed Turbo’s food from the junior biscuits to the adult biscuits that we figured it was the food that was giving him this awful reaction. Within 10 days of being on adult biscuits he developed sores on his stomach. As we got further into the bag of food the sores got worse. They spread from his stomach, up his ribs and onto his face. We realised that the only thing that had changed was his food.
This was when I called Vicki for advice. She was extremely helpful and recommended that we try Turbo on the GO! Sensitivity + Shine range. Within a week of being on these biscuits his skin began to clear up, We couldn’t believe it! The best part was he loved it!! Turbo has always been a grazer, but we put this food in front of him and he won’t leave his bowl until it’s all gone. Thanks to Vicki we now have a happy, healthy dog who is irritation free. I cannot recommend Healthy Pet Foods enough, the team are so full of knowledge and know exactly what pets need within their diet to stay healthy. We will be feeding Turbo GO! Sensitivity + Shine Salmon dog food for a very long time!
Thank you again for all your help!Lauren
"He's always on time for dinner!"
Valli is our 5-year-old rescue cat. He is the strong silent type – who only ever meows when he’s hungry. Since we have been feeding him the NOW Fresh Adult cat food his coat looks great, he is at a perfect body weight/size and he no longer stays out late - he's always on time for dinner!
Graham , AucklandValli's Testimonial