It’s not just us humans who enjoy our venison - it’s also growing in popularity with... pets! Mountain River is supplying venison to a number of pet food manufacturers who are producing top quality venison food for cats and dogs.
This is in response to the growing trend of pet owners demanding a higher quality diet for their furry friends. Dogs and cats are carnivores and thrive on meat; their bodies aren’t designed to digest carbohydrates like grains, soy, corn, potatoes, wheat and rice. So raw meat products like venison are on the rise.
What’s more - as like humans, the more nutrition and quality food that pets ingest, the lesser the vet/doctor bills! The humanisation of pets has opened doors to a whole industry for venison producers.
One pet food company making a difference is Ziwi Ltd.
While they’re not exclusively using Mountain River Venison, they are a great example of a growing New Zealand company who are using venison well.
Ziwi Pets are proud to have over 95% fresh meat, organs, bone and seafood in all of their air-dried products. The remainder of the recipe consists of essential vitamins and minerals, natural kelp, parsley, chicory insulin & lecithin for a complete & balanced diet.
Ziwi products are also:
100% Sourced From New Zealand Ethical Farming
Air-Dried For Superior Nutrition
Free Range, Grass Fed Farming
No Grains, Sugars or Glycerins
No Antibiotics Or Growth Promotants
Ziwi Pets Founder, Peter J Mitchell, is keen for farmers to reinvest in venison:
“We can’t put everything into dairy farms and there is far too much beef around, it’s not what the market wants. The humanising of pets isn’t going away and the demand for meat-based products is increasing.”
Mountain River is proud to supply venison to companies like Ziwi who are making a difference and realise the need for higher quality meat products - for both human and pet.