Meet Lucy Barclay, owner of Natural NZ Pet Food & Treats
Lucy Barclay, the owner of Natural NZ Pet Food & Treats, has always been an animal lover and a food lover. Lucy worked as a private chef on super-yachts whilst travelling the world. And after returning to New Zealand in 2005, a series of events led her to combine her two passions.
One of Lucy’s dogs, Hutch, had skin problems but after feeding him raw pet food he no longer needed Prednisone (a synthetic corticosteroid drug). In the process of switching her pets to a healthy diet, Lucy discovered the majority of mass-produced pet foods consist of slaughterhouse offal and grains mixed with hormones, preservatives, fillers and by-products that offer little nutritional value.
All Lucy’s cats and dogs experienced first-hand the benefits of raw food, but she found the cost unsustainable in the long term. After talking to a friend, Lucy discovered Maranui – which is pet food consisting of natural, real meat. Lucy then became an agent for Maranui and starting offering their products to others.
Today, through Natural NZ Pet Food & Treats Lucy only offers New Zealand made and manufactured pet foods containing ingredients that are as close to their natural state as possible. Lucy is passionate about making people aware that most commercial pet foods don’t meet their pet’s nutritional needs and don’t enhance their everyday life or longevity. Luckily you can find many healthy alternatives on this website.