About us

Zealandia (established 2010) ethically sources unique, healthy and ultra premium pet foods from across New Zealand and makes them available to the world. As New Zealand is a strong exporter of quality human consumption meat, it is able to provide a sustainable base of human-grade by-products to enrich the diet of any animal. We offer a range of functional and biologically correct, moist pet food for cats and dogs, and also a 100% natural range of air-dried pet treats designed for training and dental health.

Stuart Taylor

Stuart Taylor

Stuart is responsible for export sales, strategic planning and product development. He has over 10 years of experience in the online, pet food and enterprise sectors and has worked with the company since inception. Pets, especially cats and dogs, have always been an important part of his life and it is only fitting that Stuart can now develop and promote products within the pet industry focusing on quality and nutrition.

Andrew Burch

Andrew Burch

Andrew is responsible for European sales, financial planning and managing key-client relationships. He has over 10 years’ experience in the online, pet food and marketing sectors and has worked with the company since inception. Andrew has a passion for technology and innovation which is why he thinks working at Zealandia is so exciting, breaking new ground in the pet food industry. He is based in London, United Kingdom.

Skye

Skye

Skye is a 4 year old miniature Poodle and is an award winning ex-show dog, now the Head of Dog Food tasting at Zealandia! She has a very gentle and well-behaved nature, until it is time to play. She just loves playing fetch in the garden although she does not always like to give the ball back so easily. Skye has always been fed Zealandia Canine, and her health and energy levels have always been excellent, and physique ideal.

Hercules

Hercules

Hercules is a British Shorthair and is Head of Cat Food tasting. He likes watching pigeons in the sun safely from behind plated glass, hiding in any kind of briefly abandoned box and sleeping during the day especially on his favourite chair. Hercules is a key part of our product development team based in London, United Kingdom. He appreciates to be fed the Zealandia Feline range which keeps him alert, happy and healthy.

About our ethos

We strongly believe that pets deserve a high quality of protein in their diet and a good quality life in general. At Zealandia we promote pet health, exercise and above all a quality diet. Additionally, we believe that suppliers should be held accountable for the quality of ingredients that they provide in our value chain. We ensure that each supplier is heavily vetted and checked before we commit to purchasing their ingredients.

Each farm animal in New Zealand, by law is required to be treated equally to each other when in the care of farmers. This accountability on the individual farmer has improved the life of all farm animals in particular young bobby calves. All our ingredients are traceable back to individual farms which provides a completely transparant approach to what ingredients you are feeding your pet.

Our business hours

Monday

9am - 6pm NZ & UK

Tuesday

9am - 6pm NZ & UK

Wednesday

9am - 6pm NZ & UK

Thursday

9am - 6pm NZ & UK

Friday

9am - 6pm NZ & UK

Saturday

9am - 6pm NZ & UK

Sunday

9am - 6pm NZ & UK

Our philosophy

We ensure that all our ingredients are sourced from quality farmers and suppliers that are registered with the New Zealand Government's Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI). It would almost certainly shock the average consumer to know that they are usually feeding their pet, products with often as little as 4% real meat and organs, from questionable sources. Often the reason why pet food can be supplied extremely cheaply is because the farm animals that are providing the protein are keep in poor conditions and health.

At Zealandia we ensure that each of our ingredients are ethically sourced from farms across New Zealand that adhere to government standards. All our suppliers undergo regular visits and spot checks from the New Zealand Government's Ministry of Primary Industries (MPI). These regular quality control measures are one reason why New Zealand is internationally well-respected for the quality of meat produced. A happy, healthy animal produces better quality meat.

It really is truly frightening what is in pet food today. Not only the questionable protein sources but the added chemicals and preservatives that ensures this protein stays fresh. Then there's the flavourings to help your pet decide that they want to eat it. Also there are ingredients which shouldn't even be fed to your pet, like grain for example. A dog's digestive system has been designed to process meat so can cause long-term health problems when a dog is repeatedly fed grain and food with added chemicals and preservatives. They then develop allergic reactions to food that you think would be safe.

We source natural products to ensure that our pets and yours receive the diet that nature intended. Our moist dog and cat food contains ingredients that are beneficial to your pet's health. These 'functional' ingredients include Green-Lipped Mussel Extract beneficial for joints and Coenzyme Q10 that assists in brain health. Our pet treats are 100% natural, using only air-dried meat, tendon and bone. These treats have been designed to help naturally with dental health by removing built up plaque and tartar. Above all, our pet foods and treats are what your animal craves as it is as close to as what nature intended, and is the best alternative to a raw food diet.

All of our ingredients can be traced right back to the individual farm that they were produced in. This level of transparency in the pet trade is a real innovation that others will sure to follow. We believe that it is important to know exactly where each ingredient comes from, as it places a duty of care with the supplier to continuously improve welfare conditions for their livestock. We have found a shift in consumers' attitudes towards traceability and Zealandia would like to emphasise this.

There is often clever marketing messages directed towards human food so it makes sense that this trend will eventually be mirrored in the pet food industry. At Zealandia we only source quality ingredients and are proud to say that we are taking a different approach to pet food. By knowing the source of each ingredient we can confirm that the products are free-range, free from antibiotics, free from hormonal growth promotants and free from any ruminant supplementary feeds. It is important to us also that farmers employ sustainable land use practices, comply with animal welfare requirements and possess a solid understanding of natural pastoral systems.

Zealandia is available in all good pet food shops and vet clinics across the UK, Japan, Singapore, Netherlands, Belgium, Taiwan & the UAE.