Find answers to our most frequently asked questions below.
Meat Mates is made in New Zealand from real ingredients, because your best mate deserves the best!
100% Complete & Balanced, Meat Mates products are formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by the AAFCO Nutrient Profiles for cats and dogs all life stages, excluding growth of large size dogs (70lb or more as an adult).
The nutritional information for each product can be found on each product page. Simply click Nutritional Information on the product that you are looking at and the information will appear.
Feeding guides for each product can be found on their product page. Simply click Feeding Guide and information will appear.
All of our ranges contain the same nutritious recipe with absolutely no fillers such as grains, cereals and starches. They are offered in different formats so you can pick the option that best suits you and your pet.
We suggest mixing water to the freeze dried food when feeding for added hydration but it is completely up to you and your pet’s personal preference. Fresh water should be available for your pet at all times.
All Meat Mates Freeze-Dried product packages contain a non-edible oxygen absorber. We include them in our product packaging to help reduce the oxygen level to ensure that our shelf-stable food is at optimum freshness when opened.
These small, silver sealed packets, marked “Do Not Eat”, contain the following ingredients;
Iron - 60-85%
Magnesium Chloride - less than 1%
Carbon - less than 1%
Silica Dioxide - 15-40%
Oxygen absorber packets start to work and absorb oxygen as soon as they are packed into the bag of food. Once the bag is opened and the absorber packet is exposed to oxygen, it loses its effect and can be discarded.
We recommend storing our product out of temptations way, in a cool, dry space like a cupboard. Once opened, we recommend removing and disposing of the oxygen absorber to reduce the risk of accidental ingestion.
In the case of accidental ingestion and as a precaution, please contact animal poison control or your veterinarian, especially if your pet is under 15 lbs / 6.5 kg.
We’re pleased to confirm that all of our Meat Mates are BPA-free.
We're now shipping directly to New Zealand. For customers outside of New Zealand, please view our Find a Retailer page for your closest stockist.