Bex Hill is the founder of The Pet Bistro. The dog food idea was born from health concerns for Lilly the families first pet. As a puppy Lilly came home from the pet store with a free months’ worth of kibble ( dog biscuits) it seemed like a bargan at the time, however Lily often had diarrhoea and was constantly scratching herself and visits to the Vet found no solution. One day over a cup of tea Bex started looking closely at the ingredient list on the dog food Lilly was eating – it was a large commercial brand, very expensive, readily available at Pet Stores and Vets across NZ, and cleverly marketed on TV. What she found in the ingredient list shocked her – meat meal, artificial colours, flavours, preservatives, synthetic vitamins and the list goes on. Bex started thinking this is not what dogs would naturally eat in the wild and realized that our best friends – our dogs were not designed to be eating a hard brown ball called kibble ( dog biscuits) that sit on a shelf for months in supermarkets, vet and pet stores and it was this thought that compelled her to start making Lily a new diet.
Bex researched, designed and created a varied, healthy nutritious diet for Lilly using only things dogs would naturally forage for in the wild such as fresh vegetables and fruits, berries and herbs and added human grade meat so that it was far better quality than anything on the market today.
After Lilly’s new real food diet began the change in her wellbeing was incredible. Her previous health issues disappeared almost immediately, since that day The Pet Bistro has been serving friends and families dogs watching changes in skin conditions reverse, allergies disappear, coats become shinier, and dental issues disappear. The outstanding success of Bex’s menu range which was created just for Lilly then became the catalyst for The Pet Bistro and is now available to the discerning Pet parents who truly love their pets as one of their family, after all why should we be the only ones eating healthy?