A raw pet food brand founded by two friends after their four dogs developed cancer is now shipping more than 140,000 meals a week.
Mark Scott and Tony Ottley who set up Bella and Duke less than two years ago are now shipping more than 10,000 units a month from their base in Blairgowrie, Perthshire.
The two friends set up the business after they became convinced that processed foods had led to their dogs illnesses.
They offer a range of raw food or kibble options based on the age, size and taste of the customer’s pet.
The meals are shipped frozen and placed directly in the customer’s fridge freezer with each shipment lasting about a month and working out about £1 a day.
The Bella and Duke food comes in a range of options including lamb, beef, chicken, salmon, tripe, white fish, turkey and duck.
The meat ingredients are blended with vegetables and fruits which the pair sat are seasonally adjusted to prevent food intolerance.
All are gluten and grain free and sourced from human grade food factories in the UK.
Co-founder Ottley said: “We are what we eat and it’s exactly the same with dogs.
“Only humans and dogs and cats eat processed food. Every other species eats raw food. Yet so many customers come to us as a last resort because their animals are having health issues.
“What they soon discover is raw food is so much better for their dog and they know we have developed it as dog lovers ourselves,” he claimed.
“We are dog owners feeding our dogs this food so naturally we want to make sure it’s the best food possible for them.
“We’ve been delighted with how Bella & Duke has been received by dog owners. Our journey started with sadness but it’s become something very positive.
He added: “We go to great lengths to ensure our dog food is of the highest possible quality.