Pet project gets lick of approval

Nicole Fiegert and Mel Harris, with Harry looking on.   Picture: David Baylis        www.communitypix.com.au   d442050
Nicole Fiegert and Mel Harris, with Harry looking on. Picture: David Baylis        www.communitypix.com.au d442050

Mel Harris, of Kalamunda, said the idea to make pet food for her westie-cross pooches Harry and Yody came about after she noticed they were not ageing well.

The dogs were losing their hair and their skin had become inflamed.

After some research she developed a range of home-cooked, wholesome meals that helped her dogs return to good health within three months.

Word spread fast about her pet-diet results and she found her dog meals in demand from friends.

�The problem with store-bought pet foods is that they contain preservatives and other yucky ingredients that build up inside our pets and make them sick,� Mrs Harris said.

She teamed up with friend Nicole Fiegert, of Gooseberry Hill, to extend the fresh pet food range to include gourmet dog and cat biscuits that would not look out of place in a patisserie.

�We only use natural products, human-grade meats and vegetables with brown rice, which we slow cook in a crockpot,� Mrs Fiegert said.

The Top Tails Pet Treats �pick and mix range� is a particular favourite at the Kalamunda Farmers Market on Sundays.

�We really enjoy the community atmosphere at the market and try out new samples on customers� pets who visit regularly,� Mrs Fiegert said.

The gourmet treat collection, temptingly on display as dogs pass by, includes corn muffins, chicken and flaxseed bones and �pupcakes�.

Naturally, on baking day the dog-lovers own pampered pooches are first in line to give the latest treat the lick of approval.