A few years back, my dog’s helped pull me out of a really difficult battle with depression.
When I reached the other side, I set out on a mission to make their lives just as happy and as healthy as they’ve made mine, starting with the food they eat.
I began by researching the kibble they ate, and was horrified to learn that what little fresh ingredients were being used were heated to the point where almost all the flavour and nutritional value was getting lost.
This discovery led me to raw feeding which had an immediate effect of their physical health. All of a sudden their eyes were brighter, the coats were glossier and all of their tummy troubles cleared up.
There was just one problem.
Raw feeding is messy, time-consuming to prepare and makes holidaying with your four-legged not much of a holiday at all.
Determined to stick with raw-feeding, I pulled together a team of industry experts and nutritionists and together we developed Ella’s freeze-dried food that is just as nutritionally-sound as the real deal, but without any of the hassle.
Developing Ella & Co has been a true labour of love and I’m so thrilled to share the finished product with you.
Ella is the first dog I ever owned by myself and she has had a huge influence on my adult life. It is largely because of her that I was able to overcome my struggles with mental health and I have since had her registered as a therapy dog, she can provide that same support to others. As a mother and grandmother, she is both the matriarch of our pack and the inspiration for Ella & Co.
Zulu is a big softy at heart, happiest when it’s family movie night and he’s managed to score the best seat in the house. But whether he’s teaching Nala how to wag her tail so fast it spins her round or how to pose for photos… he’s a fantastic daddy and lucky to have him in our life!
Luna is the calmest of all the spaniels and sister to Inka. She recently had a litter of six beautiful little puppies during lockdown. She loves swimming and running but her favourite place in the world is on the beach
Inka is self-titled head of ‘Squirrel Police’ – her life ambition is to make sure all squirrels stay in the trees. She is the naughtiest, full of character and most likely one to steal your lunch!
A Cocker Spaniel in disguise, you can’t help but laugh at Mabel’s puppy-like behaviour, cheeky smile, strange noises and her love for the water. Mabel is a very special member of our pack, being the great-great-granddaughter to our first family dog Tilly (who was also a Golden Retriever).
The daughter of Zulu and Granddaughter of Ella. Nala is growing up fast and learning lots from the rest of the pack. She is already sitting, staying and retrieving on the whistle.
I cannot wait to share many adventures with her and the rest of the pack.