Find out what our experts say about raw feeding...

Natures Menu Vets

At Natures Menu we believe your pets deserve the best diet possible. 

That's why we have our own team of in-house vets and veterinary nurses to help us ensure that our raw and natural meals contain everything needed to keep your cats and dogs fit and healthy.

Read on to find out about our veterinary team and their stories, and why they are so passionate about raw and natural feeding.

Dr Claire Miller BVetMed CertAVP MRCVS

 

Fully qualified Vet Claire is our Veterinary Technical Advisor. She leads on the science behind our products and their development from raw material to our final delicious recipes. She also works closely with several large professional organisations to promote responsible raw feeding across Europe.

Vet Claire Miller

“After spending the first five years of my career as a small animal vet in practice I soon recognised the true value of good nutrition and how often it can be overlooked. It was here I first saw the extraordinary difference raw feeding can make to the health and wellbeing of our much loved pets and I was inspired to learn more.

At Natures Menu I am committed to promoting and upholding the concept of ‘Responsible Raw’. Alongside my team of veterinary professionals, we work hard to ensure the safety, quality and nutritional balance remain at a standard we can be proud of, while continually looking at ways we can improve through vital research.

I feel privileged to get to hear about our success stories each and every day. Pets plagued by a myriad of health concerns have shown truly amazing transformations, often after a long struggle.

Whilst we still have a lot to learn before we can realise the full potential of raw, it has without doubt a very exciting future…”

Melanie Sainsbury RVN MISAP ASS.MEM CBC

Vet nurse Melanie brings over 15 years of experience and helps to promote responsible raw feeding both here and across Europe with CPD and raw feeding events for veterinary practices and organisations. She is an experienced raw feeder and a qualified dog trainer.

Vet Nurse Melanie Sainsbury

"I have worked within veterinary practices for over 15 years and qualified as a registered veterinary nurse in 2003. I have always had a passion for dog training and behaviour and started to look extensively into the diets I was selling in practice after obtaining my own puppy.

I was shocked to discover the foods I had been recommending for years were actually full of things we really should not be feeding to our canine companions on a daily basis!

Feeding prepared raw not only provides a safe, natural, nutritionally balanced diet, but can also help with so many behaviour and medical issues commonly seen in practice.

"I would never advise to feed anything else!"

Matthew Armstrong BSC (Hons) BVETMED MRCVS

Qualified vet Matthew helps to provide education to practices across the South East.

Vet Matthew Armstrong

After spending the first six years of my veterinary career in small animal practice, I became very aware of the important relationship nutrition has with maintaining good animal health.  From reducing the likelihood of an animal suffering health problems initially, to improving recovery from disease, good nutrition is vital for our pets to lead healthy and fulfilled lives.   If done responsibly, raw feeding can be tremendously beneficial to individual animals, in terms of alleviating certain chronic diseases and vastly improving an animal’s quality of life.  

 

One of the main aspects of my job involves educating veterinary professionals about the concept of ‘Responsible Raw’ so they can provide useful advice to clients on how to raw feed their pets safely and responsibly.  The most rewarding part of my job is hearing about all the animals whose lives have been significantly improved since starting on Natures Menu.  I can see the benefits in my own cat as well – he is livelier, more alert and his coat looks great! 

"I can see the benefits in my own cat as well - he is livelier, more alert and his coat looks great!"

Nicole Lee RVN

Registered, qualified veterinary nurse Nicole, helps to provide education to practice in the South West and Midlands.

Vet Nurse Nicole Lee

When I trained as a nurse (17 years ago) we had very little information given to us on nutrition, or how important it is for our companion animals. In practice we were shown different diets and did not question them. It wasn’t until animals repeatedly kept coming in to practice with issues that were on similar diets, did we start to realise that nutrition had a major impact on these issues.

 

My own dog was overweight, had previously had TPLO’s on each leg, was generally not interested in his food and would poo at least 6-8 times a day. A friend of mine asked me to try Raw feeding as she was so positive about it. I was not convinced as in practice we were always taught it was a bad diet. This friend asked me to research and then decide. I only heard positive cases so I changed my dog over. He lost weight, is actively loving all his food, has no lameness or stiffness and only poo’s 1-2 times a day!  My family and friends cannot believe the change in him.

"I cannot recommend raw feeding enough if it is done properly, it is the best diet out there!"