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Raw Essentials

target New Zealand, 6 Locations in Auckland 1021

Founded by veterinarian Lyn Thomson in 2007, Raw Essentials embraces the vision that feeding cats and dogs a diet as close as possible to a natural diet is the key to optimum health. As far as Lyn is concerned, a bio-appropriate diet is essential to the health and well-being of every animal. They have their own line of foods, including a variety of raw meats, meaty bones and meaty mixes. They have six Auckland stores and a veterinary clinic at the Grey Lynn location.

  • 401B Richmond Rd
    Grey Lynn
    Auckland 1021 New Zealand
  • 09 974 5665


At Raw Essentials we embrace the philosophy that feeding raw food to cats and dogs is as close to their natural diet as you can get. It works wonders for their health!
Dr Lyn Thomson started Raw Essentials in 2007 with a vision to provide cats and dogs their natural diet - or as close to it as possible - without sending them out to hunt. She trained at The University of Bristol, England, graduating in 1992. Shortly after graduating from vet school Lyn was greatly influenced by reading Tom Lonsdale's book, Raw Meaty Bones. As far as Lyn is concerned, a bio-appropriate diet is essential to the health and well-being of every animal.
Raw Essentials aims to supply the healthiest, safest and most ethically-produced meat we can source. Our range includes rabbit, hare, possum, chicken, lamb, green tripe and fish. All our meat is grown and processed in New Zealand and is fully traceable from field to freezer.
Our team of experienced vets, nurses and staff provide ongoing nutritional support and advice for your dog and cat. We offer three levels of care for our customers:
  • Healthy dogs and cats with owners motivated to get them really thriving on a raw diet. We have a standard feeding guide that can be followed and our knowledgeable staff are always available to answer any questions.
  • Cats and dogs who have medical issues in the past such as allergies, skin complaints, gut upsets, colitis or diarrhea, that need a specific feeding plan and some supplementation to get them back to full functioning health.
  • Cats and dogs currently under the care of a vet, on medication, or with a history of chronic skin problems, allergies, or gastrointestinal upset, including pancreatitis. These owners and pets will need a consultation with Lyn, who will provide a detailed, guided dietary plan and supplementation.
We have helped hundreds of pets achieve a better level of health and wellbeing through recognising the importance of nutrition. Contact us and find out how we can help your cat or dog achieve vibrant, glowing health on a bio-appropriate diet.

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Main Location: New Zealand, 6 Locations in Auckland

  • Grey Lynn
    Mon - Fri: 9:00 am to 6:00 pm
    Saturday: 9:00 am to 2:00 pm
    Sunday: Closed
    Ellerslie, Glenfield, Howick, Kumeu, Silverdale
    Mon - Fri: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
    Saturday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Sunday: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

  • Ellerslie
    250 Marua Rd
    Ellerslie, Auckland 1051
    Phone: (09) 974 2542
    239 Archers Rd
    Glenfield, Auckland 0627
    Phone: (09) 974 5674
    Grey Lynn
    401B Richmond Rd
    Grey Lynn, Auckland 1021
    Phone: (09) 974 5665
    219 Moore St
    Howick, Auckland 2014
    Phone: (09) 537 3908

    250 Main Rd
    Kumeu, Auckland 0810
    Phone: (09) 281 0555
    19 Silverdale Rd
    Silverdale, Auckland 0932
    Phone: (09) 929 7501

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