About us

Our family

4Legs is a proudly family owned Australian business. Located in Sunshine, Victoria, we have been making high quality, all natural, fresh pet food for over 25 years.

Our story began in 1996 when Tony Ratten was scouring supermarket shelves for a fresh, wholesome food to feed the beloved family dog, Coco the Schnauzer. Unable to find what he was looking for, Tony decided to create his own, and 4Legs was born!

Today, 4Legs is a true family enterprise with all three of Tony’s children working in the business and sharing a passion for crafting delicious and nutritious meals for cherished family pets.

Dr. Felicity Banks

Our vet

Our veterinarian, Dr Felicity Banks, is a small animal veterinarian with over twelve years experience in general practice. She has a special interest in animal nutrition, preventative medicine and holistic care for pets.

Felicity works closely with our product development team to craft our recipes and is always available to provide customers with health and nutrition advice for their pets.

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Our food

By choosing 4Legs you can rest assured that your dog’s total nutritional needs are being taken care of. All our products meet the nutritional requirements for a ‘complete and balanced’ food as stipulated by the Association of American Feed Control Officials (AAFCO).

We work hard to ensure all our ingredients are sourced from trusted, quality local suppliers and all our meat is purchased from human grade abattoirs.

Food safety is our highest priority and a such we are certified Pet Food Industry Association (PFIAA) members, PrimeSafe audited and Safe Quality Food (SQF) certified.

Our philosophy

Our food philosophy is simple: we believe that dogs thrive on a diet full of fresh meat and vegetables, an appropriate amount of healthy grains and essential vitamins and minerals – that’s it! All our products are 100% preservative free and without added salt, sugar or colours and flavours.

We are a family of committed dog lovers who take great pride in creating exceptionally delicious and nutritious food to help your cherished pet live a longer, healthier and happier life.