Healthy Pet Store in Totton is preparing to mark a decade in business this autumn.

The store, founded by Deborah Burrows in 2014, has since grown into a central retailer of raw pet food in the UK.

Not only a successful high-street operation, Healthy Pet Store has also developed an efficient online delivery service.

In the course of its operation, the store has won several awards such as the New Forest Brilliance Awards 'Business Growth Award', BizX's 'Best Retailer of the Year' and Modern Retail's 'Bricks 'N' Clicks'.

After relocating to a larger store during the COVID pandemic, the shop now features 32 freezers, filled with an array of the store's own-recipe raw meals and a curated selection of other brands.

Ms Burrows said: "I can clearly remember the first customer walking through the doors of our first location. Looking back, it is incredible just how much Healthy Pet Store has grown and flourished into what it is today.

"I’ve learnt so much as a business owner during the last 10 years. There have been challenges and pressures along the way, but thanks to the support of loyal customers, colleagues and local partners we have been able to overcome them.

"We provide a unique supermarket-style shopping experience that makes feeding a raw diet a breeze - it’s why our customers have been visiting us since their pets were puppies or kittens.

"Continuous growth and expansion is now a priority for us. There are a number of exciting plans on the horizon over the next nine months - I can’t wait to see what lies ahead for Healthy Pet Store."