Dr. Kate Meiring launched Fat Cats and Dogs in 2006, and has since fine-tuned the brand with her expertise and enthusiastic team.


Today her venture is a full-fledged small business with outlets in Meadowridge, Noordhoek and Newlands and a loyal fanbase of discerning pet owners.


Kate grew up on a farm in Natal and her passion for animals made the veterinary field a natural choice - specialising in equine health.

Her position as a Vet gives her an opportunity to tap into problem-solving skills while trying to evaluate and arrive at a solution that is both practical and cost-effective for clients.

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​In her spare time, she loves instilling a passion for learning and reading time with her two kids.


She’s also a keen trail runner, often joined by her springer spaniel, Zambuk.

"We have two guinea pigs, two cats and a dog. I love my troop and coming down the stairs in the morning with the dog and two cats trailing behind me just wanting to be hugged (and fed!) is the highlight of my day!"


Meet Dr. Kate Meiring: Fat Cats And Dogs Founder

Meet Our Team

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Our Fat Cats And Dogs team members do regular training sessions with brands to stay up to date with the latest nutritional benefits of all the products stocked in our store. It also means that our team is always ready to make educated and sound suggestions based on your pet’s needs as well as everyday advice.

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Pet Family: A 6-year old Staffy Cross

Neil epitomises the values of quality service and community. He offers expertise in pet lifestyle-related topics. Neil is currently studying Electrical Engineering with the goal of working in renewable energy in the future.

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Pet Family: 1 Pitbull Terrier and 1 Rescue Puppy

Dhilsha has experience as a pet groomer and completed nutrition courses. Any questions you have about grooming or nutrition, she’d be happy to help. Dhilisha enjoys some downtime with her niece and her pets.



Pet Family: 1 Kenyan Sand Boa Snake, 1 Timneh Grey Parrot, 1 Maltese Poodle, and 2 Mixed Breed Cats

Lizle is a bubbly and proud mom of a big family of furry and scaly pets. Her passion for all kinds of animals, and dedication to learning how to care for them, makes her a great asset to the team.  

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Pet Family: One beloved dog

Andy joined the team in 2017 and is an enthusiastic person who gives 100% everything he does. His expertise focuses on toys and treats because he loves encouraging customers to spoil their cats and dogs. 



Childhood Pet Family: 1 Cat and 1 Dog

Kesale is originally from Malawi and moved to Cape Town in 2010. As a huge animal lover, he enjoys getting to know customers and hearing their pet stories. Kesale is passionate about singing and leads his church's choir



Pet Family: 1 Rotweiler, 1 German Shepard-cross, and Many Birds

Bradley is an outgoing, chatty person who loves being around good company and great vibes. Nutrition, Healthcare, and Treats are his expertise with a vast knowledge of the vet-approved brands we stock.

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Childhood Pet Family: Horses, dogs, cats, raptors, pigs, tortoises, sheep, you name it

Megan grew up on a farm just outside Plettenberg Bay with animals of all shapes, sizes and personalities. She was involved with a local animal rehabilitation centre and took part in numerous conservation projects. 

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Pet Family: 1 Mixed breed dog and 1 Pitbull

Azhaar is an outdoor enthusiast with a knack for creative projects around the house and garden. He enjoys spending time with other pet parents and sharing tips on nutrition and pets' well-being. 

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We value great service and a sense of community. Our three stores not only provide you with the best products for your pets but also acts as a meeting place between those vet visits and your home. We love talking to customers, hearing their stories, giving expert advice and even meeting some of your furry family. 



Shop 6, Park 'n Shop Centre

Firgrove Way

Contact: 021 715 6345

Mon - Fri: 8.30am to 6.30pm

Sat: 9am to 2pm

Sun: 10am to 2pm



Newlands Arcade

Dean Street, Newlands

Contact: 021 685 3243

Mon - Fri: 8.30am to 6.30pm

Sat: 10am to 2pm

Closed Sundays

Open last Sunday of the month

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Noordhoek Farm Village 
Chapman’s peak drive , Noordhoek

Contact: 021 789 0110

Mon,Tues, Thurs, Fri: 8am to 6.30pm

Wed: 8am to 8pm

Sat: 9am to 2pm

Sun: 10am to 2pm

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