K9 Natural was named one of the fastest growing petfood companies in New Zealand by the Deloitte Fast 50 ranking.

The petfood company ranked eighth on the list of New Zealand's 50 fastest growing companies. K9 says it increased sales by over 320% a year and the company forecasts sales exceeding US$15 million for the next financial year.

"We are well aware that making the fast 50 doesn’t mean we have made it; we have just made it to the start line. There is a lot of hard work required to ensure we capitalize on this great opportunity," said Calvin Smith, K9's chief executive.