Fresh, Wholesome Ingredients

We use the healthiest ingredients based on their ability to benefit your pets health.

Healthy IS Happy!

We know from experience with our own pets that a healthy diet makes for a happy pet.  Feeding the wrong foods can affect an animal both physically and mentally.

Most commercial pet treats contain ingredients and preservatives that most of us can’t even pronounce.  Many even contain ingredients that are dangerous and toxic to our loved pets.

We started our bakery because we saw the need for healthy pet treats that contain ONLY healthy and necessary ingredients.  We don’t use artificial flavours or colours and when a preservative is required we only use natural preservatives that will benefit your pets health.

Local Ingredients

We strongly believe in supporting local farms and businesses so we source as many ingredients locally as possible. While not all our ingredients can be sourced locally all year long we do our best to keep our most popular products in stock.

If your a producer of ingredients we use we would love to hear what you have to offer.  Please feel free to contact us.

Ingredients

Whole Wheat Flour
Whole grains (like whole-wheat) are packed with all kinds of things that are great for your pup – fiber, protein, vitamins, and minerals. Whole wheat also contains antioxidants.
The “whole” in whole wheat flour is key – whole grains are the good stuff that you want to give to your dog, so make sure that’s what you’re getting. Other flours, like all-purpose flour, are also wheat flours, but they don’t use the whole wheat kernel (the endosperm, bran, and germ), which means they lack the benefits of true whole wheat flour.
 
Buckwheat Flour
A fruit seed that’s considered a “superfood,” buckwheat flour is a terrific gluten-free substitute that is perfect for baking. Buckwheat flour is low on the glycemic scale, making it a great option for dogs with diabetes, and it contains a significant amount of soluble fiber for pooches with digestive issues.
 
Hemp Flour
Hemp flour  is high in Essential Fatty Acids – the omegas, omega-3, omega-6, omega-9 and GLA, as well as being high in protein that contains all the amino acids. 
 
Chick Pea Flour
Chickpea flour is the perfect ingredient for dog treats. Chickpeas (or garbanzo beans)add a healthy boost of protein and fiber to your dog’s diet, plus they’re easy to digest and low on the allergy scale for dogs.
 
Potato Flour
Potato starch is a good starch source for adult dogs, and particularly for puppies, as it improves the digestibility of dietary nutrients and increases faecal DM, in addition of being more palatable than corn. Potato starch increases expansion and reduces density of kibbles.
 
Yellow Pea Flour
Pea flour can be a good dog food ingredient as it is rich in iron and calcium and is also high in fibre. Pea flour also contains a high proportion of protein and is sometimes used in higher proportions as a protein supplement.
 
Brown Rice Flour
Brown rice is full of natural fiber, which helps a dog’s digestion. It is also an excellent source of carbohydrates, vitamins and minerals. Specifically, vitamins D and B — essential to heart health.
 
Cricket Flour-Powder
Cricket powder is packed with nutrients to support your cat’s health. Contains 70% protein, as well as fiber, amino acids, iron, calcium, vitamin B12, and omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids. May support digestion, healthy metabolism, muscle function, and bone health.
 
Carob Flour
Carob is made from the bean pods of the carob tree; is 100% natural and 100% healthy for dogs and gives them great health benefits. Carob is high in vitamin B2, calcium, magnesium, and iron. Carob also contains vitamin B1, niacin and vitamin A.
 
Oat Flour
Oat flour is made by simply grinding oats into a fine powder. Because you’re starting with a whole grain as the base, the resulting flour is excellent – nutritionally dense, gluten-free and low in sugar. It’s full of antioxidants, vitamins and minerals, so treats with oat flour will tend to be good for dogs.
 
Skim Milk
Skim milk has its benefits such as plenty of riboflavin, vitamin B12 & D, phosphorus and calcium among others.
 
Digestawell Pet Digestion Pac (Probiotech)
Just like in humans, the majority of a cat’s immunity resides in its digestive tract; so keeping it balanced with an array of good bacteria is a great way to ensure that your feline stays healthy. One possible way to do that is by supplementing your cat’s diet with probiotics – friendly bacteria that help to regulate digestive and overall health. These live microorganisms are believed to help treat or prevent a variety of illnesses and diseases, especially those related to the gastrointestinal system.
 
Cellulose
Cellulose causes the sense of satiety; therefore, it can protect your pet from overeating. Besides, due to its ability to contain water, it can help ensure excellent digestion and influence the formation of firm faeces.
 
Pumpkin Puree
Pumpkin is low in calories, but rich in a host of essential vitamins and minerals. Pumpkin contains a high concentration of vitamin A (beta-carotene). It also contains a lot of potassium, which helps regulate blood pressure, improves muscle health, and assists in metabolism. It also contains smaller amounts of a variety of healthy nutrients, including Vitamin C, Iron, Phosphorus, Magnesium, and Folate, to name a few. Not only does it do all that, but the vitamin A benefits eye health, vitamin C helps support your dogs’ immune system, vitamin A and zinc improves your pet’s skin and coat, not to mention the digestive properties that pumpkin provides your pup!
Did you know that pumpkin can also help natural control parasites?  Parasites, such as tapeworms, can wreak havoc with your dog’s digestive system and cause unpleasant symptoms including weight loss, nutrient deficiency, dry skin, and a shabby coat. Pumpkin has high amounts of an amino acid cucurbitacin, which is actually toxic to many common dog parasites and has been used to expel worms in ruminating animals.
 
Beef Liver
The liver is a nutrient-rich organ that provides your pet with proteins, healthy fat and vitamin A.  Liver is also a good source of iron, copper, niacin, zinc, and phosphorus. It will provide your dog with vitamin B, omega-3, and omega-6 fatty acids which are essential amino acids your dog requires to keep a balanced diet.
Not just tasty, liver provides them a lot of benefits and will keep them in good shape.
 
Chicken Paste
Chicken is a great source of protein which provides dogs with lots of energy. It’s also a good source of Omega 6 fatty acids which are good for the skin and coat, and has essential amino acids and glucosamine for healthy bones.
 
Blackstrap Molasses
Blackstrap is loaded with manganese, which is an antioxidant that helps build healthy bones. It also is full of iron, copper, and other good-for-you (and your dog!) minerals.
 
Bacon Liquid
Bacon liquid is an all-natural ingredient, healthy fats, and muscle building whey powder that delivers absorbable protein for canines of all breeds.
 
Citric Acid
Citric acid is used in miniscule amounts as an all-natural preservative allowing healthy and fresh baked treats last longer. Citric acid is also credited with killing bacteria and lowering the acid in urine.

Flaxseed
Flaxseeds, derived from the flax plant, are small, nutty-flavored seeds that offer a lot of health benefits for dogs and is loaded with omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids (or good fats). Flaxseeds, pack a whole lot of fiber and protein into a small serving. Fiber is important to a dog’s digestive health, while protein provides energy and keeps the immune system strong. Flaxseeds also contain lignans, which can improve cardiovascular health and may help fight cancer. Anti-inflammatory properties of flaxseed can help ease symptoms of arthritis, lower blood pressure, improve kidney function, and maintain healthy skin and coat in dogs.

Wheat Germ
Wheat germ is a good source of Omega-3 fatty acids, which have many benefits for keeping your dog healthy. They include easing dry, itchy skin; boosting the immune system; and helping fight against allergies, asthma, and inflammatory diseases.

Rosemary
Rosemary is healthy for your dog to eat and can even be used as a natural flea repellant. It also contains antioxidants that may prevent cancer and heart disease and is good for your dog’s digestive issues given its antimicrobial  properties. Rosemary can also improve memory and mood.

Lentils
Lentils are a small but nutritionally mighty member of the legume family. They are a good source of dietary fiber, protein and B-vitamins.

Chia Seeds
Chia seeds are safe (not toxic or poisonous) and a healthy treat.  
They are also an excellent source of phosphorus, manganese, magnesium, iron, calcium, zinc, thiamine, and niacin and considerable amounts of vitamin A, folate, and potassium.
Your feline pal will benefit from all these nutrients as they play various vital roles in their bodies, including protein, omega-3 fatty acid-rich fats, as well as the many vitamins and minerals.
 
Golden Sugar
Sugar is a natural ingredient. It’s been a part of the human and animal diet for thousands of years. Simply put, sugar is a sweet-tasting, soluble carbohydrates that provide a body with quick energy.  The Golden Sugar in our flaxseed biscuits is minimal – aprox. 0.02g per g. of biscuit.
 
Salt
Dogs need salt for their cells to function and a healthy amount of it is between 0.25g – 1.5g per 100g of food. At these levels, salt isn’t bad for dogs and helps maintain cellular functions like fluid balance, acid-base balance and nerve signal transmission.  Our flaxseed biscuits contain aprox. 0.45g per 100g of biscuit.
 
Brewers Yeast
Brewers yeast is a high-quality source of essential amino acids and protein, which helps support lean muscle mass. It also contains B vitamins, which help convert the nutrients in your dog’s food into energy he can use.
 
Tordry
Tordry is highly successful in extending the shelf-life of meals, fats, finished pet foods and treats.  It is a synergistic blend that benefits all animal based meals.
 
Glucosamine
Natural glucosamine, in people and cats, keeps up the health of cartilage—the rubbery tissue that cushions bones at the joints. As cats (like humans) age, their glucosamine decreases, and their cartilage may deteriorate. 
 
Chondroitin
Chondroitin sulfate is the major glycosaminoglycan found in cartilage. It promotes water retention and elasticity in the cartilage, helping to ensure adequate shock absorption and adequate nourishment of the tissues that line the joint. Like glucosamine, with which it is often combined in supplements, chondroitin may also inhibit the production of inflammatory mediators that are destructive to the joint.
 
Naturox Dry
Naturox Dry features a synergistic blend of natural mixed tocopherols for superior free radical absorption, along with emulsifiers and chelators for complete protection against autoxidation. That’s why NATUROX is a must-have among petfood manufacturers, ingredient suppliers and renderers who are moving away from using synthetic ingredients and chemical preservatives.
 
Cranberries

Cranberry is a natural source of vitamins C, E, and K. They contain manganese, copper, potassium, iron, and magnesium as well.  Vitamin C helps support immune functions and manganese is necessary for the formation of bone and joint cartilage and neurological function.
Cranberries are also low in calories and fat, but still high in fiber. But the thing they’re probably best known for is their high antioxidant content. The high antioxidant levels come partly from proanthocyanidins, which are also responsible for their vibrant color.
Additionally, cranberries are often used for their healthy urinary support benefits and may also provide antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and anti-cancer benefits.

Carrot
Not only does this orange root vegetable contain several vitamins and minerals such as vitamin K1, B6, potassium, and fiber, they are treasured as an excellent source of beta carotene.
Beta carotene, which converts into vitamin A when ingested, is highly regarded as a super antioxidant. It is linked to helping slow cognitive decline, fighting off lung cancer, and maintaining skin and eye health.
 
Spinach
Vitamin A, K, B6, B2, E, and C are quite abundant in even the tiniest portions of spinach. Moreover, this leafy green is also rich in magnesium, folate, calcium, and potassium – all of which are essentials.
Spinach is moderate in fiber in comparison with other vegetables. However, it can still promote good digestive health, especially for kitties who suffer from constipation.  If your cat is eating small amounts of spinach it will help with its overall digestion.
 
Lecithin
Lecithin is present in the cells of your pets’ bodies. It is one of the key building blocks to the cell membrane. Lecithin is an antioxidant, protecting cells from oxidation. It’s also a natural emulsifier of fat and allows the body to use fats as energy or break down saturated fats and pass them from the body.
 
Sweet Potatoes
Sweet potatoes are one of the best dietary sources of vitamin A, which promotes healthy skin, coat, eyes, nerves, and muscles in dogs. Sweet potatoes are also a rich source of vitamins A, C, B6, potassium, calcium, and iron, just to name a few!
Coconut Oil
Coconuts offer plant-based nutrition that is calorie-dense and nutritious. Coconuts contain the beneficial fatty acid Lauric Acid. Coconut products have been said to improve digestion, thyroid function, metabolic mechanisms, and provide protection and defense against viral, pathogenic, fungal, and bacterial infections.
 
Vegetable Oil
Because dogs and cats cannot synthesize linoleic acid (LA), a dietary source is important to maintain a healthier skin and coat. While many commercially-produced dog foods provide sufficient levels of LA and other omega-6 acids for most, vegetable oils are touted as an effective supplemental source.
 
Apple Fibre
The fiber in apple will aid in your dog’s digestion. Fiber slows the rate that sugar is absorbed into the bloodstream.
 
Glucose
Many dogs have a sweet tooth just like we do.  Sugar is not toxic to dogs, but should only be consumed in small amounts.  We use a little as possible – if any in our treats.  If there is excess glucose in a dog’s body (since cells and tissues can only hold so much glucose), this glucose gets stored as glycogen in the liver. Glycogen can be used by the body at a later time for energy as glycogen gets broken down back into glucose and then can be used for energy later in the process of Glycolysis.
 
Eggs – Dried Whole
Dried eggs are the highest quality protein available to pet food manufacturers. Their form is highly digestible, and they provide a great source of antioxidants and nutrients.  They contain all the nutritional benefits of a fresh egg. They offer protein, immune-boosting properties, antibacterial qualities, and more.
 
Vanilla Liquid
Vanilla beans and vanilla bean extracts do contain some good stuff like essential oils, vitamins, and minerals.  Vanilla extract does contain B vitamins, calcium, zinc, iron, potassium, magnesium.
 
Previon
Previon was developed to provide petfood manufacturers an effective, natural alternative to synthetic preservatives intended for extending the shelf-life of pet treats. 
 
Hemp Oil
The oil pressed from the Hemp seeds contains the highest concentration of essential fatty acids (Omega 6, Omega 3 and GLA) of any all natural plant source.  In addition, the Hemp seed is also very high in digestible protein.
There is increasing scientific evidence that Omega 3 and Omega 6 polyunsaturated fatty acids may play important roles in animals with
conditions such as pruritic skin disease, atopic dermatitis, allergies, degenerative joint disease, neoplasia, thromboembolic disease and
eosinophilic granuloma complex.
 
Natural Smoke Liquid
The natural smoke flavor in our treats is captured by bottling the condensation droplets that result when wood is burned. The liquid smoke that we use is filtered to minimize the presence of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAH). This generally represents a reduction of over three times that of grilling with wood.
The important note is that the amount of liquid smoke used for each batch is minuscule and considered to be safe. To reach unsafe PAH ingestion levels an individual dog would have to eat thousands of pounds of treats.
 
Turmeric
Turmeric extract is a super herb that has anti-inflammatory and nutritive properties. It is a great supplement for all pets.
Turmeric helps reduce inflammation of joints, Has pain-reducing properties,  Helps improve liver function, Supports the heart and circulatory function, and provides support for Arthritis.
 
L-carnitine
L-Carnitine is an essential vitamin-like molecule that your cat needs to regulate the heart and skeletal muscles, as well as release energy and break down fats in the body. L-Carnitine is housed within the cells of the heart and skeletal muscle and carried throughout the blood.
 
Salmon Meal
Salmon meal is the clean, dried, ground tissue of the medium-sized Salmon fish.  This meal provides an excellent source of amino acids and fatty acids that can help to improve skin and hair coat, digestion, the immune system, bone health, and metabolic function.
 
Blueberries
Blueberries are a great low-calorie treat for dogs. They also contain antioxidants, fiber and vitamins C and K. These nutrients support the immune system and contribute to overall health. Adding blueberries to your dog’s diet is a great way to help keep him happy and healthy.
 
Vanilla Liquid
Vanilla beans and vanilla bean extracts do contain some good stuff like essential oils, vitamins, and minerals.  Vanilla extract does contain B vitamins, calcium, zinc, iron, potassium, magnesium.
 
Butternut Squash
Butternut squash is high in antioxidant beta carotene, which may assist in preventing cancer and heart disease. Butternut squash is also packed with phytonutrients. Phytochemicals, or “Phyto,” are plant-based nutrients that have been shown to provide health benefits, particularly with our cell function, organs, immune system, and detoxification.
Butternut squash is low in fat and has a nice amount of dietary fiber and folate content, making this another heart-healthy treat for dogs, cats, and you! This fruit is filled with potassium, which is good for bone health, and vitamin B6, an essential vitamin for the nervous and immune system. Toss in a healthy dose of vitamin C, and you can see why butternut squash is another great superfood.
 
Glycerin
The glycerin is vegetable based – no animal sources. Glycerin is a three-carbon molecule that is found in fats and oils. It is recognized as safe in animal foods. It can be found as a component of many human foods and beverages. Glycerin is sweet but its primary benefit for these treats is to control moisture.
 
Ground Pork
Pork is a nutritious and highly palatable source of protein and when fed as part of a balanced and complete diet is a good ingredient to feed your dog.
 
Banana
Bananas have a high fiber content important to your dog’s digestive system. Fiber moves food along the intestinal tract, helping to resolve constipation, diarrhea, and some blockages that can occur. Vitamin C: A powerful antioxidant that boosts your dog’s immune system.
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