Would you eat junk food every day for the rest of your life? Then why feed it to your dog?
We spend a lot of time finding organic, non-GMO, unprocessed alternatives for our own food items, so why feed our dogs the very packaged and processed foods and treats that we know are harmful?
Here’s why you should consider switching to homemade dog treats, particularly from Barker’s Dozen:
- Human Grade Ingredients: We use 100% locally-sourced, fresh, human-grade ingredients in our treats. Our ingredients are fresh and free of antibiotics, preservatives, artificial flavours and colours, and undergo minimal procession. Store-bought treats, on the other hand, are highly processed, pumped full of preservatives, and are known to have inedible ingredients. Also, we have ingredient transparency – you know all the ingredients we use, while with our processed counterparts, you’ll see that you probably don’t recognize most of the ingredients on the back of the package. It’s safer to stick with what you know and recognize!
- Minimal Processing to preserve Nutrition: Minimal processing, production in small batches and a short shelf life (no preservatives) ensure minimal nutrition loss in homemade dog treats. Store-bought treats, due to their preservatives, processing and large scale production, have a much longer shelf life of around 2 years, so there’s a lot of nutrition loss in them. Store-bought treats also go through a lot of temperature changes, which affects their nutritional value.
- All Natural Taste: Much like us humans enjoying homemade cookies more than the packaged ones on the shelves of grocery stores, dogs tend to enjoy the natural taste of our homemade treats a lot more than processed treats, thanks to the absence of artificial flavouring.
- Wide Range to suit your dog’s dietary needs: At Barker’s Dozen, you’ll find that we have a wide range of treats, as different types of treats appeal more to different kinds of dogs. For example, smaller dogs prefer smaller treats, big dogs like substantial, crunchy treats, older dogs prefer softer treats, and so on. Your dog’s needs and preferences may be different from the limited range of store bought treats, and we can easily accommodate them, especially with our grain-free and gluten-free treats.
Simply put, homemade treats are a safer, healthier, tastier, and overall better option than store-bought dog treats. And at the end of the day, we all want what’s best for our four-legged family members, so go ahead and make the switch! Check out the full range here