remain affordable. We have e;panded our ;made
in the ;SA’ treat lines every year for both dogs
“;edbarn is proud of the many products we
made in the ;SA and believe it is an attractive
selling point,” says Cooper, adding that ;edbarn
also operates a plant in Paraguay that is held to
the same American standards.
Wholesome Hide products are also ;00 percent
made in the ;SA.
“We are the only ones who are certified,” says
Steve ;uensing, owner of ;olton, ;ll.-based
Wholesome Hide. “; have an outside source
come in and evaluate our raw materials and our
;uensing cautions that hides from third-
world countries can be ;0 or ;0 days old.
Wholesome Hide deals strictly with fresh hides,
and its rawhide bones are made via an all-natural
process without the use of any harsh chemicals.
Wholesome Hide bones are made out of only
one or two pieces. “That is the big difference
between us and anybody else in the world,”
;uensing says. “The other manufacturers put
scraps or shards inside the bone. ;f the dog
An upcoming Wholesome Hide product is a
pressed bone. “We actually put it in a press and
s;uee;e the bone to make it very hard, almost
the hardness of a real bone, but it is all rawhide,”
;uensing e;plains. “We are also working on
putting nutraceuticals, vitamins and different
vegetables and fruits into our ;crunchy’ ground
Earth Animal has just launched ;aily Health
Nugget, soft treats packed with vitamins and
nutrients, with versions for dogs and cats.
“;nstead of feeding a supermarket biscuit
that is full of carbohydrates and empty calories,
a ;aily Health Nugget has substantial benefits
for the animal, so it is really a functional treat,”
;oore says. “;aily Health Nuggets are made
with sprouted ingredients, all-natural ingredients
and are all organic. What makes it so effective
and great is that each ingredient is kept in its raw
state, allowing it to retail full e;cacy of the vital
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Even though they contain millet as a key ingredient,
Biscuit Bob’s Gourmet Dog Treats ( biscuitbob.com)are
definitely not for the birds. The ancient grain “super seed”
is included because it is one of the most digestible and
non-allergenic grains available. Containing eight different
vitamins and minerals, millet is a great antioxidant,
is gluten-free, and is a great scrub brush for a dog’s
digestive system. Biscuit Bob’s Tiny Treats Recipe line is
packaged in resealable, peggable stand-up pouches, and
is available in Carrot Cake, Cheese, Peanut Butter, Sweet
Potato Pie and Chicken varieties.
Woofables – The Gourmet Dog Bakery ( woofables.com)
has introduced a line of Mini treats specifically designed
for smaller breeds. Bite-size Woofables Mini are available
in 43 year-round and seasonal shapes and varieties,
including fire hydrants, ice cream cones, donuts, cupcakes,
stars, basketballs, Easter Peeps, baseballs, Cheesy
Goldfish and Valentine’s hearts. Most bulk items are sold
in cases of 24, which the retailer then sells individually.
The line includes gift boxed “packs” featuring a Prince or
Princess embroidered biscuit, along with two sets of three
each of stars and crowns or hearts.
Best known as a premium catnip manufacturer,
Meowijuana ( meowijuana.com) has expanded into cat
treats. Meowijuana Munchies are easily breakable candy-bar-shaped treats that are healthy for cats. The protein-based bars simply contain a meat protein, glycerin as a
binder, and optional catnip. The line consists of a beef bar,
chicken bar and a turkey bar, along with three like variants
infused with catnip grown specifically for Meowijuana in
southern California and Washington State. The Kansas City,
Mo.-based firm also produces Turkey Thai Sticks made
with all-natural smoked turkey tendons.
Paws Gourmet Bakery ( pawsgourmet.com) is introducing
individually wrapped treats from its Daily Treats line.
The hand-decorated, hand-cut treats line consists of an
assortment of whimsical designs available year-round.
Current offerings include Care-ob Bears, Double Dipped
Bones, Good Boy/Good Girl Bones, Grr-Nola Blueberry
Bones, Grr-Nola Blueberry Bars, Paw Pride, Royal Crowns
and Squirrels. Paws Gourmet Bakery also offers a wide
selection of themed treats for spring, summer, fall and
winter. Upcoming fall treats include hand-decorated
biscuits shaped like baseballs, footballs, caramel apples,
colorful fall leaves, cup-shaped lattes, mini pumpkins,
pumpkins, turkeys and waffle cones.