Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Yummy Yams!

And yet another delicious addition to our bakery snacks....

Our Yummy Yams are sweet potato and nothing but sweet potato!
Grown in the USA on sustainable farms, we simply dehydrate them at a low heat to preserve all those great nutrients for your dog!

Yes, we make them right here in the bakery! 

 These are a low calorie treat, 1 ounce is about 25 calories. Packed with fiber and vitamin C they are a great addition to your dog's diet!

5oz bag is $5.25 available in store or online!

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Apple Treats are ready for snackin!


As a palate pleaser and teaser for your four legged furry friend, check out our latest apple snacks. 

Fall means apple season, so for your pup we have an apple treat dipped in peanut butter coating with no salt crushed peanuts! We are sure they will drool over this one, our taste testers sure have!

Available online and in store!

***Our new "5 Pack Snack Attack" prices on treats saves you some bones!  Only available in our online store!

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Sustainable Farms and Organic Farms

As part of our informative ingredients blog, did you know we, the owners of the Grateful Dog Bakery, own our very own sustainable farm? Many ingredients from our snacks are grown right on our own land.  We are very serious about providing healthy and nutritious snacks for your dog. As we blog about our ingredients, you will learn where every ingredient comes from!  If we don't farm a particular ingredient, we find farms like ours that are sustainable and free of chemical pesticides, and other farming methods that are not natural.

Local, sustainable, safe, and healthy ingredients are the ONLY kind that makes it into our doors and are baked into our treats.

What's the difference between a sustainable farm and one that is deemed certified organic?
There are a few select differences between the two, but there are also a lot of similarities.
For the sake of this blog, we thought we'd just pull out some points.

Sustainable farms are not certified organic but use organic methods of farming.

*Sustainable farms produce crops and raise animals without relying on toxic chemical pesticides, synthetic fertilizers, genetically modified seeds, or practices that degrade soil, water, or other natural resources. By growing a variety of plants and using techniques such as crop rotation, conservation tillage, and pasture-based livestock husbandry, sustainable farms protect biodiversity and foster the development and maintenance of healthy ecosystems.

Sustainable Farms are much smaller than those that are certified organic.  We are the farmers. We care and grow our own crops, bringing our harvest to your pups in their treats. Many treats out there on the market have ingredients listed that you can't even pronounce!  These ingredients are not proven safe in the long run, are made in giant factories, and, in our eyes, are just simply questionable. The amount of recalled pet food and treats is growing every year.  It frightens us to know this, which is why we hope that you read this, and become a little more aware of what you are feeding your dog and cat and make informed choices.

The Grateful Dog Bakery is committed to bringing you quality food and treats for your pets. Nowhere does that commitment shine brighter than in the treats we make ourselves. We start with the best and healthiest ingredients that we can  find and we want to tell you about them because it’s important that you know what is in your dog’s treats.

If you are interested in reading more about the differences between sustainable and organic farming, check out
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Friday, August 16, 2013

New In Store: Collar Doos!

We've got Collar Doos!

We now have Collar Doos! Hand made bows and flowers that velcro to your dog's collar for that special look!  This company hails from Columbus and they are flying off our shelf!  Adorable designs for both boys and girls!

Keep your eyes peeled, our inventory of styles will change with the season! 

Friday, August 2, 2013

Ohhhh Honey, Honey!

This is so cute we might explode.
Did you know there are super-good health benefits in honey for both you and your dog?

Honey is a superfood with natural antioxidants for good health. Do you, or does your dog experience allergies?  Did you know that eating local (let's stress the word local) honey also helps to prevent allergies for both dogs and humans? If you eat honey that is made where you live, you are naturally being exposed to the allergens in your area, in microscopic amounts... in turn, it desensitizes your body’s immune response. Pretty amazing.

We get our honey out of Creston Oh.  We add it to a lot of our treats to satisfy a sweet taste and still remain a healthy snack for your pup, and 

An excerpt from Whole Dog Journal that discusses the great benefits of honey for your dog:
"As long as Bonnie (her dog) receives her daily honey, she remains free of allergy symptoms. 'But if I forget for a week or so,' says Crouse, 'the symptoms come right back. I know several other dogs who have had the same response. They react to seasonal allergens until their owners put them on honey, and then they’re fine.'"

We make many specialty snacks with honey. Our Very Berry Muffins (pictured on the left) features seasonal berries with honey too! 

Other treats with delicious honey added: All of our carob treats, Haagen Paws, our cakes and cupcakes, lambs on rye, and our oatmeal biscotti. 

We, The Grateful Dog Bakery, are proud of the ingredients we use.
We're proud to brag about every single ingredient that we use to make our delectable snacks for your pup.  If those ingredients haven't come from our own sustainable farm, we have developed great relationships with local farms and suppliers to provide the BEST ingredient list for your precious pooch.

***We are not responsible for the excessive drooling your pup may produce when getting a good whiff of our treats***