It's no secret that natural products and petsclusive stores have been gaining visibility in the marketplace. We recently discovered these two Brooklyn-based companies catering to deserving dogs and their owners. Those troubled by feeding their pets processed meat by-products and chemically-laden biscuits can find several healthy products on the market and increasingly more small-scale neighborhood spots that offer alternative snacks for pets. Woof Bites, Inc., a home-based family shop in Brooklyn bakes dog treats made from human-grade ingredients without sugar, preservatives, salt or any other bad stuff.
Currently on offer are four bone style treats made with homemade chicken broth, and carob-based treats for your pooch's sweet spot. There's even a treat made from peanut butter and mashed potatoes
The Buttercup PAW-tisserie, also in Brooklyn, makes doggie deserts, like "Peanut Butter Pup-Cakes" (pictured) and "Pawty Cakes" from human-grade ingredients without adding sugar, salt, or preservatives.