Treat Your Best Friend

Dogs everywhere have Baxter and Sabine to thank for today's Grommet: healthy dog biscuits that are crafted to ease common canine ailments such as bad breath, gas and anxiety. Baxter and Sabine, two black lab mixes, inspired owner Chris Roberts to come up with grain-free treats that are made with organic ingredients, most of which are grown on small family farms in his home state of Maine. The secret to Barkwheats treats is organic buckwheat, a nutrient-rich berry that’s a high source of plant-based protein. Chris processes the buckwheat on a buckwheat-only mill, so there’s no cross-contamination with any gluten. With buckwheat flour as the protein base, he then adds other natural ingredients to make his wholesome biscuit treats, including parsley, sea kelp, pumpkin, blueberries, sage, chamomile, lavender and honey. Barkwheats treats are made in the USA, and Chris partners with responsible suppliers, uses recyclable packaging, and supports animal and environmental nonprofits. He says his mission is to create a business that’s not just about profits but also beneficial to “people, their pups and the planet.” Now that’s worth fetching, for sure.

Barkwheats

Organic, Wheat-free Dog Biscuits

Treat Your Best Friend

Dogs everywhere have Baxter and Sabine to thank for today's Grommet: healthy dog biscuits that are crafted to ease common canine ailments such as bad breath, gas and anxiety. Baxter and Sabine, two black lab mixes, inspired owner Chris Roberts to come up with grain-free treats that are made with organic ingredients, most of which are grown on small family farms in his home state of Maine. The secret to Barkwheats treats is organic buckwheat, a nutrient-rich berry that’s a high source of plant-based protein. Chris processes the buckwheat on a buckwheat-only mill, so there’s no cross-contamination with any gluten. With buckwheat flour as the protein base, he then adds other natural ingredients to make his wholesome biscuit treats, including parsley, sea kelp, pumpkin, blueberries, sage, chamomile, lavender and honey. Barkwheats treats are made in the USA, and Chris partners with responsible suppliers, uses recyclable packaging, and supports animal and environmental nonprofits. He says his mission is to create a business that’s not just about profits but also beneficial to “people, their pups and the planet.” Now that’s worth fetching, for sure.

Grommet Launch Conversation

Grommet Launch Conversation

  • Chris
    Chris

    Hey everyone! We're very excited to have our grain-free dog treats featured as today's Grommet. I, Chris Roberts, started Barkwheats Bakehouse in 2007 to offer dogs a unique flavor in grain-free treats using buckwheat which is a fruit, not a grain. With ingredients like chamomile to pacify the mind, ginger to calm inflammation, pumpkin for fiber and blueberries for antioxidants, our Bakehouse treats are full of benefits, so feed 'em to your dogs often!

    They're also baked in a human-food licensed facility which means you can feel safe knowing the highest quality ingredients and craftsmanship are being put into the treats you feed your dogs. Feel great knowing you're feeding your dog the best. Questions? Fire away!

  • judy baldwin
    judy baldwin
    9/1/2011 12:44 PM

    Nice idea, but YIKES on the price!

  • Missy
    Missy
    9/1/2011 12:50 PM

    My dog LOVES these treats (especially the ginger flavor)! We've been buying them for about a year at a local natural pet store. He has a very sensitve stomach so he has problems eating most treats. Barkwheats are the only treats we've found that don't bother his stomach at all.

  • Betsy
    Betsy
    9/1/2011 1:22 PM

    My golden retriever is fighting lymphoma and I have recently changed her diet from regular kibble to fresh meat, veggies, etc and trying to really limit the grains. I am still learning about things I can do to help her fight it, and I am so excited to see these treats that are grain free! I think I will try the blueberry ones first - antioxidants seem to be recommended for cancer-fighting diets.

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    9/1/2011 1:35 PM

    @Betsy: We are so sorry to hear what you and your dog are going through and are glad that these look like something that may make things better.

  • Chris
    Chris – Special Guest
    9/1/2011 1:41 PM

    @Betsy: I, as well, am sorry to hear of this battle. It's not an easy road, but I'm so happy that you're finding a diet that can help and Barkwheats can be a part of that.

  • Mason
    Mason
    9/1/2011 2:35 PM

    We've not tried ginger yet with our Wheaten. Are most dogs attracted to this flavor? If not, what flavor do you recommend we first try?

  • Chris
    Chris – Special Guest
    9/1/2011 3:22 PM

    @Mason: Ginger is great for digestion and is one of our most popular flavors. If you're looking for an ingredient to help like ginger can, I'd feel great with this as an introduction to our treats. Thanks for giving them a try!

  • Debbie Zahariades
    Debbie Zahariades
    9/2/2011 11:24 AM

    Hi Chris, Do you make these treats for humans too? I have friends that have gluten allergies and friends that will only eat organic fruits and veggies. Some of these friends also have dogs living with them.

  • Chris
    Chris – Special Guest
    9/2/2011 12:08 PM

    @Debbie Zahariades: Hey Debbie! The biscuits are made in a human-food licensed facility, so totally safe to eat if your friends would like. I love them all, but the Ocean Dreams are a little less desirable to me, but dogs love them. :)

The launch day conversation has ended. Please direct further questions about this Grommet to our Community Experience Team.

 

Barkwheats

Organic, Wheat-free Dog Biscuits

Treat Your Best Friend

Dogs everywhere have Baxter and Sabine to thank for today's Grommet: healthy dog biscuits that are crafted to ease common canine ailments such as bad breath, gas and anxiety.

Baxter and Sabine, two black lab mixes, inspired owner Chris Roberts to come up with grain-free treats that are made with organic ingredients, most of which are grown on small family farms in his home state of Maine. The secret to Barkwheats treats is organic buckwheat, a nutrient-rich berry that’s a high source of plant-based protein. Chris
processes the buckwheat on a buckwheat-only mill, so there’s no cross-contamination with any gluten. With buckwheat flour as the protein base, he then adds other natural ingredients to make his wholesome biscuit treats, including parsley, sea kelp, pumpkin, blueberries, sage, chamomile, lavender and honey.

Barkwheats treats are made in the USA, and Chris partners with responsible suppliers, uses recyclable packaging, and supports animal and environmental nonprofits. He says his mission is to create a business that’s not just about profits but also beneficial to “people, their pups and the planet.” Now that’s worth fetching, for sure.
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Grommet Launch Conversation

  • Chris
    Chris

    Hey everyone! We're very excited to have our grain-free dog treats featured as today's Grommet. I, Chris Roberts, started Barkwheats Bakehouse in 2007 to offer dogs a unique flavor in grain-free treats using buckwheat which is a fruit, not a grain. With ingredients like chamomile to pacify the mind, ginger to calm inflammation, pumpkin for fiber and blueberries for antioxidants, our Bakehouse treats are full of benefits, so feed 'em to your dogs often!

    They're also baked in a human-food licensed facility which means you can feel safe knowing the highest quality ingredients and craftsmanship are being put into the treats you feed your dogs. Feel great knowing you're feeding your dog the best. Questions? Fire away!

  • judy baldwin
    judy baldwin
    9/1/2011 12:44 PM

    Nice idea, but YIKES on the price!

  • Missy
    Missy
    9/1/2011 12:50 PM

    My dog LOVES these treats (especially the ginger flavor)! We've been buying them for about a year at a local natural pet store. He has a very sensitve stomach so he has problems eating most treats. Barkwheats are the only treats we've found that don't bother his stomach at all.

  • Betsy
    Betsy
    9/1/2011 1:22 PM

    My golden retriever is fighting lymphoma and I have recently changed her diet from regular kibble to fresh meat, veggies, etc and trying to really limit the grains. I am still learning about things I can do to help her fight it, and I am so excited to see these treats that are grain free! I think I will try the blueberry ones first - antioxidants seem to be recommended for cancer-fighting diets.

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    9/1/2011 1:35 PM

    @Betsy: We are so sorry to hear what you and your dog are going through and are glad that these look like something that may make things better.

  • Chris
    Chris – Special Guest
    9/1/2011 1:41 PM

    @Betsy: I, as well, am sorry to hear of this battle. It's not an easy road, but I'm so happy that you're finding a diet that can help and Barkwheats can be a part of that.

  • Mason
    Mason
    9/1/2011 2:35 PM

    We've not tried ginger yet with our Wheaten. Are most dogs attracted to this flavor? If not, what flavor do you recommend we first try?

  • Chris
    Chris – Special Guest
    9/1/2011 3:22 PM

    @Mason: Ginger is great for digestion and is one of our most popular flavors. If you're looking for an ingredient to help like ginger can, I'd feel great with this as an introduction to our treats. Thanks for giving them a try!

  • Debbie Zahariades
    Debbie Zahariades
    9/2/2011 11:24 AM

    Hi Chris, Do you make these treats for humans too? I have friends that have gluten allergies and friends that will only eat organic fruits and veggies. Some of these friends also have dogs living with them.

  • Chris
    Chris – Special Guest
    9/2/2011 12:08 PM

    @Debbie Zahariades: Hey Debbie! The biscuits are made in a human-food licensed facility, so totally safe to eat if your friends would like. I love them all, but the Ocean Dreams are a little less desirable to me, but dogs love them. :)

The launch day conversation has ended. Please direct further questions about this Grommet to our Community Experience Team.