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The Benefits of Homemade Dog Treats

Updated: Nov 3, 2023

Why Pebbles Pure Bites Stands Out

A pile of treats surrounded by natural ingredients

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Here's the heartwarming tale: about seven years ago, my first rescue dog came into my life. With his adorable eyes, he also brought along some pesky skin issues. Some due to his breed, but a lot, I realized, was from those questionable ingredients in store-bought treats. Wanting the best for him, I rolled up my sleeves and thought, "Why not craft some treats myself?" And, surprisingly, I had a flair for it!

My debut creation? A simple pumpkin biscuit. The star ingredient was a jar of pumpkin my grandma lovingly prepared from scratch, from carving and cooking right down to canning. In just a few weeks, with those homemade treats, my pup's glow was undeniable. That pivotal moment made one thing clear: store-bought treats were out. And just like that, Pebbles Pure Bites was born from a jar of grandma's pumpkin and a whole lot of love.

The Science Behind Quality Ingredients

Every treat we craft at Pebbles Pure Bites isn’t just a bite of deliciousness but also a nugget of nutrition. Our commitment to quality ingredients is rooted in understanding the science behind them and the myriad ways they benefit our furry friends:


Antioxidant Powerhouse

Berries, whether blueberries, strawberries, or raspberries, are brimming with antioxidants. These tiny compounds work wonders by neutralizing harmful free radicals in the body, which can cause cellular damage.

Immune Boosters

The vitamins and minerals in berries fortify the immune system, helping dogs ward off illnesses and stay in tip-top health.

Skin and Coat Health

Berries also contain essential fatty acids which promote a shiny coat and healthy skin.


Digestive Health

Oats are an excellent source of dietary fiber. This aids in smooth digestion and can help in regulating bowel movements, ensuring a happy tummy.

Sustained Energy

The complex carbohydrates in oats provide a steady release of energy, ensuring your dog stays active and energetic throughout the day.

Heart Health

Oats contain beta-glucans which are known to support heart health, making them a heart-friendly ingredient for our four-legged pals.


Muscle Development

Proteins are the building blocks of muscles. A good protein source ensures that your dog has the necessary amino acids for muscle repair and growth.

Overall Vitality

Proteins play a role in almost every cellular function, from transporting nutrients to supporting metabolic reactions, ensuring your dog's overall health and vitality.

Hormonal Balance

Proteins aid in the synthesis of enzymes and hormones, helping maintain a healthy balance in the body.

By understanding the science behind our ingredients, we ensure that every treat from Pebbles Pure Bites is not just a joy for the taste buds but also a boon for health.

The Art of Crafting Dog Treats

Ah, the journey of crafting dog treats – it's a delightful dance of love, a sprinkle of frustration, and a dash of "Why did I ever think this was a good idea?" But here's the thing: it's always worth it.

Take the pretzels, for instance. Each one is rolled out and twisted by hand. Yep, every single twist is a testament to dedication (and maybe a tiny bit of stubbornness). And while they might test my patience at times, the joy in seeing those perfect pretzel twists? Priceless.

But the commitment doesn’t stop there. Every treat gets its moment of shine with a hand-applied glaze of either egg, vegetable, olive or coconut oil. This isn't just for looks; it's our secret to keeping them fresh and irresistible. Imagine giving each cookie a tiny spa treatment – that's the kind of pampering they get!

The process is a blend of passion, precision, and a pinch of playful exasperation. Crafting these treats is more than just baking; it's an expression of love, with all the ups, downs, and delicious detours along the way.

Local at Heart: Sourcing and Sustainability

Our dedication to quality starts right at the source. We prioritize local ingredients. This not only ensures unparalleled freshness but also bolsters our local community, reducing carbon footprints and championing sustainability. It's our way of giving back to the community that nourishes us.

A Deeper Dive: Homemade vs. Commercial Treats

Navigating the pet market, one is often overwhelmed with countless treat options. So, why choose Pebbles Pure Bites?

Natural Goodness

While many store-bought treats come packed with additives and artificial flavors, every bite of our treats is filled with natural ingredients, free from any unwanted chemicals.

Nutritional Density

We don't just focus on taste; our treats are rich in nutrients, ensuring your dog receives the very best with each nibble.

Simple and Recognizable Ingredients

Ever looked at a pet treat label and found yourself puzzled by the long list of unfamiliar ingredients? That's not the case with Pebbles Pure Bites. Our treats contain ingredients you can pronounce, items you'd typically find in your own kitchen pantry. It's our belief that if it's good enough for us, it's good enough for our four-legged family members too.

Transparency You Can Trust

When it comes to transparency, it isn't just a buzzword; it's a commitment we wholeheartedly stand by. While there might not be a storybook tale behind every treat, there's an undeniable foundation of love, meticulous research, and a deep understanding of canine nutrition.

We wear our dedication on our sleeves (and our packaging!). For every treat we offer, you'll find comprehensive nutritional information. It's our way of ensuring you're informed about what you're feeding your beloved pet.

And speaking of feeding, here's our golden rule: If we wouldn't give it to Pebbles or even our own kids, it doesn't make the cut. It's that simple. We're not just providers; we're pet parents too, and we only want the best for our furry and non-furry family members alike. And believe me, I can vouch for their safety for kids; on more than one occasion, my little one has sneakily enjoyed a treat or two himself. It always gives me a chuckle!


The realm of dog treats offers an array of choices, but Pebbles Pure Bites stands out with its genuine dedication to authenticity, quality, and love. Every treat we craft is a testament to our commitment to your dog's well-being. Welcome to a world where natural goodness isn't just a standard; it's a promise. With Pebbles Pure Bites, each treat signifies a commitment to purity, health, and an abundance of love.

🐾 With heartfelt love, Melissa & Pebbles 🐾

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