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Nutritious Dog Treats

Nutritious Dog Treats

Nutritious Dog Treats

Wheat Free Dog Treats

Wheat Free Dog Treats

Wheat Free Dog Treats

Grain Free Dog Treats

Why Max & Ruffy’s makes a grain free dog treat

When we started Max & Ruffy’s we had our original three flavors of Mother Quinoa’s Pumpkin Patch (wheat free), W.P. Pizza (formerly known as Wolf Peach & Herb), and Molasses Explosion 1919. Things were going along just fine but we noticed that some dogs were not able to enjoy the incredible taste of Max & Ruffy’s due to their grain free diet! We just couldn’t bare this – no dog should be neglected of the best dog treats available. So, we decided to launch Max & Ruffy’s grain free dog treats! To achieve this we chose to use buckwheat flour as our base. Buckwheat, or for those of you who prefer the scientific name, Fagopyrum esculentum, is a plant thereby making it a completely grain free and gluten free flour! The buckwheat plant produces triangular seeds which are used to make the flour. With a rich, nutty flavor, this flour is perfect for making grain free dog treats. Being as it is a courser flour, it allows for a nice crunchy texture that dogs love.
These grain free dog treats are perfect for dogs that are allergic to wheat or other grains, are on a raw diet, or are restricted from eating grains for other reasons. With flavors like Five-Star Blueberry, Powerhouse: Sweet Potato & Alfalfa, and The Kelp Highway: Butternut Squash & Kelp, these easily digestible grain free dog treats are sure to be a hit for your dog.
Grain Free Dog Treats

Human Grade Ingredient Dog Treats

Human Grade Ingredient Dog Treats

Human Grade Ingredient Dog Treats

Non GMO Dog Treats

Non GMO Dog Treats

Non GMO Dog Treats

Vegetarian Dog Treats

Vegetarian Dog Treats

Vegetarian Dog Treats

Vegan Dog Treats

Vegan Dog Treats

Vegan Dog Treats

Homemade Dog Treats

Homemade Dog Treats

We like to consider our dog treats as close to homemade dog treats that you can find that are not actually made in your home! In fact, Max & Ruffy’s started as a home business to bring the very best organic dog treats to dogs everywhere. Over the past two years and some odd months we have outgrown our converted space in our home (thankfully) and are ready to amp up the production in our own Max & Ruffy’s facility /bakery. Although our treats are being processed in a commercial kitchen, I personally bake make each box of Max & Ruffy’s treats. So, if you do not have the time to make your own homemade dog treats, feel confident turning to Max & Ruffy’s for high quality nutritious dog treats that your dog(s) will love.
Max & Ruffy’s will never compromise on our quality or human grade ingredients or our process. Keeping it as close to homemade as possible!

Homemade Dog Treats

Eco Friendly Dog Treats

What makes a dog treat eco-friendly?

Max & Ruffy’s dog treats are eco friendly dog treats. But what does this mean? To us, this means taking conscious steps to minimize our negative effect on the environment. From the ingredients we choose to the end package that ends up in your home.

Let’s start with the ingredients. All of Max & Ruffy’s dog treats are cruelty-free vegan treats, meaning there are no animal products in any of our treats. This means that by choosing our eco friendly dog treats you are inflicting as little harm on the inhabitants of the planet as possible by not supporting industries that have severely negative impacts on the environment. To learn more click here. Secondly, we purchase only certified organic ingredients that have been produced without the use of conventional pesticides, synthetic fertilizers, sewage sludge, GMO, or irradiation. And lastly, we use a green packaging design that does not compromise the freshness of our product. Click here to learn more about our environmentally friendly packaging.
That to us is what constitutes eco friendly dog treats. We are proud to offer eco friendly dog treats to help you make a positive choice for your dog and the environment!

Eco Friendly Dog Treats

All Natural Treats for Dogs

What is the definition of a Natural dog treat and why Max & Ruffy’s makes our treats this way!

You may be asking yourself what does the term “all natural dog treats” really mean and why should I purchase them for my companion. According to the Association of American Feed Control Officials (AAFCO), a voluntary membership association of local, state and federal agencies charged by law to regulate the sale and distribution of animal feeds and animal drug remedies, the term “natural” means:
“a feed or ingredient derived solely from plant, animal or mined sources, either in its unprocessed state or having been subject to physical processing, heat processing, rendering, purification, extraction, hydrolysis, enzymolysis or fermentation, but not having been produced by or subject to a chemically synthetic process and not containing any additives or processing aids that are chemically synthetic except in amounts as might occur unavoidably in good manufacturing practices.

That being stated, a treat that has chemicals added to it would not be considered natural. Here at Max & Ruffy’s, we are sticklers for using only pure, simple, organic ingredients in our products. No chemicals, no additives, no anything you can’t pronounce, just nutritious ingredients from the earth. We strongly beleive that feeding Max & Ruffy’s treats can lend to the total well-being of your companion thereby helping to keep him/her healthy for the future and potentially saving you money on costly vet bills that are often associated with poor diets or diets loaded with unnatural preservatives, additives and artificial colorings and flavors. For example, some dog foods and treats contain chemical preservatives known as BHA, BHT, and Ethoxyquin. These are three dangerous chemical preservatives that have been linked as cancer-causing agents, yet are still permitted for use by the pet food industry.

We hope that this information can help you in making an informed decision regarding the treats that you offer to your companion. Go all natural, treat with Max & Ruffy’s and contribute to your companion’s well-being!

All Natural Treats for Dogs