Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Blue Dog Bakery helps animals in need and launches Small Snacks

Blue Dog Bakery is pleased to announce it has expanded its collection of premium, natural and low-fat dog treats with the launch of Small Snacks - Peanut Butter & Molasses. The healthy, new treats are great for small/medium dogs and puppies and are also perfect for training since even the pickiest of dogs go nuts for all of Blue Dog Bakery's tail-wagging creations.

Small Snacks - Peanut Butter & Molasses feature the same award-winning recipe as Blue Dog Bakery's original Peanut Butter & Molasses treats. Blue Dog Bakery uses a proprietary peanut butter flavor that is made from peanuts that are not a part of the peanut butter recall in any way. Other high quality bakery ingredients include unbleached wheat flour, whole wheat flour, real black strap molasses, sustainably grown palm oil, rolled oats, natural caramel color, egg powder, baking soda and brewers yeast.

Like all of Blue Dog Bakery's treats, Small Snacks - Peanut Butter & Molasses do not contain any animal by-products, artificial colors or flavors, preservatives or additives. Several leading pet and food industry magazines have issued awards in recognition of Blue Dog Bakery’s biscuits and their commitment to using only low-fat and the highest quality human-grade bakery ingredients.

Blue Dog Bakery’s crunchy biscuits help maintain strong teeth and fresh breath and are also easily digested. They capitalize on two of the hottest trends in pet food – premium and natural and offer health conscious consumers a low-fat alternative.

With the growing number of obese dogs, it is important to note that each of these new low-fat treats has only 40 calories. According to the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention an estimated 43% of dogs in the US (32 million) are overweight or obese. Dog obesity is associated with increased risk of diabetes, cardiovascular disease, respiratory disease and musculoskeletal dysfunction.

"People consider dogs as family members and we are proud to offer their canine companions a healthier alternative and more nutritious part of a balanced diet," says Margot Kenly, whom founded Blue Dog Bakery after many years in the gourmet baking industry. “Treats reward and encourage good behavior and that is why a low fat alternative is very important,” adds Kenly.

Each box of Small Snacks - Peanut Butter & Molasses offers three different shapes (a paw print, a heart and the Blue Dog Mascot itself) that demonstrate the fun nature of the Blue Dog Bakery brand. The suggested retail price for a 12-ounce box is $3.59.

Beyond offering a healthier, low-fat and natural alternative to mainstream dog treats, Blue Dog Bakery is also committed to lending a paw to animal welfare. Each year the company helps over 900 animal rescue organizations across the country raise money to save abandoned dogs.

"We have an automatic "yes" policy for any organization involved in animal rescue be it a large or small organization," says Kenly. "Our customers thank us for helping out and feel good about buying our products because of it," adds Kenly.

Concerned about chemical additives and animal by-products in other dog biscuits as well as the alarming increase in dog obesity, Margot Kenly left the gourmet food industry in 1998 to start Blue Dog Bakery. Their products can be fetched at hundreds of grocery, pet and natural food stores nationwide.

To find a location or to get more information, please visit, or call toll-free at 1-888-749-7229.

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