I recently took Woody to the vets for his jabs. Woody’s puppy vaccination date remains a mystery, which makes figuring out when his boosters are due just that bit more difficult. After a flurry of emails between myself, Rosemullion Vets, Woody’s old owners and their vets, we were still none the wiser. To err on the side of caution the vet advised we restart his course of vaccinations, much to Woody’s disapproval.
The next morning, while recovering from his ordeal and with flea treatment on the back of his neck, Woody received a parcel. You know something’s up when you puppy receives more post than you! The delivery was equally as exciting for me and couldn’t have arrived at a better time. Cathy from Eat Play Bark* had kindly sent us some of her homemade dog treats to try.
You’ll find Cathy in Looe, which is in south east Cornwall. Inspired by the treats she’s been making her furry friends for years, she started Eat Play Bark in 2017. Supporting local businesses is really important to me, not only does it reduce my carbon footprint but knowing your choices are helping support someone’s dreams is heartwarming. There are so many incredibe creatives here in Cornwall and I am so grateful for moving back, I’ve met so many amazing people as a result!
Cathy sent us a sample of her Peanut Butter treats. As we all know Woody loves his peanut butter and he was excited to test them out. They’re made with just five ingredients, peanut butter, Scottish oats, parsley, flour and water. All natural and dog friendly!
When feeding your dog peanut butter it’s important to check it doesn’t contain Xylitol. This is incredibly poisonous to dogs. Of course it’s also important to make sure your dog isn’t allergic to nuts! Parsley is added to freshen breath and soothe your dog’s stomach and the oats are salt, sugar and additive free. All the ingredients in Cathy’s treats are 100% natural, how fantastic is that?!
Cathy only started Eat Play Bark in September 2017 but is hoping to start trading this coming April. Keep your eyes peeled for her stand at both Liskeard and Looe markets and be sure to say hello! Woody adores these peanut butter bones, he’ll do anything to get his paws on them! It’s really reassuring how conscientious Cathy is, only using natural ingredients in her treats. My mind is at ease knowing I’m giving Woody delicious homemade goodies. The packaging is sturdy and recyclable, which comes in handy when out and about on a walk. We took ours on our recent adventure to Carwinion Woods and it withstood the drizzle!
You can purchase the treats in three sizes, named after Cathy’s own dogs and the inspiration behind Eat Play Bark. Pots range from 26 to 68 biscuits, so there’s enough for even the biggest of appetites! Prices range from £4 to £8 and thanks to Cathy’s online shop, you can purchase them UK wide!
So it’s a paws up for us! Woody loves his tasty treats and I’m assured he’s receiving the natural vitamins and minerals he needs. Being handmade in Cornwall is always a bonus and I wish Cathy the best of luck when she launches this Spring!
What are your dog’s favourite treats? We’re always looking for new ones to try! To keep up to date with all our adventures be sure to follow us on Instagram!
*We were kindly sent a sample of Cathy’s Peanut Butter bones to review. All opinions are honest and my own. Woody loves these treats and will do anything to get his paws on them!