In 2000, Dr. Becker was looking everywhere for a healthy treat to dole out
during exams at her Natural Pet Animal Hospital and couldn’t find a treat
that met her nutrition and quality standards. Most of her patients were
dealing with significant health issues, had been to multiple vets, and no
longer would take treats at the doctor’s office or were feeling poorly
enough to have lost their appetite entirely.
Trying to find a 100 percent human grade meat treat, without any
preservatives, that was tasty enough to tempt even the finickiest of
patients, proved to be an impossible task. So Dr. Becker asked her
mom Jeannine, a fabulous cook, to start experimenting in her kitchen.
Nine months later, mom sent a box of test treats. The ingredient list was
exactly what Dr. Becker had asked for: human grade beef liver. Her patients
loved them, her dogs at home loved them, and she quickly asked mom for
more Bites! And it was a very short time before Natural Pet clients who
owned boutiques were asking for Bites to sell in their stores. So Dr. Becker's
Bites was born.
Mom enlisted the help of dad. Then brother John was recruited to run the
business and take over production. Mom Jeannine’s hobby turned into a
small family business. They moved operations from the kitchen to the
basement and finally to a commercial bakery in Illinois.
Since the inception of the original award winning Dr. Becker Bites, a Bison
Bite, Veggie Bite and CocoBite (with organic coconut meat and coconut
oil) have all been well received by dog treat connoisseurs nationwide.
The Solutions line of treats is a very exciting addition for animals with
health concerns, including Joint/Tendon, Heart, Geriatric, Stress, Immune,
Gut/G.I. A Detox Bite, a Training Bite and the super antioxidant-loaded
PetsVeratrol treats mean there’s literally a treat for every dog, at every age,
with every condition.
Dr. Becker’s brother John, and her niece, Blair run the bakery to make every batch by hand and the
Dr. Becker's Bites mission, "rewarding pets with health", remains unchanged
for a reason -- Dr. Becker believes her Bites are the healthiest pet treats on