Our Story

Buddy Bites Natural is an Ottawa-based pet food company that makes natural, grain-free, gluten-free treats, meal bars and snacks for dogs and cats.

Michael Firth started the business after great dissatisfaction with the products on the market for his family dogs Coco & Tess, both golden retrievers.

I wanted healthy treats that were of the highest quality – 100% Natural, preservative free and only Human Grade – with Canadian and locally sourced ingredients only. With some knowledge of baking and cooking I took to the kitchen and Buddy Bites Natural was born! I believe, and many customers agree, that they are the best tasting dog treats in the world.

Located in the heart of Ottawa, Buddy Bites Natural products are currently available in leading independent pet and grocery stores throughout Ontario and across Canada via our online store. We support a number of pet related charities including Boxer Rescue, Ottawa Therapy Dogs and others.

We offer pet owners a large variety of natural biscuits, meal bars and treats. Some of the unique qualities of Buddy Bites Natural products include their lack of harmful agents. Made with love, our products are:

* free of artificial preservatives * free of artificial colors * free of chemical additives

*sourced locally where possible and featuring premium ingredients (e.g. Organic Chia Seeds, Chick Pea Flour, Sweet Potatoes (superfood), Pumpkin, etc.)

Check out our current products here: BUDDY BITES NATURAL STORE

Some of our great ingredients offer health benefits for your pet:

Dried Parsley and Rosemary – The added parsley and rosemary are a unique component of the dog biscuits; parsley is rich in Vitamin A, C, folic acids and antioxidants that help treat kidney diseases and high blood pressure, and serve as a natural breath freshener; rosemary, which contains essential vitamins, can reduce damage from free radicals in the body and in the food the dogs eat.

Cinnamon and Honey – As cinnamon helps regulate blood sugar and lower cholesterol levels, diabetic or arthritic dogs can benefit from this product. The added honey also has many rich nutrients, and several hormones and proteins of various types including the pollen grains themselves, which can contain essential oils and other phytonutrients, which are beneficial for maintaining good health. As an anti- inflammatory, honey both heals exterior wounds and reduces inflammation in the intestinal tract.

Sweet Potato – Sweet potato is a superfood that is one of the most beneficial and nutritious among foods in the vegetable kingdom. Packed with calcium, potassium, and vitamins A and C, sweet poratoes contain cancer fighting properties and fight the effects of aging.

Thyme – Thyme is a great immune system booster as it contains thyme, and thyme oil is a natural germ killer used in mouthwashes.