American Made Dog Treats – Beastie Bars


We have always tried to be careful about the type of dog food we feed our dog, but ever since our dog, Maggie, suddenly got violently ill and died, we have been suspicious and wondered if she got sick from the jerky she ate that was made in China.  The other day I received an email from Matt Goldman who told me about his Kickstarter campaign for Beastie Bars, healthy, ALL NATURAL, on-the-go dog treats. The bars have a protein meat base and select fruits, veggies & honey.  Looks like a great idea to me.  Check out their Kickstarter Project.


I told Matt we had concerns about dog treats from China, and he told me they have concerns about product made in China too! That concern is what led him and his father to create the dog treat line Kettle Creek Farms.

More of what Matt had to say:

We found that the most popular treat with both our taste tester Homer, and the customers was the fruit & veggies blend. We took that feedback and created what became The Beastie Bar.

Beastie Bars are individually wrapped, protein based dog treats, made here in America. Each bar is formulated with either chicken, turkey or beef, and includes our blend of strategic fruits and veggies to compliment a healthy diet.

We use ALL NATURAL ingredients and NO CHEMICAL PRESERVATIVES. Thanks to a special cooking process, and our proprietary cider vinegar preservative, Beastie Bars have a shelf life of 18 months.

There has been incredible growth in the human food bar market over the past decade. More and more people are eating on the go, and demanding a healthy option while they are at it.

Think about this: The US Food Bar Market (for humans) is expected to grow to over $8 billion by 2016

And this: Sales of “Natural” pet food is expected to surpass overall pet food sales by 2016

While there are many healthy dog food options to choose from, we haven’t found a meat based, individually wrapped doggy snack bar anywhere! So we set out to create one, and The Beastie Bar is the result of those efforts.”

6 thoughts on “American Made Dog Treats – Beastie Bars

  1. Kathy, I’ll get in touch with Matt Goldman and send him your email address. I see that the Kick Starter campaign is over. Hopefully they will be able to sell them. I’ll keep our readers informed. ~ Julie

  2. That is such sad news to hear your Maggie got so ill. Back in 2010 my dog became very ill and i rushed her to Ocean State (here in Rhode Isand) and they told me I should put her down they said they thought it was cancer. She was just a year old and the thought of putting her down crushed me we had just started our lives together. So I said no do whatever you can, Ill find the money. I emptied my bank account, borrowed from an amazing friend in colorado who wired me the money at 3am… and then the rest I borrowed from a family that I dogsat for and I worked for two summers paying them back. The vet thought I was crazy my total bill came to $6,233.89 My baby Bridget was worth every penny. When they opened her up they didnt find cancer, they found what appeared to be blisters on her liver that had ruptured and were bleeding into her stomach. Once the damaged part of the liver was removed… and a few weeks of recovery Bridget was fine. She is 4 years old going to be 5 in January. The point of my story is after this strange and unexplained sickness I started hearing about dogs getting very sick and dying from #Beneful dry and wet food – which I was feeding Bridget. Now I have no proof that this was what caused her illness, but hearing stories about dogs had the exact symptoms who sadly didnt live I couldnt help but think this was what caused it. I stopped feeding her Beneful and I am very careful as to what I feed her.
    These Beastie Bars sound wonderful are they for sale and if so where can they be purchased?
    Thank you! – Trisha

  3. Hello

    I wanted to comment on Trisha’s post about her one year old pooch who was misdiagnosed by a Vet who obviously was ignorant about the problems of feeding poor quality , tainted, or contaminated pet foods loaded with toxins.

    I am the owner/President of a Natural and Organic gluten-free, gourmet pet treat co called Tweedle Pet Products. I don’t use, wheat, soy, corn, no GMO ingredients, artificial preservatives, additives, bulking agents, salt, sugar, animal by-products, steroids, hormones, etc etc. and no glycerine, which is another issue altogether.
    Our products are formulated for dogs, cats and exotic birds who are sensitive to common food allergies.Whole Food Markets in Florida carries our products and they can be purchased at our website

    I started my company due to patients in my family psychotherapy and consulting practice having pets who became gravely ill and some died from the pet food recall. Additionally, my own yellow Labrador Retriever, Miss Tweedle, who I named my company after she was discovered to have a congenital heart defect or condition, aka Tricuspid Valve Dysplasia, and skin and food allergies. It was difficult to find quality treats and training rewards originating from the USA, and When I heard dreadful stories related to the pet food recall,, I said I needed to do something about this and that is how Tweedle Pet Products began. Much research was done, and I am thrilled we are serving those needs of pets who are sensitive to common food allergies

    We love the fact that I have over 5,000 local customers and i am planning to go National this year.

    If anyone has questions feel free to contact me
    Best Wishes
    Stacey J Nelson Ph.D.
    Tweedles Mom

  4. Does it bother anyone else that SALT is the THIRD ingredient listed?
    This is a phenomenal amount of salt.

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