THE GOLDEN BONE BAKERY STORY
It all began with Jett, our labrador x blue heeler. Jett loves having people around him and showing off with his tricks in return for treats. But as more treats we gave him, the more he passed smelly wind. We agreed that this is not only demotivating for us to continue playing but also uncomfortable for Jett.
I started paying careful attention to the ingredients listed on the back of the treats we were giving him and wondered why most of them contained sugar, artificial colours and flavours, lots of preservatives and other chemicals. With further research, I found that most chemicals are used to make treats look and smell like meat while also keeping them soft. I discovered that those artificial additives are not only unnecessary, they are also harmful to a dogs’ digestive system. After interviewing more than 100 dog owners, breeders, trainers and veterinarians about healthy dog treats, I decided to start baking our own. In 2015 The Golden Bone Bakery was created.
Every ingredient has its nutritional benefit and every recipe includes organic cold pressed coconut oil, which is an excellent source for your dogs’ shiny coat and a boost for the immune system. Please read more about all ingredients we use here
100% Free of Anything Artificial
All of our treats are 100% free of added salt, sugar, soy, corn, preservatives and chemicals. Our recipes are confirmed by a veterinarian and tested for nutrient analysis by an official laboratory in Brisbane, Australia. We follow the guidelines of the PFIAA (Pet Food Industry Association of Australia) and unlike many other brands on the market, we clearly state what is in our treats.
Animal love is my basic and biggest motivation to fulfil our four pawed client’s wishes day in, day out. I strongly believe that “You are what you eat” goes for us humans as well as for our dogs. So please come and join me on my mission to create more happy and healthy dogs!
Dr Gillian Sylvestre BVSc (Hons. 1A) – Hollistic Veterinarian
” It’s hard to find real healthy treats with nutritional benefits for dogs. The Golden Bone Bakery uses fantastic ingredients that are beneficial to dog health and are not only delicious but also low in fat. ” Dr. Gillian Sylvestre
Gillian has been a full-time small animal Vet, in private and Government practice, since graduating from the University of Queensland with First Class Honours in 2006.She now manages Little Critters Peterinary Care with her wonderful team and has a particular interest into healthy dog nutrition while currently studying a post-graduate certificate about Veterinary Western Herbal Medicine.
Amongst other interests, Gillian is also a fully qualified Horticulturist and her team are well known in the community for their genuine support of rescue animal work for charities.
RSPCA QLD – RSPCA School For Dogs
The RSPCA School for Dogs fills the gap many dog owners experience after their puppy preschool class, and is based on a proven positive reinforcement methodology, and guided by the RSPCA five freedoms for animals.
The program was developed to empower dog lovers with the important know how of understanding the animal’s behaviour. This ensures that there are fewer animals surrendered to the RSPCA and local pounds each year, and to ensure that every dog has the opportunity to live happily in the wider community.
Did you know we are the official sponsor of the RSPCA School For Dogs?
We proudly sponsor all RSPCA School for Dogs facilities by providing our healthy dog treats as graduation gifts to each graduate. This can lead to over a 100 bags per months.