When I adopted Tater back in March of 2020, I learned pretty quickly that he has a sensitive stomach. Thanks to his allergies, he can't eat certain types of meat, like chicken. When you start reading the ingredients of dog treats, you realize pretty quickly that there is chicken in almost everything, which really limits the products you can buy. That's why I absolutely LOVE locally-made dog treats.

If you've been to any farmers' markets recently, you've probably come across at least one Iowa company that makes their own dog treats. As it turns out, there are quite a few of them! I've started buying a lot of treats from these local companies, because they use minimal, very basic ingredients. Not only do they not bother Tater's stomach, but he also LOVES them! Here are a few Eastern Iowa businesses that you can find at markets and locations in the area:

Kaitlyn's Pupcakes

  • Based out of Tiffin, Iowa
  • Order online HERE

The Barkery LLC

  • Located inside NewBo City Market in Cedar Rapids
  • Order online HERE

Em's Homemade Dog Treats

  • Based out of Marshalltown, Iowa
  • Order online HERE

Woofables

  • Located at 1900 James St in Coralville
  • Order online HERE

Doggone Tasty Treat Company

  • Based out of North Liberty, Iowa
  • Order online HERE

Freddy's Fritters

  • Located at 1111 Jersey Ridge Rd in Davenport

Breezy’s Biscuits ‘n’ Barks Dog Treats

Who's Barking Now?

  • Located at NewBo Shops at the Heart House in Cedar Rapids

Lucky Bites Bakery

  • Opening in Downtown Cedar Falls in Summer of 2022

If you know of any other small businesses that make their own dog treats, be sure to give them a shout out in the comments!

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