Natural dog treats from scratch

The idea to create coconut oil dog treats really happened by accident. When we added Roxie to our family there weren’t many natural dog treats available that met our standards. And I place the same food standards on our dogs as the rest of our family. We started baking our own gluten and grain free dog treats from ingredients including peanut butter, sweet potato and chicken. We experimented with many different treats and ingredients. Brownies, cakes and a variety of dog cookies made the process fun. We also decided to eliminate dog allergens including corn, soy and gluten grains including wheat.

Starting a business – grain free dog treats

After perfecting our dog treat recipes, we shared our natural dog treats with family and friends. We built a website and started selling a limited quantity online. Our grain free dog treats began getting positive reviews and soon we were contacted by retailers interested in our products. That’s when Distinctive Dog was born. We moved from our home kitchen into a commercial baking facility. We still source healthy, human-grade natural ingredients and bake our coconut oil dog treats by hand. Only now the same gluten and grain free dog treats we shared with family and friends are available to everyone.

Coconut oil dog treats made from nature

Today, we bake some of the best and only coconut oil dog treats available. These healthy, natural dog treats feature virgin coconut oil and coconut flour for healthy dogs.



We are concerned about the well being of all dogs and animals. Shelters are too full and there is far too much abuse with our animal friends. Therefore, we donate 5% of our profits to organizations established to improve the lives of pets and wild animals."



Health Starts at Home


I started Distinctive Dog based on a healthy lifestyle and the way I cook for my family. I follow a gluten free diet and incorporate coconut oil into my own food. Diet and exercise are the keys to healthy people, and pets. I took the passion I have for health and created healthy dog treats that promote good digestion, energy and well being.

We are passionate about dogs and the health and well-being of dogs everywhere. We also believe in giving back. That’s why we donate 5% of our profits to help dogs in need. So our customers can feel good that they are feeding their dogs the highest quality grain free dog treats and helping with our cause.

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Frequently Asked Questions

?What's the deal with gluten free dog treats?
Dogs are often allergic to wheat, corn and soy. These items are not part of their natural diet in the wild and can lead to itchy skin, rashes, dandruff, vomiting and other symptoms. Wheat is a high-gluten product and some research suggests that dogs do not digest any gluten products well. Gluten is a sticky substance that can block the absorption of nutrients in the dog’s small intestine. So we decided to eliminate gluten from our natural dog treats in addition to corn, soy and artificial ingredients.
?Where do you source your ingredients?
We are aware of many problems associated with ingredients used in other brands of dog treats. This business is highly competitive and some companies feel they need to source as cheaply as possible. Many believe that dog treats and dog food do not need to meet the same standards as people food because dogs are “just animals”. We believe that poor nutrition affects dogs just as humans and we want our pets to live as long and happy as possible. Therefore, Distinctive Dog does not purchase second rate products or byproducts of any kind. We source all of our ingredients from FDA approved U.S. suppliers and bake our grain free dog treats in Mukilteo, WA.
?Can I feed these natural dog treats to my kids?
Registered as a pet food item, by law we are required to tell you that Distinctive Dog treats are not intended for human consumption. But don’t tell my grandmother that.
?Why can't I just make my own grain free dog treats?
You can. There is a variety of dog treat recipes on the Internet. However, we caution you to research ingredients. There are some ingredients including raisins, chocolate, grapes and garlic that can be toxic to dogs.
?How can I store coconut oil dog treats and how long will they last?
Distinctive Dog treats remain fresh for at least one year from the manufacturing date. You can also extend the life by refrigerating or freezing the treats, however we think your dog will eat them faster than this.
?How is my credit card information kept secure?
Distinctive Dog uses a verified and secure payment processing solution. You also have the option to use PayPal. Your confidential information is encrypted in transit using the Secure Sockets Layer protocol (SSL) with an encryption key length of 128-bits (the highest level commercially available). The payment processor's server first checks that you’re using an approved browser – one that uses SSL 3.0 or higher. Once your information reaches the payment processor, it resides on a server that is heavily guarded both physically and electronically. The servers sit behind an electronic firewall and are not directly connected to the Internet, so your private information is available only to authorized computers. Distinctive Dog does not have access and does not store any credit card or bank account information.