Always a great question. We'll start by saying that we want to make sure we make the best homemade all natural treats for your pets. Our pet treat testing process is fairly rigorous and involves several steps.
We check all of the ingredients against veterinary recommendations. We want to make sure all the ingredients in every recipe are safe for your pet.
We do test runs of every recipe. This sometimes includes varying the level of the ingredients to ensure proper consistency and presentation.
We test each treat for shelf-life. This includes various tests in dry, refrigerated and other varied environments so that we can provide the proper expiration date for each pet treat recipe. If we find that the shelf-life is too short, we don't sell the treat and the recipe is scrapped. We refuse to use artificial preservatives to extend a treat's shelf-life!
Once the recipe is ready, we then send it to our lab for analysis. This is required for our back label information that shows protein, fat, fiber and moisture content.
We then send out test treats to our Beta Bites Treat Testers to garner feedback from our customers -- you! If we find that a treat doesn't meet the expectations of our customers, we throw the recipe out and start over again.
Once Steps 1 - 5 are complete, and we feel the product is ready for market, we then get the approval from the Department of Agriculture for our labeling.
Now the treat is ready for you! Our customers.
We promise to always strive to create the best treats possible, ensuring fresh, healthy, and delicious treats for your pet. After all, pets are part of our family, so we treat them that way.