"I had a lovely Labrador cross German Shepherd named Sandy. She was just three when she had vaccinosis. That's when an animal has a chronic allergic reaction to a typical vaccination. She had a bad reaction which destroyed her immune system and meant that she negatively reacted to most pet food because it contains preservatives and artificial colours. That meant I had to make her foods. She was on a strict diet where she could only eat chicken and brown rice. It took about 12-18 months to get her to a diet that included vegetables and other proteins. She got very skinny So I started making her healthy treats that she could eat to help her gain some weight.
Whilst owning a dog grooming salon, I had a lot of pet owners also mentioning their dogs had dietary requirements. So, I started making complimentary treats for our clients and they kept coming back wanting more. When Christmas came along, my customers would ask us if we could make treats that were a bit prettier. Now we have gone from one extreme to the next. Last week, we hosted a dog birthday party for a family of 11 Golden Retrievers. Considering 8 of them were brother and sister, they all shared the same birthday. It was so much fun. We made them a doggie cake." (Mandy *right*, the owner of @thewoofery )