23 years ago Karen Becker, DVM, NMD, asked her mother to bake some special treats for her own personal pets. Knowing that grain-free, wholesome 100% meat treats did not exist, she suggested a few ideas for her mother to try. After experimenting with different ingredients and baking methods in her kitchen, the first batch of treats was sent to Karen. Her dogs and cats, and even her crocodile, went NUTS over the treat and Karen asked for another order of the “Bites” to place in her clinic. They sold out within hours and Dr. Becker’s Bites was officially born.
Word around Chicago quickly spread about a new treat on the market and orders from other stores soon arrived. Jeannine enlisted the help of her husband Jim for the physical part of the baking and her son John for his knowledge in business, sales and marketing. Soon thereafter Blair, John's daughter, joined the business, making us a 3 generation family owned business. We added our second treat, Dr. Becker's Bison Bites a few years later, then Veggie, Berry, Venison, Lamb and 41 other varieties of treats.
Dr. Becker's Bites quickly outgrew Mom's kitchen and today our commercial bakery in Illinois fulfills orders from New York to California and beyond. New products that will cater to our primary philosophy, " Rewarding Pets With Health… Naturally", are always on the horizon. Our promise is that we will produce products of the highest quality without compromising health for cost…EVER!