Max and Ruffy's BULK Organic Treats
Purchases help fund Comparative Oncology Research and Cancer Treatment Grants for Working Dogs 

 


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Online or via pickup, we provide organic, eco-friendly, and chemical-free products, plus items to beautify your home and spirit. As a small volunteer-run nonprofit, we can't compete with the pricing at large stores. However, having no paid staff allows all our net proceeds to fund cancer research and  treatment for working dogs. Sit, stay & shop for what truly matters — health, home, happiness and healing.

 


These dog treats are made by Kelly and Beth, from scratch, in Maryland using USDA certified organic human-grade ingredients. In other words, if they won't eat it, they won't include it in their treats. In their minds, if it is not good enough for them, then it is not good enough for your dogs. With that said, you will never find an ingredient in the product line that is “not fit for human consumption.” A human-grade ingredient is defined as an ingredient that has met the standards for human consumption and has undergone stringent testing protocols to insure quality and the absence of anything not fit for humans. Purchasing healthy treats from a cruelty-free, ethical dog treat company is no longer a challenge, as
Max & Ruffy’s promises you that:

  1. Our dog treats are always prepared using 100% certified organic, human-grade ingredients.
  2. The fat in the treats is derived solely from healthy beneficial oils of either extra-virgin coconut oil and coconut flakes or extra-virgin olive oil.
  3. Our products are always cruelty-free containing no ingredients from animal or human exploitation.
  4. We only use ingredients that have been produced without the use of conventional pesticides, synthetic fertilizers, sewage sludge, GMO or irradiation.
  5. We purchase from companies that use environmentally friendly manufacturing and farming practices.
  6. We only use whole foods in our dog treat recipes.
  7. Our products are produced in a clean way that does not harm the environment, our companions, or other living beings.
  8. All of our spices and herbs are Fair Trade Certified.
     

Turkey, Cranberry & Sage Hearts
5 lb. Bulk Bag $80

 
Max & Ruffy's Turkey, Cranberry and Sage 1-inch Hearts
5 lbs. minimum


All time savory goodness with human rated turkey, organic cranberries and sage
.

These treats combine the savory goodness of cranberries and sage with humanely raised and killed turkey. Animal welfare is very important to us, that is why the turkey we used is Global Animal Partnership (GAP) rated*. Our turkey is gently dehydrated by us and then ground into a fine powder to be added to our treats. We then blend this with phyto-nutrient cranberries and the healing herb of sage to create a powerfully healthy and tasty treat. As always, they will leave no oily residue in pockets, so they are perfect for rewarding and replenishing on walks or hikes.

Approximately 6 calories per heart treat.

Ingredients:
Organic Buckwheat flour, Organic Cranberries, Turkey*, Coconut Oil, Organic Sage, Mixed Tocopherols.

Guaranteed Analysis:
Crude Protein 14% min, Crude Fat 13% min, Crude Fiber 4% min, Moisture 9% max, Ash 3% max; Kcal/kg 3717.
 

 

Turkey, Cranberry & Sage Minis
5 lb. Bulk Bag $80

Max & Ruffy's Turkey, Cranberry and Sage 1/4" Mini Stars, Hearts & Bones 
5 lbs. minimum


All time savory goodness with human rated turkey, organic cranberries and sage
.

These treats combine the savory goodness of cranberries and sage with humanely raised and killed turkey. Animal welfare is very important to us, that is why the turkey we used is Global Animal Partnership (GAP) rated*. Our turkey is gently dehydrated by us and then ground into a fine powder to be added to our treats. We then blend this with phyto-nutrient cranberries and the healing herb of sage to create a powerfully healthy and tasty treat. As always, they will leave no oily residue in pockets, so they are perfect for rewarding and replenishing on walks or hikes.

Approximately 2 calories per mini treat.

Ingredients:
Organic Buckwheat flour, Organic Cranberries, Turkey*, Coconut Oil, Organic Sage, Mixed Tocopherols.

Guaranteed Analysis:
Crude Protein 14% min, Crude Fat 13% min, Crude Fiber 4% min, Moisture 9% max, Ash 3% max; Kcal/kg 3717.

 

Cheese, Broccoli and Turmeric Hearts
5 lb. Bulk Bag $80


 

Max & Ruffy's Cheese, Broccoli and Turmeric 1-inch Hearts
5 lbs. minimum

Savory goodness with nutritional benefits.

These treats combine the yummy taste of cheese, the earthy goodness of broccoli and the exceptional properties of turmeric! Broccoli is a great way to get dogs a bit of extra fiber while delivering a punch of vitamin C and turmeric will add that extra powerful anti-inflammatory property. These treats pack a powerful taste and smell! As always, they will leave no oily residue in pockets, so they are perfect for rewarding and replenishing on walks or hikes.

Ingredients: Organic Buckwheat flour, Cheese, Organic Coconut Oil, Organic Broccoli, Organic Turmeric, Mixed Tocopherols.

Approximately 6 calories per mini treat

Guaranteed Analysis: Crude Protein 7% min, Crude Fat 8% min, Crude Fiber 2% max, Moisture 11%, max, Ash 2% max ; Kcal/kg 3508

 

 


Cheese, Broccoli and Turmeric Minis
5 lb. Bulk Bag $80

Max & Ruffy's Cheese, Broccoli and Turmeric 1/4" Mini Stars, Hearts & Bones 
5 lbs. minimum

Savory goodness with nutritional benefits.

These treats combine the yummy taste of cheese, the earthy goodness of broccoli and the exceptional properties of turmeric! Broccoli is a great way to get dogs a bit of extra fiber while delivering a punch of vitamin C and turmeric will add that extra powerful anti-inflammatory property. These treats pack a powerful taste and smell! As always, they will leave no oily residue in pockets, so they are perfect for rewarding and replenishing on walks or hikes.

Ingredients: Organic Buckwheat flour, Cheese, Organic Coconut Oil, Organic Broccoli, Organic Turmeric, Mixed Tocopherols.

Approximately 2 calories per mini treat

Guaranteed Analysis: Crude Protein 7% min, Crude Fat 8% min, Crude Fiber 2% max, Moisture 11%, max, Ash 2% max ; Kcal/kg 3508

 

 



Blueberry & Coconut Hearts
5 lb. Bulk Bag $80
 

Blueberry and Coconut 1" Hearts
5 lbs. minimum

Wildly healthy, antioxidant rich, and delicious blueberries, creamy, smooth extra-virgin coconut oil and a hint of ginger make this a tantalizing treat that dogs love.

These biscuits are sure to delight. Made with only 6 ingredients, this treat combines wild blueberries, creamy extra-virgin coconut oil and a hint of ginger, each of which is known to benefit the health of dogs. Wild blueberries are one of the best fruits for delivering powerful anti-oxidants, known to help prevent health problems including cancer and heart disease, as well as aiding cognitive functions in older dogs; coconut oil, primarily comprised of medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs) is efficiently metabolized to provide an immediate source of fuel; and ginger serves as an excellent digestive aid and anti-inflammatory. These treats won’t leave an oily residue in your pocket - perfect for rewarding and replenishing on walks or hikes.

Approximately 12 calories per heart treat.

Ingredients: Organic Buckwheat flour, Blueberry, Organic Coconut, Organic Coconut Oil, Organic Ginger, Mixed Tocopherols.

Guaranteed Analysis: Crude Protein 8% min, Crude Fat 12% min, Crude Fiber 3% max, Moisture 5% max, Ash 2% max; Kcal/kg 3505.

 



Blueberry & Coconut Minis
5 lb. Bulk Bag $80
 

Blueberry and Coconut 1/4" Mini Stars, Hearts & Bones
5 lbs. minimum

Wildly healthy, antioxidant rich, and delicious blueberries, creamy, smooth extra-virgin coconut oil and a hint of ginger make this a tantalizing treat that dogs love.

These biscuits are sure to delight. Made with only 6 ingredients, this treat combines wild blueberries, creamy extra-virgin coconut oil and a hint of ginger, each of which is known to benefit the health of dogs. Wild blueberries are one of the best fruits for delivering powerful anti-oxidants, known to help prevent health problems including cancer and heart disease, as well as aiding cognitive functions in older dogs; coconut oil, primarily comprised of medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs) is efficiently metabolized to provide an immediate source of fuel; and ginger serves as an excellent digestive aid and anti-inflammatory. These treats won’t leave an oily residue in your pocket - perfect for rewarding and replenishing on walks or hikes.

Approximately 2 calories per mini treat.

Ingredients: Organic Buckwheat flour, Blueberry, Organic Coconut, Organic Coconut Oil, Organic Ginger, Mixed Tocopherols.

Guaranteed Analysis: Crude Protein 8% min, Crude Fat 12% min, Crude Fiber 3% max, Moisture 5% max, Ash 2% max; Kcal/kg 3505.
 



Peanut Butter, Banana & Coconut Hearts
5 lb. Bulk Bag $80
 

Peanut Butter, Banana, Coconut 1" Hearts
5 lbs. minimum

M
asterful blend of creamy salt-free peanut butter, sweet and smooth banana, and tropical coconut. 

We have combined salt-free peanut butter, creamy banana with coconut to create a sensation that will leave dogs begging for more. But wait, this treat is sensational beyond just the taste! Typically a favorite of Fido, the banana contains energy boosting natural sugars, fiber that aids digestion and potassium that benefits the muscular system. Nutrient rich coconut is known to stimulate metabolism, increase energy, aid digestion, and benefit joints, skin, and coat. Treats won’t leave an oily residue in pockets, so they are perfect for rewarding and replenishing on walks or hikes.

Ingredients: Organic Buckwheat flour, Organic Peanut Butter, Organic Banana, Organic Coconut, Organic Coconut oil, Organic Cinnamon, Mixed Tocopherols.

Approximately 6 calories per heart treat.

Guaranteed Analysis:  Crude Protein 11% min, Crude Fat 12% min, Crude Fiber 3% max, Moisture 8%, max, Ash 2% max; Kcal/kg 3779.

 

 



Peanut Butter, Banana & Coconut Minis
5 lb. Bulk Bag $80
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Peanut Butter, Banana, Coconut 1/4" Mini Stars, Hearts & Bones
5 lbs. minimum

Masterful blend of creamy salt-free peanut butter, sweet and smooth banana, and tropical coconut.

We have combined salt-free peanut butter, creamy banana with coconut to create a sensation that will leave dogs begging for more. But wait, this treat is sensational beyond just the taste! Typically a favorite of Fido, the banana contains energy boosting natural sugars, fiber that aids digestion and potassium that benefits the muscular system. Nutrient rich coconut is known to stimulate metabolism, increase energy, aid digestion, and benefit joints, skin, and coat. Treats won’t leave an oily residue in pockets, so they are perfect for rewarding and replenishing on walks or hikes.

Ingredients: Organic Buckwheat flour, Organic Peanut Butter, Organic Banana, Organic Coconut, Organic Coconut oil, Organic Cinnamon, Mixed Tocopherols.

Approximately 2 calories per mini treat.

Guaranteed Analysis:  Crude Protein 11% min, Crude Fat 12% min, Crude Fiber 3% max, Moisture 8%, max, Ash 2% max; Kcal/kg 3779.

 



Cranberry & Coconut Hearts
5 lb. Bulk Bag $80
 

Cranberry and Coconut 1" Hearts
5 lbs. minimum
 

Wildly healthy, phyto-nutrient rich and delicious cranberries, creamy, smooth extra-virgin coconut oil and a hint of ginger make this a tantalizing treat that dogs love.

This combines the powerful benefits of cranberries, creamy extra-virgin coconut oil and a hint of ginger, each of which is known to benefit the health of dogs. Cranberries are known for their powerful roles as antioxidant powerhouses and are among the top fruits of choice for overall health; coconut oil, primarily comprised of medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs) is efficiently metabolized to provide an immediate source of fuel; and ginger serves as an excellent digestive aid and anti-inflammatory. These treats won’t leave an oily residue in your pocket and are perfect for rewarding and replenishing on walks or hikes.

Approximately 6 calories per heart treat.

Ingredients: Organic Buckwheat flour, Cranberry, Organic Coconut, Organic Coconut Oil, Organic Ginger, Mixed Tocopherols.

Guaranteed Analysis: Crude Protein 10% min, Crude Fat 13% min, Crude Fiber 5% max, Moisture 14% max, Ash 2% max ; Kcal/kg – 3565.

 



Cranberry & Coconut Minis
5 lb. Bulk Bag $80
 

Cranberry and Coconut 1/4" Mini Stars, Hearts & Bones
5 lbs. minimum

 

Wildly healthy, phyto-nutrient rich and delicious cranberries, creamy, smooth extra-virgin coconut oil and a hint of ginger make this a tantalizing treat that dogs love.

This combines the powerful benefits of cranberries, creamy extra-virgin coconut oil and a hint of ginger, each of which is known to benefit the health of dogs. Cranberries are known for their powerful roles as antioxidant powerhouses and are among the top fruits of choice for overall health; coconut oil, primarily comprised of medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs) is efficiently metabolized to provide an immediate source of fuel; and ginger serves as an excellent digestive aid and anti-inflammatory. These treats won’t leave an oily residue in your pocket and are perfect for rewarding and replenishing on walks or hikes.

Approximately 2 calories per mini treat.

Ingredients: Organic Buckwheat flour, Cranberry, Organic Coconut, Organic Coconut Oil, Organic Ginger, Mixed Tocopherols.

Guaranteed Analysis: Crude Protein 10% min, Crude Fat 13% min, Crude Fiber 5% max, Moisture 14% max, Ash 2% max ; Kcal/kg – 3565.

 

 

IMPORTANT NOTE:  Due to safety concerns, packages of treats cannot be returned once opened.


 

 

Unnecessary Harmful Preservatives
Dangerous Chemical Preservatives to Avoid:
BHA (butylated hydroxyanisole)
BHT, butylated hydroxytoluene
Ethoxyquin
Proply gallate
Propylene glycol
Sodium Nitrate

BHA, BHT, and Ethoxyquin are three dangerous chemical preservatives that have been linked as cancer-causing agents, yet are still permitted for use by the pet food industry.

In the United States, BHT has been banned for use in baby food, while Japan, Romania, Sweden, and Australia do not permit it to be used in any human food. Japan has also banned the use of BHA. Regardless of the known harmful effects of BHT and BHA, we continually see these harmful chemicals being used in a number of “big name” pet foods. In dogs, these chemicals have been linked to dry skin, allergies, dental disease, liver disease, kidney damage, and tumors. If these chemicals have shown known carcinogenic qualities why should we allow them to be fed to our canine companions?

Ethoxyquin, which was originally developed for use in the production of rubber and as an herbicide, is currently regulated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as a pesticide and permitted for use in pet foods as a preservative. The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) also lists it as a pesticide. A study conducted by the Department of Pathology, Nagoya City University Medical School, Japan, found that BHA and ethoxyquin lead to stomach hyperplasia and cytotoxicity. Ethoxyquin has been found to pronounce kidney carcinogenesis, increase the incidence of stomach tumors, and enhance bladder carcinogenesis. The FDA, Center for Veterinary Medicine (CVM), has received numerous reports linking ethoxyquin to allergic reactions, skin problems, major organ failure, behavior problems and cancer. With the known dangers associated with ethoxyquin, the FDA only allows .5 to 5 ppm of residue in human foods, but still allows 150 ppm of it in food for pets and livestock. In 1997 the FDA’s Center for Veterinary Medicine (CVM) requested that the pet food industry voluntarily lower the ethoxyquin residue in pet foods to 75 ppm but there is still no mandatory requirement. Zero ppm would be a much healthier number.

Propyl gallate is a chemical that is added by manufacturers to prevent spoilage. This is another widely used chemical preservative that is suspected of causing both liver damage and cancer.

Used by the pet food industry to help retain water and give products their unique texture and taste, Propylene glycol is considered by some to lend to the cause of most health problems seen in dogs associated with chemical preservatives. Propylene glycol has been associated with causing dry-itching skin, hair loss, dehydration, excessive thirst, and tooth and gum problems. The FDA/CVM now prohibits the use of this preservative in cat foods after scientific studies have shown that propylene glycol reduces red blood cell survival time, renders red blood cells more susceptible to oxidative damage, along with other adverse health effects in cats after consuming this preservative. Although the FDA/CVM has prohibited the use of this substance in cat foods, it can still readily be found in big name commercial dog products.

Sodium nitrate used as both a red color enhancer and as a preservative is yet another commonly found preservative in commercial pet foods. Also known as sodium nitrate, this preservative found also in processed meat for humans, has been shown in studies to produce powerful cancer-causing chemicals called nitrosamines.

Keep in mind that most people feed their dogs the same food every day for years. While eating foods with these carcinogenic chemicals in them once in a while may not hurt a dog, eating it day in and day out can end up causing serious and completely unnecessary health problems. Because dogs eat the same brand of food over and over, it is important for dog owners to choose food that is healthy and free of harmful preservatives.
Associated links

http://ntp.niehs.nih.gov/ntp/roc/eleventh/profiles/s027bha.pdf
http://www.fda.gov/cvm/petlabel.htm

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