Redbarn - No Rawhide Puff Braid Dog Chew - 2 oz. (56g)
Single-ingredient, all-natural, grain-free, gluten-free, salt and sugar-free. Puff Braids are nothing but goodness. This esophagus family contains a baked chew for every kind of chewer. And for pet parents looking for a treat that is healthy, safe, and rawhide free, this esophagus family will provide just that, plus a variety of chew sizes, shapes, and textures!
Natural, Single Ingredient Chew
An Alternative to Rawhide
Great for All-Life Stages Including Puppies and Seniors
Helps Support Your Dog's Dental Health
Free From Chemicals, Preservatives, Colorings, and Flavorings
Frequently Asked Questions
Why Does The Packaging Look Different?
As a brand celebrating their 20th Anniversary in 2016, they’ve grown a lot over the years. They started with one product and now manufacture over 200! Redbarn decided to change their packaging and rebrand because they wanted to best represent their premium products. Times change and their company has evolved. As their customers changed their desires, they've worked hard to listen to them and provide more variety in their natural product options. The Redbarn Naturals line has over 150 products. They truly appreciate the customers who helped us grow their brand over the years and loved their older packaging. They loved it too! However, they felt that their packaging didn’t clearly communicate the benefits of their natural chews, treats and food to new customers finding us for the first time, and so they updated the color scheme of their packaging to better complement their new lines of canned food. As one of the only brands on the market that feature functional ingredients in both their treats and food, they wanted to help educate customers about the different solutions that help support their pet's health needs across their whole product line. They still make the same, great products that they’ve always made-they just have a new look.
Where are Redbarn Products Sourced?
80% of their Redbarn products are sourced and processed in the USA at their Great Bend, Kansas plant. Here is a breakdown of which products are sourced where:
- All of their meats and poultry for their dog and cat foods are sourced here, in the USA from USDA inspected plants.
- Their chews-tendons, hooves, ears, and bones are sourced in the USA and processed at their plant in Great Bend, Kansas where they have strict quality assurance programs in place.
Due to the lack of bully sticks in the USA, they source their bully sticks from Paraguay where the cows are free-range, grass fed. Their company-owned plant in Paraguay has the same, strict quality assurance program in place as their Kansas plant.
What does Natural Mean to Redbarn?
When Redbarn labels a product as natural or uses their "Redbarn Naturals" logo, that means that the product contains no artificial preservatives, colors or flavors. In addition, that product has been processed without using any artificial chemicals.
Making natural products was a Redbarn priority since the company’s beginnings, and their Redbarn Naturals brand officially launched in 2004. They have always strived to use minimal ingredients and processing for their products labeled as Natural. The American Association of Feed Control Officials, AAFCO, developed a definition for what types of ingredients can be considered "natural" for pet foods. For the most part, "natural" is equivalent to a lack of artificial flavors, artificial colors, or artificial preservatives. By processing their natural products without artificial chemicals, Redbarn is exceeding the standards.
How Do I Transition My Dog or Cat to Redbarn Canned or Rolled Foods?
Mix Redbarn gradually into your existing food over a three-week period as follows:
- Week one: three-quarters old food and one-quarter Redbarn
- Week two: one-half old food and one-half Redbarn
- Week three: three-quarters Redbarn and one-quarter old food.
- By the fourth week, your pet should be completely transitioned to their new food.
Why Don't They Sell Products On Their Website Anymore?
Redbarn doesn't traditionally sell products directly to the public. Their core business is to manufacture and sell their products to distributors across the United States so that you can find their products at a variety of retail locations. Several years ago, they decided to sell their products to customers directly via their website, in the event that there weren't any pet stores nearby. In May of 2016, they decided to stop selling on their website. Today, they have many eCommerce partners that they trust to provide you with their products and even better shipping speeds. Removing this functionality gives us more time to focus on what they do best--creating better products that your pet will love.
The Redbarn Story
Redbarn founders, Jeff Baikie and Howard Bloxam, met on a hockey rink in Canada when they were just kids. They became fast friends and while they went in different directions at times, they remained close. Both Jeff and Howie have always been entrepreneurs and had both been involved in several different business ventures so in the early nineties, when they started talking about building a company together it was an easy decision. They both recognized the need for a healthy, wholesome dog food that was developed, produced and sold with integrity, honesty and only top quality ingredients.
Redbarn's First Success
Together, with similar values in life and business, they developed their first product: Redbarn Premium Rolled Food. The success of the food quickly prompted many requests for matching quality treats. Thus, the Redbarn Bully Stick was introduced. After a couple of years of working from their respective garages in the US and Canada, they realized that not only had they outgrown their small makeshift facility, it was not efficient to ship product from Canada to the US. They decided that they would move their operations to California, where most of their customers were located.
In 1998, they moved to a production facility in Long Beach. The demand for the Redbarn Food quickly outgrew their limited manufacturing capabilities, so they expanded to an adjacent building and then another and then, yet another. They operated between nine buildings for several years as the product line and demand for the food and treats continued to grow.
Year after year, Redbarn Bully sticks grew in popularity until they were their best-selling product. Wanting to ensure that they produced the best quality product in a safe environment, Jeff and Howard purchased a bully stick manufacturing plant in Paraguay in 2004. Owning the plant in Paraguay meant that Redbarn could not only produce more bully sticks at an affordable price, but more importantly, implement the same quality assurance protocols that they have in their plant in Great Bend, KS ensuring they are delivering safe and reliable product.
They Grow in Leaps and Bounds
Recognizing that they had outgrown their current facilities, they went on a search for a centrally located factory that could handle the current demands and future growth of producing their ever-increasing line of pet foods and treats. In 2010, after many months of searching, they found a factory in Great Bend, Kansas that was a perfect fit. It was a former FDA certified human grade bacon and ham plant that included a state of the art water treatment system that ensured only clean water returned to the earth. Today, Redbarn's portfolio of over 200 products includes their rolled foods, canned foods, bully sticks, filled bones, bones, tendons, hooves, sweet potato treats and many more.
The Year of the Cat and Beyond
In response to the overwhelming number of requests from their customers, in 2014, they added a line of Redbarn Grain Free Cat Foods and Treats. This put us in a whole new category. They developed their cat products with the same unwavering commitment to quality that requires only top quality ingredients and stringent QA standards. Their Quality Assurance department now consists of 12 people who ensure they are manufacturing the safest and healthiest products available in the USA.