Written By – Joseph Scaglione

It’s that time in the afternoon. The time where it’s way past lunch, and a little too early for dinner. The time when your body asks you for a small snack…and so does your dog. If you’re in the majority of pet owners, you and your dog might have similar diets (outside of chocolate), so why not indulge in a healthy snack. Ampersand Bakehouse is dedicated to bringing dogs & owners together!

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Founder Stephanie Kaptein is a former strategist at a consulting agency. She worked with popular brands such as Campbell’s, Tyson, and McCain’s, where she learned the basics of food production. She experimented with cakes, cookies, and doughnuts before settling on dog-friendly treats she could share with her French bulldog, Archie.

Stephanie believes sharing food is a sign of affection. So much of our lives revolve around food whether it be first dates, family gatherings, or lunchtime spent with co-workers. So why not share snack time with your furry friend? Below are some tasty treats Ampersand offers. To learn more visit: https://ampersandbakehouse.com/ And if you’re a Toronto native, see if the names of these treats ring a bell.

Bellwoods Snack (Case of 6) $37.50

Bellwoods snack

This is a snack for those who want a little taste of everything! Pears, blueberries, banana chips, and popcorn combine for a balanced healthy afternoon movie snack. Bellwoods is high in vitamin C, fibre, potassium, and an excellent source of B12. And don’t discount the popcorn! It’s a healthy trio of potassium, magnesium, and calcium, which strengthens immune systems.

Sorauren Snack (Case of 6) $37.50

Sorauren snack

These treats offer a dynamic pairing of white peaches and dried mango combined with sweet banana chips and savoury popcorn. Take a pack with you on an afternoon summer stroll. They’re an excellent source of fibre and vitamin E.

Wychwood (Case of 6) $37.50

Wychwood snack

This one is like a deconstructed apple pie. Sweet apples are paired with vibrant cranberries and cinnamon maple chick peas. Better suited for a brisk fall day than a humid summer night. Cinnamon regulates a dog’s blood sugar and improves brain function, while the chick peas offer protein and fibre. The cranberries are full of antioxidants to boost your dog’s immune system.

Sherwood (Case of 6) $37.50

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Savoury rather than sweet, featuring dry roasted edamame and turmeric coconut flakes balanced with sweet dry apples. The edamame packs an Omega-3 punch and omega-3 fatty acids to control skin allergies. Turmeric offers anti-inflammatory properties to promote joint health.

Sunnybrook (Case of 6) $37.50

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A tropical blend best eaten in the blazing sun. Sweet pineapple, coconut, cranberry, banana chips, and popcorn combine for a refreshing snack. Pineapple is the key ingredient, containing the enzyme Bromelain, which helps dogs breakdown protein and aid digestion.

If you’re having a hard time choosing one of these delicious flavours, Ampersand offers a variety pack so you can try all six!

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