A COUPLE from Basingstoke have launched a natural dog treats business after realising that poor quality processed food treats made one of their dogs ill.

Gary and Danielle Clarkson, who live in Kempshott with their three dogs, Ralph, Basil and Preston launched Dogglebox.

They used their knowledge and passion for finding quality, natural dog treats for their own pets to start the monthly subscription service delivering traditional dog treats to customers’ homes.

Gary said: “This all started years ago when our German Shepherd, Ralph, had a sensitive stomach. I thought it was his food at first. But it turned out to be his treats that were causing the problem. I really struggled to find quality alternatives. Often treats were imported, didn’t meet DEFRA standards and had long ingredient lists – half of which I didn’t even recognise.

“When we finally found more natural and traditional treats, such as dehydrated rabbit ears, pig snouts and chicken feet, it made such a big difference to Ralph’s health. But when we spoke to other dog owners, they assumed finding these sorts of treats would be hard work and expensive.

“We hope Dogglebox will take away the hassle in finding a variety of natural, healthy treats for dogs and provide good value for money, as well as improving the health and happiness of our four-legged friends.”

Each box contains around 20 treats and cost £21.99 a month, for a subscription.

For more information, visit: www.dogglebox.net.