A PRUDHOE dog owner has launched her homemade dog biscuit business in a bid to promote healthy eating.

Hannah Connolly (25) first started baking dog treats for her neighbours from her home kitchen in Prudhoe.

And after starting the business in April, dogs are already barking mad for the treats.

The Snack Pawtal serves dog owners of the Tyne Valley and beyond with products sold at the Black Bull in Wylam, the Prudhoe Pet Centre and Spokes Kitchen in Corbridge.

Hannah explained: “I started off by trialling ideas and recipes with neighbours to understand what was best.

“Since then more and more local business have expressed interest and started stocking the treats.”

Although there’s always been an ambition to expand the businesses outside of her kitchen, she never thought it would take off so quickly.

After learning of her Jack Russell, Oscar’s pollen-related allergies, she’s noticed certain well-known branded treats were triggering his already itchy skin.

As a result, Hannah’s awareness of dog food hygiene improved and she wanted to create a healthier option for Oscar and other dogs.

This has paved the way for the creation of unique flavours such as banana and almond, carrot and peanut butter, pumpkin and cinnamon and sweet potato and rosemary.

She said: “All of my dog treats are handmade with no artificial colouring, ingredients, preservatives or added sugar.

“I like to keep my biscuit recipes simple and healthy, but delicious, so dogs can enjoy snacking without any nasty additives or chemicals. “

All recipes are analysed in a registered food testing laboratory and tried and tested to ensure the best outcome for all dogs.