Why Rice is an Ideal Food for your Dog

Why Rice is an Ideal Food for your Dog

  • Paul Siems - 01.03.2021

Did you know dogs can eat rice?


According to the American Kennel Club, rice is safe for your dog to eat. White rice is easily digestible, especially when your dog is feeling under the weather. Rice can be found in many pet foods or treats because it is gluten free, easy to digest and a healthier carbohydrate. 


Our Backgate Dog Treats are made of 70 percent rice grown by our cooperative of family farmers across Arkansas and Missouri. Our cooperative structure allows us to source rice of the best quality. When you choose Backgate, we know exactly what goes into the dog treats you choose to give your pet. 


Our cooperative of family farmers is in the heart of rice country. 


Facts about Arkansas Rice

Did you know?


  • There are six major rice producing states in the United States: Arkansas, Missouri, Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi and California.
  • Arkansas ranks first in six major rice producing states, accounting for over 50 percent of the U.S. rice production.
  • Rice is grown in over 40 counties across Arkansas. 
  • Arkansas is home to 2,300 rice farms, and 96 percent are family owned and operated. 
  • Arkansas grows approximately 1.2 million acres of rice each year. 
  • The rice industry contributes to over $6 billion annually to Arkansas’ economy, and it employs more than 25,000 Arkansans. 

 Why is Rice Special?


  • Rice is gluten free. 
  • Rice provides more than 15 vitamins, minerals and natural antioxidants. 
  • It’s a good source of complex carbohydrates. 

Our Backgate Dog Treat comes in four sizes: x-small, small, medium and large. It’s perfectly portioned so your dog can enjoy a treat with natural smoke flavor and the chewing action will promote healthy teeth and gums. 


Our goal is to create a dog treat you can feel good about giving to your pet each time you open the resealable pouch. We know our farmers and how they cultivate the rice we source for our dog treats. So rest assured in our quality promise and in our cooperative of family farmers growing wholesome, nutritious rice for you and your furry friend.

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