I wanted to make a dog biscuit that would add some 'bulk' to my dogs' diet, and that they would get excited about. One of my dogs is sensitive to wheat so I needed to avoid wheat flour, but still needed something that would hold together well. Tho spelt is related to wheat, some people w/ wheat allergies tolerate it, so I thought I'd give it a shot. I use these as treats for coming inside when called or if someone has an upset tummy. So far so good!