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Win a Care Package for Your Pet

Congratulations to JJ and Adrienne for winning their respective cat and dog each a fantastic care package! And thanks to all of you who submitted a response; you gave us lots of ideas for our own pampered pooches and crafty kitties. Does your dog or cat have a favorite treat? We want to know what it is! Carrots, apples, liverwurst…whatever it is, we want to hear about it. We’re giving away two care packages of healthy treats — one to a randomly selected dog owner and the other to a randomly selected cat owner — just enter your pet’s favorite healthy treat as a comment below by July 21st! What’s that…your pet’s favorites aren’t healthy? Well, we won’t disqualify you. Your pet may need the care package more than others! Tell us what treats they eat now, healthy or not. A little over a year ago, I got a puppy. The week before I picked him up, I researched training treats like crazy. I wanted to make sure he started his life off healthy (and obediently) with treats that were free of byproducts and artificial stuff. Once I got him home, I discovered that not only did he LOVE the treats I’d settled on, but he also LOVED frozen broccoli florets. Nothing beats a refreshing frozen broccoli floret on a hot summer day! What’s your pet’s favorite healthy treat? Enter your comment below by July 21 and you just might win a care package for your pet. Note: The winning pet care packages will be created with an array of these products.

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Nora McClymer says …

My Cat, Bella enjoys Meow Mix Wet Cat food! Anything that has a fishy flavor is her specialty! My young daughters always remember to get her gifts on outings and go the extra mile to make the cat feel happy and special.

Cheryl says …

My dog loves bananas.

Dana says …

My dog, Monte, loves anything and everything that has the slighest hint of Chicken! He goes crazy for any type of small morsel of this meat, that it's hilarious. He practically stands on his little white head! :)

Julie says …

My BT, Katy goes crazy for apples! Her favorite way to eat them is "out of hand" or should I say "out of my hand"! The minute I started biting into an apple, she magically appears in front of me with this "you're not going to eat all of that, are you?" look on her face. Once I've had my share, I hold it for her; she gingerly starts to take a bite, then another, and if I don't stop her, she'd eat the whole thing, core and all! If I just sit there and hold the remnants of the apple, she thinks I'm just playing hard to get and will try to get just one more bite. There's nothing cuter than a short-nosed Boston eating an apple!

Lily says …

Oh, and my cat Edie (aka Princess Edie and Edie Monster) loves chicken anything -- Greenies, Whisker Lickins, you name it. And the other day while I was baking, I caught her putting her nose into the bowl of raw eggs...I just saved them from her.

CAROL BOURNE says …

My little Bichon loves roasted zuccini amd roasted carrots. She won't eat them raw and they must be roasted in the same pan as the chicken or meat. She doesn't want the meat, just the veggies.

Lily says …

I'd like to say that my dog Hannah's favorite treats are the peanut butter biscuits I make for her, but she's interested in any and all people food -- she even stuck her snout into my spinach salad one day! Barbecue is yummy, too. And she always "helps" me load the dishwasher by licking any remains from the plates on the bottom rack.

Gail says …

My dog's favorite healthy pet treat is a kong filled with peanut butter and So Delicious coconut milk yogurt. I freeze it overnight, and she just goes to town on it! It's so funny to see her get so excited every time I open the freezer door!

Kim G says …

I have five little dogs... various breeds. Each one seems to have his/her favorite, but by far they seem to all agree on baby carrots. With five little mouths to feed, I go through about 2 small bags a week. If one dog gets rewarded for something... then he/she wins the same reward for the whole gang. Ranking a close second to the carrots, are beans. They prefer baked beans but since those tend to be a bit high in sugar, I prefer to give them cooked kidney beans. Yummie. My one little dog is a tiny dachshund and as anyone who knows anything about dachshunds, they know that they are loving, sweet but also STUBBORN. I was having a great deal of difficulty getting him to come back inside but now that he knows what the word "carrot" means, he comes racing in the back door. Of course by then, all of them are waiting by the refrigerator. I think that they are training me instead of me training them. Humm? Maybe they ARE the smarter species?

kathy pease says …

my cats love when my hubby goes fishing and catches trout and i cook them up for them..they go wild :)

Dave says …

My young lady (golden retriever) loves carrots, blueberry and strawberry. Her "carrot time" means she will go into her room. She balances strawberry on her nose and catches when I give her "ok" to eat. When we go to a farm for our blueberry picking. She will wait at the "barking lot" patiently so she can get her fresh rewards.

Kristen Rager says …

My dog Dusty loves sweet potato and turkey treats and applesauce and cheese treats... I try and bake most of them myself- all organic all healthy!

Tim says …

My two labs, a chocolate and yellow, both prefer White Castle sliders to any organic treats...

Pam says …

My dog loves blueberries, strawberries, broccoli ,carrots. Of courxe I shop Whole Foods every week buying all of the produce organic.So when I am washing all the fruit, my dog gets some treats the same time.

Hailey McKeefry Delmas says …

My cat likes ice cubes... He also goes crazy for fresh catnip leaves.

Melanie Bailey says …

My wonderful chihuahua, Romeo, seems convinced that if something is good enough for me to eat, then it certainly deserves his attention. He seems to really love pizza, he likes sliced apples too, but his unconditional gentle licks let me know that he likes me best of all :-)

CLB-Smith says …

Macy is a recue lab, so I'm always searching for her acquired tastes. She is very discerning. She loves green beans, granny smith apple slices, only air popped popcorn & beets on occasion. She refuses carrots, celery. Thanks you. Macy will love her gifts I'm sure.

Sarah says …

Maverick and Devana, the dogs I am bound to in servitude, above all else, including their 100% raw meat diet, love cubes of Irish Cheddar while out on hikes and salmon fillet from the Whole Foods Fish Market once back at home!

Amy says …

My mom's miniature Australian shepherd loves Cheerios!

CJ Markowitz says …

my buster loves avocado

Stacie Hurrle says …

My dog Luna LOVES cheese! I can't even say (cheese) in normal conversation without her perking up and coming to me. Maybe I should use the cheese command instead of the come command. : )

hjn says …

I make my kids pupsicles. Nonfat plain yogurt blended with pink salmon (or mackerel, or tuna or chicken) split into 2-3oz ramikins and frozen. One takes his time licking it slowly, one licks for 5 minutes then bites, the third one pops it out of the ramikin and chomps it. She also waits at the ice dispenser on freezer to see if any falls to the floor.

Alison says …

We adopted an adorable shephard/lab/pitbull/who knows mix the day after this past Christmas. I currently work as an AmeriCorps*VISTA so buying fancy treats was not an option for us. The dog food, vaccinations, and crate was enough! A fellow AmeriCorps*VISTA told me that her dogs LOVE carrots, so I tried it out. Low and behold our dog, Kenya, loves them as well. For those who don't know AmeriCorps*VISTA is often referred to as "the domestic Peace Corps". VISTAs live at the level of poverty to better understand the communities they serve. Most VISTAs also receive food stamps. I'm able to purchase the carrots with my food stamps as treats for my dog without going over my $800/month budget. Awesome!

Bonnie Bishop says …

BLUEBERRIES My orange cats love blueberries fresh is best however in Telluride winters up on the ski mountian they would eat the canned small berries for muffins while snug in their condo. Kinda fun and healthy.

Lisa says …

My Lab and I love sliced apples with peanut butter.

Karen says …

Vegetables of all kinds (zucchini, peppers, tomatoes) including the peels of cucumbers and carrots. When my dogs hear the paring knife on the cutting board or the peeler rattling in my hand they race to the kitchen.

Sue says …

My dogs are picky and fickle when it comes to veggies, so I have to rotate. Their current favorites are kale (cooked) and broccoli.

Erika says …

I don't know what our new puppy will like. Two years ago my husband and I had to lay our german shepherd Buster to rest. Since that time we have healed and made the decision we are ready to adopt another pet. We found our match at the Humane Society adoption at Petsmart last weekend. Her name is Marley and she is a black lab mix and is about 6 months old. The adoption will be finalized on Friday and we will get to take her home. We are so excited and can not wait to find out what her favorite treats will be. :-)

Jessa says …

My dog loves to clean out the peanut butter jars!

Chris Rivera says …

My 2 cats, Mr Vittles (for obvious reasons) and the Captain (a Siamese) think that the "Tuna Water" from people canned tuna is "The Nectar of the GODS" Opening a can of tuna in my kitchen can get you mugged, I am aware I live in Newark, but come on, in my own kitchen.

Cindy Hurst says …

Three rescued dogs and one rescued cat call our place home. They love bites of steak!

Jill says …

My little black dachshund Roxy thinks she's a little bunny. She loves plain lettuce!! She will stand on her hind legs and beg for it lol : )

Angela says …

My little dachshund Holly loves mashed potatoes!

lovely says …

My dog Juan loves fruit his favorite are bananas, but not over ripe. Marley dosent like sweet things his favorite food is a toss up between green beans or asparagus. They both love natural peanut butter.

Kim says …

My dog would do anything for carrots!

Carrie Frank says …

Our Newfoundland, Grizzy, and our Beagle, Baxter, fight over the ends of carrots and cucumbers when we make salads for dinner each night. They really enjoy the ends of our veggies and see them as real treats.

Emma Wolfe says …

My 11 year old rescue Akita (who suffered from and is recovering from a stroke) loves anything fish related, so we feed her tuna or wild salmon (in a can) with her kibble as it hides the crushed vitamins and medication she would either refuse to take. Her favorite treat however, is chicken jerky!

Connie says …

I have doxies! Butus used to LOVE green beans! He would eat them off of the vine and when he went blind my other doxie Spencer would steal them and bring them to him! He also loved carrots! Spencer loves liver treats, steak, and chicken. Sammy our youngest loves all treats but will do ANYTHING for a hot dog! I won't give them to him very often so it is a once in a blue moon that he will get a couple of little pieces...but he loves them. He even won a weiner race, puppy division, becasue that was at the finish line for him!

HACB says …

My golden retriever LOVES peanut butter. She can be anywhere in the house and the second I open the jar, she comes running.

Dannyb says …

My black lab/pointer mix loves Everything! But she stares me down whenever I am eating a banana. She loves to eat bananas, especially when I peel it and let her take bites.

Sheila Amundson says …

My boxer, Georgia loves seedless watermelon! She can smell it a mile away..ツ She will get up from a sound sleep and come to the kitchen if she hears the top pop, on the bowl we keep in the fridge!!

Noelle Campana says …

My dog loves sweet potato fries!

meg reider says …

My cat Casper loves Rice Dream ice cream.

meg reider says …

My cat Woodstock loves free range chicken legs & wings.

carol says …

All I have to do is OPEN a bag of pistachios, and here comes Peaches! The sound of cracking open a pistachio is all it takes and she magically appears! Our cat Frisky likes to sneak a paw on the b/f's ice cream which he thought was cute at first, not so much anymore as she's becoming quite demanding!

Heather says …

My dogs LOVE peanut butter! That is their unhealthy fav but my boy dog, Duke, also loves any type of fruit you give him. Hilarious to see him try and chew a piece of watermelon or banana.

Betty Curran says …

My cat loves the salty crunchy snacks. Her favorite is tortilla chips but popcorn is a close second.

Claudia Spungin says …

My dog treats are Newman's Own Organics and Newman's Own TREATS CHICKEN& RICE RECIPE. He likes the cats dry to which is science diet. Other wise its his wet dog food which is Natural Balance is vegetarian formula everything else made him sick we try evry treat it seem to till we got him this, the Newman treats.

Adrienne says …

Anything stuffed into her Kong is a winner; however, her most favorite treat is a big, juicy Bone!!

Nancy Swern says …

If it is edible, Reese will eat it at least once!

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