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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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Michael says …

Candy Corn. The Chow Chows got into a bag of candy corn one Halloween and they have begged for it ever since. We indulge them a couple of pieces a day. Yes, we have to buy candy corn year round just for them.

shannon ditzel says …

My pups love organic peanut butter as treats or to take meds with :)

Kimberley Royalty says …

The chicken "jerky" can't remember exact name, but sold @ Whole Foods, for my kitty. :)

Ilse says …

Hi, my cat Barney..really loves mushrooms..When I take one out of the fridge, he run to me and begins to cry almost like a little child..when I trow the mushroom away in to the livingroom he runs really fast to get it, plays with it for a little while and than he eats it.

Marlee says …

I am not sure what my girl, Katarina, lab/collie mix, likes. She's a recent adoptee and we're still learning. She does love popcorn! (I only eat popped from the stove with olive oil, no microwave)

Rachel says …

My dog Bailey loves Falafel! every time I make some she waits patiently until I give her a ball, with tahini sauce of course :) My cats love olives, they will play with the olive for a while then sit and eat it all up.

Faith says …

My 3 pups all love tofu or anything veggie substitute. They also are suckers for peanut butter and frozen doggie treats!

Julie Conkle says …

My dog Amelia loves frozen berries, blueberries, blackberries, strawberries. She also loves cheese, and carrots. I do not give her grapes or raisins as they are harmful to dogs! She is a good dog, and eats regular dog food and milk bones, but gets a lot of healthy treats from me.

Cori says …

My shih tzu's top 5 are eggs, green beans, sweet peas, bananas and tomato sauce.

Kris says …

Our dog Cooper loves fresh fruit--blueberries and cantaloupe are his favorites. When I up cutting up fruit, he is always right there next to me waiting for something to be dropped!

Shelagh says …

My super sweet and rambunctious miniature schnauzer, Basil, is on a BARF diet so he eats well and much like his mother doesnt go for nasty processed treats. He just looooooves the food I make him and his raw meaty bones! With the exception of certain foods which just arent proper for canines, his treats consist of what we eat, he LOVES bananas and most all fruit! His favorite though, and this is a special treat he only gets about once a month are his organic raw buffalo wings: half cup organic cottage cheese, then mix in half cup organic grated carrots then toss it over 4-5 organic skin-on raw chicken wings (or cooked organic chicken, with bones removed) and serve, you pup will be beyond happy!

Shannon David says …

Molly Bleu, my 2.5 yr old Australian Shepherd loves fresh veggies and fruits! From carrots, tomatoes, cucumbers, potatoes, lettuce, corn to hot peppers; and from blueberries, cantaloupe, apples to kiwi. I love that I can feed her healthy treats from my garden or local store. And to watch her eat & crunch a carrot is humorous!

Shannon says …

My dogs love love love peanut butter. Both my cats seem to have a strange attraction to cheese, especially Parmesan. Weird. I know.

Jamie says …

My dog Quetesh loves apples & carrots! She will do anything for a carrot! She & my foster hound also love sweet potato treats that I bake ( little sweet potato pie drops). The hound finally started begging for treats when I made those :)

Andee says …

Our "kid with fur" McMolly just loves fresh veggies, mostly carrots! We have an organic garden in our yard and several times she has helped herself to tomatoes,lettuce &carrots. Since she is a very important part of our family, we don't give her anything we don't eat.Whole Foods fills all our needs for excellent produce for our entire family the whole year long.

moyra gorski says …

Definitely peanut butter is my dogs favorite treat. they also love carrots and apples as well as frozen peas.

Nicole Z says …

My dog Lola, a Boston Terrier, loves the Whole Foods biscuits for small dogs. I give her two at a time though, because they are quite tiny.

Jen says …

My ridgeback will eat ANYTHING. Food or not. Lettuce, foil wrappers or an entire large pizza. Anything and everything!

Lindsey hebert says …

My minature dachshunds buddy and izzy love peanut butter, carrots, and cheese. They know when I have opened any of these even if they are in another room. They come running for a treat :)

Heather White says …

My boston terrier, Maddie, loves Greenies!

Kathryn says …

Puck loves bananas, apples, carrots, peanut butter, eggs, and mostly anything you'll give him!

C Colby says …

My cat loves garlic chives, you can catch him chewing on my chive patch when ever he is out in the yard, silly cat.ewwwwwwww garlic breath.

Jessica says …

Madeline, my miniature schnauzer, loves soy sauce multiseed rice crackers from trader joes!! they're one of the few human snacks i love that i actually share with her : )

Julie Wallace says …

My Pugs, Bunny & Vixen, go crazy for raw carrots.

Karen Scott says …

We have 3 basset hounds and 2 beagles - they all love fresh fruit and veggies, but the preference is for fresh carrots, cooked cabbage and sweet potatoes!

Larissa Lunsford says …

My dog Gromit loves just about anything but he especially loves popcorn and ice cubes.

Anna says …

Whatever the baby throws over the edge of the high chair tray - we named the dog Dyson for a reason! But his favorite is popcorn :)

Sarah says …

Our Naked Sphynx cat LOVES to eat my sons pop-tarts for breakfast, my poor son cant leave them unattended for any length of time.....what flavor pop-tart you ask? Strawberry. The funny part is she is just like my son and only eats the parts with the frosting on it and leaves the crust! Crazy cat!

Cindy Molchany says …

"The White One" ( my white boxer) loves when I share apples and peanut butter! Yum!

Dana Mora says …

Well I am a new dog owner and I am not sure yet what Trooper's favorite food is!

Blakely says …

My cats (five of them) all love nutritional yeast! They go crazy for the stuff. One of my cats also loves nuts - particularly peanuts and almonds. It's pretty funny...

Sara says …

My dogs LOVE the Frenchie's Kitchen frozen ready to bake canine cookies. They sit by the oven waiting for them to come out.

Caroline says …

It's so funny that my dog, Ella, LOVES sweet potatoes and watermelon. She's such a good dog and doesn't usually beg for food, but when she smells those things, she comes running with her tail wagging, then she sits right next to me, lifts up her paw and stares up at me with those irresistible eyes! Too cute!

Brooke Smars says …

Buckley, my Australian Shepherd, begs for carrots whenever I open the garage door. I originally gave him one because he was begging and I wanted to show him that he wouldn't like it. I was wrong! He loves them more than any of the other treats I get him. Peanut butter is the same way.

Sandi Halo says …

We have a big Yellow Lab named "Moose" and a Pug that we rescued named "Woody". Although they will eat anything, the two of them get fresh, big carrots. We started giving these to Moose when he was a puppy teething, and to this day they love their carrots. They know Mommy's going bye-bye when the carrot comes out.

Claire says …

My pup loves Popchips and homemade pumpkin dog treats.

Allison says …

Our Boxer Jackson LOVES crushed ice! No matter where he is in the house, the second you push the button in to get ice in a glass, he comes flying down the stairs or around the corner... sliding all over the linoleum floor. And then sits like a little man waiting for you to give him a piece. It's so funny! Forget something yummy and delicious! Ice apparently does the trick for Jackson!!

lisa dumaual says …

my schnoodle, sox, loves cheese. he seems to know when i am going to the refrigerator to get some cheese as opposed to getting anything else from it. he will catch cheese cubes in his mouth when we hold it up above his nose and drop it to him. he also can catch them in his mouth when we set them on top of his nose!

Halley says …

My cats like Cheez-Its a lot, but I'm working on getting them to switch to the Annie's brand equivalent. They seem to be willing converts.

Cheri Johnson says …

My black labs very favorite treat is...American Cheese. I just give him a tiny piece. I think I could teach him to do my laundry with American Cheese!

Chrissy says …

My puppy loves frozen green beans!

Vicki Folkerts says …

Anything I am eating!

Tammy Dorrycott says …

My dogs love french fries! I only let them have them once in awhile because I know they are not good for them but boy do they love them. And my kitties are crazy about tuna, they can be at the other ends of the house and when I open a can if tuna they come running. They don't come when I open other cans just the tuna.

Errin Arnold says …

My dog LOVES the Greenies and the natural dried meat treats. If I say the word "treat" my Yorkie will jump so high and bounce off my legs as I walk to his treat jar! So cute!

Chris Hughes says …

My cat loves yogurt. I can not eat yogurt with her going insane wanting some.

Jim Fazzone says …

My cat Moe LOOOOVES a few licks of unflavored, super-thick Greek yogurt, right off of my fingertips!

Eric B says …

Moritz, my grey tabby is a bit of a pig, but his weirdest treat is grilled asparagus! If we leave it on the counter in the kitchen, he will jump up and steal a spear. We have literally chased him through the whole house but he runs away and won't drop it - it's a hoot to watch! Once he gets a quiet moment, he chows down!

Lisa says …

My dog, Chanel, is a fanatic for anything a cat might like! She loves tuna and salmon flavored treats, and any egg-based bread! She's a weirdo, but she's my weirdo, and I love her :D

Lisa Caterbone says …

My cat Baby loves waffles with butter and maple syrup! However, he has to have all whole grain flour waffles with oats or else he won't eat them! lol...yes, he's a finicky eater.

Tara says …

I have two Labradors. The black lab LOVES baby carrots, and the yellow LOVES creamy honey peanut butter!

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