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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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liz moreau says …

Our cat, Wendy, thinks anything we are eating is a treat. She's happy if we give her a small piece of whatever meat we are having for dinner. Her favorites are steak and chicken.

Sierra says …

My Spaniel/Jack mix Snoopy, absolutely loves blueberries!

Donna Mae Travis says …

My cat's favorite treat is Friskies with greens in them. I know it is questionable as to their source of meat and other byproducts but she seems to love them. I give her tablespoon of them daily. Whenever I have organice chicken breasts for dinner, I offer her a piece of it but she turns up her nose at it. I will stop by to WFM soon to see what cat food she will eat healthier.

Linda White says …

My lab loves food in general anything you give him he eats! He loves treat for dogs!

Nicole says …

My black lab Braeburn LOVES sneaking cherry tomatoes out of my vegetable garden!! I guess I only encourage the behavior by tossing him split ones. But recently when he grabbed a zucchini and ran... Well, that just crosses the line!

Crystal says …

My two cocker spaniels, Cassie and Cadence, love slices of cucumber!

Autumn says …

My new puppy Axle loves Zukes dog treats. Especially the Chicken flavor.

Michele says …

My Great Dane, Jessie James, loves string cheese and popcorn. My Goldenretrivers, Casey and Zypher, love to wait for a just eaten applesause or yogart cup to take and lick clean. My Yellow Lab Phoebe love chicken liver mixed in with her kibble. My cats Elvira and Will love pumpkin mixed in their wet food treat and is great for their digestion.

Lisa says …

My cat loves cantelope! He started eating it as a kitten, and now 14 years later he still loves it!

Lisa says …

My mini dachshund Rupert loves Sardines in Oil. Great for his shiny red coat!

Lucky says …

Our Samoyed loves our garden and will actually sit down next to a tomato plant and bark if there are any ripe ones. She especially likes to chomp the 'grape' or 'pear' varieties - just be careful as the seeds squish out! She also loves the crunchy parts of romaine lettuce.

Jamie says …

Kirby loves his carrots! He just vacuums them up!

Shonnie says …

My dog Zeke and my cat Scratch both love their vegetables! Whenever I make myself a salad, I also have to make them "mini" salads otherswise they will not quit "pouting" while I eat mine. They love getting their snacks too!

Deborah says …

My cat, Squirrel, loves mice. When she was younger and the other cats were eating, she would excuse herself out the pet door and come home 10 minutes later from the little forest outside our door with a dead mouse in her mouth. I would get a saucer and she would put it down in the saucer and eat the mouse and leave the unedible parts in the saucer. I know that may not sound like a 'healthy treat' to most, but rodents are the 'natural food'for a cat and is probably why today, at 14, she is still such a healthy cat. She no longer chases mice, and much prefers to sit in her window and bask in the sun.

Rich says …

Our beautiful (she knows it) Abyssinian cat loves the Farmer's Market brand canned organic pumpkin. We feed it to her to keep her regular, but she comes running when we put a small amount in her bowl and she licks the bowl clean.

Susan says …

My lab kodey loves frozen green beans. Great as a snack and to fill him up when he's on the heavy side. He also lays his head on my lap begging for some of my steamed sweet potatoe.

Jayne Chandler says …

My little (6#) Shih Tzu mix loves to start the day with Dogswell chicken chews. After lunch, it's a Dogswell sweet potato chew she carries around the apartment until she feels like getting into it. Unlike most dogs, she's not all that into food & treats, and very selective when she does decide to eat.

Belinda says …

These are my cat treats. He loves the egg that's left over in the bowl after you've whip them up for your use. He also loves the juice from the tuna cans, not so much the tuna.

Erin says …

My mini schnauzer, Ella, loves oranges and other citrus fruits (grapefruit, tangerine). She's a Florida dog!

lisa fitts says …

We just adopted a chihuahua mix from an animal shelter, so we don't really know his favorite treat. He gets really excited every time he is offered something.

Andrea says …

My dog loves noodles - any kind of noodle. I do not think they are great for her, but if there are noodles cooking in the house she is drooling in the kitchen.

danban says …

My 4 pitbull babies will eat just about anything!! They do however absolutely LOVE yogurt, pears, and my broccoli and red pepper egg white scrambles!

Suz says …

The 17 year old love of my life, my Lucy kitty, loved apples. Tomorrow my new love, Lilibet, comes home from the shelter! I'm looking forward to learning her favorite treats.

Chandra says …

My Shih Tzu loves freeze dried apple pieces! I had a bag on a long car trip and felt guilty about munching away while he watched so I gave him a little piece and he loved them. He licks them and sucks on them until he finally eats them. He never eats people food so I was a little unsure but he seemed to like them. I have heard to be careful not to give them too much as the pectin in the fruit may upset his tummy but a few pieces here and there seem to be ok.

Jeanie Chadwick says …

Our Cane Corsos love the organic free range chicken and duck eggs that I cook for them.

Deborah Chen says …

Dave loves healthy treats. Carrots, apples, yogurt. His favorite summertime treats--basil and blueberries!

john says …

My dog Charley LOVES kefir, he slurps it up and as an added bonus, his digestion is perfect. WOOF!!!

Marcie says …

Organic Peanut butter in his favorite Kong toy!

Carol says …

Definitely cheese!

Laura says …

My mother and I share a house, and we have six cats between us, all former strays. Maya and her kitten Pumpkin (Punky) have a thing for buttered toast! I have no idea why, but they go insane when I make toast! Punky is like a dog actually, she will eat anything. If I drop something on the floor, if I don't move fast, she eats it - crackers, chips, even a peanut once! Mr. Cookie is obsessed with whipped cream. If he hears anything being squirted, he comes running; anything white you are eating is also assumed to be whipped cream. Tuna drives them all crazy, as well as turkey.

Diane Van slyke says …

we got our Goldendoodle, Roscoe as a pup last summer. We started training him with apples and carrots. Roscoe will do absolutely anything for a carrot! When he hears the drawer open in the fridge he immediately goes to his crate and lays down. t\Tomatoes are another favorite. Roscoe just prances over to the tomato plant in the yard and gently picks himself a tomato. He especially enjoys the cherry tomatoes!

Claudette Hampton says …

My cat Remy Martin (11 years old) loves lettuces. Whenever I make salads, he comes running for his treat. He meows and rubs my ankles until I give him a sample. He also love healthy cat treats. My new cat, Cleopatra loves turkey and my all natural veggie chip! She comes running when she hears the bag.

Sharon says …

Bruno loves hard boiled eggs. Once he hears the shells crack he is in the kitchen. He also catches and fruits or vegetables that I am cutting and throw to him. Carrot peels, tomato and cucumbers are his favorites.

Teresa Jablonski says …

My dog,Hugo, our LabraDane,loves his morning toast,on freshly baked Whole Foods wheat bread.Spread with Earth Balance soy free spread and 365 organic fruit spread. He looks forward to this yummy treat every morning to start his day!!

Libby M says …

Our cats are BIG fans of the cat nip carrots an peppers at whole foods. When I can make it in, I end up buying what is left on the shelf (any where from 3-6 of them). I know it's not a snack, but the girls consider them a treat :)

Dianna says …

Our yellow Lab "veggie dog" Cody, loves avocados, bananas, carrots and apples. He has a sensitive system, so we like to give him those for snacks. He also loves Whole Foods dog biscuits.

Katie says …

My flame point siamese, Quincy Jones, LOVES chicken, so when I make chicken for dinner we always cook a little extra w/o any oils or sauces and shread it to keep in the refrigerator as a snack for him. He also loves fresh mint from our backyard - a great chicken follow-up for getting rid of that chicken-breath!

Allison says …

Our cats love their "stinky" cat vitamins! They will come running from wherever they are when they hear me open the package.

RSchultz says …

My German Shepherd has a bone that he cleaned up from the pet store, and it has a deep hole in it. I am still in the process of training him to be alone, so when I leave, I fill that hole up with peanut butter made with just peanuts,and it keeps him busy. He gets so excited when he sees me filling it that he runs to his kennel and sits and waits for it!

Tessa Lawrence says …

My cocker spaniel Digby absolutely loves celery but carrots would be her second favourite treat!

Jimmie Shelley says …

We're pretty sure our cats plot ways to order tons of Tuna while we're away.

Tricia Brown says …

My dogs love cheddar cheese.

mstammy says …

My baby Chica loves Mandarin oranges, bananas and ice cubes. She's crazy for ice!

Lourdes says …

My beloved Peanut, a fun loving, live for today Jack Russell cries out for raw milk cheese, which we occasionally bring in from the farm. Not all cheese are up to her standards, but thankfully all celery is.

Beau's Mom says …

My maltese just loves baby carrots (cooked or raw), fresh apple slices, fresh strawberries, fresh or frozen bananas, vanilla yogurt, roasted chicken with potatoes and veggies, super rare filet & most any sushi - you name it! He loves edamames too - but they make him bloat which is dangerous, so we say No. A universal crowd pleaser that the cats and the dog love - is Wildside Salmon treats. They are 100% freeze dried wild catch salmon treats (and SO hard to find locally). Help us out and please carry these - we have to mail order them now!!

Jen says …

I make brussel sprouts with garlic, olive oil, salt, pepper, and lemon and my dog can't get enough of them he also loves pears and will come drool on you if you eat one near him!

Heather says …

My German Shepherd, Kaya, loves tuna fish. I have to split up the water from canned tuna between her and my three cats. When they hear the can being opened they all come running!

pat says …

My mom is 92 and she has my daughters cockerspanierd when she left to college, now she won't return him!!LOL She feeds him scraps and I tell her it's not good for him. I get him greenies,he loves them.

Alexandra says …

My tuxedo cat, Sofie, loves everything green. She especially likes asparagus and will run all over the house with it in her mouth while announcing that she just caught something GREAT!

Kerri Rush says …

My Dog Sugar LOVES fresh wheatgrass juice! She turns her nose up at the grass itself and even the pulp (which most dogs love) but will drink a fresh "shot" with us in the morning. It's a great and healthy way to start our day!

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