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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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Kim says …

Hi, my 14 year old son has always said, can we buy him treats, and we have barely enough for the food... he would love anything.

M Miller says …

Wow, my grand-dog loves any treats! His daddy doesn't give him many treats, so when he thinks you have something for him he does every trick he knows to get it! Any treat is special to him! It's a grandmothers job to spoil!

Sean says …

Our Dachshund in her eyes is on a continual diet. She loves almost everything except plain popcorn and carrots. Her favorite irregular treats are puperoni treats but when we go to the pet expos and shows, we try to get her some healthier treats from the vendors at the show. She really loves the healthy peanut butter treats we can sometimes find. With her diet, it is hard to find healthy treats that she gets excited to eat.

Andy J says …

Our dogs love steamed veggies. We always make extra for them.

Heide says …

A bowl of cereal is not safe when my kitty Jasmine is around. She will jump on the table, on your lap, or just anywhere in the vicinity to eat from your bowl! Breakfast is no longer safe in our house when corn flakes and milk are in the area!

Stephanie says …

My beagle, Archie just loves watermelon! he will give us his cutest face and goes back and forth from my husband to me, making sure we let him drink the juice in the bottom of the bowl! My lab, Sugar will eat cucumbers- she thinks their the best summer treat! My mutt Lucchi can't be conformed, he holds out for the sugar treats, refusing to beg for healthy stuff :)

patricia a krupica says …

My dog Mollie, a pug needs to keep her weight down so I try to not give her treats, and if I do, it's a piece of her dog food. She got overweight from someone giving her too many treats and now she is paying the price. I would love to have a healthy treat to give her occasionally. What could you recommend?

Bill says …

Both Duke & Annie **LOVE** baby carrots! They also love cheese and this chicken jerky stuff - they really eat that up!

LizS says …

My cat loves potato chips. I think it is the salt she wants. I do feed her really good pet food, so it balances out the junk food snacks she gets. :-)

Annie and Pickles's Mom says …

My dog Pickles, a 15 year old cocker spaniel, LOVES ice cubes. When the freezer door opens and a piece of ice clinks, he comes running out of no where.

Elena Ribarevska says …

My basenji dog is 14 1/2 years old. When he was 11, he was diagnosed with severe liver disease and must be on a lower protein diet. He loves Whole Foods chicken! If I buy chicken from another store, he doesn't want to eat it. He also loves Whole Foods ground turkey, and occasionally, I'll give him a few bits of WF salmon. He also likes carrots, green beans, rice, yogurt and canteloupe. Yes, it gets expensive feeding him like this, but it's cheaper than the medicines he was on. He acts like a puppy, and the vet is amazed!

Sara Schaaf says …

My dog Tyson loves to eat veggies. One day I was making a salad and gave him some lettuce and he was chomping on it. It was so funny my husband and I sarted laughing. I have never seen a dog chomp some lettuce like that.

Laura Humphrey says …

Our dog Mila loves broccoli! When I'm chopping it, she waits at my feet and carries it off to eat it alone.

Scott Postin says …

My 13 year old Chihuahua Kahya loves Chicken, he even does the cutest chicken dance when he knows he's going to get some

Aimee says …

my dog loves a frozen green bean as a snack in the hot summer!

Chris Pariseau says …

Our puppy Watson (red piebald dachshund) loves pretty much anything that hits the floor! His favorites are liver (for training) and baby carrots. He also loves bananas.

Jana Schroeer says …

My rescued lab/beagle mix LOVES scrambled eggs. She comes running as soon as we pull the egg carton out of the fridge. She also knows the sound of the squeaky fridge drawer where we keep sandwich meat. She loves Boar's Head ham.

Pam H says …

My dog LB LOVES string cheese!

Sarah says …

My cat LOVES whiskas temptations milk-flavored treats. LOVES them. If there are still treats left, she refuses her regular food, and once they're gone, it's like the end of the world is upon us. She's SO dramatic - lieing down to express her dismay at the treat shortage. She also enjoys cookies - Oreos, sugar cookies, Nilla wafers, etc. - but of course I try to keep her cookie consumption to a minimum.

erin lee says …

My dogs favrorit snack, I belive is drywall.... I think it's the salty crunch and it's dry powdey texture with just a hint of eggshell that she finds so applealing. She really enjoys eating my house, she has even moved on to snacking my the carpet.... People have started to call her Marlie, and I feel a bit like Jennifer Anston in that movie. If it were not for my children I don't think I could take it..Lol!!

Desiree Maurer says …

Our 1 yr old golden retriever inhales the healthy coat biscuits from Whole Foods and our 10 year old Rat Terrier loves the dehydrated chicken treats as well as carrots! But, their special treas are frozen marrow bones filled with peanut butter. I even convinced my husband to buy the all natural peanut butter for them - they are not too spoiled!! :-)

Jill Collins says …

My dogs love all natural baby food! We needed a container we could sterilize to use for a urine culture. The baby food happily served two purposes: container and treat. They loved it! (The treat part, anyway!)

J'aime mon Chaton says …

My cat Patches Leo regularly eats dry food but loves an occasional treat of Tuna water (squeezed from the can with a few tuna pieces). He favors tuna flavored feline treats over other flavors as well. His current feline treats of choice this month are semi-moist cat treats w/ wheat grass accompanied with a roasted chicken flavor. On occasion he has been known to eat rice, beans, and the crunchy portion of lettuce off my plate as well. His full name is Patches Leo Fransua. He's furry, he's fluffy, and he's my kitty!

Brenda B. says …

My Lab Hamilton LOVES cantaloupe! He savors it as he's eating it & his breath is so nice & fruity afterwards :)

Charissa says …

I have a pup about 11 months old (shelter rescue so not sure of age) and she loves when I buy her frozen marrow bones from Whole Foods. I feel good about giving them to her because they're nutritious and I don't have to look at any ingredients! I don't have to worry about the grain content or the fat content or any words I can't pronounce. She chews at the little bits of meat that are left on the bone and then spends most of the time trying to reach the marrow with her tongue. What could be more natural for a dog than a good old-fashioned (raw) bone?!

Debbie Arbuthnot says …

My beautiful little service dog Molly's all time favorite is: Peanut butter! Peanut butter on anything will make it her favorite. When she sees me go into the cabinet that has the peanut butter she starts jumping and dancing! She waits until I spread it on something and then runs full trottle to her bed. Thats where I always give it to her. If I don't get there fast enough she will bark. Dogs are great! She my buddy and I love her.

Michelle says …

My Golden Retriever, Ollie and my cat, Ariel both enjoy canned pumpkin. Because of the pumpkin shortage, I sometimes have a hard time finding it, and have tried to substitute canned yams or something, but they know. It HAS to be pumpkin.

Jamie says …

My cat loves vanilla ice cream. He will knock you down for it :)

Denise says …

My dog is a Puggle and such a joy. His very favorite treat is an ICE CUBE! It's a delightful thing, actually, to have him enjoy them so much. We have our own little rhythm, he and I. I cannot go to the refrigerator and press the button for ice without him running over, sitting, waiting patiently for his cube of ice. Of course, I give him his first and he gently grabs it, runs off and plays with it for a while (he likes to pretend he is a ferocious hunter who has found his prey! lol) and then after he bats it around a while, he devours it. It's become quite a comforting thing for me. I have 4 children and they bring me so much joy but this odd little ritual with my dog makes me deep down happy and contented. <3

Carla Bailey says …

Well my 2 cats, Pepper and Leo, are Italian evidently. They love eggplant rollatini and cheese! Makes mommy kind of angry though to share her rollatini so they settle for packaged cat treats usually or freeze dried chicken snacks.

Sarah Sheridan says …

Ok, 3 dogs and they all LOVE Checkups Dental Chews. The blonde one just dances as she waits. Another big favorite is apples ~ really though, they will eat just about anything!

racergirl1313 says …

Our cat goes crazy for pepperoni, the spicier the better. He loves the spicy pepperoni on the Whole Foods pizzas. He goes nuts when we get pizza, crying and begging for some pepperoni.

Nathan Carlson says …

My Aussie will do anything for a bannana! He will do tricks endlessly in order to get one. Luckily he is well mannered and does not steal them from the counter so we reward him often!

wendy says …

My dogs love liver. I make homemade liver "brownies" and they become the most well behaved dogs. They will do anything for liver.

Sonya says …

Both of my dogs love carrots!

Deonna Bishopp says …

Our two little Shitzhus favorite treats are Cantelope & tomato! They also love chicken strips!

LIndsey V says …

My dog, Presley, love love LOVES corn on the cob!

Alana says …

Watermelon!! My weimaraners can't get enough of the stuff! It's a yummy summer treat that we keep around for the entire household!

stephanie moore says …

Our dog Daisy loves blueberries. My husband buys a lot over the summer when they're ripe and she always comes to us and sits nicely begging until we drop one and she gets it. She loves all the usual snacks too, bits of cheese and meat, but this dog loves fruit! She ate a banana piece the other day! Hasn't seemed to have much interest in honeydew though.

Lori says …

When I brought my 8 week old puppy 'molly" home on New Years eve. I wanted to start her life out right, excercise, lots of love & good nutrition. I started out one morning & gave her a baby uncooked carrot, she played with it for awile trying to figure out if it was a toy or food. Well she found out by biting into it, It WAS FOOD! shw has been hooked ever since, her favorite treat's are carrots everyday sometimes 2-3 times a day. She recently discoved Ice Cubes, she plays with it then eats it..refreshing treat for hot summer days. Carrots are also very good for your doggie's eyes!!

Melissa Watson says …

My Boston Terrier, Millie, loves bananas...but they have to be not-too-ripe and not-too-green. It is expected that I share with her when I have one; however, if the piece given to her is not at the perfect point in ripeness, she leaves it alone. Her palate is far too developed for that! If I happen upon the perfectly ripe banana, however, I am lucky to get a bite of it for myself!

Lois Adams says …

Adrian, a charcoal and cream tuxedo cat is very finicky and very demanding. Every morning at 6 sharp she comes and demands her morning gravy. I buy shredded food in gravy and squeeze out the gravy into a champagne glass for her. She will not eat the food, only the gravy. And if I am even a little late she yells at me until I get it. (She is quite the Diva) The meat from the can goes into a plastic bowl that I put outside for the neighborhood strays

Krista says …

Our pigs Wilbur, Iris, and Olivia, love frozen pints of Narragansett Creamery mozzarella! They eat them like popsicles!

Marlee says …

My poochie loves cheese, cuccumbers and carrots!!!

Susan says …

Sparky and Max's favorite treat is real liver. I buy a carton at the grocery store .... it is so cheap.... and boil them in a pot of water until done. Then I grind them up in the blender with the water they cooked in and put about 1 1/2 Tbsp over their dog food.... they get that everyday at 4:00.... not too much but just enough to be a treat.

Monica says …

My dogs favorite treat is the recipes I make him out of the "three dog bakery" cookbook. They LOVE the yip yap banana snaps!!

"The CupCake Ladi" says …

Yolande 2154, Walnuts & raisins are toxic for dogs! Please google it! Fendi Bianca lovs organic watermelon, organic steamed veggies, organic peanut butter ..

Cheryl says …

My dogs love baby carrots. Every night when we eat supper my dogs gather around and my husband feeds then carrots while he eats. It is so funny to watch. We have a Great Dane, a Lab, a Beagle and a small Terrier.

Shannon says …

Sammy Snacks! It's a local pet/people treat. www.sammysnacks.com They're awesome!

winnie burton says …

My dogs go crazy over salmon. Since salmon is good for us, I hope it is good for them as well.

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