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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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Chrystal says …

Snowball, my cat, loves eating fresh cooked chicken breast, and can't resist fresh cooked fish, like salmon or tuna.

Sheila Trossman says …

My dog Ernie loves scrambled eggs. I give him my kid's leftovers after breakfast and he thinks he has earned the "best dog award" for the year!!!

Lisa says …

One of my dogs goes crazy for peanut butter. he comes running any time he heard the jar. My other dog goes crazy for carrots which are healthy, and Coffee(!). You can't drink coffee when he is around because he will do anything to try to drink some.

Sam says …

My cats love the chicken liver I buy at Whole Foods. They go crazy when I cook it up for them.

Pamela says …

I have two pugs. One (the fat guy) eats anything. He loves lettuce and tomatoes. The other (skinny guy) is very pickie, but he really loves dried yams. Of course the fat guy loves dried yams too.

Danny B says …

My Champ blood line rottweilers... Achilles (Dad) and Athena (Daughter)favorite healthy treat may not sound like the treats others have posted but are heather than most post. Behold ICE CUBES. From pups till now when the ice machine on the frig goes off I have two lovers that will run to the frig, lay down, and put faces between paws and on the ground waiting for their favorite treats ice cubes. They just love it! They also like of course the raw meets and the occasional pear that falls of my tree.

Mary says …

My dog's favorite treat was frozen green beans. Yep. After a long walk, he'd wait for his frozen treat after our time out getting healthy and warm. Cooling off with tasty and healthy frozen treats are the best! I hope my new pup I'm adopting will also love them. :)

Sonja {ActiveFoodie# says …

ICE!! I have a Pomeranian and he loves ice cubes! As soon as he hears the sound of the ice tray cracking or ice clanking in a glass he comes racing in from wherever he is, full speed, and will stare you down until you share your ice with him. It's great, healthy, refreshing, FREE and there's an endless supply!!!

Joni & Max & Caleb says …

My 2 english cocker spaniels wag their tails with excitement uncontrolably when they hear the bag open for their treats I buy at Whole Foods - Wellness Wellbites - Lamb & Salmon flavor! They are good boys :)

Susie says …

My Gilbert is an old English bulldog. He absolutely loves fresh, frozen or jarred salmon. There is nothing better than pouring the left over salmon oil on his food. Full of omega 3's.

Beth says …

My chihuahuas looooove bananas~ they go nuts for them : )

Janell says …

Our two dogs love frozen beef soup bones from our local grass-fed farm, Skyline Meats. They don't get them all the time, but they definitely love them!

Terry Kessinger says …

My two huge lap dogs (85/120 lbs) love anything from my hands, but really, REALLY love when I bring them large marrow bones from the butcher.

Patrick says …

My cat's favorite thing in the world is cantaloupe. I kid you not. She will turn down everything else to stick her head in half a cantaloupe melon and won't resurface for 20 minutes.

Laurie V says …

My cats love shredded cheese! They're weirdos.

MidSouth Mouth says …

Hi. Our black pug CWS is a sweet old boy at 11 years. He's also almost 40 lbs! We try to give him healthy treats and plenty of walks. That's a big challenge when its 100 degrees out! He likes the White Cheddar Annie's Mac & Cheese!

Nancy says …

My two little boys, Robbie G(pound puppy)Jasper (mini doxie) love tomatoes! All I need to do is put the knife to the cutting board and they come running!!Another of Jasper's favorites is trying to get a grip on a mango seed while I am trying to hold on to it which is quite the slippery challenge with me fighting off the temptation to just let him run away with it!!!I am not quite sure yet if thats a good idea or not...

Tarah says …

CHEERIOS! Which is good cause the kids spill them EVERYWHERE!

Laurie says …

Peanut butter dog treats!

Anne Marie says …

My cat likes cheese. She considers anything people are eating to be the ultimate treat but luckily she also likes Greenies because table scraps are not the healthiest treats!

Wendy says …

My dog just loves Fage Greek Stle yogurt. He gets so happy; he looks like he is smiling when I get the container out of the refrigerator.

Desire' H. says …

My boston terrier Tonka LOVES homemade doggie ice cream, which I make with a banana, plain yogurt, peanut butter and a little bit of honey. YUM!

Ashley T. says …

While the four hounds (Doxies) love meat they go crazy happy for watermelon and sweet potato, and it's even better when I throw banana in the mix. :)

Jennifer Gazda says …

I have two dogs that I adopted... They like EVERYTHING! I try to give them organic and gluten free treats because everyone in my house seems to have this problem - but my dog Chaps will eat dirt in the yard! Seriously, he's outside now and quiet, so that can only mean one thing.... I need to go check! :)

Veronica Garrett says …

My dog loves pretzles.

dorothy l says …

my dog is crazy for deer jerky

Janet Schlaufman says …

Our dogs love sweet potatoes! They have become a part of every meal.

Kerri says …

Our boxer, Emma, LOVES sweet corn on the cob and shrimp. And pretty much everything else except pees.

Christy says …

My 12.5 year old dog loves apple cores. Whenever she hears the knife on the cutting board,she comes running.

Hellene says …

My German Shepherd loves apples!

Sharon says …

Favorite treats for my dogs are your dried chicken strips. They are crazy about them. Just found out recently too that they LOVE your ginger snap cookies. My elderly dog with stomach problems won't eat much but the ginger snaps have restarted her appetite.

Kathy Clayton says …

I have 2 dogs: 1 is 14 years old and the other is 4 months old.Their favorite treat is the Castor and Pollux Sun Dried Rawhide. They will scrap over it everytime. The puppy likes to make KC do the "breakdown" work and then barks at her until she gives it to him. Back and forth they go until it's gone!

Debbie says …

My Schnauzer - "Dollar" loves organic, red grapes and organic watermelon. These treats really cool him down on a hot. Summer day! He can't get enough!

cathy o says …

My dog loves baby carrots. No cookies, no pig ears, no mango, no green stuff....just give him the orange power.

Melissa Fresoni says …

My dog loves carrots and butternut squash ! (: Thanks!

Shannon says …

Our 3 dachshunds love bananas! They are so well behaved when they see a banana in one of our hands. shannyiphone(at)gmail(dot)com

Pam says …

My dog, Scout loves apple slices!!!

Sand says …

Heidi loves apple slices, baby carrots and peanuts.

Courtney says …

my dog loves most any treat, but we only feed him healthy ones

Nancy S. says …

I don't really give my cat any treats. She has a package of Pounce that I give her occasionally but I don't think they're healthy.

Terrie S says …

My dog's favorite treat is either a slice of American cheese or these dried chicken/banana things I found last year. :)

Amy says …

My dogs' favorite treats are some of whatever delicious thing I'm eating. ;) Or, green tripe. I don't eat that, though.

Jen Yannotti says …

My dog Obi Wan Kenobi loves cottage cheese and carrot sticks!

Deborah says …

We discovered long ago that our dog, Missy, loves carrots and of course, cheese. She is a very healthy 10 years old now and still has a lot of puppy-type energy left in her.

Jen Boes says …

My dog will eat about anything - spinach, carrots, tomatoes . . . even lettuce but I think his favorite treat is beets. I make them for salads and stuff during the week and he loves it when I feed him pieces from the counter. We have him pretty well trained not to jump up but when he smells the beets he generally can't help himself!

Amy says …

I have a cat who LOVES bits of mango and melon whenever I cut them up on the counter - he insists on a few nibbles for himself while I dice and prep. So funny!!

River rock says …

We have 3 crazy male dogs, a mut, a golden retriever, & a jack russel. We feed our dogs only the best as they are our family. They get rice with their food & organic carrots as special treats. We are living with the mother-in-law right now & her female mut would never eat the conventionally grown carrots she gave her as treats. We occasionally share organic carrots with her dog as well and she goes crazy for them. In fact last night we shared with her she finished hers before our dogs did & came begging for more carrots. So our number one treat is organic carrots. :)

Katrina says …

My kitty is always bringing me rats from the outside as some sort of offer, so I like to repay him with fresh shrimp. He gobbles it up every time!

lynn says …

My dog Gunner adores blueberries and nectarines, and...oh, oh, oh, peaches! He's in heaven during the summer months and will lead me to the bananas before breakfast during the winter months. My other dog loves ice above all else and will run to the refrigerator dispenser when he hears it. My cats love thinly sliced roast beef from the deli, the simpler the better (no additives and no seasonings for them, please). And cooked chicken breast, but really, roast beef is where it's at for them.

Angel Orona says …

I just discovered that our cats love, love, love tuna juice (in addition to the regular tuna that is).

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