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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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Cindy and Danielle says …

Oh... and I haven't found anything my cat like for a treat. She's very serious about her dry cat food and that's about it.

Robyn says …

My youngest cat, Zira, will eat just about anything, she's more like a dog ;) But my oldest kitty is a little more picky, she prefers Pill Pockets & popcorn! Of course, she spits the pill out & just eats the Pill Pockets, naughty kitty! Just about the only time she gets out of her comfy bed is when she hears the popcorn popping in the microwave. :)

Cindy and Danielle says …

My crazy mutt just goes bonkers for peanut butter!!

Anne says …

My granddog Moose is a 1 year old Field Spaniel who happens to love watermelon. All her meals are made fresh from Whole Foods as well. Luck girl.

lisa jensen says …

My 21 year old cat, Sammi absolutely LOVES fresh Corn and Peas. She will stalk anyone in the family that is eating, until she is given some and then is always back for more! One crazy thing she loves also is, Saltine crackers. She will lick them until it is paper thin, and then she chews the rest. She is my crazy girl!

Jeremy says …

My boxer / lab Fritz and my English bulldog / great Pyrenees Dudley both love dehydrated slices of raw sweet potato

Ruth Horn says …

My male cat, Prince George, loves your fabulous fresh fish of all kinds - salmon, tuna, swordfish. My little female, Princess Millicent, on the other hand, will not eat fresh fish at all. Instead she prefers organic chicken. They also both love organic packaged cat treats of all kinds, much to my amazement. They want you to know that they would just love a care package.

kristen says …

My cat Lucy loves yogurt and oatmeal.

Jenn says …

My dog likes any baked, all natural biscuits I buy for him. He is definitely not picky!

kristin says …

Our dog Mara loves to hang out next to our son when he eats. She knows that the treats drop from the sky there!! So, her treat of choice..left over kids food!! As for the cat she like anything from a can...and I mean ANYTHING!! They get healthy food and treats just like us!!

tammi Miller says …

I have a pug...so ANYTHING is a snack! Poison mushrooms, cat poop, paper towels, etc. But if limited to EDIBLE things, he loves loves cherry tomatoes off the vine - he'll steal them right off! Right now he keeps going over and sniffing the vines to see if there's any. Other snacks include biscuits without soy (gas!!), carrots and cheese.

Chris says …

Frozen bananas in Kongs are the current favorite!

E Kellogg says …

My dog loves vegis, and my cat loves tuna!

KristinTravassos says …

My dog kaya loves hotdogs!!!

Linda says …

My Tortoise Cat, Dizzy, is crazy for ice cream bowls and cereal bowls. She loves to lick them clean. Her latest find was the strawberry crisp I made. We found her on the counter, licking it. She also loves the water from the canned tuna and cries when she hears the can opener working. Sad if it is only a can of beans. With all of the human stuff she gets into, I don't think she knows for sure that she is a cat.

Meryl Bisaga says …

My two chihuahuas, Bella and Bruiser, love the deli meats and cheeses that I get at Whole Foods. Their absolute favorite is the roast beef and cheddar!

Drena Paulson says …

My dog loves yogurt. Any flavor but he prefers vanilla. When I'm eating some he won't leave me alone!

Rachel Wallace says …

This probably doesn't fall into the healthy category, but every year on our boxer Stella's birthday, we grill a T-bone for her. She gets it all to herself and it is so cute to see her expression. "Is this for me?"

Talia says …

My Jack Russell baby, Dulce, loves just about any kind of treat, but her all time favorite is beggin strips and pupperonis. We try to feed her healthy food, so she gets to splurge a little for treat time!!! :)

Kerry Morales says …

My dog loves Broccoli!!!

cathy says …

Carrots are my munchkins' favorite with green beans being a close second!

Emiy says …

My dog likes raw vegetables...

Simone says …

Our cat will do anything for most food but the worst is when my husband sits on the couch with potato chips, Ozymandias will try every possible angle to get in the bag he also batts my husbands hand hoping he'll make him drop them. I had some Jalapeno ones that he got into too.

Maria Gomez says …

My dog likes to keep it simple. Peanut butter and ice cubes are his favorite and well..........everything that falls off my 11 month old's highchair as well.

Tricia Andrews says …

My dog is a very very big fan of free range hormone free baked chicken breast!! No bones of course!

Patti McQuiston says …

My dogs favorite treats are frozen broccoli and green beans, carrots and Pupperonies

Deborah Harvey says …

My "boys", Butch (Boston Terrier) & Bailey (German Boxer) love rotisserie/grilled chicken. They stand guard on the deck, impatiently waiting for it to cook and then refuse to leave the kitchen until they get their taste! We travel with them quite a bit too and they know that the place with the big golden arches has ice cream cones! If they are good boys they each get a cone... it's amazing how quickly they settle down when promised an ice cream!! :)

timberly eckelmann says …

Our two schnauzers, Pippin and Scout, love fresh steamed green beans - from Whole Foods, of course!

Robin Farmer says …

My mini dachshunds love papaya and young coconut meat. They just hover while I'm breaking the coconut open anxiously awaiting their turn to taste it. It's a great summertime treat for all of us!

Lauren Gunton says …

O'Malley our wheaten terrier loves vegitables- especially sweet potatoes! but her her favorite treat is miniture marshmelows- she will sing for these !

Kate Koepke says …

Both of my cats (George & Wylie) love 100% freeze dried Alaskan salmon. They also love the honey roasted turkey from Whole Foods... :)

Jennifer says …

I used to own two cats, Oliver and Miranda (and currently own 3 more). Oliver weighed in at 24 lbs and would lick butter right from the butter dish if I turned my back on him. Miranda, weighing in at a petite 11 lbs, went gaga for cantaloupe. I used to cut one open for myself and put the pulpy seeds in a dish for her to snack on. My dog, Murphy, is not nearly as discriminating. But he particularly enjoys scraps of cold cuts that we pick up at the Whole Foods deli counter (labeled as "doggie and kitty treats").

Christy G says …

Our toy poodles love cabbage - cooked or raw!

Stephanie S says …

Our Chocolate Lab loves frozen ice cubes and peanut butter flavored biscuits from Whole Foods. Our Tri-Color Bassett Hound loves chicken and rice flavored dog biscuits. Yum-O!!!

Kathy says …

My Amazing Tripod Dog, Bill, loves salmon! I found some salmon jerky-style treats that he especially loves, but plain cooked salmon is okay with him, too. Also cheese, any kind, but doesn't get that too often! Our Princess Kitty, Squeaks's favorite thing is organic catnip, which I have found at a ridiculously low price in bulk compared to the expensive packaged stuff. I put it in a clean old sock and tie the end. Every couple of weeks, that catnip goes into the compost and the sock is washed and stuffed with catnip again. She goes crazy for it!

Kimberly says …

My senior chihuahua, Colby, LOVES tomatoes. He's just a little guy and doesn't have many teeth left, but he can eat these easily and goes crazy whenever I open the vegetable drawer!

Heidi says …

Oh, since my canine brood is so worldly, it is no surprise that my Chihuahua's favorite snack is liverwurst and those peanut buttery chicken-leg-shaped organic thingys you guys sell at Whole Foods. Oh, yeah, and carrots. My Dachshund enjoys sweet potato anything. The felines in my life have slightly different views on things - Ugagi (psuedo named after Unagi sushi per my son) loves cantaloupe and organic vanilla yogurt. Right now the kitten, Google...prefers paper. We're still exploring options with him.

Jean F says …

My cats don't have a treat. I've always been afraid to feed them anything other than cat food, I thought we weren't supposed to.

Jeff says …

She likes milk bone.

Rebecca Franks says …

My Chihuahua ZsaZsa's favorite treat is Carne Asada. Her favorite toys are Build-a-Bears.

Vicki Andrew says …

I have 5 rescued kitties that share "their" home with me they all like cheese and they love greenies snack treats

Liane says …

Our dogs love the dried chicken. They go crazy for that!

Becky says …

My cocker LOVES bit of pumpkin! One year while I was carving a jack-o-lantern he was begging like crazy, so I pretty much said "well, oookay, if you reeeally want it" and tossed him a hunk. He actually drooled for more! My kitty's fav treat is little bits of cheese, and my pet rats love just about anything but they'll actually do tricks for carob chips :)

Christine says …

Our two shiba inus, Winky and Ty Ty, LOVE carrots! Winky will catch the bits in her mouth and Ty Ty takes the carrot bit away for further contemplation and sloooow eating.

Barbara says …

My whippet, Reggie, is a Veggie-lover!! As soon as I get out the cutting board to prepare salad or veggies for dinner, he comes running! His favorites are radishes, carrots, and cucumbers. He takes after his vegetarian "mom!"

Sunshyn Vanderheiden says …

My cat love tuna fish sandwiches, which is probably much healthier than pizza, which our other cat loves.

Seema says …

my 16 yo siamese loves turkey deli meat but not canned tuna! weird!

Edith Marcus says …

My two cats, Miss Petunia and Marcello love broccoli and Fontina cheese. How's that for good nutrition and delicious taste. Cats are so smart!

Anthony C says …

organic peanut butter

Seema says …

my doggie loves her big sister's canned cat food. she'll do anything for it and sits around waiting for the cat to finish up before hoping to get some leftovers!

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