While you're chowing down on a turkey with all the fixings this Thanksgiving, let your pet indulge in his own turkey dinner. Instead of throwing scraps of your food under the table, give him a proper treat. Check out these tasty turkey treats for cats and dogs, from a superhealthy wheat-grass-infused version to one that mimics a plate of turkey and cranberry sauce. Whichever one you choose, your pet will surely be thankful.
Today, my precious pooch Lily turns a regal 14, and while I have plans to bake up some delicious and healthy homemade delights to celebrate my household's doggie doyenne, I can't help but drool over the beautiful pet delicacies offered on my favorite online marketplace, Etsy. So in honor of birthday pups everywhere, here are some safe-for-dogs eye (and tummy) candy for you to admire and for them to unapologetically devour!
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We're fast approaching the spoooookiest time of year, which is a great time to have fun with your furry gremlin, ghoul, or chupacabra. But beyond tricks and treats, October brings adorable new animal film stars and pet photography sensations our way. Have a silly but safe month, and be sure to check out our October must haves!
Though the autumnal equinox is still a few weeks away, the Labor Day weekend and cooling temperatures have us looking forward to Fall. And while our kitties are snug at home, our favorite tongue- and tail-waggers still must brave the chill for exercise and bathroom trips. So this month, we're dedicating our Fall picks to our fearless four-legged friends who will withstand whatever weather nature throws at them for some outdoor fun!
When it comes to dog-obedience training, many experts encourage a healthful dose of positive reinforcement, and there's no better way of getting your pup to sit and stay (and rewarding him for a job well done) than with treats! Because these yummies are intended to grab and hold your pooch's attention, they should be something delicious and out of the ordinary so he doesn't lose interest. And since he could probably do without the extra calories, it's best to keep training treats on the tiny side, since you'll probably go through a lot of them! While homemade liver treats are noteworthy nibbles, here are store-bought varieties that are tasty enough to get the job done.
Sure, you can count your pet's calories with the best of them and read the back of a food can like a registered nutritionist. But when it comes to those sad little treat-deprived eyes, you're a big softie. Even if your pet's on a diet, it's possible to reward him for a job well done — you'll just need to choose some healthier alternatives to the fat-laden biscuits and chews lurking in most pet treat packages. Poke around your fridge, and you'll find a slew of low-calorie options that will keep tails a-wagging and waists a-slimming. Though these treat selections are tailored to dogs, many will make Kitty lick her lips too, depending on what she likes to eat!
Bet you didn't know that today is International Dog Biscuit Appreciation Day, didja? If you overlooked this important pet occasion, perhaps your pup marked it on his calendar! As much as dogs love scarfing down crunchy treats, we humans also should recognize this doggie delectable for admirable services rendered in training, rewarding, and overall spoiling our pets. Here's a roundup of some of the most decadent, outrageous biscuits worthy of this special food day.
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Well Spring has sprung, and I love it! It's a great time to pick a pretty pastel pastry but, be careful, can you correctly sniff out the ones for you and the ones for your pooch? Be happy you're just choosing for this quiz . . . and not for a treat with your morning coffee! Bone appétit.
Tomorrow is National Dog Biscuit Day — why not celebrate by treating your pooch to some homemade yummies? These healthy dog treats are a DIY-licious idea from Whole Foods. Although the depicted green comes from a pinch of parsley, dried mint can be swapped in for even fresher breath.
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Have you ever looked at the ingredients in some commercial dog treats? They are packed pull of artificial flavors, colors, preservatives and animal products. They’re pricey, too. Save your money and your dog’s health by making your own—they’re so simple. Our dog, Moe (an 80-lb lap dog) LOVES peanut butter and as much fun as it can be to watch him try to lick it off the roof of his mouth, biscuit treats are a much simpler and less messy alternative. These would be cute cut into the shape of dog biscuits, but since we usually only give him small treats at a time, making these bite-sized ones were ideal. The recipe is from All Natural Dog Treat, offering lots of different recipes, including a grain-free peanut butter recipe. These treats will keep at room temperature for 2-3 weeks, or 6 weeks in the refrigerator. They are also freeze-able and . . . Moe-Approved.