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Petco and Petsmart to end sale of Dog Treats from China


Here’s to consumer pressure working for the greater good! Both Petco and Petsmart, the largest pet store retail chains in America, have said that they will end all sales of dog treats that were made in China. This move was made due to increasing pressure from consumers who have been demanding answers since the problem began in 2007. The FDA ... Read More »

What would your pet do for fresh?


You know that you prefer fresh food to processed, so why wouldn’t you expect your dog to want the same? For years dogs have been relegated to munch daily on the same, boring food… highly processed kibble that is stuffed with fillers and is, shall we say, less than appetizing. Loving dog caretakers are now realizing that just like we ... Read More »

What’s in a Dog Treat: Infographic


Of course you can’t refuse those cute eyes peering up to you near the cookie jar. Who could? But before you reach for your traditional “dog treat”, you should know that it may not be the best for your best four-legged friend. Did you know that some commercial dog treats have more than 100 calories per serving? That could be ... Read More »

Recipe: Chilled Vegetable Soup


This delicious and nutritious ‘soup’ can be made with almost any fresh vegetables and is great for your dog as a stand-alone treat or as a topper to his regular food. Makes 6 servings of chilled soup. Ingredients: 1 large cucumber 2-3 ripe tomatoes, NO green parts (can substitue an exta cucumber) 1 bell pepper, seeds removed 1 zucchini squash ... Read More »

Recipe: Frozen Yogurt Pops


  Here’s a recipe as the summer is winding down that you can share with your entire family—both two AND four-legged! It’s incredibly simple, just put all the delicious ingredients into a blender, pour into ice cube trays, and freeze! Specialty Equipment Needed: Blender Ingredients: 1 cup plain non-fat yogurt* .25 cup fresh blueberries 2 cups fresh strawberries, stems and ... Read More »

Raw Veggie Snacks for your Dog


Here are some healthy and popular raw veggies for your dogs. Raw vegetable snacks make incredible treat substitutions that retain the crunch that dogs love, while not being packed with extra calories. Remember to thoroughly wash and rinse all fruits and vegetables that you give your dogs, even organically grown. Some produce may have been dyed, waxed or irradiated. To ... Read More »

Canine Quiche


Canine Quiche©   Sneak a bite for your human family, as well! If making solely for humans, feel free to substitute cream for Kefir. If Kefir is not available in your market, you can also substitute plain greek yogurt. Ingredients: 1 frozen pie crust 3 cups plain kefir 1 tbsp fresh basil (chopped) 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil .5 ... Read More »

All Natural Fresh Breath Dog Cookies


  Servings:  Approximately Two Dozen Ingredients: 2.75 cups rice flour 2 tablespoons rolled oats 2 teaspoons baking powder 2 cups finely chopped fresh parsley 2 tablespoons finely chopped mint .25 cup grated carrot .25 cup grated low-fat mozzarella cheese 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil .5-1 cup water Instructions: Preheat oven to 200 degrees. In a large bowl, mix the ... Read More »

Recipe: Homemade Carob Chip Cookies for your Dog


  Carob Chip Cookies Gluten-free Prep Time: 15 minutes Cooking Time: 10-15 minutes Servings: 30 bite-sized treats/10 large cookies Ingredients: 1 cup Brown or White Rice flour *can use all-purpose flour if your dog has no wheat allergies .5 cup rolled oats .5 tablespoon baking powder .5 cup creamy peanut butter .5 cup water 1 egg .25 cup local honey ... Read More »

Recipe: Gluten-Free Cheese Cookies


These Crispy Cheese Cookies are a breeze to whip up in your kitchen and your pups will go crazy for them! They are very inexpensive to make and do not contain any wheat or corn, a common dog allergen found in many commercial treats. They are gluten free and a great natural and homemade alternative to store-bought treats. Remember to ... Read More »

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