(Closed) Animal lovers!

posted 8 years ago in Pets
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2012

When we get a dog I definitely would!

We feed our cats wet food only – once you know what goes into the kibble, it’s hard to go back and look your cats in the eyes! We buy them Wellness, but we also have a recipe that we make sometimes. 

Post # 4
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Sugar bee

Here are some recipes.  We mainly cook for our pet and don’t buy dog food.  We always have it on hand and sometimes mix it in but mainly we just buy chicken or fish on sale and cook it up, mix it with rice or oats and some vitamins and voila.  I use our eggshells and wash them and cook them and then grind them up for calcium.  For dog treats I take the chicken fat from the chicken we cook (we just stick it overnight in a crockpot) and mix it with some flour and milk and egg and cook it up. 

http://www.all-natural-dog-treat.com/chickendogtreatrecipe.html

There’s a really good book I read, I’ll try to find it for you about what all vitamins dog need when you’re homecooking for them. 

Post # 6
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Would you sell it on etsy or something? 

I might buy it if it was the right price, but then again there are recipes out there on the internet so I would probably just make my own.

But if I wasn’t someone who enjoyed cooking and baking, I might buy it. Or if I find the recipe too difficult.

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

If it was fairly inexpensive, I’d definitely consider it. I made my own quite some time ago and still haven’t gone through them all as my dog just doesn’t eat them fast enough (and he gets enough other treats that he gained like 3 lbs just from my MIL feeding him). If you made them in cute shapes, then it would be better. I don’t mind spending a bit more on treats that are shaped like say cupcakes or something along those lines.

Post # 8
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Busy bee

my friend has and she said that they turned out great and her mom actually tried it and said it wasnt that bad! lol i know that this dog boutique makes dog treats and i bought one that they used popcorn in it and my dog loved it! http://lewoofshop.com/ they make dog cakes too!

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Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I made my puppies mini muffins for their 1 year birthday!

I got the recipe online and they were banana cinnamon something (I think). Anyway the recipe called for butter but I used applesauce instead to make them healthier. There was also no sugar added (besides the natural in the banana and applesauce). They turned out rather well and I even tasted them! A little bland but the pups like them

I only buy all natural treats for my dogs with no added sugar and only minimal ingredients anyway. They only get the store kind once in awhile and their daily treats are fresh fruit and veggies. They love carrots! Can’t beat that

 ETA: Sorry I missed the part about buying them! I would consider it…I’d have to take into account the fat content and stuff. If everything checked out then yes I would but them

Post # 10
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Busy bee

you guys need to share your recipes with me ive looked online but not sure which recipes i should try 😀

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I have a whole cookbook around here somewhere for my dogs 😛 His mother got it for me for Christmas! I will take a look! We don’t really give our dogs ‘treats’ because A. They seem to have an allergy to everything and B. They are breeds of dog that can get extra chunky pretty quickly. Wellness CORE Reduced Fat Adult Dog Food. It contains no meat by-products, wheat, soy, dairy, corn or corn gluten, artificial flavors, preservatives or colors! it is the only food they have had that doesn’t make their skin irritated or eat grass constantly. Sometimes for a treat we will cook them ground beef and rice or chicken with broccoli! That is for special days like their birthday or christmas :-P. Good luck! I wish I could give my dogs treats, but they get an allergy to everrrrything it seems.


Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I would totally buy home made doggie treats!  I like giving my dog natural stuff but really dont have the time to make them myself. I usually get the treats at street fairs and specialty online shops.

Post # 13
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

It would depend on the cost and quality of the treats.  I do a lot of dog training (obedience, agility, and nosework) and have found that the best, most motivating, and healthiest treats come from the same food I eat – chicken, cheese, little bits of beef, Cheerios, carrots, etc.  It only takes a pea-sized amount of food to keep a dog motivated.  That said, it’s nice to have soemthing that’s easy to stash in a purse or tote bag for training on the go.  Good luck!

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