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November 2, 2013

November 1st is National Cook For Your Pet Day!

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Have you ever pondered cooking for your dog? Or whipping up a tuna soufflé for your cat? 

Perhaps youve even considered having your furry best friend join you at the dinner table. Well, now is your chance to do it because... 

November 1st is National Cook For Your Pet Day!

Fine dining for Fido (and Baxter)

In spite of this funny photo with a wine glass tailored to the needs of Baxter, there are safety concerns when cooking for your dog or cat. One of these points is that alcohol is NOT good for pets!

Foods to avoid

The following foods will make your pet sick:

  • Avocados
  • Onions
  • Garlic
  • Chocolate in any form
  • Coffee (grounds, beans, chocolate-covered espresso beans)
  • Tea 
  • Yeast dough (uncooked)
  • Most seasonings, including salt
  • Grapes and Raisins
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Use caution with milk and other milk-based products as they can cause diarrhea or other digestive upset, even in cats.

You can make your own pet treats!

Making your own pet treats can be a satifying experience. You'll know precisely what ingredients go into the goodies that you can feel great about. Get the kids to help for a feel-good experience for the whole family! Here is a link for recipes for both cats and dogs designed by a veterinarian. 

Bone-shaped silicone treat maker

Make your treat making experience easier with this Bone Shaped Silicone Dog Treat Pan by Hugs! We also have a paw-shaped treat pan version as well. 

  • Flexible, silicone center for easy removal of baked treats
  • Steel-reinforced rim
  • Includes dog treat recipes
  • Makes 10 bone treats

The flexible Silicone Dog Treat Pan provides a healthy alternative to store-bought treats by allowing health-conscious pet owners to create homemade treats for their pups. The pan has a reinforced, steel rim, which allows for easy carrying to and from the oven and counter-top, and it even comes with several paw-licking good recipes.

For the ultimate in pet dining experience, may we suggest...

Our Clip-on Pet High Chair

For those of you who can't bear to be away from your beloved best friend for even a moment, you can now let your small pet sit at the table with you safely. Check out our Clip-on pet high chairs. These can also be used for office desks to keep your furry friends nearby at the office.

high chair for pets

Have you ever cooked specifically for your pet?

Diane on November 3 at 9:24 AM said:

I found a recipe for a meatloaf in Prevention Mag for pets back in the 70's and made them one each week, then switched to dog food until the Chinese Melamine poison they put into it. My Alex died, My Mom's Freeway died, my coworker's Max died from it. The day Alex died; I looked at the vet and said I'm going back to making them a meatloaf. she asked what was in it and I told her and she said I have one question; when's dinner? She brought me more recipes she had. ground turkey, oatmeal, egg, cheddar cheese, can of diced carrots, can of low salt spinach, fiJi apples cut up and half a can of sweet potatoes mashed. She said I could use pumpkin also. Make sure it is cooked completely and this time I added a tablespoon of virgin coconut oil. The beg for their dinner.

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