Low-Cal Dog Treats

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Low-Cal Dog Treats
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Tue, 08-09-2005 - 7:44am

Happy Tuesday everyone!



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Tue, 08-09-2005 - 11:29am

I've never fed my dogs from the table. But Jack and Taz DO love apples. Once in a while I'll give them a sliver of apple. But..I can't eat an apple in front of them as they will smell it and want some!! I will eat my apple and what's left I let Taz and Jack take turns biting on the core. They look so funny! I'll have to try the carrots. But they have to be soft and cooked, right?


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Tue, 08-09-2005 - 12:48pm

I buy a bag of baby carrots and give Emmy those raw just as is.



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Fri, 08-12-2005 - 9:35am

Gracie and Bud totally love baby carrots!!! My vet recommended them for Bud's diet and Gracie actually loves them more. I also do the apple thing and this time of year I also cut up some watermelon for them. A poster on the Elderly Dog board recommended frozen fruit pops to me and the shelties think they're the best summertime treat ever.


Thanks for all the new ideas!!! I love the idea about baking the prescription diet- Gonna have to try to remember that one.

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Fri, 08-12-2005 - 9:58am

Here's a good frozen treat recipe for dogs....


Take a large container of vanilla yogurt - I use low-fat or non-fat and mix it with a large can of pumpkin (not the one made for pies but pure pumpkin)



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Fri, 08-12-2005 - 10:22am
Thanks Donna! That sounds yummy- Amazingly, Bud has a very sensitive tummy and I bet the yogurt would be good for him. I was skeptical about the frozen treats but Gracie and Bud really love them. I was holding a popsicle for each sheltie and figured they wouldn't like them but I ended up holding them until they were done. Wish I had one more hand for
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Sat, 08-13-2005 - 12:30pm

The pumpkin is supposed to be good for their tummy too.

Vickie

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Sun, 08-14-2005 - 10:29pm



I eat yogurt too! Sure hadn't thought of it for my doggies though--- now I know! LOL









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