Share your unique pet food and treat finds

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    Share your unique pet food and treat finds

    Here are a few ideas for unique pet foods and treats offered in the Boston area. Of course, there are plenty more.
    http://www.boston.com/community/pets/unique_pet_foods_and_treats/

    What have you found that is unique? Where did you find it? Did your pet enjoy it? Please share with other pet owners here.
     
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    Re: Share your unique pet food and treat finds

    Do people want obese pets?
     Dogs and Cats only need one or two well balanced meals per day, quality kibble with maybe a little chicken or occasional scrambled egg or whatever you and your vet have decided is best for your pet and plenty of fresh water.  
    Pets need extra treats as much as people need cake and donuts!
    What is it with this trend to infantilize pets?
    Thousands of pets are being dumped off at shelters in this economy because the owners can no longer afford to care for them, and The Globe is talking about spending money on special treats!
    How about donating a bag of dog food or cat litter to the MSPCA or your local shelter instead.    
    In case anyone has recently lost their job or is down on their luck, here are some places you may be able to get pet food. 
    http://www.fairydogparents.org/about-us.html     http://www.mspca.org/programs/animal-protection-legislation/massachusetts-food-pantries.html
     
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    Re: Share your unique pet food and treat finds

    A walk through "Especially For Pets"  for a monthly nail clip and a leisurely browse  is a nice a treat. 
    They have a lot of goodies to choice from if you care to indulge your dog.  "Especially for Pets" offers nail trimming on a walk-in basis. 
    They do not charge for this service, however in exchange they accept a $7 minimum donation to a local animal shelter or humane organization.   
    "Petco" also has plenty of treats and things to look at, and are very involved in donating and giving back to the community.   
    Both places allow dogs on leashes and have friendly, helpful staff.   http://www.especiallyforpets.com/grooming.html            http://www.petco.com/
     
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    Re: Share your unique pet food and treat finds

    @keane5050  Pour homemade (do not get box,cubes,cans too many nasty chemicals) chicken broth in her food dish with the kibble, you can mush her wet food in with it, they love it! 

    I'm boiling a chicken about every ten days cause my little guy (doesn't have much teeth left either) needed to drink more fluids, s/p bladder stones, I would look into a slightly better brand of dry food,  I like Natural Balance/Dick Van Patten's stuff. 

    You can soak the dry food overnight in a little water or broth and put in the fridg, I usually freeze the chicken broth in 7-10 small plastic containers for daily use. 

    You know how to make chicken broth, boil a chcken covered with water in a large pot for about 3+ hours don't add salt, let cool, after you remove the chicken (which you can debone and also freeze in small baggies for daily use instead of the canned wet food) let the broth stay in the fridg (set on coldest setting) for about 24 hours and scrape the hardened fat off of it before dividing it up to freeze.   

    ETA: They are so busy lapping up the chicken broth that they just start gobbling up everything else in the dish too! You can water down the broth a little, this increases their fluid intake , important for senior dogs.  Average cost $1 a day and it's vet approved (well, my vet)!

     
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    Re: Share your unique pet food and treat finds

    @keane5050   You're right if something is working don't mess with it, but I have found my dog will eat anything if I add chicken broth to it, he's on this nasty prescription food...wouldn't touch it till I soaked it in chicken broth, now he gobbles it up and looks for more! 

    By the way what ever happened to that stray cat you were trying to help?
     
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    Re: Share your unique pet food and treat finds

    @keane5050 Thanks for the update, I would have done the same thing! 
    You saved a life and stopped suffering that would have continued especially if he was allowed to reproduce.    
    It upsets me when people just feed stray cats and do nothing to help them. 
    At least get the cat fixed and release it or take it to the MSPCA.      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trap-Neuter-Return      http://www.mspca.org/programs/cat-campaign/
     

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