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Old 11-18-2012, 11:16 PM   #11 (permalink)
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I bought Leila some treats today at PetSmart that are all natural. Each piece has 6 calories, but I can break it into about 5 or more small pieces to do her tricks with. They are regularly $4.99 for 10oz but were on sale for $3.99. They have all kinds of flavors, but I got her a bag of mixed berries and a bag of apple ones. Most of the time, I do use her kibble as treats for tricks. But occasionally, I do give her a real treat.
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Old 11-18-2012, 11:19 PM   #12 (permalink)
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I don't buy treats anymore.

I bought a Nesco dehydrator last Spring. I make sweet potato chews, beef and chicken jerky which Bailey loves. Bailey also loves carrots and lettuce as treats.

I did just order Bailey some vanilla cow ears per a recommendation from a show breeder.

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Old 11-18-2012, 11:41 PM   #13 (permalink)
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I don't buy treats anymore.

I bought a Nesco dehydrator last Spring. I make sweet potato chews, beef and chicken jerky which Bailey loves. Bailey also loves carrots and lettuce as treats.

I did just order Bailey some vanilla cow ears per a recommendation from a show breeder.

Knine Kountry: Vanilla Cow Ears

I do feed the kids fruits and veggies especially Kelly, that girl loves lettuce and salad they also get plain cheerios at times, right now Kelly is in obedience class and so i've bought some little treats to go with her cheerios that way she doesn't get bored with them during training and that's quick for her to eat. It's very rare that i buy treats for the kids now a days. I still have to look into a food dehydrator to for treats.

Are the cow ears huge? I used to give the kids the Bladder Bully Sticks and i notice one day when the kids where chewing that it became stringy and got stuck in the kids throat, scared the bejesus out of me, so no more.
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Old 11-19-2012, 06:22 AM   #14 (permalink)
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I have done a big batch of "turkey jerky" in my circulating fan oven. It takes time but you can freeze them in small plastic bags. I break them in tiny pieces before offering them! Turkey breast is cheap & nutritious & my two love it.
But then they do really love watercress too Sylie, you are so right! They don't like Belgium Endive though---too bitter I guess. Maybe we need to try it w/some smoked salmon---that is how I eat it, with a thin slice of lemon, creme frish & capers! Yummm!
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I do buy treats for my kids but I don't look at the per pound price, I look more so at how long a bag will last. they get 2 to 4 treats per day per dog, so a bag lasts us 2 - 3 weeks or longer. A bag of fruitables, for example, lasts almost a month because I break each piece up into little pieces. So, I'm more than willing to pay $5 - $10 per month for special treats that I know my kids love.
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Old 11-19-2012, 07:28 AM   #16 (permalink)
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Even with four dog's, a bag of treats goes a long way! I buy a Zukes , buddy Biscuits. And fruitables. They also love fruits and veggies. I buy 'treats" for myself, so why not for my dog's??
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Try some of the dehydrated fruit in the supermarket. I buy the ones with nothing else added, US made and heathy. The tiny bags are just over a dollar, here. Be careful ofvadded preservatives and sugars, though. . Of course, Lucky would be happy shreding and chopping down a kleneex, the little so and so.
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Old 11-19-2012, 07:47 AM   #18 (permalink)
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I really like Cheerios for treats. They're small and pretty much melt in their mouths. They're cost effective, and I can eat 'em too.
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I really like Cheerios for treats. They're small and pretty much melt in their mouths. They're cost effective, and I can eat 'em too.
Ha ha !!! Yeah, who doesn't like Cheerios?
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Old 11-19-2012, 08:10 AM   #20 (permalink)
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Ya I'm a big sucker when it comes to Pipper. I buy him treats and don't pay much attention to the price. I agree with Deb........if I buy myself treats, then I certainly am going to buy him some too. It makes him so happy and that makes me happy.
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