4 Homemade Pet Treat Recipes to Try

April 9, 2009 at 12:09 AM 1 comment

I really enjoy cooking nutritious foods for my family and experimenting with baking and cake decoration for my kids’ birthdays. However, when I discovered some great homemade pet treat recipes I had to try those too!

The first recipe I tried was for cat treats on CatChannel.com. Now my cat was all about the tuna smell wafting through the kitchen, but he wasn’t all about the tasty tuna treats that came out of the oven. Luckily for me, my neighbors’ cats were all about them. Those lucky cats got a half-gallon Ziploc bag full of them. Apparently they devoured then in about a week and a half.

In case you’d like to try making some homemade treats for your pets, here is a list of four recipes for you to try.

Recipe 1 – For the canines
Apple Cinnamon Dog Training Bits

Recipe 2 – For the felines
Tempting Tuna Cat Treats

Recipe 3 – For the horses
Molasses Cookies Horse Treats

Recipe 4 – For the parrots
Spaghetti Squash for Birds

Inside the AnimalNetwork Community – Monday, April 8, 2009

Barkin’ Back from DogChannel
The practice of docking dog tails would be considered unlawful with the passage of New York State Assembly Bill 7218, with the exception of the instance that it is deemed necessary by a duly licensed veterinarian to protect the life or health of a dog. Also, those who show or exhibit a dog with a cut or altered tail would be subject to a misdemeanor charge, punishable by a fine of up to $500.

If you need a dose of cute dog photos make sure to check out artist Frank Bruynbroek’s collection of shelter dog photos.

The Cat’s Meow from CatChannel
In a new video feature Cat Fancy magazine Editor Susan Logan shows you, step-by-step, how to create a first-aid kit for your cats. Having these supplies on hand is a great step to helping keep your cat safe in the event that a minor health incident arises.

Each of my cats has things that they like to do, but it took time for them to observe and figure out their special characteristics and silly habits. CatChannel blogger Suzanne Stowe’s latest blog “Learning A New Trick” is about a kitty named Karma and the new trick Karma taught her. 

From the Flock at BirdChannel
Have you ever heard a cheerful, “Hello?” and seen a splash of color in your tree? Or what if your sister called you up and said “I found a parrot in my backyard, what do I do?” Bird Talk magazine editor Laura Doering gives tips on what to do if you find a lost bird that is obviously someone’s pet.

Caitlyn, one of BirdChannel’s bloggers, introduces Tango, a Catalina macaw, one of the birds in Caitlyn’s grandparents’ sanctuary. In the entry Tango gets in the spotlight and shares her story with you. Make sure to check out her entry “Meet Tango” later today.

In the Herp World at ReptileChannel
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) will be meeting on April 15, 2009 to make decisions that will impact the future of turtles and tortoises throughout the United States. This decision involves making changes to Florida’s current gopher tortoise conservation plan. The other decision they will discuss could have a positive impact on the keeping of pet chelonians.

If you’re an artist or if you like to doodle then you may be interested in the “Drawn To” Reptiles magazine amateur art contest. The Reptiles magazine editors are looking for amateur artists who enjoy creating reptile or amphibian artwork in pencil, paint, pastel, crayon, pen and ink, etc. Professional computer artwork and sculptures, including fabric, are not eligible. Winners will get to choose $50 worth of products from Zoo Med Laboratories (zoomed.com). And the winning artwork also will appear in the August 2009 issue of Reptiles magazine. The deadline for submissions is May 1, 2009. You can get more info on how to enter here.

Out At Sea from FishChannel
Ethan Mizer, FishChannel blogger and the senior associate editor for Freshwater and Marine Aquarium magazine, blogs about how commonly accepted ideas in fishkeeping may actually turn out not to be true in his latest entry “Dispelling Some Fishkeeper Delusions.” He brings to light some truth behind some of these commonly accepted ideas in the fishkeeping hobby.

Aquarium stocking and overcrowding is a hot topic in the fishkeeping hobby. Many new members come to the FishChannel Forum asking questions about fish they already have or what they’d like to get.
How many fish can I stock in my aquarium without being overcrowded?
David A. Lass, FishChannel Expert and Aquarium Fish International contributor tackles the question, “How many fish can I keep in a tank?

Critter Chatter from SmallAnimalChannel
Shellyane Bryan, SmallAnimalChannel blogger and rat owner, has had to deal with her rats naughty behavior the past couple of weeks. Her pet rats Mouse and Queen Dumbo Duncanson-Bryan have been fighting. In her latest blog “Rat Fights” Shellyanne shares how she’s been handling with her feisty pets’ behavior.

In her latest article Ferrets magazine columnist Rebecca Stout shares stories of how ferrets have changed the lives of their human owners. Ferret owners, including Rebecca, share photos and their experiences with their ferrets. Come share in the fuzzy love and possibly help contribute to Rebecca’s next “The Buzz On Ferrets” column.

At The Stable from HorseChannel
The United States Equestrian Federation’s ClubEquestrian presents the Ride Share Program that is designed to help equestrian enthusiasts and competitors to save money in the current tight economy and promotes eco-friendly horse transportation on ClubEquestrian.com. This new program allows riders to network with each other in order to share trailer space for transporting horses to equestrian events.

HorseChannel also pays tribute to the legendary founder of “Centered Riding.” Sarah Rodman Swift, known to her worldwide following as “Sally Swift,” passed away on April 2, 2009. Sally Swift was known world-wide for her innovative horse-riding methodology known as “Centered Riding.”  She also authored two books on Centered Riding and was the founder of Centered Riding, Inc.

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