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Our Spotlight Pet this week is Bane!

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Bane is an orange and white Domestic Shorthair. Here’s what his owner had to say about her little fur baby:
“Mr. Bane likes to greet our neighbors. A month after moving, one asked about him; I hoped he wasn’t bothering them. He told me the night before, a cat came in and they watched the game together for an hour before asking to go. Mr. Bane is the friendliest cat I’ve ever had, which makes Petkey a MUST.”

That’s so sweet!
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Humphrey is out Spotlight Pet this week!

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Humphrey is a Pit Bull. Here’s what his owner had to say about her little fur baby:
“Humphrey is quite a ham and very sweet. He’s 60 lbs, but thinks he’s tiny and pushes to climb in your lap. He’s extremely cuddly, but it’s not always easy. He has no concept of personal space! He’s a big ol’ baby and my cuddlebug. I’m so grateful for Petkey and the technology that got him home safe!”

That’s so sweet!
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Bacon Dog Treats

 Does your doggie love bacon? Of course they do and we have a little something you can make for them! This recipe comes from Cooking with Jax and makes about 1 pound of treats.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup broth (beef, chicken, or veggie)
  • 1/3 cup bacon fat
  • ½ cup powdered milk
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 3 cups whole wheat flour

Directions

Preheat you oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit and lightly grease or line parchment paper on a baking sheet.
Heat broth over medium heat for 2-3 minutes. Melt the bacon fat into the broth. Then, add the powdered milk and egg into the broth/fat mixture. Add flour slowly.
Flour your work surface and turn out the dough from the pan. Roll the dough out to ½ inch thickness and cut out shapes. You’re welcome to use cut cookie cutter, but any shape will work.
Place your shapes on the prepped baking sheet and bake for 50 minutes. The biscuits will harden upon cooling. Store in an airtight container and give to your furry friend for a piggy treat.

Moped is our Spotlight Pet of the week!

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Moped is a black Domestic Shorthair. Here’s what his owner had to say about her little fur baby:
“Moped, Mo for short, is so happy to be home. She loves long car rides and listening to jazz music. We’re just so relieved that she’s home even though she was immediately grounded when she came back. She has an Instagram and you can follow her grumpy, curious, and fun adventures @atailofonekitty.”

That’s so sweet!
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Doggie Mints

Worried about your dog’s smelly breath for the holidays? Here’s a solution they might just like! This Doggie Breath Mints recipe comes from SkinnyMs and will work wonders before the big holiday get-togethers.

Ingredients

2 ½ cups old-fashioned oats
½ cup fresh parsley, finely chopped
½ cup fresh mint, finely chopped
1 large egg
¼ cup + 1 tsp water
3 tbs melted coconut oil

Directions

Preheat your oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit and line a baking sheet with parchment of get a nonstick baking sheet.
Place oats in a blender or food processor and run until they are a flour-like consistency.
Whisk the parsley, mint, egg, water, and oil together in a bowl. Add the oat flour and stir to combine. Knead the dough slightly and flour your work surface. Roll out the dough to about 1/8 inch thick and cut out 1 inch circles or squares. With 1 inch pieces, you should get 40 pieces.
Place pieces on your baking sheet about ¼ inch from another.
Bake 35-40 minutes or until gold and crispy. Let cool completely, then store in an airtight container.

Happy smelling!

This week’s Spotlight Pet is Trevor!

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Trevor is a Domestic Shorthair. Here’s what his owner had to say about her little fur baby:
“When Trevor got out, we were so worried that he might be lost to us forever. He loves to play fetch and does it better than any dog I have ever had! We love him so much and are so happy to have him home.”

That’s so sweet!
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Dried Chicken Strips

Looking for a meatier alternative for your dog’s treats? Here’s one from Pretty Fluffy that is nothing but chicken for your meat eater.

Ingredients

1 chicken breast

Directions

Place parchment on your baking sheet.
Slice the chicken breast into very thin strips. Then, place them on your prepped baking sheet and put them in a cold oven. Set the heat to 300 degrees Fahrenheit and cook for 1 hour.
Reduce heat to 210 degrees Fahrenheit and slightly open the oven door. Cook for another 1 ½ to 2 hours.
Let strips dry in room temperature overnight and store in an airtight container.

Seems simple; happy snacking!

Our Spotlight Pet this week is Sylar!

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Sylar is a Siamese cat. Here’s what his owner had to say about thier little fur baby:
“Sylar was missing for a month. Upon returning, he was surprisingly happy to see us; he’s usually kind of a jerk. He’s even been more affectionate. His hobbies are: knocking books and speakers off my wife’s desk and jumping on tall objects for a good scream. Possibly because the acoustics are better.”

That’s so sweet!
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Peanut Butter Pup-cakes

Want your pup to join in the celebration? Try these Pup-cakes! This recipe comes from Sunny Sweet Days and full of tasty peanut butter.

Ingredients

  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4cup peanut butter
  • ¼ vegetable oil 
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • Optional: 1 cup of a vegetable (ex. carrots)

Directions

Preheat you oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Line a muffin tin with 4 or 6 cups. The leftover batter can be used as frosting depending on how you’d like to sue it.
Combine all ingredients in a mixing bowl. Blend ingredients together until everything is combined. Pour two heaping tablespoons of batter into each lined cup. Optional for making 4 cakes: set aside leftover batter to use as frosting.
Bake for 15 minutes and let cool completely. If frosting, after they’re cooled would be the time.

Second option: make 6 pup-cakes and frost them (after cooled) with natural peanut butter.

Happy treating!

Fister is our Spotlight Pet this week!

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Fister is part Siamese and Domestic Shorthair mix. Here’s what his owner had to say about her little fur baby:
“Fister is an escape artist. He is an indoor guy but wants to be outdoor like his house mate Spooner: a Pitbull. He paws furiously at doors for a way out. He managed to escape this summer. I posted him missing on Petkey and checked the shelter. Thankfully he came home on his own a short time later.”

That’s so sweet!
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Chewy Dried Banana Treats

Looking for a simple and natural treat for your dog? Try these Chewy Dried Banana treats! This recipe comes from Golden Woofs.

Ingredients

Bananas
Optional: lemon and honey

Directions

Preheat oven to 210degrees Fahrenheit and line a baking sheet with parchment or a silicon mat.
Peel and split bananas length-wise. Lay slices on the prepped baking sheet. Optional: brush each slice with lemon juice to prevent browning.
Bake for 1 ½ hours. You can bake them longer, but it will make them crunchy. Optional: drizzle honey over baked banana slices.

Healthy Snacking!

Coconut Pear Dog cookies

Here’s a grain and egg free recipe for dogs with sensitive tummies. It comes from K9 Instinct and is all natural. You’ll need to store the cookies in the refrigerator since there are no preservatives.

Ingredients

½ cup of coconut flour
½ cup of pear puree or pear baby food
1 tbs raw honey
2 tbs unrefined coconut oil
3 tbs water

Directions

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and line your baking sheet with parchment paper.
Combine all ingredients and mix thoroughly. Roll the dough into small balls and place them on the prepped baking sheet.
Bake for 10 minutes. Store treats in the refrigerator until your pup is ready for a treat.

Happy Snacking!

Strawberry Dog Treats

Time for another recipe! This one comes from Wild Wild Whisk and is a great natural alternative for your furry friend. Recipe yields about 40 treats and should be stored in an air tight container.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup chopped strawberries
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tbs honey
  • ½ cup freeze dried strawberries
  • 2 cups oat flour
  • ¼ cup whole wheat flour
  • Flour as needed for rolling

Directions

  • Preheat your oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit. Line your baking sheet with parchment paper. If oat flour isn’t something usually in your house, you can grind 8 oz of rolled oats in a food processor which will provide roughly 2 cups of coarse flour. 
  • Break up freeze dried strawberries and hand mix them into the oat flour. 
  • Wash and hull the fresh strawberries. Chop 1 cup and puree in a food processor; this will even out to roughly ½ cup. Add the pureed strawberries, egg, and honey, into a bowl and mix until smooth. 
  • Add oat flour and freeze dried strawberry mixture to the dough and mix until incorporated. Slowly add in wheat flour until dough is dry enough to handle. 
  • Flour your work surface and knead your dough. Roll dough to ¼ inch thickness and cut out shapes with your preferred cookie cutters. Place cookies on your prepped baking sheet with a ½ inch between each cookie. 
  • Bake for 25-30 minutes, then flip treats upside down and rotate your pan. Bake for another 25-30 minutes.

Henry is our Spotlight Pet this week!

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Henry is a Labrador Retriever and Rottweiler mix. Here’s what his owner had to say about her little fur baby:
“Before us, Henry suffered awful abuse that blinded his left eye. He is so compassionate and comforts others when they’re sick or injured. When he was missing, our hearts dropped. After posting Petkey’s missing poster, someone found Henry in the neighbor’s lawn! Now, he’s home safe. Thank you Petkey!.”

That’s so sweet!
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DIY Pumpkin Peanut butter Dog Treats

Looking for an easy, soft treat for your pup? Here’s a recipe for one from Fabulous Indeed. It’s another mold recipe, but you can easily find one with baking supplies at your stores. Recipes yields roughly 40 treats.

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Ingredients

  • 2 eggs
  • 8 oz. canned pumpkin
  • 3 ½ tbs peanut butter
  • 6 tbs almond flour
  • a pinch of salt
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Directions

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Mix all ingredients in a large bowl until well combined. Fill your mold with the mixture and lightly shake the mold back and forth to let all air bubbles surface.
Bake for 25-30 minutes or until golden brown.

Happy Snacking!

Our Spotlight Pet this week is Mandy!

Mandy is an #orange #Domestic #Longhair. Here’s what her owner had to say about her little fur baby:
“Mandy is a small, playful, curious, loving cat we adopted after our old Mitchu passed. Mandy is 3 but has the energy of a kitten; she runs around the house, inspects every shelf, closet and space open, plays with her toys and everyone in the house. She’s our baby, and we are so grateful to have her.”

That’s so sweet!
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Personalized Dog bowls

Personalized items are always a fun gift. This one will give your pup their special bowl. This Etsy store does custom bowls for your pup! These are done with clay and have a ceramic bone with their name.
You can find out more and check out their Etsy shop here: http://etsy.me/2iq2c7e

Moose Plush

Blankets are very comforting for animals, but so are plushie toys. This one comes in different sizes to accommodate the size of your pet. These toys even comes with a squeaker, so it may become their favorite play toy too.
You can find it on Amazon: http://a.co/bh3CXuZ

Merry Products Dog House

This winter is an excellent time to get your pet a new play and lounge house. It’s designed for smaller pets, but that just means they get to look cute perched on the balcony. The roof and bottom panels even remove for easy cleaning.

You can learn more about it here: http://a.co/7IEmD5Y

Kong

Looking for a new dog toy for your favorite furry friend? You can’t go wrong with a classic: the Kong. This hollow toy can easily be filled with treats at any time and helps with portion control. There are even different version of the original design for different kinds of chewers! Your pet will thank you.
Check it out on Amazon: http://a.co/byakA4Z