I just found out that Pets have recepie sites

@nyssa102 (749)
United States
March 22, 2013 7:33am CST
I really was surprised to find out that people had these awesome sites where you can cook for your pet. I also found links for pet bakeries around the world. What I really found surprising, was that there are foods that pets should never have. In case you do cook for your cat, for example, here are a list of foods that are bad for them: Onions, alcohol, grapes/raisins, coffee, tea, caffeine, gum, candy, raw dough, baking powder, baking soda. These I found on one list. Just FYI for pet owners out there who are thinking of cooking for their pets, as it seems to be a trend at the moment (at least from what I gathered via surfing). So if you have a cat or dog, please go online to see if the foods you are using are safe for your pet. If there are any more suggestions regarding baking for your pets or other poisonous human foods, feel free to post up, as some people might not realize this.
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@deazil (4556)
• United States
22 Mar 13
I have two cookbooks with recipes for cats. I bought them in the late 1990's. I think it started getting popular then. One cookbook had tandem recipes. You make a dish up to a certain point, this is for you. Then you take some out (for the cat) and add ingredients that are beneficial to the cat but that you probably wouldn't care for. Not too long ago I posted two of the recipes on another site. Interesting discussion.
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@nyssa102 (749)
• United States
22 Mar 13
Oh, now that sounds like a great book, great idea! I am beginning to think I should take out a website on cat and dog recipes. This is really fascinating me. If you can ever think of the titles of that book, please let me know!
@deazil (4556)
• United States
22 Mar 13
I still have the books. I kept them for sentimental reasons. The first one is "Cat Nips! feline cuisine" here's a link http://www.abebooks.com/Cat-Nips-Feline-Cuisine-Reynolds-Martha/1015156445/bd It's on Amazon as well but no picture. This site has a picture of the book. And the second book is "The Cat-Lovers' Cookbook". Here's the link http://www.amazon.com/The-Lovers-Cookbook-Tony-Lawson/dp/0517101106 I think that's the one with the tandem recipes. When I looked for a link I found a lot of books and sites titled "The Cat Lover's Cookbook" by authors other than Tony Lawson, who wrote the one I have. I also noticed that his is the only one that hyphenates "Cat-Lovers'" and it's also the only one that has the apostrophe in "Cat-Lovers'" after the "s" instead of before it. Anything to do with pets is a money maker. More people these days have pets than ever before and more people are treating them like one of the family. It's a big business. Dog treat bakeries are very popular.
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@nyssa102 (749)
• United States
23 Mar 13
Oh my gosh, thanks! I did not think you'd come back. lol. I'm very grateful for these links, thanks so very much!
@louievill (17147)
• Philippines
22 Mar 13
this is very helpful, people have a tendency to give their pets what they eat without really knowing that some ingredients are harmful to them, hope there would be more articles and publish regarding the the subject, also what food is bad for what type of animal pet besides cats and dogs.
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@nyssa102 (749)
• United States
22 Mar 13
Yes I know. I had no idea about things like onions and such, especially grapes and raisins, as being poison. They are so commonplace for us to consume, that the idea of them being poison to our house pet is frightening.
• United States
23 Mar 13
Dr Oz will occasionally have his dog on and tap about pet health. My first introduction to this topic was Dr Pitcairn's book "Natural Health for Dogs and Cats". My copy's wearing out I consult it so much. It introduced me to using homeopathic medicine on my dogs, which worked so well I started using it for myself. Onions damage a cats red blood cells therefore making them anemic. I've cooked for both cats and dogs before. Commercial pet food can contain as many harmful, artificial ingredients as our processed food. I just saw a TV commercial for a dog biscuit cooker. That looks a lot easier than rolling out dough and cutting out shapes to bake. What a fun thing to do, especially if you have kids to help.
@doroffee (4230)
• Hungary
22 Mar 13
Wow. I find it kind of bizarre. I think most of these pet grocery stores and bakeries are just a way of getting more money. With the basic advice, anyone could assemble a nice and healthy meal for their pets.
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@roshigo58 (4871)
• Pune, India
26 Mar 13
Hi, I don't have any pet. But I will tell about these sites to my friends who are having pets. They are always worried about their pets as if their family members. Thank you for sharing the information about these useful sites.
@roshigo58 (4871)
• Pune, India
26 Mar 13
Hi, It is very interesting. I don't have any pet but I will tell this information to my friends who are having pets. They will be happy. Thank you for sharing. They are always worried about their pets as if their family member.
• South Africa
23 Mar 13
Haha im not about to make my pet a 3 course meal but whats the site anyway ?