Saturday, May 21, 2011

LuckyPaws Review and Giveaway

My dog is an absolute treat fanatic. Just mentioning the word sends her into a frenzy of crying and jumping around. She also looks at you with her big eyes as if to say, "You just mentioned a treat and aren't giving me one?" Which of course makes me feel guilty and I have to relent!



Lucky Pawsproudly presents PetCakes, the first ever microwavable dog treats. Run by Melinda Kirk, this unique concept of a canine cupcake, has spread quickly throughout pet boutiques nationwide. PetCakes, made of all natural and organic ingredients, can be microwaved in less than 3 minutes creating a tasty and totally unique experience for families and their pets. They have recently introduced a cat cheese nip microwavable treat too.

PetCakes achieved Best New Product of the Year 2010 at the Global Pet Expo. Featured in various magazines and publications as a top pick and chosen as one of the gifts in the coveted “Hollywoof” swag bag, PetCakes has quickly become the new “it” product.

I was sent a box of Petcakes, which are special dog treats that you can make in 2 minutes and 30 seconds in the microwave. Each kit comes with a special purple pan that features 3 molds in the shape of dog bones. Each kit comes with 2 mixes. There are three different flavors sold separately original carob, pizza, and 3 cheese.


I think this a fantastic product! I've always wanted to make my dog home made treats and now I can. I showed the box to my dog yesterday and I said "I'm going to make you treats!" and her tail wagged wildly and she started pawing the box and crying! She knew that the box was for her :) The treats were really easy to make. All you do is combine one packet of mix, 1/2 cup water, and 1 tablespoon of peanut butter into a mixing bowl and stir until blended. The box says that you can substitute applesauce, yogurt, cottage cheese, etc into the mix instead of using peanut butter. Customize the treat to your pet's taste. The directions say to fill each mold to the top until full. You microwave for 2:30 and then let cool for 10 minutes until serving. The mix looked sort of like raw pancake batter.

The treats looked like this after ten minutes of cooling:


I know this picture isn't the best, sorry it's from my cell phone. After 10 minutes of cooling it really did look like I had baked the treats. They went from raw batter to "cooked" very quickly. The only thing that I noticed was the bottom was much more mushier than the top after cooling. I am not sure if I should have waited a little bit more for the bottom of the treat to set. I loved that the treats were in the shape of a large dog bone, and I couldn't wait to have my dog try them. Since she is a small dog and the treats are very large for her, I cut a small piece off of the end and gave it to her. She happily gobbled it down instantly and then looked at me for more! I think it's safe to say that she loved them. I will definitely make these again for her. You can also spread some peanut butter or cream cheese on the top of the treat for some added yumminess for your dog, but I didn't do that.

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  1. I made home peanut butter dog biscuits as Christmas gifts.
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  4. Many years ago I made them for my previous dog. Well, actually, I made his food, not treats. But, now with seven dogs, I don't seem to have the time or energy to try. To be able to microwave them would be easier.

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  6. I've never made dog treats, but my dog has human cake with us on birthdays! LOL

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  7. I make homemade treat for Christmas every year for my dogs. We also donate these to the Christams bazaar fundraiser for our local no-kill shelter.

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  20. I make cookies for Little Ricky all the time

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  21. I make oatmeal cookies, omiting the sugar, and instead of raisins (they are toxic to pets) I cut up pieces of carrots. They loved them!
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  34. I have never made homemade treats for my furry kids though I have thought about it; even have a doggie cookbook

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  69. No, but I have looked up dog biscuit recipes lots of time on the internet.
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  74. I have never made treats for my dogs before.

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  84. Yep, I made homemade pet treats before from whole wheat flour, wheatgerm, carob chips, etc. My dogs loved them! tylerpants(at)gmail.com

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  90. I've never made my dog treats before.
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  94. No, I've never made treats for my pups before. I totally should to save money!

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