Written by: Pete Scalia
We all try to eat healthy. When it comes to our pets, we want them to be happy and healthy, too. Just like us, our dogs like a little treat now and then. Now, thanks to PetCakes, our pets can have their (healthy) cake and eat it, too!
PetCakes are all-organic pet treats that you make and bake yourself! They’re super easy to make, and the starter kit (under $10) comes with everything you need to make six treats â€“ two packs of organic PetCakes mix, and a reusable, microwave-safe baking dish.
“Two years ago, I had a health scare and started eating organic,” says Melinda Kirk, CEO of Lucky Paws and inventor of PetCakes. Stepping back from her career in international marketing, Melinda says “I decided to follow my original passion and created the first microwavable treats for pets made with organic ingredients.”
PetCakes come in three flavors: original carob, pizza and three cheese. Looking at the box, you can see exactly what you’re feeding your dog: the original carob flavored mix consists of only organic oat flour, brown rice flour, wheat germ, flax seed, baking soda, baking powder, carob and cinnamon. All it takes to make fresh, healthy treats for your pet is a box of PetCakes mix, 1/3 cup of water, and one tablespoon of peanut butter (a favorite of just about any dog). Mix it all up, fill the included PetCakes baking tray, and stick it in the microwave for three minutes. That’s it!Â Let them cool for about ten minutes or so, top with peanut butter or cream cheese, and your dog has a delicious, homemade, all-natural treat that’s fun for the whole family to make!
“Not only are PetCakes healthy, fast and fresh,” says Melinda, “every dog â€“ I mean absolutely every dog that has tried PetCakes â€“ loves them.”
That’s a statement that is backed up by numerous YouTube testimonials and independent reviews on the PetCakes website. Melinda says not only do dogs prefer PetCakes over store-bought treats, but that “dogs have spit out their old treats and held out for PetCakes.”
PetCakes are currently available via their website, or you can buy them locally at PetWants (Findlay Market), Red Dog (dog resort), Moochie & Co. (Kenwood Towne Center), Strasse Dog (in MainStrasse Village) and soon at Remke Biggs! Oh â€“ and they haven’t forgotten our feline friends, either. PetCakes for cats is also available.
Now you can feed your pet a delicious, organic treat â€“ and know exactly what’s in it. With a treat this healthy and tasty, you might be tempted to try them yourself!