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Tasty treats: Make your own Scooby snacks

We all love treats, but many pet owners are overdoing things when it comes to treats for their dogs and cats. Treats are meant to be something special, not a replacement for dinner! They are often high in fat and sugar, with little nutritional value.  But, there are a few healthier options you can cook right in your own kitchen!  Dr. Karen Halligan for Parade.com offers a few tasty recipes to tempt your pet’s palette:

Dog treats

Cat treats

Salmon DelightsDr. Karen Halligan

1. Preheat oven to 350° F

2. Combine and mix all ingredients in a bowl

3. Form the dough into marble sized balls

4. Drop balls on well greased cookie sheet about one inch apart

5. Bake for 8 minutes or until brown

6. Cool before serving

Veterinarian Karen Halligan is the author of “Doc Halligan’s What Every Pet Owner Should Know." (Collins, 2007). For more pet food recipes, a pet photo gallery, quizzes and stories about pets, visit www.parade.com/pets.

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