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Dog Treats for the Big Bowl Game

January 30, 2013

In my house, we are all gearing up for Sunday's big show. We will be watching every second, arguing over every bad play, groaning with every tackle, watching the ball go from one goal to the other. I am talking, of course, about the Puppy Bowl IX: The. Most. Awesome. Thing. On. TV. Nine million of us will tune in to watch teams of adorable puppies cavort and chew, slurp up water from the bowl cam, and fight their furry friends for a "football." And just like the Super Bowl, the halftime show can be more interesting than the main event, so we will stay, glued, to watch the Kitty Halftime Show, featuring pig and porcupine cheerleaders. My sister's dog, Noodle, will have pride of place, watching intently, chewing on her homemade snack, a Gourmet dog biscuit. Yes, that's right, a recipe for a dog biscuit graced the pages of Gourmet. It's amazing how many people cook for their dog. Pork chops, roast turkey, braised beef, leg of lamb, there is almost nothing people won't cook for their pooches. Indeed, veterinarians say that dogs should eat a healthy balanced diet comprised of lean proteins, complex carbs, and even some healthy fats. So, whole-wheat pasta with lamb meatballs sound good to you, Fido? How about roast leg of lamb with carrots and potatoes, Rex? The only items to avoid are raw meat, chocolate, onions and garlic, grapes, and raisins. Do you cook for your dog? If so, what are some common dishes you make for your furry friend?

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