Category Archives: Pets

Kitty Treats – Bonito Flakes

If you are looking for a less expensive option for bonito flakes, head on over to you local Japanese grocery store. You can get 3.5 times the quantity of flakes for the same prices as the one tub. And, since they are for human consumption, the chances are much better that they will be safe.

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Great News From Austin Pets Alive

Got this e-mail from APA. So glad that they were able to save so many at-risk animals. Four of our kittens are from APA.

Our continued partnership with the Austin Animal Center has resulted in another year of a no kill Austin!  Below are the numbers of animals saved in each category in the past year:

Total Cats:  3733
Total Dogs:  3269
Bottle Baby Kittens:  2068
Parvo Puppies:  474
PASS:  272 animals kept out of the shelter system and about 6200 families assisted

THANK YOU for your support in 2012 – we are excited to look to the future and another successful year of lifesaving work in 2013!

Kitty Treats

Our cats like the old standby treats, like Temptations, but we wanted to get them something more savory and natural.

Our friend Sharon introduced us to the Beefeaters Freeze Dried Salmon for cats. The cats love the crunchy salmon; just break into marble sized bits and watch them chow down. It’s funny watching them grab a piece in their mouths then run away to chow down in peace. You can find this brand at the local pet stores (Amazon doesn’t stock them).

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While looking for an alternative treat, I ran across Cat-Man-Doo brand Bonito flakes. These are dried papery thin fish flakes. Very airy, but full of fish flavor. The kittens LOVE this stuff. I sprinkle some on a tray and they go nuts. To the point that they are fighting each other to get the last scraps! Talk about licking the bowl clean!

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Either of these are great, healthy, treats for your cats. They are so tasty that I’d recommend them if you are trying to train a cat. Even our super-shy Samantha will climb on my leg to get her treat. The Bonito flakes are that good.

Available at Amazon. I just got two, and one is half gone. But I spoil my kits.

Link to Amazon:

(The product is “sold by” a couple of different stores, but fulfilled by Amazon. So you get your Prime. Arrived fresh and in good shape.)

 Update: There is now a cheaper option. Head over to your local Japanese Grocery Store.