Monday, May 5, 2008

Animal Cookies There’s a reason your dog always begs at the table. Whatever you’re eating tastes like Fancy Feast compared to his Purina Chow.

Instead of feeding him your leftovers, offer one of the treats made just for dogs with all natural, vet-approved ingredients from Pet Power Hawai‘i.

Homebaked in Kailua by founder Taryn Matsuda, the crunchy, cookie-like treats come in flavors any poi dog will love. There are Okinawan Sweet Potato Treats, Azuki and Peanut Butter Cookies, and Wheat-Free Kabocha Pumpkin Treats, among others.

Matsuda uses simple human food to make the special snacks – just flours, oats, vegetable oil, honey and

www.leichic.comothers. There aren’t any bacon or other meat flavors since Pet Power doesn’t use the preservatives those ingredients require.

Pet Power’s treats are rigorously taste-tested with Matsuda’s own two dogs and the ingredients are double-checked by a vet to ensure that all are safe and gentle on a dog’s digestive system. Next up is a line of fully organic recipes.

The little goodies come with a complete ingredient list right on the label, so you know they’re even safe for humans to eat.

But paws off.

Available at Cake Creations in Manoa, 808.988.3200; Enchanted Lake Pet Center in Kailua, 808.262.2219; Ohana Doggie Day Care and Spa in Kaka‘ako, 808.791.DOGS (3647); and online at

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Lei Chic associate editor Natalie Schack has been a cultural anthropology student,museum worker bee and dabbler in graphic design. When she isn't scouting new fashion, compiling to-do lists or crafting puns, Natalie spends her free time dreaming up elaborate picnic ideas; "researching" via YouTube tutorials, blogs and Instagram; and dusting off her pith helmet for the next adventure life throws her way.

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