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100 Best Food Names For Pets In 2019

If you know me, you should know by now that I’m pretty obsessed with food-related pet names. I keep a list on my phone with potential names for new pets, and while the list is alphabetized in my phone, I decided to share them below by ranking my favorites. If you’re looking for names for your new cat or dog, this roundup is a great place to start. I tried to pick some unique names along with classics. There’s a food name on this list for every style, and for every pets personality!

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FOOD NAMES I’VE ALREADY USED:

Obviously, my favorite names are the ones that I’ve already named my pets!

1. Oreo

2. Burger

3. French Fry

4. Linguini (Linus Linguini!)

5. Asiago (Artie Asiago!)

6. Zucchini

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94 More Fabulous Food Themed Pet Names:

7. Avocado

8. Popcorn

9. Sage

10. Alfredo

11. Guinness

12. Candy

13. Gravy

14. Pancake

15. Martini

16. Cheerio

17. Kiwi

18. Jellybean

19. Banana

20. Nutmeg

21. Merlot

22. Mango

23. Pepperoni

24. Ramen

25. Peaches

26. Pistachio

27. Pickle

28. Taco

29. Ravioli

30. Bacardi

31. Bacon

32. Wasabi

33. Grapefruit

34. Jalapeño

35. Raisin

36. Brownie

37. Queso

38. Chipotle

39. Pepper

40. Pineapple

41. Fettuccine

42. Sushi

43. Skittles

44. Waffles

45. Sorbet

46. Snickerdoodle

47. Potato

48. Snickers

49. Fig

50. Salmon

51. Dorito

52. Garbanzo

53. Marshmallow

54. Poptart

55. Meatball

56. Meatloaf

57. Wonton

58. Basil

59. Biscotti

60. Macaroni

61. Chip

62. Tequila

63. Ginger

64. Fritos

65. Blueberry

66. Mojito

67. Caramel

68. Papaya

69. Fudge

70. Artichoke

71. Margarita

72. Huckleberry

73. Dumpling

74. Walnut

75. Cobbler

76. Nacho

77. Butterscotch

78. Burrito

79. Tuna

80. Squash

81. Cannoli

82. Nutella

83. Quiche

84. Muffin

85. Cantaloupe

86. Panini

87. Plum

88. Ziti

89. Tomato

90. Sangria

91. Hummus

92. CreamPuff

93. Goji

94. Tofu

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Choosing the Best Food-Themed Name:

I get it! Your new pet is special, and their name deserves to fit them perfectly. Finding the ideal name doesn’t need to be hard, though. Just consider their personality: a feisty Alfredo or an aloof Banana? A sassy Nacho or a playful Mango? The sky’s the limit!

Of course, sometimes the most obvious name choices come from their coat color. A beautiful Maine Coon with luscious orange locks? Clearly a Cheeto. A pleasantly plump white beauty? Marshmallow, anyone? Think of a name that makes you smile, and go with it!

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Need Pet Sitting?

I’ve been slowly getting back into some pet sitting! I had taken a break from it when Oreo and Burger were sick, as I had too much on my plate already. However, it’s something that I’ve always loved doing. If you’re going out of town and need someone to watch your cats or dogs, and you’re in the Rochester, NY area – email me ( amyyyyg@gmail.com)! I have a lot of people who are surprised when I say this, but when pet sitting, I’ve noticed that I seem to watch way more cats than I do dogs. Sure, cats seem to be more independent than dogs, but they need attention, playtime, and treats when you’re gone, too! Now that you’ve hopefully found the best pet name, it’s time to find them the perfect sitter (me! Duh!)

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Puppy breath and CyberKnife

“If having a soul means being able to feel love and loyalty and gratitude, then animals are better off than a lot of humans.”
— James Herriot

Last night I was curled in my hotel bed, dreaming that Stephen Amell was whispering sweet nothings into my ear. I turned my head to him and smiled.  I leaned in and said “Wow!  …Did you eat anchovies last night?” He just stared at me, panting, until I open my eyes and realized it was just Oreo blowing his dog-breath into my face.

I hadn’t realized how bad Oreo’s icky breath was getting!  To be fair, I’ve smelled worse.  MUCH worse.  And I know that I’m mostly to blame for the state of his breath.  As a responsible pet owner, I should be brushing his teeth every day.  However, in Oreo’s case…that is easier said than done!  So, on my way back from dropping him off for his CyberKnife treatment this morning, I stopped at a pet store and picked up all of the dental health chews and treats I could find.  On that note…he has a history of not liking them, so I might have a good supply of treats in need of a new home pretty soon!

It was a needed reminder that Oreo is due for a routine dental cleaning.  It was something that I had planned to take care of last year, but wound up having to spend a huge chunk of cash on a major surgery for him instead.  That surgery was actually one year ago today!  No biggie, I thought.  I can always take care of it this year!  But surprise surprise, his cancer treatments this year are costing me even more than his surgery last year did.  So yet again, for now, his teeth cleaning is going to have to be put off for a bit longer.  Hopefully I’ll somehow be able to save enough to get it taken care of by the end of the year.  No matter how stinky his breath gets, I’ll always happily accept puppy kisses…but I’d love for it to be just a bittttt less icky!

Anyway.

Oreo and I are currently in Malven, PA – a suburb of Philly.  We arrived Monday, and thanks to some wonderful Acepromazine, our 5.5 hour ride in snowy weather wasn’t too awful.  I think I panicked more than he did for the ride – I got stuck on a highway stretch that was so foggy I couldn’t see ANYTHING.  I slowed down so much and was holding my breath that I didn’t hit anything…and that a car wouldn’t hit me from behind for going so much under the speed limit.  That was the worst fog I’ve ever seen – and on a 65mph road, at that!  All worked out well, but I still pulled over at the next rest stop to regain some composure.  Oreo stayed asleep most of the ride, waking up every now and then to look around, then readjust his position and fall right back asleep.

Our hotel is GORGEOUS…but insanely expensive!  If I could afford it, this is totally someplace that I would want to move in to.  It’s pet-friendly, Oreo has met a  ton of dogs.  And he’s done GREAT with all of them!  He has never been aggressive towards another dog, but he’ll get very anxious and barky and scare the other dogs owners a lot of times…but not once on this trip.  Every dog he’s met in the hotel and in the veterinary hospital he has absolutely loved.

Tuesday he had his CT scan.  The doctor said that he did really well. They were able to see the tumor – she said it’s currently small-to-moderate sized, invading mainly one nostril. There’s a part of it that’s pushing on his brain, but doesn’t seem to have invaded his brain at this point. She’s confident that the CyberKnife will be able to get all of the tumor. After that it’s just keeping our fingers crossed that it stays gone.  He had his first session yesterday, and second today.  He recovered from both very well; although he’s been very very sleepy.  Tomorrow is his last radiation session, after which his vet will give me another update and set up a plan for the future.  Saturday we’ll be heading home.

I’m excited to get home just to see Burger.  I haven’t been away from him for more than 12 hours since he got sick 2 years ago.  My parents are watching him, and have said that he’s doing pretty good; but he hasn’t had a bowel movement since I left.  That’s not abnormal for him, but it still makes me nervous just because I’m not there with him.

I’ve been trying to make the most of the time I have down here while Oreo’s hospitalized.  Tuesday I spent WAY too much time in the Wegmans by my hotel.  It’s HUGE and super fancy.  I’m used to my humble little Latta rd Wegmans!  I also went a bit crazy at the salad bar.  Apparently it was an “organic” salad bar…which I found out when I checked my receipt and saw that I had spent $28 on salad alone!

Yesterday I had Rita’s Water Ice.  Holy crap it was AMAZING.  I had the Cookies N Creme flavor, and inhaled it.  I definitely need to get more before I go back home – although I was THRILLED to find out that there’s a Rita’s in Brighton!  I may have found my new favorite spot.

Today I dropped him off then came back to the hotel to shower…after the shower I took an accidental nap that lasted 4 hours!  I had wanted to explore a bit to try to find a salon at some point – I need something done with my awful hair asap.  But instead, I stopped by a bar called Mckenzie Brew House.  They brew all of their beer there, which I didn’t know as I ordered a Guinness.  The bartender suggested I get the “Leather & chrome nitro milk stout”, which tasted like a chocolate/peanut butter/Guinness mixture.  It was delicious!  I also got their brocolli, mushroom mac and cheese which was also phenominal.

Tomorrow I drop Oreo off again at 7am…hopefully I’ll find some sort of salon instead of taking another accidental nap!

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