Yassy’s note; Liam’s first year;day 31 to day 33

In the previous entry titled “Yassy’s note: Liam in NICU;day 8- day 14“, I wrote Liam came to our family about 3 weeks early and he has spent next 3 weeks in NICU.

As you know by now, he passed the feeding and car seat test both, and he could finally came home on the day 22.

Now that Liam came home, our real parenting journey has begun.

Day 31, he turned 1 months old.

Babies cry at exact same time like alarm clock going off..

I told my parents about his alarm clock-like crying schedule; he cries about the same time.

They said that in Japanese, it is called “Ta-so-ga-re na-ki” and babies starts crying at the certain times and it lasts for a few weeks or so.

It might be that is what it was with Liam’s crying.However, he seemed to be too young to fit into the phase. I am not still sure if it was what it was but, there were days nothing that I did worked.

He kept me up until 4 am on the day 31. He had to change clothe too.  I was busy caring him during the night as well.

For me, 11 pm-4 am was evil time.

Because of that strange sleeping cycle of Liam’s, I slept in a bit later and took a nap while he was napping

When cry starts, I tried twinkle twinkle star song etc.. with sleep sheep toy, but I did not think it was helping him to sleep.

Why babies cry at the same time? When does it start?

While I was dealing with Liam’s crying, I wondered why babies cry at about the same time.

I have searched ta-so-ga-re-na-ki, and these are what came up with.

It sounds like it is called colic here in the states and many parents go through these phase.

In general, it says that ta-so-ga-re-na-ki is often seen from 6 weeks old through about 4 months old, and most often found in sound sensitive babies.

Then, usually, evening is the likely time you see this ta-so-ga-re-na-ki.

How loud, how long, how they cry is depend on each baby,it says.

That being said, babies have only “crying” to communicate with us to tell us parents when something they were not happy about.

Therefore, we need to check the following points to see if any of these would help them calm down.

  1. Diaper check; need to change diaper?
  2. Hungry; enough milk is given?
  3. Burping issue;babies cannot burp well and need our help.
  4. Gas in the tummy causing discomfort; baby massage on the tummy does the trick
  5. Too hot/too cold; babies cannot adjust body temperature as well as adults. If sweating, take off one shirt to see if it helps
  6. pain; any spot causing discomfort for pain?
  7. Fever; not feeling well and crying?
  8. Sleepy; babies sometime cannot go to sleep well

When any of the above did not calm down your baby’s cry, it is Ta-so-ga-re-na-ki. I read that medically, cause is not known yet while there are several theories.

Theory #1; baby cannot switch a sympathetic nerve with  parasympathetic nerve system well and the timing of the switch falls on the evening time.That is why causing ta-so-ga-re-na-ki.

Theory #2; tired from daytime activity

Theory #3; starts feeling sad when evening comes

Theory #4; stress;babies cannot deal with stress well

When babies cry…

I have tried many things when Liam started crying.

These are some tricks that worked for me when it worked to calm him down.

1. Pick him up and pat his back gently,talking to him gently

2.Hold vinyl grocery bag with both hands and starts rubbing against the hands together and make sound

I learned this trick from my parents and it is supposedly make the similar sound that babies were listening inside the belly

3. change the scenery;pick him up and,get out from the house like at the porch or change his posture; if laying down crying on his back,then, change his posture to tummy on the floor etc..

Liam the migrator…

Liam always migrating blog 1 Aug 16

Liam 32 days old..

Why is it that I place Liam right in the center of the bed but he always migrate to the side (right side all the time)?

He was also an escape artist from swaddle now and then; I wrap him nicely, and next time I uncover the quilt blanket, sometimes his swaddle was under his foot perfectly as I wrapped him..

I do not know how he manage to do so..

A little progress on breastfeeding…

On the day 33, when he had feeding time at early morning/middle of the night and during the particular feeding time, he did not want to sit up to burp and he kept arching back and I never got to burp him.

When I felt his tummy, I felt round-ish feeling and I thought he had gas inside.Therefore, I tried a couple of times trying to let him sit, but he cried..arched back..

So, I decided to call it ok with bit of tummy massage, and decided to try burping him next time.

When I was about to take him to bed, I noticed he was opening his mouth very wide and facing toward my body moving his face as if he was looking for something even though he was just fed then.

I tried breastfeed him as “extra” milk, and this time, he did latched on nicely. I was happy about that.

He had more to learn on breastfeeding sucking technique,but he was getting better at it.

While he was still learning the technique of breastfeeding, I was bottle-feeding him more; I pump the breast milk and give that to him via bottle and also liquid formula for just in case when the breast milk supply is low.

However, I did not intend to feed him this way forever, and my goal was to migrate to exclusive breastfeeding.

When Pediatrician asked us how we were feeding, I told her that and she encouraged me to keep trying for the direct breastfeeding as “extra” and wean him over as he gets used to the real thing.

At that time, we needed to make sure he got what he needed to have; at least 50ml of milk (although we gave him around 55-58 ml breast milk, 60 ml liquid formula) so he can grow as he should.

I then used in between feeding time to practice direct breastfeeding when he wants “extra” milk.That way, he won’t tired out enough not being able to take enough milk he needs to drink. On top of that,by doing so,  we knew he got what he needed to get at least.

I personally feel that breast milk is better from nutritional/health benefit point of view. That is why, I wanted to feed more breast milk than formula.Plus Liam liked breast milk better anyway.

Whenever there was enough breast milk available, I chose to feed him the breast milk,not liquid formula.

Liquid formula was more of supplemental feeding supply in my mind or of travel emergency until we could establish the exclusive breastfeeding with Liam.

Liquid formula is costly ; 2.5 dollars per bottle plus I hear it sits in the stomach longer and, it is hard on digestive system on babies. I also heard that the breast milk is much more nutritious and has great health benefit and easy on tummy to digest.

My sister breastfeed/feed fresh solid/mashed food to her kids and breast feeding/feeding fresh solid/mashed food to me was natural also.

Liam is our very first/last kid we are blessed with (one last embryo,one last chance to conceive and it took!! We were blessed with Liam.) .

When it comes to food/diet, whether it was for our dog Palette or for our family including feeding for our little prince Liam, I am very passionate about feeding/cooking healthy food that include snacks.

Therefore, I maybe come across like too sensitive on the feeding issue for Liam but, when helper tended to grab liquid formula when breast milk in the fridge is enough to feed, I did not feel good about it even though I was very appreciated that one helped us.

If I saw no milk was warmed up yet when the helper was in charge of feeding Liam, I measured the breast milk and warm it up for the feeding.

That way,I could make sure he gets better stuff. Plus Liam likes breast milk better than formula anyway.

Liam is now 22 months old, he is a very good eater and, so far, we have not found his dislikes just yet. I don’t anticipate for that to happen and, I am planning to support his willingness to try new stuff and let him involve in the cooking like asking him to sprinkle salt or stirring the pot etc..

He loves pretending cooking,and he got a lot of stuff for him to play with from my old skillet to measuring cup to scale… He spends lots of time walking around with pots and pans with spoon/spatula in other hand.

He let us parents taste testing the imaginary dishes he made and when we say “Hmm…tastes good!”, he smiles big. Sometimes, he wipes my mouth with washcloth or paper towel and sometimes he pretend to wipe the kitchen table:-)

You think kids are not watching you closely but I think kids are really good observer and learn things quite fast.

We joke and say “Future chef is in the making at our house” 🙂

May 25, 2016 | 2 | parenting

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May 20, 2016 | 0 | Yassy's Gourmet Dog Kitchen

Understanding the meaning of growl through the dog point of view

In the previous entry titled “Why dogs bark? “, and “ Look at the world through a dog’s point of view;barking,chewing and more ” I wrote that most of common dog behavior problems you would like to stop or curb them are natural canine behaviors or something we kept reinforcing the behavior without any intention.

Barking, for example, from dogs’ point of view, it is their natural way to communicate each other. 

What about growling?

Growling also could be one of the behavior problems you would like to stop or curb them.

However,growling , also is natural canine behaviors and it could be something you could have kept reinforcing the behavior without any intention.

In this entry, I would like to look deep into canine friend’s natural behavior;growling.

Discourage the  growling vs  respect the growling..

Growling is, just like barking, it is their way to communicate with you.

Often ties,many people may want to discourage the growling behavior, and dogs maybe hearing “Hey. no. No growling” over and over again every time they growl.

It is possible that they maybe punished for growling at you or your family or friends.Then, it might be possible that the growling dog could soon be labeled as “Aggressive dog” without any deep thoughts as to why and what is causing the dog to growl.

We need to understand that any dogs,any healthy dogs would growl to communicate with their canine friends or us human.

It just that we human have tendency to be quick to judge and label them as aggressive dogs

Before labeling the dog as “Aggressive dogs”, we need to investigate what caused the dog to growl,and how you can manage or help them change their opinion about what they do not feel about…

Not all growling is a bad thing.

However, if you keep suppressing the growling,, over time, the dog may stop growling due to repeated negative reinforcement by you.

Would it be good for you and your family and friends who may be spending time around them in the future?

Answer is “No”.

In a way, growling is not necessary a bad thing. We rather want it to be able to communicate with them better.

Of course, we do not want the dog to be growling at us all the time, but at the same time, growling is kind of like a warning sign and you do not want it to go away completely too.

Otherwise, you might be creating the situation where dog could attack or snap at you without any sign of warning; growling.

You want to be alerted when they are in stress or being uncomfortable so you can act on it accordingly.

If you know what causes them to growl, it gives you the clue as to what you can work with and what you can do to make your relationship with them better.

Why dog growls?

Dogs growls when….

1. they feel fear/anxiety/being afraid

When they feel being cornered, they may use growl to warn you that they are not comfortable with what you are doing to them,and they want you to back off.

Or, they may use growl to make scary things go away example,strange dogs, strange person.

In which case, some people may pet them saying “that is ok,that is ok” to reassure/comfort them.

However, that is only reinforcing the anxiety/feeling of being afraid and not a great move on your side.

It only nurture the fear.anxiety etc.. by doing so.

If the dog were growling from fear of person or objects or whatever, remove the dog from the situation calmly without any talk and, without yelling,punishing them, or trying to reassuring them.

Then work on the issue later;starting from person the dog was afraid of could toss the chicken every time he comes from a little distance without any eye contact or talk.

You can gradually work with the shorter distance.

That way,the dog may change the opinion about the scary person approaching to him. When the scary person comes, they get chicken!

Over time, you would want to teach your dog to look forward to the things he was previously afraid of.

By changing your dogs perception from negative to positive, you could  changes their behavior too.

If he was happy, why he should be growling at?

2. they want to guard something; they are asked to give up on something they are playing with or chewing on, or the spot they were napping on. It can be a person.

They may freeze,keeping the toy or treats under their head or possibly holding onto the objects they are asked to give up on, and then growl

Teach your dog to learn to “Give”.

3.  they are feeling physical pain

They may be telling you to stop touching the spot you are trying to look closer at.

If you suspect the pain is the cause of the growl, take them to the vet to check them medically.

When dog growls…

Lets imagine the likely scenario.

Little kids (toddlers/babies) may not be taught how to interact with the family dog. They may do things dogs might not be appreciated for.

In which case, dog may growl at your little ones.

What would you do?

In this scenario, because of the dog’s growling, you can understand that the dog is not comfortable with what your little one was doing to the dog.

You, therefore,  would remove your little ones away from the family dog telling them the family dog is not comfortable with what they were doing to them and teach the kids the right way to interact with the family dog some other time.

It means, when you hear the dog’s growling in different situation, stop whatever making the family dog uncomfortable/whatever you are doing and don’t punish the dog for the growling (no talk to them).

Then, turn away from dog and away from the dog, not moving toward the dog.Moving towards the growling dog would more escalate the growling and make the situation worse. Step back from the dog.

It is also important for you to be calm, no yelling at them no stress on you.The dogs are very good at picking up your emotion.

Just stay calm.

If you ignore the dog’s warning (growling), you would most likely to be snapped at.

When dog growls at you, don’t ignore the warning and use it for your advantage for better relationship.

When you hear the growl, and stop whatever you are doing, try finding out what caused the growling.

The dog did not care for being touched specific spot?

(You can clicker train the dog so they get used to be touched)

The dog did not like some grooming routine?

(You can clicker train the dog so they get used whatever grooming routine they did not care for)

Did you take something away from them without warning?

(You can clicker train the dog and let them learn “give”. Then you can trade the item you like to take away from the dog with something else)

You were trying to do something they did not like to do?

(If the dog did not care for what you were trying to do, don’t do it unless necessary)

Some things like that, which dogs were not feeling comfortable with , can be managed with good clicker training. You can change their reaction toward whatever they were feeling uncomfortable with.

Over time, what they were seeing as bad thing can  become a good thing with consistent clicker training with patience.

All you need is patience in you and consistency in the training.

If you are trying to help your dog to feel differently about something they are upset about, you would want to go slowly with small steps for the goal to be achieved.

That way, your dog would not get overwhelmed, resulting in bite.

If you consistently teach him what you would like them to do rather than what not to do with good clicker training and make the teaching time fun as much as you can make it to be, you will get the result in the end.

That being said, depending on the degree of stress put on the dog, it might not be something you alone could help them change their opinion about whatever causing them stress and resulted in growling.

In which case, don’t hesitate and try reach out to good positive clicker trainer in your area.

Any help you can get for the better relationship between you and your dog is good for both of you.

The dog training article written by Jolanta Benut for quick and dirty tips website is great read. You can read the full article here.

May 18, 2016 | 0 | Dog Training

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The deal will end on May 19th 11:59pm Est

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If you use promotional coupon code such as 10% off coupon code, the subtotal after coupon was applied must be over $100 to receive the automatic free shipping with order over $100. Shipping fee, sales tax also excluded

All Free shipping orders will be shipped via retail ground or lowest cost of shipping method

*** May 2016 SnackSaturday treats***

Carob Coconut Bliss Biscuits

Order over $80* (merchandise subtotal after all the discount applied must be over $80) on Saturdays,and you will receive: one count of free   Carob Coconut Bliss Biscuits 5 oz

*** Important Shipping schedule for May ***

Next month, our son will have surgery and have to over night stay.

You can still place order online.However, at this moment, we will close shipping from May 17th through 24th.

Depending on how he does, we may open the shipping date earlier than the date noted above.

Please schedule to place an order accordingly.

We are sorry for the inconvenience.

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** Bulk treats of the month & K9 Foodie Mystery Bag**

Dogs love to enjoy variety of treats.

For them, we have created some variety treat bag made with wide variety of protein source.

Variety bag is the great way to explore variety of treats doggie buffet style.

For those who loves bully sticks, we have created Odor free bully sticks variety set so your dog can enjoy variety of odor free bully sticks

For those who loves to stock up your dog’s favorite single treat budget friendly way, we have created smaller bulk with free shipping deal.

For those who would love to have fun with mystery treat bag, we have Palette’s K9 Foodie mystery bag deal.

Your dog will love you even more for the new yummy treats!

And yes, we have one mystery gift bag for dog lovers too. They are great as gift.

We have variety of treat set/gift set for everyone.Enjoy treat hunt!

Here are some example menu.

** Grass-fed Oink! Knotted double porky stick (2-pack) 15 packages- free shipping $68.85

**Odor free bully sticks 6″ variety set A free shipping $87.82

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*** Palette’s K9 Foodie Mystery bag  ***

** Palette’s k9 Foodie Mystery Bag Beef Deluxe $39.26

** Palette’s k9 Foodie Mystery Dine & Play Bag $40.65

** Palette’s K9 Foodie Mystery variety gift bag $35.67

** You can get Free shipping with order over $100 (No coupon code required.

If you use coupon code for other promotion such as 10% off coupon code, the subtotal after coupon was applied must be over $100. Shipping fee, sales tax excluded.

** Starting Jan 2014,all Free shipping orders has been shipped by Retail Ground (Formally known as standard post) or lowest cost shipping method unless your order include Yassy’s Gourmet Dog Kitchen brand biscuits or Jerky.

*** Shipping schedule ***

If your order contains our brand of biscuits and Jerky, it will be shipped from Monday through Wednesday to make sure our products would arrive at your door fresh.

Free shipping orders without our brand of biscuits and jerky to postal code 5-9 (IL to west, AK,HI,FL) from our zip code 22501, first class parcel order or retail ground order via e-mail offline order will be shipped Monday through Wednesday

Paid shipping order without our brand of biscuits and Jerky, and free shipping order to postal zone 1-4 without our brand of biscuits and Jerky will be shipped Monday through Friday

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** If you order on Saturdays over $100* (Merchandise subtotal after all discount applied must be over $100.Shipping fee, sales tax excluded) , you can get one count of free GDK treats; 6 oz Buffalo liver Carob Cake Biscotti.

For more information on Snack Saturday offer, please click here .

** Starting Jan 20th,2016, We no longer offer the complementary treats with order

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May 13, 2016 | 0 | Yassy's Gourmet Dog Kitchen

Liam’s note; Snack of the day; Yogurt mousse with strawberry sauce

In Japan, mothers usually start feeding solid food to babies around 5 months old or 6 months old.

Then, right around 7th or 8th month where babies turn 1 year old or so, 75%-90% of nutrition they need throughout the day would come from solid food itself.

Then, nutritionally, they do not need breast milk anymore to supplement the solid food nutrition.

When graduated from breast milk, 100% nutrition would come from solid food itself.

Around this time, babies would have more will to eat and get better at eating with fingers.

At the same time, right around this time, babies gets more active throughout the day and they need more nutrition from supplemental solid food,a.k.a. snack.

Mothers in Japan usually feed babies these supplemental meal once or twice a day often times 10am and/or 3pm.

Since having routine is a good thing for biological clock for babies, we feed snack at about the same time everyday.

When you hear “snack”, you would imagine sweet desserty stuff but really, for the babies around this time, snack in Japan means 4th meal to supplement nutrition from other 3 meals.

Babies have small stomach and with just 3 meals a day, they cannot get enough energy from the 3 meals. Therefore, we give them 4th meal so they can supplement the deficient / not enough nutrition/energy.

Mini rice balls, mini sandwich, steamed sweet potato, fruits, steamed bread with vegetable mash or puree etc.. are popular snack for Japanese babies.

Our son eats pretty good and, he gives me clean plate so, I do not have much stuff I must add in snack time stuff to compensate the lack of nutrition from other 3 meals. 

Therefore, I am a little loose on what I use in his snack. However, I make things with much less sugar, and I try to make something good for him using vegetables or fruits from the fridge or other stuff that are good for him like kinako, which is roasted soy bean flour we Japanese often use just like cinnamon in USA in a sense.

Kinako is good protein source and very nutritious for us.

If you are interested, you can get kinako at Asian store like HMart or at Amazon.

In this “Snack of the day” series, I would like to introduce baby friendly snack recipes you can make at home.

All of the recipes that I would share would be low in sugar but, adults can enjoy them too.

I prefer making snack for our little son  than buying snack sold for adults for him.

It would be better for his taste buds development, and not getting to be able to taste the strong taste would be good for him in the long run.

Very first recipe that I share with you is very very easy snack you can whip up on 15-20 minutes plus chilling time in the fridge for a couple of hours.

Liam loves these. I hope your little one enjoy them too!

However,please make sure that all of the ingredients for the recipe is tried with your little ones and no issue with allergy.

Liam snack of the day skinny yogurt mousse with strawberry sauce 050416

Yogurt mousse with strawberry sauce…

<Yogurt mousse>

Ingredients for Yogurt mousse:

Nasoya brand silken tofu (soft tofu) 170g
Plain whole milk Yogurt 130g
Whole Milk 50ml
heavy cream 50ml
sugar 3 tbs
gelatin 1 package

<strawberry sauce>

Ingredients for Strawberry sauce;

strawberry stem off  150g
1 tbs water
2 tsp sugar

<Yogurt mousse>

1. soak the gelatin powder with 2 tbs water in microwavable container and let it sit a bit

2. Add tofu, yogurt, milk,heavy cream,sugar into blender and puree them well

3. Microwave the gelatin water mix about 10-15 seconds to near boil

** Try microwave 10 seconds,5 seconds or so each time and mix with spoon and microwave more if needed. Please be careful container may be very hot.

4. Add gelatin water mix into the blender and mix very well about 20-30 seconds .

5. Pour the mixture into ramekin and cover the top with plastic wrap and chill until set;about a couple of hours.

Makes; 4 servings

<strawberry sauce>

1. In the food processor, add strawberries that were stem and leaves chopped off and puree them

2. Pour them into small 1 quart sauce pan and add sugar and water and cook until thicken.

3. Cool it down.

<How to assemble>

1. Run the butter knife around the ramekin cup, put the ramekin cup upside down onto a serving plate and hold the ramekin cup with plate securely and shake top and down to make the mousse pop down onto the plate.

2. Pour some strawberry sauce and serve.

Enjoy!

May 10, 2016 | 0 | Snack recipes for babies

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Through May 12th, you can save more on selected odor free beef bully sticks.

*** May 2016 SnackSaturday treats***

Carob Coconut Bliss Biscuits

Order over $80* (merchandise subtotal after all the discount applied must be over $80) on Saturdays,and you will receive: one count of free   Carob Coconut Bliss Biscuits 5 oz

*** 2 day only mother’s day weekend special ***

Deal; Free shipping on order over $40*.Merchandise subtotal after all discount applied must be over $40. Orders will be shipped on lowest cost shipping method.

Valid from May 6th through 7th

Coupon code; MOM

Code cannot be combined

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*** Important Shipping schedule for May ***

Next month, our son will have surgery and have to over night stay.

You can still place order online.However, at this moment, we will close shipping from May 17th through 24th.

Depending on how he does, we may open the shipping date earlier than the date noted above.

Please schedule to place an order accordingly.

We are sorry for the inconvenience.

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** Grass-fed Moo! Odor free bully sticks standard 5″-6″ 6 oz 39% OFF

5″-6″ Grass-fed Moo! Odor-Free bully sticks Standard 6 oz, made in Argentina.

5″-6″ Grass-fed Moo! Odor-Free bully sticks Standard 6 oz package contains 12-14 bully sticks to make the bag weigh 6 oz weight.

These are made from Grass-fed Angus beef that received No antibiotic,No growth hormone in their life.

Due to natural treats,thickness of the each treats can vary.
Moo! Standard 6inch 6 oz

 

**Grass-fed Moo! Odor Free beef bully sticks “Monster” 11″-12″ 40% OFF

11″-12″ Grass-fed Moo! Odor-Free bully sticks Monster, made in Argentina.

These are made from Grass-fed beef that received No antibiotic,No growth hormone in their life.

Due to natural dog treats,thickness of each treats can vary.

th Grass-fed Moo Odor free bully sticks Monster 11 inch - 12 inch

 

** Grass-fed Moo! Odor free beef bully sticks “Beyond Monster” 11″- 12″ 10 pieces 40% OFF

These are made from grass-fed Angus beef that received No antibiotic,No growth hormone in their life.

**Due to natural treats,thickness of the bully roll can vary. **

th Grass-fed Moo Odor free bully sticks Beyond Monster 11 inch - 12 inch


** Bulk treats of the month & K9 Foodie Mystery Bag**

Dogs love to enjoy variety of treats.

For them, we have created some variety treat bag made with wide variety of protein source.

Variety bag is the great way to explore variety of treats doggie buffet style.

For those who loves bully sticks, we have created Odor free bully sticks variety set so your dog can enjoy variety of odor free bully sticks

For those who loves to stock up your dog’s favorite single treat budget friendly way, we have created smaller bulk with free shipping deal.

For those who would love to have fun with mystery treat bag, we have Palette’s K9 Foodie mystery bag deal.

Your dog will love you even more for the new yummy treats!

And yes, we have one mystery gift bag for dog lovers too. They are great as gift.

We have variety of treat set/gift set for everyone.Enjoy treat hunt!

Here are some example menu.

**Odor free bully sticks 6″ variety set A free shipping $87.82

** Grass-Fed Moo!Odor Free bully stick 5″-6″ variety set B Free shipping $122.77

**Odor free bully sticks 6″ variety set C Free Shipping $26.78

*** Palette’s K9 Foodie Mystery bag  ***

** Palette’s k9 Foodie Mystery Bag Beef Deluxe $39.26

** Palette’s k9 Foodie Mystery Dine & Play Bag $40.65

** Palette’s K9 Foodie Mystery variety gift bag $35.67

** You can get Free shipping with order over $100 (No coupon code required.

If you use coupon code for other promotion such as 10% off coupon code, the subtotal after coupon was applied must be over $100. Shipping fee, sales tax excluded.

** Starting Jan 2014,all Free shipping orders has been shipped by Retail Ground (Formally known as standard post) or lowest cost shipping method unless your order include Yassy’s Gourmet Dog Kitchen brand biscuits or Jerky.

*** Shipping schedule ***

If your order contains our brand of biscuits and Jerky, it will be shipped from Monday through Wednesday to make sure our products would arrive at your door fresh.

Free shipping orders without our brand of biscuits and jerky to postal code 5-9 (IL to west, AK,HI,FL) from our zip code 22501, first class parcel order or retail ground order via e-mail offline order will be shipped Monday through Wednesday

Paid priority shipping order without our brand of biscuits and Jerky, and free shipping order to postal zone 1-4 without our brand of biscuits and Jerky will be shipped Monday through Friday

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** Now with offline orders, we are offering variety of shipping method; first class parcel,retail ground,flat priority mail and priority mail.

Max first class parcel (merchandise weight+box/envelope under 13 oz weight) shipping handling charge is at $6.36 nationwide in USA,delivered in 1-3 days.The order can contain our brand of biscuits or Jerky since transit time is the same to priority mail.

USPS offer Retail ground shipping method to those who live in zone 5-9 from us zip code 22501; IL to west, FL,HI,AK. If you use contact us form on our website with list of items you like to order with your area zip code, we can give you the shipping estimate.Shipping charge can be different depending on where you live in, weight and volume of order box.

We offer retail ground method only to those who order offline and only to those who lives in zone 5 to 9 from our area code 22501 ; (IL to west, FL,AK,HI). Order will be delivered in about 7 days.

With this retail ground method , you cannot order our brand of made to order biscuits and Jerky.

We prefer priority mail or first class parcel method if your order contains our brand of biscuits or Jerky since they are made with fresh ingredients without preservatives, and not like other pre made biscuits or Jerky treats.

USPS does not offer retail ground service to the area zone 1 to 4 from us.

Please contact us with your list of items you like to order, name, and address with zip code.We will get it back to you with total charge with your preferred shipping method.

We will customize your shipping method to your preference

** If you order on Saturdays over $100* (Merchandise subtotal after all discount applied must be over $100.Shipping fee, sales tax excluded) , you can get one count of free GDK treats; 6 oz Buffalo liver Carob Cake Biscotti.

For more information on Snack Saturday offer, please click here .

** Starting Jan 20th,2016, We no longer offer the complementary treats with order

** We accept only US order,no international order please.

**If you become a fan of our Facebook page,you can get “Fan only” offer,and discounts.

Please find “Yassy’s Gourmet Dog Kitchen” on Facebook.

** Sign up for our e-newsletter to save on your pet treats. When you first sign up for our e-newsletter, you will receive 12% off coupon code in your welcome e-mail to use for your next order.

Sign up form can be found here

To visit our store,please click here or paste and copy the link below into your browser.

http://yassysgdk.com/main.sc

May 06, 2016 | 0 | Yassy's Gourmet Dog Kitchen

Yassy’s note; Liam’s first year; day 29-day 30

In the previous entry titled “Yassy’s note: Liam in NICU;day 8- day 14“, I wrote Liam came to our family about 3 weeks early and he has spent next 3 weeks in NICU.

As you know by now, he passed the feeding and car seat test both, and he could finally came home on the day 22.

Now that Liam came home, our real parenting journey has begun.

Liam first picture Aug 12 2014 1

Liam’s first portrait picture.. 29 day old…

Liam, the migrator…

When he was younger, we swaddled him with his arms tucked in, as we learned from NICU nurse every time he goes nap/sleep.

However, occasionally, he manages to get his arms out and flapping his arms on the bed.

For some reasons, he was a migrator while he is sleeping;no matter how many times I re-position him in the center on his bed, he migrate to his right and sleeps smashing his face against the bassinet side,which is luckily not made with cloth but see-through breathable material even if his face was mashed against.

Before Liam was born, I was wondering bed bumper is needed or not but I am happy we did not get it.

We really liked our co-sleeper we got for him. We got “Arms reach Mini Co sleeper“. It is not that heavy bed. I like the size and big storage space on the bottom and side pocket is big enough to hold some necessary things for your children. And, it got roller so we can move the co-sleeper in and out the room at day time, night time. I really liked that feature.

Not only that, since it is at bed height, I could easily peek him from me on the bed.

Because side is not made with cloth, Palette could sniff Liam here and there as well.

Only thing that we did not care for was that, we tried to bump up the height with leg extension and when we did that, when Liam gets moving legs a lot,it shook unstably, and I did not like the fact it was not as stable as we hoped it would. Therefore, we ended up not using it even though we got them.

Bed time battle; swing, stuffed music toy..

I wrote that Liam was fussy on the night of day 26th;last feeding time 11:30pm, he had his share of milk and he drank it all and he was perfectly happy.

However, when I carried him to bed and put him on the bed, after a while, he started crying. Therefore, I gave him pacifier since it seems his favorite soothing item so far for him.

He did suck,suck,suck and he was happy but he yanked it out from his mouth and started crying mad making his face red..

I tried holding him, changed diaper, re-swaddle him, tried pacifier, breastfeed him directly but none of those seemed to calmed him down and I was doing light on/off constantly.

Before you know it, it was already 2:30am feeding time. After that, he still cried a bit but he fell asleep since.

One thing we thought it was a good idea and tried to do was help of swing.

We got swing for him.BUT, Liam seemed to be a little too small for that to work.. We had to wait a bit for him to be able to use it comfortably.

Other thing we thought it would work and tried to use for him to go to bed was cloud sleep sheep; a sheep toy that makes 4 kinds of sound from heartbeat, whale sound, natural water sound etc..

We tried hanging it on side of the bed and set the music on for set time. I was hoping it would work for him to go to sleep when he turned up to be a fussy bed time. However, it did not work for him at all.

This thing did not work for him to make him sleepy when he was almost 1 month old,but it still had the use for it later in the future.

We took the music machine from the sheep, and tried putting the music on while trimming his nail and he is being very cooperative with me trimming his nail. Then, he likes to push button and explore all sorts of tool at this age (he is currently 21 months old), it became one of the toy he likes to play with:-)

It did not work for sleep purpose before and it has been a great toy for him now.

After all, one thing it worked for him was to warm up the bed by putting the heating pad on his bed and cover the bed and then put away the pad and put Liam on the bed and he did not wake up and start crying as if he had a switch on his back to cry.

For him, it was cold bed that was causing him crying and after we found out about that, his sleep cycle was better.

While I was a pregnant with him, I had sty like thing on my eye lid from hormone issue and I had to use the compress plus I had hard painful breast from clogged duct on and off and I need to use the heating pad.Therefore, investing on the cool/hot pad was great not just for Liam’s sleep help.

Because the pad is with clay material, it retained heat longer and well. I liked it a lot.

What we got was called “Clay-Based Therapeutic Hot & Cold Pad” and it is available from CVS store.It is about $15.It was not a bad price.

Sleep when babies are closing their eyes…

It had been only 1 week past since Liam came home from NICU but, every 3 hours or so feeding time through out the day was tiring for me, and I was feeling zombie-like from lack of sleep.

Because of me feeling so tiring from lack of sleep and I did not feel like I could function well at day time, I decided to sync my sleeping cycle a bit closer to Liam’s;not that I sleep hours and hours at daytime though:-)

He kept me up bit longer on the day 30; 2am,5am.. and I barely could sleep. I might have slept 2 hours total.

Finally after 8am feeding time, he let me sleep about 1 hour sleep, and 1.5 hour after 11am feeding..

Syncing the nap cycle wit him was a big help.

When I was breastfeeding Liam, I made sure to pump the breast milk afterwords. This was to make sure no milk is left behind on my breast to cause engorged breast,which was really painful.

Before taking  the each nap, I was pumping the milk but I was almost falling asleep during the pumping time.

I was that tired.

I definitely needed to nap at day time or I would not have been able to function well for the day.

I loved feeding breast milk more than formula because it sounded more natural to me, and felt like giving him more health benefit.

I read formulas are hard to digest and it sits in the tummy longer (This is probably why formula fed babies have to stop being fed earlier for the surgery ;a day before the surgery date, if he/she were fed formula.) than breast milk and sometimes, babies who are fed breast milk does not go poop for a day or two and that is normal.

I kept Liam’s feeding journal from the day 1 he came home from NICU.

I noted feeding time, feeding amount if formula, feeding time for each breast if breast feeding and I also noted his bowel movement so I can count the diaper a day plus I can see the frequency of  pee and poop diaper easier and notice his bowel movement pattern and so I would notice any change sooner.

I was a big help.

I actually did the similar thing for Palette when I switched her diet to raw diet and kept feeding journal while I was still learning to feed raw diet to her.

I think Palette trained me to learn something for parenting time some. I noticed later that I used the same method of Palette’s food storage method as Liam’s solid food storage method.

Before you know it, Liam turned 1 month old next day.

People say kids grow up so fast right in front of your eyes but I find it very true.

He is currently 21 months old and he was born 5 lb 6 oz but now he is around 24 lb and about 82cm tall. He is getting so big..

May 03, 2016 | 1 | parenting

15 % off on USA Chicken treats

Through May 5th, you can save more on USA chicken treats.

*** April 2016 through May 5th SnackSaturday treats***

Buffalo Liver Carob Cake Biscotti 6 oz

Order over $100* (merchandise subtotal after all the discount applied must be over $100) on Saturdays,and you will receive: one count of free   6 oz Buffalo liver Carob cake biscotti

*** Important Shipping schedule for May ***

Next month, our son will have surgery and have to over night stay.

You can still place order online.However, at this moment, we will close shipping from May 17th through 24th.

Depending on how he does, we may open the shipping date earlier than the date noted above.

Please schedule to place an order accordingly.

We are sorry for the inconvenience.

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** Dehydrated chicken feet 10 oz

Dehydrated chicken feet 10 oz,made in USA.

This treats comes in 10 oz bag with approx 20 feet in average.

Dehydrating process removes moisture out from feet, and it makes dehydrated feet treats crumble rather than splinter sharp like when dogs chew cooked bone.

Poultry feet is great source of natural glucosamin/chondroitin and, good for joint. I give our dog “Palette” fresh poultry feet regularly, but when I ran out of fresh ones,I give this treats.Palette literally drool over my hands, anxiously wait for my release call. This is small nice snack for dogs as well.

Due to natural products, each feet size can vary.

th dehydrated chicken feet

 

** Dehydrated Chicken breast 8 oz

Dehydrated Chicken breast 8 oz made in USA.

This treat is made from Bell and Evans brand Chicken breast.The chicken breast is thinly sliced and dehydrated.

th Dehydrated Chicken breast 8 oz

 

** Bulk treats of the month & K9 Foodie Mystery Bag**

Dogs love to enjoy variety of treats.

For them, we have created some variety treat bag made with wide variety of protein source.

Variety bag is the great way to explore variety of treats doggie buffet style.

For those who loves bully sticks, we have created Odor free bully sticks variety set so your dog can enjoy variety of odor free bully sticks

For those who loves to stock up your dog’s favorite single treat budget friendly way, we have created smaller bulk with free shipping deal.

For those who would love to have fun with mystery treat bag, we have Palette’s K9 Foodie mystery bag deal.

Your dog will love you even more for the new yummy treats!

And yes, we have one mystery gift bag for dog lovers too. They are great as gift.

We have variety of treat set/gift set for everyone.Enjoy treat hunt!

Here are some example menu.

**Odor free bully sticks 6″ variety set A free shipping $87.82

** Grass-Fed Moo!Odor Free bully stick 5″-6″ variety set B Free shipping $122.77

**Odor free bully sticks 6″ variety set C Free Shipping $26.78

*** Palette’s K9 Foodie Mystery bag  ***

** Palette’s k9 Foodie Mystery Bag Beef Deluxe $39.26

** Palette’s k9 Foodie Mystery Dine & Play Bag $40.65

** Palette’s K9 Foodie Mystery variety gift bag $35.67

** You can get Free shipping with order over $100 No coupon code required.

If you use coupon code for other promotion such as 10% off coupon code, the subtotal after coupon was applied must be over $100. Shipping fee, sales tax excluded.

** Starting Jan 2014,all Free shipping orders has been shipped by Retail Ground (Formally known as standard post) or lowest cost shipping method unless your order include Yassy’s Gourmet Dog Kitchen brand biscuits or Jerky.

*** Shipping schedule ***

If your order contains our brand of biscuits and Jerky, it will be shipped from Monday through Wednesday to make sure our products would arrive at your door fresh.

Free shipping orders without our brand of biscuits and jerky to postal code 5-9 (IL to west, AK,HI,FL) from our zip code 22501, first class parcel order or retail ground order via e-mail offline order will be shipped Monday through Wednesday

Paid priority shipping order without our brand of biscuits and Jerky, and free shipping order to postal zone 1-4 without our brand of biscuits and Jerky will be shipped Monday through Friday

*******************************************************

** Now with offline orders, we are offering variety of shipping method; first class parcel,retail ground,flat priority mail and priority mail.

Max first class parcel (merchandise weight+box/envelope under 13 oz weight) shipping handling charge is at $6.36 nationwide in USA,delivered in 1-3 days.The order can contain our brand of biscuits or Jerky since transit time is the same to priority mail.

USPS offer Retail ground shipping method to those who live in zone 5-9 from us zip code 22501; IL to west, FL,HI,AK. If you use contact us form on our website with list of items you like to order with your area zip code, we can give you the shipping estimate.Shipping charge can be different depending on where you live in, weight and volume of order box.

We offer retail ground method only to those who order offline and only to those who lives in zone 5 to 9 from our area code 22501 ; (IL to west, FL,AK,HI). Order will be delivered in about 7 days.

With this retail ground method , you cannot order our brand of made to order biscuits and Jerky.

We prefer priority mail or first class parcel method if your order contains our brand of biscuits or Jerky since they are made with fresh ingredients without preservatives, and not like other pre made biscuits or Jerky treats.

USPS does not offer retail ground service to the area zone 1 to 4 from us.

Please contact us with your list of items you like to order, name, and address with zip code.We will get it back to you with total charge with your preferred shipping method.

We will customize your shipping method to your preference

** If you order on Saturdays over $100* (Merchandise subtotal after all discount applied must be over $100.Shipping fee, sales tax excluded) , you can get one count of free GDK treats; 6 oz Buffalo liver Carob Cake Biscotti.

For more information on Snack Saturday offer, please click here .

** Starting Jan 20th,2016, We no longer offer the complementary treats with order

** We accept only US order,no international order please.

**If you become a fan of our Facebook page,you can get “Fan only” offer,and discounts.

Please find “Yassy’s Gourmet Dog Kitchen” on Facebook.

** Sign up for our e-newsletter to save on your pet treats. When you first sign up for our e-newsletter, you will receive 12% off coupon code in your welcome e-mail to use for your next order.

Sign up form can be found here

To visit our store,please click here or paste and copy the link below into your browser.

http://yassysgdk.com/main.sc

Apr 29, 2016 | 0 | Yassy's Gourmet Dog Kitchen

Palette’s note; Grass-fed Oink! Knotted double Porky stick

When you pick up treats for your dogs, what would you look at?

 Ingredients? Fancy looking pictures?Description of the products?

Have you ever wondered if you could actually see how other dogs are enjoying them? Not pictures, but in the video so that you can actually HEAR and feel the treats’ textures?

Some of you may have already recognized I have been putting up treats’ video on youtube so that people can hear the sound, see Palette in action and get more detail on products we offer through Yassy’s Gourmet Dog Kitchen.

With “Palette’s Note” series, I would like to put Palette’s taste test videos.

 This time, “Grass-fed Oink! Knotted double porky stick

Knotted double porky stick 2-pack

Grass-fed Oink! Knotted double Porky Sticks 3″- 6″..

Grass-fed Grass-fed Oink! Knotted double porky sticks 3″-6″ 2-pack, is made in Argentina and they are made from pork that received no antibiotic or growth hormone in their life.

Our K9 executive chef “Palette” the Corgi, loves this bully sticks, and she gets so excited and chew on them very enthusiastically with very wet nose and some drool bubbles around her mouth.

 The knotted double porky stick comes with 2 porky sticks per package and they are sold with length between 3″-6″.

 However, in average, the stock we got right here look about 5″-6″ long.

Dogs love bully sticks!

Palette is one of them, but don’t underestimate her. She actually is a tough judge. She gave me nosed up, paws down on some of bully sticks I gave her to try out to decide whether we carry at Yassy’s Gourmet Dog Kitchen or not.

Paws down bully sticks did not make it to the store to offer others.

After all, she is k9 executive chef who control the quality of menu to
be served to others, along side with me. And, only Palette’s approved
menu is served to others.

What I like about this porky sticks is that, it is not sold as odor free like Moo! line product but it is not stinky to my nose even when dogs chew on these.

I can sit right next to our dog while she is working on her porky sticks.

That being said, people smell things differently but, if you compare this porky sticks and other brand of bully sticks from pet supply store, you would find the difference in the smell.

 Especially when your dogs start chewing on it.

 Some brands’ bully sticks stink up the room so badly that you want them out of the house when it is being chewed..

If you have read the previous entry titled “Long lasting chew/recreational bones for dogs“, you would already know that what makes the bully sticks less odor.

For those, who haven’t, not all bully sticks are made same way. Some are made vertical, some are made horizontal.

 The one made flat tend to have stronger smell to it.

Reason why is that, by hanging and making the bully sticks vertical, the fluid in the bully sticks drain more, and the longer baked bully sticks has less odor than the one made flat.

 In the past, I personally purchased bully sticks of other brand,beef and buffalo ones,  to try out.

It was awful. Both bully sticks were free range bully sticks, but the smell.. even before being chewed by Palette, it stunk!

 The smell was so offensive that I even did not try with Palette and tossed it to the outside trash bin. It was that bad.

 I think, in dog’s opinion, stinkier the better – case in point; dog loves stinky green tripe treats. However,it was just too strong smell and I did not like it.

Although I generally do not give bully sticks daily,I give her this bully sticks as occasional jackpot treat, or quick snack.

She really loves these porky sticks, and she whine, and she gets so excited for this.

 For her, porky stick is more of snack than chew, but she loves them.

Before decided to offer these to others through our store, I got this for Palette to taste test them and I wanted to test the softness/hardness and I wanted to see how she would do with knotted parts.I was not sure if the knotted parts gets too hard for her to crunch down or not.

Turned out the knotted area was easy for her to give it a pressure to crumbled up and I did not feel nervous about it and I was comfortable giving them to her.

Texture was softer side just like Moo! Odor free bully sticks junior and I would not say these porky sticks for 28lb Corgi is long lasting chew but good high valued snack of the day.

The smaller the dogs are, the more chewing fun they would get I think.

Palette is a moderate chewer, and in average, she spend about 5-10 minutes to finish off one porky stick.

How long it would last will be depending on each dog’s size and their  jaw strength.

I think these are great alternative porky stick to beef bully sticks for variety fun chew. If you would like to give quick bully sticks snack daily, I think  Moo! Odor free bully sticks junior 6″ or ”  Moo! Odor free bully sticks junior 12″ “would be the good fit to you for that purpose.

If you were specifically looking for long lasting chew, then, I would recommend Deer Antlers.

 With our Corgi “Palette”- moderate chewer, with L size Deer Antler, it lasted with her for more than one year with the same Antler.

She religiously spend about 15-20 min 2 sessions per day but still gnawing the same one. Antlers are more economical overall and one Antler lasts much longer.

 Since she now got variety of Antlers:Regular Antlers, Antler with some velvet left on, Moose Antlers, Caribou Antlers etc..,
the time she spend on regular one is less than before (she seems to
gnaw one by one alternating among the three Antlers) , but she enjoys her gnawing time.

 Often times, she decides to chew on Antlers while we are having dinner.

No matter how long/thick the bully stick is, one bully stick will be gone much faster than Deer Antlers would. Therefore, Deer Antlers will be more economical in the long run for long lasting chews for your dogs.

Ingredients: pork

Let’s watch Palette in action with Grass-fed Oink!! Knotted double porky stick taste test.If you are a blog subscriber, please click here to watch the video.

Palette and Grass-fed Oink!! Knotted double porky stick

Can you see how much she is excited for the Grass-fed Oink!! Knotted double porky stick ? You could hear her whining a bit in the beginning.

She gave me a big approval of licking her chops. She really loves these porky sticks!

Palette and Porky stick 2

I am being patient,mom…

Waiting for you to say my magic word “OK”

Palette and porky stick 3

Now, is serious chew time..nom,nom,nom…

Mom,privacy please…

Hmm…. Pawsome tweats!

Palette and Porky stick 4

Look at my wet nose!

I want more!!

 Please note that due to natural products, thickness of the porky sticks can vary.

 To visit our store,please click here or paste and copy the link
below into your browser.

http://yassysgdk.com/main.sc

Apr 26, 2016 | 0 | Yassy's Gourmet Dog Kitchen

Up to 53% off on Selected beef treats

Through April 28th, you can save more on selected beef treats.

*** April 2016 SnackSaturday treats***

Buffalo Liver Carob Cake Biscotti 6 oz

Order over $100* (merchandise subtotal after all the discount applied must be over $100) on Saturdays,and you will receive: one count of free   6 oz Buffalo liver Carob cake biscotti

 

*** Important Shipping schedule for May ***

Next month, our son will have surgery and have to over night stay.

You can still place order online.However, at this moment, we will close shipping from May 17th through 24th.

Depending on how he does, we may open the shipping date earlier than the date noted above.

Please schedule to place an order accordingly.

We are sorry for the inconvenience.

***********************************************

** Grass-fed Australian beef bully sticks 18″ 9 pieces

Grass-fed Australian beef bully sticks 18″ made in Australia.

These are not stinky bully sticks.

Due to natural treats,thickness of the each treats can vary.
Grass fed Australian beef bully sticks 18 inch

Available in 9 pieces bulk deal only.

**Grass-fed Moo! Odor Free Angus beef bully sticks “Supreme” 6″

6″ Grass-fed Moo! Odor-Free bully sticks Supreme, made in Argentina.

These are made from Grass-fed beef that received No antibiotic,No growth hormone in their life.

Due to natural dog treats,thickness of each treats can vary.

th Grass-fed Moo Odor Free Angus Beef bully sticks Supreme 6 inch

10 pieces bulk deal also available here.

** Grass-fed Moo! Angus beef bully roll knotted bone 6″- 7″

These are made from grass-fed Angus beef that received No antibiotic,No growth hormone in their life.

**Due to natural treats,thickness of the bully roll can vary. **

6 inch-7 inch Bully Roll Knotted Bone

10 pieces bulk deal also available here.


** Bulk treats of the month & K9 Foodie Mystery Bag**

Dogs love to enjoy variety of treats.

For them, we have created some variety treat bag made with wide variety of protein source.

Variety bag is the great way to explore variety of treats doggie buffet style.

For those who loves bully sticks, we have created Odor free bully sticks variety set so your dog can enjoy variety of odor free bully sticks

For those who loves to stock up your dog’s favorite single treat budget friendly way, we have created smaller bulk with free shipping deal.

For those who would love to have fun with mystery treat bag, we have Palette’s K9 Foodie mystery bag deal.

Your dog will love you even more for the new yummy treats!

And yes, we have one mystery gift bag for dog lovers too. They are great as gift.

We have variety of treat set/gift set for everyone.Enjoy treat hunt!

Here are some example menu.

**Odor free bully sticks 6″ variety set A free shipping $87.82

** Grass-Fed Moo!Odor Free bully stick 5″-6″ variety set B Free shipping $122.77

**Odor free bully sticks 6″ variety set C Free Shipping $26.78

*** Palette’s K9 Foodie Mystery bag  ***

** Palette’s k9 Foodie Mystery Bag Beef Deluxe $39.26

** Palette’s k9 Foodie Mystery Dine & Play Bag $40.65

** Palette’s K9 Foodie Mystery variety gift bag $35.67

** You can get Free shipping with order over $100 (No coupon code required.

If you use coupon code for other promotion such as 10% off coupon code, the subtotal after coupon was applied must be over $100. Shipping fee, sales tax excluded.

** Starting Jan 2014,all Free shipping orders has been shipped by Retail Ground (Formally known as standard post) or lowest cost shipping method unless your order include Yassy’s Gourmet Dog Kitchen brand biscuits or Jerky.

*** Shipping schedule ***

If your order contains our brand of biscuits and Jerky, it will be shipped from Monday through Wednesday to make sure our products would arrive at your door fresh.

Free shipping orders without our brand of biscuits and jerky to postal code 5-9 (IL to west, AK,HI,FL) from our zip code 22501, first class parcel order or retail ground order via e-mail offline order will be shipped Monday through Wednesday

Paid priority shipping order without our brand of biscuits and Jerky, and free shipping order to postal zone 1-4 without our brand of biscuits and Jerky will be shipped Monday through Friday

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** Now with offline orders, we are offering variety of shipping method; first class parcel,retail ground,flat priority mail and priority mail.

Max first class parcel (merchandise weight+box/envelope under 13 oz weight) shipping handling charge is at $6.36 nationwide in USA,delivered in 1-3 days.The order can contain our brand of biscuits or Jerky since transit time is the same to priority mail.

USPS offer Retail ground shipping method to those who live in zone 5-9 from us zip code 22501; IL to west, FL,HI,AK. If you use contact us form on our website with list of items you like to order with your area zip code, we can give you the shipping estimate.Shipping charge can be different depending on where you live in, weight and volume of order box.

We offer retail ground method only to those who order offline and only to those who lives in zone 5 to 9 from our area code 22501 ; (IL to west, FL,AK,HI). Order will be delivered in about 7 days.

With this retail ground method , you cannot order our brand of made to order biscuits and Jerky.

We prefer priority mail or first class parcel method if your order contains our brand of biscuits or Jerky since they are made with fresh ingredients without preservatives, and not like other pre made biscuits or Jerky treats.

USPS does not offer retail ground service to the area zone 1 to 4 from us.

Please contact us with your list of items you like to order, name, and address with zip code.We will get it back to you with total charge with your preferred shipping method.

We will customize your shipping method to your preference

** If you order on Saturdays over $100* (Merchandise subtotal after all discount applied must be over $100.Shipping fee, sales tax excluded) , you can get one count of free GDK treats; 6 oz Buffalo liver Carob Cake Biscotti.

For more information on Snack Saturday offer, please click here .

** Starting Jan 20th,2016, We no longer offer the complementary treats with order

** We accept only US order,no international order please.

**If you become a fan of our Facebook page,you can get “Fan only” offer,and discounts.

Please find “Yassy’s Gourmet Dog Kitchen” on Facebook.

** Sign up for our e-newsletter to save on your pet treats. When you first sign up for our e-newsletter, you will receive 12% off coupon code in your welcome e-mail to use for your next order.

Sign up form can be found here

To visit our store,please click here or paste and copy the link below into your browser.

http://yassysgdk.com/main.sc

 

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