Up to 40% off selected Odor Free bully sticks

From April 28th through May 4th, you can save up to 40% off on selected odor free bully sticks

** Grass-Fed Moo! Odor Free bully sticks Select 11″ – 12″

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

These are made from Free range beef that received No antibiotic,No growth hormone in their life.

These are not stinky bully sticks.

10 pieces bulk deal page is here.

** 5″-6″ Grass-fed Moo! Odor-Free bully sticks Select,

Grass fed Moo! Odor-Free bully sticks Select made in Argentina.

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

10 pieces bulk page is here

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

**11″-12″ Grass-fed Moo! Odor-Free bully sticks Standard 6 oz

11″-12″ Grass-fed Moo! Odor-Free bully sticks Standard 6 oz made in Argentina.

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

This is not stinky bully sticks

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


** 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.

** Birthday Variety Set B-Ships free $52.09

**Dehydrated chicken feet 10 oz, Dehydrated duck feet 10 oz set ships free $29.81

**Grass-fed Oink! Knotted double porky sticks 3″-6″ (2-pack), 15 packages $26.78

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

** Palette’s k9 Foodie Mystery Bag Beef Deluxe $39.45

** Palette’s K9 Foodie Mystery variety gift bag $39.45

** 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.

** Starting from October 8th Saturday, we will no longer offer snack Saturday program.

*** 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.This applies to all postal zones.

All orders (Free shipping or paid shipping) without our brand of biscuits and jerky to postal code 5-9 (IL to west, AK,HI,FL) from our zip code 22501,will be shipped via first class parcel or retail ground method unless it contains our brand of our biscuits or Jerky and orders will be shipped Monday through Wednesday.

Paid shipping order weighing more than 12 oz without our brand of biscuits and Jerky to postal zone 1-4 from our zip code 22501, and free shipping order weighing more than 12 oz to postal zone 1-4 without our brand of biscuits and Jerky will be shipped Monday through Friday.

Orders to postal zone 1-4 and those weight of order including shipping envelope or box less than 12 oz will be shipped via first class parcel and which case, order will be shipped from Monday through Wednesday.If orders is weighing more than 12 oz or if orders contain our brand of biscuits or Jerky will be shipped by priority mail from Monday through Friday.

Orders will be shipped via USPS. For customer in zone 1-4 from us in VA, orders will be shipped by either first class parcel (less than 12 oz including shipping envelop or box) or priority mail (more than 12 oz weight). For customers living in zone 5 to west (Chicago to west coast,FL,HI,AK), order will be shipped by first class parcel or retail ground unless orders contains our brand of biscuits or Jerky.

When orders going to zone 5 – 8 had made to order biscuits /Jerky in them, order will be shipped via first class parcel or priority mail.And those will be shipped from Monday through Wednesday.

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.

*** Flat rate shipping rate***

You will see the flat rate shipping charge during the checkout

Charge is fixed flat fee.

$0 to $99.99 (after all discount applied) is at $7.99

$100.00 and over is Free shipping. Items will be shipped via USPS.

Zone 1-zone 4 from zip code 22501 will be shipped via either first class mail or priority mail

Zone 5-zone 8 from zip code 22501 will be shipped via either first class mail or retail ground. However, when the order weigh more than 13 oz and your order contains our brand of biscuits or Jerky which requires faster shipping method, it will be shipped via priority mail.

You can check the postal zone for your area by visiting USPS site here.

Click on Get Zone for ZIP Code Pair tab and then enter our zip code 22501 on Origin ZIP Code, enter your zip code for Destination ZIP Code and hit the “Get zone” button to see the zone number for your area.

** 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 28, 2017 | 0 | Yassy's Gourmet Dog Kitchen

Dog aging project:Anti aging drug for dogs

Having a pet is great. They will give you unconditional love, support and they will be a good listener if you were feeling bad about something and talking to them.

With any animals, if you have a pet, someday, you would encounter the day you have to say “Good bye” to them. That is the hardest part of all in the life with them.

Recently, I stumbled across the news talking about anti-aging drug for dogs.

The drug was already tested on mice, and according to the scientists, the drug extended mice’s life span by 10-15%.

Now, they are looking to see if it would help any for dogs as well.

That magical anti aging drug is called “rapamycin”.

It’s commonly used in kidney transplants to prevent organ rejection.

Rapamycin is a bacterial by-product discovered in the island’s famous statues and is named after Rapa Nui, the Polynesian name for Easter Island.

According to dog time website, University of Washington scientists  are learning that it also has rejuvenation properties, and they are testing on Golden Retriever, Labrador, and German Shepherd through the project called “Dog aging project“.

They started with the 3 breed because of their life spans, which are usually 11 to 12 years of age and because they tend to get heart disease and cancer.

According to Dr Kaeberlein, rapamycin wards off heart disease and different types of cancer.

Now should we feel happy for the pill?
 
Well, as any medicines, these got side effects too; side effects of the drug include cancer, diabetes, infections and more.
 

That being said, researchers were shocked by results of the initial trials, finding that some dogs showed improved heart functionality after just a few weeks.

Dr Matt Kaeberlein (biologists) says “There will also be a second larger rapamycin study, and a longitudinal study of aging that dogs of all sizes and breeds are potentially eligible for.”
 
If you were interested in attending to the anti aging study, it looks like you can still sign up for it here.
 
Their official website home page is here.
 
The article at dog time says that researcher says that if the benefits are positive, rapamycin (main ingredients of the anti aging drug) could be added to pet food in order to extend the lives of household dogs.
 
To read the full article at dog time website,please click here.
 
Personally, I feel that if you would like to help the dog extend the life span and help them live longer, I would think feeding healthy choice of diet make sense more. Relying on the medicine does not sound good to me.
 
Whether you are dog or human, healthy diet is the base of the health and I do not think just giving a magical pill would do magically good on them,considering pill could also have side effects like any medicine.
 
Of course, dog needs physical/ mental exercise, too.
 
If researchers found that it helps the dog greatly to slow the aging process, and suggesting to put the Rapamycin into kibble, I wonder if that formula will be heat resistant because kibble uses heat during the production.
 
And would that mean, researchers promote process food over fresh food just because they can claim the kibble got anti aging powder or whatever form they use?
 
Discovery of anti aging drug is interesting but, I would rather keep providing healthy diet and exercise to Palette.
 
What about you?
 
Any thoughts on the anti aging drug for dogs?
Apr 24, 2017 | 0 | Dog Health

Up to 15% off on Buffalo treats

From April 21st through 27th, you can save up to 15% on selected Buffalo treats

** Buffalo liver Baguette biscuits;Grass-fed Buffalo liver biscuits<4 oz>

baguette biscuits
This is our buffalo liver biscuits with a little exotic twist using fully grass-fed buffalo liver.

Biscuits will be made to order,freshly baked before shipping time. All will be vacuum-packed to seal-in the freshness.

Let’s watch our K9 executive chef “Palette” in action with taste testing Baguette biscuits.

If you are a blog subscriber, please click here to watch the video.

Palette and Baguette biscuits..

You can read/watch more on Baguette biscuits in the entry titled “Palette’s note: Baguette biscuits”. Please click here to read the entry.

**Surf Turf Jerky 1 oz

Surf Turf Jerky is made with American fully grass-fed buffalo meat with wild-caught salmon with skin on. We do not use the grass-fed buffalo meat with grain finished.

th_Surf turf jerky

You can read more on Surf Turf Jerky in the taste testing entry titled “Palette’s note:Surf Turf Jerky”. Please click here to read the entry.

Surf Turf Jerky will be made to order approx. 16 hrs before shipping time,and we offer freshest Jerky on the market.

Please store this Jerky in freezer for longer shelf life in your air-tight zip bag after receiving your order.

Surf Turf Jerky is lab tested,and registered with department of agriculture.

** Buffalo liver Cake Biscotti 6 oz

Inspired by our dog Palette’s love of yogurt,we came up with this very first original crunchy yogurt liver cake that are baked crunchy to pawfection.

We use fully grass-fed American Buffalo liver.We do not use the grass-fed buffalo liver with grain finished.

Liver in general is very nutritious for dogs;high in Vitamin A,good source of vitamin B, Iron, zinc, manganese, copper, selenium.Grass-fed meat has higher amount of omega3(good for skin and coat),high in protein and low in fat compare to commercial meat.

Please store this Biscotti in freezer for longer shelf life in your air-tight zip bag after receiving your order.

** Buffalo liver Carob Cake Biscotti 6 oz

Inspired by our dog Palette’s love of yogurt,we came up with this very first original crunchy yogurt liver cake that are baked crunchy to pawfection.

We use fully grass-fed American Buffalo liver.We do not use the grass-fed buffalo liver with grain finished.

Liver in general is very nutritious for dogs;high in Vitamin A,good source of vitamin B, Iron, zinc, manganese, copper, selenium.Grass-fed meat has higher amount of omega3(good for skin and coat),high in protein and low in fat compare to commercial meat.

This is our liver cake made with carob and fully grass-fed buffalo liver, and these are unique yogurt cake.This Cake biscotti will be made to order,freshly baked before shipping time.Please allow us to prepare for the ingredient for 2 days minimum. All will be vacuum-packed to seal-in the freshness.

Please store this Biscotti in freezer for longer shelf life in your air-tight zip bag after receiving your order.

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

Here are some example menu.

** Natural Deer Antler M size 5 count $48.97

** Birthday Variety Set B-Ships free $52.09

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

** Palette’s k9 Foodie Mystery Bag Beef Deluxe $39.45

** Palette’s K9 Foodie Mystery variety gift bag $39.45

** 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.This applies to all postal zones.

All orders (Free shipping or paid shipping) without our brand of biscuits and jerky to postal code 5-9 (IL to west, AK,HI,FL) from our zip code 22501,will be shipped via first class parcel or retail ground method unless it contains our brand of our biscuits or Jerky and orders will be shipped Monday through Wednesday.

Paid shipping order weighing more than 12 oz without our brand of biscuits and Jerky to postal zone 1-4 from our zip code 22501, and free shipping order weighing more than 12 oz to postal zone 1-4 without our brand of biscuits and Jerky will be shipped Monday through Friday.

Orders to postal zone 1-4 and those weight of order including shipping envelope or box less than 12 oz will be shipped via first class parcel and which case, order will be shipped from Monday through Wednesday.If orders is weighing more than 12 oz or if orders contain our brand of biscuits or Jerky will be shipped by priority mail from Monday through Friday.

Orders will be shipped via USPS. For customer in zone 1-4 from us in VA, orders will be shipped by either first class parcel (less than 12 oz including shipping envelop or box) or priority mail (more than 12 oz weight). For customers living in zone 5 to west (Chicago to west coast,FL,HI,AK), order will be shipped by first class parcel or retail ground unless orders contains our brand of biscuits or Jerky.

When orders going to zone 5 – 8 had made to order biscuits /Jerky in them, order will be shipped via first class parcel or priority mail.And those will be shipped from Monday through Wednesday.

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.

*** Flat rate shipping rate***

You will see the flat rate shipping charge during the checkout

Charge is fixed flat fee.

$0 to $99.99 (after all discount applied) is at $7.99

$100.00 and over is Free shipping

Items will be shipped via USPS.

Zone 1-zone 4 from zip code 22501 will be shipped via either first class mail or priority mail

Zone 5-zone 8 from zip code 22501 will be shipped via either first class mail or retail ground. However, when the order weigh more than 13 oz and your order contains our brand of biscuits or Jerky which requires faster shipping method, it will be shipped via priority mail.

You can check the postal zone for your area by visiting USPS site here.

Click on Get Zone for ZIP Code Pair tab and then enter our zip code 22501 on Origin ZIP Code, enter your zip code for Destination ZIP Code and hit the “Get zone” button to see the zone number for your area.

** 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 21, 2017 | 0 | Yassy's Gourmet Dog Kitchen

Japanese cooking: ShokuPan (Japanese White bread)

As you already know, I like baking. I love to bake bread.

The smell of freshly baked bread is out of world and, I enjoy all kinds of bread.

I came to the states in summer, 2002 and I have still be searching for the white bread that I like, preferably close to Japanese white bread; it is light, fluffy, soft but not the kind of bread that stick to the top of your mouth from too much sugar in the bread, and springy its texture is kind of like between French bread and dinner roll and no egg is used although we use milk instead of water in the dough.

The crust is soft but not shiny soft like dinner roll crust.

Shokupan is Japanese traditional sandwich bread (white bread).

Shokupan has its unique smell to it not just by texture and, I tend to eat white bread toast in Japan when I visit my family once in a while because those are kind of things that are hard to find here in the states and if we did, it is triple expensive.

Because of that, I started trying various recipes trying to find the perfect shokupan I like and can make myself here in USA when I miss those Japanese bread.

This recipe you find below is one of the good recipes for Shokupan. It will be one of repeater recipe at our house.

I would still need to remind myself to rub some oil on plastic wrap to cover over proofing bread dough so it would not stick to it to make the hole in the dough but,if I keep it in mind, taste wise, it is one of the good ones.

This bread disappeared very fast at our house.Try make your own and see if you like them.

Shokupan..

Japanese white bread; Shokupan

Ingredients for shokupan:

1.5 tsp dry yeast
8g milk
155ml water
20g sugar
230g bread flour
4g active dry yeast
20g butter
4g salt
Extra virgin olive oil

0. Preheat the oven at 200F and when it reached to 200F,turn the oven off

1. In the bowl, add 230g bread flour, 20g white sugar, 4g salt, 8g milk, 4g dried yeast, 155 ml water and mix well

2. When dough came together,sprinkle some flour on the counter and transfer the dough to the counter to begin kneading the dough until the dough is smooth,elastic dough about 6-8 minutes

** Using silpat mat is easy to work with

** You can test your dough to see if you knead it more. Do the Windowpane test.

What is windowpane test??

Windowpane test is the test the gluten development in the dough.

What you do is to cut off small piece of dough,and gently stretch out/pulling to see if it will hold a paper-thin membrane.If it tore apart,you would knead a bit more and do the test again.

3. When dough becomes supple,smooth,elastic dough, add in 20g butter inn the dough and knead till butter mixed well and then, drizzle Extra Virgin Olive Oil onto empty bowl and smear it around side and inside bottom to make easy for you to take the dough out later

4. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap, and place the dough in the oven,set the timer for 90 minutes

5. 90 minutes later, dough will be larger size in volume (should be doubled)

6. Once the dough gets nearly double in volume, punch the dough,and ,take the dough out from the bowl onto the silpat mat/slightly floured surface

7. Divide the dough into 3, and form the dough into disc/round shape.Then, cover the dough with plastic wrap (greased will be better) let them rest for 10-15 minutes

8. Roll each disc into rectangle and bring top side toward you to fold over to the center and then bring the bottom side up to fold to the center so you have another smaller rectangle shape (long side is your side)

9. Turn the smaller folded over rectangle shaped dough to the direction so you have short length side on your front and roll the  dough up and pinch the edge with your side of palm and put the first rolled one into greased bread pan 9″ x 5″ with smoother side looking towards the shorter length of bread pan (you have the shorter length side closer to you when you put the rolled dough) and , and put the second rolled one to the right next so it would touch the side.

Then, place the last rolled dough to the right next. All the rolled dough should be touching each other but not touching to the short side of the bread pan.

10. Let it proof about 40 minutes to 60 minutes until the dough gets proofed by 80% or so. If you found air pocket,poke it with toothpicjs to collapse.

11. Bake them for about 20-30 minutes or so at 375F until golden

Enjoy! Butter is good with this but my husband loves cinnamon butter with this bread.

Apr 17, 2017 | 0 | Asian cooking 911

Up to 44% off on selected Beef treats

From April 14th through 20th, you can save up to 44% off on selected Beef treats

** Grass-Fed Moo! Angus beef Scapulas (Beef cartilage) 3 oz

Grass-Fed Moo! Angus beef Scapulas (Beef cartilage) 3 oz made in Argentina.

These are made from Free range beef that received No antibiotic,No growth hormone in their life.

This beef scapulas are cartilage from shoulder blade. Cartilages are,just like trachea,gullet,and poultry paws, great natural source of glucosamine/chondroitin and especially great for Arthritis dogs.



** Grass fed Moo! Odor Free Junior Bullys 11″-12″ 10 oz

Grass fed Moo! Odor Free Junior Bullys 11″-12″ 10 oz 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.

**5″-6″ Grass-fed Moo! Odor-Free bully sticks Junior 10 oz

5″-6″ Grass-fed Moo! Odor-Free bully sticks Junior 10 oz made in Argentina.

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

This is not stinky bully sticks

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


** 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

** 5″- 6″ Everything bully stick Bag-Ships Free $12.68

**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 $39.45

** Palette’s K9 Foodie Mystery variety gift bag $39.45

** 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.

** Starting from October 8th Saturday, we will no longer offer snack Saturday program.

*** 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.This applies to all postal zones.

All orders (Free shipping or paid shipping) without our brand of biscuits and jerky to postal code 5-9 (IL to west, AK,HI,FL) from our zip code 22501,will be shipped via first class parcel or retail ground method unless it contains our brand of our biscuits or Jerky and orders will be shipped Monday through Wednesday.

Paid shipping order weighing more than 12 oz without our brand of biscuits and Jerky to postal zone 1-4 from our zip code 22501, and free shipping order weighing more than 12 oz to postal zone 1-4 without our brand of biscuits and Jerky will be shipped Monday through Friday.

Orders to postal zone 1-4 and those weight of order including shipping envelope or box less than 12 oz will be shipped via first class parcel and which case, order will be shipped from Monday through Wednesday.If orders is weighing more than 12 oz or if orders contain our brand of biscuits or Jerky will be shipped by priority mail from Monday through Friday.

Orders will be shipped via USPS. For customer in zone 1-4 from us in VA, orders will be shipped by either first class parcel (less than 12 oz including shipping envelop or box) or priority mail (more than 12 oz weight). For customers living in zone 5 to west (Chicago to west coast,FL,HI,AK), order will be shipped by first class parcel or retail ground unless orders contains our brand of biscuits or Jerky.

When orders going to zone 5 – 8 had made to order biscuits /Jerky in them, order will be shipped via first class parcel or priority mail.And those will be shipped from Monday through Wednesday.

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.

*** Flat rate shipping rate***

You will see the flat rate shipping charge during the checkout

Charge is fixed flat fee.

$0 to $99.99 (after all discount applied) is at $7.99

$100.00 and over is Free shipping. Items will be shipped via USPS.

Zone 1-zone 4 from zip code 22501 will be shipped via either first class mail or priority mail

Zone 5-zone 8 from zip code 22501 will be shipped via either first class mail or retail ground. However, when the order weigh more than 13 oz and your order contains our brand of biscuits or Jerky which requires faster shipping method, it will be shipped via priority mail.

You can check the postal zone for your area by visiting USPS site here.

Click on Get Zone for ZIP Code Pair tab and then enter our zip code 22501 on Origin ZIP Code, enter your zip code for Destination ZIP Code and hit the “Get zone” button to see the zone number for your area.

** 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 14, 2017 | 0 | Yassy's Gourmet Dog Kitchen

All natural dog treats and chews:Free shipping with order over $50*

From April 7th through 13th, you can get free shipping with order over $50* with the coupon code BUNNY..

Deal; free shipping with order over $50 with code BUNNY   (Merchandise subtotal after all the discount applied must be over $50.Shipping fee, sales tax excluded.No code needed.).

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

** 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.

** Birthday Variety Set B-Ships free $52.09

** Dehydrated Chicken feet Duck Feet set-Ships free $29.81

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

** Palette’s k9 Foodie Mystery Bag Beef Deluxe $39.45

** Palette’s K9 Foodie Mystery variety gift bag $39.45

** 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.

** Starting from October 8th Saturday, we will no longer offer snack Saturday program.

*** 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.This applies to all postal zones.

All orders (Free shipping or paid shipping) without our brand of biscuits and jerky to postal code 5-9 (IL to west, AK,HI,FL) from our zip code 22501,will be shipped via first class parcel or retail ground method unless it contains our brand of our biscuits or Jerky and orders will be shipped Monday through Wednesday.

Paid shipping order weighing more than 12 oz without our brand of biscuits and Jerky to postal zone 1-4 from our zip code 22501, and free shipping order weighing more than 12 oz to postal zone 1-4 without our brand of biscuits and Jerky will be shipped Monday through Friday.

Orders to postal zone 1-4 and those weight of order including shipping envelope or box less than 12 oz will be shipped via first class parcel and which case, order will be shipped from Monday through Wednesday.If orders is weighing more than 12 oz or if orders contain our brand of biscuits or Jerky will be shipped by priority mail from Monday through Friday.

Orders will be shipped via USPS. For customer in zone 1-4 from us in VA, orders will be shipped by either first class parcel (less than 12 oz including shipping envelop or box) or priority mail (more than 12 oz weight). For customers living in zone 5 to west (Chicago to west coast,FL,HI,AK), order will be shipped by first class parcel or retail ground unless orders contains our brand of biscuits or Jerky.

When orders going to zone 5 – 8 had made to order biscuits /Jerky in them, order will be shipped via first class parcel or priority mail.And those will be shipped from Monday through Wednesday.

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.

*** Flat rate shipping rate***

You will see the flat rate shipping charge during the checkout

Charge is fixed flat fee.

$0 to $99.99 (after all discount applied) is at $7.99

$100.00 and over is Free shippingItems will be shipped via USPS.

Zone 1-zone 4 from zip code 22501 will be shipped via either first class mail or priority mail

Zone 5-zone 8 from zip code 22501 will be shipped via either first class mail or retail ground. However, when the order weigh more than 13 oz and your order contains our brand of biscuits or Jerky which requires faster shipping method, it will be shipped via priority mail.

You can check the postal zone for your area by visiting USPS site here.

Click on Get Zone for ZIP Code Pair tab and then enter our zip code 22501 on Origin ZIP Code, enter your zip code for Destination ZIP Code and hit the “Get zone” button to see the zone number for your area.

** 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 07, 2017 | 0 | Yassy's Gourmet Dog Kitchen

Save 10% on Caribou Antlers

**Caribou Antlers

Palette and Caribou Antler 4

Gnaw-worthy 100% natural Caribou Antler
harvested in US. Antlers last lot longer than bully sticks. These are great as long lasting chew.

Current Caribou Antlers in stock is much heavier than previous delivery,and they are about approx 4″-7″. No flat Caribou Antlers available at this time.

We offer this only when we can get them.

Let’s watch how much Palette enjoys Caribou Antlers. If you are a blog subscriber, please click here to watch the video clip.

Palette and Caribou Antlers

You can read more on Caribou Antlers in the taste testing entry titled “Palette’s note: Caribou Antlers.To read the entry, please click here.

To read more on long lasting chews,please click here.

Please enjoy treat hunt for your furry friends!!

** 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

** 5″- 6″ Everything bully stick Bag-Ships Free $12.68

**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 $39.45

** Palette’s K9 Foodie Mystery variety gift bag $39.45

** 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.

** Starting from October 8th Saturday, we will no longer offer snack Saturday program.

*** 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.This applies to all postal zones.

All orders (Free shipping or paid shipping) without our brand of biscuits and jerky to postal code 5-9 (IL to west, AK,HI,FL) from our zip code 22501,will be shipped via first class parcel or retail ground method unless it contains our brand of our biscuits or Jerky and orders will be shipped Monday through Wednesday.

Paid shipping order weighing more than 12 oz without our brand of biscuits and Jerky to postal zone 1-4 from our zip code 22501, and free shipping order weighing more than 12 oz to postal zone 1-4 without our brand of biscuits and Jerky will be shipped Monday through Friday.

Orders to postal zone 1-4 and those weight of order including shipping envelope or box less than 12 oz will be shipped via first class parcel and which case, order will be shipped from Monday through Wednesday.If orders is weighing more than 12 oz or if orders contain our brand of biscuits or Jerky will be shipped by priority mail from Monday through Friday.

Orders will be shipped via USPS. For customer in zone 1-4 from us in VA, orders will be shipped by either first class parcel (less than 12 oz including shipping envelop or box) or priority mail (more than 12 oz weight). For customers living in zone 5 to west (Chicago to west coast,FL,HI,AK), order will be shipped by first class parcel or retail ground unless orders contains our brand of biscuits or Jerky.

When orders going to zone 5 – 8 had made to order biscuits /Jerky in them, order will be shipped via first class parcel or priority mail.And those will be shipped from Monday through Wednesday.

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.

*** Flat rate shipping rate***

You will see the flat rate shipping charge during the checkout

Charge is fixed flat fee.

$0 to $99.99 (after all discount applied) is at $7.99

$100.00 and over is Free shipping. Items will be shipped via USPS.

Zone 1-zone 4 from zip code 22501 will be shipped via either first class mail or priority mail

Zone 5-zone 8 from zip code 22501 will be shipped via either first class mail or retail ground. However, when the order weigh more than 13 oz and your order contains our brand of biscuits or Jerky which requires faster shipping method, it will be shipped via priority mail.

You can check the postal zone for your area by visiting USPS site here.

Click on Get Zone for ZIP Code Pair tab and then enter our zip code 22501 on Origin ZIP Code, enter your zip code for Destination ZIP Code and hit the “Get zone” button to see the zone number for your area.

** 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

Mar 30, 2017 | 0 | Yassy's Gourmet Dog Kitchen

Castles in Japan

Japan has many castles throughout the country.

There are many types of castles in Japan.

Oldest castles were built using mountain and called “kodai san jyo u” ,which was mainly the type of castles to protect the attack from China.

Another one was called “chu u sei san jyou”, and it was type of castle during the era of Takauji Ashikaga and Masashige Kusunoki;kamakura/ Muromachi era.

The castle that was mainly for the use to protect the castle from outside attack (jyou kaku) was built on top of the mountain, and lower part of the mountain had “ki jyou”;the castle the owner of the castle lives in.

It is said that the castle using stones to protect the castle from outside attack was popping up around Nobunaga Oda (Shogun) era and he was often known to invented the tensyu kaku; the castle tower.

If you count the number of castles built during Hideyoshi Toyotomi, Ieyasu Tokugawa (shogun), there are more than 40,000 castles were built in Japan.

Castles style and introduction to guns..

Guns were introduced to Japan in 1543,which led to the abrupt change in war style.

After guns were introduced, castle’s lords built the modern castles you are familiar with, and defend themselves from the enemy.

Well known Azuchi Castle,which was built by Nobunaga Oda in 1576 was the first of its kind to have the castle tower and, it became the characteristics of modern castles today.

Castles were residence of lords, as well as centers of the politics and economy.

Castle towers..

Tenshu is main tower, and it was located in the main castle enclosure, (hommaru) , and outside of the building was of white plaster.

Strategic points were equipped with gun ports and stone-dropping ports.

Interior device..

Gun ports: The castle tower had peepholes and it allowed the guns to be use through the holes.

To facilitate sighting the enemy more easily, the holes were bigger inside than the outside.

Stone-dropping ports: A corner of the building protruded such that the stone could be dropped on enemies attempting to climb up the stone walls around the castle.

You can also notice that many modern castles got ditches (moats) around the castle stone wall so the enemies cannot easily come attack the castle.

Popular modern castles in Japan include Himeji castle (shiga prefecture, and  it is a world heritage site), Matsumoto Castle (Nagano prefecture), and Kumamoto castles (kumamoto prefecture).

Himeji castle….

When we visited Japan, my father took us to Himeji castle and other time when we visited, my father took us to Matsumoto castle in Nagano prefecture as well.

I love visiting castle because they are so beautiful to look at, and learn a little bit of the history of the castle:-)

If you visit Japan, you may want to check them out.They are very nice castles to look around, and it is a good exercise too since you walk a lot:-)

You can read more on Japanese castle and also can see some pictures of popular castles in Japan at Japan guide website here.

Yu can also read more on castle at Japan visitor website here.

You can read more on Japanese history of castle and types of castle at castle and manor house website here.

Mar 28, 2017 | 0 | Japan

Up to 47 % off on selected beef treats

From March 24th through March 30th, you can save up to 47% off on selected Beef treats

** Grass-fed Moo!Angus Beef Braided Taffy Sticks 11″-12″

 Grass-fed Moo!Angus beef Braided Taffy Sticks 11″-12″ made in Argentina.

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

This Taffy is made from weasand (gullet),and they are great natural source of Glucosamine.

It is especially great for Arthritis dogs.


** Grass-fed Moo! Angus Beef Twisted Taffy Sticks 5″-6″ (2 sticks-pack) 

Grass-fed Moo!Angus beef Twisted Taffy Sticks 5″-6″ (2-Pack)  made in Argentina.

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

Since gullet is great natural source of Glucosamine,it is especially great for Arthritis dogs.

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

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

18″ Grass-fed Australian beef bully sticks 9 pieces made in Australia.

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

This is not stinky bully sticks

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


** 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

** 5″- 6″ Everything bully stick Bag-Ships Free $12.68

**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 $39.45

** Palette’s K9 Foodie Mystery variety gift bag $39.45

** 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.

** Starting from October 8th Saturday, we will no longer offer snack Saturday program.

*** 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.This applies to all postal zones.

All orders (Free shipping or paid shipping) without our brand of biscuits and jerky to postal code 5-9 (IL to west, AK,HI,FL) from our zip code 22501,will be shipped via first class parcel or retail ground method unless it contains our brand of our biscuits or Jerky and orders will be shipped Monday through Wednesday.

Paid shipping order weighing more than 12 oz without our brand of biscuits and Jerky to postal zone 1-4 from our zip code 22501, and free shipping order weighing more than 12 oz to postal zone 1-4 without our brand of biscuits and Jerky will be shipped Monday through Friday.

Orders to postal zone 1-4 and those weight of order including shipping envelope or box less than 12 oz will be shipped via first class parcel and which case, order will be shipped from Monday through Wednesday.If orders is weighing more than 12 oz or if orders contain our brand of biscuits or Jerky will be shipped by priority mail from Monday through Friday.

Orders will be shipped via USPS. For customer in zone 1-4 from us in VA, orders will be shipped by either first class parcel (less than 12 oz including shipping envelop or box) or priority mail (more than 12 oz weight). For customers living in zone 5 to west (Chicago to west coast,FL,HI,AK), order will be shipped by first class parcel or retail ground unless orders contains our brand of biscuits or Jerky.

When orders going to zone 5 – 8 had made to order biscuits /Jerky in them, order will be shipped via first class parcel or priority mail.And those will be shipped from Monday through Wednesday.

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.

*** Flat rate shipping rate***

You will see the flat rate shipping charge during the checkout

Charge is fixed flat fee.

$0 to $99.99 (after all discount applied) is at $7.99

$100.00 and over is Free shipping. Items will be shipped via USPS.

Zone 1-zone 4 from zip code 22501 will be shipped via either first class mail or priority mail

Zone 5-zone 8 from zip code 22501 will be shipped via either first class mail or retail ground. However, when the order weigh more than 13 oz and your order contains our brand of biscuits or Jerky which requires faster shipping method, it will be shipped via priority mail.

You can check the postal zone for your area by visiting USPS site here.

Click on Get Zone for ZIP Code Pair tab and then enter our zip code 22501 on Origin ZIP Code, enter your zip code for Destination ZIP Code and hit the “Get zone” button to see the zone number for your area.

** 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

Mar 24, 2017 | 0 | Yassy's Gourmet Dog Kitchen

Yassy’s note: Liam’s first year: Day 61- Day 63

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 (36 weeks and 2 days) and he has spent next 3 weeks in NICU.

He was tiny little baby; 18″ tall, weighing 5 lb 6 oz…

Already 2 month have passed since the day he came to the world to say “Hi” to us.

Day 61..

Me and my parents tend to do skype more often than before after Liam was born although for about 2 months or so last year, we did not do skype just because Liam got jet lug after visiting them and he kept waking up at strange hours and, until he gets back to his old schedule and being able to sleep through the night, I did not want to mess his schedule.

Since they cannot come as often as my sister could (they live 1 hour drive away from my parent’s house), I like to compensate that with skype chat.

Plus,when we do skype they can give me parenting advice here and there and they can tell us what parents can in Japan on the specific topic and it is good chance for me to learn more about parenting as well.

I know there is no textbook on parenting nor there should not be cookie-cutter style of parenting.However, getting a bit of parenting tips/suggestions always enrich my view on my own parenting knowledge and I am grateful for that.

I am more of type that study all kinds of method in book or other media sources and pick the good stuff from those and make up my own method and put it into practice.

They always asks for Liam and when I show them, they look so happy:-) And my mother tries to entertain Liam through screen.

I know they would come visit us once in a while, but I know my grandmother would not be able to come here even if she says she wants to come because of health.

And, now I got health worry for my father so, I do not know if he could visit us again or not.

naturally,since we are younger than them and got more energy than them, we should go back to Japan as much as we can.

On the same day, Liam had poop blow out in the early morning and, while he was crying from top of his lung,I had to change his clothe,cleaning him and everything.

It is my very first time experience raising the baby, but babies sure makes mothers keep up on toe and make us mothers busy with laundry and surely needed lots of clothes to change into/much more frequent laundry than usual.

That day, I tried to do laundry later, and it stopped working…in the middle of the washing cycle…

Therefore, when my husband came home from work, he spent hours on it and he thought he could fix it.

We did test run without clothe inside and it finished ok .

Even though washer seemed to be fixed when test run,and worked ok for more years, but we ended up buying a new one;the one with front load as opposed to top loading style.

I cannot decide if I like front load style or not yet. Definitely I do not have to worry about clothes or towel etc gets caught in the middle spinner thing or uneven weight though.

What style of washer do you like better and why?

Day 62…..

We worked with Liam for tummy time while I can keep an eye on him.

He could raise his head a touch bit higher than before, and he also was doing his own exercise everyday; arms up, arms down, leg up, leg down..

He seemed to enjoy all the movement he made then.

Liam Day 62 working on raising his head higher…

Liam Day 62.. Liam style exercise making him tired…. Y.A.W.N…

Day 63…

Comparing with picture of him to younger picture of his, he looked like he got chubbier in this picture.

Before, he looked so small,frail, tiny and weak and he could not drink milk as much as he could.

Since pediatrician said he could take milk up to 3.5 oz per feeding, that was what we were doing.

He got bigger and stronger each day.

Mar 21, 2017 | 0 | parenting