Archives for October, 2015

Save more on selected beef treats

From October 30th through November 5th, you can save more on selected Beef treats.

Elk Liver Andes Biscuits

Order over $70* (merchandise subtotal after all the discount must be over $70) on Saturdays,and you will receive: one count of free  4 oz Elk liver Andes biscuits

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

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

11″-12″ Grass-fed Moo! Odor-Free bully sticks Standard 6 oz package contains 6-7 bully sticks to make the bag weigh 6 oz weight.

th Grass-fed Moo Odor Free Angus Beef bully sticks 11-12 inch Standard 6 oz

Normally,it is $24.70, but with sales price,it will be $13.49

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

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

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.

Moo! Standard 6inch 6 oz

Normally,it is $24.70, but with sales price,it will be $13.49

**Grass-fed Moo! Angus Beef Whole Achilles Tendon

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

The tendons are great alternative to popular bully sticks and, Palette loves these tendon treats.

Due to natural products,thickness can vary.

th Grass-fed Angus Beef Whole Achilles Tendon

Palette and Whole Achilles tendon..

Single: Normally,it is $2.65,with sales price,it will be $1.42

10 pieces: Normally,it is $24.87, but with sales price,it will be $12.61


*** Bulk treats of the Month ~ Oct 30-November ~ ***

** Grass-fed Moo! Odor free Monster bully sticks 11″- 12″ variety value bag $118.84 *

(With regular price, it will be $183. You save $64.16.Since this deal will be over $100, it is free shipping deal as well.)

** Grass-fed Moo! Odor free bully sticks super monster 5″-6″ 18 count $43.22

(With regular price, it will be $93.96.You save $50.74)

** Grass-fed Moo! Odor free Twisted bullys  (3 sticks-pack) 5″-6″ 16 packages $50.28

(With regular price, it will be $78.24.You save $27.96)

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

Palette’s K9 Foodie Mystery Bag Beef Deluxe is the mystery bag that consists of variety of all natural beef dog treats.

Each bag contains 6-9 products per bag and, shipping and handling is already included in the price.The shipping method will be determined by us.

Palette’s k9 Foodie Mystery Dine & Play Bag is the mystery bag that consists of variety of all natural dog treats (protein source can be mixed or matched) AND toy.

Each bag contains 4-6 products per bag and, shipping and handling is already included in the price.The shipping method will be determined by us.

Palette’s K9 Foodie Mystery variety bag is the mystery bag that consists of mystery items from sitewide;can be mixture of all natural dog treats,toy,grooming supplies,gifts for dog lovers,training tool,collars,travel accessories etc…

Contents can be the same or different from one bag to the other.Number of products in the bag also can be different from one bag to the other while the value of the bag remain the same.

** 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

This offer is valid while supply lasts. These menu can be found under “Bulk treats of the month&Palette’s K9 Foodie Mystery bag” category.

** Selected Dog toys on sale. You can use the code against toys on sale. To visit the Dog toy page,please click here.

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

** Orders will be shipped on every Monday,Tuesday, every other Wednesday.

** If you order on Saturdays, you can get free GDK treats. For more information on Snack Saturday offer,please click here .

**You can get FREE one count of Puffed USA Lamb ear with every 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.

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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Oct 30, 2015 | 0 | Yassy's Gourmet Dog Kitchen

Japanese Cooking; Chicken salad with Skinny Sesame Ginger dressing

I am originally from Japan and, one of my favorite salad dressing manufacturer from there is called “Pietro“.

They make such a wonderful salad dressing with various flavors such as Ginger dressing, Balsamic soy sauce dressing, plum perilla dressing, sesame dressing,onion sesame soy dressing etc..

My husband is not a fan of cucumber but when my mother put this dressing over cucumber and other salad ingredients (we eats salad everyday with meal back there at least 2 times a day.Morning is usually either rice or toast base main meal plus a couple of side dishes,salad and fruits.Dinner is usually rice base and you get side dishes, and they are accompanied by salad too. ), he could eat it.

The company website says that kids who hates vegetables would eat the vegetable willingly with their magical dressing but I think it true:-) I always think that, cooking method, type/variety of source and really really good sauce can change the kids’ reaction to the offended food ingredients.

I am a good example for that. I used to hate fish very very much but with my mother’s patience and so many trials with cooking method, sauce, type of fish etc.. I could eat fish and you would not believe that I would prefer the fish over steak now if I were offered choice to pick the dinner plate from. Her patience paid off really good.

Anyway, pietro dressing is really good and great for salad, great for pasta sauce, great for sauce for grilled meat such as chicken or fish and when I make my own version of their dressing, I can use it in my fried rice dish because I do not use a lot of oil in my dressing.

When you eat salad, you feel good about eating lots of greens and vegetables with or without protein source such as grilled chicken but, it is not healthy to drench the salad with dressing.

The commercially made dressing is basically seasoned oil if you will, and if you read the label on its back of the dressing bottles, you can see so many companies use sugar or corn syrup or any other sweetener in top 3 ingredients in the list.

Not only that, if you pick up *fat free” dressing, yes, it has less calories than its regular version of the dressing, but it is not great for you.

As I wrote in the previous entry titled “People food for thought Part XX; Fat free products and DIY Ricotta cheese” you can compared them and see fat free sounds good to your ears but not really good for your body.

Here is an ingredients list for particular brand’s fat free ranch dressing.

Water, Corn Syrup, Vinegar, Sugar, Whey (from Milk), Modified Food Starch , Contains Less than 2% of Salt, Soybean Oil (Adds a Trivial Amount of Fat), Dried Garlic, Xanthan Gum (lab made binder), Artificial Color, Phosphoric Acid, Propylene Glycol Alginate, Dried Onions, Spice, Natural Flavor, Potassium Sorbate and Calcium Disodium EDTA (to Protect Flavor), Caramel Color.

If you take the original ranch dressing from the same company, ingredients are as followings.

Soybean Oil, Water, Vinegar, Buttermilk, Sugar, Egg Yolks, Salt, Contains Less than 2% of Modified Food Starch, Whey, Xanthan Gum, Garlic (Dried), Phosphoric Acid, Parsley (Dried), Natural Flavor, Onions (Dried), Spice, Disodium Guanylate, Disodium Inosinate, Sorbic Acid and Calcium Disodium EDTA (to Protect Flavor).

As you see, later ingredients list has more recognizable real food ingredients in the list and list is a little shorter than “Fat free” version of the dressing. Also, if you pick regular one, since company does not have to add in anything to the products to look/taste/ similar texture or consistency of the products, you will get more recognizable ingredients in the list even though you would still see chemicals in it because products has to have shelf life for stores to sell the products to the customers..

If you make the ranch dressing on your own, basic ingredients you would need are sour cream,mayonnaise,garlic powder,onion powder,herbs, and salt and pepper. No need to add coloring agent or preservatives or starch or anything to mimic the real thing.

Therefore, I would like to encourage you to make your own salad dressing without filler with much simpler ingredients list. Making the dressing is not difficult. It is 5 minutes job.

We do not have store bought dressing in our fridge all the time. When we have salad, I make dressing for it 99% of the time. Now and then, when we go to Asian store, we get one bottle of pietro dressing but that is about it.

It is also fun to create the various flavors as salad dressing too. Not only that, you have the total control on amount of sugar, amount of oil and it is much more healthy for you.

The other day, I made grilled chicken salad, and our dressing was skinny sesame ginger dressing.

My husband loved them and said that the taste is similar to our favorite Pietro dressing.

I thought I would share the recipe here with you so you can make your own sesame ginger salad dressing.

Chicken SAlad with Ginger sesame dressing

Yassy’s Grilled Chicken salad with skinny sesame ginger dressing..

Ingredients for Yassy’s Grilled Chicken salad;

Ingredients;

1 chicken breast
McCormick steak seasoning
Extra virgin olive oil
handful of shredded raw carrot
handful of  raw baby spinach
a little bit of thinly sliced raw red onion
raw cherry tomato
Romane lettuce
cucumber
Italian bread without crust
Emeril’s essence

Ingredients for Yassy’s Skinny Sesame ginger dressing;

Ingredients;

2 tsp soy sauce

2 tsp rice vinegar
1/4 tsp grated ginger
1/4 tsp white sugar
1/8 tsp sesame oil
ground sesame seed

<Grilled chicken>

1.pound the chicken breast and season it with steak seasoning and cook it in the screaming hot skillet with Extra virgin olive oil and slice them to bite size pieces.

<Vegetables>

1.Chop various vegetables you can find in your fridge for the salad. I have added handful of shredded carrot, handful of  baby spinach, a little bit of thinly sliced red onion, cherry tomato, romane lettuce, cucumber

If you have roasted corn on the cob, you can use the corn for the salad too. You got raw sweet peppers? Use that for the salad.

The tip to make the red onion less zing to your nose is that, you will need to slice the red onion really thin and wash them under the running cold water and keep it in the small container with water enough to cover them.

This way, you would not have too much zing from raw red onions.

<Croutons>

Cut the Italian bread without crust into bite size pieces and put them in the small bowl. Then, drizzle some extra olive oil and season them with Emeril’s essence

Then, bake them to crunch at about 425F oven until edge gets brown

<skinny sesame ginger dressing>

Mix 2 tsp soy sauce, 2 tsp rice vinegar, 1/4 tsp grated ginger, 1/4 tsp white sugar,1/8 tsp sesame oil and sprinkle ground sesame seed

Drizzle it over your dressing.

You can double or tripe the recipe for the dressing as needed.

Enjoy!


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Oct 27, 2015 | 0 | Asian cooking 911

Save more on selected hare treats

From October 23rd through 29th, you can save more on Selected rabbit/hare treats.

bl Buffalo liver Cake Biscotti

Order over $150* on Saturdays (merchandise subtotal after all the discount must be over $150) and you will receive: one count of free  6 oz Buffalo liver Cake biscotti

This also means, since we offer free shipping with order over $100.00, you will be getting FREE SHIPPING AND Free Buffalo liver Cake Biscotti! 

** Hare ears (6-pack)

Hare ears (6 ears/package) made in Argentina.

These are made from hare in Argentina, and ear is about 3″-5″ in length, and very crunchy treats.It is almost like potato chips texture.

Due to natural treats, size,shape of the treats can vary.

th Hare ears

Normally,it is $3.62,with sales price,it will be $1.45

Please enjoy treat hunt for your furry friends!!

*** Bulk treats of the Month ~October ~ ***

** Grass-fed Moo! Odor free braided bully sticks 9″ 7 count and Grass-fed Moo! Odor free bully sticks 9″ Select  7 count $28.21

(With regular price, it will be $47.46. You save $19.25)

** Grass-fed Moo! Odor free bully sticks 11″-12″ 6 oz Standard 3 packages $37.05

(With regular price, it will be $74.10.You save $37.05)

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

Palette’s K9 Foodie Mystery Bag is the mystery bag that consists of all natural dog treats and toy.

Each bag contains 6-9 products per bag and, shipping and handling is already included in the price.The shipping method will be determined by us.

Palette’s K9 Foodie Mystery variety bag is the mystery bag that consists of mystery items from sitewide;can be mixture of all natural dog treats,toy,grooming supplies,gifts for dog lovers,training tool,collars,travel accessories etc…

Contents can be the same or different from one bag to the other.Number of products in the bag also can be different from one bag to the other while the value of the bag remain the same.

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

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

This offer is valid while supply lasts. These menu can be found under “Bulk treats of the month&Palette’s K9 Foodie Mystery bag” category.

** Selected Dog toys on sale. You can use the code against toys on sale. To visit the Dog toy page,please click here.

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

** Orders will be shipped on every Monday,Tuesday, every other Wednesday.

** If you order on Saturdays, you can get free GDK treats. For more information on Snack Saturday offer,please click here .

**You can get FREE one count of Puffed USA Lamb ear with every 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.

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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Oct 23, 2015 | 0 | Yassy's Gourmet Dog Kitchen

Save more on beef bully rolls treats

From October 16th through 22nd, you can save more on beef bully rolls treats

bl Buffalo liver Cake Biscotti

Order over $150* (merchandise subtotal after all the discount must be over $150) will receive: one count of free  6 oz Buffalo liver Cake biscotti

This also means, since we offer free shipping with order over $100.00, you will be getting FREE SHIPPING AND Free Buffalo liver Cake Biscotti! 

**Bully roll

Available in 6″, 10″-12″, and Knotted 6″-7″

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

Bully Roll is the weasand (gullet) treat stuffed with ground bully sticks and Achilles tendons. They are soft,almost like wafer like texture treats and, it is very unique treats.

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

th Grass-fed Angus Beef Bully Roll 6 inch 10 pcs

Bully roll 6″..

6″ Single: Normally,it is $1.85,with sales price,it will be $0.73

6″ 10 pieces: Normally, it is 17.30, with sales price, it will be $6.20

10″-12″ Single: Normally,it is $5.69,with sales price,it will be $2.49

10″-12″ 10 pieces: Normally, it is 53.30, with sales price, it will be $21.30

6″ -7″ knotted Single: Normally,it is $4.09,with sales price,it will be $2.30

6″-7″ knotted 10 pieces: Normally, it is 38.32, with sales price, it will be $20.40

Please enjoy treat hunt for your furry friends!!

*** Bulk treats of the Month ~October ~ ***

** Grass-fed Moo! Odor free braided bully sticks 9″ 7 count and Grass-fed Moo! Odor free bully sticks 9″ Select  7 count $28.21

(With regular price, it will be $47.46. You save $19.25)

** Grass-fed Moo! Odor free bully sticks 11″-12″ 6 oz Standard 3 packages $37.05

(With regular price, it will be $74.10.You save $37.05)

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

Palette’s K9 Foodie Mystery Bag is the mystery bag that consists of all natural dog treats and toy.

Each bag contains 6-9 products per bag and, shipping and handling is already included in the price.The shipping method will be determined by us.

Palette’s K9 Foodie Mystery variety bag is the mystery bag that consists of mystery items from sitewide;can be mixture of all natural dog treats,toy,grooming supplies,gifts for dog lovers,training tool,collars,travel accessories etc…

Contents can be the same or different from one bag to the other.Number of products in the bag also can be different from one bag to the other while the value of the bag remain the same.

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

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

This offer is valid while supply lasts. These menu can be found under “Bulk treats of the month&Palette’s K9 Foodie Mystery bag” category.

** Selected Dog toys on sale. You can use the code against toys on sale. To visit the Dog toy page,please click here.

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

** Orders will be shipped on every Monday,Tuesday, every other Wednesday.

** If you order on Saturdays, you can get free GDK treats. For more information on Snack Saturday offer,please click here .

**You can get FREE one count of Puffed USA Lamb ear with every 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.

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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Oct 16, 2015 | 0 | Yassy's Gourmet Dog Kitchen

Save more on Duck treats and Columbus day sale

From October 9th through 15th, you can save more on Duck treats.

bl Buffalo liver Cake Biscotti

Order over $150* (merchandise subtotal after all the discount must be over $150) will receive: one count of free  6 oz Buffalo liver Cake biscotti

This also means, since we offer free shipping with order over $100.00, you will be getting FREE SHIPPING AND Free Buffalo liver Cake Biscotti! 

Columbus Day Sale thru Oct. 12th Monday

Deal:Pick your own deal

A. Free shipping with order over $25 (subtotal after all discount applied must be over $25.Shipping fee,sales tax fee excluded)

OR

B. 20% off on all bully sticks (does not have to be beef bully sticks,you can take 20% off on pork pizzle made in Germany as well)

Promo Codes ; A. enter FALLFRSH
                              B. enter BULLY20

This deal will end on 12th Monday 11:59pm US EST

Happy #Columbus day!

Also, due to postal holidays fall on Monday, next shipping date will be on Wednesday 14th.

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** Dehydrated Duck feet 10 oz

Dehydrated duck feet 10 oz made in USA.

th Dehydrated Duck feet

Let’s watch how much our k9 executive chef “Palette” enjoy her Dehydrated Duck feet below.

Palette and Dehydrated Duck feet..

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

Normally,it is $11.59,with sales price,it will be $9.66

You can read more on Dehydrated Duck feet in the taste testing entry titled “Palette’s note;Dehydrated Duck feet”. Please click here to read the entry.

Please enjoy treat hunt for your furry friends!!

*** Bulk treats of the Month ~October ~ ***

** Grass-fed Moo! Odor free braided bully sticks 9″ 7 count and Grass-fed Moo! Odor free bully sticks 9″ Select  7 count $28.21

(With regular price, it will be $47.46. You save $19.25)

** Grass-fed Moo! Odor free bully sticks 11″-12″ 6 oz Standard 3 packages $37.05

(With regular price, it will be $74.10.You save $37.05)

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

Palette’s K9 Foodie Mystery Bag is the mystery bag that consists of all natural dog treats and toy.

Each bag contains 6-9 products per bag and, shipping and handling is already included in the price.The shipping method will be determined by us.

Palette’s K9 Foodie Mystery variety bag is the mystery bag that consists of mystery items from sitewide;can be mixture of all natural dog treats,toy,grooming supplies,gifts for dog lovers,training tool,collars,travel accessories etc…

Contents can be the same or different from one bag to the other.Number of products in the bag also can be different from one bag to the other while the value of the bag remain the same.

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

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

This offer is valid while supply lasts. These menu can be found under “Bulk treats of the month&Palette’s K9 Foodie Mystery bag” category.

** Selected Dog toys on sale. You can use the code against toys on sale. To visit the Dog toy page,please click here.

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

** Orders will be shipped on every Monday,Tuesday, every other Wednesday.

** If you order on Saturdays, you can get free GDK treats. For more information on Snack Saturday offer,please click here .

**You can get FREE one count of Puffed USA Lam ear with every 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.

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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Oct 09, 2015 | 0 | Yassy's Gourmet Dog Kitchen

Guinness Draught Beer for heatrworms in dogs

In the previous entry titled “Ivermectin sensitivity in dogs“, I wrote that we tend to give preventative pills without much thought, and your vet might suggest you to give monthly preventative for flea,tick,and heartworm to your dogs.

There, I have explained how monthly heartworm pills work, what heartworm is,and how dogs get infected with heartworm first.

Also, I have warned you about ivermectin sensitvity in dogs.

If you missed it, according to petside website, researchers first saw reaction in collies to ivermectin back in 1983.

If you give enough of ivermectins, these ivermectin sensitive breeds like collies get reactions by drooling, stumbling, blindness, coma, respiratory problems etc.. at the dose of 1/200 dose of medication that would be enough to cause problems in other breed.

Washington University studied about this peculiar reaction to “iverectin” by collie and breeds that are related to collies and found out about mutation in the gene called MDR1 genes (Multi Drug Resistance gene) in the breed.

These MDR1 gene forms the protein and help flashing out the drug from the brain. When these gene could not function as it should and could not help flashing out the drug from the brain, then,medication can build up in the brain and cause problems.

If you have herding breed or have breed that are known to have mutant MDR1 gene, you should consult with your vet when surgeries because some of the drugs that could cause the problems are in the anesthesia and find the other option of drugs.

Breeds known to have high rate of mutant MDR1 gene are collies,but some other breed are also being reported as well.

Laboratory can test the DNA by cheek swab or blood sample with roughly 2 weeks wait.

In this entry, I would like to focus on the natural remedy / preventative / treatment floating around as rumor on the internet.

Guiness beer and heatrworm….

You may be surprised to hear Guiness beer you find at the grocery store is something to do with heartworm remedy for your dog’s heartworm prevention/treatment.

I too was surprised to hear about that at first and soon, I got very curious about the remedy. It was even more so because alcohol beverage is toxic to dogs.

According to article written by canigivemydog website, if dogs drink beer, or any other alcohol,ethanol gets absorbed into their body and dogs’ metabolism cannot process as well as us human.

To read full article,please click here.

As explained before with monthly heartworm pill, when people think the pill is to prevent the dogs from getting the heartworm but it does not work like that.

This pill does not prevent the heartworm from occurring at all, but rather pills kill the already existing microfilaria to cut off the life cycle of heartworm larvae that was transmitted by heartworm positive female mosquito.

Also, vet and preventative pill box may say to give monthly but, did you know that this 30 days rule was implemented for us to remember the frequency easily?

In naturality, the pill is good for 45 days to 60 days. That is why, I give Palette heartworm pill that does not contain ivermectin every 45 days during the warm month when mosquitos are active . Then re start after taking heartworm/tick test called “Snap 4DX”, making sure her system does not have heartworm already.

I do not like to give synthetic preventative pill too but, I am compromised by making interval longer than 30 days, and limit the months to give.

It is simply because I did not find any better solution specially for heatworm.

If you live in warm states throughout the year such as FL, giving pills all year around might be better.

If tick or flea, there are remedy such as lemon water or essential oil but those do not work for heatworm.

Anyway, those who give dogs Guiness drought beer believe that giving the Guiness beer (stout beer) works like heartworm pill would because of  hops in the Guiness; they claim they can kill heartworm larvae that have been in the system for the past 30 days just like preventative pills would.

They also use it to treat the heartworm in dogs.

When I tried to research on this theory,I could not find scientifically proven documents at all and, the method seems to be floating on the internet as rumor. However, some use this method for their dogs and they strongly swear by it.

However, at the same time, I found that hop itself is toxic to dogs.

I found out that there are many warning towards home beer brewers from professional beer makers as well.

Here is one that I came across.

According to Northern Brewer company website (please click here), they have heard about their customer’s scary experience after their dog consumed hops.

They say that the research is not extensive, but ingesting hops can be highly toxic to some breeds of dogs (Golden Retrievers and especially Greyhounds).

Some dogs that ingest hops rapidly develop a condition called Malignant Hyperthermia, in which the body temperature rises uncontrollably and it can be fatal.

Some other symptoms include restlessness, panting, vomiting, abdominal pain, seizures, rapid heart rate, and high temperature.

What is hop?

According to Bark magazine article written by Shea Cox DVM, hops is the plant that are used in the process of brewing beer, and both the raw or spent hops are toxic.

True flowers or dried hops plugs tend to be more toxic than hops pellets. It is because pellets have less residue.

She also writes that the wild hops have been found to be non-toxic.

They do not know how the toxicity occur but they suspects that it may be related to essential oils, resins, phenolic compounds, or  nitrogenous constituents within the plant.

That being said, according to her article, many of the substances in hops are degraded or aerosolized during the brewing process

However, hops toxicity is very dangerous and serious matter to dogs.

She write that she has seen rectal temperatures greater than 108 F.

The high end of normal of a dog’s temperature is 102.5 F, and any temperature above 106 F can lead to an “unwinding” of the body’s proteins as well as permanent brain injury, depending on the length of time that the elevation in body temperature persists.

According to her article, any breed of dog can be affected, but breeds that are predisposed to malignant hyperthermia (extreme elevation of body temperature) tend to be more susceptible.

These breeds include Greyhounds, Labrador Retrievers, Saint Bernards, Pointers, Dobermans, Border Collies, English Springer Spaniels, and northern breeds.

You can read her full article at bark magazine website here.

You can also read on hops and dogs at vetlearn website here.

With this information, you now know that the hops is toxic to dogs, and you learned that many of the substances in hops are degraded or aerosolized during the brewing process

However, we do not know how much of whatever causing the hops toxicity is in the beer at all.

It simply because no one has measured the toxic substance for dogs in the beer yet.

Also, we do not know how much of hops are lethal dosage even.

The Guiness beer feeding for heartworm support group say that hops is toxic only if they are consuming concentrated hops or hops pellets.

The support group claims that the amount of beer recommended for the heartworm treatment is minimal.

Therefore, the risk of hops toxicity or alcohol poisoning is slim.

Dosage for Guinness beer for dogs…

When I looked into the information, the recommended dosage seems to be around 1 oz per 25 lb body weight.Serve flat beer to avoid gas or bloat,they say.

Some people seem to feed the amount divide into two serving or so.

Give them the dosage once, and then once again in two weeks, and only once a month afterwards.

They also say if they test positive for heartworm within the first couple of months, give them the dosage every two weeks for three months.

Guinness Black Draught; from Dublin Ireland..

One thing that found it interesting about this topic is that, they say it must be Guinness Black Draught; the kind that comes from Dublin.  They say it cannot be made anywhere else.

Why so? They believe that the hops and water in this area are what makes the treatment effective.

According to petlover website, the way they brew it over in Ireland is better, slower, more hops, and better water.

To read full article, please click here.

To find out more on beer itself, I have reached out to the maker of the company; Guinness and asked about their beer.

According to the Guinness company, the St. James’s Gate Brewery is situated on the banks of the River Liffey in the heart of Dublin, but the water used in our brewing process comes from the Wicklow mountains, a little way to the south.

They said that all of the Guinness Draught sold in North America comes from the St James’s Gate brewery in Dublin, Ireland. Ireland is also the water source for all of that beer.

When I asked about hop content, I have received very interesting answer to that.

Despite the fact that Guinness beer feeding supporters believe that their beer has most hops, it was not so.

Guinness company representative has told me that the Guinness Draught does not have the most hop content of any beer, and in fact would be described as less hoppy than many beers and even other beer categories outside of stouts.

My husband told me before that Guinness must have been known for lower hop content in the beer and he was correct.

I have also asked them if they are aware of this natural heatrworm treatment method passing around among dog lovers,thinking if the method was so popular and well known among people, then locals there in Ireland must know/heard of something about that.

To that question, the representative said that they are unaware of people using Guinness to treat heartworm in dogs.

They said that they do not claim that drinking Guinness provides any therapeutic or health benefits, nor that it should be served to animals.

With my curiosity, I searched for the beer with highest hop content in the beer and it was India pale ale.

I can see why they are picky about what beer to feed; Guinness draught beer from Ireland if the hop content was higher as they think they are but it is lower hop content.

Therefore, if they are after the effect of hops to kill the heatworm lavae, they should have been serving Indian pale ale not Guinness draught although I do not know if the water source is what they like or not.

That being said,when you know hops are toxic, feeding beer with high amount of hops is good move? I do not know.

Their theory goes… the hops sterilize the heartworms. Therefore, more larvae cannot be produced.

This theory/method is largely used among those who feed their pets strict natural raw diet.

One thing that I find it interesting about it is that Guinness are made with water, barley, roast malt extract,hops, and brewers yeast.

Often times, they are not favor of grain products to feed their dogs.

Barley and brewers yeast would be most likely something they would not like to feed them to dogs. However, beer they rave about for heartworm treatment contains it.

I am not sure if they compromised to give grain products because of hops, and that they feel it is better than synthetic products.

Meaning it is simply natural vs synthetic treatment rather than detailed ingredients in the beer vs synthetic treatment.

For me, not knowing what in the hops are causing the hops toxicity, not knowing how much of whatever substance causing the hops toxicity is in the actual product; beer, and knowing alcohol beverage is toxic to dogs, this method would not be something I would jump  into despite some happy ending stories with the use of Guinness beer draught.

I feel like I would be playing the Russian roulette with potential risk.

Someone mentioned to me that this method was found by accident in Japan,where I am originally from.

When I heard about it, I tried to check about beer and heatrworm on Japanese sites but I did not find any information on that.

How the first person tried the method found out it was started from Japan is mystery.

Non supporter of feeding beer to the dog for heartworm treatment think it would not work;it would not kill the heartworm lavae and hops in excess is lethal to dogs..

In fact, someone who works as vet tech saw dogs brought to their ER after consuming beer and those dogs did not survive. I do not know how much beer the dogs drunk but you can see that the beer feeding has real potential of losing your precious furkids.

Would this beer feeding method be something you would try for your dogs?

I am being objective and being open minded to the idea.However, like I mentioned above, this method has a lot of unknown area and, for now, it would not be the method I would try with Palette.

It certainly is a interesting method though

Natural  herbal remedy for heartworm..

Besides Guinness draught beer treatment, I came across herbal remedy available for dogs to treat heatworm.

It contains garlic, black seed, licorice,hawthorn, hops,sorrel, apricot pits,flavoring (not being mentioned what flavoring exactly it is),alcohol, and filtered water.

Looking at the ingredient, even though it says “Natural” and appealing to many dog lovers, I would not get it for Palette to try.

Why?

It is because …

1. Garlic; It is ok to feed to dogs but there is safe amount to be fed. Too much garlic can cause anemia in dogs. 

As I understand it, below is the amount of fresh garlic you can give to your dogs.

**Small dogs; 1/4 of garlic clove

** Medium dogs; 1/2 of garlic clove

** Large dogs; 1 garlic clove

You never know how much of garlic in the supplement.That is my concern.

2. Licorice; according to dognaturally website here, licorice can cause sodium retention and potassium loss, resulting in water retention, high blood pressure, and hyopkalemia (low blood potassium) when consumed large amount.

They advise that licorice should only be used for two weeks at a time.

Also, they mention that licorice root should not be used in diabetic animals, pregnant or nursing animals.

Also,if your dog has heart or liver disease, then, they advise you to talk to the vet first.

3. Hops; Hops is already know why I am concern about this. Hops are toxic to dogs and you have no way to know how much of whatever causing the dogs hops toxicity in the supplement is unknown.

4. Sorrel; according to ASPCA, Shamrocks are toxic to dogs and cats because they contain chemicals called soluble calcium oxylates in all parts of the plants.

Soluble calcium oxylates consist of oxalic acid and oxalate salts, both of which can cause acute renal failure if ingested in large amounts.

According to motherhood-modernmom website here,  Calcium oxylate salts can also bind with calcium in a dog’s body, causing a severe drop in the dog’s calcium levels.

Symptoms of shamrock poisoning in your dog include drooling, lack of appetite, lethargy, diarrhea, vomiting, tremors and bloody urine.

5. Apricot pits; According to webmed website here, Apricot kernel contains a toxic chemical “amygdalin”.

In the body this chemical is converted to cyanide. Cyanide is poisonous to dogs.

For human, there was interest in using apricot kernel to fight cancer because it was thought that amygdalin was taken up first by cancer cells and converted to cyanide.

They hoped that the cyanide would harm only the tumor. However,  research has shown that the amygdalin is converted to cyanide in the stomach. Then goes throughout the body, where it can cause serious harm.

Apple core also got cyanide toxic to dogs. Take a moment and think if whatever food you would like to give is toxic to them or not.

Lastly, alcohol beverage is toxic to dogs .Alcohol in the medicine could be tricky to see if it will enough to cause ethanol toxicity in dogs.

Natural remedy sounds good to your ears but, when you look into the ingredients, some of the ingredients are things that you have to be careful of amount to give or even not recommended to give to dogs.

You have no control over the amount of each ingredients in them and knowing something in the supplement could contains amount sensitive ingredient for dogs, would you give it to your dogs just because they say it is natural remedy?

I wouldn’t.

I would love to hear what your thoughts are on these so called “natural” treatment.

For the heartworm treatment which method do you use; Guinness beer feeding? Heartworm pill throughout a year? Heartworm pill during limited months? Natural remedy / supplement?

Why did you pick your method over other method?

Share your thoughts and experience with others.

This will be very interesting topic to discuss about.

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Save more on selected beef treats

From October 2nd through 8th, you can save more on Selected beef treats.

*** October 2015 SnackSaturday treats***

bl Buffalo liver Cake Biscotti

Order over $150* (merchandise subtotal after all the discount must be over $150) will receive: one count of free  6 oz Buffalo liver Cake biscotti

This also means, since we offer free shipping with order over $100.00, you will be getting FREE SHIPPING AND Free Buffalo liver Cake Biscotti! 



** USA Beef Trachea 12″

12″ USA Beef Trachea, made in USA.

Trachea provides natural Glucosamine and,it is especially great for Arthritis dogs.Trachea is known with name “moo-tube”,”windee” etc.

This treat is crunchy,and great snack for dogs.

Due to natural treats,thickness of the each treats can vary.
th USA Beef Trachea 12 inch

Single: Normally,it is $4.35, with sales price,it will be $2.98

8 pieces: Normally, it is $29.85, with sales price, it will be $17.14

** Grass-fed Moo!Odor free bully stick Beyond Monster 11″-12″

Grass-fed Moo! Odor-Free Angus beef bully sticks , Beyond Monster, made in Argentina.

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

Due to natural treats,thickness of the each treats can vary.
th Grass-fed Moo Odor free bully sticks Beyond Monster 11 inch - 12 inch

Single: 
Normally,it is $18.31,with sales price,it will be $10.98

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

*** Bulk treats of the Month ~October ~ ***

** Grass-fed Moo! Odor free braided bully sticks 9″ 7 count and Grass-fed Moo! Odor free bully sticks 9″ Select  7 count $28.21

(With regular price, it will be $47.46. You save $19.25)

** Grass-fed Moo! Odor free bully sticks 11″-12″ 6 oz Standard 3 packages $37.05

(With regular price, it will be $74.10.You save $37.05)

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

Palette’s K9 Foodie Mystery Bag is the mystery bag that consists of all natural dog treats and toy.

Each bag contains 6-9 products per bag and, shipping and handling is already included in the price.The shipping method will be determined by us.

Palette’s K9 Foodie Mystery variety bag is the mystery bag that consists of mystery items from sitewide;can be mixture of all natural dog treats,toy,grooming supplies,gifts for dog lovers,training tool,collars,travel accessories etc…

Contents can be the same or different from one bag to the other.Number of products in the bag also can be different from one bag to the other while the value of the bag remain the same.

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

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

This offer is valid while supply lasts. These menu can be found under “Bulk treats of the month&Palette’s K9 Foodie Mystery bag” category.

** Selected Dog toys on sale. You can use the code against toys on sale. To visit the Dog toy page,please click here.

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

** Orders will be shipped on every Monday,Tuesday, every other Wednesday.

** If you order on Saturdays, you can get free GDK treats. For more information on Snack Saturday offer,please click here .

**You can get FREE one count of Puffed USA Lam ear with every 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.

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