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Palette’s note; Grass-fed Moo! Angus beef Achilles Tendon 10 oz

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

 Ingredients? Fancy looking pictures?Description of the products?

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

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

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

 This time, “Grass-fed Moo! Angus beef Achilles Tendon 10 oz.

Palette and Achilles tendon treats Feb 5 2016 2

K9 executive chef “Palette” enjoys Grass-fed Moo! Angus beef  Achilles Tendon ..

 Grass-fed Moo! Angus beef Achilles tendon made in Argentina.

 These are made from grass-fed Angus beef that received No  antibiotic,No growth hormone in their life, and each tendon is approx 2″-8″ in length. One package contains about 20 pieces or so to make the package weigh 10 oz. They are not smoked tendon treats.
 
 Palette adore Moo! brand of Achilles tendon treats.

 They are softer chewy unique treats but it is not too soft that she can gobbles it up in a second. It still requires her quite a bit of chewing for her to chew off the bits.

 She loves this treats and,I think that these are good alternative chew in place of bully sticks.

 If you were looking for long lasting chew, we recommend Deer Antlers.

 If you were looking for softer chew than Antlers,but the one lasts long enough, then, we would recommend Himalayan Dog Chew, which we call it “Cheese stick” for our k9 executive chef “Palette”. She chewed roughly 1″ per 20 minutes long per time for the Large size one.

 If you were looking for treats with benefit; treats that has good health properties, then, we recommend gullet treats,trachea treats, cartilage treats like scapula treats and poultry feet treats for joint health since those are great natural source of  glucosamine / chondroitin.

The fish treats made from cold water oily fish such as salmon,herring,sardine, mackerel are great treats for healthy coat and skin. Those cold water oily fish listed above are high in Omega 3 fatty acids.

 There are many fish treats available on the market that they claim to be high in Omega 3 fatty acid and companies uses whiting, cod, tilapia etc.. However, fish they use is non oily fish and they are not often time made with wild caught but farm raised fish.

 Fish in general has higher number of Omega 3 fatty acids,compared to poultry like chicken but, the amount they can provide is far less than oily cold water fish like salmon.

 For example, 1 oz of cod cooked contains roughly 80mg of Omega 3 fatty acids (You can look up nutrition profile here).

 What about salmon?

 Wild caught Atlantic salmon, cooked, 1 oz,  has 724mg of Omega 3 fatty acids. You can see the difference and understand why I advise you to give salmon over cod. (You can look up wild caught cooked Atlantic salmon nutrition profile here)

 Salmon got 10 times more of good stuff in them!

 This is the reason why we, Yassy’s Gourmet Dog Kitchen ,do not carry non oily fish based treats.

 Personally, if I am going to give something as treats to Palette, I would rather like to give more treats with health benefit than the treats simply designed for gnaw pleasure/great taste or simply for variety.

 If your dog loves fish, then, give cold water oily fish base treats, not the one made with general fish for the maximum health benefit of them enjoying the treats and still get good health benefit by consuming them.

 Anyway, as written before, Achilles tendon treats are made from Grass-fed beef and, they are great beef chew as alternative in place of regular bully sticks for chew fun.

 Not only that, grass-fed meat have higher Omega 3 fatty acids than feedlot meat,as well, and better choice for the healthier treats for your dog.

Achilles tendon 10 oz

Grass-fed Moo!Angus beef Achilles tendon 10 oz

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

Ingredient: Beef tendon

 Let’s watch how much Palette enjoy her Grass-fed Moo! Angus beef Achilles tendon treats 10 oz below.

The video was made after our son had a little snack. You can hear his talking. Please forgive us…

Palette and Achilles Tendon Part 1

Palette and Whole Achilles Tendon Part 2

 
Can you hear the sound of Palette getting so excited for the treats and you can see her wet nose?

 You can also see that these treats are not chomp,chomp, gone type of treats but it is making Palette work on the treat to eat.

Palette and Achilles tendon treats Feb 5 2016 1

Palette chewing tendon with legs to the side…

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Mar 28, 2016 | 0 | Yassy's Gourmet Dog Kitchen

All natural dog treats and chews; 20% off sitewide spring sale

From March 25th through 28th, you can save 20% on your entire order with coupon code SAVE20

Deal; 20% off your entire order  with coupon code *SAVE20* .

The deal will end on Narcg 28th 11:59pm Est

The coupon code box will appear on the payment page after typing in the shipping information

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

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

*** March 2016 SnackSaturday treats***

Beef steak snaps

Order over $35* (merchandise subtotal after all the discount applied must be over $35) on Saturdays,and you will receive: one count of free   4 oz Beef steak snaps

*** Bulk treats of the Month ~ March ~ ***

** Grass-Fed Moo!Odor Free bully stick 11″-12″ variety set -Free shipping $164.44

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

** Grass-fed Moo!Angus beef bully skin twists 1 oz , (2 or 3 twists – pack, to make one package weight to 1 oz), 9 packages- Ships Free $22.64

** Aunt Jeni Joint Health variety set; 1 bag Dehydrated chicken feet 10 oz , 1 bag Dehydrated duck feet 10 oz, 1 bottle Aunt Jeni’s Arthritis/Joint Aid for pets 120 chewable tablet $46.16

** Aunt Jeni Variety Treat set A; 1 bag Dehydrated chicken breast 8 oz , 1 bag Dehydrated duck feet 10 oz, 1 bag Dehydrated Beef lung 5 oz, 1 bag Dehydrated fish treat (sardine treat) 8 oz, bulk deal made in USA. $40.93

** Aunt Jeni Variety Treat set B; 1 bag Dehydrated chicken breast 8 oz , 1 bag Dehydrated chicken feet 10 oz, 1 bag Dehydrated Beef lung 5 oz, 1 bag Dehydrated fish treat (sardine treat) 8 oz, bulk deal made in USA. $40.93

** Aunt Jeni Variety Treat set C; 1 bag Dehydrated chicken breast 8 oz , 1 bag Dehydrated chicken feet 10 oz, 1 bag Dehydrated Beef lung 5 oz, 1 bag Dehydrated fish treat (sardine treat) 8 oz, bulk deal made in USA. $54.63

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

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. To visit the Dog toy page,please click here.

** You can get Free shipping with order over $100 (No coupon code required.If you use promotional coupon code such as 10% off coupon code, the subtotal after coupon was applied must be over $100.Shipping fee, sales tax also excluded.)

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

*** Shipping schedule ***

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

We will customize your shipping method to your preference

** If you order on Saturdays over $35* (Merchandise subtotal after all discount applied must be over $35.Shipping fee, sales tax excluded) , you can get one count of free GDK treats. For more information on Snack Saturday offer,please click here .

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

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

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

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

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

Sign up form can be found here

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

http://yassysgdk.com/main.sc

Mar 25, 2016 | 0 | Yassy's Gourmet Dog Kitchen

Yassy’s note; Liam in NICU; day 22- day 26

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

The entry was about his poor feeding, growth day 8 through day14, and breast pump and insurance company.

Then in the previous entry titled “Yassy’s Note;Liam in NICU; day 20- day 21“, I, as primary care person for LIam, I had to take graduation test with Liam at NICU.

On the graduation test day I was to be tested for ability of care Liam (how handle things on my own) plus for Liam, it was test for him to show them he can drink the amount of milk he needs to drink at each feeding time with me.I was there from morning to the evening.

Liam took almost 60ml (formula) at the very first feeding in the morning (must have been hungry).

Then, second,third, and fourth ones were with my breast milk and nurse pour 52ml in the bottle and he took them all.

Especially the last feeding schedule time, he hold my hands over mine and when I tried to pull the bottle out since he emptied out, he did not let me do so:-)

It was a good sign. Ultimately, he passed (well, we passed our test) his test for the feeding challenge.

Therefore, he was pre authorized for discharge next day!

We both were excited for it!

One more challenge he has to clear next day was car seat challenge;he needs to be monitored his heart beat for 1.5 hr in the car seat to make sure he is good with the car seat and car seat posture.

As you can imagine, we both were very very excited for the result.

Car seat Challenge at NICU and Liam passed the test..

22nd day in NICU, Liam took the graduation test Part II;the car seat challenge, and he passed it!

He is finally home… The day was the day we both were waiting for so long. Palette was interested in him and sniffed his crib a lot:-)

Liam is home Aug 5 2014 2 blog

Liam 22 day old, he is finally home….

When he got discharged afternoon, he had his very first milk time at home.It was all breast milk bottle, and he drank up 50 ml in 10-15 minutes:-)

I could not believe that he was the baby struggling with feeding issue for so long.

He cried loud after the feeding, letting us know that he needed diaper change.

He was happy with his WubbaNub doggie pacifier we got for him after the milk time.

In fact, we really liked this pacifier because it got stuffed animal big enough for him to hold onto and if you stuck the animal inside the swaddle,it kept the pacifier from falling out from his itty bitty mouth.

Also, it seemed like good one for hand and eye coordination.

We liked it so much that we got dog one, monkey one, polar bear one and we kept one in our diaper bag so we do not forget it for hospital visit. It calmed him down/comfort him.

Another thing we liked was swaddle me Swaddle Square Go Bananas Muslin Blanket from summer infant.

The material was very soft and size is big enough for us to nicely swaddle Liam. And we liked the cute design.

When he was not wrapped anymore, we used it in place of blanket or with real blanket to cover his feet while he is in her car seat/stroller. It worked out good.

With him, it felt like time passes by so fast!

Liam 22 day old is home from NICU Aug 5 2014 with his doggie pacifier 2

Liam enjoys his doggie WubbaNub pacifier..

He was on every 3 hour feeding schedule, and I was on every 2 hour pumping schedule over the 24 hour. Then, I could get like is 90 min to naps here and there if Liam was sleeping.

It was hard for me to be real energetic, feeling fresh in the morning.It was more like zombie from lack of sleep. Waking up every 2-3 hours throughout the night was so hard.

It was the real first day for me  and of course my husband for the parenting adventure.

We have survived day 1 as a parent to Liam. When I fed him and pump the milk and went to bed, Liam tended to make sound, and it woke me up to see what he was doing…

From the time to get into bed to the next wake up time was about 60-90 minutes window. That made me try to nap when Liam was napping during the day to catch up my sleep.

At that time, my mother in law was still in MI enjoying yearly family travel so, me and my husband had to through this parenting adventure all by ourselves wondering if we were doing ok.

Even though we learned the basic at NICU, we were the new parents and it still made me nervous doing things all by myself/ourselves. I remember I kept thinking if I were doing all right as a parent.

Liam goes to his first pediatrician office appointment..

Next day, was his first pediatrician appointment, and he had to be semi naked (only diaper) for physical check up etc.. he gained 0.5 oz from yesterday and he was 6 lb 0.5 oz.

He was born at 5lb 6 oz so he was growing a little bit.

After that, we went to baby store to pick up more stuff for him. Now our kitchen cart was full of baby bottles/pump parts gallery,lol.

He had lots of pending burp in the tummy this afternoon, and he has spit up milk (formulas) for the first time .. We tried burping him in the middle and after the feeding but sometimes,we did not get his burp out.He was fine though.

The spit up was not a big amount like projectile but it was scary moment thinking what happened.

Since being a new parents without both side of our parents around to guide us through/to ask things on the spotr, every little thing got me worried.

NICU nurse told us if it were projectile spit out we need to go to hospital, but it was not that big amount and we told ourselves it would be ok.

Next time Liam cried loud asking for my breast milk, he drank it up fast.He looked like saying “breast milk is tastier than formula”. It was clear he liked my breast milk better and also it seemed like easy on his tummy as well.

The same day, we got him Chicco’s Natural Fit Newborn flow nipple (slow drop).

Baby bottle Chicco

Chicco’s Natural Fit baby bottle and Newborn flow nipple

Me and my husband really liked it because it was easy to see the milk inside the bottle and see how he is doing.Also, since nipple is angled, it seemed like making less dribbles on his chin.

With this nipple, we cannot do the trick I learned from NICU nurse when we want to nudge him to drink more and not sleeping;rotating the bottle to let him keep going if he needed to be nudged a bit.

However, we really loved the bottles and this would be something I would recommend if any of my friends were expecting.

On the 25th day, I could burp him at least once,twice per feeding time and, there was no vomiting like we experienced on 22nd day.

On the 26th day, sometimes, he did not burp but sometimes he did. He was such an eager drinker especially the breast milk and after the last burp time, he was out like light.

I noticed that Palette decided to sleep in the other room at night;probably light on and off bothers her.  I have seen her she was napping with her daddy to catch up the sleep.

We all needed time to get adjusted to the life it is now with Liam.

I really needed sleep time and I could not function as good as I would have been with good sleep.Therefore, I decided to synched my pumping time with Liam’s feeding time so I could get more sleep in between the feeding time.

I felt like 24 hours for me was not enough time to do what needs to be done.

Stay tuned for more Liam’s story.

Mar 22, 2016 | 0 | parenting

12% off sale on Duck treats, Chicken treats

From March 18th through 24th, you can save 12%  on Duck treats, and Chicken treats

*** March 2016 SnackSaturday treats***

Beef steak snaps

Order over $35* (merchandise subtotal after all the discount applied must be over $35) on Saturdays,and you will receive: one count of free   4 oz Beef steak snaps

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All the sale items are listed under the sale items category here

** 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.

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.

** Dehydrated chicken feet 10 oz

Dehydrated chicken feet 10 oz,made in USA.

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

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

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

Due to natural products, each feet size can vary.

th dehydrated chicken feet

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

** Dehydrated Chicken breast 8 oz

Dehydrated Chicken breast 8 oz made in USA.

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

th Dehydrated Chicken breast 8 oz

*** Bulk treats of the Month ~ March ~ ***

** Grass-Fed Moo!Odor Free bully stick 11″-12″ variety set -Free shipping $152.83

** Odor free bully sticks 6″ variety set Mini Ships Free $26.78

** Grass-fed Moo!Angus beef bully skin twists 1 oz , (2 or 3 twists – pack, to make one package weight to 1 oz), 9 packages- Ships Free $22.64

** Aunt Jeni Joint Health variety set; 1 bag Dehydrated chicken feet 10 oz , 1 bag Dehydrated duck feet 10 oz, 1 bottle Aunt Jeni’s Arthritis/Joint Aid for pets 120 chewable tablet $46.16

** Aunt Jeni Variety Treat set A; 1 bag Dehydrated chicken breast 8 oz , 1 bag Dehydrated duck feet 10 oz, 1 bag Dehydrated Beef lung 5 oz, 1 bag Dehydrated fish treat (sardine treat) 8 oz, bulk deal made in USA. $40.93

** Aunt Jeni Variety Treat set B; 1 bag Dehydrated chicken breast 8 oz , 1 bag Dehydrated chicken feet 10 oz, 1 bag Dehydrated Beef lung 5 oz, 1 bag Dehydrated fish treat (sardine treat) 8 oz, bulk deal made in USA. $40.93

** Aunt Jeni Variety Treat set C; 1 bag Dehydrated chicken breast 8 oz , 1 bag Dehydrated chicken feet 10 oz, 1 bag Dehydrated Beef lung 5 oz, 1 bag Dehydrated fish treat (sardine treat) 8 oz, bulk deal made in USA. $54.63

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

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. To visit the Dog toy page,please click here.

** 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 as Facebook Page fan, the subtotal after coupon was applied must be over $100.Shipping fee, sales tax also excluded.)

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

*** Shipping schedule ***

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

We will customize your shipping method to your preference

** If you order on Saturdays over $35* (Merchandise subtotal after all discount applied must be over $35.Shipping fee, sales tax excluded) , you can get one count of free GDK treats. For more information on Snack Saturday offer,please click here .

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

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

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

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

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

http://yassysgdk.com/main.sc

Mar 18, 2016 | 0 | Yassy's Gourmet Dog Kitchen

Sign up for Yassy’s Gourmet Dog Kitchen Newsletter

Recently, we have rolled out the Yassy’s Gourmet Dog Kitchen Newsletter and if you are interested in subscribing to it, please fill out the form below

After signing up for the newsletter, you will receive 12% off coupon code you can use for your next order in the Welcome e-mail.

What to expect;

We send out emails 1-3 times per week. You can manage the mailing frequency.. You can select once per month, once per week, twice a month, or every email we send.

You would find newsletter subscriber exclusive special, new treats information, taste testing video/blog entry link, homemade dog treats ideas,dog related articles and more.

The newsletter would focusing on all things dogs.

We never share or sell your email and you may unsubscribe at anytime by clicking the “unsubscribe” link that’s located at the bottom of every email we send.

If you have any topics or things/specials you would like to see in our newsletter,please let us know.

Mar 14, 2016 | 0 | Yassy's Gourmet Dog Kitchen

Save more on selected beef treats

From March  11th through 17th, you can save more on selected beef treats

*** March 2016 SnackSaturday treats***

Beef steak snaps

Order over $35* (merchandise subtotal after all the discount applied must be over $35) on Saturdays,and you will receive: one count of free   4 oz Beef steak snaps

**Grass-fed Moo! Odor Free Twisted Bully’s 11″-12″ (3-Pack)

11″-12″ Grass-fed Moo! Odor-Free Twisted Bully’s , 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.

Grass-fed Moo Odor Free Angus Beef Junior Twisted Bullys 11-12 inch

Grass-fed Moo! Odor-Free Twisted Bully’s 11″-12″…

Normally,it is $10.72,with sales price,it will be $6.79

** Grass-fed Moo! Angus beef Scapulas (beef Cartilage) 3 oz

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

**Due to natural treats,thickness,width,length of the scapulas can vary. **

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Normally,it is $5.10,with sales price,it will be $3.40

You can watch Palette’s Taste testing video and you can also read more on this treats at our past blog entry titled “Palette’s note: Grass-fed Moo! Angus Beef Scapula (Beef cartilage) 3 oz” here

Her is Part 1 Beef Scapula taste testing video Part 1

** Grass-fed Moo! Angus beef Tripe Twists 5″ (3-pack)

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

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

Grass-fed Moo! Angus Beef Tripe Twists 5 inch

Normally,it is $3.56,with sales price,it will be $2.16

*** Bulk treats of the Month ~ March ~ ***

** Grass-fed Moo! Odor free Twisted Bully Junior 5″-6″ (3-pack), 7 packages –Ships Free $24.77

** Grass-fed Moo!Angus beef bully skin twists 1 oz , (2 or 3 twists – pack, to make one package weight to 1 oz), 9 packages- Ships Free $22.64

** Aunt Jeni Joint Health variety set; 1 bag Dehydrated chicken feet 10 oz , 1 bag Dehydrated duck feet 10 oz, 1 bottle Aunt Jeni’s Arthritis/Joint Aid for pets 120 chewable tablet $46.16

** Aunt Jeni Variety Treat set A; 1 bag Dehydrated chicken breast 8 oz , 1 bag Dehydrated duck feet 10 oz, 1 bag Dehydrated Beef lung 5 oz, 1 bag Dehydrated fish treat (sardine treat) 8 oz, bulk deal made in USA. $40.93

** Aunt Jeni Variety Treat set B; 1 bag Dehydrated chicken breast 8 oz , 1 bag Dehydrated chicken feet 10 oz, 1 bag Dehydrated Beef lung 5 oz, 1 bag Dehydrated fish treat (sardine treat) 8 oz, bulk deal made in USA. $40.93

** Aunt Jeni Variety Treat set C; 1 bag Dehydrated chicken breast 8 oz , 1 bag Dehydrated chicken feet 10 oz, 1 bag Dehydrated Beef lung 5 oz, 1 bag Dehydrated fish treat (sardine treat) 8 oz, bulk deal made in USA. $54.63

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

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

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

*** Shipping schedule ***

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

We will customize your shipping method to your preference

** If you order on Saturdays over $35* (Merchandise subtotal after all discount applied must be over $35.Shipping fee, sales tax excluded) , you can get one count of free GDK treats. For more information on Snack Saturday offer,please click here .

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

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

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

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

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

http://yassysgdk.com/main.sc

Mar 11, 2016 | 0 | Yassy's Gourmet Dog Kitchen

Paws up? Paw down? Glycerin in dog treats

The other day, I came across other pet store’s advertising page for Chicken Jerky and Duck Jerky where I found interesting things.

They wrote they were made with antibiotic-free, hormone-free duck or chicken and no fillers, chemicals, or preservatives and it even said that natural dental dog treat beneficial to canine dental health.

That sounds nice,isn’t it?

Chicken one had similar line except that they have added that these treats were not from China.

Both of them were imported from EU.Ingredients were chicken and Glycerin for chicken Jerky. Duck and glycerine for duck Jerky. It was 2 ingredients Jerky.

One thing that I found these treats interesting is because these Jerky treats is not single ingredient Jerky.

I have been making Surf Turf Jerky and Wild West Cowboy Jerky for Yassy’s Gourmet Dog Kitchen customers for long time and I know that you can make Jerky with one quality meat as ingredient and nothing needed.

I make them to order so each batch is fresh; they are shipped within 24 hours since meat being started dehydrated in the dehydrator. Then, we do not add in anything to them.

I do not think Jerky really need anything else.

I do carry dehydrated dog treats from other maker, but theirs are all single ingredient and nothing added to them either.

That got me wonder why the Jerky the other store carry need Glycerin…

The two ingredients Jerky is not as bad as 36 ingredient Jerky I have seen in the past but still… What do they need other ingredients for?

This lead me to trying to find out about Glycerin; what glycerin is, what it needs for, and most importantly would that be good/safe for dogs?

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What is Glycerin anyway?

According to petnet website, Glycerin is a sweetener and binder (humectant) that is chemically altered manufactured compounds.

“Vegetable Glycerin,” as described on pet treat ingredient lists, is most often a by-product of soap making, detergents making, from vegetable oils.

In other words, glycerin is not something you can easily find in the food naturally.

The article also says it has traditionally been used in pet food as a binder for canned dog foods, preservatives to prevent the mold in treats, to make the treats chewy texture dogs would probably enjoy  and lastly, it is added to act as sweetening agent

The article says that glycerin delivered from animal or plant source are generally safe for dogs.

However, Glycerin that is derived from biofuel  ( diesel fuel) processing leads to significant amounts of residual methanol (wood alcohol) and sodium that remain in the Glycerin.These are made from corn.

Therefore, if the glycerin was not sourced from animal or plant source, the treats should not be fed to the dogs. It would have been much better though if you avoid all the treats containing the Glycerin.

Dogs enjoy meat perfectly happy and we really do not need to add in sweetener to it to make it taste better.

Plus, even if you were to make your own Jerky, you do not need binder for that.

Jerky is usually good training treats and training treats should be “easy to break”, “no treats that needs crunch crunch or chew chew swallow”. So, Jerky does not need to be “chewy texture” for the dog training.

If your dog likes chewy texture and if you feed your dog raw diet, green tripe unground one or raw trachea or raw pig ear would give your dog chewy texture. No need to have Glycerin help to make the consistency.

If you are going to make your own Jerky for your dog as snack instead of dog training treats,I think you could achieve the chewy texture by  not grinding the meat and cut along the grain plus how long you would dehydrate , how thick you would cut. Those would effect the  texture ; chewy or crispier texture. No glycerin needed.

So, what is the point to have Glycerin in the treats?

I think, for maker of the treats, the easiest route to make a cost effective moist treat was to add vegetable glycerin

For sellers, I think  that it would work for them to keep the shelf stable treats in stock.

Otherwise, it is not something that would nutritionally help your dog and no point for your dogs to have it.

Therefore, my humble personal opinion is to avoid the treats with it. I would, for our k9 executive chef “Palette” and I would not offer those to our customers either just because we believe simple ingredient treats are the best.

When you have perfectly great true natural dog treats right in front of you;single ingredient meat treat, and when you add chemically altered by products  of soap/detergent making “vegetable glycerin” to it, how could you call the treats “All natural treats”?

We would rather carry single ingredient Jerky treats.Our surf Turf Jerky is 2 ingredients but it is because I wanted to make surf turf version of Jerky and I needed to use wild caught salmon and grass-fed buffalo meat. No fillers ,no preservative, no glycerin, no nothing needed to be added to create the delicious pawfect Jerky treats for your dogs.

Glycerin sourced from shrub “Jatropha”..

On the talk of Glycerin, I found that FDA was notifying the industries regarding plant called “Jatropha plant”-  shrub.

Why? It was because these  high oil content,  low cost shrub has recently became popular source for making biodiesel.

The notice says that Jatropha plants may contain toxic compounds, including phorbol esters.These compounds exhibit potential toxicity, both acute and chronic, to exposed humans and animals.

Read more on Glycerine and Jatropha plants from FDA notification letter here.

The above 2 treats pages mentioned that the Glycerine in ingredients are vegetable glycerin so those would probably be safe for the dogs.

However, when you know you can feed the one without them, why would you rather pick the 2 ingredients sweet , chewy Jerky treats that claims that these are beneficial for canine dental health…

I personally do not understand why sweet tasting and chewy texture treats are good for the dental health, but the seller might not know what Glycerin does in the treats.

More on Glycerine from Wise geek website here

Lastly, when you look for treats, many would already know what to look for from origin of the treats, ingredients of the treats but did you know that sometimes, to make one products, company could get ingredient from different parts of the world such as vitamin mix ‘s individual components ares from Western Europe, or parsley is from Egypt and so on.

Thus, yes, the treats above are EU origin but what about glycerin?

That would be my personal last question for the treats.

Look around and read your dog treats ingredients list. I am surprised to find so many contains Glycerin in the dog treats.

Product A Chicken Jerky contains; Chicken Breast, Glycerin, Salt, Cane Molasses, Citric Acid (used as a preservative), Natural Mixed Tocopherols (used as a preservative), Rosemary Extract

Product B Chicken Jerky; Chicken breast, Glycerin

How is your dog’s treats?

One thing that big company cannot do is to offer freshest truly filler free dog treats like we make for our customers batch to batch.

We do not do mass production and every batch is made fresh and each batch we make has love and passion in it.

We cannot offer large amount of Jerky treats to many customers all at once but, I enjoy making small number of furry customers happy one by one with REAL things.

I love making customers’ dogs happy and put a big doggie smile on them with our healthy all natural dog treats and chews:-)

Mar 08, 2016 | 0 | Yassy's Gourmet Dog Kitchen

Save more on selected Fish treats and Elk liver biscuits

From March 4th through 10th, you can save more on selected Fish treats and Elk liver biscuits

*** March 2016 SnackSaturday treats***

Beef steak snaps

Order over $35* (merchandise subtotal after all the discount applied must be over $35) on Saturdays,and you will receive: one count of free   4 oz Beef steak snaps

** Elk Liver Andes Biscuits

Elk liver biscuits made with organic quinoa flour. This 4oz package contains approx 15-20 biscuits.

Elk Liver Andes Biscuits

Elk Liver Andes Biscuits..

Normally,it is $6.96,with sales price,it will be $6.16

Elk liver Andes biscuits will be made to order within 24 hours before shipping time,and we offer freshest Biscuits on the market.

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

Elk liver Andes biscuits is lab tested,and registered with department of agriculture.

** Dehydrated Fish (Sardine) Treats 8 oz

Dehydrated Fish treats 8 oz,made in USA.

The dehydrated fish treats is dehydrated wild caught sardine. These are great source of Omega 3 fatty acids for your dog.

Dehydrated Fish treats Aunt Jeni

Normally,it is $11.59,with sales price,it will be $10.82

You can watch how much our k9 executive chef enjoyed the sardine treats via video and you can also read on this fish treats at Palette’s note series at Palette’s note; Dehydrated Fish sardine treats here.

** Dried Herring strips 0.88 oz

100% dried pacific herring strips made in Canada.

Herring is great natural source of Omega3 and, Omega3 is great for skin and coat. This treat is very healthy, nutrient packed treats without fillers.

Dried Herring strips blog

Dried Herring strips..

Normally,it is $3.04,with sales price,it will be $2.12

*** Bulk treats of the Month ~ March ~ ***

** Grass-fed Moo! Odor free Twisted Bully Junior 5″-6″ (3-pack), 7 packages –Ships Free $24.77

** Grass-fed Moo!Angus beef bully skin twists 1 oz , (2 or 3 twists – pack, to make one package weight to 1 oz), 9 packages- Ships Free $22.64

** Aunt Jeni Joint Health variety set; 1 bag Dehydrated chicken feet 10 oz , 1 bag Dehydrated duck feet 10 oz, 1 bottle Aunt Jeni’s Arthritis/Joint Aid for pets 120 chewable tablet $46.16

** Aunt Jeni Variety Treat set A; 1 bag Dehydrated chicken breast 8 oz , 1 bag Dehydrated duck feet 10 oz, 1 bag Dehydrated Beef lung 5 oz, 1 bag Dehydrated fish treat (sardine treat) 8 oz, bulk deal made in USA. $40.93

** Aunt Jeni Variety Treat set B; 1 bag Dehydrated chicken breast 8 oz , 1 bag Dehydrated chicken feet 10 oz, 1 bag Dehydrated Beef lung 5 oz, 1 bag Dehydrated fish treat (sardine treat) 8 oz, bulk deal made in USA. $40.93

** Aunt Jeni Variety Treat set C; 1 bag Dehydrated chicken breast 8 oz , 1 bag Dehydrated chicken feet 10 oz, 1 bag Dehydrated Beef lung 5 oz, 1 bag Dehydrated fish treat (sardine treat) 8 oz, bulk deal made in USA. $54.63

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

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

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

*** Shipping schedule ***

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

We will customize your shipping method to your preference

** If you order on Saturdays over $35* (Merchandise subtotal after all discount applied must be over $35.Shipping fee, sales tax excluded) , you can get one count of free GDK treats. For more information on Snack Saturday offer,please click here .

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

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

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

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

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

http://yassysgdk.com/main.sc

Mar 04, 2016 | 0 | Yassy's Gourmet Dog Kitchen