Archives for December, 2016

All natural dog treats and chews; Free shipping week

From December 23rd through January 8th, you can get super saving of the year..

*** Shipping schedule ***

We will be closing for the shipping from December 25th through January 8th for inventory count.

You can still place an order but orders that did not make it for the last shipping date;December 24th will be shipped on January 9th Monday and after.

We are sorry for the inconvenience.

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Deal; free shipping with order over $50*. No coupon code needed.

However, merchandise subtotal after all the discount applied must be over $50. Shipping fee, sales tax excluded.

If your order was over $170, you can get free shipping plus additional $20 off with coupon code  * MERRY20*

During the closed shipping days, we will have random flash sales now and then on specific items while keeping the deals above.

We will announce the flash sales detail on our store website and our Facebook page.Please stay tuned for more saving.

January 1st only: Free shipping with order over $30*  with coupon code HAPPY2017 (merchandise subtotal after all the discount applied must be over $30. Shipping fee, sales tax excluded.)

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

Dogs love to enjoy variety of treats.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Here are some example menu.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

*** Shipping schedule ***

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

*** Flat rate shipping rate***

You will see the flat rate shipping charge during the checkout

Charge is fixed flat fee.

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

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

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

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

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

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

**** Holiday shipping close time ****

We will be closing the shipping from Dec 25th through January 8th for inventory counting.

During the time, you can place an order, but your order would not be shipped until we finish the inventory counting,which we have scheduled to be 8th and first shipping after the holiday closure is going to be Jan 9th.

If we finish counting faster, we will open up the shipping early but, that is how we are scheduling right now.

Please arrange/adjust your ordering accordingly.

Thank you! Have a nice holidays!

** 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

Dec 23, 2016 | 0 | Yassy's Gourmet Dog Kitchen

Japanese shrines

Japan has many shrines and temples throughout the country. It is said that there are more than 80.000 shrines and temples in Japan.

For example, western part of main island called “Kyoto” prefecture alone got more than 2,000 shrines and temples.

If you are into history, especially Japanese history, kyoto is the very good place to visit.

What is shrine?

Shrines are buildings dedicated to the dieties of Shinto,the unique religion of Japan.

Many people visits shrines on New Year’s Day (very very very crowded), and some visit shrine for the birth of their child, some visits shrine for shichi go san cerebration.

Shich go san is the cerebration usually fall during the month of November to cerebrate 7 year old girls, 3 years old boys and girls, 5 years old boys for healthy growth.

Kids usually dress up in kimono,visit shrine.

What do you see in shrine?

In shrine building, you find the following items

** Torii; placed at the entrance to indicate a sacred zone. They come in various colors and they are made of various materials. Most torii, are made of wood, and many are painted orange and black.

** Koma inu; It is a pair of lion like animals named “Un”, and ” A” (talisman),and they are often found on each side of a shrine’s entrance.

The statue “Un” always mouth closed and “A” always mouth open and facing each other.

** Chozuya; for purifying hands and mouths

** Kagura den; it is where sacred dance and music are performed

** Saisen bako; Offertory box.Visitor throw usually 10 yen coin (10 cents worth coin ) into the box as a way to expressing their gratitude for the wish came true or to make a wish.

** Haiden; Buildings for worshiping deities

** Ema; a votive offering board with a horse drawing,dedicated to the deities. Shrine visitors write their wishes on these wooden plates and then leave them at the shrine in the hope that their wishes come true. Most people wish for good health, success in business, passing entrance exams, love or wealth.

** Omikuji; An oracle drawn to determine one’s fortune.When a person chose a stick, he/she is given a paper on which, you can find the fortune is written.

By tying the piece of paper around a tree’s branch, good fortune will come true or bad fortune can be averted.

** Omamori; amulet. A paper charm of a god used for protection or making a wish

** Hamaya; Arrows given by shrines to visitors on New Year’s day,wishing them a good luck

Who do you see at the shrine?

At the shrine, you see Kan nushi; the chief shinto priest who perform the rituals at shrine, and Miko; Unmarried woman in the service of deities

Kan nushi would wear hat called Eboshi; brimless headgear. He would also be holdinf shaku,which is Oblong wooden mace. Then he would be wearing a pair of shoes called asagutsu; black wooden clogs.

For Miko, she would be wearing while robe and Hibakama; Red hakama

Hakama is kind of like a skirt but it is sewn like a pants.Hakama are tied at the waist and fall approximately to the ankles

Type of shrines..

There are various types of shrines in Japan.

Japan guide website got good explanation on each categories.

  • Imperial Shrines
    These are the shrines which were directly funded and administered by the government during the era of State shinto.    They include many of Shinto’s most important shrines such as the Ise Shrines, Izumo Shrine and Atsuta Shrine, and a number of shrines newly built during the Meiji Period, such as Tokyo’s Meiji Shrine and Kyoto’s Heian Shrine.  Imperial shrines can be recognized by the imperial family’s chrysanthemum crest and by the fact that they are often called “jingu” rather than “jinja”.
  • Inari Shrines
    Inari Shrines are dedicated to Inari, the kami of rice. They can be recognized by fox statues, as the fox is considered the messenger of Inari. There are thousands of Inari Shrines across Japan, among which Kyoto’s Fushimi Inari Shrine is most famous.
  • Hachiman Shrines
    Hachiman Shrines are dedicated to Hachiman, the kami of war, which used to be particularly popular among the leading military clans of the past. Of Japan’s thousands of Hachiman Shrines, the most famous is probably Kamakura’s Tsurugaoka Hachimangu.
  • Tenjin Shrines
    Tenjin Shrines are dedicated to the kami of Sugawara Michizane, a Heian Period scholar and politician. They are particularly popular among students preparing for entrance exams. Tenjin Shrines can be recognized by ox statues and plum trees, Michizane’s favorite trees. The first and most famous Tenjin Shrine is Dazaifu Tenmangu near Fukuoka.
  • Sengen Shrines
    Sengen Shrines are dedicated to Princess Konohanasakuya, the Shinto deity of Mount Fuji. More than one thousand Sengen Shrines exist across Japan, with the head shrines standing at the foot and the summit of Mount Fuji itself.
  • Shrines dedicated to the founders of powerful clans
    Some powerful clans in Japanese history established and dedicated shrines to the their clans’ founders. The most famous example are the several dozens of Toshogu Shrines dedicated to Tokugawa Ieyasu, including the famous Toshogu Shrine at Nikko. Another example is Kanazawa’s Oyama Shrine which is dedicated to Maeda Toshiie, the founder of the powerful, local Maeda clan.
  • Local Shrines
    Many shrines are dedicated to local kami without association to other shrines.

 If you plan to visit shrine, you may want to read about etiquette at the shrine.

Japan travel website got a good page explaining what to do at the shrine in Japan.It might help you learn more about our shrine.

Dec 21, 2016 | 1 | Japan

12% off your entire order:All natural dog treats and chews

Yassy’s Gourmet Dog Kitchen specializes in all natural dog treats made with simple ingredients.

Most of the treats we carry are single ingredient treats and, all was taste tested by our k9 executive chef “Palette” the Corgi.

From December 17th through 22nd, you can save 12% on your entire order.

Enter 12% coupon code; SAVE12P

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

After typing in the coupon code in the coupon code box, please make sure to click on the link that says “Apply code”.

Otherwise, code would not be properly inserted.

** You cannot combine the codes.

** This special will end at 11:59pm Est December 22nd,2016.

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

Dogs love to enjoy variety of treats.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Here are some example menu.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

*** Shipping schedule ***

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

*** Flat rate shipping rate***

You will see the flat rate shipping charge during the checkout

Charge is fixed flat fee.

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

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

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

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

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

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

**** Holiday shipping close time ****

We will be closing the shipping from Dec 25th through January 8th for inventory counting.

During the time, you can place an order, but your order would not be shipped until we finish the inventory counting,which we have scheduled to be 8th and first shipping after the holiday closure is going to be Jan 9th.

If we finish counting faster, we will open up the shipping early but, that is how we are scheduling right now.

Please arrange/adjust your ordering accordingly.

Thank you! Have a nice holidays!

** 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

Dec 17, 2016 | 0 | Yassy's Gourmet Dog Kitchen

Yassy’s note: Liam’s first year ; Day 52- Day 54

In the previous entry titled “Yassy’s note: Liam in NICU;day 8- day 14“, I wrote Liam came to our family about 3 weeks early (36 weeks and 2 days) and he has spent next 3 weeks in NICU.

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

Already 1 month plus have passed, almost 2 month since the day he got discharged from the hospital.

Day 52..

I had a sleepless night because of the pain in my breast.

With the family’s suggestion (they thought it might be clogged milk duct) , I tried warm compress and Epsom salt water solution before pumping the milk and it got better, but I spent so much time dealing with this on the day 52.

It was swollen,tender to touch and hard lump and, I thought of engorged breast because it felt like it, although I did not have long stretch between the pumping until I felt the pain early that morning.

Because of that,I was simply thinking, more pumping and I will get better at first but no.I did not get as much milk out from the breast as I normally would have, and the side I had pain with was almost twice the size of the other side and it was very painful.

I thought it funny that the side that I had problem was the side Liam spent longer time to feed on the other day when I tried to feed him directly.

I did not know if it was the case of not drained milk enough by pump after his feeding time.

I was miserable. Simply sitting still made me feel painful and I had to be careful of Liam’s flapping hands because if it touched my breast,it  also made me feel hurt…

Day 53 was Liam’s surgery day. I remember I worried but hoped  everything goes well with him.

I knew he was in the good hands but,whenever he goes under the knife, it made me nervous..

<Plugged milk duct and its natural treatment>

I ended up getting clogged duct here and there throughout the breastfeeding journey.

One this that helped me was warm compress ( I used compress that works hot or cold and inner material was with clay. I microwaved a bit and then, put it over my breast for 10-15 minutes).

Another thing that helped me was Epsom salt water solution; 2 tsp Epsom salt in 1 cup warm water.

Epsom-salt soaking before breastfeeding helped to open the milk duct opening and also aids in healing.

What I did was to put the epsom salt in the bowl and then, add small amount of really hot water to dissolve.

Then add warm water to cool it down.

I wet the washcloth in the solution and loosely squeeze out the solution and lean back a bit and put the cloth over my breast for 15 minutes or so.

I did it before nursing, before pumping

This epsom salt solution really worked good for my issue.

Since the day I have experienced plugged milk ducts, I pumped religiously and more frequent,and started massaging inward as mayo clinic book suggests right after expressing milk first before pumping.

As a result, the hard lump area went away.

Day 53

Day 53 was Liam’s surgery date.

At the hospital, nurse first weighed him and with his clothe on, diaper on, he weighed a little over 8 lb and he was 53 cm (21″).

He was growing good.

Liam’s hernia surgery went smoothly and success, taking about 1-2 hours long.

No hernia in that area anymore. He was at the hospital overnight just to make sure everything was good. And then, we got discharged from the hospital around noon next day.

Doctor said that the hernia was rather bigger than he previously thought so it was good that we did surgery sooner.

Now the tube is closed and I think we do not have to worry about hernia popping out in that lower abdomen area anymore.

Previously, he was planning to explore the other side of groin area to make sure that the other side of tube is closed as it should but since he already did challenging part on the hernia side, he decided not to do more stuff on him,which I think it was a good idea.

All in all, I think he made such a quick recovery (came out from anesthesia rather faster) and after the surgery, he was already drinking the same amount of yummy milk to pre-surgery time although he had a few occasions where he cried loud for pain when anesthesia worn out.

He was doing good and alert and responsive and doing his hand flapping things, kicking legs etc..

One thing that bothered me was that, after the surgery,he was at the recovery room and he was naked top. The nurse lead us to our room to stay but they did not give us any clothes for him to put on nor mention that we can let him wear clothes we brought.

He was top naked good amount of time under the towel but, at one point, I decided he would be able to wear the top or he might get cold.So, I let him wear the side snap top, thinking it would not rub against the incision and he will be comfortable..

That day, we also had one scary moment; the elevator we went in with a nurse to go to waiting room did not move although it did closed.

Nurse kept pushing all sorts of buttons and it finally went up but then,came down and stop,making weird noise..

I imagined if we got trapped inside the elevator but luckily, nurse banged the elevator door to talk to her fellow co-workers and they helped the elevator opened and we got out ok and went upstairs with the different elevator then. I hate to be trapped in narrow, closed space and I was terrified…

At the hospital, he was such a head turner. Many people came to look at him well and commented “cutie”, and nurse said ” want to bring him home with me”, and other young intern(?) walked passed by saying “Here comes a cute one!” with a smile.

The whole hospital was like his runaway, showing off his cutiness:)

Day 54..

At home,he was relaxing, sleeping on his own bed.

Since my parents were not at the hospital because they live 14 hours flight away (Japan), we did skype at night and reported how Liam’s surgery went.

Hearing all the good news on recovery, they looked happy.

He has not cleared all the hurdles that came into his path just yet, and this was his beginning.

Thinking back now, he had many issues and had many surgeries but he was a strong boy and bounced back fast.

He has not done all and he cannot leave all the medical stuff behind yet but I hope the day will come soon so he can be just being a kid and we parents are worry free when it comes to medical issues.

More Liam’s story continue.

Stay tuned.

 

Dec 14, 2016 | 0 | parenting

15% off on Selected Grass-fed Moo! products

From December 9th through 15th, you can save 15%  off on Grass-fed Moo! brands products

**Grass-fed Moo Odor Free bullystick Beyond Monster 12″ 10 Pieces

12″ Grass-fed Moo! Odor-Free 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 dog treats,thickness of each treats can vary.

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

** Grass-fed Moo! Angus Beef Achilles Tendon Bully Twists (2-pack) 

Grass-fed Moo! Angus Beef Achilles Tendon Bully Twists  made in Argentina.

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

One Package contains 2.

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

grass-fed-moo-angus-beef-achilles-tendon-bully-twists-6-inch-to-9-inch

and more.

You can find the eligible items under Sale item category.

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

Dogs love to enjoy variety of treats.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Here are some example menu.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

*** Shipping schedule ***

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

*** Flat rate shipping rate***

You will see the flat rate shipping charge during the checkout

Charge is fixed flat fee.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sign up form can be found here

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

http://yassysgdk.com/main.sc

Dec 09, 2016 | 0 | Yassy's Gourmet Dog Kitchen

Canine Osteoarthritis

Our dog “Palette” was born in 2005,which makes her 11 years old.

In human years, she is 57 years old.

If you would like to find out how old your dog is in human years, you can check out here.

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Dog ages much faster than human would.

Just like human, as your dog ages it is inevitable that you will see some signs of old ages such as  getting harder for them to jump into the car, taking more time to getting up, after getting up from laying down position you might see some stiffness in their joint (limping), or maybe, taking time to come down the stairs, and they might sleep longer than they were used to.

You could take these signs as the natural ageing process,but some of them might not be,and it might be an evidence of an underlying medical problem.

For example, one of the common thing among the old dogs is called “Canine Osteoarthritis”.

It is the joint problem that joint cartilage gets breakdown. Even though joint problem sounds like old dog issue but young ones could get one too.

I do not know if Palette  will get this issue but when she was puppy, at one point, she was limping. Doctors we saw thought she must have tore the ligament, looking at the X-ray and manipulating legs.

They also commented that if ligament was tore in young age, sometimes, those young dogs develops arthritis earlier than other dogs and that would be something to keep in mind.

However, when her leg actually gets cut open, ligament was perfectly fine. Then, they never actually could find out why she was limping.

One thing that fixed her issue was joint care tablet, that got NZ lipped green mussel along with glucosamine, chondroitin.

She was being able to run and she was not limping anymore after she was on it like 1 week long.

She is not limping still, but one thing that I be careful of when it comes to feeding is that, I make sure that I feed her things like trachea, poultry feet, cartilage etc for joint health.

Yes, she is not limping now but giving those treats with benefit would no hurt.

Joint issue for dog is actually close to my heart kind of topic because of our own dog went through limping phase and had joint issue as a puppy.

In this entry, I would like to share the information about canine osteoarthritis.

What is Canine Osteoarthritis?

According to Canine journal article website, Canine Osteoarthritis is also known as degenerative joint disease (DJD), and it is defined as the progressive and permanent long-term deterioration of the cartilage surrounding the joints.

What is the difference between Arthritis vs Osteoarthritis?

Arthritis is, as you know, it is the inflammation of the joints;characterized by the degeneration of cartilage, boney proliferation resulting in bone-on-bone contact within and/or around affected joints, and synovial membrane changes.

Osteoarthritis is the term referring to a form of chronic joint inflammation caused by deterioration of joint cartilage;it can be as mild as hearing the click of a knee or as severe as secondary to chronic hip or elbow dysplasia, or trauma, abnormal wear in joints or cartilage, obesity (since it would put stress on joints) .

Older dogs are at the highest risk.

There is no known cause for this at this moment,however.

How can you tell if your dog got Osteoarthritis?

To diagnose the issue, veterinarian may ask you historical symptoms, such as decreased activity or stiffness, as well as a physical examination which will reveal a decreased range of motion, stiff-legged gait, deformity of the joints, and swelling or pain in the joints to assess.

The most common sign might be slowing down of their animals.

Some dogs may not be able to coming downstairs or upstairs as smoothly as they could as once they could when they were young or they may have trouble when getting up from a lying position (sign of stiffness).

What can you do to help them ease the joint pain issue?

If your dog shows sign of osteoarthritis, you may want to consult with your vet for further diagnose and tell you if your dog got arthritis or osteoarthritis and then, they can give you the treatment options to help them feel better.

Treatment options..

Whether your dog got arthritis or osteoarthritis, most likely, your vet would want to prescribe the NSAID ( Non steroid anti inflammatory drugs such as remadyl ( To learn more about what NSAID is, how it works, what to avoid etc.., please refer to our past entry titled “ stem cell therapy for dogs “).

Along with it, they would most likely recommend you to give your dog joint care supplement (glucosamine/chondroitin, but personally, since these two glucosamine/chondroitin is most popular and basic combination, most joint care supplement would contain those. What I personally prefer for Palette if she had another bout of limping again is that to look for the supplement that also contains NZ green lipped mussel.

It did great on her in the past. That is why, while it is not the same brand that Palette was taking, I searched for vendor for joint care supplement and found one maker that offer one with NZ green lipped mussel so you can try on your dog and see how it does on them. YOu can find the joint supplement here.)

Because vet would most likely recommend glucosamine/chondroitin for dogs with joint issue, I would like to add that feeding things like trachea, cartilage, poultry paws, gullet (taffy/weasand) that are known as great natural source of glucosamine/chondroitin are great treats for your dogs.

Also, Omega 3 fatty acids are especially good thing to add to your dog’s diet too. Fish that are high in omega 3 fatty acids include, salmon,herring, mackerel, and sardine,

In addition to feed these omega 3 fatty acids rich fish in form of whole/fillet fish, you can add fish body oil to your dog’s diet to bump up the level of Omega 3 fatty acids.

This will help the joint issue as well.

That being said, if your dog got osteoarthritis, then, medication is not for cure but for management since Osteoarthritis is progressive disease.

If the disease was suspected to secondary to obesity, you can also manage the area by exercising your dog and feeding healthier diet as well.

Extra weight stressing the joint got off and the dog achieved the ideal weight, your vet might be able to guide you to give minimum dose of medication,which I think is a good thing.

Now is the good time to review your dog’s diet and exercise regime and help them get better..

For more information on osteoarthritis for dogs, you can read the full article at canine journal website here.

Another website that might be good reading is at dogsnsw website here.

Dec 05, 2016 | 1 | Dog Health

20% off on USA made, USA sourced Chicken treats

Through December 8th, you can save 20%  on USA sourced,USA made chicken treats..

** 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.

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 Palette’s taste testing blog entry is here.

** 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.

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

Dogs love to enjoy variety of treats.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Charge is fixed flat fee.

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

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

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

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

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

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Dec 02, 2016 | 0 | Yassy's Gourmet Dog Kitchen