• My dog Cami

    Feel the Love on Valentine’s Day with PetPlate

    A survey from Plano Pet Treats indicates that we like to bestow our pets with special treats on the most romantic day of the year. PetPlate.com is a perfect gift for pet parents who want to show their furry friends their affection on Valentine’s Day by feeding them a wholesome diet of fresh-cooked ingredients, without any of the work.

    PetPlate.com makes it easy for pet parents to nourish their pets with love by delivering fully-prepared meals made from real ingredients, such as USDA meat and fresh vegetables. PetPlate meals do not contain any by-products, rendered meats or preservatives. The meals are designed by a veterinary clinical nutritionist for nutritional balance, and are pre-portioned and ready to serve. Cold-pressure technology is used to destroy harmful bacteria and lock in nutrition and flavor. The company offers a convenient subscription service that automatically ships the meals directly to the consumer on a regular basis.

    As you know, both Jacob and Cami were on home cooked meals! Jacob almost always had chicken stew or beef stew and Cami has been on raw since 8 weeks old. I am always open to checking out new ways to feed your pet. I think PetPlate is a wonderful option for people who don’t have time to cook for their dogs.

    Receive $40 off their first order when they enter the coupon code LOVE at checkout.

    www.petplate.com

  • My Dog Jacob,  WorldWide

    New SAVOR dog food Series from Purina @ProPlan

    To celebrate National Dog Day – Purina Pro Plan hosted a gourmet 7 course meal for pet media in NYC. Purina’s gourmet chef, Chef Amanda prepared several courses that were designed to inspire those who developed the Pro Plan SAVOR product line, which combines the high quality nutrition with exceptional taste that dogs love!

    Chef Amanda has been with Purina for over 10 years, preparing meals that serve as a source of inspiration to those who develop the product lines for pets. After tasting their way through one of her carefully crafted menus, her colleagues then get to work creating pet foods based on the flavors and insights presented in her kitchen.

    The dinner guests included the team from Purina, their PR executives and expert pet scientist and local NY Vet to discuss, taste, textures and eating habits of dogs.

    I brought home some great samples and Jacob loved them all!

     

    It is important to READ the label everyone!

    Check out the new Purina Pro Plan Savor line at your local pet or grocery store!

  • My Dog Jacob

    Make Your Own Chicken Jerky for DOGS

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    These all natural chicken jerky strips make the perfect snack for your dog, plus they are so good you can even eat them yourself! A few quick tips for easy preparation: Popping the meat into the freezer for about 15 minutes beforehand makes the meat much easier to slice thinly, and the thinner you slice the meat, the less time it takes to dry.

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    1 1/2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breast tenders, sliced into strips about 1/4 to 1/8 of an inch thick
    1/2 cup vegetable oil
    1 tbs. salt
    Dog Friendly seasonings including parsley, rosemary, and sage

    Rinse off chicken breast and remove any fat. Slice the chicken with the grain. This will help make the jerky even chewier for your dog. Fat slows down the dehydrating process and will make your chicken jerky spoil faster. Next coat the chicken slices with the vegetable oil and a few dog friendly seasonings including parsley, rosemary, sage.

    Place the chicken breast strips evenly throughout the tray, leaving an equal space between them and making sure that they do not touch each other. This is because there needs to be air flow in between them while they are drying out.

    Once they are all in the food dehydrator turn it on and set the temperature for 140 degrees. It will probably take between 3 and 12 hours for it to fully dry, depending on how thick you cut your slices and the exact temperature of your food dehydrator. It is a good idea to start checking it once every hour after the first hour. To check it, simply open up the tray and take one slice out. Cut it open with a sharp knife and exam the inside. You should see no moisture at all and if it is properly dried it will have the same color throughout. If it is not finished put it back in for another hour. Once it gets close start checking once every half hour.

    Once your chicken jerky is done store it in sealed containers, zip lock bags work great for this. Write the date you made it on them. You can also store it in the refrigerator for even longer shelf life. There, you are done. Enjoy your healthy snacks!

    You can also make plenty of HUMAN snacks too like dried fruits – See www.ExcaliburDehydrator.com for lots of ideas!

     

     

     

     

     

  • My Dog Jacob

    A bit of @PetKelp in your life!

    I recently started Jacob on Pet Kelp. It is about $10.00 per 8oz pouch. It comes in a powder form and you can mix it with pet food, water or stew. It is made out of Organic flax flour rich in Omega-3s and Omega-6s is added to our exculsive seaweed-based vitamin and mineral complex.

    This is what it looks like and Jacob really likes it!  Especially when I mix it with yogurt. Jacob, like most white dogs are picky eaters and have sensitive stomachs. So getting them on a supplement is especially important now that he is getting older. Jacob will be 7 years old this summer!

    If you are looking for a supplement for your pet, try PetKelp!

    You can find their products http://www.facebook.com/PetKelp

  • My Dog Jacob

    Screamin’ Loki Vegan Dog Treats

    Jacob and I got treats in the mail from Loki!  As soon as the box came, the nose started investigating. Before I got the tape off the box, Jacob was slurping!  He tried the cookies and just went nuts!  The best part?

    They are vegan and natural with no preservatives so keep them in the freezer!

    Screamin’ Loki is a 100% vegan dog treat bakery. All treats are hand made using the finest natural ingredients such as organic whole wheat flour, organic raw wheat germ, organic flax seed, organic peanut butter, raw organic almonds and homemade applesauce. You will never find white flour, corn meal, refined sugars or hydrogenated fats in these goodies, and because they are vegan, no animal products are used. Each treat has been pooch tasted and approved by Loki, the Shiba Inu. His favorite is the Biscotti, which he rates two paws up!

    They come in Screamin’ Loki Peanut Butter Treats, Apple Pie Treats, Wild Blueberry Biscotti, Almond Pure Joy Biscotti, Peanut Butter and Carob Biscotti

    We rate Screamin’ Loki Treats 4 out of 5 bones!

    http://www.screaminloki.com

    You can Facebook them too!