Archive for the ‘eat’ Category
We humans are obsessed with bacon, and now our pets can gobble up today’s trendiest flavor it up in a healthy, pet-friendly form. Turkey Bacon Treats from Boon Dog Biscuits are made from lean nitrate and antibiotic-free turkey bacon, are salt and sugar-free and come in small, bite size servings. Yes, they do sound delish, but please try to keep them out of your bloody mary.
With Memorial Day Weekend coming in hot, we’re probably not the only ones taking the stairs vs the elevator, upping ab reps, and considering a detox or cleanse ;) Well why not let your pup in on that action? Of course we’d never suggest replacing nutritionally balanced dog food with lemon juice and cayenne pepper – we’re strictly talking homeopathic supplements here. After years of exposure to carpet treatments, yard sprays, air fresheners, preservatives in foods & dog knows what else, toxins can build up in your pet’s system, decreasing liver and kidney functions and just generally making your pet feel “blah.” Just a few drops of HomeoPet Cleanz in the dog dish for 21 days of doggy detox, and your pal will be feeling like a puppy again. If only it were that simple for us humans.
Ever been sitting in a Noe Valley restaurant, watching some yoga-pants-wearing uber mom gently scooping food into her infant’s mouth and think to yourself, “Geez, I really wish I could feed my dog with a utensil.” Us neither, but here it is: the world’s first fork designed especially for pets! My Best Friend’s Fork features shortened, narrowed tines for safety, along with an easy-grip handle to keep your voracious beast sweet baby from wrestling it out of your grasp. Drool bib and burp cloth not included.
Talk about dancing Sugar Plums in our pup’s head..Snook’s Sweet Potato Dog Chews were a great find recently at Plaza de Paws in Burlingame. It is literally a hemp rope with organic dried sweet potatoes strung on it- pure, simple, and organic..awesome! It didn’t last too long, but does give the benefit of giving your dog a healthy treat while keeping them occupied (at least for a little bit). Never liked them as a kid, but I’ll say it now..”More sweet potatoes, please!”
The holidays always seem to put us in the mood to bake…which is kind of a big deal considering the most regular action our kitchen sees the rest of the year is the shaking of a dirty martini. But it just wouldn’t be December without the smell of cookies, cakes or brownies wafting through the apartment, or a kitchen warmed by the oven hard at work.
Anything non-chocolate will usually find its way into a morsel that ‘accidentally’ falls for Tallulah, so when I saw these Puppy Cake baking mixes in Banana Cake and Peanut Butter (with frosting mix included!) I was psyched. PuppySnob holiday baking! Just add an egg, oil and water, then mix and bake or microwave. They have adorable bone shaped cake pans on their site, but trust us when we say…whatever shape you bake them in, they won’t last long!
In an attempt to keep her allergies in check, Tallulah has switched to salmon food, which ideally should be all food AND treats to see if it’s working. I popped into Pawtrero last week after a meeting in the area and scooped up 2 or 3 different salmon flavored treats to try, but the breakout star was definitely Stella & Chewy’s Carnivore Kisses. Quick glance at ingredients gave way to my eyes nearly popping out of my head. One ingredient: Salmon. Wild Alaskan Salmon. No grain fillers, hormones, artificial preservatives, colorings, sugar or salt. The treats are freeze-dried which gives the benefits of pure, raw food with the convenience of dry food. Convenience is a most beautiful (and delicious) thing.
We’ve had some crazy warm weather this winter, but with rain and frigid temperatures on the forecast, (It’s supposed to snow on Saturday. In San Francisco!) sun seems like a distant memory.
Cold & rainy winters can be rough on pups, especially with quickie breaks outside instead of long walks, so occasionally, I’ll warm up some chicken broth (preferably the low-sodium option) and pour it over Tallulah’s regular dry food. Perfect PuppySnob cold-weather treat!
I love Indian summer in San Francisco!! Tallulah? Not so much. As a french bulldog who has a hard enough time trekking the SF hills WITHOUT adding 80+ degree weather on top of it, has been so uncomfortable in the heat. I felt so bad for her that I decided to whip up some dog-friendly popsicles (pupsicles if you will ;) They were incredibly simple to make, and no surprise here….she loved them.
All you need: chicken or beef bouillon (make sure you get plain & not one containing spices/additives), water, and an ice cube tray. I used this fun Lego-shaped one & the texture made it easier for her to hold onto with her paw while she chowed down. Instructions: Boil the bouillon in a pot. (Suggested: 1 cup of H2O per bouillon cube). Once boiled, allow to cool for a couple hours, then pour the cooled liquid into an ice cube tray & freeze. For minimal clean-up, serve outside.
*Snob Twist: add some dry dog food, cheerios, or chopped up veggies (carrots or peas work well) as they’re freezing for uber gourmet pupsicles. Nom nom!
Sometimes I wonder if I have a French Bulldog or a pet piglet. Aside from all the snorting & snoring that “smoosh face” breeds are known for, they often tend to inhale their food like little pigs, sucking in a substantial amount of air in the process. This brings on another unwelcome emissision- gas, and can also have more rare, but serious effects including severe shock & even death. I’ve tried picking up the bowl mid-chow at feeding time, but was intrigued to see these patented BRAKE-FAST bowls with simple obstructions forcing your puppy to slow down food and air intake.
No, they aren’t ultra glam, but I’ll take a healthy non-bloated dog over aesthetics any day. I ordered the metal one, but the bright red plastic version is puppysnob’s 2nd pick.