Friday, June 22, 2012

Guido at Rainbow Bridge

It is with great sadness that we must announce that Guido passed onto the rainbow bridge the morning of June 7th, 2012.    For those that know his story; it is amazing that we had so many wonderful years with him.

Guido was the inspiration to start California K9 Kitchen.   Every day was a celebration of life and why our treats are so festive....

Rest in Peace little Guido!

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Teeth Cleaning?

When you have a senior animal; especially a senior with a complicated medical history; every procedure they go through requires thought and evaluation. Guido is a seizure animal with IBD / IBS. He will turn 13 years old this year and has gone under the knife several times in his life to remove tumors, teeth extractions and endoscopy. Each time placed under; he has had a very difficult time with the anesthesia. This photo was from the last time he was placed under. There is risk and concern of seizures and death! Because the surgeries had to be performed; we lumped the procedures together. While it was a large surgery which included removing a mass on his neck and removing 3 teeth...regardless the larger concern was the anesthesia risk.

Guido needs his teeth cleaned again; (the teeth are critical to good health) this time we are cinsidering anesthesia free cleaning. We understand the concerns / pros/ cons of using this form of teeth cleaning; but we are making what we think is a wise decision. For starters; we had a initial discussion with the technician that will perform the procedure about his conditions. She has suggested that before she will do the cleaning that he is seen by his vet to be "cleared". He may need anti-biotics to help fight infection; xrays...and a coordination and agreement that should there be need for teeth extractions the vet can be willing and able to perform emergency surgery. We go in to today for his check-up... we will post updates as we believe this experience may be helpful to share with others that have senior animals or animals with diminished health or a combination of both... Wish us luck!

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Back To Basics Volume I

California K9 Kitchen and Pet Nutrition Consulting is pleased to announce the release of the first cook book in a series to be published by Dr. Susan Lauten.

The book is for sale at Amazon. com for $15.95
Kindle version is available and this book is also available in select pet boutiques.

Back To Basics Volume I

Monday, April 25, 2011

Planning to add to your garden this spring?

We all love spring and adding new plants to our gardens so we wanted to post a reminder to double check to be sure the plants you select are safe for pets and kids! Pets getting sick or dying from toxic plants is far more common than we could ever imagine!
They don't even have to eat the plant or seed to get sick! The poison oil from a trimmed or broken branch / leaf that they rub against can enter the blood stream....
Here is a great reference by the ASPCA. It lists many toxic plants.

Toxic Plants

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Guido's Story In The News

Check out the article just published about California K9 Kitchen, Pet Nutrition Consulting and Guido.

News Article

Monday, October 25, 2010

Rally For Kids With Cancer

We had an Amazing time at the Rally for Kids with Cancer. Over 110 celebrities and influential people participated to help raise awareness and money to help in cancer cure and research. California K9 Kitchen was happy to be part of the event. Here are a few photographs.

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Get A Free Bag of Treats!!!

Catch us if you can!!!!... And get a free bag of treats! If you see one of the California K9 Kitchen delivery vehicles on the road. (logos must be on the car) follow us to the next store stop and get a free bag of treats! If we are on the freeway; flag us down and we will pull over at the next off ramp and give you a bag. So the hint....this week we will making stops In LA, Huntington Beach, Newport Coast and Irvine... between now and Friday September 3, 2010

Monday, August 23, 2010

Salmonella Egg recall

We want to let our loyal customers know that California K9 Kitchen products are not impacted by the Salmonella Egg recall. We do not nor have we ever used eggs from the farm or brands on the FDA Recall list.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Cool Treat for those Hot Dogs

As summer warms up; here is a simple to make frozen yogurt recipe you can make your pooch will flip over.

Peanut Butter Frozen Yogurt
1- 16 oz organic vanilla or plain yogurt
1 cup all natural peanut butter
1/4 cup honey

Combine all ingredients and pout into muffin pans or ice cube trays. Freeze and serve!!! It is that simple!

Some other things you can do is substitute the peanut butter for a jar of banana baby food and toss in some chopped pecans.

Some more hits is to add some shredded carrots, fresh blueberries on top or even mixed with the yogurt. Please share your recipe modifications with us and let us know what your pooch thought of this tasty treat!
Cooking for your dog can be very rewarding. The recipes we offer are simple and easy to prepare. We suggest you take every precaution and cleanliness preparing food for your pet as you would for yourself. It is our recommendation that all ingredients you use should be all natural and certified organic. This is an opportunity for you to provide wholesome fresh treats for your pet free of the chemicals and preservatives found in many commercial treats.

Please remember that TREATS ARE TREATS!!! They are not intended to supplement or replace a meal. Your homemade or our All Natural California K9 Kitchen treats and kits are a great way of rewarding your pup for a job well done or to celebrate a special day.

Before you prepare this treat recipe and give it to your dog; we recommend you consult with your veterinarian or animal nutritionist to be sure the ingredients will be tolerated.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Commercial Pet Foods???

Caution!!!! This is a disturbing video about how some major pet food manufactures operate...

Pet Food Video