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How Kitchen Dog Can Improve Your Pet’s Joint and Digestive Health

There are many things I’ve learned from being a dog mom, but one of the most surprising by far is the reality of how difficult finding the right food/water dishes actually is. You’d think it would be as simple as running into the store, finding two dishes that are capable of holding dry food and a bit of water, and VOILA! You’re done. In truth, it could be that simple, but Kitchen Dog asks a question that could convince you to reconsider. “Would you let your best friend eat off the floor?”

Much like humans, canines have a certain feeding position that reduces stress on joints and improves digestion. If you haven’t already guessed, the typical dishes that you place on the floor DO NOT support this healthier position. That’s why Kitchen Dog has made it their mission to bring loving pet owners only the best and highest quality feeding system available.

If your pets eat and drink (as most do), here’s why you may want to consider switching over to Kitchen Dog and some of the things I’ve personally enjoyed the most about my own!

What is Kitchen Dog and How Does It Work?

Kitchen Dog is a brand new pet product that provides a slew of benefits for dogs and other pets at mealtime. Their completely customizable pet dish set comes in five different sizes and several attractive colors. Plus, they can be easily mounted to any wall and positioned to accommodate your pet’s ideal feeding position.

Need a visual representation? Here’s a quick video to better illustrate exactly how Kitchen Dog works!

The Benefits of Using Kitchen Dog

Aside from a completely customizable design, what else makes a Kitchen Dog set stand out from the rest? Here are even more benefits that both you and your pets will both notice and love:

  • The ability to fit your dog’s ideal feeding position will promote healthier eating and less stress on the joints, making it ideal for dogs prone for joint issues, older animals, and larger dogs.
  • Since the dishes are mounted into the wall, you can say goodbye to messes and tripping hazards. No more accidental kicking or spills! Plus, the elevated dishes allow you to easily mop or sweep the feeding area without bending over to pick up bowls.
  • All parts of a Kitchen Dog dish set are dishwasher safe! All materials are also U.S. certified and BPA-free.

How to Customize Your Pet’s Kitchen Dog Set

When customizing your Kitchen Dog set on the website, you’ll immediately start by picking your first dish’s size and color. Size choices include:

  • Gallon
  • 8 cup
  • 6 cup
  • 4 cup
  • 2 cup

You will also have your choice of either black, white, brown, gray, or pink. Then you will repeat the same steps for Dish 2.

The wonderful thing about Kitchen Dog is no two dishes have to be the same. If you have a dog that drinks barrels of water in a day but only six cups of food at a time, you have the freedom to choose a larger bowl for water and a smaller dish specifically for food. Plus, they can even come in two different colors if that will suit your fancy!

Once you’ve chosen the sizes and colors for your dishes, it’s time to decide on the Backsplash and Tray. You won’t have to choose a size for this step, but you can select a color that perfectly complements the bowls you just customized AND your kitchen!

At the end, just opt-in or out of including an additional set of dishes for just $7.50 and you’re done! Yup! It’s that simple!

How to Install a Kitchen Dog Set

When your Kitchen Dog set arrives, you’ll find the Installation Instructions in the box. This process only takes five steps and can be done in approximately 10-15 minutes. However, if you’re an oaf with a screwdriver, like myself, it will take just a bit a little longer. Luckily, the instructions were easy to follow and I had someone around to help.

For additional instruction, check out this video to learn the proper way to install your Kitchen Dog set.

How to Order Pet’s New Kitchen Dog Set Today

If you’re ready to improve your pet’s overall health and make the switch to Kitchen Dog, it’s very easy to visit their website and begin the customization process from there! As you shop, be sure to check out their apparel and replacement parts. Remember, Kitchen Dog can be used for other pets too, including cats and birds. If your canine companion enjoys their new dish set, it’s absolutely possible to order them for your other pets, as well!

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Plants and Pets: Know the Risks

As gardening season is underway, it is important to consider the safety of your pets when choosing your landscape.  Sometimes the Curious Cat or Dog Detective get to investigating their turf and the outcome is not always rosy.  Here is a list of plants that can be poisonous to your dog or cat:

Lily of the Valley
Sago Palm

Please note that these are all very common and popular outdoor plants.  Chances are, you may already have some of these in your backyard.  Some of the side effects of ingesting poisonous plants are excessive drooling, kidney failure, vomiting, diarrhea, stomach damage and in some cases, death.  Please be sure to do your research before planting any new landscaping.  Know what is already existing in your yard before you bring a new little furry member home to the family.


Pet Poison Helpline. (n.d.). Top 10 Plants Poisonous to Pets. Retrieved June 18, 2018, from

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Cool Off with Homemade Summer Treats

For those of us that love to spoil our dogs, making homemade treats is one of the best ways to do it.  Summer is the perfect time to whip up a cool treat to make your pet more comfortable during the hotter days.  There are many simple recipes that require very little preparation and ingredients for the great appreciation your dog will show.  Try out the recipes below for your pup’s Stamp of Approval!

Peanut Butter Ice Cream

? 2 cups plain, nonfat yogurt
? 1 cup creamy peanut butter
? 1 package apples and chicken baby food
? 2 tablespoons honey
? Paper cups wide enough to accommodate your pup’s muzzle

  1. Place one cup peanut butter in a microwavable container and heat for 20 seconds to slightly melt the peanut butter. Add all ingredients to a large bowl and stir to thoroughly blend. Spoon or pour mixture into treat cups, till about 2/3 full.   Note: the mixture will expand a bit as it freezes.
  2. Tap cups on the counter to settle ingredients, then place them on a flat surface in the freezer. Allow to freeze for a minimum of three to four hours. Remove from freezer and let your pet enjoy!

Berry Chicken Pupsicles

? One chicken breast, cooked and chopped
? 2 cups chopped berries (blueberries, raspberries, strawberries or all three)
? 1 cup water

  1. Mix all ingredients and puree in blender until smooth.
  2. Pour into molds and place in freezer.
  3. Freeze for 8 hours.
  4. Run warm water around the mold to remove the pupsicles.

For your pet’s safety, remember not to add any nuts, grapes, seeds or chocolate to any of your treats, as these are not suitable foods for dogs.  These treats are easy and sure to please.  Let the tail wagging begin!


References (2014, March 3). Berry Chicken Pupsicles. Retrieved June 8, 2018, from

Smith, H. C. (n.d.). Peanut Butter Ice Cream for Dogs Recipe. Retrieved June 18, 2018, from

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Protect Your Dog from the Summer Heat

Summer is a great time for a dog and its owner.  Walks, beach runs, swimming, slobbery car rides with the window down—all fun times for our furry BFF.  Summer is here and outdoor temperatures have already hit record highs.  Just as we take measures to stay cool during the hot months, it is equally important to keep our pets cool as well.  Dogs can become overheated quickly and sometimes without much warning.  Here are some signs of overheating to watch for as you partake in summer festivities:

?  Heavy and/or Excessive Panting
?  Increased pulse
?  Drooling
?  Lethargy
?  Diarrhea
?  Pale, dry gums
?  Glassy eyes
?  Vomiting
?  Staggering
?  Weakness

Any of these symptoms or a combination of means trouble for your dog.  Bring them indoors immediately and give them cold water.  Wiping their torso down with a cool towel can help decrease their body temperature.  As always, use your best judgment and take your dog to the nearest vet if they do not show immediate signs of improvement.

Taking precautionary steps to keep your dog cool is essential to prevent overheating.  Do not leave dogs in a hot car under any circumstances.  Be sure your dog has access to a shady, cooler space outdoors and provide access to water in that area.  Be extra attentive to older dogs and those with special needs as they can be more susceptible to problems resulting from weather changes.  Lastly, be aware of taking pups for walks on hot pavement.  A good rule of paw:  if the pavement is too hot for your bare feet, it is too hot for your dog as well.


N., K. (2018). Dog Overheating Symptoms, Risk Factors and What to do to Cool Overheated Dogs. Retrieved June 8, 2018, from Dogs, Cats, Pets: