Saturday, January 28, 2012

Karyn's cookies

Another one of our great chefs, Karyn Calabrese, featured on VetStreet. These are yummy!

Doggie Nut Butter Bites

1 cup almond or peanut butter
1/4 cup coconut oil
1 cup oatmeal
2 cups quinoa flour (you can grind quinoa if you don't have quinoa flour)
1/2 cup applesauce (optional)

1. Preheat the oven to 350°.

2. Put all the ingredients in a blender and mix well.

3. Roll out the mixture, put it on a tray and bake for 25 minutes.

4. Use a cookie cutter to cut out fun shapes, like a dog bone!


Thursday, January 26, 2012

Dr. Khuly's Introduction

Dr. Patty Khuly a veterinarian based in Miami who also happens to be a foodie par excellence, wrote a recent post about why she agreed to write the Introduction to The Culinary Canine.

Thought you might like to see why she is the perfect vet for this job!!!

Click here to read her take on cooking for your pets.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

You Can Tell a Lot About a Person By the Way He Treats His Dog

Not that we would ever tell you how to vote, but that we do feel it is our obligation to point out that most dogs do not like being strapped to the top of a car in a crate and driven to Canada, with infrequent pit stops.

Enough said. You can get a shirt for you and one for your dog here.

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Friday, January 20, 2012

Goal Oriented Pooch!

You know about (or maybe you don't?) the squirrel who made a name for himself when he interrupted the playoff games between the Phillies and the Cardinals (rumor has it the Cardinals brought that squirrel with them to Philly, which is why the Phillies lost...) but here is another pooch who interrupted a sporting event.

This dog ran onto the field during the South American Cup match between Santa Fe and Botofogo. The game was already 4-0 in the 67th minute so it actually may have made it more interesting! In any event, the dog eventually found his way off, a after a good three minutes worth of evading his captors!

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Bulldog Plays Video Game

He may not be cooking, but this bulldog is definitely giving new meaning to "cool!" Love, the 360 degree effect!

Monday, January 16, 2012

A Bank for Dog Lovers?

Here's a novel idea: a bank just for those who love dogs! The idea is the brainchild of Jeff Stephens who is trying to create an online bank for pet lovers called Wag Bank. The launch date is 2013 and its initial appeal will be more as a social networking site than a bank. "We're building a brand and a community--and plugging a bank in," says Stephens.

No word yet as to what that bank will be or what services it will offer but it certainly is an interesting concept that demonstrates just how much we love our dogs!!

In fact, we might even say they were "priceless!"

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Fox & Friends Segment

In case you missed the GREAT segment on Saturday on Fox & Friends Weekend, here is the link:

Thanks to the chefs, their dogs and to Fox News!

Hurray for Off Leash Dog Parks

When I was in San Francisco last month doing some book promotion, I could not help but notice how many dogs there were. In fact, it seemed like everywhere I looked there was a dog. Turns out, I was not too far off. A recent listing in USA Today noted that San Francisco was the fourth top city in the country for off-leash dog parks, a pretty good indication of dogs that need to run!

The top city on the list, Portland, Oregon boasts 32 dog parks which makes it the city with the highest per capita number of off-leash dog parks among the nation's 100 largest cities. Norfolk, Virginia, is second, followed by Las Vegas and then San Francisco. All I can say is that Portland must be literally overflowing with dogs because San Francisco at #4 seems to be!

It turns out that off-leash dog parks are the fasted growing segment of city parks, according to study by the Trust for Public Land. All of which makes sense when you realize that there are now more households with dogs (43 million) than with kids (38 million.)

In many ways, dog parks have become social hubs for people as well as pets. Future husbands and wives meet there; job leads are exchanged; business ideas get circulated and friendships are forged. In other words, true community in the actual rather than virtual sense of the word!

I personally don't know what I would do without my off leash park. Three dogs are impossible to walk, especially when they outweigh me, and the opportunity to roam, sniff and run each day is incredibly important to my pack. And most dog people are loyal, trustworthy and reliable, just like their pups.

Friday, January 13, 2012

Weekend Update

Set your DVR's for this Saturday at 9:50 AM. That's the exact time the last segment of Fox & Friends Weekend begins, and three chefs from The Culinary Canine will be cooking for their pups. What a great way to start your weekend! We hear they will begin live teases of the segment around 9:15 AM.

Tune in to your local Fox network on the Fox & Friends Weekend Show to catch Kerry Heffernan, Diane Henderiks and Harry Schwartz in action.

And then let them know how much you loved it!

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Bella's Chair

This is Bella, who eats in a special chair that keeps her upright. She was born with a rare condition that narrows her esophagus so she cannot eat except in a horizontal position. This truly does prove that a dog will do just about anything for food!

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

What Not to Eat

On the topic of what pets eat, here is a list courtesy of VPI Pet Insurance of what they should NOT eat: the top Human Medicines Toxic to Pets:

1. Pain Relievers (e. g. Advil. Aleve, Motrin, Tylenol)

2. Antidepressants (e.g. zoloft, Cymbalta, Effexor)

3. ADD/ADHD medicines (e.g. Ritalin, Vyvanese)

4. Sleep aids (e.g. Klonopin, Ambien, Lunesta)

5. Muscle relaxants (e.g. Lioresal, Flexeril)

6. Heart medications ( e.g. Cartia, Cardizem)

In other words, lock your medicine cabinet and keep those human drugs out of the jaws of your pups!

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Dog Saves Kittens!


A great video about a lab named Regan who rescued kittens who had been abandoned by a roadside in a Meow Mix bag.

Friday, January 6, 2012

What's for Lunch? Chihuahua?

Amazing. One bite and this chihuahua could be toast--or served on toast! But the power of love prevails.
Too cute.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Chef Diane's Eggplant Rollatini

Revamped Eggplant Rollatini by Diane Henderiks:

Chef Diane wowed them on Good Day New York recently with her healthy and delicious recipe for eggplant rollatini. Not sure if you want to share this one with your pooch, since eggplant is in the nightshade family and not dog-friendly, but that doesn't mean you can't make it for yourself!

Monday, January 2, 2012

Balancing Act

Even if these are glued together (and I don't know that for a fact, am only supposing...), this is still quite a feat! Phoebe would be too busy trying to lick them off her nose--somehow!