April 9, 2015

The Curious Canine Kitchen is raising money for Amazon CARES

The Curious Canine Kitchen in London is raising money to support Amazon CARES with their pop-up dinner coming up on April 11 and April 12. The event is one of a kind, in which some lucky dogs will be presented with a five-course, fresh, organic meal. There will be two sittings each day.

According to the Curious Canine Kitchen website,
"Items on the "The Nature Way Tasting Menu" for dogs include Textures of Tripe with seaweed and kale puree, crispy Paddywack with reishi mushroom flaxseed cream and coconut and blueberry chia pudding with gluten-free cinnamon quinoa 'dog biscuits' to name a few. Served alongside refreshments such as Alkaline water, beef consommé and coconut water, the menu will be polished off with a piquant marrowbone, known for its teeth cleaning properties and a 'Fresh Breath' herbal tea tonic to aid digestion. 
Served by waiters at one of the restaurants four bespoke doggy tables, any left over's will be available to take home in a doggy bag, along with a special goody bag featuring some easy tips and tricks on introducing fresh foods and herbs to a dogs diet as well as recipes and samples from dog loving sponsors including brands such as Diet D'Og and Woof&Brew. On-site entertainment includes a fido photo booth for posing pooches. 
Not wishing dog owners to miss out on the action.. they too will be served an assortment of seven, raw whole food amuse-bouche and a variety of drinks as part of a set 'Rawsome Tasting Menu'. Featuring a range of the superfoods presented in the doggie menu including spirulina, flaxseed, coconut oil and chia, the menu which includes items such as gazpacho raw soup, golden quinoa, coconut and mango salad as well as avocado, blueberry and chia cheesecake demonstrates how culinary ingredients can be shared between owners and their hounds.

The event is sold out, but you and your pooch can still win a ticket by donating 5£. Even if you can't attend, you can make a donation to Amazon CARES on the Curious Canine Kitchen website. You can also follow along with #FEEDFIDOFRESH.

Amazon CARES thanks Natty Mason and the Curious Canine Kitchen for their wonderful support of our mission to eeks better health and living conditions for ALL living beings in the Peruvian Amazon region.

Photo Credit: Curious Canine Kitchen

March 23, 2015

7 Phone Apps For Dog Parents

By Abbie Mood

It seems like there is an app for just about everything, and there is certainly no shortage for dog enthusiasts. With everything from the fun to the functional, here are some of my favorites for the iPhone, though I'm sure many of them are on the Android system, too!

Dog Park Finder Plus - $1.99 - Find the closest dog parks, off-leash areas, beaches, hikes, and rest stops. Includes user reviews and important information about these areas (hours, park type, restrictions).

Clicker Lite - free - Forget your clicker during training? Download the Clicker Lite for free and never be without your training tool.

Pet Dossier - $1.99  - Organize all of your pet's information in one place instead of filing papers.

My PetMinder$.99 - Like a datebook for your dog, keep track of your dog's appointments, health or eating habits, medication, or anything else you need.

Map My Dog Walkfree - Log your walks, map routes, and track calories.

Pet First Aid by the American Red Cross - $.99 - This app is like the WebMD of the pet world. Look up your pet's symptoms and figure out how to either self-treat, or when to get them to the vet asap!

Guide to Dog Breeds - $.99 - Whether you are trying to figure out your dog's breed, or just like learning about them, this little app will be your go to guide!

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