Pup Noodle Update, Holiday Pancreatitis and Chicken Parm
I can’t believe how many of you purchased our Pup Noodles on preorder. Thank you so much for your support and excitement. Turns out, it’s a lot of work to make (and complicated!). This is mostly because we aren’t taking any short cuts, and are putting together a solid, whole food product. Preorders will end this month, and even though thousands were ordered, I’m not sure we will keep it in stock in the future. If it’s something you want to get for your pup, now is your last chance to put in an order!
A couple of points on the final product.
The egg noodle will have some oat or coconut flour to help it rehydrate (we haven’t 100% concluded).
Pantry shelf life will be shorter than regular cup noodles because it’s a minimally processed product. Simply store in the freezer to extend shelf life.
We are still looking at an early 2024 ship date, likely February. I can’t wait to see your pups enjoying the noodles. This is going to be so much fun.
Some of you may have seen videos circulating online telling you that human food causes pancreatitis in dogs. This really irks me because it’s wrong. Just like people, dogs are best nourished by a whole food diet. Cases of pancreatitis do spike during holiday season, but it’s misleading to blame ALL “human” food. Did you know that deaths from heart attacks spike by 40% in people during the last week of December, too? This period of overindulgence also puts humans at risk. But it’s not ALL food.
Overeating can trigger the onset of acute health emergencies in both dogs and people. But it’s never just one meal that does all the damage. It’s the meals you eat everyday that matter. The type of food, amount consumed, and overall health of the dog (or person!) all contribute to a health event. A diverse, whole food diet is always a good thing for you and your pup.
I saw a video for Chicken Parmesan on Instagram, and even though I’ve never had it myself, I just had to make a version for Cedric and Edith. This meal is balanced per AAFCO standards. Not that I really think it matters for special meals, but like I’ve said before, it’s for your peace of mind.
Honestly, this exact recipe is a bit of a pain to make. If it’s not a special occasion, you can simplify it by making the chicken without breading and just mashing the beets, eggs and oysters together. Your dog will still love it.
Have a wonderful week, friends. :)
Joelle and Cedric