Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Review: Tasting the Outdoors with YPCK City Kitty Garden

Review: Getting a Taste of the Outdoors with YPCK City Kitty Garden

The Chesnut Mutts were compensated in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are genuinely mine and we would not share a product that we did not fully believe in. Please do not use any image without permission.

I don't know what it is about grass, but a lot of pets love it. It's a tasty snack that helps with digestion by adding a bit of fiber to the diet. What if your pet likes grass, but they can't go outside or you are worried about lingering pesticides? Yuppy Puppy City Kitty has the solution to that with their City Kitty Garden!

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We introduced you to YPCK a couple of weeks ago, but if you don't know Yuppy Puppy City Kitty (YPCK) has been around since 2014 and was founded by Stella Dowling. Stella wanted to bring her love of pets, people, and parties together as a way for people to become independent financially. YPCK is like many other companies where you can make commissions on sales you make through “Paw-ties”. We met them through BarkWorld last year and really like that they are local to Georgia.

I agreed to test out the City Kitty Garden because I have multiple pets who could really enjoy it! So let's see what all comes with this kit...

YPCK City Kitty Garden Package

YPCK City Kitty Oat Grass Garden Kit

You get instructions, of course, a dish of peat moss, and a packet of oat seeds. The oat seeds are organically grown without pesticides and harvested and packaged in the U.S.A. So everything is safe for your kitty or other pet!

Smooshie and YPCK City Kitty Garden
Smooshie is overseeing today

The first step is to remove the lid of the peat moss container and put it to the side. Take the peat moss out and combine it in a bowl with the packet of oat seeds and 2/3 cup of water. Stir it all up until everything is combined well.

Making a mess with YPCK City Kitty Garden
No, that's not poop...
Now, take the empty dish the peat moss was in and poke a couple of holes in it with a knife or other sharp object. I went out of the room to get something to poke it with and came back to a mess on the floor. (If you follow us on Snapchat you probably already have seen this, haha) I believe what had happened was that the dogs jumped up and grabbed a cat treat I had and this spooked Smooshie who jumped to the floor and took the bowl of the moist peat moss mixture with her. Thankfully, I was able to salvage most of it. Poking the bowl was pretty difficult actually. but I was able to make a couple of slits with a knife.

YPCK City Kitty Garden Growing Oat Grass for Cats


So then you move the mixture to the original peat moss dish and put the lid underneath it as a drip tray. Pick a sunny spot, keep the soil moist, and wait!

Shipoopi and YPCK City Kitty Garden Cat Grass

The grass grew super fast! It took only a couple days to get the grass this long and once it is 3-4 inches it is ready for your cat.

Mr. Kitty eating Oat Grass from YPCK City Kitty Garden

At first, Mr. Kitty didn't know what to do with the City Kitty Garden. But once we plucked a piece of grass and gave it to him he understood from then on out. Grass is good for cats because the fiber helps prevent tummy complications due to hairballs. So let them munch on!

Jada eating Oat Grass from YPCK City Kitty Garden

I don't really know why dogs like grass so much, but I think it is just because they can eat it. Jada is a little cow and can often be seen grazing in our front yard. I showed her the City Kitty Garden and she started munching right away. There's nothing wrong with pups mowing down some grass. Just make sure they don't eat it too fast.

Oliver eating YPCK City Kitty Garden Oat Grass for Pets

And yes! The rats LOVED the City Kitty Garden! Oliver (from Healing Whiskers) loved it the most as he would dig up the seeds and then they both proceeded to dig up all the peat moss. So I would suggest giving it to your rats on cage cleaning day. Haha. But after your pet is done with their grass just throw it away and order a new one.

In a Nutshell...

  • YPCK has been around since 2014 and is a company in which you can make commissions with.
  • One of their new products is the City Kitty Garden which is oat grass you can grow in your house during any kind of weather.
  • The oat seeds are organic and are grown right here in the U.S.A.
  • Grass is good to aid in digestion in cats and dogs and even rats love to nibble on the shoots and seeds!
  • You can find a YPCK City Kitty Garden on their website.
I really liked this product! The fact that the seeds are organically grown is a real big seller for me as I want to give my furbabies the best. If you have a grass eater I would definitely look into this for your dog, cat, or even small pet!


Mr. Kitty eating Oat Grass for Cats from YPCK City Kitty Garden
"Nom nom nom"

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Friday, July 22, 2016

Giveaway: Why We Recommend an AAHA-accredited Vet

Giveaway: Why We Recommend an AAHA-accredited Vet

[We were compensated in exchange for this post. All opinions are genuinely mine and we would not share something that we did not fully believe in. Please do not use any image without permission.]

If you have been following us since the very beginning, you know that Jada has allergy problems and we have only just recently in the past year been able to get control of them. So what has been the biggest factor in her recent success? Her vet! Dr. Melissa Edwards and her office are part of only 12-15% small animal practices with AAHA accreditation.

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Saturday, July 16, 2016

Review & Giveaway: Taking out the Guesswork with pawTree® Customized Nutritional Plans

Review & Giveaway: Taking out the Guesswork with pawTree® Customized Nutritional Plans

The Chesnut Mutts were compensated in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are genuinely mine and we would not share a product that we did not fully believe in. Please do not use any image without permission.

With all the dog foods out there it can get confusing on which one to pick for your pup. Grain-free, healthy weight, skin & coat, which protein should I choose, and what about supplements? Well, now you can get help with pawTree®'s customized nutrition plan where you answer questions about your dog and get recommendations on which of their food you should buy.

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Saturday, July 9, 2016

Jada's Stella & Chewy's 30-Day Challenge Results

Jada's Stella & Chewy's 30-Day Challenge Results

The Chesnut Mutts' were given the product in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are genuinely mine and we would not share a product that we did not fully believe in. Please do not use any image without permission.

A whole month has passed and Jada has been on Stella & Chewy's freeze-dried raw beef patties for all of June. With our first post, we talked a lot about the ingredients and an overall look of this dog food.

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Review & Giveaway: Celebrating with YPCK Pup and Kitty Kakes

Review & Giveaway: Celebrating with YPCK Pup and Kitty Kakes

The Chesnut Mutts were compensated in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are genuinely mine and we would not share a product that we did not fully believe in. Please do not use any image without permission. This post also contains affiliate links.

With the transformation of pet owners to pet parents, we are always looking for new things to spoil our fur babies with. Birthdays and celebrations are a big deal so it isn’t out of the ordinary nowadays to see someone making a special meal or even hosting a birthday party for their pet. Let me introduce you to YPCK and their Pup and Kitty Kakes!

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Friday, June 17, 2016

Goodbye, My Baby Boy...


It has been such a hard month for us. Not sure as to why. Call it a part of a great big plan as you will.

Death is not fair. Death is ugly. It makes you cry those ugly tears no matter how strong you are. Unfortunately, it happens very often and is a part of life.
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