“Did You Feed The Dog?” is The Perfect
Solution to that Important Question!
As pet parents, it is our responsibility to make sure that
our pets are cared for properly with the right food, a
comfortable sleeping place and lots of love. And, of
course, feeding our pets is one of the most important
tasks we must tend to each morning and evening. But,
sometimes, in a home with more than two people, you
just don’t know if your dog has been fed! If asked,
dogs will lie! And that’s where the brilliance of Did You
Feed The Dog comes into play.
What is Did You Feed The Dog?
Did you Feed The Dog is a device that is simple to use and acts as a reminder to everyone in the
household that your dog has been fed. Built with high ABS plastic and a stylish brushed metal
appearance, Did You Feed the Dog has each day of the week and the heading, “A.M.” and “P.M.”. You
simply move the slider the right to show you have fed the dog that morning or night.
No batteries or training are required and you can mount it anywhere. At the end of each week, you
simply push the sliders to the left and start over.
Did You Feed The Dog is a great way to teach kids responsibility
AND not over-feed your dogs
When feeding your dog, it is usually the parents that take care of
the actual task. When your younger kids see you feeding the dog
and switching the sliders, most kids want to participate. It’s a
great way to teach your kids how to be responsible and most
kids feel proud to switch the slider to the right. Did You Feed
The Dog can also help with over-feeding and obesity in dogs.
The last thing you want to do is feed your dog three times a
day!
Did You Feed The Dog is appealing in its simplicity
The actual device is attractive and will blend in to your
home easily. The product dimensions are 4-3/8" w x
6" h x 5/8" d with two mounting options included: two
pieces of sticky foam tape and two pieces of sticky
magnetic material. You can mount it on your
washer/dryer, kitchen wall or anywhere you like. With a price of
$9.95, you have to try this stylish yet smart device.
Did You Feed The Dog can also be used if you have more than one dog.
If you have more than one dog, you invariably feed your dogs at the same time each day. You can
either have one device per dog or just make sure that everyone in the family knows that you push the
sliders to the right after ALL dogs are fed! It is also ideal when Pet Sitters or House Sitters are involved.
There are so many reasons to buy this handy device for your home. It’s simple, sleek and is a great
solution to assure that your dogs are fed twice each day (and not over-fed either!). At a price of $9.95,
it’s a must have. Go to http://didyoufeedthedog.co and purchase one today. You and your dog will be
happy you did!
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MARCH 2017

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April: A Busy Month for Pet Holidays!

April is a popular time to be a pet or their parents! Take time this month to remind patient families to celebrate or observe the following holidays with their pets:

National Pet Day: April 11th is a great day for all pets!

Easter: We'll be publishing articles in April around Easter and safety tips to remember for your dog or cat. 

National Pet ID Week: Make sure your patients have ID tags and/or microchips to keep them safe and easy to find when they're lost!

Animal Cruelty Awareness Week: Learn the signs and stay informed about animal cruelty in your community.

Be the first to get our new "Spring Guide for Senior Pets" eBook

New Blog & New Store!

March has been a busy month for us! After our trip out to Las Vegas for the annual Western Veterinary Conference, we kicked things into high gear and released an upgraded version of our Senior Pet Wellness Blog and put the finishing touches on and released our new Neutricks Web Store, where we've made it easier for you to buy Neutricks for Dogs and Neutricks for Cats directly from us! 

Cognitive Health Resources for Veterinarians

The Neutricks Vet Portal is an area on the Neutricks website that provides research, marketing materials, a vet directory and other resources for veterinarians to ensure you are have what you need to promote, educate and consult on Cognitive Dysfunction Syndrome with your patients.

Visit the Neutricks Vet Portal

  

 

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Talkin' Pets News

March 18, 2017

Host - Jon Patch

Co-Host - Jillyn Sidlo

Producer - Lexi Lapp

Network Producer - Quin McCarthy

Executive Producer - Bob Page

Special Guests - Dr. Petty will join Jon and Talkin' Pets 3/18/17 at 5pm EST to discuss and give away his new book "Dr. Petty's Pain Relief for Dogs"

Kent Atherton of GoPure Pet will join Jon and Talkin' Pets 3/18/2017 at 630pm EST to discuss and give away their GoPure Pod

Dr. Petty’s Pain Relief for Dogs:

The Complete Medical and Integrative Guide to Treating Pain

By Dr. Michael Petty

Publisher: Countryman Press

Publication Date: February 1, 2016

Price: $24.95 / hardcopy

ISBN: 9781581573091

Dr. Petty arms his readers with the information they need to help their canine companions stay comfortable, even in the face of illness or old age. He has done a great service for dogs and the people who love them. Read this book. Your dog will thank you.

– Dr. Jessica Pierce, bioethicist and author of The Last Walk

Veterinary Expert Dr. Petty Provides a New Comprehensive Guide to

Diagnosing and Relieving Your Dog's Pain

You love your dog, and hate to see him in pain. Yet you don’t want to head to the vet’s office for hundreds of dollars’ worth of tests that might prove useless. Dr. Mike Petty understands this dilemma. He’s a world-renowned “pain vet,” a practitioner of a relatively new and specific branch of veterinarian medicine, and the author of Dr. Petty’s Pain Relief for Dogs(Countryman Press; February 1, 2016).

According to Dr. Petty, “Despite your best intentions, it can be difficult for you as your animal’s caregiver to recognize when your pet is in pain. All animals are adept at hiding signs of pain – in fact, pain does not always manifest itself in the more obvious form of a limp or an animal crying out. Instead, pain is often exhibited as a change in behavior.”

Dr. Petty works with cutting-edge research to find the best way to both recognize and relieve your pet's pain. In the book, he provides dog owners with an invaluable resource that will educate and guide readers in three critical areas:

1. How to determine whether a dog is in pain

2. How to find a veterinarian capable of treating these pain issues

3. What treatments are available, and more importantly which are worth pursuing and which are not

Dr. Petty offers clear descriptions of the treatments, both traditional and holistic, along with the wisdom and support dog owners crave when faced with an animal in pain.

In Dr. Petty’s Pain Relief for Dogs,Dr. Petty’s goal is to provide owners with the tools needed to both identify the signs – and then treat – pain in their nonverbal best friend. Starting with how to recognize signs of pain in your dog (and how to avoid common misconceptions), the book helps to differentiate acute and chronic pain. Dr. Petty also provides information to guide owners through their veterinary visits, including what should be expected in pain exams as well as common medications. Dr. Petty, himself a veterinary pain management expert and acupuncturist, walks readers through the vastly misunderstood acupuncture process, explaining the science behind why it’s so successful.

Drawing on almost four decades of experience, Dr. Petty also offers advice to owners regarding lesser understood topics like dog prosthetics, diet and nutraceuticals, alternative medications such as botanicals, and treatments including shock wave therapy. This book provides practical “DIY” information for owners as well, from home exercise to massages, and explains how to conduct a pain “makeover” for your home and dog.

Dr. Petty’s Pain Relief for Dogs also goes beyond guiding the owner through their pet’s pain. In the book, Dr. Petty helps owners evaluate what considerations to make when thinking about adding another pet to your home, what to do when pain treatment becomes unaffordable, and last, how to cope when chronic pain treatment and quality of life issues.

 

About Dr. Petty:

Dr. Michael Petty, DVM, is the author of Dr. Petty's Pain Relief for Dogs: The Complete Medical and Integrative Guide to Treating Pain (Countryman Press, February 2016). He is a veterinarian and certified veterinary pain management expert and acupuncturist. As the owner of the Arbor Pointe Veterinary Hospital and the Animal Pain Center in Canton, Michigan, he has devoted his professional life to the care and well-being of animals.

Dr. Petty is the past president of the International Veterinary Academy of Pain Management and the co-author of the AAHA/AAFP 2015 Pain Guidelines. A frequent speaker and consultant, he has published articles in veterinary journals and serves in an advisory capacity to several pharmaceutical companies on topics of pain management. Dr. Petty is a frequent lecturer at both national and international veterinary conferences.

Within this sphere of care, he has expanded his knowledge to encompass the most up-to-date and compassionate treatments available. These special skills consist of certification in pain management from several esteemed organizations, including: Certified Veterinary Pain Practitioner, Certified Medical Veterinary Acupuncture, Certified Canine Rehabilitation Therapist, and Diplomate, American Academy of Pain Management.

Dr. Petty lives in rural Michigan on a horse farm with his wife and two daughters, and two Portuguese Water Dogs.

GoPure Pet Provides Pure Water for Your Pet All Day, Every Day

Ensues healthy hydration, keeps bowl clean and water fresh for pets

Wilton, CT (January 5, 2017) – Bloc Enterprises, LLC – makers of the first-ever portable and continuous, personal water enhancement device, the GoPure Pod™ – is proud to announce the launch of their companion product, GoPure Pet™. Attaching to the bottom of most water bowls, GoPure Pet features the revolutionary technology of the GoPure Pod to continuously purify and enhance tap water ensuring it is clean, healthy, and great tasting for your pet, all day, everyday.

At the heart of the GoPure Pet is GoPure Pod’s PuriBloc – an advanced, highly porous ceramic that constantly cleans tap water for peace of mind and taste satisfaction. Through PuriBloc’s technology, the GoPure Pod adsorbs the most dangerous contaminants now commonly found in tap water across the country such as Chlorine, Fluoride, Arsenic Chromium, Lead and Mercury. Additionally, the GoPure Pod balances pH levels and releases valuable trace minerals so your pets’ water tastes better, retains its freshness all day long and keeps pet bowls clean.

“The most important thing you can do to keep your dog or cat healthy is to have them drink plenty of fresh, clean water,” says Earth Animal DVM and founder Robert Goldstein, who specializes in animal nutrition. “GoPure Pet is the first product we’ve seen that enhances water from any tap water source and keeps it cleaner and great tasting throughout the day. The peace of mind that comes with knowing you’re enhancing this most essential ingredient for your pet’s health is invaluable.”

The GoPure Pet’s protective shell safely attaches to the bottom of most bowls via two high-strength suction cups, eliminating the chance of pets swallowing or chewing on the pod while drinking. One reusable GoPure Pet lasts up to six months and can treat up to 264 gallons of water. Once the GoPure pod has reached its lifespan, it’s easily replaced in the same GoPure Pet shell.

GoPure Pet retails for $29.95 is now available for purchase at www.gopurepod.com and select retailers across the country including Camping World and Bentley’s.

For more information and a technology overview visit http://www.gopurepod.com, or contact Ally Hopper at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

About Bloc Enterprises, LLC

Bloc Enterprises, LLC is a specialized wholesale distribution company with exclusive distribution rights in the United States and United Kingdom for two remarkable new consumer healthcare products. For more information visit:

http://www.blocenterprises.com.

PuriBloc is the patented water enhancement technology inside the GoPure™, a thumb-sized pod made from natural ingredients that removes chemical impurities, while improving the taste. Soluble impurities and the many other contaminants found in ordinary tap water are adsorbed, the water is re-mineralized and the pH is optimized for healthier water. PuriBloc keeps water tasting fresher for longer and is designed to work continuously in any water container such as pitcher, coffee maker, pet bowl or water bottle. For more information,click here.  

 

NicoBloc is a natural, drug-free fluid applied to the filter-end of a cigarette that

blocks up to 99% of tar and nicotine without change in taste or loss of satisfaction. This patented method has proven success rates of over 50% in helping smokers quit after many years of clinical trials and global market testing. NicoBloc is made from 100% natural ingredients and is drug-free so there are no side effects from its use. These unique attributes make NicoBloc the only product of its kind. For more information, click here.  

 

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Talkin' Pets News

March 11, 2017

Host - Jon Patch

Co-Host - Jeremy Miller

Producer - Zach Budin

Network Producer - Quin McCarthy

Executive Producer - Bob Page

Special Guests - Deirdre Franklin, co-author of The Pit Bull Life will join Jon and Talkin' Pets 3/11/17 at 5pm EST to discuss and give away her new book

Melinda Miller, Earth Animal VP of Product Management & Finance, will join Jon and Talkin' Pets 3/11/17 at 630pm EST to discuss and give away their Organic Oven-Baked Cookies for dogs

EARTH ANIMAL LAUNCHES NEW LINE OF
ORGANIC AND GRAIN-FREE BAKED COOKIES
Southport, Connecticut (February 2017) Earth Animal, the trusted choice in award-winning and veterinary formulated products which improve health and life for all our best friends, continues to expand their product assortment with a new line of grain-free, sprout based cookies for dogs, already touted as an ‘Editor’s Pick’ by Pet Age Magazine.
There are many types of treats being offered on the market today but what makes this line unique is that they are veterinary formulated recipes with sprouts, serving as a spark plug for the immune system. “Earth Animal’s new cookies were inspired by our own wholesome
diets recommended from our home kitchen and holistic veterinary practice.
Since 1979, we have always believed in organic foods and are devoted to finding
and using the very best ingredients for our products. What’s good for our dogs is good
for yours,” stated Dr. Bob Goldstein, Co-Founder and Co-CEO of Earth Animal.
Earth Animal cookies are respectfully sourced from organic farms and produced in the USA in a human food bakery. They are grain and gluten free, void of soy, corn, or artificial flavors or colors. Buckwheat flour (which is a plant seed), peanut butter, wild-raised salmon, fruits and vegetables are the main ingredients in the new line. Earth Animal is offering four flavors: Farmer’s Pick with pumpkin & chicken, Fisherman’s Catch with Salmon & Flax, Pizza Crisps with tomato & olive oil, and Fairground’s Best with coconut & peanut butter.
“We had been getting requests from our retailers asking for an everyday, healthy treat that is versatile enough to use for training as well. They were a natural fit and have become a quick best-seller, enhancing our shelf space alongside our other products,” said Chris Moore, Vice President of Sales & Marketing at Earth Animal.About Earth Animal
In1979, Dr. Bob Goldstein and his life partner, Susan Goldstein, embraced the transition from conventional veterinary medicine to an integrative and holistic approach focusing on the whole pet, and started creating natural products without using toxic chemicals to treat their patients and family animals. Their award-winning products are respectfully sourced from farms and produced with purpose in the USA. The Goldstein focus is on developing pure and safe products that improve the health and life of animals. They proudly support organizations which rescue all animals including factory-farm animals. Earth Animal products can be found at www.earthanimal.com and independent pet shops nationwide.
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New York, N.Y. – The American Kennel Club is pleased to announce the launch of the AKC Trick Dog program. The program will include four levels allowing dogs with any amount of experience the ability to participate. Teaching their dog tricks is enjoyable for owners, mentally stimulating for their dogs and can take place at any time or place that fits their lifestyle.

“It is easy to see why trick training is becoming so popular,” said Dr. Mary Burch, AKC Canine Good Citizen and Trick Dog Director. “The primary characteristic of trick dog training is having fun. Tricks can be both entertaining and practical, such as teaching a dog ‘paws up’ for a therapy setting. Trick dog training makes a team out of the handler and dog. We hope this exciting new program will encourage more dogs and owners to become involved in training.”

All dogs (purebred and mixed breeds), can earn Trick Dog titles provided the dog is AKC-registered, enrolled with AKC Canine Partners, or enrolled in the Purebred Alternative Listing (PAL) program. The titles will be listed on the dog’s AKC record and will appear on pedigrees.

Trick titles can be awarded by AKC approved Canine Good Citizen Evaluators, and the AKC will also recognize trick titles earned through the Do More With Your Dog (DMWYD) organization.

“The AKC is proud to partner with DMWYD. Founded in 2005 by Kyra Sundance, DMWYD has introduced trick dog training to thousands of owners and their dogs,” said Doug Ljungren, Vice President of Sports and Events. “By providing basic training to our dogs, whether through CGC training, trick training or in preparation for AKC sports, we prepare our dogs to participate in more areas of our life. Together we encourage all owners to join the fun.”

To learn more about the AKC Trick Dog program and access the title application form, please visit www.akc.org/trick-dog.

The AKC will begin processing Trick Dog title applications on May 1, 2017.        

 

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About the American Kennel Club

Founded in 1884, the American Kennel Club is a not-for-profit organization, which maintains the largest registry of purebred dogs in the world and oversees the sport of purebred dogs in the United States. The AKC is dedicated to upholding the integrity of its registry, promoting the sport of purebred dogs and breeding for type and function.  Along with its more than 5,000 licensed and member clubs and its affiliated organizations, the AKC advocates for the purebred dog as a family companion, advances canine health and well-being, works to protect the rights of all dog owners and promotes responsible dog ownership. More than 22,000 competitions for AKC-registered purebred dogs are held under AKC rules and regulations each year including conformation, agility, obedience, rally, tracking, herding, lure coursing, coonhound events, hunt tests, field and earthdog tests. Affiliate AKC organizations include the AKC Humane Fund, AKC Canine Health Foundation, AKC Reunite and the AKC Museum of the Dog.  For more information, visit www.akc.org.

AKC, American Kennel Club, the American Kennel Club seal and design, and all associated marks and logos are trademarks, registered trademarks and service marks of The American Kennel Club, Inc.


Become a fan of the American Kennel Club on Facebook, and follow us on Twitter @AKCDogLovers

 

New York, NY The American Kennel Club (AKC®), the world’s largest purebred dog registry and leading advocate for dogs, is honored to announce the first set of 2017 AKC Paw of Courage awards to recognize the working canines that put their lives on the line every day to keep our communities safe. This award specifically recognizes those who are serving or have served their departments honorably.

“These selfless canines prove their devotion time and time again,” said AKC Vice President Gina DiNardo. “They demonstrate loyalty, valor and honor in their careers and each of these dogs has made a substantial sacrifice in the line of duty. It is with great esteem that we honor these working dogs with the AKC Paw of Courage as an indication of our appreciation.”

Any working dog is eligible to receive the AKC Paw of Courage; the award is not specific to purebred dogs. To nominate a dog for the next set of Paw of Courage awards, click here. Recipients of the award, or their human partner, will receive a 2017 AKC Paw of Courage medal along with a certificate. In addition, the recipients will receive a photo and profile on akc.org.

The first set of 2017 AKC Paw of Courage recipients are:

K9 Bruno of Anaheim Police Department, CA

K9 Bruno, a seven-year-old German Shepherd Dog, served with the Anaheim Police Department for six years at the time of his injury. He was given an AKC Humane Fund Award for Canine Excellence (ACE) by the American Kennel Club in 2014 after being shot while assisting the SWAT team with a search. The bullet went through Bruno’s lower jaw and lodged in his chest, only about an inch from his heart. After the incident, Bruno retired from his K9 duties and lived at home with his partner, Officer R.J. Young. About two years later, K9 Bruno succumbed to complications from his initial injury.

Bruno was one of two dogs who trained to become part of the SWAT team. He graduated first in his class from the K9 academy and also won first place overall in narcotics during his first ever K9 competition. Bruno was credited with finding millions of dollars’ worth of narcotics and narcotic-related money. He was always full of energy and was well known around the department for disrupting briefings by chewing on his red toy. K9 Bruno was a cherished officer, partner and family companion and will be missed dearly by Officer Young and the Anaheim Police Department, as well as every one of the many lives he has touched.

K9 Mattis of the Alpharetta Police Department, GA

K9 Mattis, a three-year-old German Shepherd Dog, serves with the Alpharetta Police Department. In October of 2016, while handler, Officer Mark Tappan and K9 Mattis were in a foot pursuit, the suspect leapt off a 30-foot retaining wall and Mattis followed without hesitation, leading to his surrender. Mattis was checked for obvious injuries and was quickly on his way to respond to the next call with Officer Tappan. They were able to track down and apprehend the second suspect shortly before Mattis collapsed from internal injuries from the earlier fall. He was rushed to the emergency vet where he was treated for a lacerated liver and a contusion of his right lung.

Mattis has since made a full recovery and returned to active duty. In his short time with the department, Mattis has contributed to over 100 arrests and has assisted in removing countless amounts of narcotics from the streets. Additionally, he has performed several demonstrations for church groups, schools and various other community groups, often surrounded by the children of the community. Officer Tappan describes K9 Mattis as a very special blend of tenacious working dog and friendly family pet. Mattis’ lack of hesitation jumping off the wall demonstrates his dedication and loyalty to his work. The sacrifice Mattis made that day to protect his community is truly appreciated by Officer Tappan, the Alpharetta Police Department and the community he serves.

K9 Jardo of the Boise Police Department, ID

K9 Jardo was a six-year-old Belgian Malinois of the Boise Police Department in Idaho when he was shot in the line of duty while confronting an armed suspect. Jardo was rushed to WestVet Animal Emergency and Specialty Center with at least one gunshot wound to the chest. He underwent surgery and two dogs, both pets of staff members at WestVet, donated blood to Jardo, giving him a life-saving transfusion. The surgery and transfusion were successful and Jardo was expected to make a full recovery. However, about a week later, he succumbed to his injuries.

K9 Jardo was trained to track and apprehend dangerous criminals, find evidence relating to crimes and locate street drugs. He successfully apprehended a dangerous gang member in his very first week on patrol. When he was not on duty, Jardo enjoyed playing with his dog friends and swimming in the canal by his house. K9 Jardo made the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty to protect his community. He will be missed dearly by his handler, Officer Shane Williams, as well as the entire Boise Police Department and each person he has touched throughout his life.

K9 Peydro of the Woodland Police Department, CA

K9 Peydro is a three-year-old German Shepherd Dog, handled by Officer Juan Barrera. He served the Woodland Police Department honorably for a little over a year. In May of 2016, Peydro was struck by a vehicle while he and Officer Barrera were in pursuit of a wanted man. K9 Peydro was immediately transported to a veterinary hospital and after a successful surgery and blood transfusion, he made a full recovery, but was medically retired in October of 2016.

The suspect involved in the incident later turned himself in to the Woodland Police Department. Peydro was a dual purpose police K9 trained in narcotics, apprehension, and article searching. He weighs about 80 lbs, but Officer Barrera and his family are convinced that he thinks he's a lap dog. When he’s not on duty, he loves to cuddle up on the couch and balance toys on his nose. Peydro’s sacrifice in the line of duty was an indication of his courage and commitment to his community. He is now enjoying his retired life with his family.

For downloadable images of the recipients, click here.

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About the American Kennel Club

Founded in 1884, the American Kennel Club is a not-for-profit organization, which maintains the largest registry of purebred dogs in the world and oversees the sport of purebred dogs in the United States. The AKC is dedicated to upholding the integrity of its registry, promoting the sport of purebred dogs and breeding for type and function. Along with its more than 5,000 licensed and member clubs and its affiliated organizations, the AKC advocates for the purebred dog as a family companion, advances canine health and well-being, works to protect the rights of all dog owners and promotes responsible dog ownership. More than 22,000 competitions for AKC-registered purebred dogs are held under AKC rules and regulations each year including conformation, agility, obedience, rally, tracking, herding, lure coursing, coonhound events, hunt tests, field and earthdog tests. Affiliate AKC organizations include the AKC Humane Fund, AKC Canine Health Foundation, AKC Reunite and the AKC Museum of the Dog. For more information, visit www.akc.org.

AKC, American Kennel Club, the American Kennel Club seal and design, and all associated marks and logos are trademarks, registered trademarks and service marks of The American Kennel Club, Inc.

Become a fan of the American Kennel Club on Facebook, and follow us on Twitter @AKCDogLovers

Talkin' Pets News

March 4, 2017

Host - Jon Patch

Co-Host - Dr. Anne Lampru

Producer - Lexi Lapp

Network Producer - Quin NcCarthy

Executive Producer - Bob Page

Special Guest - Stacie Grisson, Editor-in-Chief at BarkPost, will join Jon and Talkin' Pets 3/4/17 at 5pm EST to dicuss and give away their new book "Dogs and Their People"

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