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Pet Guide Reviews GoGo Stik!

Pet Guide Reviews GoGo Stik!

Grab The GoGo Stick: It’s Your Go-To When Fido Go-Goes

Spring is in the air and winter has left us with a nasty #2 mess. It’s poop-scoopin’ season, and if you wouldn’t touch doodie with a 10-foot pole, you’ll want to get the GoGo Stik!

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GoGo Stik. Cleaner. Lighter. Better!

GoGo Stik. Cleaner. Lighter. Better!

Kansas customer review

on August 29, 2015  Verified Purchase
I think I’ve tried about every kind of pick up device and this is the best of them all. It really is “no touch” and remains perfectly clean as the device itself never comes in contact with the material being picked up. I’ve used several varieties of bags including the ones that came with it and regular plastic grocery bags all with great results. If you don’t like wrapping a bag around your hand to do what needs to be done then I highly recommend this device.

GO GO and get this Stik!!! Says Barbara Nicholson

GO GO and get this Stik!!!

on August 21, 2015

This is one of the best purchases I’ve made in a long time! It has made my life so much easier! I was so sick of picking up after my two dogs multiple times a day using grocery bags and my hand. I have long nails and often the bag would puncture while I was scooping and you can imagine this was not fun!

I was searching for a solution and looking into rakes and claws and many pooper scooper options before finding the GoGo Stik. The problem with the other options was that my older dog does loose stools and I didn’t want to have to clean the rake or claw every time I used it. I also didn’t want a system that required me to buy special bags. The GoGo Stik fit the bill on all counts. The unit stays clean because it is completely covered with a bag. I can use any standard grocery bag with handle so it is economical and I can recycle my bags using them again.

The bag is easy to attach, and what is great is I use way less bags. I used to have to use a new bag per pile because it was hard to pick up multiple piles without making a mess. Now one bag is enough for our entire walk for both dogs! I just scoop and shake it down into the bottom of the bag and I’m ready to pick up the next pile. It even does a great job on the soft stuff. It scrapes it off the grass better than I could do with my bag covered hand.

The GoGo Stik is also very light and I have no trouble carrying it all around the block on our walks. I generally carry it in a way that it balances against my arm which makes it even lighter feeling. (Doesn’t hurt that I can hold it far enough away that I don’t have to smell the contents!).

So all in all I would highly recommend this product to anyone who has to pick up after a pet.

GoGo Stik review from J. Barry, Lakewood, Co.

I recently developed hip problems making it impossible to bend over to clean up after my dog. I am supposed to walk as much as possible so I needed something to help with the “job.” This works great. A lot of different bag sizes, work, even the free ones to my park. Easy to set up dispose of the waste. Stays clean.

“I don’t know how I ever lived without this before!”

 August 12, 2015
I don’t know how I ever lived without this before! Easy to set-up and use. No more bending over with a bag on my hand for me when picking up around the yard…

Dog Duty: Laws About Owning a Dog in New York State:

Dog Duty! Laws About Owning a Dog in New York State:

Know your rights and responsibilities about owning a dog in New York.

Know your rights and responsibilities about owning a dog in New York.

The laws about dog ownership vary from state to state, municipality to municipality. In 2015 there have been several laws that relate to dog ownership in New York State (NYS). Be aware that the laws about your dog do vary from community to community. Check out some of these changes coming to NYS.

There are also a couple of bills in the capital to be aware of. Dog lovers everywhere should be celebrating these. On May 13, 2015, the NYS Senate approved a bill that now allows you to take Fido (Dexter is excited too) with you to your favorite outdoor café or restaurant (if the café permits it). There are a couple of rules that accompany this new law, your pooches cannot sit at the table top (in a seat) and the server cannot directly feed or pet your furry companion. These are the lines drawn by the food health folks.

Also, a proposed NY law if passed, will allow a civilian to break a car window to rescue a dog in extreme temperature conditions. Currently, this is only legal for law enforcement officers. NY would be the first state to pass such a law. Dog lovers the land over are celebrating!

Did You Know:

Did you know that in NYS, you are liable for injuries if you have a “beware of dog” sign posted and your dog bites someone. This sign infers that your dog is dangerous and as such, you must have control of your animal.

Also, if you DO NOT have a “beware of dog” sign, you are liable for not warning folks that you have a animal on the premises! … So what do you do? You put up a sign that says Guard Dog On Duty. This implies that a trained animal is on duty and folks should behave accordingly.

Disclaimer: These laws can vary by court of course and should not be taken as legal advice. Use your judgment when it comes to your pet care an be aware of local ordinances that may enhance or deter the laws mentioned above.  (GoGo Stik is not an attorney).

Article Links:

http://www.agriculture.ny.gov/ai/AILaws/article7.pdf

http://nypost.com/2015/06/16/ny-lawmakers-pass-bill-to-allow-dogs-at-outdoor-cafes/

http://www.buffalonews.com/feed/proposed-new-york-law-would-allow-onlookers-to-smash-a-car-window-to-save-an-animal-20150619

http://dogbitelaw.com/mixed-dog-bite-statute-states/new-york-dog-bite-law

Review by Troy H…”Very cool and useful tool…”

Very cool and useful tool for cleaning up after your dog

 

on July 29, 2015  Verified Purchase
Very cool little gadget for cleaning up after you dog without getting poo on your hands trying to pick up dog doo with a bag. Another great advantage of this handy thing is that you can use regular plastic store bags and don’t have to purchase special/proprietary bags. I use it to pick up poo from the entire yard at once instead of following my dog around with it and picking up just one. It can hold A LOT of dog waste, actually several pounds of it, then just undo the plastic bag from the tool, tie a knot in the bag and drop it in the trash can. Simple, easy, clean. It’s wonderful!

Nashville Paw Magazine, Heather Dowdy Endorses GoGo Stik, Totally Clean Pooper Scooper!

Nashville Paw Magazine, Heather Dowdy Endorses GoGo Stik, Totally Clean Pooper Scooper on FB

July 1st
Dog parents! If you’re like me, picking up the poo from your yard is one of your least favorite chores. I have tried so many poop scoopers – they either break, or don’t get the mess from longer grass, or get filthy and have to be washed.
Then, Gogostik sent me one of their scoopers to try. Yes, they have an ad in our magazine and I received a free scooper to try out – but I am not being paid to write this post. I truly LOVE this scooper and I want to share this video because I really do think it can make cleaning up your yard so much easier. It uses any size plastic grocery or pick-up bag, which keeps the actual scooper clean… and, it works awesome at cleaning poo even from our taller fescue grass, which other scoopers had a hard time with.
I sincerely wanted to share this demonstration in case you are looking for a good scooper for your own yard. It’s been super helpful with our 3 dogs and at keeping our yard clean!

…he goes directly in the bag. No scooping required.

Hello Alec, Had a chance to give the gogostik a test & it works great for my purposes. I have a small dog, I take him for walks twice a day and he goes directly in the bag. No scooping required, just dispose of the bag. I only have a small supply of bags that came with the gogostik so I would like to purchase a larger supply to have on hand, possibly a case of 500 bags or so. Please let me know if I can purchase a bulk amount of bags; if so how many and the price. Need ASAP.
Thanks,
Peggy

I love that I don’t have to have something sitting around in my garage covered in dog poop.

You’ve been very helpful

PS. I’ve been telling everyone about your product because I love it. I love that I don’t have to have something sitting around in my garage covered in dog poop. I think it’s lighter and cleaner than all the other options out there. Thank you again!

Angela

I have two female dachunds…I can not bend while I am healing from my back surgery…

Hi Alec,
I have two female dachounds. Since I can not bend while I am healing from my back surgery I hesitated to walk my dogs. I had no idea how I was going to pick up poop. Yesterday I tried the GoGo stick out for the first time. It worked great! I could pick up the poop without bending and everything went right in the bag I had attached to the stick. I was very happy to be able to avoid any mess. Thank you so much. Martha

GoGo Stik – DISABLED PEOPLE NEED THIS PRODUCT !!!

By E.W.
I am a disabled veteran in a wheelchair. I recently received a Service dog and was at a loss as to how I would clean up after him. I no longer have the hand strength or dexterity to use traditional scoopers with jaws. I can’t squeeze them open. I finally found this product and it is amazing. And since I can’t bend over due to the wheelchair and my brain injury, the extension handle allows me to easily reach and scoop up my dog’s messes. Trust me, you need this product!

We slip this bad boy under his rear and play “catch the poo” …


By Lisa D.
Size: ST MODEL 25″-35″|Verified Purchase
We buy a lot of things from Amazon, but this is by far, the most used item we’ve ever bought. We purchased our first one a little over a year ago and used it every single day, a few times a day. We don’t have a yard, so we walk our poochie. When he squats, we slip this bad boy under his rear and play “catch the poo” – as can bee seen in the attached photo. Our doggo doesn’t seem to mind it one bit. Far better than bending over and picking up warm squishy stuff with bag-gloved hand. If you have to scoop any up from the ground, the shovel shaped head makes it fairy easy to scoop up with some maneuvering. It works best with Out! brand large, handled heavy duty bags. Standard bags can be used, but don’t secure onto the stick as easily. You can even use plastic bags from the grocery store, but they can be bulky if you’re playing “catch the poo”.

After a little over a year, we purchased a second one because the mechanism that keeps the extender in the locked position wore out. Definitely got our moneys worth out of the first one. Will gladly purchase a third in another year or so if this one wears out.

Testimonial From a “Catchin’!” GoGo Stik User

From L. Tiboldo

Message: Great product. I started using an early version of the Go Go Stick almost two years ago after having a fall and was having trouble cleaning up after our SharPei.

My daughter saw the Stick on line and immediately had one sent to me as a St. Valentine Day’s gift. (some gift)

Little did I think it would turn out so great. The very first time I took the dog out with the stick it worked out. Not want to create a mess of things, I stuck the Stick (bag end) under the dog while he was going. He turned his head around to check it out and that began years of success with it. Since that day all we have to do is wait for him to squat and he goes right in the bag. His deposit never touches the ground, or anything else but the inside of the bag. Simply great. Thanks so much.

Canine Autism and Vaccinations?


Here is an outstanding article on this subject from Karin Brulliard is a national reporter who runs the Animalia blog. Previously, she was an international news editor; a foreign correspondent in South Africa, Pakistan and Israel; and a local reporter.

The British Veterinary Association, which represents thousands of practitioners in the United Kingdom, felt compelled to hop onto Twitter last week to issue a notable statement: “There’s currently no reliable scientific evidence to indicate autism in dogs (or its link to vaccines),” the group wrote.

The tweet came in response to a widely condemned call-out from the television show “Good Morning Britain” for interviews with pet owners who believe their dogs developed “canine autism” as a result of vaccines or who refuse routine shots over worries about side effects. But the association also suggested its response had roots across the Atlantic: “We are aware of an increase in anti-vaccination pet owners in the U.S.,” it said, “who have voiced concerns that vaccinations may lead to their dogs developing autism-like behavior.”

Has the anti-vaccine movement, which has fueled measles outbreaks in recent years, spread to American pets?

Not exactly, according to major veterinary groups in this country. John de Jong, a Boston-area veterinarian and incoming president of the American Veterinary Medical Association, said his organization firmly agrees with its British counterpart: There’s no evidence for autism in dogs or any link to vaccines — a theory that has been thoroughly discredited in humans. But he also said he has never been asked by a client about this notion, nor does he know of other veterinarians who have.

Heather Loenser, a senior veterinary officer with the American Animal Hospital Association, echoed that.

“I have never had a client voice that concern,” Loenser, who practices in New Jersey, wrote in an email, adding that she has only “seen it pop up on social media from time to time.”

No one tracks pet vaccination rates. That said, both Loenser and de Jong said they’ve seen small increases in clients who question the necessity or frequency of pet vaccinations. De Jong said some are influenced by breeders who tell buyers to wait on shots until after a dog has produced litters, while others express a vaguer skepticism about possible side effects.

More generally, he said, the doubts are reflective of a pet “humanization” trend that has driven a surge in organic and grain-free pet food sales, expensive and invasive end-of-life care, and doggy fitness centers.

“It’s fair to say that a lot of what we see in veterinary medicine seems to follow the curve of what’s popular in human medicine,” de Jong said. “The human-animal bond is at an all-time high, and people consider their pets as extended members of the family.”

The rabies vaccine is required by law for dogs and cats in most states. Other “core” vaccines, including those for distemper and parvovirus in dogs, are strongly recommended. They have been highly effective, veterinarians point out. Rabies has been eradicated in domestic canines, and distemper is extremely rare. De Jong said he treated dogs with parvovirus as a veterinary student in the early 1980s but now seldom sees it.

“If you take a look at the general health and longevity of both animals and people in society today, we have longer and healthier lives due to preventive medications, preventive health care, good diets and vaccines,” he said.

Vaccines can have minor side effects like swelling and very rarely more serious ones. And although pets typically are offered a series of immunizations, pet owners can discuss with their veterinarians which ones, other than rabies, are critical. A cat living in a high-rise condo, for example, might not need a vaccine for leukemia, de Jong said.

“Many of our North American colleagues believe, as I do, that vaccines should be tailored to the individual pet based on the animal’s risk factors and lifestyle,” said Loenser, whose organization offers an online “lifestyle-based vaccine calculator” to help guide owners’ conversations with their vets.

While de Jong said the veterinary association has detected no major cause for alarm about anti-vaccination-driven outbreaks in pets, he emphasized how much he hopes the idea doesn’t spread. Many diseases against which pets are immunized, such as rabies, can infect both animals and people.

“Widespread use of vaccines has prevented death and disease in millions and millions of animals,” he said. “The benefits far outweigh the risks, by a mile.”

What You Need to Know About Dog Flu!

Federal health experts say the worst of the country’s nastiest flu season in nearly 10 years is pretty much over.

But while many of us were following doctors orders on how to avoid influenza, many pet owners might not have realized that their canine friends have their own version of the flu, which is almost as bad.

And veterinarians across Florida have been seeing an increasing number of cases in recent months.

It’s caused by the H3N2 virus, which first cropped up in the United States in 2015.

Once dogs catch it, the viral disease makes them feel just as lousy as when humans get the flu. “They become lethargic. They have quite a distinct temperature rise,” says Dr. Colin Parrish, a virologist with the Baker Institute for Animal Health at Cornell University. But a continual cough that lasts for a long period of time is probably the clearest sign your dog has the flu.

The viral infection is most commonly spread when infected dogs cough and sneeze anyplace where other dogs are in close quarters, like kennels, dog parks, doggie daycare centers and grooming parlors.

For all the similarities between the human and canine influenzas, dogs rarely die from the disease. And humans can’t catch the strain from their dogs. But there is evidence that the H3N2 strain can be passed to domestic cats.

If you suspect your dog has the flu, experts say you should visit your veterinarian, who may suggest you quarantine the sick dog from anywhere between five days and three weeks, depending on the severity of the infection.

As with the human flu, there’s a vaccine available for canine influenza.

To learn more about the dog flu, please visit the website for the Baker Institute for Animal Health.

My dogs love pooping on people’s yards

Best thing ever
By Cam K.
Size: 25″-35″|Verified Purchase
This gogo stik is the best thing ever. So convenient. I take it with me on walks. My dogs love pooping on people’s yards and I hate having to pull them mid-poop. With this stik I can just place it under their bum and catch it all. I’m happy, my neighbors are happy and more importantly my dogs are happy.

Will you soon be able to provide pot for your pooch?

ALBANY — Will you soon be able to provide pot for your pooch?

Assemblywoman Amy Paulin, D-Scarsdale, Westchester County, introduced legislation Thursday that would change New York law to allow veterinarians to prescribe medical marijuana to animals.

“Medical marijuana has helped countless people in the management and treatment of chronic and debilitating illnesses,” Paulin’s bill states.

“Research suggests that animals can also benefit from cannabis use to similarly treat their ailments.”

Nevada and California are also considering legislation to legalize medical marijuana for animals, saying it could help pets with chronic illnesses.

“Animal owners and caregivers would therefore be given an alternative option to alleviate their pets’ pain,” Paulin’s bill said.

“This could be helpful to many animals in need of relief, especially those that have chronic illnesses and for whom more traditional medical treatment has not proven to be effective.”

The bill may face an uphill battle with the Legislature and Gov. Andrew Cuomo. The measure has yet to gain a Senate sponsor, and Cuomo has moved cautiously with expanding the state’s medical marijuana program.

New York first started to allow doctors to prescribe medical marijuana in non-smokeable forms in January 2016, but the program has struggled.

As a result, the state has expanded the types of conditions that can be treated with medical marijuana, let nurse practitioners prescribe it and wants to double the number of dispensaries to 40.

The program currently has 1,500 registered practitioners and about 47,600 patients. according to the state Health Department.

Cuomo indicated in January that New York will also study whether to legalize recreational marijuana.

“This is an important topic, it is a hotly debated topic — pardon the pun — and it would be nice to have some facts in the middle of the debate once in a while,” Cuomo said in his budget address.

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