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Pets on Pot: Newest Customer Base for Medical Marijuana

Pets on Pot: The Newest Customer Base for Medical MarijuanaMedical Marijuana
LAURA M. HOLSON The New York Times

The Food and Drug Administration has not approved cannabis for pets, in part because there is little research showing its effectiveness. Veterinarians are not allowed to write prescriptions for the products and, in states where marijuana is illegal, are wary of discussing the idea. Last year, a proposed state law was defeated in Nevada that would have made it possible for veterinarians to prescribe cannabis to pets with chronic illnesses. Still, users swear by the products.

One-third of Dog Owners Visit a Dog Park

One-third of Dog Owners Visit a Dog Park

Survey Says! …

One-third of Dog Owners Take Their Pooch to a Dog Park
Are you one of the one-third?

Let the puppies play! In the past year, 33% of dog owners have taken their pet to a dog-specific park. The frequency of going to a dog park is the same regardless of the number of dogs owned. However, considerably more owners in the Northeast go to dog parks than owners in other regions (39% compared to 30% in the North Central region, which reports having fewer dog parks in general compared to other regions). Owners with large or medium size dogs are more likely to go to a dog park than owners of small dogs. Interestingly, almost half of all Gen Y dog owners (born between 1980-1994) go to a dog park with their pet, while Builder dog owners (born between 1925-1945) are far less likely to go to such a park (47% compared to 16%).

Source: 2015-2016 APPA National Pet Owners Survey

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Dexter’s – Did you know? Wolves, Dogs, & Humans

A recent study in the research journal Current Biology confirms that dogs realize when they are being treated unequally to their peers. This finding deepens our insight into how a dog’s brain works and suggests that dogs and humans share behavioral traits.

At the University of Veterinary Medicine in Vienna, Austria, pairs of ten dogs and nine wolves were subjected to reward tests. If one dog consistently received a piece of meat as its reward and its partner consistently received plain old dog food, the partner became less motivated to participate in the reward test — in a sense its own form of protest.

This inequity awareness, or knowledge of being treated unfairly, is a trait shared by humans, monkeys, and other non-human primates. It is important for understanding human behavior. This study has found that dogs and wolves also possess inequity awareness, which cannot be said to exist for other animals. This suggests that dogs and primates share characteristic thinking and feeling processes.

Because this study found that both dogs and wolves possessed inequity awareness, it is likely that this trait was not learned through domestication of the wolf to the modern pet dog. This implies that there may have been an older ancestor of both the modern pet dog and of the wolf that developed this inequity awareness. It is possible that dogs and humans share this common ancestor?

GoGo Stik as a Urine Sample Collector for your Doggie

Use the stick to collect pee sample from your doggie. We have to get a pee sample for the vet, and it used to be ridiculously difficult. Imagine walking around your dog with a dish, cup or whatever. Then when he pees, you suddenly place it under him? He freaks, stops and you are bent over waiting. Opportunity lost. That happened all the time.
With your product, our lives had changed. We simply put it under him as he pees and we get a great sample and he is not disturbed while he pees so we are all happy!

Joe Q. June 27, 2017

Special Report: Unwanted dogs dumped in South Florida

MIAMI-DADE, Fla. —
Justin Wagner is a one man rescue, saving homeless and stray dogs in Miami-Dade County.
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Wagner told WPBF 25 News’ Tiffany Kenney that the Redlands, between Homestead and the Everglades, has become a known dumping ground for dogs.

Wagner, alone, has rescued more than 50 stray dogs. He told Kenney, “I’ve seen dogs tied to a crate out in the middle of nowhere, hoping someone is going to find them. That’s not how you get rid of a dog. It’s nothing I’ve ever seen. It’s like a third world country, Wagner said.

“They have no voice. It’s not like they can tell you what hurts,” Wagner said.

In March, Michelle Wacker, with Poodle and Pooch Rescue in Orlando, headed south on a rescue mission.

“We thought we were going to be there all day to fill up our horse trailer and our six SUVS. But by 1 p.m., we had 52 dogs and we were full. The dogs we saw were starving. They had broken legs and broken hips. One was fed metal shards. One was shot in the eye, head and hind,” Wacker said.

In all, the rescue has saved more than 150 dogs from the Redlands.

“This has become a safety health issue. Someone is going to get bit and get rabies. Someone is going to get mauled. Dade County should be embarrassed by the fact that it took a group of middle-aged women to drive all the way from Orlando to take care of their problem,” Wacker said.

A spokesperson for Miami Dade Animal Services which picked up 150 strays last year in the Redlands said they have offered to assist rescue groups and they do send crews out there to investigate. They also claim there are other parts of the county that have bigger abandoned dog problems.

GOGO STIK Production Moved to U.S.A.!

Pooch Approved Products is happy to announce that we’ve entered into a partnership with JM Murray. This has allowed us to bring much of our GoGo Stik production to the U.S. from China. They have begun to implement quality inspection, assembly, packaging, warehousing and distribution. This transition will allow us to better expand our product line and to provide higher quality products for our customers. We look forward to a long and beneficial relationship.

JM Murray is located in Cortland, NY. Here’s a little bit about them.

“From our humble beginnings nearly 45 years ago, JM Murray now provides services to approximately 1,300 individuals with disabilities annually and more than 200 individuals with disabilities are involved in our business services division contracts. Throughout our growth, we have strived to continue to maintain an individualized, person-centered approach throughout all of the services we provide, offering the individuals we serve the opportunity to achieve greater self-sufficiency.”

“Our Business Enterprises Division offers unique flexibility that is second to none. We encourage our prospective customers to contact us about the types of products and services we are able to provide. We are unique in that we have access to a large, diversified workforce and work space and also offer the latest technology with Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) availability and Epicor, our Enterprise Resource Planning System (ERP). All of these tools provide us with the opportunity to accommodate projects of all magnitudes, better serve our customers and thus solidify our future growth.”