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Dexter’s Doggie Bag – New Product Launched

Pooch Approved Products is very excited to announce that our new Dexter’s Doggie Bag has just been launched on our website and on Amazon.com.  This is a great product on its own. But is a must for those with GoGo Stiks.   Save and Reuse your plastic bags. Just stik your bags in the top…then pull ’em out the bottom when needed. Now it’s simple to manage and organize those cluttering piles of loose bags around the house. Keep them in one place for quick access – in Dexter’s Doggie Bag!

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  • No More Piles of Loose Bags Around the House
  • Keep Bags Organized in One Convenient Place
  • Provides Easy Access to Bags for a GoGo Stik
  • Elastic Bottom Opening Keeps Bags Secure
  • 19 inch Height with 5 inch Cord for Easy Hanging

Dexter’s Doggie Bag MSRP is $14.99 but sells on the GoGo Stik website and Amazon.com for $9.95. It has a 60 day money back guarantee.

New use for the GoGo Stik!

New use for the GoGo Stik!

Subject: New use for the GoGo Stik!

Dear GoGo Stik,
Wanted to let you know about another application for the scooper. It has worked well in cleaning up after two dogs in the back yard for the past year, I appreciate the no-hassle cleanup. My Vet recently asked for a three day first AM urine sample from our older pet as he is diagnosing a possible kidney issue. I thought about the best way to get the sample from our short female dog and knew it would not be easy or clean.
The GoGo Stik immediately came to mind. With the addition of a zip-loc bag, I was able to get my sample by simply holding the open bag under her to catch the stream without disruption, mess, or upsetting her during her first morning tinkle. Great adaptation of a very useful tool. Kacey has been cleared of any kidney issues and we owe you a “thanks” for making our part of the diagnostic process a breeze.

Joe & Cathy
Upstate NY.

GoGo Stik “Lifesaver for a REVOLTING task”

4.0 out of 5 stars Lifesaver for a REVOLTING task
By SKM Chicago on October 9, 2015
Verified Purchase
To preface, I have to say that am NOT a dog person, at all. I am only extremely reluctantly living with a big dog as of recent months because he was a package deal with a wonderful person. :::acquiescent sigh:::

He’s a good dog, but my goodness, the absolute revulsion at the thought of going anywhere near a warm, soft-ish, HORRID, stinky mess from an animal with only plastic between it and my hand, UGH (totally fine with human babies, side note!). But I wanted to be able to help with walks, and actually in my head thought “I wish they would make a stick with a poop bag so that the stuff would never actually touch the stick, just the bag.” I thought this for weeks until it finally struck me to check trusty Amazon – EUREKA!!

This product works pretty well and as it claims, it’s just getting the bag off can be a teensy bit tricky, but I’m sure I don’t do it 100% correctly. And you’re carrying a stick and look silly, and you’re still having to look at and deal with the excrement of an animal you’d rather have nothing to do with. So there’s that, but it’s not the stick’s fault. That being said, it’s a great tool for a disgusting task that you begrudgingly do for the comfort of the animal that your partner adores.

If you’re looking at this product and this review, you may be in the same boat, so I wanted to be candid. And honestly, venting has been a bit cathartic, so thanks Amazon! 😀

Pumpkin Spice Dog Biscuit Recipe

Pumpkin Spice Dog Biscuit Recipe

Pumpkin Spice Dog Biscuit Recipie:
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We know that your dog is a special member of your family, With that in mind, we want our blog to reflect the special place the hold in your home. This means sharing news, recipes, tips and tricks to help you care for your all of your family.

This week, that includes a recipe we found for homemade Pumpkin Spice Dog Biscuits. We know this time of year, pumpkin spice everything comes on the market. Because not all of the pet treats you find in the store are the healthiest option for your pet, we will share with you a way to treat your pet and feel good about it.

Pumpkin Spice Dog Biscuts:

Recipe type: Doggie Treats

Prep time:  20 mins

Cook time:  40 mins

Total time:  1 hour

We hope your dog loves it as much as ours did.

A healthy, yummy treat for your best friend!


Ingredients Dog Biscuts

  • 2½ cups whole wheat flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup canned pumpkin
  • 2 tablespoons peanut butter
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¾ teaspoon ground cinnamon

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. In a stand mixer, mix together the flour, eggs, pumpkin, peanut butter, salt, and cinnamon
  3. Add water as needed to help make the dough workable, but the dough should be dry and stiff.
  4. Roll the dough into a ½-inch-thick roll. Cut into ½-inch pieces.
  5. Bake in preheated oven until hard, about 40 minutes.

 

The author of this recipe states on her blog, that she developed it after finding that the dog treats in her cupboards, did not pass muster. She shared this and it looked so dare we say yummy, we wanted to share it with you.

We hope your dog loves it as Max did.

Recipe Source:
http://amuseinmykitchen.com/2012/01/11/woofies/

 

 

C.A. says “I bought this over the rake…”

CECELIA A. , from Moore, OK… Wrote: Very happy about this Pooper Scooper. I bought this over the rake pooper scooper to avoid any type of “touching” of poop or cleaning of the cleaner. With the Gogo Stik I was able to clean up my dogs remains in the apartment complex & other dogs who use the same area in a few minutes. I probably picked up about 15 remains (not all my dogs btw) in a few minutes in the grassy area. Very happy!

Emergency Dog Care Check List

Do you have an emergency dog care check list?  Many of you know that your family is ready, but have you stopped to think if you are ready for your pet too?
Our dogs are such important members of our families. We have been watching the news stories about the fires out west and hearing about a strong hurricane season.
This can add up to some very concerned pet owners trying to figure out how to prepare everyone in the house for an emergency. To help you do this, we have put together an emergency preparedness check list.
Feel free to download the pdf or print this out.

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GoGo Stick review by Sean D says that “I have 4 dogs which means a lot of poop and this scooper is awesome…scooping poop has never been easier.”

I have 4 dogs which means a lot of poop and this scooper is awesome. There is a technique to it but once …
By Sean M Donnellanon September 5, 2015 Verified Purchase
I never ever review products but I felt necessary on this one. I have 4 dogs which means a lot of poop and this scooper is awesome. There is a technique to it but once you get that down, scooping poop has never been easier. Great job on this product!

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.

Dog Duty: Laws About Dogs in Texas

Dog Duty: Laws About Dogs in Texas

Dog Duty: Laws About Dogs in TexasTexas_state_seal

Texas has a reputation of being a no nonsense state. This extends to their laws about dog ownership and owner responsibilities. They are so aggressive in their enforcement of laws that animal law enforcement officers have been featured on TV in the program Animal Cops Huston. In the program camera crews follow around enforcement officers, recording the lengths that they will go through in their daily efforts.

The work as a dog catcher/animal enforcement officer is so intense, that in Huston Texas, perspective dogcatchers must submit to psychoanalysis before being hired. This is to ensure they can handle the emotional demands of working with the dogs and animals they encounter, not to mention the humans who may be guilty of abusing their pets.

Some of the more heavily enforced dog abuse laws in Texas are the laws about improper dog restraint. With the heat and dry weather of Texas, it is life threatening for a dog to be restrained outside without access to adequate shade and water. The specifics of these laws can be found at this website. They list the requirements of proper leashing and shelters. In fact, they come right out and say that chains are prohibited unless they are being physically held by a person. They cannot be used as a tether in any way.

This may paint the picture that Texas is out to get dog owners, when it is quite the contrary. A quick search of the web will show that many municipalities seek to support responsible dog ownership.
Huston for an example has a whole webpage dedicated to assisting residents in enjoying their pet.
On this page in particular, they talk about the “4’Ls” of safely owning a dog in Texas:
License
Leash
Latch
Love

One set of laws you should be aware of in Texas are the Pet Trader Ordinances. These laws prohibit anything but the legal sale of dog (this does not apply to shelter adoptions). According to this law, not only must the dog be sold, but they must be sold at the location they were bred. Why? It is our best guess that this law was put into place to prevent puppy mills. Those looking to purchase a dog (not adopt) must physically go to the location where the dog was born. This will help the future owner gage the health of the animal along with keeping public eyes on any breeding operation.

 

Links:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z5QqaFpcqZY

https://www.animallaw.info/statute/tx-dog-consolidated-dog-laws

https://www.petcentric.com/01-19-2012/odd-pet-laws

https://austintexas.gov/department/animal-protection-ordinances

Dog Duty: Laws about your dog and service dogs in Florida

Dog Duty: Laws about your dog and service dogs in Floridaseal

People in Florida love their dogs! We have some big fans in Florida and as a shout out to them, here are a few interesting laws that you may or may not be aware of.  Very important to the state of Florida, are some laws pertaining to offenses to service dogs that we would like to share with you. Also, on the other end of the stik, so speak, we dug up an interesting article in the Tampa Times, that deals with an amended ordinance on one of our favorite topics – handling dog waste!
First, what is neat about the following laws are their firm standing on police dogs, fire dogs and search and rescue dogs. As valued members of these various organizations, these laws offer protection for dogs and for the most part, are exempt from many quarantine and bite laws. You can check out the specifics of these laws here.

(Chapter 843 – Offenses against police dogs, fire dogs, SAR dogs, or police horses...)

 

As it is with all states, laws vary from municipality to municipality. Many jurisdictions have leash laws and ordinances pertaining to dog excrement on both residential and commercial property. (Handy that GoGo Stik can help you with that).  Many of these exist as a result of nuisance situations.  For instance, according to an interesting article in the Tampa Bay Times, ” St. Petersburg plugs loophole in pooper-scooper law 05/08/12″ (St. Petersburg),  City Council members approved an amended ordinance.   Assistant attorney Erica Smith, stated days before it went before the City Council,

” We’re going to enlarge it so now no property, whether residential or commercial, could have dog excrement on it to the extent that it creates a health hazard or a public nuisance.”

To us responsible dog owners, this means a lot of scooping and cleaning. The best part, is you can use any bag and save money while following the law. (Maybe that’s why Florida loves the GoGo Stik?)`

 

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 and be aware of local ordinances that may enhance or deter the laws mentioned above.

 

Links:

http://www.leg.state.fl.us/statutes/index.cfm?App_mode=Display_Statute&URL=0700-0799/0767/0767.htm

http://www.leg.state.fl.us/statutes/index.cfm?App_mode=Display_Statute&Search_String=&URL=0800-0899/0843/Sections/0843.19.html

http://www.tampabay.com/news/localgovernment/st-petersburg-plugs-loophole-in-pooper-scooper-law/1228966

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