JUNE 2017

This email newsletter contains news, tips and other content that help you learn more about Neutricks, and, if you're a distributor, you can include in your marketing efforts and messaging.

 
 
 
 
 

Does your Veterinarian have Specific Senior Pet Programs for the pet and their pet parents?


In the recent DVM360 veterinary magazine survey, it was reported that most of veterinary hospitals do not have a special emphasis on Senior Pet Wellness. If your veterinarian or your practice does have a Senior Pet Wellness program – Congratulations!


For those who don’t there are great resources available from the AVMA, AAHA and even the DVM360 magazine web version. All these will have procedures, brochures and suggestions for a successful Senior Pet Program.

Here are some suggestions gleaned from these resources:

Make sure the entire staff is on the same page. You can use a chart that lists recommended procedures for every age. The chart can function as a reference for receptionists when they are checking in the patient.


Talk to your lab about custom panels or develop your own Senior Pet Panel.


Teach Team Members. Make certain that all on your team know the basics about common problems in senior pets.


Implement a Senior Pet Discount. A senior pet really needs to be seen more often so a discount could encourage more frequent visits.

Interested in Adding a Senior Wellness Program to your Practice?

Neutricks encourages you to do an on line research at DVM360, the AVMA or AAHA and check out all the great resources.

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Company acquires several new locations throughout NYC

 

New York, NY - AKC Pet Care LLC is pleased to announce that it has acquired all of SPOT Canine Club’s locations. The acquired facilities are located throughout the New York metropolitan area—Tribeca, Chelsea, Upper West Side, Midtown West, and the Upper East Side. Additionally, the company has relationships with two residential onsite amenity spaces – the SKY building and Mercedes House, both luxury buildings. 

The SPOT locations add to the newly launched AKC Canine Retreat where dogs experience a new level of care tailored to their individual needs and temperament. All of Canine Retreat’s professional staff is trained in the most up-to-date care and training methods established by the American Kennel Club. This rapid expansion occurs just three short months after the successful opening of the AKC Canine Retreat facility in the VIA 57 NYC.

AKC Canine Retreat aims to create the ultimate dog experience and serve dogs better with extensively trained staff who are experts in breed behavior, using positive reinforcement training and leveraging AKC Canine Good Citizen® Evaluators to help dogs become good city dwellers.

Both AKC Canine Retreat and SPOT Canine Club offer daycare, boarding, training, walking and grooming and bathing services.

“SPOT Canine Club is a well-respected brand in the pet care space,” said Dennis Sprung, President and CEO of AKC Pet Care LLC. “We are excited to expand our business and create a strong foundation on which we can continue to provide the best-in-class pet care.”

Alexandra Aleskovsky, EVP and Chief Growth Officer of the AKC has observed, “The pet care industry continues to grow at a rapid pace. This venture is the next logical step in AKC Pet Care’s becoming a powerful entity in that space. It is exciting that the AKC Pet Care brand is building a bigger and stronger business, while providing a valuable service to dog owners in the New York Metropolitan area.”

AKC Pet Care LLC, will invest in existing locations to update them into industry leading facilities.

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

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I was on the ground with the Animal Rescue Team and what we found was unimaginable: 84 Great Danes had been living in and around a 15,000-square-foot home in New Hampshire, walls smeared with feces and wooden floors thick with their waste.

Rescue video

Watch this rescue footage -- and then please help save more animals by making a gift to the Animal Rescue Team today.

What our Animal Rescue Team accomplished on that rainy, dreary day was extraordinary...

...I witnessed remarkable teamwork as four of our Animal Rescue Team members tag-teamed to remove seven huge dogs from cages in a room filled with ammonia fumes and no ventilation. After dealing with one dog, the handler would get some fresh air while another rescuer went in to get the next dog.

...I watched the leader of our Animal Rescue Team, Sára Varsa, think fast when faced with a huge dilemma. Some of the dogs were literally too large for the largest cages we had. Even though we had three huge trucks, Sára knew we needed more. She made a quick call and before you know it -- horse trucks were delivered to the scene. Over and over she was met with variables and, with her team, found a solution.

From 5 a.m. to 11 p.m., our Animal Rescue Team worked tirelessly to save all of the dogs from this horrible situation. And by midnight, every dog was in a warm pile of shavings, fed and asleep in a safe place.

It’s only with the support of generous animal lovers like you that this lifesaving work is possible. Please make an emergency donation to save more animals who are suffering from cruelty.

All of the dogs have now received full veterinary exams, but they will continue to need ongoing care to address a range of medical conditions and to receive enrichment and training.

It’s heartwarming to see that these sweet dogs are already getting much more comfortable being around people -- regaining trust, despite everything they have gone through.

you can help give more animals like them a second chance at life.


Thank you,
Holly Hazard
Holly Hazard
Senior Vice President, Programs & Innovations

Neutricks and Neutricks for Cats are an exciting new approach to healthy brain aging for the senior pet wellness market.

Based on the success of the protein “apoaequorin” (originally discovered in jellyfish) in canine trials, Neutricks developed two new supplements to support your pet’s cognitive health with a unique approach for both dogs and cats. Neutricks for Dogs has been formulated as a tasty chewable tablet that dogs love. Neutricks for Cats is available in a great tasting fish flavored sprinkle.

About Neutricks

Neutricks is focused on the discovery, development and commercialization of novel supplements to provide support during age-related changes in memory, cognitive performance and related issues of aging pets. The Company’s first product, Neutricks brand dietary supplement (apoaequorin), is now available for sale by veterinarians. Neutricks is backed by research that shows it helps support brain cell health.

Just like people, animals can experience mild memory problems associated with aging. A pet that seems strangely distant, confused, or disoriented, may be a candidate. More than 28 million pets (dogs and cats) in the U.S. have canine mild memory issues. Independent research and veterinarian testimonials have reported that Neutricks® has positive benefits on animals with mild memory issues. As veterinary care increases the life span of our pets, the senior pet wellness market will grow. The pet-nutritional market was valued at $2.1 billion dollars in 2007 and 43% of this figure is from the sale of pet supplements alone. Sales of pet supplements are expected to reach $1.7 billion by 2012. There is growing demand for new and effective products to meet the needs of older pets.

Better primary medical care has led to longer-lived dogs and cats, and a subsequent increase in the prevalence of senior mild memory issues. In a study at the University of California-Davis, 62% of 11- to 16-year-old dogs showed signs in at least one category of memory impairment. In a survey of pet owners, nearly half of dogs age 8 and older showed at least one sign associated with mild memory problems. The Veterinary Journal published a recent study of pets seen by veterinarians in whom they estimated that 14.2 percent of older pets presented with mild memory problems yet only 1.9% were addressing the problems.

 

New York, NYTo celebrate the dogs who do extraordinary things in the service of humankind, the AKC Humane FundSM is seeking YOUR nominations for its AKC Humane Fund Awards for Canine Excellence (ACE).  Nominations are now open and winners will be announced in fall 2017.  

Each year, the AKC Humane Fund pays tribute to five dedicated, hardworking dogs for making significant contributions to an individual or entire community.  Since its creation in 2000, 85 ACE awards have been presented to dogs of various breeds, including one mixed-breed dog, from states across the nation.  Former ACE recipients have included a police K-9 who uncovered the work of a serial killer and a family pet who fought for his life after saving a seven-year-old girl from a rattlesnake, among dozens of other incredible pups.

“There are countless dogs that improve the lives of individuals and communities across the nation each and every day,” said Gina DiNardo, American Kennel Club Executive Secretary and Director of the AKC Humane Fund.  “These remarkable canines touch the hearts of many and deserve to be recognized for their selfless acts.  We are proud to honor five of these canine heroes each year with an ACE Award.” 

One award is given in each of the following five categories:

Uniformed Service K-9

Eligibility: Full-time working K-9s in the realms of city, county, state, or federal law enforcement; the military; firefighting; customs and border patrol; emergency services.

Exemplary Companion

Eligibility: Dogs without formal training or certification that have nonetheless distinguished themselves in some way and have made a meaningful contribution to their owners or communities.

Search and Rescue

Eligibility: Dogs certified to assist in wilderness and urban tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events and locating missing people.

Therapy

Eligibility: Certified therapy dogs working in hospitals, schools, disaster sites, war zones, and wherever else the affection of a good dog can provide comfort.

Service

Eligibility: Certified service dogs who enrich the lives of physically or mentally disabled owners. Including but not limited to guide dogs for the blind, seizure-alert dogs, hearing dogs, balance dogs.

**(Note: Nominees doing service or therapy work without certification are considered in the Exemplary Companion category.)

Honorees will receive an engraved sterling-silver medallion and an all-expenses-paid trip for dog and owner to Orlando, Florida, to be honored at the AKC National Championship presented by Royal Canin in December. A donation of $1,000 will also be made in each recipient’s name to the pet-related charity of their choice. The names of the five recipients will be added to the ACE plaque on permanent display in the AKC Humane Fund Library at AKC headquarters in New York City.

Anyone, including the dog’s owner or handler, may submit a nomination form.  Submissions for the AKC Humane Fund Awards for Canine Excellence for 2017 must include:

·         A non-returnable, original print or digital photograph of the dog. All digital photos must be larger than 1MB in size and a minimum of 300 dpi. The photo should feature solely the nominated dog.

·         A 500-word-or-less description of how the dog has demonstrated excellence.

·         Dog’s call name, breed, age and sex.

·         Owner’s/Nominator's name(s), address and phone number. E-mail address if available.

Nominations will be accepted through July 31, 2017 and should be submitted here, with a photo sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

For more information about the ACE awards or to download a nomination form visit the AKC Humane Fund website.

Talkin' Pets News

June 10, 2017

Host - Jon Patch

Co-Host - Dr. Linda Register

Producer - Zach Budin

Network Producer - Quin McCarthy

Executive Producer - Bob Page

Special Guest - Hour 1 Dr. Jeffrey Werber - Pet Appreciation Week

Review written by Jon Patch with 2 out of 4 paws

My Cousin Rachel

Fox Searchlight Pictures, TSG Entertainment, Free Range Films and Mestiere Cinema present a PG-13, 106 minute, Mystery, Drama, Romance directed and adaptation by Roger Michell and novel by Daphne Du Maurier with a theater release date of June 9, 2017.

“Celebrity Vet” Dr. Jeff Werber Gives Tips to Show Your Pet You Care During “Pet Appreciation Week”

 

Along with unconditional love, cats have been shown to be psychologically, emotionally and physically beneficial to their owners.June 4-10 is Pet Appreciation Week, a perfect time to show our furry friends how much they mean to us. Join celebrity vet Dr. Jeff Werber for advice on effective ways to bond with your four-legged friends, including nutritional best practices for lifelong health. 

 

For more than 30 years, veterinarian and pet parenting specialist Dr. Jeff Werber, A.K.A. “Doc Hollywood,” has been caring for the pets of some of Hollywood’s biggest stars.

 

Dr. Jeff Werber is frequently seen on the nation’s top news and talk shows educating and enlightening pet parents on everything from basic pet care and nutrition to abnormal behavior and prevention of disease. An Emmy-Award winner, Dr. Jeff works hard at his mission to strengthen the "Human-Companion Animal Bond." Dr. Jeff has been an expert guest on TV news and talk shows, and many people would also remember him from his days hosting Petcetera on Animal Planet and Lassie’s Pet Vet on PBS. Dubbed a “Celebrity Vet” by The Hollywood Reporter, he cares for furry friends of Hollywood's biggest stars and also dedicates his time to several animal welfare and rescue organizations.

News Release

For Immediate Release

 

AKC Canine Health Foundation Announces New Research to Tackle Bloat in Dogs

RALEIGH, N.C. (June 1, 2017) Gastric Dilatation Volvulus (GDV, or bloat) is a serious problem for many canine breeds, but little is truly known about the causes of this deadly disease. While any larger dog can be affected, targeted breed-specific research can help advance understanding of potential genetic factors that may predispose dogs to developing bloat.

The AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF) announces a new research grant to Dr. Michael Harkey of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center to study the genetics of bloat and its association with specific genes of the immune system and gut bacteria. The research grant is entitled, “The Genetics of Bloat in German Shepherd Dogs: The Roles of Immune System Genes and the Gut Microbiome.” Dr. Harkey’s team recently completed a study in Great Danes in which they showed a significant association of three genes of the dogs’ immune system with bloat. For each of the three genes, one allele (variant) was found at high frequency in dogs with bloat, and the presence of any one of these "risk" alleles tripled the chance the dog would experience bloat during its life. Their findings will be published in an upcoming issue of the American Journal of Veterinary Research. The research team also showed that the bacterial population living in the intestinal tract (the gut microbiome) was altered in dogs with bloat and in dogs that carry these "risk" alleles, possibly predisposing them to bloat.

CHF’s CEO, Dr. Diane Brown, states that, “While we don’t yet know if other dogs show this same association of genetics and the gut microbiome with GDV, this new research will explore whether this association occurs in another breed of dog, the German Shepherd Dog.” According to Dr. Harkey, “Our hope is to define genetic markers for identification of at-risk dogs of all breeds, and ultimately, to design appropriate probiotic or dietary therapies to prevent GDV. This funding will carry us closer to these goals.”

With great concern for the health of their breed and the devastating effects bloat has had on so many dogs, the American German Shepherd Dog Charitable Foundation, Inc. (AGSDCF) has unanimously decided to donate full financial support to CHF for this grant. “This is all about giving back to our dogs through this important research,” says Debra Ann Hokkanen, President of the AGSDCF. “We applaud our Board of Directors and supporters who honor and remember their dogs through this donation. We are very proud to have the opportunity to work with CHF on this project as we give back to our dogs and to the remarkable people who care for them.”

Dr. Harkey is seeking samples from German Shepherd Dogs, and will send sample collection kits to those with eligible dogs. He can be contacted at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 206-667-3369.

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About CHF

Since 1995, the Raleigh, NC-based AKC Canine Health Foundation has leveraged the power of science and research to improve the lives of dogs and their people. The Foundation works to prevent, treat and cure diseases that impact all dogs, while providing professional information and resources for a new breed of dog owner. Take action because you care; find out more online at www.akcchf.org.

 

JUNE 2017

Each month we deliver content that helps you be the best human you can be for your pet. This month we're spotlighting our Spring Guide for Senior Pets and focusing on June celebrations.

 
 
 
 
 
 

Summer Safety Tips for Senior Pets

Summer is just around the corner! The temperatures are slowly rising, so it's important that you help your pet keep cool.  Remember the following to keep your pet comfortable:

Your pets sweat only through their paws. Keep them cool on car rides by cracking the window or turning on the air conditioner.

If the pavement is hot on your bare feet, it’s hot on their paws! Be careful where your pet steps.

Ensure that your pet has accessible fresh water at all times.

Pets with light-colored hair or thin hair on some parts of their body are susceptible to sunburn; break out the sunscreen if you plan to be outside for a long period of time.

Heatstroke is a definite medical emergency. If your pet shows signs such as high fever, staring, panting, rapid heartbeat, or vomiting, get them to the vet immediately.

For more tip you can download our free spring guide for senior pets.

June Pet Holidays

The month of June is a big month for our feline friends. It’s Adopt-a-Cat Month, and Adopt-a-Shelter-Cat Month, too. Additionally, it’s National Pet Preparedness Month.

Weeks:

1st Week in June: Pet Appreciation Week

The week after Father’s Day: Take Your Dog to Work Week

Days:

June 4: Hug Your Cat Day

June 9: World Pet Memorial Day

June 21: National Dog Party Day

June 23: Take Your Dog to Work Day

Neutricks Store: Buy Direct with Ease 

Do you find it hard to remember to ask your vet about re-ordering more Neutricks? Now you can buy directly from us via our updated online store at Neutricks.com

Our new store allows you to checkout using our secure shopping cart, create an account, use available discount codes and more, all without having to leave our site. 

Visit our Neutricks Store

 

 

 
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