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FEBRUARY 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.

 
 
 
 
 

March is Poison Prevention Awareness Month: Promote Safety!

Are these common household items within reach of your patients? Take time this month to remind patient families to sweep their home for any hazards that can be moved or put away to prevent future risks.

Household Cleaners
Certain Plants (Complete List)
Potpourri and Candles
Medications
Certain Foods (Chocolate, macadamia nuts, onions to name a few)
Citronella Candles
Ice Melters
Cocoa Mulch
Fabric Softener Sheets
Rodent and Pest Traps

Get More Details About This Checklist

Celebrate Pet Dental Health Month with your Senior Pet

Do you have your recommended dental appointments scheduled for this year? How about for your dog or cat? February is Pet Dental Health Month, and it’s an important reminder that just like you, your pets can experience plaque and tartar build up that can eventually lead to periodontal disease.  

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10 Facts You Should Know About the Westminster Dog Show

The events of the 141st Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show begin on February 11, 2017. This venerable event allows all of us to see some amazing dogs doing some truly amazing things, whether you are cheering for the giant Irish Wolfhound or the tiny Yorkie.

See all 10 Facts about the WKC Dog Show

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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About Dr. Liz Bales: Dr. Liz Bales, VMD, is a 16-year practicing veterinarian who, through her experience, has gained a special interest in the unique behavioral and wellness needs of cats, including feline behavior, nutrition and internal medicine. She is the founder of the Feline Environmental Enrichment Design Company (FEED Co.) and inventor of The NoBowl Feeding System. Dr. Bales is featured as an expert in feline medicine for the 2017 series Natural Pets TV - The Cat Edition, and in her Pet-X talk on the natural feeding behavior of cats. In print, Bales has contributed to Modern Cat Magazine, CatingtonPost.com and Cat Talk magazine, in addition to her own blog, TheCatvocate.com.  Dr. Bales has been a guest speaker at The University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine and The University of California Davis School of Veterinary Medicine.

Jerry Grymek, the official "Doggie Concierge" of the Hotel Pennsylvania, loves greeting guests and considers all of the dogs as his own. Upon arrival, guests staying with dogs receive a special welcome biscuit and a custom designed door tag ("do not disturb" or "please make up room"). Unlike many hotels in New York City, the Hotel Pennsylvania does not impose a size/weight limit. All dogs are welcome, all year round!

Enjoy Our Accommodations For The Westminster Dog Show

A Best In Class Hotel Near The Show

New York Dog Show at Hotel Penn

As the host hotel for the Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, New York’s Hotel Pennsylvania is getting ready for another successful year of hosting all canine hopefuls, breeders, and owners. The fun starts with the Masters Agility Championships held at Pier 94. The 141st Westminster Dog Show then takes place on February 13th and 14th, 2017. The Groups, Junior Showmanship Finals and important Best In Show will all be held at Madison Square Garden, directly across the street from Hotel Pennsylvania.

Book your 2017 WKC Dog Show Stay in advance and enjoy a savings of up to $130, plus perks for you and your pooch. During the Westminster Dog Show, Hotel Pennsylvania is proud to provide a variety of pet-friendly amenities, including the largest indoor doggie spa in all of New York.
Our pet-friendly hotel in Manhattan offers a new and improved Hotel Penn Dog S’paw, offering:


    • Bathing tubs

    • Dog grooming area

    • Exercise/fitness area

    • In-house relieving area

    • Direct shuttle bus service for Dog Show exhibitors and spectators from the Hotel to Piers 92/94 each day (courtesy of Westminster)

    • Live Westminster Kennel Club broadcast satellite feed from the lobby

Westminster Kennel Club Rates

Rates starting at $159* for one or two adults and up to 4 dogs (taxes and surcharges extra)


    • Access to the Hotel Penn Dog S’paw, the city’s largest in-door doggie spa for up to 4 dogs (bathing and grooming services not included)

    • Includes access to the potty area for up to 4 dogs (a saving of up to $160)

    • Onsite Doggie Concierge

    • Shuttle bus service to Piers 92/94 courtesy of the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show

    • Reduced one-time cleaning fee of $50 (normally $75)

The $50 cleaning fee will be collected at the front desk

*This offer is non-refundable and full payment will be taken within 24 hours of the booking

New York Dog Show at Hotel Penn

Book Your Stay Without Dogs

Rates starting at $139* with no pets (taxes and surcharges extra)


    • Shuttle bus service to Piers 92/94 courtesy of the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show

    • Onsite Doggie Concierge

*Please note that a one-time cleaning fee of $100 will be collected at the front desk for guests who do arrive with dogs and a surcharge will apply for access to the potty area. If you plan on bringing a canine companion, please book the With Dogs rate above.

*This 2017 Westminster Dog Show hotel offer is non-refundable and full payment will be taken within 24 hours of the booking

Please note that rooms outside the block and with dogs will be subject to a $40 per dog potty fee and a $100 per stay room cleaning fee.

REFUNDABLE RATES ALSO AVAILABLE, STARTING AT $159

Book Your Stay Refundable With Dogs

Rates starting at $179* for two adults and up to 4 dogs (taxes and surcharges extra)


    • Onsite Doggie Concierge

    • Shuttle bus service to Piers 92/94 courtesy of the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show

    • $40 per dog for potty area privileges

A $100 cleaning fee will be collected at the front desk

* Cancel By 3pm EST One Day Prior To Arrival To Avoid A Fee Of One Nights Room And Tax

Book Your Stay Refundable Without Dogs

Rates starting at $159* for two adults and up to 4 dogs (taxes and surcharges extra)

* Cancel By 3pm EST One Day Prior To Arrival To Avoid A Fee Of One Nights Room And Tax

New York Dog Show at Hotel Penn

All rates shown are subject to applicable taxes. Subject to availability at time of booking.

Photo by Mark McQueen PhoDography

Ada Nieves is a Certified Pet Fashion Designer by The Fashion Institute and Technology of NYC , Co-chair and Creative Director for the New York Pet Fashion Show, standing member of the Pet Fashion Professionals Association, an Animal Talent Manager and Pet Stylist that has been featured in TV programs like "CBS The David Letterman Show", "Anderson Cooper Show"," Martha Stewart TV Show", "From Underdog to Wonderdog""E! Ice Loves Coco","NBC 30 Rock" and "The MTV VMA animal reenactments" to name a few. 

Be a part of a Global “Live Story” coverage on Snapchat!

    Tens of Millions of Snapchat users may see you in this “Live Story”

              Purchase your "Best in Show" costume contest ticket today,
                       Or Purchase a General Admission Ticket
   And be a Global Star on the Runway, or at the Show for an amazing cause!

- "Best in Show" Costume Contest- includes entry to show- Ticket $95, 

- Pre-Show Single Ticket $50,  // At Door Single Ticket $60,

- Reserved table of (4) $300  // Single Seat Reserved on (10) Top $75 Per Person, 

- Reserved table 10 top $750,

                                          Click on the link below...
                      http://nypetfashionshow.com/index.php?id=buy-tickets ;

On February 9th Snapchat will be running a “Live Story” for the New York Pet Fashion Show. The story is set to be viewable by all Snapchat users across the globe. Snapchat would love for all of the
"Best in Show" contestants, Models, Designers, and Attendees to contribute to the live story - their journey to NYC, the prep on the day of and the happenings around the fashion show. All they need is your snapchat username, which you can email directly the producer at Snapchat  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
                     
Or you create your own Snapchat account today. Adam will share posting instructions and best practices for submitting to the story. Additionally, Snapchat will be onsite the day of the show and would love to meet up with contestants and pets for short 30 second interviews before the runway! 

                                           Click on the link below...
                      http://nypetfashionshow.com/index.php?id=buy-tickets ;
   
Co-Chairs Ada Nieves & Gregg Oehler invite you to the Best Show on Earth! 
                                    
     The 14th Annual New York Pet Fashion Show
                                                                          

          ~~~~~~~~~  "Global Couture For Animal Rescue" ~~~~~~~~

                  "World Fashion to Save our Animals & Honor our Planet"

                 
                   Any Couture Fashion inspired by your favorite Designer,  
                     Country, Culture, Ethnicity,or City, Dress to Impress!
World Fashion from Scotland,  Italy, Spain, Korea, Egypt, India, Thailand,
France, UK, Mexico, USA, Paraguay, Puerto Rico, Russia, and many more!

                    Special Appearance with the "Best of Broadway"
Hamilton,  Lion King, Wicked, Cats, Kinky Boots, Aladdin, Hello Dolly, Chicago

                    Thursday Feb 9th, 2017 6-11 Hotel Pennsylvania NYC
         
 
Limited tickets available to walk in the "Best in Show" Costume Contest, Reserved Seats, Reserved Tables by the Runway, General Admission,                                    Purchase your Tickets Today!  
            All Pets Attend FREE... Receive a Complimentary VIP Gift Bag!
                     Complimentary Food, Music,Cash Bar, Vendor Tables  

               Have you ever dreamed of walking in a fashion show?
                    Walk in the Fashion Show, or just come and enjoy!
                                        Click on the link below...                      http://nypetfashionshow.com/index.php?id=buy-tickets ;"Best in Show"  Costume Contest..you could be Crowned "Best in Show"
                            Buy your tickets today, limited availability,
                     Prizes and Gifts to the Costume Contest Winner!   
                Any Couture Fashion inspired by your favorite Designer,                                                     Country, Culture, Ethnicity, or City

                   A big thank you to our Best in Show Sponsors! 

     Please welcome Celebrity Pet Expert Harrison Forbes as our NEW MC
   

      To benefit the Mayor's Alliance for NYC's Animals www.AnimalAlliancenyc.org   

            This is a Red Carpet eventwith approx 100+ media, 15+ film crews        Welcome to the largest pet fashion & animal rescue benefit in the country!

                            An Animal Rescue Benefit like No Other!

        ~~~~~~~~~~  "Global Couture For Animal Rescue" ~~~~~~~~~~~

                          World Fashion to Save our Animals & Honor our Planet!

The 2017 NYPS is a celebration and dedication to the Couture Style from around the World, to Rescue our Animals in need and Honor our Planet. Bring out your inner Style to help raise awareness! Enjoy music from around the World, Pop, Techno, Dance, Alternative, Hip-Hop, and more!

              ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

                           Dress to Impress!
                Any Couture Fashion inspired by your favorite Designer,  
                                Country, Culture, Ethnicity,or City
     
         Special Guest Appearances  with the "Best of Broadway"              

        

                                             www.NYPetFashionShow.com

       Purchase reserved seating or general admission tickets and have the night of your life!
                           http://nypetfashionshow.com/index.php?id=buy-tickets  


                  
 2017 NY Pet Fashion Show Gold Paw Awards
 Humanitarian Award - Beth Shak-Leventhal   
 
Literary Book Award- Mark Winik, "The Dog Healers"

Vet of the Year - Dr. Natalie Marks

 Journalist Award - Steve Dale
 
 Pet Hero Award - Silvie Bordeaux, a Hero for Blind Dogs  e-book award - Elias Friedman

 

            The iconic New York Pet Fashion Show (NYPFS) which kicks off the Westminster Weekend and NY Fashion Week is the premier must see show of the year.  The NYPFS is being held at the Hotel Pennsylvania which caters to the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show’s participants, attendees and media from all over the world. Join us in the beautiful  Penn Top Ballroom overlooking the city and Madison Square Garden.

The NY Pet Fashion Show  is an animal rescue benefit and a portion of the proceeds will go to benefit the  Mayor's Alliance for NYC's  Animals ( 150 Alliance Partners)  that is dedicated to providing a higher quality of life & "Forever Homes" for our companion animals.

The NYPFS has had a National & International Media reach of 16 + Million.
Some of our 2016, 2015,2014  Media Affiliates included NBC News, MTV Style, Snapchat, Esquire,  Bravo,  USA Network,  Wall Street Journal,  USA Today,  New York Times,  Barons,  New Yorker magazine, TimeOut, Petside,  Boston.com,  US News & World Report, Sports Illustrated, CBS, ABC, Russian TV, Animal Planet, Cesar's Way Magazine (TV's Dog Whisperer), NY Post, TeddyHilton.com, CNN, Virgin Media, PetMD, Animal Nation, Chinese TV, Japanese TV, New York Post, , Pet Planet magazine, MSN, and over 500 websites across the US, many, many more! 


                             This Event will be recorded & Covered for all Media
                         TV, Print Press, Syndication, Social Media and Radio

                       Don't Miss (4) Spectacular Global Couture Runway Shows...

1.~Opening Show Introduction, Awards Ceremony Part 1- (7:00-7:15)
2.~World Fashion Presents: (7:15-7:45)
3.~Awards Ceremony Part 2- (8:00-8:15)

4.~World Fashion Presents: Part 2 (8:15-8:45)
4.~Best of Broadway (8:45-9:15)
5.~Best in Show Costume Contest - (9:30)Winner Announced at 10:00
 Any questions please email me Gregg Oehler This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

- "Best in Show" Costume Contest- includes entry to show- Ticket $95, 
- Pre-Show Single Ticket $50,  
- At Door Single Ticket $60,
- Reserved table of (4) $300 
- Single Seat Reserved on (10) Top $75 Per Person, 
- Reserved table 10 top $750,
 
            All Pets Attend FREE... Receive a Complimentary VIP Gift Bag!
                         complimentary food, music,cash bar, Vendor  Tables open 

 Buy Tickets Now -   http://nypetfashionshow.com/index.php?id=buy-tickets                    

 


Gregg R. Oehler
Chairman, NY Pet Fashion Show
Oehler Media Inc

www.NYPetFashionShow.com
www.PetMediaPR.com
www.CanineHealthandWellness.com

Talkin' Pets News

Host - Jon Patch

Co-Host - Dr. Jarrod Lazarus

Producer - Zach Budin

Network Producer - Quin McCarthy

Executive Producer - Bob Page

Reporter - Georgia Malpartida

Special Guests - Live from Australia, Author of "Venom Doc" Bryan Grieg Fry will join Jon and Talkin' Pets 2/4/17 at 5pm EST to discuss and give away his new book

Jerry Grymek - Doggie Concierge at Hotel Penn at 630pm EST to discuss our upcoming Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show broadcast live from NYC

 

JANUARY 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.

 
 
 
 
 
 
January is National Walk Your Dog Month

January is National Walk Your Dog Month: Promote Exercise!

Did you make a New Year’s Resolution to get more exercise? This is a common goal due to the fact that exercise holds many physical and even mental health benefits. Coincidentally, January is National Walk Your Dog Month: the fitness partner that you need to keep your resolution just may be sitting next to you right now.

Read More About National Walk Your Dog Month

February is Pet Dental Health Month

February is Pet Dental Health Month: Let Your Patients Know!

As January comes to a close, it's a good idea to start reminding your patients and their families that February is focused on caring for their teeth and gums to prevent periodontal disease or other serious conditions.  

Continue Reading about Pet Dental Health Month

Pet Exercise Programs for Senior Dogs and Cats

Pet Exercise Programs for Senior Dogs and Cats

Exercise is essential to your senior pet’s health, whether you have a dog or a cat. It can keep them at a healthy weight, and increase physical and mental stamina, all of which lead to a better quality of life.

Continue Reading about Senior Pet Exercise Programs

Neutricks Vet Portal

Our Research is now Easier to Find

Our research has always been available in the vet portal on our website.  However we've gotten feedback lately that it was still hard to find.  So at the end of 2016, we added a link to "Research" right at the top of our site in the main navigation.  This is a shortcut to the vet portal and gives you a quicker way to access the research section.  We hope this change will make our research more convenient to vets and other animal professionals.

Visit the Neutricks Vet Portal

 

 

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Newly funded studies address serious health threats in cats

DENVER/Jan. 26 – Morris Animal Foundation, committed to solving the critical health problems of animals around the world, announced five newly funded studies to improve feline health. The scope of the studies covers critical health challenges from a deadly infectious disease to cancer and more.

Through the grants, totaling nearly $568,000, the Foundation is supporting five research teams at four universities including the University of Illinois, Colorado State University, North Carolina State University, and the University of California, Davis.

The Foundation’s Small Animal Scientific Advisory Board reviewed all submitted grant applications and selected, based on scientific merit and impact, the studies with the greatest potential to save lives, preserve health, and advance veterinary care. Feline studies funded for 2017 in the 2016 grant cycle include:

  • Cancer – Researchers at the University of Illinois will investigate a new and promising treatment for oral squamous cell carcinoma, the most common oral cancer in cats.
  • Feline Infectious Peritonitis (FIP) - Researchers at Colorado State University will study cats with a protective immune response to feline enteric coronavirus (a common intestinal virus that can mutate and cause the deadly FIP) with the aim of identifying targets for a vaccine strategy.
  • Diabetes – Researchers at the University of California, Davis, will investigate the effectiveness of a novel drug to maintain and extend diabetic remission in cats.
  • Viral infections – Researchers at North Carolina State University will use DNA sequencing technology to better understand the biological mechanisms that help cats fight off viral infections. This work is highly applicable to the development of next-generation vaccines.
  • Chronic pain – A second research team at North Carolina State University will study methods of measuring chronic pain in cats with osteoarthritis and other degenerative joint diseases to improve diagnostic and treatment strategies.

“There are very few funding sources for research into the diseases that impact our domestic cats,” said Dr. Barbara Wolfe, Chief Scientific Officer at the Foundation. “With the announcement of these newest grants, Morris Animal Foundation continues to support critical research that will advance veterinary care for our companion cats, and help them enjoy longer, healthier lives.”

About Morris Animal Foundation
Morris Animal Foundation is a global leader in funding scientific studies that advance the health of companion animals, horses and wildlife. Since its founding in 1948, the Foundation has invested over $103 million toward more than 2,500 studies that have led to significant breakthroughs in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of diseases to benefit animals worldwide. Learn more at Morris Animal Foundation.

Talkin' Pets News

Host - Jon Patch

Co-Host - Dr. Linda Register

Producer - Daisy Charlotte

Network Producer - Quin McCarthy

Executive Producer - Bob Page

Special Guests - Jane Sobel Klonsky, author of Unconditional Older Dogs, Deeper Love will join Jon and Talkin' Pets 1/14/17 at 5pm EST to discuss and give away her new book

Jerry Grymek - Doggie Concierge Hotel Penn New York City to discuss our live broadcast for Westminster at 620pm EST

CHRIS GLISSMAN, CEO OF MEOWIJUANA, LLC will join Jon and Talkin' Pets 1/14/17 at 630pm EST to discuss and giveaway his products for cats

Novel drug treats hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, the most common feline heart disease.
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Jan 05, 2017
By dvm360.com staff

UC Davis veterinary cardiologist Joshua Stern performs an echocardiogram on a cat, assisted by animal health technicians Heather Schrader, right, and Judy Schettler. (Photo: Don Preisler/UC Davis)A new drug shows promise for treating heart disease in both cats and people, according to a team of veterinarians and other researchers at the University of California, Davis (UC Davis), School of Veterinary Medicine.

The drug, MYK-461, proved effective in a study of five cats with a naturally occurring form of inherited hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM), a currently incurable disease that also affects people, a recent release from UC Davis states.

According to the release, HCM is the most common form of feline heart disease and results in thickening of the walls of the heart ventricles and altering of heart function. Cats with this disease may suffer blood clot formation, congestive heart failure and sudden death. In people, HCM is a frequent cause of sudden cardiac death that can even afflict seemingly healthy young athletes.

HCM affects approximately one in 500 people and may affect as many as one in seven cats. More than 1,500 genetic mutations have been associated with the disease in people, creating challenges for researchers. However, veterinary scientists are making strides in identifying the best treatment options for the disease since the feline condition and human condition are so similar.

In the study, treatment with MYK-461 eliminated left ventricular obstruction in five cats with HCM. The novel drug is the first in its class and uniquely addresses the functional changes seen in human and feline HCM, the release states.

“This is an exciting discovery for both animals and humans—an excellent representation of the One Health concept in action,” says Associate Professor Joshua Stern, chief of the Cardiology Service at the UC Davis veterinary hospital. “The positive result in these five cats shows that MYK-461 is viable for use in cats as a possible option to halt or slow the progression of HCM.”

Current treatment for cats with HCM is largely symptomatic. There is no preventative therapy for HCM that is shown to change the course of disease.

“There has been little to no progress in advancing the treatment of HCM in humans or animals for many years,” Stern says. “This study brings new hope for cats and people.”

With this proof of concept that the drug is viable for use in cats, UC Davis hopes to conduct a clinical trial in the near future, which could determine if MYK-461 has the potential to become the accepted protocol for care of cats with HCM.


https://www.gofundme.com/cat-haven-rescue-inc
Land O’ Lakes FL, January 6, 2017: Cat Haven Rescue Inc. was established June 1st, 2014. Our main goal is to find forever homes for abandoned cats and kittens in the Tampa Bay Area. Cat Haven Rescue relies on a small network of fosters. We are a no-kill rescue that has taken in hundreds of cats and kittens,including many off euthanasia lists from other organizations.
We are NOT government funded, and all of our funds come from generous and kind people who donate to our rescue. Our funds go 100% to the care of our kitties for their basic health and wellness needs. It covers food, litter, beds & blankets, toys, and other cat necessities. Donations also cover unforeseen medical bills and medications for any of our sick cats and kittens.
We are in desperate need of donations! Currently, we have around 300 cats and kittens that need to find their forever homes, not to mention the cats we keep for life that are considered "unadoptable". We also care for numerous feral cat colonies in Tampa daily.
This past year has been incredibly difficult on our little rescue. Adoptions have been slow for months. We are down to a single adoption location at the Wesley Chapel Petco (on Bruce B. Downs). Any donation, no matter what the amount will make a huge difference in the lives of our amazing cats. Thank you for your consideration.

Cat Haven Rescue is where Jon Patch adopted Winter who you can watch during the Facebook live airings of Talkin' Pets @talkinpetradio

 

 

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