Bow-Wow-WOW! I am sure excited for February, not only because Valentine’s Day is coming and I can’t wait to give a heart-shaped biscuit to that cute Min Pin Aspen, but that’s another story. I’m excited for February because it’s Responsible Pet Owner’s Month and boy-oh-boy-oh-boy are my people responsible. They keep me safe and healthy while giving me the best belly scratches, ear rubs, and taking me on my favorite walks! I feel so lucky to love and be loved by my people and I want all of my furry friends to feel the same way with their people. So, furry friends, if you’re reading this, bring these tips to your people so they know how to best care for you and return the love you give to them.
1. Health Care:
An important part of keeping us healthy is bringing us in for regular visit to the vet, even though this isn’t our favorite place on the planet to be. This can often be hard to remember, as we aren’t able to communicate to you how we are feeling but keep in mind that we suffer many of the same issues as you do. For example: stress. Stress can cause many issues within our body such as diarrhea. If you have a pet suffering from loose stool, be sure to ask your vet about my people’s product DiaGel. I’ve used this many times when I was stressed and in no time at all I was back up on my furry feet fetching like old times!
We were created to move. I sure do love it when my people take me on walks. It gives me all the energy I need to play with my people and keeps me feeling healthy.
3. Proper Feeding:
I admit this one was hard for me to get used to because I sure do LOVE to sneak food from my people but when I heard how bad people food was for my body I understand why I can’t have it. I’m sure lucky to have my people watching out for me. They give me a portion controlled diet and the proper food to prevent health problems.
4. ID Your Pet:
My people put a collar on me with all of my information on. I wasn’t keen on this at first but then I heard Aspen thinks it’s cute so that makes my tail wag extra fast! And I definitely don’t want to get lost or be stolen so it makes me feel safe.
5. Train Your Pet:
Well, school is definitely not my favorite thing and it gave me STRESS, thankfully my people have DiaGel on hand. Anyway, it was so great for me to learn how to behave. It’s kept me safe in many situations and my people sure do love it when I listen to them. And the BEST part about training was I got tons of yummy biscuits!
5. Love Your Pet:
This one is my favorite!! My favorite thing is to lick my people’s faces and snuggle up to them. They give the BEST pets and belly scratches. When they shower me with love I feel like SuperBeeker (remind me to get a cape…). My life is in their hands and I feel so comfortable with that thought because their love is unmatched
That's all my furry friends! My people are calling me for a fetch match so I'd better get to running!
Sniff ya later!
Bow Wow and lots of licks, Beeker
p.s. If you see Aspen, put in a good word for me...
Do I have some fun announcements to share with you! Not only do I have one, but three new friends at the office, and the best part is.. they are all dog lovers. I have been busy the past few weeks scoping out Kelsey, Sam, and Tasha.
Closest to my paws is Kelsey. She is known for her creativity. Kelsey works in the Marketing Department along with Brett, Sharla and Sam. I'll get to Sam in a second. I like Kelsey because she is a huge dog lover. She use to raise and sell Shiba Inu's. Her dog's names are Spirit, Takia and Keesha.
Then it is Sam. Sam gets to play and work with me this summer. He is doing a summer internship with us. Sam is interning in the Marketing Department. He also gets to be creative. Sam has two house cats named Paul and George, who were named after the Beatles. I can't wait to meet them!
Lastly, let me introduce you to Tasha. Tasha gets to work with numbers and collecting of bills. She is on the phone a lot when I stop by. She always has a smile on her face. She told me she grew up on a farm, and her favorite activity is riding four wheeler. Tasha is busy planning her wedding at the end of the summer.
That's all the new smells here at the office... Wait (sniff)... Gotta go, I smell lunch!
The week I have been waiting for! I
get all kinds of extra loving, ear scratching, head rubbing, additional
playtime and maybe even an extra treat this week. I was very excited about National Pet Week
I heard the word veterinarian. “Veterinarian?” I am healthy, I don’t need to go I thought to myself. Everyone here at the office talks about how important it is for me to go to the vet for a yearly checkup. Even if I look and feel good they tell me, the vet will check if I am healthy and he is able to detect potential health problems early.
I know I can trust my friends at Van Beek, therefore if they say so- I must go!
National Pet week in mind, Brett wants to remind everyone of a things that you
can do to keep
your pet healthy- just like me!
If you love your pet, see your vet. Veterinary care over the years can help your pet and you have a long and enjoyable time together.
Have a great week everyone!
Hey there! I just wanted to let everyone know this week Friday, May 3rd is National Specially-abled Pets Day. It is a day embraced by animal lovers all around the world.
Kelsey, our newly added team member to Van Beek Natural Science, told me about her specially-abled pet, Mickey. Mickey had an infection in his back leg at birth. A veterinarian had to surgically remove his leg to prevent further infection from traveling throughout his body. Amputating his leg had saved Mickey’s life. Kelsey told me how Mickey’s defect did not slow him down a bit. She said he was always energetic and could run exceptionally fast for only having three paws!
Do you think I could beat Mickey in a race?
All my people here at Van Beek Natural Science are excited to have once again passed our NASC audit, and with an "A" rating! For over ten years, Van Beek has been a member of the NASC, or National Animal Supplement Council. The NASC is a non-profit organization that is dedicated to improving animal health supplements for horses, cats, and dogs, like me. You can learn more about the NASC by visiting their website.
According to Brett, in order to pass the audit, we have to:
1) Have a Quality Control Manual that shows our products are made safely with high quality ingredients.
2) Make sure our labels correctly line up with all requirements and guidelines.
3) Have evidence and significant research to back up what we claim our products can do.
4) Make sure we have a procedure in place if customers have any problems with our products.
After passing our audit, we are able to proudly display the NASC Seal on our products DiaGel and Synacore and on our product marketing literature. The Seal not only represents accomplishing these requirements. It also visually shows our customers that our products come from a reputable and trusted company.
Look for the NASC Seal on our products...
and show booth!
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I'm a yellow Labrador Retriever livin' in Orange City, Iowa. I was just adopted into the Van Beek Natural Science family. Everyone here is pretty cool. I'm really REALLY happy to be here, watchin' out for my new people.