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DaySmart Software Acquires PupKeep

Acquisition adds kenneling capabilities to DaySmart’s pet services business software.

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(PRESS RELEASE) ANN ARBOR, MI –  DaySmart Software announced it acquired PupKeep, a pet services cloud software company. The acquisition will allow DaySmart to expand its pet service offerings to incorporate daycare, boarding, kenneling and training into its existing grooming salon and mobile pet grooming software.

Since founding the company in 2017, PupKeep’s Kraig Jacobson and Brandon Ray have created a platform that enables pet boarding and daycare owners to more effectively and efficiently grow their businesses. Following a successful year of growth for DaySmart’s 123Pet software, marked by a 30 percent increase in the user base, the team recognized the opportunity to expand its offerings to deliver the most comprehensive pet services platform. With this acquisition, DaySmart will increase its appeal to the growing pet services industry by combining the PupKeep products into the 123Pet software offerings.

“We are passionate about providing a platform to pet services professionals that not only makes their lives easier, but allows them to deliver superior customer service to their clients,” said Jacobson. “We’re excited about the synergies between DaySmart’s 123Pet Software and PupKeep and we know this a great opportunity to take PupKeep to the next level, expand our software’s capabilities and reach an even broader audience of pet groomers, daycare facilities, kennels and pet professionals. We are extremely excited for what the future holds for our customers and our employees.”

“Kraig and Brandon have created an excellent platform and support system for the kenneling and pet daycare industries, and we’re thrilled to be adding them, their expert team and their technology to our business,” said Jeff Dickerson, CEO of DaySmart. “Their approach to the business problems faced by these professionals is born out of first-hand kenneling experience and has been continually informed by their customers. That level of industry-specific expertise and dedicated customer attention is what DaySmart prides itself on, and we look forward to seeing what they’re able to accomplish as members of our team.”

Jacobson, Ray and the rest of the PupKeep team have joined DaySmart as full-time employees. Their new office opens this month in Raleigh, North Carolina and several new hires are planned for the first quarter. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

To learn more about DaySmart’s pet services capabilities, visit www.123petsoftware.com.

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New Research Studies to Dig Deeper into the Health Benefits of Companion Animals for Vulnerable Populations

HABRI funds 5 new grants.

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(PRESS RELEASE) WASHINGTON, DC – The Human Animal Bond Research Institute (HABRI) announced funding for five new research projects focused on the positive effects of human-animal interaction on human health. These new studies will examine the influence of pet ownership, pet caretaking or animal-assisted therapy on a wide array of health conditions among a varied group of populations, including older adults, children with pediatric cancer, and suicidal adolescents.

“With human-animal interaction research more clearly documenting the impact of the human-animal bond on mental and physical health, it is important to support research on how companion animals can benefit vulnerable and at-risk populations,” said Bob Vetere, HABRI president and chair of the Board of Trustees. “This new group of research projects is particularly exciting as two of the studies will add to existing HABRI research results on the benefits of dog walking for physical activity and the impact of therapy animal visitation on the quality of life of pediatric cancer patients. Two studies will look at mental health and preventing suicide among teenagers, a population that is often overlooked.”

Out of a total of more than 40 proposals received, HABRI has funded the following five research projects:

  • Emmanuel Stamatakis, PhD (University of Sydney): Increasing Dog-walking in the Community: What is the Potential of Wearable Dog Trackers? The PAWalks Trial
  • Megan MacDonald, PhD and Monique Udell, PhD (Oregon State University): Joint Physical and Social Well-being for Adolescents and Their Family Dog
  • Mary Jo Gilmer, PhD, RN-BC, FAAN (Vanderbilt University): Pilot Study of the Effects of Animal-Assisted Interactions (AAI) on Quality of Life in Children with Life-Threatening Conditions (LTC) and their Parents
  • Sandy Branson, PhD, MSN, RN (Cizik School of Nursing at UTHealth): Pet Caretaking and Risk of Cognitive Impairment and Dementia in Older U.S. Adults Participating in a Nationwide Longitudinal Probability Cohort Study
  • Alexander Muela, PhD (University of Basque Country): Animal-Assisted Psychotherapy for Youth in Residential Care: Preventing Suicide
  • “As HABRI enters its sixth grant funding cycle, we look forward to supporting these important projects, which will help expand our knowledge of the many ways companion animals are essential to human health and wellness,” added Vetere.

Since HABRI’s founding in 2010, HABRI has funded 26 competitive research projects from institutions across the globe, and has supported the creation of the world’s most comprehensive online library of human-animal interaction research, bringing its research funding to more than $2.75 million.

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Innovet Pet Introduces CBD Balm

Product seeks to eliminate common issues that plague CBD topicals.

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(PRESS RELEASE) Innovet Pet is expanding its hemp CBD line with heal.protect.wag Balm, a multifaceted topical approach to helping pets with everything from mild issues like dry skin to chronic conditions such as degenerative joint disease.

Innovet has focused on taking the time to put together a balm that solved the issues both they and their customers frequently saw in other CBD topicals.

Heal.protect.wag. Balm focuses on giving customers:

  • A no-mess consistency that absorbs quick delivering fast-acting relief.
  • A multi-ingredient balm that’s safe for pets to lick and will still offer the same benefits.
  • Non-oral application to give finicky pets the numerous benefits associated with hemp CBD oil.
  • 14 research-backed ingredients that all target inflammation in some manner, giving customers a CBD topical that helps target the source of everything from allergies to nociceptive pain.
  • Direct application to alleviate discomfort in specific parts of the body.

Innovet Pet is guided by four principles: most affordable cost without jeopardizing quality, open and direct communication with customers through social media groups, providing 100% transparency and lab-tested results right on the products and website, and offering a 30-day money-back guarantee. innovetpet.com

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Pet Med Labs Makes Television Broadcast History as the First Company to Sell CBD Products on Television

It will be seen on all of the major cable television networks and satellite providers.

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(PRESS RELEASE) SANTA MONICA, CA – Taking advantage of the newly signed Farm Bill (Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018) which has legalized CBD products in all 50 states, Pet Med Labs (www.petmedlabs.com), an innovator in DRTV, has seized this new opportunity to begin broadcasting television direct-to-consumer advertisements and infomercials with their exclusive line of pet CBD products. Pet Med Labs is the first company to advertise and sell CBD products on mainstream television which will be seen on all of the major cable television networks and satellite providers.

Pet Med Labs has created a revolutionary new line of 100% natural products to help pets live longer and healthier lives. All products are grain-free, filler-free and gluten-free. They are made with only 100% USDA pure human grade beef liver. The Pet Med Labs CBD Oil is the purest, full spectrum phytocannabinoid-rich hemp available.

Pet Med Labs medical expert and show host, Dr. Dani McVety (2017 Female Veterinarian of the Year and a pioneer in pet hospice) says: “CBD has remarkable healing abilities for pets suffering from a variety of conditions. In my practice, I am able to see CBD’s amazing results improving the lives of my patients on a daily basis.”

Dr. McVety further says: “The Pet Med Labs CBD products are manufactured to the highest standards, and are the best products in this exciting new field of animal health care. That is why I give them with my own pets.”

Ramey Warren, president of Pet Med Labs, says: “We believe that some of the biggest challenges facing the CBD industry today are all of the misconceptions and lack of good information about its benefits. The health benefits are well-documented. And we know that television is a powerful medium to educate and inform pet parents about how life changing CBD can be to the health and wellness of their pets.”

Pet Med Labs is making history with their breakthrough television advertisements and infomercials.

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