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Pet Partners Announces Animal-Assisted Crisis Response Program

It’s now available to Pet Partners therapy animal handlers.

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(PRESS RELEASE) Pet Partners, a national organization in registering therapy animals for animal-assisted interventions, announced the launch of its animal-assisted crisis response (AACR) training program, now available to Pet Partners therapy animal handlers. Handlers who pursue AACR credentials will receive instruction and credentials, aligned with the Pet Partners philosophy, on how to provide support and comfort to those who have been affected by natural, human-caused, or technological disasters.

“There’s no question that a therapy animal’s presence alone can bring incredible relief to someone in crisis,” said Annie Peters, president and CEO of Pet Partners. “To further connect with these individuals, our AACR volunteer handlers will be able to offer emotional comfort, reduce anxiety, and provide the opportunity for contact and engagement, making the visit even more impactful.”

Pet Partners’ AACR handlers must complete training, which includes psychological first aid concepts, also referred to as mental health first aid. While AACR does not take the place of professional interventions, the credential program helps handlers provide an additional level of support through listening, empathy, and sharing the unconditional love of their therapy animal.

Pet Partners has therapy animal teams located throughout the country. Teams with handlers age 18 or older and who have been registered with Pet Partners for at least six months may pursue AACR credentials. In addition to canine teams, Pet Partners prides itself in being one of the few organizations to accept non-canine species for AACR, as these species can also benefit those in need.

Communities that have been affected by disaster and are interested in the healing power of therapy animal visits are urged to contact Pet Partners’ AACR specialist through the Pet Partners website contact form here. Upon initial contact, Pet Partners will send deployment invitations to participating AACR handlers using a radius search in the area of the crisis event. For more information on Pet Partners’ AACR credential program, please visit PetPartners.org/act/aacr

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Veritas Farms Launches Veritas Pets CBD Products

It’s also actively developing additional products for its Veritas Pets line.

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(PRESS RELEASE) Veritas Farms has announced three Veritas Pets products, a new product line designed specifically for the pet industry.

The three full-spectrum CBD infused “topical” products designed specifically for pets, which are all made with organic ingredients. Veritas Pets Hot Spot Oil can soothe and relieve dry or raw skin patches. Veritas Pets Ear Cleaning System is made with foam that effectively attracts and absorbs dirt, oil and grime. With a unique shape and dual sided tips, this product is designed to gently clean your pets’ ears without doing any damage to the inner ear or ear canal. Veritas Pets Paw Rescue provides your pet total paw protection. This product is safe to lick and moisturizes your pet’s paws, while simultaneously soothing and calming the animal.

Veritas Farms is also actively developing additional products for its Veritas Pets line.

Alexander Salgado, CEO and co-founder of Veritas Farms, stated, “Our team has spent countless hours on this new product line, and we believe that our Veritas Pets products are superior to many of the CBD pet products you may see on the shelf. In addition, we now have plans to distribute these products to pet stores across the nation and we expect to announce additions to and expansion of the Veritas Pets product line in the coming months.”

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Wyld’s Wingdom Showcases Selection of Avian Products at Global

It’s is exhibiting at Global Pet Expo, booth 3758.

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(PRESS RELEASE) Wyld’s Wingdom, one of the largest wholesale pet bird supply distributors in the U.S. is exhibiting at Global Pet Expo, booth 3758 to offer retail sales tips, insight into bird behavior and a wide variety of wholesale pet bird products available at special show pricing for expo attendees.

As the exclusive authorized distributor for Wesco Pet products in the U.S., Wyld’s Wingdom is proud to present Bird Kabobs and other Wesco items at Global. Based in Carlsbad, CA, Wesco has gained widespread acclaim in the pet world for its high-quality, all-natural pet supplies. Made from soft pithy wood, Wesco’s Bird Kabobs are the ultimate shreddable bird toys. They satisfy birds’ innate need to chew, and have earned praise from pet owners for their ability to keep feathered friends joyfully entertained for hours. Bird Kabobs are available in various sizes and colors, all of which are 100 percent biodegradable. In addition to Wesco products, Wyld’s Wingdom will be showcasing numerous other avian products at Global, including toys, foods, play gyms, cage accessories, stands for both large and small birds, training aids, educational tools and more.

“Global Pet Expo is the perfect venue for rejuvenating your product selection and exploring new ideas,” said Mary Wyld, president of Wyld’s Wingdom. “Stop by and see us!”

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American Nutrition Donates $145 per Employee to United Way

Over half of the employees participated in American Nutrition’s United Way donation campaign.

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(PRESS RELEASE) American Nutrition, a custom manufacturer of pet food and treats for branded companies and retailers, contributes a donation of $38,441 to United Way Ogden.

Well over half of the employees participated in American Nutrition’s United Way donation campaign, averaging $145 per employee. The total employee donation was $19,480. American Nutrition matched the employees’ donation bringing that number to $38,441, which exceeded the 2019 contribution by $3,132.

“United Way improves lives by mobilizing the caring power of communities around the world to advance the common good — and American Nutrition is honored to contribute to that,” said Amy Forkell, director of human resources, American Nutrition. “Our employees recognize the need in our local community and we’re proud that they’re able to donate to this great cause.”

American Nutrition is a family-owned pet food and treat manufacturing company headquartered in Utah. Their passion for pets has earned them a sterling reputation for superior products with a focus on innovative, nutritious and delicious pet foods and treats that surpass the strictest AAFCO and FDA requirements. With more than four decades in the pet food business, American Nutrition offers formulation expertise, marketplace intelligence and turnkey production capabilities. With three world-class, USA-located SQF Quality Code Certified facilities to service a domestic and international customer base, American Nutrition is the premier choice for your pet food and treat manufacturing needs.

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