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INTERZOO 2016:

- it was rogzAlicious, baby! ROGZ geared up for Interzoo 2016 with months of planning. A full ROGZ team effort ensured that our ROGZ Booth functioned at it’s best, and our Salesterz were equipped with every possible tool to promote our Brand most effectively. Our Marketing team in particular was involved in the important upfront first impression but from Operations, to Finance, to NPD - everyone played a role, and a BIG THANK YOU to all involved!

The total ROGZ experience is historically cemented at trade fairs. Everyone wants to be a part of building a great Brand - from Distributors to Suppliers. ROGZ differentiates itself by being an authentic, original, credible lifestyle Brand across a spectrum of product categories. Most importantly, the ROGZ brand has always represented a licence to have FUN to all parties involved. Our participation and involvement at Interzoo 2016 ensured this experience.

Our team of 10 Roggerz from RWHQ winged their way to Germany in May, loaded with a full package of Marketing material and plenty of ROGZ Mojo (let’s not mention suitcases filled with various Awesome Powers outfits!). Awaiting them at the Booth was the container of fabulous ROGZ products ready to be set up. From our famous Grinz balls, to the brand new Yumz, it was a yummy smorgasbord of offerings ready to be displayed.


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4 5 The 2016 Fancy Dress offering was elegantly displayed in our three new designs on their own special wall to be admired. All our Marketing material - from the Hotoff-the-Press new 2016 Main Catalogue, Product brochures, ROGZ News and Brand Manual - were available at the bar counter to proudly promote our full ROGZ offering to drool over, whilst audiovisuals played our Roovies continuously on TV screens. And of course, we have to mention the now famous ROGZ Interzoo Party which was attended by Roggerz on the Friday

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night. Our theme: ROGZ Awesome Powers was thoroughly enjoyed and yet again our colours were very much in the spotlight. The party was not just about partying (well, ok, a little bit). It was also a great opportunity to rekindle relationships, share previous ROGZ memories (there were lots!), brainstorm some new ideas, and just enjoy a shared love of our wonderful Brand. There were awards handed out and congratulations to everyone who has helped make our ROGZ Brand a household name everywhere in the world.


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ROGZ Fancy Dress 2016 elegantly displayed at our booth at Interzoo - Navy Zen, Mocha Bone and Lime Juice rocked!


congratulations

to all our award winners!

Distributor of the Year: BusinessCom - Switzerland

Groupie of the Year: Shirley Yap - Arrowana

Rookie of the Year: M&J Trade - Serbia

Trade Fair of the Year: Kindlys - Belgium Tijssen - Holland

Thank you to our partners for their ongoing commitment and passion for our Brand!

Retailer of the Year: Petstock - Australia


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happy 21st birthday, ROGZ! On 1 June 2016, ROGZ celebrated t u r n i n g 21 with festivities at RWHQ.

It was a special, emotional occasion, beginning with a welcome march and singing by The Engine Room to our two directors Paul and IrenĂŠ at RWHQ1, to eating yummy Rogzalicious cupcakes and speeches, and tears (happy ones). The festivities were captured on camera and uploaded immediately onto our Facebook page where it streamed

Bruti and Roggerz from the Engine Room celebrating our Birthday around the braai.

live enabling Roggerz all over the world to watch - Social Media rocks! On Friday we had a lekker South African braai as we all mingled, laughed, and strengthened relationships, without working. There was a lot of eating and talking with loud music and happy Roggerz dancing! Yeah, true ROGZ-style!

Supervisor Mark Paulse with special guest Oupa Raubenheimer.

2 726 people viewed the ROGZ 21st Birthday celebrations. Click or scan the QR code to see the Roovie. Roggerz from RWHQ1 enjoying the winter sunshine and celebrations.

Click or scan the QR code to see the Roovie.


thanks from PET TIPS: with Selena from RPI Many pet owners may have heard the term bilary being used by their vets but few know exactly what this means. Biliary is a condition which is also known as tick fever or ‘Bosluiskoors’ and is caused by a microscopic protozoan parasite called Babesia canis. It is one of the most common diseases vets see, especially in spring and summer. The major tick species that spreads biliary is the yellow dog tick. Male ticks are brown in colour whereas the female ticks are a darker grey-brown colour. They are carriers of these parasites for their entire lifespan of 1-3 years. The babesia parasites remain in the salivary glands of the tick in this time. It takes about 48 hours of attachment to a dog for a tick to transmit the disease but the adult female tick is the most likely to cause infection. She needs to feed for the longest time to mature her eggs before she lays them, thus increasing the time for infection to occur. Some of her eggs will also already be infected when laid which propagates the disease in future tick generations. Once a dog has been bitten by an infected tick it takes 10-21 days for the disease to show clinical symptoms. This is called the incubation period. The babesia parasites will invade the red blood cells of the dog and then multiply numerous times until the cells bursts. The result of this is that the dog becomes anaemic from the loss of red blood cells. As the dog’s immune system tries to respond to the infection a fever

will occur – it is often at this time that the dog’s appetite diminishes and he or she may start vomiting and become lethargic. As the infection and anaemia worsen, the dog’s gums become pale and may also be yellow tinged – this is called icterus. There may be difficult breathing and sometimes the urine may be red or brown coloured. Dogs may die suddenly at this stage. If the disease is allowed to progress without treatment,, dogs may develop severe respiratory distress where fluid build up in the lung tissue prevents oxygen exchange. The kidneys can go into acute renal failure where they do not function to produce sufficient urine. Complications involving destruction of healthy red blood cells and platelets may further worsen the prognosis and make therapy more difficult. Brain swelling and damage can occur from poor oxygenation and this may result in behavioural changes, seizures, coma and death. Most often dogs die from multiple organ dysfunction and failure. Treatment It is absolutely important that any time a dog is suspected of having biliary that you seek veterinary help immediately. A vet will perform a clinical examination which includes having the temperature taken and the heart and lungs being auscultated with a stethoscope. A blood smear will be made from a needle prick to the ear. It is only on a blood smear that biliary is diagnosed.

Treatment cannot be done without this important step. Once biliary has been diagnosed an injection will be given which will kill the babesia parasites. If the infection is detected early treatment may only require this injection. Sometimes a special food and a liver tonic may also be prescribed. In more severe cases hospitalisation and a blood transfusion often becomes necessary. This is especially important in dogs that are very anaemic and collapsed. It is at this stage that the most severe complications can occur and vets will try to prevent these with intravenous fluids and medications like anti-nausea injections and cortisone. It is best to prevent this disease through adequate tick control. This means using quality products as per their instructions as well as checking your pet’s coat daily for ticks, especially after walks in the veld. This all helps prevent your special friend from getting the disease. For insurance against medical costs, go to RPI: https://insurance.rogz.com or call 0860 00 ROGZ / 7649.


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World Rhino Day: 22 September 2016

One of our ROGZ Passions is supporting K-9 units in the fight against Rhino poaching, but we need everyone to participate in this fight if we want to have a hope of saving them. Be proactive! #stoprhinopoaching

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play dressup this halloween! Draw inspiration from our range of orange products this Halloween and have some fun with your furry child! Why not put together a hamper for your friend and surprise him with a Halloween present? Choose from our orange Utility or Alpinist beltz, or for lap dogs, choose from our Luna orange design with pretty bling, or the Trendy Multibone design. Throw in a Trendy Multibone wrap too! Then there are all the orange Yotz to choose from - Flossy Grinz, Yumz, Scrubz, daBone, Cowboyz, Thinz, Fluffy Grinz, Molecule, Grinz ball, Gumz, Asteroidz, RFO, the list is loooong! We have orange Luna bowlz as well. And that was just for dogz! Check out our range of Catz beltz and pick out the orange ones. Combine with a Birds On Wire Snug pod or the orange Igloo.

You can also think of some fun tricks so when they choose “Trick” you have something up your sleeve. Naturally, if they choose “Treat” you can whip out one of our fantastic orange products! PLUS use our recipe to create a special dog friendly treat! Now, that’s what we call havin’ FUN!

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ROGZ ACADEMY

PASSION Because there’s more to business than just doing business.

The ROGZ Academy has embraced the Books and Beyond Programme and adopted it as one of their f lagship projects. Through direct sponsorship and immediate support, ROGZ is committed to help make a change in South African education, as effectively and as fast as possible.

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Contact yolo@rogz.com or see our Blog.

Elethu has completed a 12 month additional literacy programme which has enabled him to read better. His life path has been changed in a real way, forever.

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made a positive choice to make a real difference. She has been reading twice a week with Sibo for over a year as part of the Books & Beyond team. She changed Sibo’s future for the better in a real way.

The good news is that what started as a group of 4 volunteer moms in 2014, has now grown to 17 real people that are reading twice a week with real learners just like Sibo, improving their reading by an average of 10%.


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is that what started out as a literacy programme has rapidly escalated to other programmes including: Enabling 6 real young volunteers to be actively involved with additional literacy and numeracy programmes every day after school Getting a previously unused library into a real functional state again Supporting a feeding programme for 100

real hungry children

Assisting with set-up and maintenance of a

real computer lab

And many more real initiatives making a real difference every single day

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is that there are 1 515 learners just like Sibo at Sophakama. We still need to do so much more! Our goal is to achieve real sustainable change at Sophakama to create a wellperforming school, with committed staff, that offers Sibo and the other real learners a learning environment. We have accomplished all this so far on the goodwill of volunteers and donations. We want to develop teachers and bring the newly available resources into the classrooms. We believe that individual efforts by real people can make a difference and change schools. join us in this quest!


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Lights camera action!


introducing: Lounge Podz!

Retro Rex

Stylish lazy afternoons... Three versatile designs options to choose from. Pigmented earthy/ neutral tones of olive, stone and grey, combined with the rugged texture of canvas & the cozy appeal of Sherpa, makes these podz a perfect lounge experience for any canine, whilst seamlessly blending in with most interior decor in any living space.


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Grey [02]

LOUNGE POD Small : LPS Medium : LPM Large : LPL reversible pillow

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STONE 03

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FLAT LOUNGE POD Small : FLS Medium : FLM Large : FLL XLarge : FLXL

Grey [02]

LOUNGE POD MAT Small : LMS Medium : LMM Large : LML

reversible


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some FAVOURITE MUTTSHOTS:


He is earning his wings.

mango

is working hard! A true ROGZ Test Pilot. If you were wondering whether Mango is just chillin’ back at his house, you are wrong! Always keen to test the next new ROGZ product, he is very much a part of RWHQ and loves every minute of it! And Friday is his best day - he is first in line for our delicious ROGZ Friday lunch, come rain or shine. We love you, Mango!


And Our Journey will continue...

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