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therogznews MAY/JUNE 2017

The world’s coolest pet gear


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DE-STRESS WITH YOUR

PETZ! According to BarkPost, the first recorded instance of the phrase “man’s best friend” came from King Frederick of Prussia who in 1789 was quoted as saying “dog is man’s best friend,” apparently in reference to his beloved Italian Greyhound. Social connections are key for a stress-free lifestyle, but they’re also essential to your health. A study at Tufts University found young adults who had close relationships with a pet were more community-involved and took more leadership roles. Isolation and loneliness have been called deadlier than obesity, linked to depression and impaired immune function; the mortality risk is comparable to cigarette smoking. In their article “5 ways to de-stress with your dog” Pet Paws, suggests: “Host doggie play-dates or visit your local dog park to find canine pals for your pup, then

befriend their humans. It’s hard to walk a dog and not have someone talk to you or interact with you, compared to walking alone. Strike up a conversation with other pet parents, admiring their pup’s snazzy (ROGZ) collar or inquiring about a unique dog breed.

Oxytocin from your puppy Apparently the chemical oxytocin is responsible for that warm, fuzzy feeling you get when staring into puppy or senior dog’s eyes; in humans, it ensures bonding between mother and infant. That quizzical look your pup gets – often accompanied

by an adorable head tilt is an attempt to read your state of mind. If you’re looking to get a load off your chest, sit down with your dog and tell-all. While Fido may not have any sage advice to dispense, puppy love and tail wags are just as good!

Feel less stressed According to FoxNewsHealth, “Not only do our furry friends offer companionship, they can also help us relax when we get overwhelmed. In fact, in a recent survey conducted by the Harvard School of Public Health, 87 percent of men and women said that spending time with their pet helped them feel less wigged-out. Next time you’re distraught, seek out a four-legged pal and reap these benefits. If you feel your worries piling up, a pet can help you put it all into perspective. “Our pets give us an opportunity to reach outside ourselves,” explained Debra F. Horwitz, DVM, a board-certified veterinary behaviourist.


“A dog is man’s best friend.”

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Pets make you happier Whenever you’re extra stressed, take your dog for a quick 10-minute walk. Seeing your dog appreciate the little things as you stroll will help you do so, too. Utica College recently posted: “Research shows that people who have animals tend to be happier and less stressed. Have a bad day? Go cuddle with your pet. It’s so amazing how intuitive they are. Whenever I’m sad or upset, my dog does the sweetest thing: he comes over to me, puts his paw on my lap & starts licking my face. It really is too adorable and lifts my spirits instantly!”

Focus on the present Dogs don’t live in the future or past with fear and regret. They take each moment as it comes & revel in it! Trying to stay grounded & focused on the here and now helps reduce our anxiety and stresses, which obviously improves our health! No matter what you do, or what your mood is, pets will ALWAYS love you. Secondly, they will never EVER judge you, or turn their backs on you. They are the best little companions.

Lower blood pressure Stressed or upset? Go spend some time with your fur babies. And if you don’t have any, there’s nothing like a good trip to your local animal shelter….volunteer, give your time, allow yourselves to feel what they feel. I guarantee they will make your heart smile! According to HelpGuide.com, “Studies have also found that dog owners are less likely to suffer from depression than those without pets. People with dogs have lower blood pressure in stressful situations than those without pets. Playing with a dog or cat can elevate levels of serotonin and dopamine, which calm and relax.

“Playing with a dog elevates serotonin levels which is calming and relaxing.”


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Help build a child’s positive self image Not only do children who grow up with pets have less risk of allergies and asthma, many also learn responsibility, compassion, and empathy from having a dog or cat. Unlike parents or teachers, pets are never critical and don’t give orders. They are always loving and their mere presence at home can help provide a sense of security in children. Having an ever-present dog can help ease separation anxiety in children when mom and dad aren’t around. Having the love and companionship of a loyal dog can make a child feel important and help him or her develop a positive self-image. Kids who are emotionally attached to their dog are better able to build relationships with other people. Studies have also shown that dogs can help calm hyperactive or overly aggressive kids. Of course, both the dog and the child need to be trained to behave appropriately with each other.

Dogs are naturally intuitive More than any other animal, dogs have evolved to become acutely attuned to humans and our behaviour and emotions. While dogs are able to understand many of the words we use, they’re even better at interpreting our tone of voice, body language, and gestures. A loyal dog will look into your eyes to gauge your emotional state and try to understand what you’re thinking and feeling and try to make you happier.

So no matter what your age, we all benefit from having pets!


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rogz noticeboard Global Pet expo ROGZ rocks USA! ROGZ exhibited with their North American partners Kong at Global Pet Expo in Orlando, USA in March.

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Medioni has been an exclusive ROGZ Distributor for Israel since 2004. Their sales agent, Adi Birman now had his big Ford pickup truck branded with ROGZ. Check out this cool pic of their team (and mascot)!


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

The rogz farm Focus on Sustainability Sustainability is defined as “the avoidance of the depletion of natural resources in order to maintain an ecological balance.” This means tackling different issues like consumption, preservation/conservation, waste, renewable energy vs. fossil fuels, water resource management. At ROGZ, we have projects which start tackling these issues and our aim is to increase our involvement to make an impact on our local environment.


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meet OUR ROGZ farmers Who are these men of the earth who keep our urban garden growing, and help provide a nutritional harvest for us to share and eat? DAVIE MALOTOH came to ROGZ in 2013. “I like working in the Farm because I enjoy planting seedlings and nurturing them until they are ready to be harvested,” says Davie. “The compost heap donations are a great help in aiding the growth rate and process of the seedlings.” JAMES BOWMAN arrived at ROGZ in 2014. “I am passionate about gardening and like to know that the ROGZ Farm feeds Roggerz with healthy meals,” says James.

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EDMUND DUMISANI joined ROGZ in 2014. “I enjoy working for the ROGZ Farm because I find it rewarding when we harvest the produce that I planted as seedlings,” says Edmund.

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“Some fruits survived the drought, and now we have new seedlings to plant with our well point water!”


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SENIOR DOGZ ROCK! This April on ROGZ Facebook, we posted an article on the oldest dog recorded (Maggie, an Australian Kelpie, 30 years old) and asked you to post your own pics of your senior dogs. The response was overwhelming! We decided to share some of the posts as we celebrate all our senior dogs and the love and companionship they have shared over the years.

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NEWS:

IT’S BETTER TO EAT

SLOWER! Most dogs are food motivated, so it’s really no surprise they attack their meals as though they haven’t eaten in days and may never eat again! However, dogs who down their dinners in the blink of an eye are more likely to create problems for themselves than those who eat at a more leisurely pace. There’s always the risk of choking when food is inhaled rather than chewed. There’s also an increased risk your pet will immediately vomit his meal. Slow feeders really help with this.


introducing:

Tumbler ROGZ’s new treat puzzle is a slow feeder sure to stimulate your dog’s mind all while filling their tummy with food or treats. 3 Adjustable release rate settings for different levels of learning. Made from food grade high resistant ABS this treat puzzle toy is highly durable and is a great addition to any meal time! Choose from our 5 Rogzilicious colours. Available in one size.

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Dishwasher Safe

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introducing: Fancy Dress 2017 Turquoise Paws: The Story. Inspired by tropical atolls and early morning paw prints on the beach sand, this vibrant shade of turquoise blue in conjunction with a touch of classic chrome, will add the perfect gemstone to your four-legged friend’s wardrobe and capture the hearts of passers-by. NE

PANTONE Cyan

PANTONE Cool Grey 10

DESIGN CG

PANTO Black

PANTONE 877


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SIDE RELEASE COLLAR HB AVAILABLE IN: FIXED LEAD, MULTI LEAD, H-HARNESS HL, HLM, SJ Full ROGZ Beltz range available in Fancy Dress sizes - small, medium, large, extra large, extra extra large.

METAL ID-TAG IDM

INSTANT ID-TAG IDR

All id-TAGZ available in small and large.

BUBBLE BOWL BOWL Bubble Bowlz available in small, medium and large

SPICE POD PPS/PPM/PPL

FLAT POD FPM/FPL/FPXL

Available in small, medium and large

Available in medium, large and extra large


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introducing: Fancy Dress 2017 Purple Forest: The Story. Dress your hound for success in our fun expression of this extravagant composite color fit for royalty. Whether strolling the promenade or chasing rabbits in utopia, your hound will delight in the fresh floral shades of violets & lavenders whilst basking in the contrasting effervescent blends of turquoise & silver shimmers. NE

PANTONE 267

PANTONE 2766

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PANTO 292

PANTONE 265


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SIDE RELEASE COLLAR HB AVAILABLE IN: FIXED LEAD, MULTI LEAD, H-HARNESS HL, HLM, SJ Full ROGZ Beltz range available in Fancy Dress sizes - small, medium, large, extra large, extra extra large.

METAL ID-TAG IDM

INSTANT ID-TAG IDR

All id-TAGZ available in small and large.

BUBBLE BOWL BOWL Bubble Bowlz available in small, medium and large

SPICE POD PPS/PPM/PPL

FLAT POD FPM/FPL/FPXL

Available in small, medium and large

Available in medium, large and extra large


And Our Journey continues...

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ROGZ News May/June 2017