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Responsible Pet Owner Month paw

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.


Vet Clinic


Ways Your People Can Be Responsible Pet Owners

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!


2. Exerciese:

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...



Posted by Beeker on 05-Feb-14 11:00. Comments (51)



YIPEE! It’s National Pet Week. paw

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 until
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!


With 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!

  • • Keep your pet at a healthy weight
  • • Give your pet plenty of exercise
  • • Feed your pet a balanced, nutritious diet
  • • Have your pet examined by a veterinarian yearly


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!





Posted by Beeker on 06-May-13 10:36. Comments (21)



Certified and Sealed paw

NASC SealAll 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!



Posted by Beeker on 15-Apr-13 15:33. Comments (69)



Wednesday Whiff: LickGuard paw

Whoa, I can definitely tell it is LickGuard Batching Day! LickGuard has that one-of-a-kind smell that you won't forget. In fact, that is why it works so well. Believe me! I've tried it.


If any of my fellow canine or feline friends taste LickGuard, they automatically connect the smell with the bad taste, which they will not want to taste it again. LickGuard is a product that protects against excessive licking, which can cause sores or may be used in replace of those nasty e-collars. My people at Van Beek Natural Science had this video made to explain the product in more detail.


Whew, that's better! The ointment is sealed into tubes.


And it is ready to be boxed up and sent to distributor shelves to be purchased by your veterinarian!



Posted by Beeker on 27-Mar-13 15:25. Comments (12)



5 Ways to Wear Green paw

It's mid-March and spring is in the air...okay, we'll pretend it is since a hint of snow may be just around the corner. Although the Iowa has not yet donned its lush green landscape, you may want to sport something green this upcoming Sunday to avoid any annoying, sneaky pinches. That's right! It's almost St. Patrick's Day. Dish me up some corned beef and cabbage...well, hold off on the cabbage. 


To help avoid that pinch, I've come up with 5 Ways to Wear Green: 1) Collars, 2) Ties, 3) Hats, 4) Vests or Dresses, and, of course...5) I always love "to wear" a little green in my tummy (Treats!)

5 Ways to Wear Green

1 | Luck of the Irish Adjustable Dog Collar • $16
2 | St Patrick's Day Shamrock Cat Collar • $11
3 | St Patrick's Day Green Dot Pet Collar and Bow Set • $32
4 | Bow Tie Dog Collar Accessory in Green Stripe • $16.50
5 | St Patrick's Day Neck Tie • $9
6 | Felt Cat Hat • $40
7 | St Patrick's Day Green Pet Beret • $8.50
8 | Crocheted Pet Hat with Braids • $4.95
9 | Shamrock Dog Dress Tutu • $80
10 | Green Argyle Clover Dog Harness • $48 & Sweet Clover Dog Dress • $52
11 | Gourmet Shamrock Dog Treats • $5.99
12 | Fresh Baked St Patrick's Day Dog Treats • $6.95

Posted by Beeker on 01-Mar-13 16:59. Comments (16)




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