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"american pet products association" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"Take on the markets. Lucky what's going on on these markets looking at the currencies and Sterling again under pressure $1 11 to handle at the moment you're a little bit 97.9 U.S. cents for a unit of the single currency This has been the. With a Bloomberg small business report brought to you by indeed dot com, I'm Lisa Matteo. Hourly earnings growth for workers of U.S. small businesses slowed in September, a report from paychecks shows a fell below 5% for the first time since April, Florida was a top state for earnings growth, the small business job index dip slightly from the previous month, North Carolina ranked highest for job growth. If your small business is focused on pets, here's some good news. According to the American pet products association, Americans spend $123 billion on their furry Friends in 2021, up 13% over the previous year. Veterinary care leads the charge followed by food, pet owners dished out 287 million on dog food and 254 million on cat food last year. The spending spree is likely to continue as 32% of millennials and 14% of gen zers own pets, and people's bank is now live on encino small business banking solution, creating a single cloud based platform. And that's the Bloomberg small business report. How are financial services firms managing in this new reality? Claire Santa niello managing director at BNY Mellon's Pershing explains. If the current times have taught us anything, it's a critical role that technology plays in client relationships. Global conditions have
"american pet products association" Discussed on Business Wars Daily
"Municipal is a new performance sports apparel brand cofounded by Mark Wahlberg, where the Europe dating your wardrobe or looking for the perfect gift. Check out comfortable stylish and versatile sport utility gear from municipal. Go to municipal dot com slash BW daily for 25% off your order. From wondery, I'm David Brown and this is business wars daily on this Wednesday, February 16th. In the quest to emerge as the alpha figure in the pet supplies and services world, the biggest players are trying to fetch more customers, wherever they are. Last month, petco announced a pet project with Lowe's home improvement stores. The shop within a store concept will devote about 1% of Lowe's floor space to petco at select locations fortune reports. Shoppers can then pick up dog food, kitty litter and pet toys along with their paint chips and spackle. Some locations will even offer pet vaccinations, microchipping, and mobile grooming. The plan is to roll out about a dozen of these stores next month as part of a pilot program in Texas. North Carolina and South Carolina. Both home improvement stores and pet supply stores have enjoyed a boom during the pandemic. As people spent more time at home, they felt the need to spruce up their surroundings and because they were home more. They sought the companionship of dogs cats and other pets. One in 5 Americans got a pandemic pad according to the ASPCA. Instead of spending money on dining out and vacations, people diverted those funds to a new coat of paint and a cushy dog bed. The goal of the petco Lowe's partnership is to give shoppers more of the products they need in one place. Lowe's head of branding Marisa thalberg told USA Today that 60% of the people lose interviewed said they'd be more likely to shop at a home improvement retailer that also offered pet supplies. In addition, petco has also expanded its services by partnering with rover dot com, which offers pet sitting boarding and walking. Petko's chief rival PetSmart has been working hard to attract more customers too. The company is added veterinary services to more of its stores. The company also launched an online pharmacy last year. But perhaps its most strategic maneuver was its acquisition of Chewy dot com a popular pet products website several years ago. Consumers have been increasingly shopping for pet products online. Chewie dot com is a primary destination for them to do so. The company was spun off and had a successful IPO three years back. But petko's move into low stores gives both brick and mortar retailers some advantages. First, there's convenience. Folks who are nesting may pick up their pet supplies while they're making their weekend honeydew trips to Lowe's. Plus, even if home improvement spending returns to pre-pandemic levels as people get out more, their pandemic pets will still need food and other supplies. The American pet products association anticipate 6% growth in the sector this year, and these pet supply retailers are sniffing out every opportunity to win over those customers. But heated competition in greater convenience, may mean that the ultimate winner in these pet store wars are pet owners themselves. And those furry friends they love. From wondering, this is business awards daily. I'm your host David Brown. Written by Gwen Moran and produced by Jessica yarmosky. Our executive producers are Tina Rubio and Marshall Lewy. We get support from municipal. A new performance sports apparel brand cofounded by Mark Wahlberg, the most comfortable versatile stylish versions of the stuff you wear every day, like workout and lifestyle teas. As I speak, I'm wearing the most comfortable T-shirt I own. Sophisticated, but casual. Exceptionally high quality people have actually asked me about it. My hoodie and sweats have the same casual high end look, but with a cool branding, not flashy, just cosmopolitan. You might even say municipal. Whether you're updating your wardrobe or looking for the perfect gift, you should go and check out comfortable stylish and versatile sport utility gear from municipal. Go to municipal dot com slash BW daily for 25% off your order. You're gonna love this. That's municipal dot com slash BW daily..
"american pet products association" Discussed on KGO 810
"Future with Rick Edelman but I have to acknowledge the pretty cool RIA database has just announced its ranking of the top 100 wealth managers in the United States The researchers ranked firms based on their total assets under management as reported on their SEC filings as of September 30th and ranked number one is Edelman financial engines It's nice to go out on top You know one of the things that I've always really enjoyed about this program the most is the interaction with you The ability to take your questions and give you the information that you need to help you improve your knowledge comprehension and to help you figure out the direction that you might want to take with the issues that you're facing And I get lots of emails every week from listeners around the country and I'd say the overwhelming majority virtually all of them are insightful thoughtful You have a really good grasp of your personal situation You understand what's going on and you simply want to know what's the best course of action to take from there Every so often though I get an email that is a little bit wacky Like I got an email not long ago from Stephanie she said that she won a $79 billion award from Bill Clinton and she wants my help in investing the money So there's some folks that are frankly beyond my ability to help But then there's an occasional very rare email from someone who has an issue with something that I've said on the show and just this last week I received an email from listener Dan gross Krueger and here's what Dan wrote Rick I have stopped listening to your radio show But today just as I was reaching for the dial to tune away from your show I heard you say something ignorant and stupid Despite my previous attempts to appeal to your sense of responsibility it's still appears that you're a prone to veer out of your lane on your radio show I wish you would stay with financial subjects that you know something about because it tends to cast doubt on the reliability of your financial advice when you say ignorant stupid things pertaining to subject matter about which you know nothing Today you are talking about umbrella insurance and you urged your listeners to look into purchasing such coverage since its relatively inexpensive and provides protection against unexpected lawsuits That's good advice as far as it goes But you brought up dog bites As one of those unexpected events that might get you sued You then volunteered the following quote the average settlement for a dog bite is $30,000 Nonsense Where did you read or hear such garbage I believe you will recall that I am an attorney Now for 40 plus years and I can assure you that your information is bogus Before you make more ignorant and stupid statements on your radio show please do some research and verify your facts You are contributing to fake news by throwing out such false information about subject matter not in your lane merely because it fits your narrative Please don't contribute your own version of misinformation to the flow of false and misleading news that is deliberately camouflaged as information Again my advice is to seriously consider adopting humility as your personal goal since humble individuals are far less likely to make faulty assumptions about what they think they know Signed Dan gross Kruger risk management Inc of Solana beach California Wow Gee Dan ignoring and stupid That my statement that the average settlement for a dog bite is $30,000 is nonsense Garbage My information is bogus I need to do some research and verify my facts Well Dan guess what The insurance information institute has a study on this They've been tracking the number and cost of dog bite claims since 2003 According to the American pet products association and the American veterinary medical association there are 63 million U.S. households that have a dog at a total of 77 million dogs Because lots of people have more than just one The insurance information institute says millions of people are bitten by dogs every year Most of them children In 2017 350,000 people were treated at hospitals for non fatal dog injuries 10,600 of them were children under the age of two and according to the insurance information institute and State Farm nationwide in 2020 there were 17,000 dog bite claims and other dog related injuries Insurance companies paid out claims of $854 million The average cost proclaim is not any longer $30,000 that I cited it's now 50,425 In insurance information institute says this number has gone up because of settlements judgments and jury awards that are trending upwards The trend in higher cost per claim is attributable not only to dog bites according to the insurance information institute but also to dogs knocking down children as well as bicyclists and the elderly and these injuries add to the financial claims So attorney Dan gross Kruger of risk management in Solana beach California looks like what I said wasn't so ignorant and stupid after all Looks like my statement wasn't nonsense or garbage My information wasn't bogus Looks like I did do some research and did verify my facts And guess what Looks like you didn't Instead you just decided to pop off at the mouth and send me a pompous email accusing me of unprofessional conduct Who's being unprofessional here attorney Dan crows Kruger of risk management and Solana beach California Should we or should we not Follow the advice of the galactically stupid Well Dan's not hearing this because after all he hates my show He doesn't tune in So let's you and me return to the main issue Two thirds of U.S. households have a dog That means probably you So listen up In 29 states according to the American property casualty insurers association if you're a dog owner you are liable for injuries your pets cause There are exceptions like if the dogs provoked Most attacks are misdemeanors but in extreme cases can be felonies If you own a certain breed some states require that you have at least a $100,000 of liability insurance Golly gee Dan gross Kruger of risk management and Solana beach California Would that be necessary if dog bites weren't a legal risk There are three kinds of laws you need to be aware of There's a dog bite statue You're automatically liable for any injury or property damage your dog causes There's the one bite rule Your responsible for any injury or dog causes if you knew the dog was likely to cause the injury The victim has to prove you knew the dog was dangerous and negligence laws You're liable if you're careless and controlling your dog Be aware you could be charged with serious crimes if your dog attacks and severely injures someone Three times dog owners have been convicted of murder after their dogs killed someone Maybe you didn't know any of this Okay you're not.
"american pet products association" Discussed on Animal Radio
"If you feel like your pets vet bills are through the roof. You're not alone. Apparently the animal healthcare system suffers many of the same problems as the human medical care system. That's according to a new report. From researchers at both stanford and mit now both of those healthcare systems have reportedly seen a huge increase in dollars spent on end of life care lately and there is no denying that we are more than willing to shell out a piece of our savings to keep our furry friends healthy well according to the american pet products association. Pet owners in the us spend over fifteen billion dollars on veterinary care last year and spending on pats. Medical bills has even outpaced that of human medical bills. That's pretty amazing. Data from the consumer expenditure survey shows the percentage of human physicians jumped by forty percent while the number of veterinarians nearly doubled amazing how the field of animals growing now pet owners in new york can now take their furry trusted companions with them to the grave if they wish since the governor has now signed legislation that makes it legal for the cremated remains of pets to be interred with your owners said any of the approximately nineteen hundred. Not for profit cemeteries in new york and those are all regulated by the state the new law. Which does not apply on the other hand to cemeteries that are owned or operated by religious associations or societies comes three years after the state made it legal for pet cemeteries to accept. The cremated remains of humans who wanted to be buried with their pets. Didn't know about that one now. Supporters of the measure cited statistics showing that sixty two percent of. Us households have a pet these days and among the most famous that garnered the most attention in the big apple was Woman who wanted to be buried with her pet leona helmsley with that name. Oh yeah. The hotel heiress dubbed the queen of mean. She kind of got the ball rolling on this. She died in two thousand seven and had in her will that she wanted her pampered. Pooch female trouble interred with her in the twelve thousand square foot family mausoleum trouble died five years ago but back then there were no laws in the state that allowed them to be buried together but at twelve thousand foot square foot mausoleum. That's like five of ninety s Like seven of my house. That's all twelve of marez egyptians the ancient egyptians all got buried with their pets. Why the heck can't we get married. I wonder when it stopped being legal. Because i'm sure years ago in the eighteen. Hundreds of people were probably buried with their pets all the time. I thought it was fascinating that they allowed in new york for owners pet parents to be buried with their pets in a pet cemetery. I mean who would even think of that. But it's a great idea if they if you really want to be buried with your pet but now of course not to do that anymore. Here is the latest in the. Is it safer my pet to sleep in bed with me debate. You know since debates are all the rage get ready now. If you kick your dog off the bed every night you might wanna stock up on some apology traits. Just a warning. New study of one hundred fifty people conducted by the prestigious mayoclinic on sleep has found that contrary to popular belief. Sleeping with your pets doesn't actually disrupt your sleep as much as you might think. In fact it offers most people you know sense of security safety helping them get a better night's sleep twenty percent of the people in this study said their pets did disturb their sleep though but forty one percent believe that having a pet in the bedroom actually helps them sleep better. The researchers said that some people find that sleeping with their pet actually helps them to kind of feel warming cozy but this is probably the most interesting thing that people don't think about most people who complained their pets disturbing their sleep actually had multiple pets in the bed near. that'll do. It just multiplies. The chance that your sleep is going to be disrupted or there's going to be a dogfight on the bed. We don't have that. But they say cats or more because they're more active at nighttime dogs are probably less likely to bother your sleep then again. Is it diminishes sex. I'll tell you that you don't want the pet in a room at that point as we gotta get you gotta put the pep side the room. Thank you know. Come true come on. Let's let's let's let's talk reality petting. The bed. isn't always good cocaine. Well fido's looking at me you know it's like j- judging me or something like that exactly and that's how i feel exactly like he's going to hold up a card with a seven point something rating or something you know. Sometimes my dog laughs. So i get i get a complex. Are we done. I think we're done i. I am so embarrassed you guys. I'm also lorie brooks get more breaking news anytime. Animal radio dot com. This has been an animal radio news. Update brought to you by fear free. The veterinarian isn't typically thought of as your pets favorite place to go with fear. Free that all changes to learn more and find a certified fear free veterinary professional near you. Visit fear free pets.com. 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"american pet products association" Discussed on Newsradio 1200 WOAI
"Photos from a contractor working in the building two days prior to the collapse. It appears to show standing water, cracked concrete and corroded rebar in the parking garage below the building some of the same issues that were brought up in that 2018 inspection report that warned of major structural damage. Third class action lawsuit claims the building's owners were reckless and neck. A spokesperson for the Champ Lane South Condo association tells Fox is the board retained entrusted experts in at no time where they told of imminent threat of danger or collapse. So far 12 have been confirmed dead. 149 remained missing President Biden and the first lady plan to visit the site of the collapse tomorrow, House Democrats will set up a special panel to investigate the January six capital riot. Top Democrats say the House Select Committee to investigate the January 6th capital attack is not the preferred option but is now necessary to get at the truth of that day. Kevin McCarthy refused to take Yes, for an answer, And now he's got a select committee. House Democratic Caucus chairman Hakeem Jeffries points the Republican leaders opposition for blocking an independent commission. Instead, The House panel expected the past with few Republican votes will be made up of 13 lawmakers, eight selected by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. And five appointed with the consultation of House Republican leader Kevin McCarthy. First lady Jill Biden is calling for more Texans to get vaccinated against covid as health officials report new, more contagious variants Mrs. Biden visited a pop up Covid vaccine clinic yesterday to Dallas High School with Cowboys Hall of Fame running back Emmitt Smith. Mrs. Biden then flew to a to Houston to visit a vaccine side at Minute Maid Park, where she was joined by VP Kamala Harris husband, Second gentleman, Doug Emhoff. The Biden administration had set a goal of having 70% of Americans vaccinated by the fourth of July, but recently said they expect to fall short of that goal by about 4%. And although the rest of the country did not accomplish that goal, the city of San Antonio did Where second only to Austin among the big cities in Texas. As far as the proportion we've got vaccinated, Dr June Daewoo with Metrohealth So 72.6% of San Antonians have received at least one shot and that 57.7% are fully vaccinated. Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas was in San Antonio yesterday, and he praised the city's campaign to get people vaccinated. Calling it a model for success. Governor Abbott is allocating almost $100 million in federal covid funds to higher education in the state. The money from the cares Act will be distributed by the Higher Education Coordinating Board to assist the recovery from the pandemic. The funds will go towards expanding programs and fields, experiencing labor shortages and efforts to increase student enrollment. Will demand for pet supply delivery continues to surge. Steve Podliska Bloomberg has it's in focus report, the pandemic has had a major effect on how we shop with online retail exploding. It also has had a lot of people adopting pets, with more than four out of 10 Americans making the move in the past year and, according to the American Pet Products Association, sales for pet related items exceeded $100 billion last year. For the first time, put it all together and pet supply delivery is big. No one tells you what to Expect when you're expecting a new pet. Oh, it's been paying off for chewy, and now it has door dash, moving beyond restaurant delivery on demand delivery from 1500 PetSmart stores to door dash customers. Christopher Payne, president of Doordash, he says, same day delivery for pets is a big deal. The typical PetSmart has 11,000 items. Pet food, You know, sometimes you run out of food and you need the food immediately. Toys treats right now. Amazon is the leader in pet related e commerce, followed by Chu. WalMart, PetSmart and Petco. I'm Steve POTUS..
"american pet products association" Discussed on WBZ NewsRadio 1030
"And I want to correct that. The 15 year old girl is recovering after being shot in the chest. This happened Friday night in Lynn. Not yesterday. Investigators say the shooting looks accidental. The state confirming 56 new covid 19 cases and two new deaths in their latest report here in Massachusetts. The grand total is now over 663,000 cases since the beginning of the Covid 19 pandemic less than 100. People are in the hospital from the illness and looks like the seven day average positivity rate is now down to less than 70.3%. The country is still pretty short of President Biden's vaccine goals for the fourth of July. Let's find out more from a B C's Chuck Sivertsen about 179 Million Americans have gotten at least one covid shot or about 54% of the population reports the C D. C. That falls short of President Biden's goal of 70% getting at least one dose. By July. 4th over a dozen states have 70% of their adult populations with at least one dose. And right here. Massachusetts is one of those states with 4.4 million first shots given out to people of all ages. It's at 12 38 overnight on Wall Street and business here is an update from Bloomberg. The pandemic has had a major effect on how we shop with online retail exploding. It also has had a lot of people adopting pets, with more than four out of 10 Americans making the move in the past year and according to the American Pet Products Association, sales for pet related items exceeded $100 billion last year for the First time put it all together and pet supply delivery is big. No one tells you what to expect when you're expecting a new pet..
"american pet products association" Discussed on BrainStuff
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Lauren vogel bomb here in a new world of impossible burgers and beyond meat. Where eating cicadas is considered an actual protein-rich option and adopting a plant based diet can be a legitimate choice. What do we do with all those carnivores and omnivores sleeping on the backs of our sofas and chasing squirrels around our backyards how do we ensure that what we feed our pets is not only good for them a rich in protein and all the nutrients new to keep them healthy but good for our planet to ask many of us reduce our meat intake or opt for more sustainable animal proteins. Could we do the same for pets for the article. This episode is based on how stuff works. Spoke with greg aldrich a research associate professor in the coordinator of the pet food program the department of grain science and industry at kansas state university. He said it's all doable. I can formulate a vegetarian diet for a dog. I can make a vegan diet for a dog. it's just a lot harder to get it all balanced and then to get them to like it. The pet food institute estimates that more than one hundred and eighty million dogs and cats are living in. us households and the american pet products association reports that americans spent more than forty two billion dollars on pet foods and treats in twenty twenty alone and all of that is rough on the planet a twenty seventeen paper written by ucla researcher. Gregory oaken found that american dogs and cats are responsible through the food. They eat for the release of up to sixty four million tons of harmful greenhouse gases year. But it's not as if we're feeding our pets big slabs of brontosaurus sorace ribs and live chickens pet foods in the. Us generally have plenty of grains included. Corn is in fact. The number one ingredient used overall in cat and dog foods. According to the north american renderers relation but most pet foods do have a huge animal component. The reason for that is simple dogs and cats and you and i need protein and eating meat or meat by products is often the best. I and cheapest source of protein. Aldridge said the dog is an omnivore like humans eating both plants and animals but their nutritional requirements are such that they're easier or better supportive nutritionally animal proteins and fats. At least part of their diet and the cat we consider to be an obligate meaning biological carnivore. So what am i talking about there. Is it just because we label them as carnivores so thereby we have to feed them meet. No it really comes down. To some of their nutritional requirements the metabolic utilization of things like amino acids and fatty acids a dogs and cats aldrich's saying don't necessarily need meat itself. But they do need what's in it and me is easier for them to digest. So how can we feed so many animals who biologically need meat or at least are more easily or better fed with meat when the production of that meat can be both harmful to the planet and to some especially in the case of industrial arming morally. Objectionable it's science to the rescue. Let's talk about cell cultured meat. A take for example bond pet foods a pet food company in boulder colorado that late in two thousand twenty announced that in produced the world's first quote animal free chicken protein to us in pet foods. Bond took a blood sample from a live. chicken extracted. the genetic code then inserted it a code of some food grain yeast these modified used grown in a fermentation tank. According to bond quote churns out meat proteins that are identical to those typically produced on farm and field. It's a similar fermentation process. That's been used for half a century to make enzymes for cheese but bond is reassembling the process harvest high quality animal proteins. The process produces cell cultured meat which is basically lab manufactured meat without the need or mess of raising and killing animals on farms and bond is not the only company experimenting with another called because animals is using a relatively similar process which harvests cells and gross them into tissue. The can then be used in treats and food for pets. A new era of pet foods made with reduced environmental impact. More sustainability and more responsibility is hardly just around the corner though. This new way of feeding the household pet is going to take some time. The science for as far as its vanished is not quite big time yet For one manufacturers will have to work out the best ways to ramp up the process large amounts of animal based material and blood or tissue or whatever it might still be needed at least initially aldridge said. Oh whether or not they've got to where they can take to scale so instead of making a couple of grams making a million pounds. I don't know if they've got that all worked out yet. Another question to be answered and not an insignificant one once. This cultured meat is produced. Will your pets eat it. Will they like it. And furthermore companies will have to educate the public which may be picky about what goes into fido's dish. They may have to overcome environmentalists and animal rights backers who may object still to the use of blood or other animal material that makes the base of the new food. They'll undoubtedly face stiff competition as even the big pet food makers jockey for position in a market in which good affordable protein is increasingly difficult to come by the new guys will have to make their product affordable but even though this news l. cultured product might not be taking over the pet food aisle at your local big box store anytime soon. The desire for options in meet more humane sustainable options is clearly there. Aldridge said it could be a viable niche in the marketplace in the next five ten years as long as we have what is it one hundred and eighty million dogs and cats in the us. There's going to be demand for proteins so any additional supply of protein is going to help whether or not that cell cultured meat becomes mainstream is probably going to be a ways away..
How Could Lab-Grown Meat Change the Pet Food World?
"Do we ensure that what we feed our pets is not only good for them a rich in protein and all the nutrients new to keep them healthy but good for our planet to ask many of us reduce our meat intake or opt for more sustainable animal proteins. Could we do the same for pets for the article. This episode is based on how stuff works. Spoke with greg aldrich a research associate professor in the coordinator of the pet food program the department of grain science and industry at kansas state university. He said it's all doable. I can formulate a vegetarian diet for a dog. I can make a vegan diet for a dog. it's just a lot harder to get it all balanced and then to get them to like it. The pet food institute estimates that more than one hundred and eighty million dogs and cats are living in. us households and the american pet products association reports that americans spent more than forty two billion dollars on pet foods and treats in twenty twenty alone and all of that is rough on the planet a twenty seventeen paper written by ucla researcher. Gregory oaken found that american dogs and cats are responsible through the food. They eat for the release of up to sixty four million tons of harmful greenhouse gases year. But it's not as if we're feeding our pets big slabs of brontosaurus sorace ribs and live chickens pet foods in the. Us generally have plenty of grains included. Corn is in fact. The number one ingredient used overall in cat and dog foods. According to the north american renderers relation but most pet foods do have a huge animal component. The reason for that is simple dogs and cats and you and i need protein and eating meat or meat by products is often the best. I and cheapest source of protein.
"american pet products association" Discussed on The Indicator from Planet Money
"Gives mu is a flying squirrel. He lives in marshall town. Iowa and recently gizmo have to pay a visit to his vets grant jacobsen is gizmos fat. What what's wrong with gizmo. He was less thrilled. He was here for a neuter surgery so nothing wrong with the he might have had a grudge heading on what was going on. What with that in the background. Oh dog i'm sure howling fad. Yeah just six minute. Drive away from grant us another vet. So gizmo has is but there is a backstory here because grant worked for that other vet for nineteen years. He says he was planning to buy the practice. It was kind of understood in fact that that would happen but then he started hearing these things from the owner that made him. Hey there's going to be these people. They're from one of the corporations. They're they're doing practice evaluation. You know. i'm not really planning to sell to them. But i want to find out what the place is worse. The suits showed up. You can see where this is going. Grant got beat out. He says those corporate visitors offered a million dollars more for the practice than he could afford and he was not feeling happy about this. Well i mean disappointing. Would be an understatement. That's for sure. The corporation that beat grants bid is mars. The giant international chocolate company that makes eminem's twix bars and has locations around the world and this trend is corporate and even private equity money from everywhere from goldman sachs to mars to j. ab holdings which is the parent company of crispy. Cream has warning into the industry. I'm sally herships. And i'm stacey vanik smith. This is the indicator from planet money today on the show when and why giant corporations started investing in health care for our gerbils and our dogs and our cats and how all that corporate cash can impact independent. Pets like grant. This message comes from. Npr sponsor plaid. There is a finance app for everything these days. But how do you know which ones to trust. That's where plaid comes in the most popular finance apps and services use plaid to help you securely connect your financial accounts the best part. There's no extra work for you. Plaid is already used by over four thousand finance apps the next time you're signing up for a finance app look for plaid the safer way to share your financial information. Not everybody is an animal lover. What i know. I know but for sixty three point. Four million americans who owned dogs the forty two point seven million americans who owned cats and of course. We can't overlook the owners of fish. Birds reptiles horses flying squirrels for all of those pet owners. Their love translates directly into dollar signs. You know. I have clients referring to their dogs as their children's siblings and their parents as their dogs or cats grandparents. Dr miguel your is a vet. And she sees this kind of spending tampa all the time in the us spending in the veterinary care market totalled thirty one billion dollars. Today we spend more than double what we did a decade ago on our pets and gush buying toys. Oh thousands of dollars on clothes people will redo their houses. Yeah they'll they'll build carries outside. I'm going to do this so i don't even know what a cattery is stacey. You told me you were a cat lover. I doubt right now. People who will remortgage houses for some of these vet bills are twenty thirty thousand dollars. If you're going to get a hip replace- if you've had major operations you've you've had climbed to remortgage their houses. Yes how are you going to thirty thirty thousand dollars. Where are you going to get that money. But it did not used to be this way. And i know this may shock some pet owners out there but when madonna was a kid a lot of animals were kept outside the house. Maybe you took them to the vet a few times a year. So when did we start spending thirty grand and surgery for our pets. Mike dix was chief economist for the american medical veterinary association. And now he's a consultant for bets. I teach marion's to ask clients one set of questions because it's very important. Where does your pet sleep for. Options at sleeps outside sleeps in the garage sleeps in the house. It's sleeps in my bedroom. Mike where our pets sleep illustrate this one huge shift at occurred an invention with completely changed the way we interacted with and spend on our pets. That human animal bond thing really really took off in the late eighties as parasites came on and we were able to keep those dogs in the house. Parasitism asari things kill fleas techs. I mean you know love has its limits like you do. I love you enough to get fleas. That's a whole other level of love and the more people are inside. What those cuts the more. They notice things. They noticed dog itching. Or it's robin its size or its strategist but on the floor. What and when they do. Mike says they call the vet. According to the american pet products association last year we spent over a record setting hundred billion dollars on our pets for food entries and vets so since the eighties and nineties this spending has been increasingly catching. The eye of corporations and veterinary practices can be seen as a reliable investment. It's got low overhead. It's not like you have to build a factory or create a production line. I wrote to mars. I wanted to know why the company invested in vets. They declined an interview but mars also makes pet food like pedigree and whiskers so it just makes sense to also invest in vets. Mike says there are about six thousand small to medium size vet practices and hospitals in the us. The kind that have at least two or three full-time bets on staff but out of those five thousand of them are now owned by big corporations. You might not know it because a lot of them like to keep that small business look and feel but many are consolidating or even buying and flipping them and that is having an impact on independent vets like grant in iowa vets are often in debt. They had to go to school which is expensive average. Tuition is more than two hundred thousand dollars. Some vets will never be able to pay off their loans. They pay the interest..
"american pet products association" Discussed on The Maria Liberati Show
"I am here with gene l. Pirie and an author and fellow dog lover and she has search wine books. So i have heard your today because you know Not only because books are so special. But this monday are is. We're celebrating international puppy day and it's also international. Women's ones gene is going to tell us about her book series. Just all about well. She's doing sooner anything she's a professional speaker. Also thanks for joining me today. Welcome thank you for having me. Marie i love your show. Thanks for having me. Thank you. And i a fan of your of your book series especially i love and cheang tell us. How did you become such. It'd be a big fan of dogs. Well i grew up with dogs but oddly enough. They weren't my dogs. We lived in a very rural area. It was mostly horse farms but those farms had dogs and somehow they found their way to our house. And i'm sure i began begging and pleading for a dog probably as soon as i could start talking but my parents were very resistant and yet by the time i was five or six i was able to convince my mom that when she went grocery shopping she should bring home dog biscuits even though we didn't have a dog because all the neighbor dogs visited and of course that just created more neighbor dogs finding their way to our house and finally when i was seven got my first dog. He was a red doberman. He grew to one hundred and ten pounds. He was a monster of a dog and just incredibly lovable and protective. And i've been dog fan ever since. Well that's definitely a special a special memory Chiba what what Our pets are thinking. I think so. And i can only offer you that i know what my pets are thinking and you can tell me maria because you have a beautiful little care interior that i you know we occasionally get glimpses of and i'm sure you know exactly at least around here at dinnertime. I am constantly hearing that. They're starving to death. And if i don't see them fast enough they're going to die right so i mean it's just it's it's always that little bit when they turn their head when they wag their tail their body language and all of them have their own unique personality. So it's kind of fun to put words to what they're thinking. But yes i think as we grow close to our dogs and build that bind. We have a sense of what they're thinking. I was just going to i. That in i think if you have a bond with your with your pet that's how yes. You understand them very well and it is. It's very special for you know if people don't take time to do that i think they're missing such a special part of that relationship. You really have to take the time to bonded and understand And understand your off Agree and you know what's interesting to me. Is i believe they know it. We're thinking too. I think that's how they're so sensitive to an were sad that often they come up and wall. Try and and you know just interfere if you will be there distract us and when we come home in the evenings right was soon as we enter the house. There's an excitement about us. Being back. And i really think they feel what's what's happened in our day and and how we are yes that you know she leaves me because sometimes you're absolutely right. She knows things that they sense that you just don't think we think they would know what she you know. They said listen. How many do you just have one dog or do you have more than one. So we have three right now My husband prefers to but we we've been able to manage space very well for three. We have a six pound toothless chihuahua. He's fourteen and he runs the show in the house. As he's the smallest end the mightiest. We have a twenty five pound a eight year old blind. Pug this princess zoe. She is the queen of the house. just ask her she'll tell you and then we most recently adopted a seven year old airedale terrier and she is a former show dog. She's absolutely beautiful. Her name is still sally sue We are very big proponents of adopting senior dogs. We love we love the older. The older matz in the house. That's that's really really nice and so do all of them get along they do get along they Enjoy sometimes having their own space. But they know how to claim it and so yeah they do. And we're we're very fortunate that way. It's not easy to find three all the time that will that will work together. But we've been very fortunate. Yes yes i love. It was when the dogs don't get together. But i find that to like she loves. She loves having her friends over. 'cause i do play dates but all of a sudden she just you know all of a sudden they want their own space every so often you know so yup i cairn terriers are very personable dogs right but there are also rather garnish. I mean they they are yeah. They like to protect. Yes that's obsolete worried. I didn't realize that you what you're telling these absolutely right. That's absolutely how she is. Definitely guard personable. She has i mean everybody in our neighborhood news her in i did tax. People asking me like are. I haven't seen sweden. they are this week. You know me sick. So i actually when we walk. I actually have to stop by. There's a few neighbors. They just love saying so. She's like the personal yet available. But you're absolutely worry. She isn't that funny. I noticed that too in our neighborhood. It's great the kids. The kids identify our pug as being sucky as the main character of my book and so just adorable to me when they come over for halloween. Of course not this past year but in years prior when we opened the door. Oh it's dougie. They don't even know who we are. They know who our dog is exactly exactly they kids in the neighborhood. Exactly yeah. it's funny to school. If they see us the role the window down and they call her name now. They don't know me sweetie. You're absolutely right. That's the same thing for halloween. yes funny on. So how about the pandemic. how has the pandemic influence people's bond with dogs. I believe they've really impacted them and making them grow stronger. Because we've spent so much more time with our dogs than we would have previously. I don't know if you saw sauna statistic out a couple of weeks ago from the american pet products association. They're statistic is twelve point. Six million american households became pet owners between march and december of twenty twenty That's just amazing. So i believe we become closer. And and what. I'm concerned about now. Is that we need to pay attention to signs of separation anxiety. Is we shift back to being away from home because it just is only natural now that they like us being around and and i think there was some anxiety when we're always underfoot and now we're going to be gone so the things that i've found in doing some research that makes sense to me is go out for shorter periods of time at i. Let them get acclimated to you being gone Don't make a big fuss out of coming and going so you know you get your dog cited hand go.
"american pet products association" Discussed on Heartland Newsfeed Radio Network
"Tomorrow continues. I'm dave grave line in our twenty fifth year on the air bringing you the latest in consumer tech both up today and into tomorrow and we thank you for tuning in and know that you can participate anytime you've got a question about consumer tech perhaps a digital dilemma that we can solve for you. We invite you to contact us anytime. The best way is to download the free into tomorrow app in your favorite app store and click the message to studio button and participate that way because it sounds like you're right here in the studio with us best quality. We can hear you really well or barring that the next best way to participate is to call us. Yeah actually use the phone as a phone go figure and anytime twenty four seven eight hundred eight nine nine four six eight six eight hundred eight nine nine into toll free from anywhere in north america you can even now text to that number and while we prefer to hear you on the air. We do. Read an occasional email or text. So don't hesitate to join us anytime we can help you. Our next guest is where the company that manufacturers dog containment and tracking systems allowing dog owners to take their virtual fence anywhere delighted to have the vp of engineering for company called spot on virtual fence. Soon vivian assume. Welcome into tomorrow. How are you sir. Well thanks for having me. It's a pleasure to have you glad that you could join us. Tell me i a little bit about the whole pet industry and why you guys got into that market and then let's get into what spot on those specifically well. According to the american pet products association Consumer spent around ninety. Five billion dollars in Pet products last year Roughly of which twenty nine thirty billion or pet products. So we were. There was certainly a market there for us to to develop something that was really a value in what people needed Which is you know. Keep their pets safe. And of course a lot of folks say well. The best way is is an actual fence not so much a virtual fence but that's not always realistic. I guess that's true Depending on you know maybe the neighborhood you live in a fence may not be allowed But if you are in a neighborhood or property that allows for fence in if you want your dog to rome building physical fences very expensive and costly and Also causing maintain so we wanted to come up with a solution. That kid gives you an alternative to Fiscal fence and of course a lot of people want to allow their dog the freedom to roam. And if you've got a big property then why not Which then brings me to the spot on fence. Are there limitations in terms of distance for example before we get into how it all works. But if if you let your dog have that freedom to roam can you still keep track however far they go the absolutely at dave So you know part of the pets. Natural curiosity is to sniff around and rome into be curious and with the spot on a virtual fence Your delimit is is. You're you're in your mind there. So there's no limit to distance you create a fence as large as you like. We have a fences that average from one acre to hundreds of acres. Let your dog ring. Nice now let's talk about this. Virtual fence is that something that you have to implant wires or something around an area or something. The dog wears give us an idea so unlike traditional systems there are no buried. Wires were base stations. That you have to set up. It's just a caller that the dog wears and to set it up. All you have to do is put it in. Learn mode in walk the exact perimeter you want to contain your pet. And once you're done you click save. And that's one of ten fences is that you could have on the collar. So it's highly portable and flexible. So you could even then go to dog park. There are many more of those popping up. And i guess do. The same thing walked the perimeter Or portion of that dog park. If you want to keep the dog there how does it keep the dog in the virtual fence. So that's a great point. A little addition to being at the park is instead of walking a custom Fence you could actually create a circle on the spot so there's an instantaneous circle of There's probably ten different sizes that you could create on the spot and put the collar on your dog right away and let let your dog. Oh play In the way that the the fence is a keyword contained is as your dog approaches the boundary that set. There's a series of tones once called an alert tone and the second is a warning tone that is to let the dog know that there are approaching the boundary. If your pet is trained which we have three custom training plans to help you and your dog learn the system What those tones mean. So you don't necessarily have to be at home or in a familiar place. The dog is trained to those towns. If your dog does breach the boundary They receive what's called an optional static correction which is something that is a stimulus to to truly keep contained in that that's been tried and true method for several decades now so the static correction is basically as we may have known in the past. I guess as kind of shocking caller To some degree doesn't cause harm but let them know you mean business. Don't go during actually. You're actually tracked. It does not harm. The dog tells them that they have reached the boundary that they've been training got you. Do you have one of the callers handy to show us as we're doing zoom views as well then you can give us an idea of how big it is. Oh for for those listening on the radio. I who haven't yet seen the video and then folks can come and see the caller as well. Yes so this is A medium size in. It's adjustable and you can adjust it to fit doug next down to thirteen inches of circumference and this particular Size fits seventeen inches. So if it's most medium sized dogs And here you have a button. Three buttons in display and you navigate and select which fences one activate and deactivate as well as create that circular containment i mentioned earlier goo and what does the display. Show us at that point. I mean it's obviously not for the dog to see but is that part of how we would be setting up.