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7/24/2017

The American Veterinary Medical Association voted for a telemedicine policy that requires veterinarians to offer remote care only "within an existing Veterinarian-Patient-Client Relationship," although there is an exception allowing for remote advice in emergencies until the patient can be seen by a veterinarian. The discussion comes as New Jersey lawmakers debate a telemedicine bill and how it should apply to veterinarians.

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7/24/2017

America's heaviest dogs and cats by percentage don't reside in states with the highest proportion of overweight humans, a study by the national veterinary chain Banfield found. Minnesota topped the list for heavy pets, and fitness-conscious Colorado ranked high, but Deep South states placed at the bottom.

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7/24/2017

A Boston-based startup partners with owners of luxury apartment buildings to provide pet care ranging from $20 dog walks to grooming that can cost hundreds. Two-year-old Baroo's services are available in 220 buildings in Boston, Chicago, New York City and Washington, D.C.

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Forbes
7/24/2017

A 20-year-old Wisconsin pet lover who has Down syndrome is parlaying meat scraps from a local market into a family dog treat business. Gracie's Doggie Delights, headed by Grace Jagler and her father, John, markets to 48 states.

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7/24/2017

Inspired by her own headaches finding supervision for her beloved dog at her wedding, Veronica Silva of Malverne, N.Y., started a company specializing in pet-sitting for nuptials. "I love this, being able to go to couples' special events where they're already ecstatic and in a wonderful mood. Having their pet there elates them more," said Silva, the founder of Pawfect for You.

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HuffPost
7/24/2017

Canine-oriented art, a bone-shaped swimming pool and fashionable furnishings highlight a specially designed luxury hotel for dogs in Dallas. Local interior designer Abbe Fenimore of Studio Ten 25 converted a warehouse near Southern Methodist University into Barking Hound Village's newest Dallas boarding and care location.

7/24/2017

An obscure New York City ban against pet-sitting for pay without a kennel license has irked residents who want to earn a few dollars informally. The Health Department recently warned against use of a pet-sitting app.

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Daily News (New York)
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7/24/2017

ProntoBev is an appliance designed to cool drinks to below freezing temperatures in less than half a minute. The cooling jug features a wine-grade stainless steel lining, and ProntoGel pulls the heat from the beverages placed into the jug.

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Digital Trends
7/24/2017

Barbecue fans who live in an apartment and can't light up a charcoal grill due to city regulations can try the Kenyon City Grill, a tabletop electric alternative that delivers an almost smokeless grilling experience. The grill heats up to allow home cooks to produce a good sear on their steaks.

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Digital Trends
7/24/2017

The Floating Mug is comprised of a mug and coaster, and it is so elegantly designed that it's been hailed as "the world's most beautiful mug." The 12-ounce glass creation is modeled after a banana stand.

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Digital Trends