January 2020

All posts from January 2020

Pawsumer Reports: Bully Sticks vs. Rawhide

by Newsbites Staff on January 10, 2020

Bully Sticks


They come from a single ingredient (bull pizzles).

100% natural

Fully digestible & stomach-safe

A low-fat chew treat

Long-lasting, satisfies the urge to chew

High in protein and packed with nutrients, like naturally occurring glucosamine (which makes them great for aging dogs)

Good for dental health

No preservatives or artificial colors


More expensive. One 4” stick can run you as much as $1.50. Larger sticks can even cost upwards of $7 or more.

Odor/Smell *Low-odor versions are available

Even though they’re digestible, small pieces can still pose a choking hazard.

Super aggressive chewers can burn through a bully stick in a short amount of time, and the calorie content can become a con.



Inexpensive: rawhide is significantly cheaper than bully sticks

Satisfies dog’s chewing instincts

Great for dental health

Low in calories

Ease teething pain in puppies

No preservatives or artificial colors, compared to other dog treats


Not digestible

Many rawhide products are not all-natural

Can come from a variety of “hide” sources

Typically shorter lasting than bully sticks

Showcased end cap is available for your store. Contact the Success Team for pricing. 

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Newsbites StaffPawsumer Reports: Bully Sticks vs. Rawhide

TPP Internal Updates: If These Walls Could Bark

by Adam Stachowiak on January 10, 2020

Aside from an amazingly productive fourth quarter full of service program upgrades, software enhancements, new product offerings, and talent growth which have us positioned to deliver an unbelievable level of service to our clients in 2020, TPP continues to foster our unique internal culture as well! This past quarter included flu shots, a clothing drive, pot lucks, elven candy grams and a suspiciously mobile skeleton…

A very special thank you to our Culture Crew who take extra care to make TPP a wonderful place to work!

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Employee Spotlight

by Mike Isaac on January 10, 2020

Nelson James | Talent Acquisition Director

This past December, we welcomed Nelson James as the Director of Talent Acquisition. Nelson joins our organization with over 18 years of Talent Acquisition Experience, 12 of which was spent in leadership within a Fortune 40 Telecommunications company.

Nelson’s previous successes involving restructuring recruiting processes to algin with the ever-changing economic and generational talent market will be critical in his primary goal here at TPP. His main focus is enhancing TPP’s overall recruiting process to increase onboarding talent as well as aligning our recruitment and future growth strategies.


Amado Perez | Sr. Sales Manager (Lead Management)

Amado Perez joined TPP in October as a Senior Sales Manager with over 12 years of call center environment experience, the last 10 of which was in a leadership role focused on successful onboarding of key clients. Amado’s emphasis on employee development and driving a sense of urgency regarding action plans for areas of opportunities makes him a great fit for our TPP culture!

Amado’s primary focus will be the Lead Management Team, working alongside our training department to streamline process and ensure our employees are will equipped with the information and resources needed to successfully take care of our clients and their consumers. We look forward to his additions to the management team!

Please feel free to contact the Success Team with any questions or requests for specific marketing or client services support: info@thirdpartypet.com

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Biggest Trends in the Pet Industry

by Roxanne Conrad on January 10, 2020

According to the American Pet Product Association (APPA) Pet Owners Survey 2019- 2020, 50% of U.S Households have a dog. That translates to 63.4 million households! Of those, 73% of pup parents say they buy their fur baby a gift regularly. Many of those surveyed claim to also buy themselves pet-themed gifts.

So, what are the biggest trends that we can capitalize on in 2020?

products for dogs products for pup parents

Looking to advertise your new products? Contact your TPP Success Team about our Marketing Services!

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by Roxanne Conrad on January 10, 2020

Americans spend nearly $75 Billion per year on their pets. So how do business owners capitalize on those dollars spent, and maximize their stores revenue and profit potential?

The devil is in the details explanation text


Looking to make some adjustments to your store, and just not sure where to start? Contact the Success Team at TPP for a consultation!

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CBD Oil for Dogs: What You Need to Know

by American Kennel Club on January 9, 2020

As with any pet wellness trend, when it comes to CBD oil for dogs, there’s a lot of information floating around online. Of course, you want to do what’s best for your pup, which leads to the question: What do I need to know about CBD oil?

The AKC’s Chief Veterinary Officer, Dr. Jerry Klein, explains what CBD oil is, what it does, and its safety concerns and side effects.

What Is CBD Oil?

CBD, or cannabidiol, is a compound found in cannabis and hemp. Dr. Klein says it is essential to note that in most cases, CBD does not contain delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the compound that gives marijuana its psychoactive properties. In fact, most CBD products are derived from hemp and not from marijuana.

How Does CBD Affect Dogs?

Currently, there has been no formal study on how CBD affects dogs. What scientists do know is that cannabinoids interact with the endocannabinoid receptors located in the central and peripheral nervous systems, which help maintain balance in the body and keep it in a normal healthy state.

What Dog Health Problems Can CBD Oil Treat?

While there’s no definitive scientific data on using CBD to treat dogs, there’s anecdotal evidence from dog owners suggesting it can treat pain, especially neuropathic pain, as well as helping to control seizures.

According to Dr. Klein, CBD is also used because of its anti-inflammatory properties, cardiac benefits, anti-nausea effects, appetite stimulation, anti-anxiety impact, and for possible anti-cancer benefits, although there’s no conclusive data on this use.

The AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF) is sponsoring a study, through the Colorado State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, that will evaluate the use of CBD in treatment-resistant epileptic dogs. The CHF hopes that this will be the first study to gain scientific data on the use of CBD in dogs with this condition.

Possible Side Effects of CBD in Dogs

While there’s no scientific data on the side effects of CBD usage for dogs, there are potential side effects based on how CBD affects humans. To minimize any potential side effects, make sure you are following the proper dosage.

• Dry mouth: Research has shown that CBD can decrease the production of saliva. For dogs, this would manifest as an increased thirst.

• Lowered blood pressure: High doses of CBD have been known to cause a temporary drop in blood pressure. Even though the drop is small, it might create a brief feeling of light-headedness.

• Drowsiness: Dog owners have used CBD to treat anxiety. The calming effect of CBD can also cause slight drowsiness, especially when using higher doses.

Risks of Using CBD Oil for Dogs

The safety and risks of using CBD for dogs have not yet been researched. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has not approved CBD and has not issued a dosing chart. Therefore, we do not know what size dosage would be toxic. Any medication or supplement carries the risk of a reaction. It is always advisable, when giving your dog something new, to start out with small amounts and then closely monitor the effects. And always check with your veterinarian first.

CBD Products on the Market

If you and your veterinarian decide that you should try CBD as a treatment for your dog, there are a few things to keep in mind when purchasing CBD oil. Not all oils are the same; you’ll want high-quality CBD oil to have a better chance of it working.

• Look for organic. If the CBD oil is not organic, it at least should not contain pesticides, fungicides, or solvents.

• Don’t price shop. The higher the quality and purity, the higher the cost. You don’t want to go for a cheaper option that could have toxic substances such as pesticides, herbicides, or heavy metals. Make sure your CBD oil is free of additives.

• Get the analysis. The manufacturer should provide a certificate that tells you the amount of CBD that is in the product. Many CBD products contain only small amounts of CBD. You’ll also want to make sure there is little or no THC in the product.

• Buy CBD as a liquid. You can buy dog treats containing CBD, but the best form to administer is an oil or tincture. This way, you can adjust your dog’s dose drop by drop.

The CBD Wellness Trend

Why are we hearing so much about CBD oil now? Dr. Klein points to the legalization of marijuana in many places, which has triggered interest in potential health benefits of marijuana-related products. “We are likely to seecontinued interest in CBD and an increase in research about its uses and efficacy in the coming years,” he says.

Source: https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/cbd-oil-dogs

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