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Episode #63 by Real.Dog/Box

Did you know… Dogs don’t need Vitamin C?! While humans are increasing their Vitamin C intake to support our immune system during these troubled times, dogs can synthesize their own, and do not need an external source or supplement. So before you decide to share an orange with your pup- DON’T! Not only are sources of natural Vitamin C unnecessary for dog’s basic nutritional needs, they are down-right dangerous. Oranges are high in sugars and can cause GI upset.

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NEW LINE-UP This box ends May 17, 2020 🦌Elk 🐂 Beef Spleen 🐟 Anchovies 🐔Chicken Feet 🐑Lamb Ear 🦃 Turkey Wing 🐄 Rolled Cow Skin

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How do you teach an AI dog new tricks? Have it learn from a real, living dog! Google researchers are teaching AI dogs to have more fluid, life-like movements to navigate the real world. Instead of manually coding the robot dog’s movements- they incorporate motion data from a real dog to construct simulations in the AI dog. “Using reinforcement learning, it then learned to stabilize the movements and correct for differences in weight distribution and design

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Domestic USPS service delivery windows are now being affected by the COVID-19 pandemic situation. USPS Priority mail and First Class Package Service two and three day delivery windows will now be three and four days, respectively. We are so sorry for the inconvenience. As always, we thank you for your patience and understanding. I hope you are all staying safe and healthy during this time!

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Why would I need a dog-cam, when I’m home all the time?! . Well hopefully, you won’t be soon.Furbo is unrolling a new technology that will differentiate a sad bark, from an “I’m Hungry” bark. They have been using the data that they have been collecting from users to develop software (though users can opt out of sharing their data). Before the coronavirus pandemic, pet parents were heavily relying on these devices, and according to the general manager of the company that makes Furbo, “the average Furbo user would check on their pet more than 10 times a day during the workweek.”

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Can’t stay away from Tiger news lately… A tiger at the Bronx Zoo, NYC, tested positive for COVID-19. The good news is there is still no evidence of transmissions from pets to humans. “According to the most recent data, the spread of COVID-19 occurs only via human-to-human contact.” The tiger is expected to fully recover! There is no evidence that animals can spread COVID-19 to humans. As we have already learned, there are so many unknown factors around the new coronavirus, that it is best to be cautious.

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Spring has sprung, and some pet owners are noticing symptoms in their dogs with seasonal allergies- so much so that local news are even covering it! We have the scoop on how to help with seasonal allergies: BEE POLLEN! You may want to invest in some local bee pollen and honey and support your local beekeepers. Bee pollen has been proven to reduce allergic reactions, and improve immune function.

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LIVE on Instagram. Can’t figure out what to do with all that extra time? Join us live every Thursday at 5:30 pm PST…. Ruby of RDB, Zoe Sandor of @packmethod prep, Tammy Ahn of @dogdayssd. We talk about everything from surviving quarantine with multiple dogs, what supplements to feed to help with anxiety, and more!

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