Gotta-Have-‘Em Dog Essentials From Global Pet Expo
Wrapping up our coverage on all the cool things we saw at Global Pet Expo, we saved some really cool items for last. These are the next big things to be hitting a pet store near you. And once we’ve introduced you to them, we know you’ll just have to have them.
Soggy Doggy Doormat: No one likes a wet dog messing up their clean home. That’s why you should lay out the Soggy Doggy Doormat. This mat soaks up mud, dirt, and water before your dog leaves his trademark paw prints all over the floor and furniture. Made from a microfiber chenille blend, the Soggy Doggy absorbs five times more water than regular cotton doormats. And when it’s time to give it a bath, the Soggy Doggy Doormat goes right in the washer and dryer.
Innovet Tracerz: If your dog loses his vision, it’s going to be difficult for him to navigate his way around the house. Innovet’s Tracerz are scent-based location markers to help blind dogs navigate their surroundings. Using a blend of safe distinctive scents made from essential oils (don’t worry, you won’t even notice them), Tracerz are small dots that you place on walls, floors, appliances, glass or furniture. Dogs sniff them out and within 48 hours, start avoiding things to bump into.
Samsung PetCam: Ever wonder what your dog does all dog while you’re at work? The mystery is solved, thanks to Samsung’s PetCam. This WiFi video pet monitor lets you watch your pets on any connected device, such as a smartphone, PC, MAC or tablet. And you don’t have to be a tech nerd to set it up – it’s easy to put in place and connect to your wireless network. It even features two-walk talk, so you can tell your dog what a good boy he is or to stop tormenting the cat.
Sniff Pet Candles: The smells that dogs emit can be distinctive. But your home will smell sweet with Sniff Pet Candles. These candles are 100 percent green and are made using organic natural ingredients. Plus, the aromatherapy properties promote health and well-being in your dog. With names like Splendor in the Grass, Friends to the Rescue and Fart and Away (our favorite), it’ll be hard to pick just one.
Sunbeam Pets Sonic Egg: If your neighbor’s dog won’t stop barking, you should try the Sunbeam Pets Sonic Egg. It’s not just pesky dogs around the neighborhood – it’ll work on your dog, too. This bark control device works both indoors and out. It uses ultrasonic technology used by professional trainers and is harmless as well as pet friendly. The Sonic Egg works up to 50 feet away, so expect a bark-free zone that will be the envy of the neighborhood.
SureFit Furniture Covers: Your dog loves hanging out on the couch – too bad you hate all the fur that’s left behind. That’s where the SureFit Furniture Cover comes in. These throws and covers are an easy and affordable way to protect expensive furniture from pet fur and stains. Suitable for sofas, loveseats, chairs and beds, SureFit Covers drape over your furniture and protect the seat, back and arms. It comes in a range of sizes, fabrics and patterns, so you’ll find one to match your décor.
Lambert Kay’s Fresh ‘n Clean Skunk-Off: Forget tomato juice – Lambert Kay’s Fresh ‘n Clean Skunk-Off takes the stink of your dog without countless trips to the grocery store. Safe for you, your dog and your home, Skunk-Off works by neutralizing and absorbing the odor. It bonds with the skunk stink, inhibits the biological decomposition and keeps working long after the unfortunate encounter over. It’s easy to use and does more than just mask that terrible smell – it permanently eliminates it.
Enchanted Home Pet Furniture: Pampered pooches will love lounging on Enchanted Home Pet’s Elliot Chaise. Outfitted in leopard print, this chaise sports a classic design and comes with a matching pillow in bone print. Made using fully upholstered, furniture-grade construction, the Elliot Chaise is ideal for dogs that like their space when relaxing after a long day of playing catch. Some simple assembly is required and it fits pets up to 60 lbs.
CritterZone: Back on the subject of stinky dogs, CritterZone is designed for neutralizing odors. Available as a wall plug-in or with an adapter, the CritterZone is a powerful, compact, filter-less solution for removing odors, germs and allergens. This handy gadget creates a charged flow that circulates through your home, car or office, continually cleaning the air. And although it’s small, it packs a mighty punch – the CritterZone clean the air in an area of up to 800 square feet. Just leave it plugged in for easy breathing 24/7.
The Lazy Dog Cookie Co. Pup-PIE: Celebrate your dog’s birthday with The Lazy Dog Cookie Co.’s Pup-PIE. The six-inxh Pup-PIE is topped with yogurt coating sprinkled with multi-colored sesame seeds and comes with a Happy Birthday ornament. Just a few of the yummy ingredients include organic oat flour, organic rolled oats and natural pumpkin. This makes it a treat you’ll feel good about giving your dog.
Amy Tokic, Editor of PetGuide.com, is a passionate animal lover and proud pet parent of Oscar, a Shih Tzu/Chihuahua cross, and Zed, a Japanese Chin. Her love of animals began in kindergarten, when she brought her stuffed dog Snoopy into class with her every day. Now, she writes about her adventures in pet ownership and tirelessly researches products, news and health related issues she can share with other animal enthusiasts. In her free time, Amy loves perusing used book and record stores, obsessing over the latest pet products available and chasing squirrels with wild abandon (a habit attributed to spending too much time with her pooches).
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