Hit the Trails
EZYDOG has revamped its Summit Backpack just in time for hiking season. Pups will appreciate the comfy EVA chest pad, reflective trim, and water-tight zippered pockets that keep treats dry. Their humans will like the two leash attachment points, front and back; convenient grab handle; and rugged ripstop nylon construction. Available in small, medium and large.
Expect kitties to hunt this new toy from “My Cat From Hell” host Jackson Galaxy and product partner PETMATE. The photo-realistic Iguana Kick Ya proves the perfect size for kicking and wrestling, and it comes with the cat behaviorist’s branded organic cat nip tucked inside for further stimulation.
Dogs will hula dance for these seasonal treats from EINSTEIN PETS. Luau Time contains only seven ingredients: natural oat flour, honey, ginger, Chia seeds, and tastes of Hawaii pork, pineapple and coconut. Available through August, the heart-shaped, bite-sized treats come in 8-ounce bags.
Mix It Up
Achy, itchy, chubby and even backed-up pups can benefit from GO! Solutions by PETCUREAN. The meal mixers come in four formulas — Hip & Joint Support Pork, Skin & Coat Care Salmon, Weight Control Turkey and Digestive Health Turkey — that feature freeze-dried nutritional and functional ingredients such as single-source proteins and whole fruits and veggies. Available in 3.5-ounce bags.
Power Bars for Pups
Active dogs need energy boosts just like their humans. With that in mind, ZUKE’S has relaunched the first treat it created, back in 1995: the PowerBone. These human-grade, limited-ingredient bars balance protein and fat, and come in Beef & Blueberry and Chicken & Cranberry recipes. They do not contain any artificial preservatives, colors and flavors, nor grain, gluten, wheat, corn or soy.
To name its newest toy, FLUFF & TUFF asked its social media followers for input. One suggested Tico, and it stuck! The company chose the name because it means a native of Costa Rica, a country that happens to have plenty of sloths. The high-quality, durable plush toy will perfectly suit dogs who also prefer a laid-back pace.
A Tough Treat Ball
Guru from PLANET DOG requires both mental and physical strength. The ball features five openings for treats, with pups having to figure out where and how hard to chew for their release. Made from the company’s non-toxic, buoyant and durable Orbee-Tuff material, the 4-inch toy is fully guaranteed and recyclable.
Beds from Down Under
This gorgeous bed from OUTBACK TAILS made its U.S. debut at Global, along with the Australian company’s entire line of dog products. The removable, 100-percent cotton canvas cover features “Digging for Truffles” artwork by Pauline Napangardi Gallagher of the Warlukurlangu Artist Aboriginal Corporation in the Central Desert region. Proceeds from the sale of Outback Tails products go back to Aboriginal artists communities. This bed also checks the eco-friendly box, as more than 100 shredded plastic bottles make up its filling. It measures 39 inches by 27 inches by 5 inches.
CBD + Spent Grain
HUNGRY HOUNDS aims to help dogs affected by a variety of health conditions with its Hempy Hound CBD Beer Grain Treats. CBD and salmon oil go into the company’s spent-grain treats, which offer nutritional value (niacin and thiamin), plus high fiber and protein, and low fat. Available in peanut butter and sweet potato flavors, and in 5.5-ounce bags.
Live Long & Prosper
What do dog parents want more than anything? For their beloved pups to live long and healthy lives. VET + INSTINCT aims to help on that front with its Longevity supplement. It features a combination of multiple organic mushroom strains and algae that scientifically supports increased lifespan.
Birthday Bash from LORD JAMESON DOG PATISSERIE will make any day special. The organic, non-GMO treats include all-natural, plant-based colored coconut shreds and gluten-free rolled oats and roasted peanuts. They do not contain wheat, corn, soy or dairy, nor artificial flavors, colors or preservatives. Available in 6-ounce bags.
Animals in discomfort or pain often chew and lick the offending body part. Chewblocker by ARROWHEAD ANIMAL HEALTH prevents such behavior, providing an alternative to putting pets in the uncomfortable cone of shame. This non-chewable, human food-grade tape also resists efforts to unravel by the animals. Available in two-packs of 2-inch and 4-inch widths.
Cone of Calm
Turn the cone of shame into one of calm with CARDINAL PET CARE’S Remedy+Recovery Calming Lavender Mist E-Collar Kit. The kit includes a 4-ounce bottle of mist and four adhesive-backed fabric discs. Pet parents simply spray two of the discs and attach them to the e-collar, where their scent will help to relax the pet.
This article originally appeared in the May 2018 edition of PETS+.