The multibillion-dollar pet industry keeps coming up with ways to make our lives with animals better. Some are toys, some are veterinary products, some are home and pet-care items. I see them throughout the year as I travel to trade shows and veterinary conferences, and I try them out myself when possible or get my colleagues’ input. Here are 11 new products that I think are winners.
KittyKaddy Double Diner and Torus Ceramic Diner. As I age — I just turned 60 and feel stiffer — it becomes harder to bend over. That’s when devices like this, which let you fill and clean pet food and water bowls without bending over, catch your eye. A long, detachable handle allows you to pick up the bowls easily.
Muffin’s Halo. I have a blind 14-yearold golden retriever, Shakira, who looks a little funny running around Almost Heaven Ranch in angel wings and a halo, but the halo protects her face and eyes the same way a face guard does on a football helmet. Now I don’t have to worry that she’ll hurt herself running into things.
Ultra Fel-O-Vax. Cats are small and vaccine volumes seem big, especially as they’re being injected. Ultra Fel-O-Vax has only half the volume of normal vaccines, making for a more comfortable vaccine experience. That’s what I call state-of-the-art technology with state-of-the-heart comfort.
Check out the rest in this week’s Pet Connection!