Being a pet parent also means pet-proofing your home — dog dishes that won’t slide around your floor or break if someone knocks into them by accident, odor eliminators that remove smells quickly if your pet has an accident while friends are over and of course overall products that make life easier for you and your pet.
We got to check out some of these two weeks ago at the Home and Safety Pet Product Showcase in Manhattan hosted by Charlotte Reed’s Pet Socialite Events. There were so many fun, and useful items.
I had several favorites which I have been using ever since the event and have become part of my daily routine. They would make great holiday gifts for any pet lover in your life — or a treat for yourself, or your furry friend.
First, check out this awesome bag from Crypton:
While this is not to put your dog in, it’s large enough to carry all your pet products while traveling, groceries from the store or gear for a day at the beach. But, here’s the thing I love — their patented fabric is capable of resisting stains, moisture, odors and bacteria.
They have an entire line of pet products, including beds, accessories and cleaners. I’m really liking their throvers — versatile, reversible, machine-washable, go-anywhere dog throws protect and prettify wherever you put it. Since I do so much driving with Toby, it would be perfect for the car or when he wants to snuggle up on a relative’s couch.
The mom and daughter team over at M&J Dog essentials, a holistic dog grooming system, showcased a new product that is essentially the dog world’s answer to dry shampoo.
Their Freshen Up line of products are a fast solution when you don’t have time to give your dog a full bath. I like their coat tonic — a conditioning mist that you just spray on your dog’s coat between shampoos or after using their cleansing treatment.
I tried their nutrient fusion pre-bath treatment with Toby yesterday, and just wow. Seriously.
If you told me I would have been using a pre-treatment on my dog I would have laughed in your face, but I figured I would try it. Toby’s coat is smooth, soft and shiny — and it doesn’t have a smell afterward. It’s only been a day, but he also doesn’t seem to be itching as much as he usually is.
This next item is a total game-changer for me and will be for you if you take long walks, hikes or kayak with your dog, like I do. This water bottle for you from OllyDog has a detachable water dish for your dog.
If you have a cat, Zero Odor’s litter spray should be on your shopping list. Although I don’t have one, I’ve been a fan, and recommending it, since the Global Pet Expo earlier this year when I saw it in action. The patented formula eliminates foul odors and leaves no extra sent behind.
They also have a general pet odor eliminator and a pet stain remover. I keep both under the sink with my house cleaning supplies.
Toby’s favorite item from the event, however, was by far the Holistix with bison, flaxseed, apples and carrots from Holistic Select. As soon as I brought the bag in the house, he went nuts, never mind trying to get a photo of him with it.
We learned about some other neat products, but you’ll have to wait for the My Tail Hurts From Wagging So Much gift guide to check them out!
Now for the fun part ~ Enter for a chance to WIN several of the products we saw, and liked, at the showcase.
Giveaway Details (CLOSED)
One My Tail Hurts From Wagging So Much reader will win a braised liver flavor Lickety Stik dog treat and a bottle of Comfort Zone stress-reducing spray for puppies and dogs. Sorry, but because of shipping fees, this is only open to residents in the continental U.S. Contest is open until midnight eastern on Thursday, Dec. 1, when a winner will be randomly selected.
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