Unique Products Offer Remedies
Pet products are a billion dollar industry with a seemingly never-ending variety of new, cool things for our furry companions.
Some of those products may actually help us when it comes to curbing our pet’s poor eating habits or helping soothe sore muscles.
Here are a few of the latest pet gadgets to hit the market.
1. The Neater Feeder
Most of us with pets have found ourselves tripping over their food and water bowls at some point in time. Or, we have a pet with a passionate appetite; translation: a very messy eater and drinker.
If this sounds familiar to you, then the Neater Feeder may rock your pet’s world.
The Neater Feeder is designed with protective walls to contain splashes and spills from an inadvertent kick or an excited pet. The feeder holds spilled food in an upper reservoir while spilled water flows down through a filtering system. In other words, it keeps food and water off your floor.
The added benefit is that your pet’s bowls are raised higher for a more comfortable dining experience. Elevated feeders are believed to improve digestion and assist pets with neck or back problems.
2. Therapy Doggie Wraps
Ideal for older dogs with arthritis, the Therapy Doggie Wraps are made with a special material used to help decrease stiffness, swelling and pain.
Designed to be worn around your dog’s legs, the wraps may also be used on younger dogs for muscle recovery.
So, how does it work? The wraps are made with Celliant™/Holofiber®, which has been clinically proven to help relax the capillary bed, increasing oxygenation of the blood and contributing to such therapeutic benefits as relief from soreness, stiffness and swelling.
Celliant/Holofiber was originally created by Draper Canine Therapy® for people, not pooches, and was tested in the sports market on athletes such as Olympian Michael Jones.
Make sure you have a chat with your veterinarian about using the Therapy Doggie Wraps before buying the product for your dog.
3. I See Spot Recover Cones
Recovery never looked so good for your canine companion! These decorative e-collars will have your dog healing in style.
An alternative from the plastic cones given to you by your veterinarian, the i-see-spot e-collars are made out of waterproof fabrics with a Velcro closure and an adjustable, toggled drawstring for your dog’s neck size.
You can choose from 6 different patterns. Each e-collar folds flat for easy storage and is machine washable.
4. Eat Better Bowls
Does your dog inhale meals in record time as if he or she hasn’t eaten in days?
Then an EatBetter® Bowl may be just what you need to curb that behavior — and prevent a serious health condition associated with fast-paced eating such as bloating, indigestion and vomiting.
EatBetter bowls have a raised wishbone-shaped partition, creating an obstacle to prevent gulping or vacuuming eating behaviors. Navigating around the wishbone, should help to train your dog to eat slower by taking smaller mouthfuls and chewing more.
EatBetter bowls are available in three sizes to suit all dogs small and large and encourage eating at a healthier pace.
5. Wahl EZ Nail
Many pet owners — particularly those of us with large-breed dogs — struggle with routine nail trimming. Our dogs become nervous and — as we wield the dreaded nail trimmer — we’re afraid of trimming the nails too short and hurting our dogs in the process.
Perhaps Wahl’s EZ Nail trimmer can simplify the process for you and your pooch.
Both a nail trimmer and a rotary filer in one, the EZ Nail features a soft touch grip with an adjustable clipper guard for different nail lengths and a grinding stone so you can smooth any rough edges.
Remember: Your veterinarian is your first resource for questions about your pet’s health and what products are safe for your pet.