Must-Have Pet Products
Have your pet beat the incredible summer heat and enjoy the summer with these must-have pet products.
Whether you are staying home or traveling, use these essential products to keep your pet cool, hydrated, and safe.
1. Shield pets from fleas and ticks
The mild winter temperatures throughout the country have caused an increase in flea and tick populations.
Other than providing flea and tick protection (spot-ons and shampoos), invest in some Insect Shield Repellent
Apparel. This doggy apparel repels mosquitoes, ticks, ants, flies, chiggers, and midges! Like similar human
wear, the apparel is made with a long-lasting and odorless insect repellent, derived from the chrysanthemum
flowers. And, it is good for up to 70 washes. Doggy t-shirt, sized from XS-XL, is priced from $29.99.
One size bandana costs $9.99. Doggles
2. Keep pets from drowning
Every year thousands of dogs drown in swimming pools. Although some dogs can swim, not all dogs are
natural swimmers. Some pooches are considered high-risk for drowning like that are puppies, seniors,
overweight pooches or brachycephalic dogs, like the popular English Bulldogs. Each summer, many dogs
drown in their owner’s or neighbors’ swimming pools because they can’t get out. As a result, they
truly die of exhaustion. To protect your pets, use Doggydocks™- a floating ramp for dogs that
simulates a shoreline, and allows pets to get out of the water onto a swimming pool deck without
assistance. You can use the floating ramp off of a boat or other body of water. $345.00 at
3. Keep pets hydrate with fresh water
If your dog is spending more time outside, keep him hydrated with The Drinkwell® Outdoor Dog Fountain.
The patented free-falling watering system offers 3.5 gallons of fresh, filtered water and encourages
your pet to drink cleaner and fresher-tasting water. Made with high-impact UV-resistant plastic,
the dual filtration system removes small particles and catches dirt, hair, and other debris.
$119.00 at PetSafe.
4. Pets and bed bugs
Pet owners who travel with the pooches need to take care that bed bugs that hide in carpets, mattress
seams and headboards aren’t carried home in your dog’s carrier. Check for bed bugs before accepting
a hotel room. As a preventive measure, spray the bottom side of dog’s carrier and blanket with
Eco-Smart Bed Bug Repellent. It’s safe for pets and kids. $7.00 for two 2.75 oz. sprays
5. Outfit the car with pet-friendly accessories.
Since pets are spending more time in the car, outfit your car to keep it clean with Kurgo products.
Seat overs and door guards with help keep the interior clean and scratch-free and harness protect
your pet while you are driving. Products from $25.00+ at Kurgo.
6. Keep your pet comfortable when traveling
The Throver, a versatile dog blanket that looks like a luxury throw, works like a tough tarp.
Prior to your trip, store in your dirty clothes so that your scent can envelop the Throver;
your smell will keep your dog calm while traveling. Take the “blankie” from the home and carry
to the hotel or beach. It’s easy to clean and made with Crypton Super Fabric - so it is stain,
moisture and odor-resistant. Made in the USA with environmentally friendly technology, it is
Green Guard Certified. $99 at Crypton Fabric.
7. No more tangles
Inspired by the surf industry, this 6 ft. coiled leash never touches the ground and doesn’t
get tangled in your dog’s paws. Perfect for the beach or pool, and even rainy days, the leash
is a great alternative to retractable leashes. Moreover, it’s water, dirt and sand-friendly.
$28.50 at Surfs Up Dog.
8. Doggy GPS helps to find lost pets
While microchips and id tags are necessary to protect your pets, you can always add another
layer of protection. In case your pet goes missing from home or on the road, track him in
real time with the Tagg, the pet tracker. This doggy GPS will tell you where you pet is via
your computer or smart phone. $99 with one month FREE service at Tagg, or purchase at Apple,
Target or Verizon stores.
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