Day 2 proved to be just as exciting (and exhausting) as Day 1. I covered 5 miles today at Global Pet Expo 2018 at the Orlando Convention Center. I was very fortunate to catch Jackson Galaxy, cat behaviorist and star of Animal Planet’s My Cat From Hell. I got an autographed copy of his book, Total Cat Mojo, and checked out his line of cat products by Petmate.
Fantastic furniture from Sauder for the pet loving home
I was thrilled to learn that Sauder, makers of affordable put-it-together-yourself furniture, had a pet line. Who knew? I obviously don’t get out enough! My favorite desks from my e-commerce company were Sauder. I was really impressed with the functional and fun designs they have made for homes with pets. Buggy and Mister, my two rescues, would love the cat tower with the scratchable sides. My new house is definitely going to need a desk with the built-in dog pen for the entry hall. What a great idea! We met principal designer of Sauder Pet Home, Mark Strayer, and passed along how much we liked what Sauder was doing in the pet industry.
New oral dog products from Hyper Pet
Did you know 80% of bacteria in the mouth is not on the teeth? Yuck! Regularly cleaning your dog’s tongue may help reduce disease causing bacteria, reduce bad breath odors, and stimulate production of saliva leading to overall healthier teeth and gums. Plus, you’ll feel better about all those dog kisses. I found the perfect line of new products to help in your efforts to keep Fluffy’s oral health up to snuff.
Hyper Pet’s OHBowl is the world’s first oral health bowl for dogs. Developed by a vet to encourage your dog to lick across the raised rubber tips to clean their tongue, remove bacteria, and freshen breath. The LickiMat gives you a fun alternative to the Kong for busting boredom and promoting calming behaviors. Just smear peanut butter on it, freeze yogurt, or freeze broth with dog treats to give your dog something to do. These items are not made out of the heavy duty rubber that Kong’s are, so you have to watch that your dog won’t chew them when done. The Slodog Slow Feeder is a unique design that adds obstructions when a dog eats, so they don’t gulp their food down. It lengthens the time it takes your dog to eat, adding to a relaxed, no-stress meal time. I really liked all the products in this line from the UK and abroad.
Bathtub for Dogs
I had a Booster Bath for my Newfoundland, Holly. This was a very study dog bath tub with built-in restraints, rubberized and textured no-slip mat, a drain hose, shampoo caddy, and a fan water nozzle. This product was very well made and thought out. I’d give it five stars, but if you have a big dog, don’t forget to get a set of steps too. I didn’t have the steps and it was mighty hard to get a 150 lbs. dog into this tub.