Dogs that struggle with mobility as a result of arthritis, hip dysplasia, surgery or other reasons now have assistance in the Bottom's Up Leash. Instead of hoisting the dog's rear end with a towel or other means, owners can easily pull the harness which is secured around the dog's hind legs. The adjustable leash-harness fits dogs of all sizes and includes padding to avoid chafing.
Bottom's Up Leash; $34.95; (800) 805-2001; www.bottomsupleash.com
FURminator, the comapny that brought you the lauded grooming brush, adds bathing products to its artillery of deshedding tools. The shampoo contains Omega 3 and 6 Fatty Acids, vitamins and proteins to promote healthier skin and a shiny coat. The deShedding Solution conditioner is enriched with oatmeal, vitamins and aloe vera, a solution that releases undercoat and loose hair, according to the company. Also try the odor-neutralizing waterless, 2-in-1 shampoo and conditioner.
FURminator; $12.95 each; (636) 680-9FUR; www.FURminator.com
Stay Put, Pooch
Overexcited dogs can distract your dinner guests and ruin a relaxing evening with friends. Keep your nosy canine contained with Aspen Pet's Stay!, an indoor restraint system. A clamp slides under and attaches to a door. One end of the lead attaches to the clamp -- the other, to your dog's collar. Stay! is for dogs that weight 50 pounds or less. The lead measures 72 inches (6 feet).
Aspen Pet; $19.99; (303) 375-1001; www.aspenpet.com
Chew On This
Exercise your canine's K-9s with the Booda Bimple Bone, a low-fat dog chew from Aspen Pet. The highly digestible treat has a bumpy "bimple" design to help fight plaque and tartar and is made of wholesome ingredients, according to the company. Available in a variety of sizes and flavors,t he Booda Bimple Bone may just be your dog's new favorite chew toy.
Aspen Pet; $1.59-$5.99; (303) 375-1001; www.aspenpet.com
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