Riddle Me This
If plush animals and one-trick toys bore yoru clever canine, consider HI.Q., the linkable, treat-dispensing puzzle toy that will keep your dog interested and occupied. Inside each end of HI.Q., Twist-n-Flex tines move as yoru dog interacts with the toy, accomodating a variety of treat sizes. AmosTiago, Hi.Q. manufacturer, recommends the toy for dogs that weight 15 lbs. or more.
AmosTiago, LLC; $12.99; (800) 435-6816; www.hiqchallenge.com
Whet your dog's appetite with a new, clean bown for each meal, available from Bamboo Pet. The Feed + Toss Dog Bowl consists of disposable liners that snap into a heavyweight plastic non-skid base. After your dog finishes off its wet or dry food, throw away the plastic liner or wash it for later use. The product is said to provide bacteria-free, odor-free, healthier feedings.
Bamboo; $2.99 (small bowl) --$5.99+ (large or double bowl); (877) 224-PETS; www.bamboopet.com
Even as summer wanes, your dog is still very susceptible to parasites. TriForce's new treatment, Canine Squeeze-On, offers five-way protection by killing adult fleas, flea eggs, flea larvae, ticks and mosquitoes, according to the company. Available in four dosage sizes for dogs and puppies, the application is said to kill and repel fleas in just one hours; ticks in as few as three hours.
TradeWinds; $32.99-$35.99; (877) 734-7565; www.triforceforpets.com
Reuse, Recycle, Rest and Relax
For dog owners looking to provide a comfortable spot for Spot while minding the environment, West Paw Design presents Eco Nap, a dog bed made 85 percent from recycled plastic soda bottles. Inner stuffing adds comfort and top stitching lends extra support. Your dog can rest easy on this stylish, durable, and machine-washable bed. Available in four colors and five sizes.
West Paw Design; $27.90-$99.90; (800) 443-5567; www.westpawdesign.com
A Lasting Likeness
Treat yourself to a grand piece of original art that you can proudly hang on your living room wall. But don't worry about contracting an artist. Companion Portraits has that covered. Send them your favorite dog photo and they'll send you a computer-processed work of art in watercolor, popart, or selective-color-styles -- printed on premium watercolor paper and framed under glass.
Companion Portraits; prices vary; (800) 893-9856; www.companionportraits.com
The simple things, such as an odor- and stain-free carpet, aren't to be taken for granted. OdoBan Odor & Stain Carpet Pretreatment (manufactured by Clean Control Corp.) removes urine, vomit, blood and food stains from carpets, fabrics and upholstery. It uses a biological enzyme formula designed to leave no sticky residue and reduce resoiling, according to the company.
Clean Control Corporation; $3.88; (800) 841-3904; www.odoban.com
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