New dog products
For owners who find one-way-in, one-way-out kennels inflexible, Petmate introduces the two-door home training kennel, with one door on the side of the kennel and one on the front. According to the manufacturer, the kennel makes transportation in multiple vehicles easier, and features a self-draining plastic tray to captures fluids and keep your dog dry. Sizes range from medium to giant.
$146.91 to $274.18; Petmate; 877-PETMATE; www.petmate.com
To the Rescue
For some dogs, loud noises, time alone, car rides, and unfamiliar places result in anxiety and potentially destructive behavior. Ease your pet’s emotional discomfort with Bach’s Rescue Remedy. According to the manufacturer, four drops of the alcohol-free flower formula added to your dog’s food or water several times a day can relieve stress and tension
$12.95 (10 mL bottle); Nelsons; 800-319-9151; www.nelsons.net
Handy Dander Helper
Size matters, especially when it comes to vacuum cleaners. Bissell’s new Pet Hair Eraser Corded Hand Vacuum provides an easier way to banish pet hair and dander from your carpet, floors and furniture, according to the manufacturer. The portable vacuum is equipped with a flexible rubber contour cleaning nozzle that flexes to extract pet hair from hard-to-vacuum surfaces, and a hard nozzle for picking up larger debris, such as pet food crumbs.
$34.99; Bissell; 800-237-7691; www.bissell.com
Weather or Not
Even if it’s raining, your dog still needs its need daily walk. Designed for dog walkers who need an extra hand, the Rain Rover umbrella has a retractable leash built into its handle. Other features include an easy-to-open mechanism and a 60-inch coverage arch. The umbrella comes in two color schemes (zebra and candy cane), and works best with dogs that weigh 20 pounds or less.
$39.95; Rain Rover; 732-763-9308; www.rainrover.com
Out of This World
Venus, Mars, Sol and Luna aren’t just names of heavenly orbs, they’re the new additions to Cosmos, Planet Dog’s line of dog toys. Specifically designed for larger dogs weighing 60 to 100 pounds or more, these 5-inch-diameter balls have a special treat spot for hiding play incentives. The Luna toy even glows in the dark.
$14.95; Planet Dog; 800-381-1516; www.planetdog.com
Like humans, dogs with arthritis experience joint discomfort and loss of mobility. Help your dog’s painful joints with Vet Balance’s Professional Joint Formula. The chewable tablets deliver two patented ingredients, as well as antioxidants that help control inflammation, lubricate joints, and enhance mobility and flexibility, according to the manufacturer.
$38.95 (45 tablets); Innovative Pet Nutrition; 800-828-9067; www.vetbalance.com
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