Pet Products Review: September Top Picks with Animal Cafe & FIDO Friendly

pet product reviewThe pet products review this month at Animal Cafe with FIDO Friendly Magazine’s Carol Bryant looks ahead to Fall.  It’s not that far away. You can almost hear the crunch of leaves as we ready our dogs for a virtual walk through the items we discuss on the podcast below.

We have eight product picks for you this month, one of which makes walking a more comfortable bug-free event for your dog! But Fall brings with it opportunites for hiking in the woods or forest preserves, watching the leaves change, and if you’re going to walk through the forest for any length of time, you’ve got to be prepared. We all think about water and some treats, the  best method to carry the items you’ll need to keep your dog comfortable and safe, maybe even taking a leap to think about making it easier and less stressful on your dog to get in and out of your vehicle.

But first things first, we begin with the deet-free natural ingredients of Earth Heart’s Buzzguard insect repellant. I have had excellent results with this kind of product, and Carol has used Buzzguard for two trouble-free months . We both like the idea of a deet-free product for dogs and since the weather this year has promoted record numbers of bugs, this is handy to keep in your cupboard. (The  ingredients are water, polysorbate 20, neem seed oil and essential oils of citronella, fir, and geranium, rosewood, basil, myhrr, and potassium sorbate.)

I won’t go through each item (there are hints in the podcast description to help you) – you’ll have to listen to the podcast – but the Fall theme lends visions of bales of  hay,  corn stalks and changing seasons, but also covers a stage of life when pets are getting a little older and begin to need some assistance,  like getting in and out of the car easily. Enjoy!

Arlene R. O'Neil
Arlene R. O'Neil

Very informative session! I have friends in WI who have a horrid tick problem and will be telling them about Buzzguard!!! Thanks for all the tips today!!


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