Pet Products Reviews Premiere: Top 10 for August

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Pet products reviews are so much fun and can be so helpful for those deciding what to spend their hard-earned money on.  Starting today,  I’ll be chatting with Carol Bryant each month about some of the smart, useful and fun pet products out there.

Carol Bryant, writer, Social Media and PR Director  of FIDO Friendly magazine and I had a great chat, exploring the ins and outs of the top 10 pet products picks for August.  Pet products are great fun to talk and hear about, and you’ll know you are getting  honest opinions, too, since the pet products reviewed are not paid for by the companies.

During this premiere show, we have ten amazing picks, with items ranging from $10 to a Christmas gift-worthy $136.  There’s something for everyone here! To show you what I mean, we go from a new type of portable faux leather Pet Haven dog den from Ooboo Designs complete with a pampering high-end dog bed of memory foam (I wish I had a bed like that!) and even more surprising  features, to the Genius Kong line of snap together chew toys with hidden compartments for treats that keep your dog entertained.

Many of this month’s pet products are for on-the-go pet lovers, with an “overnight” Doggie Baggage Tote that seems to defy the laws of physics – it holds what looks like endless amounts of dog stuff, with a compartment for people items inside, and pockets on the outside for water, bags, wipes, and yet is not lumpy or misshapen on the outside! If there’s a spill inside you can wipe it clean. It comes in lots of colors and sizes, so you choose what suits your habits to the beach, the trip to the country, out on a boat or for a longer car trip to go camping/glamping.

Not all pet products reviewed are just for fun or convenience or pampering. DERMagic is in the spotlight with a great testimonial from a customer who wrote in with news on her dog whose hair was falling out in patches and whose skin was turning black.  After having thyroid disease diagnosed, she started using DERMagic on the bald spots and the hair started growing back.  There are before and after pictures that were sent to prove how well this pet product worked at FIDO Friendly magazine.  What a great find for people and their dogs who need it!

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At this point, I love the Kong snap toys the best in this list, and puzzle toys in general. A busy mind really helps--the other stuff is great, but as Hanna says, dogs aren't picky when it comes to "stuff"--the rattiest-looking item may be their calming toy! Dog bed types, though, can be important if your dog has arthritis or other medical issues.

Loved the podcast, and love product reviews!

Hanna at Dog Products
Hanna at Dog Products

I tend to be rather frugal but when it came to shopping for my dogs, only the skywas the limit. Having been disappointed countless times, I’m ready to call it quits, though.

I had purchased countless beds and must have by now spend many hundreds of dollars but my dogs prefer sleeping on the floor. I had purchased special blankets but my dogs only want the same old tattered rag they’ve had forever. I had purchased kongs, chew toys, tug ropes, squeaky playthings, etc.; but my dogs prefer plastic bottle I save for the recycling bin. I had purchased all the treats in the market but my dogs just want peanut butter. I had purchased jackets, sweaters, t-shirts and hoodies but my dogs only want to go naked.

So, I finally realized that my dogs are naturalists and decided that enough is enough and stopped buying except items such as those I’ll be using — you know, tote bags, etc.


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