With the increase in the dog population, has come an acceptance of the central role dogs play in our lives. It's no longer unusual to treat a dog as a member of the family — it is now the norm. So why wouldn't you give your dog the best?
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Having a pet is a commitment. We are responsible for them until they die. They also get old and need our full attention. In my opinion, one of the saddest situations is to see an old dog having a difficult time walking.
I did a product review on CareLift Full-Body Lifting Harness from Solvit. It's for dogs that need help to get around. It improves mobility for older, injured, or invalid pets.
This is a great product and I tested it on a young and very active dog to see if he would mind to be lifted. This harness doesn't hurt the dogs. It's easy to assemble and they feel comfortable on it. It lifts from both hips and abdomen to reduce stress and we can easily carry them around.
If your dog is old or injured, consider buying this product.
Cool Blue Dog Apparel is for that hard to fit breeds such as English Bulldogs, French Bulldogs and Pugs. It is made in the USA in the Garment Center in New York City.
I got the Red Hoodie style and I tested on my judge "Buster", a Boston Terrier.
The Red Hoodie dog clothing material is cotton/poly fleece. There is a Velcro closure located under belly that makes it simple to get on/off. Buster felt very comfortable and warm dressing in this Red Hoodie. Vince, Buster's owner, took him to play at the park and the clothing didn't seem to impair Buster's movements. He ran and played just fine.
Cool Dog Apparel got my 5 PAWS.
I received a bandana sample from Hoo Rag to try it on my pets. I went to their website to see how to wear it and I found that this rag can be worn in many ways. Then I tried it on my friend's dog, Barley. He didn?t mind it, and he really looked cute!
These bandanas are from a lightweight cotton-polyester blended micro-fiber. The fabric is "stretchy" so that it is truly a one size fits all product.
Because its light weight, I decided to try it on my cats, and for my surprise, they were fine wearing it. I really think the Hoo Rag team should develop a special bandana line for cats.
Hoo Rag got my 5 PAWS.
I've received this leash to review, which is called LeashLocket, which is a retractable leash that dogs can carry right on their existing collars or when you want your hands free while out with your dog.
LeashLocket is made of a durable material, it's ergonomic, and has a nearly 6-foot lead. It comes in two sizes; for dogs up to 55 pounds and for dogs up to 90 pounds.
I let two dog owners review this product (see video). Both dog owners said that it is different from other retractable leashes because it fits on the palm of their hands, but they liked it. Both dog owners told me that it's perfect for travelling.
Another thing that I liked about LeashLocket is the fact that they give a portion of the proceeds from sales to help abused, neglected and lost pets through the Leashlocket ASTRO Foundation.
My mom has 3 big dogs. One of them is very old and we have to walk him separated from the other two. The other two dogs are just impossible to walk together. They pull me and they get tangled. It's awful, so we walk them separately as well.
At Superzoo I met Panje Gish, the owner of Pet Walker Plus which manufactures the original "no-tangle leash." This leash offers ease and control when you walk two dogs (my case). It is a single handle with two leashes with a swivel coupling. It's patented anti-twist, anti-tangle leash design provides an effective system for multiple dog handling.
Panje demonstrated to me how these leashes work. Separate leads allow pet owners to control and correct each dog when needed. Leads have snaps at both ends allowing pet owners the option to walk one or two together.
It was amazing not seeing them tangling on each other. I think it's a clever idea, especially for big dogs, who easily get us under their control.
These leashes are safe for our pets and even safer for pet owners.
Watch the video to see how Pet Walker-Plus works.
Seeing a lost dog breaks my heart. It's an awful feeling and I feel powerless until I find his owner. Well, we have the microchips, but often, people don?t take their time to take their pets to vet to insert it under their dogs' skin. Nowadays, people have smart phones that can scan any tags.
Prior attending Superzoo, I received an e-mail about PetHub for product review. I went to their website to know what it was about.
At Superzoo, I stopped at PetHub's booth. It's a great product! It's a tag that we can place in our pet's collar with a QR code that can be read by any smart phone. If a dog has this tag and is lost, we can easily scan the QR code, using the Website address on the tag to view a pet's online profile or placing a toll-free call.
The tags are very affordable, about $12.95. Tom Arnold, the founder and CEO of PetHubs, told me that all PetHub powered tags are linkable to a free online profile that pet owners can update anytime with an unlimited amount of data, including alternative emergency contacts, necessary medications, allergies, immunizations, vet and insurance providers, dietary needs, and much more. The online profile is free to create and is accessible from any browser or mobile device.
Pet owners who want an added layer of protection can purchase one of PetHub's optional premium subscriptions that include shelter alerts ("Amber Alert" for pets), email notifications, GPS mapping, and even $3,000 of emergency medical insurance. PetHub's premium offerings start at $3.95 per month.
This is a great invention and it has my 5paws!
During summer time, their walk time is reduced by half due to the hot asphalt. Their paws hurt!..
A few weeks ago I received a set of 4 dog socks, the Power Paws, from Woodrow Wear for my pet product review. I tested them on Rusty, this beautiful dog, who lives with two children; Jamie and James. I asked the children to help me to do this product review and see how easy was to put these socks on Rusty paws. For my surprise, it took no time for the children to put the socks on Rusty and it took Rusty about 2 minutes to get used to the socks. The children loved it. These socks are soft and very comfortable for any dog.
The Power Paws have many benefits such as preventing dogs from slipping on tile, wood floor and getting hurt, paw wound protection, weather, allergies, etc.
Power Paws get my 5 paw rate and my mom's dogs will be able to take their routine walk after lunch during summer time without getting their paws burned. I recommend this product.
Once again, at Superzoo, I saw these cool flashlights that caught my attention.
Puplight is a LED flashlight a dog wears on its collar to light the way. I talked to Jackelyn Simoni, the president of PupLight, who told me that it makes dogs visible up to a mile away and allows us to see hazards ahead such as dead animals, poisonous animals, rancid food, holes, uneven sidewalk, and ice.
PupLight also helps dogs see better, especially senior dogs with cataracts can't see well in the dark. PupLight has a fur guard which keeps the dogs hair away from the light. It uses AAA batteries and lasts up to 150 hours.
I like the idea of making my night walks safer. Well, this product became very popular and Jacklyn launched the NekLight, which is a Wearable Light for People.
This is a great quality product and it’s well constructed.
I attended Superzoo in Las Vegas last July and this dog collar got my Attention. It’s called SafeSpot.
Mike, the gentleman who demonstrated this collar said that there are approximately 2 million dogs are stolen each year in U.S., and according to FBI, just 250 thousand bikes re stolen each year. So, more dogs are stolen than bikes.
The SafeSpot locking leash has a steel cable reinforced but yet, it’s the perfect everyday leash. SafeSpot is a fully adjustable collar and lead in one.
With a steel cabled core, makes difficult for anybody to steal your dog and you will have peace-of-mind on those short occasions you need to leave your dog unattended.
The patented design securely locks your dog to an immovable object when necessary or can be used as a daily walking leash without using the lock feature.
It’s well designed and safe. SafeSpot got my 5 paws.
We take care of our pets as best as we can. When they have a surgery or are hurt, they leave the vet office with those hard plastic cones that are not ergonomic at all. It's a necessary evil to prevent pets from biting or licking their wounds or stiches. Pets with these cones have a hard time eating, sleeping and they get very irritated. I put myself in their shoes, and it's not fun.
At Superzoo, I met Nancy Winestock, the president of StopBite. She manufactures this collar that is a great alternative to the traditional cone.
StopBite brings comfort and dignity to pets while preventing them from biting or licking wounds, stitches, bandages, hot spots, and staples. StopBite helps pets heal more quickly by allowing topical medications to take effect, and keeps pets calmer and happier because it allows them to maintain their peripheral vision, and their ability to eat and sleep in their usual way.
StopBite collar quality is excellent. It's made from cotton, nylon, and polyethylene plastic, and is machine washable. It also has air holes for ventilation, night time reflectors, a hook for a leash, and a combination velcro and buckles with a safety harness to provide for extra security. StopBite has an excellent air ventilation system that will help prevent a pet from developing a bacterial infection, which often comes from excessive sweating.
I think every pet owner and veterinarians should change the traditional plastic cone to StopBite. I will buy one myself and keep it in the house in case my pets need it. They will suffer less and so will I.
The Wake&Wag dog bed’s innerspring is made from a soft, flexible engineered plastic that is formed into patented shapes for superior cushioning.
I got a sample of this bed 3 years ago and I gave it to my friend to test it with her new puppy. After 3 years, this dog bed is still intact and her dog loves it.
Born from technology designed for the United States military, this material is not only known for bouncing back and resisting cuts, scratches and tears, it’s instantly and infinitely responsive to your dog's position, weight and pressure points.
Wake&Wag supports your dog's body in perfect alignment, provides a supportive and responsive innerspring and handles shifting without sagging or instability. Even "orthopedic dog beds" made of memory foam can’t do all that.
I got a bag of Barkin Bites to review. My dog judges, Uri and Fox loved them.
ALL NATURAL BARKIN' BITES are a combination of beef liver and turkey.
Each piece is easy digested and dogs seem to enjoy these treats just humans enjoy good chocolate cookies. They are natural, no additives or preservatives.
Barkin Bites got my 5 Paws!
This is a unique treat for dogs. Mia, my judge dog, loved it!! These chicken feet treats are from Pet N Shape.
All-natural, these crunchy treats are entirely edible. They kept Mia busy and enjoying the flavor. This treat also helps to keep her teeth clean. They are all-natural and entirely edible. No additives or preservatives.
It’s made and sourced in the USA, and they are chicken feet!
These treats got my 5 Paws!
This company is interesting, they have a mission; for every item sold, they donate an item to help a dog in need. With every purchase they will donate an item to a dog in need. I really like their mission and I believe that every pet food company should do the same and make a bigger impact in our society.
The ENERGIZE: Grain Free/ Chicken & Salmon has a higher protein, ideal for dogs with high levels of energy and small breed dogs. It is also grain-free, corn-free, wheat, & soy free, and have balanced Omega fatty acids for healthier skin & shinier hair coat.
I tried the sample with Barley, one of my judges and he loved the taste of it.
The ENERGIZE: Grain Free/ Chicken & Salmon dog dry food got my 5 paws.
I got a sample package of Dynamo Dog treats tummy formula. We gave it to Angel, a 10 year old dog, who loved the taste of these treats. She wanted more and more…..
The Dynamo Dog tummy formula helps to support your dog's digestive health. With added probiotics, ginger, and fiber from pumpkin, plus specially selected fruits, vegetables, and herbs to ease digestion, it’s definitely good for your dog.
Dynamo Dog® Functional Treats are grain free, gluten free, and made in the USA with the freshest ingredients.
Dogs, like people, are happier when they feel better. So, if these treats help your dog bounce around and feel good, then it got my 5 paws!
I got a sample of Gray Muzzle Old Dogs Happy Joint Chews to review. These bite size soft chews helps increase senior dog mobility, flexibility, maximize joint mobility and discomfort associated with aging. Each soft chew contains Glucosamine, Turmeric, Green-Lipped Mussel, Chondroitin, and Egg Albumin.
The company that manufactures these chews is called “An Ark Naturals Company”, which is dedicated to keeping your older dogs healthy so they can enjoy many of the activities they enjoyed when they were younger.
We gave the chews to Angel and she loved the taste. Angel is 10 years old and still very active, so these chew can keep Angel going for some time.
“Old Dogs! Happy Joints!” These chews got my 5 paws.
I got Yaky Puff samples of from Himalayan Dog Chew. It’s made in the USA.
The company tried numerous ways to utilize leftover Himalayan Dog Chews. After extensive research and hundreds of attempts later, they discovered that when Yaky Nuggets are microwaved, they puff up to about five times their original size. The result is a dog treat that dogs love!
These treats contain cheese enzymes that help remove plaques from their teeth which eventually discourage tooth decay, gingivitis and bacterial growth. Yaky Puff is easier to chew and dissolves in the dogs mouth, that speeds up the effect of the cheese that Himalayan Dog Chew provide. It has no chemicals or preservatives
Yaky Puff got my 5 paws.
Dogs have prblems with their hips and joints just like we do, and these issues affect all breeds of all ages. The key to recovery is early detection and treatment. But more than an early detection is prevention, which in engineering it's called quality assurance.
Unfortunately, dogs don't tell us they are sick. But, subtle hints will provide the clues that something is not right with your dog's health. Pay close attention to their activity levels along with their eating, drinking and sleeping habits. When something changes, you will be able to respond quickly and avoid unnecessary delays in treating your dog.
I received dog treat samples from Zukes called Hip Action. Each treat contains 300 mg of Glucosamine and 50 mg of Chondroitin, plus essential co-factors to maximize absorption and eggshell membrane. These ingredients are supposed to decrease joint pain and increase mobility in your dog.
I gave Hip Action treats to total of 9 dogs, and they all approved its favor (see video with 3 dogs). Their price is good, about $8.00 to $9.00 depending where you shop, and it can be found at most pet stores.
The dosage is 1 treat daily for small dogs, 2 treats daily for medium dogs, and 3 treats for large dogs.
I believe that vitamins and minerals should be part of our dog's diet regiment. Hip Action got my 5 PAWS rate.
Kong sent me some dog treat samples. So, I reviewed the bacon meaty flavor bites, beef mini meaty bites, and sweet potato stix treats. I got Barley as my judge and he approved all of them.
All Kong's treats have great ingredients and nutrients. My only concern is that dog owners may get carried away and feed their dogs too many treats. The left over treats I had, I fed other dogs, and they all went nuts for them. Dogs love the taste of Kong treats. They find them irresistible!
Kong treats got my 5 PAWS.
My Perfect Pet is frozen dog food. One of My Perfect Pet staff delivered some food samples to me about a week ago. He had in his car two beautiful Boxers who I really enjoyed meeting. These dogs had an amazing shinning hair and sparkling eyes. I could really see how healthy they were.
Well, I got two dogs (Oliver and Buster) to try My Perfect Pet blend food bars and treats. The food is made with fresh ingredients. No processed foods, dehydrated or freeze-dried ingredients are used. A variety of formulas are available, including chicken, beef, turkey and salmon.
I thaw the food bars and I fed Oliver and Buster. The results were 5 Paws! They really liked it. Watch the video to see their reactions.
Their price range is good considering the quality of their ingredients. Oliver's owner, Laura, has moved him to My Perfect Pet food diet.
I reviewed 3 products from Pet'n Shape.
1- Chicken Liver PLUS with pumpkin and apple
2- Peanut Butter PLUS with berries
3- Long Lasting Sweet Potato Chewz.
The chicken liver and peanut butter freeze dried to preserve the aroma. The Long Lasting Chews have a combination of quality compressed rawhide, wrapped with natural sweet potatoes, sprinkled with brown rice crispies,
Well, needless to say that the dogs I used to make this review approved these treats. They loved the taste of every one of them. I like the freeze dried concept for pet treats. They are healthier than the regular treats we buy at pet stores.
I reviewed the Beef Dinner with chickpeas, quinoa & berries dog dried food from Spring Naturals.
Spring Naturals believes that dogs and cats fed on a diet consisting of low glycemic ingredients without added starches and carbohydrates lead longer, healthier lives. They are right! We should always feed our pets with a balanced meal. Unfortunately, most of pet foods have are rich in starches and the end result is obesity, diabetes and other illness to our pets.
The beef dinner dried food is a completely balanced recipe that contains a savory blend of real beef, whole vegetables and whole fruits, along with wholesome grains. It's designed to provide no-compromise nutrition for dogs of all ages, sizes and breeds.
Real beef is the first ingredient, plus a unique combination of protein sources like whole chickpeas, green peas and eggs. Spring Naturals got my 5 Paws!!
When it comes to our pet's nutrition we want the best for them. We also know that the pet industry is growing in an exponential rate, and there are more pet food options than 5 years ago. I got some pet treats samples from Whole Life pet food. Every treat they sell is made from human-quality, hormone-free, free range, organic meats, and freeze-dried.
Whole Life also claims to know each of their farmers, ranchers and fishermen.
It was my first encounter with these freeze-dried treats. I did my research to make this product review (this is not an advertisement for them) and this is what I found:
Their freeze-dried treats are made in small fresh batches, from pure ingredients, minimally processed, no chemicals, additives or preservatives.
Well, it's all good, but I was curious to see if dogs and cats would like it. I gave these pet treats (chicken and beef flavors) to 5 dogs and 4 cats, and all of them loved their flavor. I was very surprised, especially with the cat's reaction, because they tend to be pickier than dogs. I recorded 3 dogs and one cat eating them (watch video).
I really liked the concept of dried-freeze treats for pets; I believe they are much healthier than the other treats. Their price range is very competitive as well. Whole Life pet food got my 5 PAWS.
AvidLife sent me 3 products for my reviews as follow.
AvidLife OS - Designed to promote overall eye health & clarity, and provides moisture for dry eyes.
AvidLife AI - Designed to help manage chronic inflammatory conditions in dogs and cats.
AvidLife™ GI - Designed to manage acute and chronic gastro-intestinal disturbances in dogs and cats.
Each one of them helps manage chronic, long-term conditions in pets. I used the eye drop on Gringo’s eyes that starting to develop cataract. Unlike other eye drops, AvidLife OS didn’t cause any itching sensation on Gringo’s eyes. Coincidentally, our family vet was visiting us that day and I showed him the AvidLife OS formula. He immediately said that this product is good for pets with cataract. He also complemented the other two Avidlife supplements.
AvidLife for pets got my 5 PAWS.
My cat, Crystal, is 12 years old and developed a horrible fear for Micio Meow, my other 2 year old cat. I placed 4 drops of the Bach rescue remedy in Crystal's water for some days and I noticed that her behavior changed. Yes, she is still a little neurotic, but she didn't mind Micio Meow?s presence near her.
It worked! At least with this issue. I am glad that Bach developed something for pets, including cats, which we have to be careful about giving them natural stuff. They may die depending on the herb.
The 4 drops I placed on her water was tasteless. I know Crystal. She is the pickiest cat in this earth.
Bach Remedy for pets got my 5 PAWS.
I received 3 samples of Dr Emmo's products. Wound Care Wash, Wound Care Spray Gel, and the Ear Care Rinse. I took two of the products to Brazil and I tried them on my mom's dogs and cats.
I used the spray gel on Uri's eczema. Uri is about 14 years old, and during summer time he suffers a lot. The gel seemed to protect his skin and it's painless. Uri didn't complain.
I also used Dr Emmo's ear care rinse on Caca, the Persian cat. He also felt better. Dr Emmo's products have good ingredients and they won't harm any pets.
Dr Emmo's products got my 5 PAWS.
I received samples of Dr Rose’s Remedies Skin Treatment to review. Basically, Dr. Rose’s skin treatment is an herbal salve that promotes rapid and complete healing of skin ailments.
I used the spray and salve on my mom’s dogs. I started with Uri, who is 15 years old and he has a terrible dermatitis. We tried antibiotics, anti-inflammatory and they always gave Uri a partial relief. We applied the salve and spray for two weeks 3 times a day. The improvement of his skin has been fantastic.
Dr Rose's remedies got my 5 PAWS.
I received some product samples from Epi-Pet to review. Their products are to control pet odor, scratching and skin irritation.
I got their Pet Sunscreen, which I used on my mom's Lab, Gringo. His coat was soft and he didn't have any bad reaction from it. I also received their Skin Enrichment Spray (Cedar/Mint), Skin Enrichment Spray (Unscented) and Skin Enrichment Spray (Lavender). All three products do the same thing. They reduce itching, skin irritations and repel insects.
Since I tested Epi-Pet products on my mom's pets in Brazil, I noticed that mosquitoes didn't get near the dogs. Gringo, the Lab, had a skin irritation on his front right leg, and I could see the improvement on his leg with a continuous use of Epi-Pet Enrichment spray. The same happened to Uri, the oldest dog. I saw some improvement on his dried skin.
Both product lines, sunscreen and skin treatment have good ingredients.
Epi-Pet got my 5 PAWS.
GreenDog have some nice supplements for dogs.
Active Omega? Soft Chew has Omega 3, 6 and 9 that provides 187mg Omega 3 fatty acids proven beneficial for heart and brain health. Omega fatty acids also promote healthy skin and coat and help to reduce normal, unseasonal, or excessive shedding.
They are 100% natural formulated with organic flax seed, organic oat, organic rice flour, organic chicken, organic chia and organic cod liver oil along with nutrients including 200 IU Vitamin A that supports healthy eye function and 37 IU Vitamin D that supports strong bone, nerve and muscle health.
Complete Calm - Chewable tablets can help dogs to maintain calm and relaxation during times of stress like separation, car rides, visits to the vet and groomer, and transition to a new home. Made with an organic proprietary complex that includes botanicals of chamomile, lavender and passionflower combined with nutrients including brown rice protein, pumpkin and oatmeal. It's also free of binders, fillers, or refined sugar and has a natural chicken flavor dogs will love.
These chews and tablets are like treats, and the dogs loved the taste of it!!
I usually check if my pets like the taste of food or medicine before I record my reviews. This time was different. I was so busy when I got my judge, Barley, ready for me, I forgot to check if Barley would like the taste of Licks vitamin for dogs.
For my surprise, Barley loved it. Even Abby, the Dotson, who was sick, licked Maria’s hands like crazy. Maria is Barley and Abby’s mom.
Ok, I got some Licks Joint+Heart formula samples to review. Licks is slow roasted chicken broth with active ingredients dissolved right into the broth. It’s a canine health supplement and treats. Not only does it taste delicious to dogs, but it also easy to administer it and treat.
LICKS Joint+Heart formula is packed with Omega 3 fatty acids, vegetarian Glucosamine, and Vitamin E. It’s all natural and it comes in easy to use packages that your dog can lick directly from it or place it in his water or food.
I’ve been doing lots of product reviews and talking to many vets, and what I like about this product is the combination of the ingredients; Omega 3 – 300mg, Vegetarian Glucosamine 100mg, and Vitamin E 300UI. It’s a perfect combination to maintain healthy skin and joints. And, of course, because it is liquid, the absorption is faster as well.
This product got my 5 paws .
I received some product samples from Pet Kelp to review including their powdered seaweed formulas and dog treats. Pet kelp powdered formulas contain over 70 nutrients, which are essential to dogs and cats diet. I mixed some with my cats' wet food. I could see some improvement in their coat texture and sheen.
I also gave a package of Pet Kelp Wellness Formula to Buster, a Boston Terrier, who was diagnosed with a brain tumor. He felt better and his coat is beautiful as well.
Then I got Barley, the Pincher, to try the treats. He loved the taste of the Cranberry, Blueberry Cove, and their Apple Splash flavors.
For all nutrients that Pet Kelp products have, I think it's a must to include them in our pet's diet.
Pet Kelp got my 5 PAWS.
Greg and Amy, the owners of Petgensys, sent me some samples of their products to try on my mom's dog, Gringo, a 8 year old Lab. He was diagnosed with Lyme disease and he was always in pain. Petgensys supplements helped Gringo to recover his energy and mobility in few weeks. I personally endorse Petgensys products.
I recorded Gringo's improvement for two months. Watch the video to see it.
I received a bottle of Prosense Glucosamine Moderate Joint Care for dogs. It contains 100 chew tablets and my dogs loved the taste of this supplement.
These chews promote bone and joint health in dogs. Each chew has glucosamine, associated with cartilage health; Vitamin C, associated with collagen growth; and MSM, associated with flexibility and movement.
I gave this supplement to my dogs for about 2 weeks and I could see the difference in their mobility. All three dogs are more than 10 years old. Exercise alone is not enough for them. Supplements like Prosense help my dogs and the fact that they like the taste of these chews made it easier.
Prosense Glucosamine Joint Care got my 5 Paws.
Noni is an evergreen shrub or small tree that grows throughout the tropical regions like Hawaii. Noni has a history of use as a topical preparation for joint pain and skin conditions.
Today, people drink noni fruit juice as a general health tonic, as well as for cancer and chronic conditions such as cardiovascular disease and diabetes.
Well, we now have a dedicated Noni pet line. I received some product samples from Hawaiian Organic Noni, the fruit lather and Noni Pet Lotion
Noni Fruit Leather for Pets can boost their immune system, relieving pain and inflammation, as well as restoring their organs to their normal state. It can help with everything from digestive problems and hormonal imbalances to cardiovascular trouble and nervous conditions. It also helps to kill parasites, such as those responsible for malaria.
Noni Pet Lotion relieves the stiffness and pain that older dogs feel in their joints and can be used as part of a pet massage or to treat any injuries your dog might have.
My friend used this lotion on his dog's wound and after 2 days the wound was healed. I am impressed with its ability to heal rashes, bruises, cuts, and sores. I even used it on my own legs when I bruised it, and it really worked. The Noni Pet line is a natural way to treat your pet and you can see results very fast.
While at Superzoo I met David Pankey who introduced me to Vet-Aid products. They had two products; the Sea Salt Wound Care spray and foam.
The Vet-Aid spray is a sterile sea salt and lysozyme formula that can be applied on wounds, and then wrapped under bandages or left open for wounds to heal. It can also be used on open draining wounds and on or around lesions in the mouth, nose, eyes and genital areas.
Vet Aid Foam is an intriguing formulation that also has a coral reef sea salt and lysozyme as a base. It contains a silicone ingredient that creates a protective coating over more mature wounds to help protect as it accelerates healing.
I had David spraying the Sea Salt Wound Care on my arms, and it doesn't contain any oils. It felt like salt and water. David also told me that both products have about 5 years shelf life.
If your dog is looking for attention, here is something to scratch your dog, “The Dog Claw”.
It’s a scratching tool made of recycled materials that features three scratching/massaging surfaces. The Scratching Talons are specially designed to penetrate any thickness of fur, giving your dog the deep scratch they want while the larger Massaging Knuckles smoothly glide over your dog’s coat.
I attended Superzoo in Las Vegas last July and these pet toys got my attention.
They are very creative, safe and they are good quality toys. There were the Yo-Yo Zibbies and Stretch Zoo for Pets that are unique plush toys with interactive features and launching system. They can shut up to 100 yards and also make sounds. There was also Floogles™, an animal call sounds that stimulate dogs to play.
For cats, there was the Kitty Connection, a modular unit which creates motion in both sides of the cat toy and you can customize it for your cat. It’s very creative!!
I reviewed KONG Safestix which is a throw and fetch toy, and KONG Traxx which is a durable tire chew and toy for dogs.
My judge, Charlie, approved these toys. Both toys seemed durable and dogs can chew on them safely.
Kong toys got my 5 PAWS.
If there is one thing I love to review is pet toys. In fact, when I see an animal playing, it makes laugh and I forget about my problems and stress.
Ruff Dawg sent me a bunch of dog toys for me to review. I got my judges (dogs) lined up and watched them play for quite some time before I recorded my product review.
Ruff Dawg toys are awesome!! The dogs love to chew on them. They are rugged, bendable, tear and puncture resistant, and gentle on their teeth. Besides, they are made in USA.
I left some toys with my friends and they told me that their dogs prefer the Ruff Dawg toys over the others and they still look new.
I really liked the quality of these toys. They are safe for your dogs.
We all know if we eat and don't exercise we will gain weight. What about our dogs? Yes, the ones we just take for a walk three times a day and give them tons of treats. Do they gain weight like us? Yes, they do.
Once again, at the Superzoo Trade show I came across the DogTread by PetZen, which is the only dog treadmill to offer a low-profile natural running platform designed specifically to help reduce joint stress and fatigue on dogs.
This time, I didn't need any preparation for my product review. At their booth, they had this cute and nice little dog on the treadmill walking and enjoying himself. Krista Wickens, the owner of DogTread, told me that it's very easy to train any dog to walk on the treadmill. They include an instructional DVD with the treadmill.
The quality of DogTread is excellent. Besides the quiet motor, it's constructed to handle the demands of everyday usage. It also has variable speed controls, a remote control, which we program time and distance, and adjustable incline to simulate outdoor ground. If you live in an apartment, don't worry, Dog Tread is built with a compact space-saving design with wheels that make them easy to store and transport.
Well, the benefits of having your dog exercise are many including extending the life of your dog by more than 2 years, reducing arthritis, improving heart condition, losing weight, etc.
You go to the gym and you jump on the treadmill to exercise, right? If you can do it, so can your dog!
GROMMING ANS SUPPLIES
I reviewed Earthbath Green Tea Shampoo and Spritz, and the Green Tea Grooming Wipes. I took these products to Brazil and tested on my mom's cats and dogs. To my surprise, all pets loved it. Somehow, my mom's pets felt an instant relief. Of course, it was summer time in Sao Paulo, so these products made them feel good.
The green tea shampoo has nice leather, great scent, and washes off very easily. The dogs' coat felt soft and clean. The Spritz left Gringo's hair (the Lab dog) with a nice sheen and very soft.
The highlight of their products is the Green Tea Grooming Wipes. Uri, the oldest dog, has terrible skin eczema. Once he felt the wipes on his skin, the facial relief was absolutely visible! Plus, these wet wipes cleaned his coat as well. We also cleaned Caca, the Persian cat, who hates anything wet. He just loved being cleaned with this wipe.
EarthBath did a great job and it has my 5 PAWS.
I received some waste bag samples from Eco Dog Planet to review. Their waste bags are made from a tapioca derived film. Tapioca is a plant and the company claims that these bags start to decompose when exposed to micro-organisms in soil or landfill, and therefore, makes it eco-friendly.
I like the concept of helping the environment. These waste bags are tick and they feel different from the other bags. It feels more rubberized. I used the waste bags to get my dogs' waste and also to clean my cats' litter box. They worked perfectly. Eco Dog Planet waste bags got my 5 PAWS.
I got some waste bags samples from Flush Puppies to review. They are made from Polyvinyl Alcohol (PVA) , a water soluble material, which means that we can flush it down the toilette.
Besides its great packaging, these waste bags are durable. I've been waiting for a long time to have some waste bags I could toss in the toilette. Why? I have three cats, and these bags are great to clean their feces in litter box. Many times, scooping the litter is not an answer for me. I always drop some litter on the floor.
These waste bags also worked well for grabbing my dogs' poopoo. Flush Puppies waste bags got my 5 PAWS.
I reviewed Fresh Dog which is a deodorizing powder for dogs. It has a perfect pH balance and it instantly freshens your dog's coat in minutes when you don't have time to give him a bath.
The Ingredients: are Sodium Bicarbonate (Baking Soda), Zea Mays (Corn Starch), Silica, Essential Oils (Lavender & Rosemary). Of course, a bath is better, but this powder is an alternative to bath.
I tested it on Charlie. He is a white dog, and after Simon, his owner applied Fresh Dog on Charlie. He felt fresh, and he didn't mind the dust during the application.
As an alternative for bath, Fresh Dog works well.
I did a Pet Product Review on Mr. Chewy pet food online store. They carry more than 70 popular and premium brands of pet food.
I checked how Mr Chewy website performed against some basic criteria such as look, content, branding, service tools, online interaction, e-commerce, and security. I recorded my computer screen so viewers can have the same experience I had when I was shopping at their website.
I really liked Mr. Chewy website. It got five paws rate! It's simple and I didn't waste any time trying to find a specific product. It was all there.
Watch the video to see my shopping experience at Mr Chewy online store.
I received a sample of OdorXit Magic to reviews, which is a spray that eliminates odors.
I applied this product on cat litter boxes, floor, garbage and carpet. The odor disappeared for days.
The company claims that because OdorXit Magic absorbs and neutralizes the gasses we perceive as odors, it does not have to be applied directly to the source of the odor. It simply needs to be sprayed in the area where the gasses are being smelled. I applied it to the source of the smell.
I took a look at its formula, and it’s pretty safe for pets and humans. When I was spraying my mom’s carpet, Caca, the Persian cat, stayed on the carpet and he didn’t run like he usually does when he feels weird smells coming from spray bottles. His behavior told me that this product is safe for pets who usually react to smells very fast.
Got a puppy? Well, you've got to train him to hold his "business" until the walk time. How about if dogs were just like cats, being able to use a litter box and do their "business" in it without waiting for his walk time? Well, such product exists, but it's not a litter box.
I did a product review at the Superzoo Show on Petloo. I talked to Tobi Skovron, the founder and CEO, who kindly showed us their products.
For starters, The Pet Loo is a backyard in a box for dogs. Kind of a dog toilet! It's easy to use and it's ideal for pet owners who live in apartments, condos or houses and don't have time to keep up with scheduled walks.
The Pet Loo has a urine draining system and a synthetic grass pad. It's resistant to the acidity of urine and the accompanying smell which ensures a long-lasting and hygienic product. It also holds up to 300 kgs, which is great for big dogs.
Tobi also showed to me other products that accompany The Petloo but sold sparely.
- The Skip To My Loo- a unique attractant that helps people to toilet train their dogs
- The Pee-Pod - a biodegradable container that fits inside the catchment jug of The Pet Loo
- The WEE Care - the original Pet Loo Cleaner
There was one product from Petloo that caught my attention: The Fresh Air Cat Litter, which features a triple action odor control that eliminates fecal odor, urine odor and odor-causing bacteria. And, we don't have to change it for 2 months!
1 BOX = 2 MONTH SUPPLY OF CAT LITTER.
Well, Petloo products are are high quality products. But as a pet owner I recommend The Petloo products.
PetPeePee is a urine stain and odor remover that is made from Naturally Blended Minerals from the Dead Sea. It doesn't contain any chemicals, soaps, fragrances, or enzymes that can mask urine odor. The story behind PetPeePee is interesting.
This guy, Meir Martin, used to clean carpets in Florida asked his mother, who lives in Israel, to send some of that "white powder" that she used on urine odor (which gave decent results) when their dog made some accidents in the home. For years he experimented with this mysterious "white powder" which turned out to be regular minerals from the Dead Sea, and other natural minerals and substances to remove urine odor.
It took approximately 6 years to develop a product, mainly comprised of Dead Sea Minerals, that effectively worked on removing the odor permanently and more importantly, was odor-free and completely natural!
The PetPeePee facility is located in Pompano Beach, FL and is specifically designed for cleaning and removing dog and cat urine odor from oriental rugs, furniture, draperies and a variety of other items.
I tried the product and really liked it.
If you are a busy person like me and have pets, you probably don’t have time to shop for your pet. You may research what is the best pet food, toys, supplements and if your pet likes your choice then you purchase your pet products online. This is what I do and I know I am not the only one.
I was asked to review Prime Pet Supply online store. They don’t carry thousands of brands but the ones they do are very good ones. My shopping was easy, simple and fast, and their prices are very competitive.
I am an engineer and I’ve been building my own websites from scratch, so I also checked how Prime Pet Supply website performed against some basic criteria such as look, content, branding, service tools, online interaction, e-commerce, and security. I recorded my computer screen so viewers can have the same experience I had when I was shopping at their website.
I really liked Prime Pet Supply online store. It got my five paws rate! It’s simple and I didn’t waste any time trying to find a specific product.
Watch the video to see my shopping experience at Prime Pet Supply online store and visit/primepetsupply.com.
When I do my pet product reviews I always use my engineering skills to do the quality control on the products I receive. Before utilizing real pets for my reviews, I check some quality requirements such as material, durability, shape, ingredients, reliability, and portability.
SafeMade Pet Products offers a full line of pet products including dog toys, cat toys, bowls, placemats and treat trays and is expanding into bird and small animal products. They are made of non-toxic, durable Silicone.
All SafeMade Pet Products are tested to ASTM Guidelines for children's toy safety which covers choking, sharp edges and other potential hazards. The company also tests to the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA) standards for lead and phthalates. It has also added its own tests that simulate the rigorous ways that dogs often play with their toys. In addition, all of its bowls pass FDA guidelines for food safe dishware.
One product that I liked was the treat tray shape that we bake or microwave tasty and healthy cookies with our pet's or freeze up cool treats for a hot day. They have the bone and paw shapes. Cooking pet treats is something fun that the family can do together.
I met Dana Humphrey at Superzoo show who introduced me to Sturdi Products. They manufacture pet carriers, bags and accessories.
Sturdi Products has an excellent quality and they are soft and comfortable for pets. They had a cat and a dog at their booth enjoying themselves inside these carriers.
Sturdi carriers are the best alternative to take your pet travelling or on the road, and they are washable.
Sturdi Products also have "Show Shelters", which are designed for pet exhibitors, and they are big and comfortable for pets. The Shelters are available in single, double and triple compartment styles. This is a great alternative to the exhibitor cages.
Another great product they have is called The Pyramid, which offers your pet a safe and swinging place to literally "hang out". This hanging Pyramid is great for cats who like to be in elevated locations. They can run and jump inside it and even take a nap.
I liked their products and they get my 5 paws!
I interviewed Richard Tickting, the president and CEO of SynergyLab at Superzoo.
SynergyLabs is a U.S.A manufacturer of animal health and veterinary care products headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. They manufacture over 600 SKUs and have been in the pet market for 18 years.
SynergyLabs manufactures products like Dental Fresh®, Shed-X, Dog Whisperer with Cesar Millan, Xtreme® Catnip, Richard's Organics, and many others.
I got a sample of the Xtreme® Catnip and my cats went crazy over it.
Superzoo I met Sally and Simon Dominguez. They are from Australia and carry a line of all natural pet shampoos, conditioners & care products for dogs.
Sally, with her great Australian accent, is a big fan of Tea Tree Oil. No wonder!! Tea Tree has wonderful properties such as antimicrobial, which fights bacteria, yeast and fungi. I always used Tea Tree Oil when I have weird rashes on my skin.
Well, needless to say that we now have Tea Tree products for our pets.
Besides Tea Tree Oil, TT For Dogs also carries all-natural dog shampoo and conditioner in Sandalwood Spice, Peppermint Mouth Spray and Grooming Spray.
Sally made me taste the Peppermint Mouth Spray that uses Grapefruit Seed Extract and Peppermint Oil. According to Sally, this spray effectively treats tooth plaque, gum disorder and halitosis. Stevia extract sweetens the taste without causing decay or cavities. I have Stevia plants in my backyard and it's the best sweetener we can have.