Schnuzzle. While we have already seen module-based dog toys like PetSafe's Busy Buddy, we are still excited by this Kickstarter campaign for a new dog toy called, "Schnuzzle". The feature that caught our attention is their innovative Scent Disc that you can insert into each toy. Activated by the screwing action when placed into the toy and by the playing and chewing of your dog, they release appetizing aromas such as BBQ beef, roast chicken and honey bacon. They claim these zero calorie inserts provide as much entertainment as a treat dispensing toy. What we really love is their Essentials Scent Discs which incorporate essential oils to promote psychological health focused on travel, calming and bed time. If the campaign is successful, they should be available in 2015. $5-$300 AUD. SUPPORT.
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DOGTV. If your dog loves to watch your favorite television programs with you, then he may appreciate DOGTV. DOGTV is the first network television channel that is designed specifically for dogs, and it has unique programs that have been created just for canines that spend time alone at home. The station has partnered with The Human Society of the United States to provide programming that stimulates dogs while exercising their visual and auditory skills. These shows can help alleviate the stress and anxiety that dogs often feel when their owners are gone, and they can also cause dogs to be more playful while their humans are gone. The next time your dog seems despondent when you leave the house, consider allowing him to tune in so he can cheer up! LINK.
Custom Sock Dogs. Are you looking for the perfect gift for a pet owner in your life? You can send a picture of the dog, cat, bunny or other pet to artist Stacey Hsu, who will then use a variety of new materials to create a plush replica of the animal. She incorporates socks, cloth, thread, embroidery floss, fiberfill and buttons into her creations, and she uses colors and shapes that perfectly match the features on the live animal. The sock pets are 12” to 15” from the top of the head to the back paws, and they come with an aluminum ID tag that is personalized with the pet’s name. You can even order gift cards so that your friend or family member can send in his favorite picture of his animal. $104. BUY.
No More Woof. From the company that brought us the rocking chair iPad charger and indoor cloud, Micasa LAB brings us their newest invention. What would you do differently if you knew that your dog could talk? The Nordic Society for Intervention and Discovery is a research lab that is working to bridge the communication gap between animals and humans. They are creating No More Woof, which is a unique and innovative product that is designed to read electronic signals from an animal’s brain and translate them into words. They are currently raising funds to support the development of No More Woof, and supporters can make contributions through Indiegogo. It won’t be long until we can hear what our dogs, cats and other animals are thinking! $65-$1200. PRE-ORDER. CROWDFUND.
Kong On/Off Squeaker Toy. KONG is well known for their durable chew toys for pets, but they have been branching out into other segments by releasing new innovative lines. They understand that dogs enjoy the sound of a squeak toy but that a pet owner may need some peace and quiet, which is why they have created these toys that can be turned on and off. When your dog needs an extra bit of stimulation and entertainment, you can turn on the toy so that it squeaks. When you’ve had enough of the noise, you can turn it off while your dog continues to enjoy satisfying his need to chew. The toys come in several sizes and shapes, including bones, bears and whales. $9-$15. BUY.
Whistle Activity Monitor. Are you curious about how active your dog is on a daily basis? Industry comrades of the Pet Cube, the Whistle is a unique and innovative device that measures your dog’s activity levels so that you can see exactly how he spends his time. The activity monitor clips onto your pooch’s collar, and you can send the information that it collects to your smartphone. This will let you know how often your dog sleeps, when he plays and the length of time that he spends on walks. It will also let you know when someone else is interacting with your dog so that he can get the socialization that he needs in order to be healthy. $130. Pre-order.
See and Extend Pet Carrier. Your airplane seat reclines, why shouldn’t your pet’s carrier offer the option of becoming more comfortable? That is why Petmate has created this extendable carrier that will give your dog or cat a little extra legroom. You can zip up the extendable vestibule so that the carrier is small enough to meet the most stringent airline policies, but you can also unzip it when you are in the car or when you have reached your destination. You can access the carrier from the side and the top, and its mesh sides will allow your pet to see everything that is happening. It even has loops at the back to secure it safely to the car seat. $80. BUY.
SafeSpot. Pawz first brought you the innovative, waterproof dog boots that keep your dog warm and dry during your walks, and now they have extended their inventory to include a leash that will keep your dog safe and secure. The Safespot Locking Dog Leash serves two purposes. It first acts as an adjustable collar and standard leash that you can use whenever you take your dog outside or in public. However, unlike traditional leashes , it also locks in place so that you can secure your dog safely when you need to leave him alone for a few minutes. It contains a steel cable so that you can rest assured that no one will dognap your precious pooch, which will give you peace of mind as you take your dog out day after day. $70. BUY.
Sleepypod Pendants. Sleepypod Pendants are cute and unique charms that can be worn by both pets and humans. There are six charms, and you can buy them in 100% stainless steel or 18k gold-plated stainless steel. They are hypoallergenic and easy to clean, and they will not rust, stain or oxidize over time. These traits make Sleepypod Pendants the perfect charms for pet identification tags, but they can also be worn by children and adults. They are the perfect accessory for your pet, child, purse, carrier or key ring, and the adorable designs include a sheep, whale, chick, elephant, lion and stegosaurus. You can also choose from two sizes to best suit your needs. $18-$27. BUY.
Songs for Sophie. If your pet needs a little help calming down, then you may want to try playing this CD. The music is written and performed by George Skaroulis, who is famous for his soothing music, and he has turned his talents to helping anxious animals become calm and relaxed. Skaroulis has become the official musician for the Atlanta branch of the Humane Society because their animals will become visibly relaxed and calmer when they play his music around the shelter. The CD features 13 tracks that have successfully soothed many animals, including songs played by guitar, banjo, piano and other peaceful instruments. If your savage beast has not responded to other soothing methods, then this music may be the perfect solution. $18. BUY.
Orapup has made it possible for you to nuzzle your dog without worrying about holding your breath. These unique and flavorful products are designed to remove the foul-smelling bacteria on your dog’s tongue, and you won’t need to wrestle him in order to use it. The cleaning solution is made of natural enzymes so that they are safe for your pup, and they come in flavors that he will love, including beef and bacon. When he licks the brush in order to get to the delicious cleaner, the bristles will gently yet thoroughly remove the bacteria from his tongue and kill the plaque around his mouth. The result is fresh doggy breath that will allow you to snuggle as much as you need! $20. BUY.
Pier6 by WholeLife. Many shoppers have chosen to support American businesses whenever possible, and the same can be done when it comes to pet treats. Pier6 treats allow pet owners to feed their dogs healthy and delicious treats that are made and sourced in the USA. These treats are made by Whole Life Pet Products, which is a company that is dedicated to making sure that the fishing industry in and around Boston can continue to thrive despite the harmful effects of commercial fishing companies. Pier6 dog treats are made from freeze-dried dogfish (also known as Rockfish or Huss), and there are no other ingredients. This makes the treats a safe and tasty snack that benefits dogs, their owners and the American fishing industry. $16. BUY.
Dog Snoods by Cozy Horse. Baby, it’s cold outside, and you need to go the extra mile to make sure that your animals stay warm. Your dog deserves to be just as cozy as you are in frigid weather, which is why CozyHorse has made these snuggly snoods for dogs. They have snoods available in several sizes and colors so that you can choose the one that best fits your pup’s personality and build. They have a variety of polar fleece patterns that will keep your dog’s throat, head and ears warm when he is outside. You can even find a selection of hand knit sweaters that will help your canine stay cozy in style. $19-$50. BUY.
Pet Party Printz. If your pet is a little party animal, then you need to make sure that he can enjoy unwrapping his gifts safely. Perfect for the holiday season, Pet Party Printz has created animal-friendly wrapping paper that your pet can tear into without fear of consuming bleach, chlorine and other harmful chemicals that are found in traditional wrapping supplies. There are several festive and stylish designs that you can choose from, and each one includes a pet-safe adhesive edge that you can use to secure the wrapping paper. It’s the perfect way to surprise your pet using cute and safe materials! $5. BUY.
Puppy Bumpers. If your dog is a little escape artist who loves to squeeze between the fence posts or under the gate, then a Puppy Bumper may save his life. Puppy Bumpers are unique and stylish collars that will keep your dog from sliding through the openings of fences, gates and balconies. There are several sizes and trendy patterns to choose from, and dogs enjoy the soft and comfortable feel of the collars. Puppy Bumpers are washable so that you can keep them clean even after your pup has spent some time outside. If you worry about your little Houdini getting out of the yard or falling through the rails of your balcony, then a Puppy Bumper will help put your mind at ease. $25. BUY.
Kudose Pill Concealer. If you are looking for a fun, economical and easier way to help your pet take their medicine, then you will definitely be interested in this rather innovative twist on the traditional pill concealer. This unique product may come in handy when your pet needs some “sugar” to help the medicine go down. They have several recipes for dog and cat treats that will entice your furry friend to chow down rather than nibbling around the pill that he needs. They even offer two treat sizes to accommodate the different sizes of pills on the market. $40. BUY.
Ruff Leash. If your dog is overly enthusiastic or adventurous when you take him for walks, this shock absorbing leash might be what you are looking for. These leashes feature an advanced design that takes the strain off of you and helps you regain control when Fido gets a little rambunctious. Each Ruff Leash has a polyurethane spring that absorbs shock while giving you the flexibility you need to keep your dog under control, and it has a comfortable handle that will help you keep your grip, even when your hound catches the scent of something that he is compelled to chase. You can choose from a variety of colors to match your individual style. $30. BUY.
Animal Blueprint Company - Pet Blueprint Artwork, Featuring Hundreds of Breeds of Dogs, Cats and Horses
The Animal Blueprint Company provides passionate pet owners with detailed blueprints of cats, dogs and horses. They feature over 100 breeds of these animals, and each blueprint includes details that make each breed special. The blueprints are modeled after images used in the 1950s so that they have an essence of classic character and beauty. Shoppers can choose from one of the many breeds that are listed, or they may order a custom drawing of their pet. Each blueprint or custom order is framed using natural wood, and the result is a unique and modern illustration of a beloved pet. $110-$265. BUY.
Wobble Ball. P.L.A.Y. is best known for their luxurious line of dog beds, but they have also designed an interactive dog toy that will stimulate your pup. This super cute dog toy treat dispenser is an innovative product that allows your dog to use his senses in order to get a treat. The toy features a cone-shaped design and the rounded base makes the toy wiggle and roll so that the treats fall out as your dog plays. The entire toy can be easily taken apart and placed in the dishwasher, which will allow your playful dog to use it time and time again. $18. BUY.
Loop Poop Bag Dispenser. It’s no fun to pick up dog poop, but at least you can look good doing it. This stylish poop bag dispenser clips onto your dog’s leash or on your belt so that you always have a bag on hand when your pup does his business. The design is sleek and modern, and it is light enough that you will not mind carrying it on walks. To make you feel even better about cleaning up after your dog, the bags included in the Loop Poop are biodegradable, which means that you can dispose of dog poo using products that are environmentally friendly. The canister holds most universal dog bags so that you can refill it with the bags of your choice. $18. BUY.