Last week Global Pet Expo, one of the largest pet industry trade shows, was held in Orlando, Florida. Companies from all over the world launched new and exciting products. Here’s the scoop on some of the new items we are most excited about. Which one(s) are you ready to buy? Tell us in the comments!
#1 – Fellowship Collar & Control Leash
These custom handcrafted, made-in-the-USA collars and leashes are made from genuine heroes’ military uniforms. You can add embroidery, tapes, dog tags, and you can choose which uniform they use. And of course, they can use your own if you desire!
#2 – Ewegurt Dog Treats
A new supplement has just hit the market and we think it’s going to be big! Ewegurts are a nutrient-rich blend of sheep’s milk yogurt, sardines, kale, beets, parsley, organic coconut oil, and unfiltered apple cider vinegar to give “those extra benefits” to your dog’s diet. It also contains probiotics in a much easier to digest format than products containing cow’s milk. The company also makes shampoo soap bars.
#3- Lead Mate
For those of us who are anti-flexi lead, this new product might just be your new best friend (just don’t tell the dog!). Personally, I think this is a great addition to your long-line…you just might escape without rope burns! Lead Mate was invented as an ergonomic and safe alternative to wrapping the dog leash around your wrist or using a retractable lead. It is a simple, novel device that attaches to your existing leash and provides a second, easy to grip, safe point of contact when closer control of your dog is required. It’s been tested to support over 350 pounds without slipping.
- Proudly made in North America
- Product and packaging from 100% recycled materials
- Donating 10% of profits to ‘no kill’ dog shelters and rescues
- At 35 grams it’s super light so won’t swing around annoyingly
#4 – Wellness PetMats
There are a lot of pet mats out there…in almost every type of material, color, size and shape. But these are different. These are made in the USA by Wellness Petmats, the leader in anti-fatigue mat technology. They are specifically designed to be a “therapeutic comfort” to your pet as well as being easy to clean, anti-skid, and rip, tear and chew resistant. Unlike other mats:
- Evenly distributes weight for joint support
- Contours to the body
- Prevents pressure sores
- Cushioned firm surface to aid in sure-footing to prevent tripping
#5 – SmartLink Waterer & Feeder
OurPet’s is upping the game when it comes to intelligent or “smart” feeders with their new waterer and feeder. Available August 2016.
- Uses BlueTooth technology to detect when your pet is near the water bowl to dispense fresh, filtered water
- Allows you to monitor and relay your pet’s water consumption habits to ensure the optimum health and well-being of your pet
- Listens to your pet to provide water whenever your pet needs it
- Worry-free solution for providing water to your pet
- BlueTooth™ technology controls the lid mechanism, ensuring pets are only eating when and from where they are supposed to
- Allows you to monitor and relay your pet’s food consumption habits to ensure the optimum health and well-being of your pet
- Listens to your pet to provide food whenever your pet needs it
- Provides convenient, consistent and worry-free pet feeding
#6 – Royal Animals Candi Toys
Every dog will become a happy puppy no matter what their age when their curiosity is sparked by the new classic candy-inspired toys from Royal Animals. Colorful and safe the new Candi Toys come in three variations: The 8 inch flexible Soft Pretzel, the Jaw Breaker featuring a 2.5 inch ball squeaker, and the 14 inch Taffy Roll with a 5 inch long squeaker inside. These woven toys are made for chewing.
#7 – Soos Dead Sea Grooming Products
These are the first pet grooming products made with the amazing benefits of Dead Sea minerals and made with at least 97 percent natural ingredients like essential oils, vitamins and over 71 different plant extracts. The ingredients used are sourced from the Dead Sea and are made with 12 essential vitamins that cannot be found anywhere else in the world. Each product is specially crafted to pamper pets while treating their specifc needs, including: chronic pain, wounds, hot spots, damaged paws, skin conditions, acne, itching, allergies, shedding, bald spots, yeast, and more. Additionally, they have products for puppies and kittens, a classic shampoo and quick ways to freshen up in between trips to the groomer.
#8 – Portable Petyard
Summer is coming and that means outings! This Portable Petyard from Gen7Pets is great to give your little dog some freedom while keeping them safe. Have a puppy you want to expose to new things but hasn’t had all his vaccines yet? This is a safe way to do that since it keeps your pup off the ground. It’s also good for dogs with injuries that need to get some fresh air but can’t run around.
#9 – Dentaball
Many dogs like to chew on tennis balls, so why not freshen their breath while they do it? These new tennis balls by SmartPlayUSA do exactly that! They come in peppermint, spearmint, cinnamon and wintergreen flavors. The mint flavor is in a capsule and is not released until your dog bites down. While it’s been shown that chewing on a tennis ball for long periods of time can be bad for your dog’s teeth, these are pretty cool for a once-in-a-while “treat.”
#10 – Life Supplements
These new supplements by Tropiclean are made from sustainably caught Pollock and Salmon, so they are full of antioxidants and Omegas that your dog needs to stay healthy. They have four formulas: Skin & Coat, Multivitamin, Probiotic, and Immunity. It’s also easy to give, just one pump on their food for every 10 pounds of weight. Made in the USA.
#11 – Outta my box
This new product form NaturVet is for multi-species households where your dog may be getting into the kitty’s litter box. Simply give their oral chews to both canine and feline to deter your dog from wanting to snack on kitty’s waste. How does it work? According to the company:
- Our veterinarian formulated and patent pending ProBioStrive contains natural active ingredients to provide a dual action process.
- For Dogs: provides key ingredients to help your dog lose the cravings for cat stools while helping to maintain optimal GI balance.
- For Cats: helps reduce the stool odors making the feces in the litter box less desirable to dogs.
- For use in dogs and cats over the age of 12 weeks.
- Must be given to both dog and cat.
#12 – Did You Feed The Dog
This simple product is such a great solution to a common problem! It’s amazing it took so long for someone to make something like this! DYFTD mounts anywhere and reduces the need for anyone to ask the question ever again! The unit is constructed of high impact ABS plastic with a stylish brushed-metal appearance (black back & sides). Move one of the sliders for each day when you feed the dog (A.M. or P.M.), and slide them all back at the beginning of the week.
#13 – Sun Shield Tee
Made in the USA by Gold Paw Series, The Sun Shield Tee is a lightweight garment for dogs that blocks 98 percent of the sun’s UV rays. It also prevents doggy odor thanks to its antimicrobial treated fabric. Whether worn indoors or out, it’s great for allergies, wound care, and topical medication coverage. Available in new Pistachio Heather, Grey Heather, Ocean Heather, and Violet Heather colors.
#14 – Reliq
Healthy skin and a beautiful coat is this company’s number one priority. Combining a special ancient mineral found in volcanic regions with modern nanotechnology enables these eco-friendly products to be extremely effective and promote a fresh smelling coat. Their new Botanical Fragrance Mists for dogs (and cats!) are alcohol free and infused with natural extracts and vitamins that actually help nourish the skin and coat.