Celebrating Pets: Peeves & Pleasures

Here are 10 cool products featured at this year’s Global Pet Expo in Orlando that are perfect ways to reward your faithful companions, as well as address a few—ahem—behavior issues.


  1. Think Fitbit for dogs. If you’re looking for a way to monitor your dog’s behavior and activity levels, Animo may be the solution. It easily attaches to your canine’s collar to track sleep, activity, calories burned, barking, scratching and shaking. $90, amazon.com and surepetcare.com
  2. Way better than a spit bath. The 50-count all-natural Jax & Cali Paw and Body Wipes remove dirt, allergens, bacteria and potential carcinogens from your pet’s paws after a trip outside. Free of harmful chemicals, the hypoallergenic wipes also nourish and protect with Vitamins B3 and E. $26.99, jaxandcali.com
  3. Get four legs up on behavior management. Many dog owners are anxious to table bad behaviors, including jumping, barking and begging. Blue-9’s KLIMB Training System lets you do just that. The adjustable-height, easy-to-store training table helps dogs learn to focus and resist distractions. $159.99, blue-9.com
  4. Rewards at the ready. Forget about digging deep into your pocket to find a training treat for your dog. The Inspire Dog Training Treat Pouch provides an easy-access catch-all for treats, your cellphone and keys when you go out for a walk, a run or a trip to the park. The pouch closes automatically after use. $29.95, blue9.com
  5. No more grumpy cat. Through the release of calming pheromones, the Comfort Zone Calming Collar helps your cat find her zen in any situation, including during car rides and vet visits. $24.84 for a two-pack at amazon.com; $14.44 for a single pack at chewy.com and petco.com
  6. Listen to hiss. Dog owners looking for a positive, humane way to correct excessive jumping and barking can try The Company of Animals Pet Corrector, which emits a hissing sound to interrupt negative behaviors. $11.99, amazon.com and companyofanimals.us
  7. Litter that’s good for the environment. Cat litter doesn’t have to perform badly (and smell worse) to be good for the environment. Petfive’s Sustainably Yours Natural Cat Litter is biodegradable, controls odors, clumps easily and is practically dust-free. Its white color allows you to see changes in your cat’s urine. $24.99, jacksongalaxy.com and amazon.com
  8. Locked and loaded with style. The easy-to-use Goldpaw Hybrid Step-In Harness discourages pulling without choking your pet or putting strain on your hands. Plus it’s available in a variety of colors and styles to help your furry fashionista look his best. From $47, goldpawseries.com
  9. Protecting feet from the heat. Protect your pooch’s paws from scorching summer sidewalks with Protex Pawz rubber dog boots. The waterproof, reusable boots allow dogs to feel the ground beneath their feet while protecting from the elements and will protect your home from germs and mud. From $12, Petco, PetSmart and Pet Supplies Plus
  10. Satisfy your cat’s inner hunter. Cats are predators by nature, and The Hunting Feeder by Doc & Phoebe’s Cat Co. allows them to hunt without dropping songbirds or rodents at your feet. Better still, the feeder helps resolve litter box issues, boredom, weight problems, and scarfing and barfing. $24.95, amazon.com
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