10 Crazy things you can buy for your dogs and other pets

Being a good pet owner these days, involves much more than providing food and a warm place to sleep.  Today, there are a myriad of products we can purchase to show our love and devotion to your pet, from adorable outfits, festive costumes, specialized strollers and car seats, climate controlled cat and dog houses, High-Tec toys, Sephora-worthy beauty and grooming supplies and much more.

As pet owners, we want our dogs, cats and other pets to look good, be happy and be the best looking, smartest, best behaved pets in the world and there is no end to the items we buy for them to help them achieve that. Some of these items are crazy and some lifesaving, you decide.

Beauty & Health care items are big in the pet world, like the Ultimate Trail Boot hiking shoes for dogs, Soft Claws Nail Caps for Cats which are available in various colors, Nutri-Vet Enzymatic Dog Toothpaste, TropiClean Fresh Breath Clean Teeth Gel for Cats or Breeze Horse Covers, which are  a light day sheet designed to ease the stress of your horse caused by insects and heat in the summer.

If your pet can’t stand being away from you while at work or away from home, we suggest The PetCube,  a two-way camera with a built-in microphone and speakers that let you check in with your dog or cat anywhere, anytime.


If you are concerned about your pet being bored when left alone, check out the Shuffle Bone Dog Puzzle where you hide dog food under the sliders for a quick game of “Where’s the snack?



Treat-dispenser toys are perfect for keeping  your dog or cat busy and stimulated. The StarMark Bob-A-Lot Interactive Dog Toy exercises and feeds your pet  at the same time. Adjustable openings at the top and bottom accommodate most types of pet food and allow you to regulate the difficulty level.

If you are looking for an interactive toy that does not involve treats, the Tether Tug Dog is a  great interactive tug toy that lets your dog play tug-of-war by him or herself.

For some serious exercise, try the  iFetch Too Interactive Ball Thrower  which is an automatic ball launcher that throws the ball at three distances (10, 25, and 40 feet). Dogs can drop the ball back into the top and keep the game going until they run out of steam.

Keep in mind, a free and effective way to bond, exercise and keep your dog stimulated is a good old-fashioned walk. All you need is a leash for your pet and sunglasses for you. Always wear sunglasses when you go outside to keep your eyes protected. If you wear eyeglasses, wear Solar Shield ‘fitsover’ sunglasses right over your glasses. www.solarshield.com   Get 30% off code: BLOG30