When it comes to grooming products for my dogs (and for myself), I like the idea of keeping things as simple and natural as possible (although, of course we have the $30 bottle of special medicated soap from the vet from when somedog decided to get a crazy skin rash issue). Prunella’s dog soap, which is handmade/handmilled in Portland, Oregon, contains all-natural, vegan ingredients, making it super safe and certainly dog-friendly.
This package design for the Oh My Dog! hair care line is nothing short of spectacular. The only disappointing part about it is that it’s not an actual hair care line for dogs! Bummed? Yeah, I was too. But I still appreciate the enchanting work of Martha Robertson and Alfonso Sotelo, who designed this packaging during a workshop at ELISAVA in Barcelona. Martha and Alfonso imagined dog washing as an “adventure” of running, splashing, biting, and a whole host of other things dogs to to avoid baths. They decided they wanted to add a bit of humor and fun to the process by designing this charming packaging in which dogs interact and play with the logo. I think it’s brilliant and well-done. If only all companies put this much thought into creating beautiful packaging!
The Doggie Barrel is a new pet waste bag holder designed by Joel Yatscoff for Umbra. It attaches to your dog’s collar or leash with a clip and includes one roll of 40 bags.
“I love walking his dog, but I hate carrying around rolls of waste bags. Now my dog can carry his own! With its gently curved shape, raised hoops and embossed Swiss Cross, Doggie Barrel parodies the wooden brandy barrels associated with the famous St. Bernard dog! The loops on the back of the barrel easily attached to a dog’s collar or clip to the leash,” Joel says of his design.
It’s available for purchase in either red or gray on umbra.com.
Hey! An entire year has passed… how did that happen? Since this is the first full year of Dog Milk, let’s take a look back at the best posts of 2011 — from dog house planters to our exclusive interview with the world’s cutest dog.
Modern Shed Meets Modern Dog House
David van Alphen’s modern shed sprouted a mini-me: a modern dog house for his modern pooch.
We rounded up 10 super-stylish gifts for your hip hound this holiday season. Read it over on TheFW.
Founded in New York City by a former L’Oreal executive and two freelance creative directors; Ragazzi Life is a new brand of dog shampoos, dog conditioners, and grooming products. Manufactured here in the USA using plant-based biodegradable ingredients, Ragazzi Life products are vet-tested and dog approved. If Lulu wasn’t allergic to everything including water (joke), I’d definitely try these out. Also available is a line of dog leashes, collars, and hand made dog bowls. Check it out.
No yard? No problem!
Instead of a wee-wee pad, why not give your dog the experience of real grass? Fresh Patch is a disposable dog potty that is a 16″ x 24″ plot of grass that gets delivered to your doorstep every week. You use it like a regular wee-wee pad except that it’s actual grass, so your dog is instantly attracted to it.
The grass is hydroponically grown, so there’s not dirt or mess. One Fresh Patch unit is the right size for a dog weighing up to 25 pounds, but you can connect multiples if you have a larger dog. This is a great solution for older dogs, too who have frequent accidents.