Having spent the past weekend with my parent’s pack of senior chihuahuas, I have suddenly become very aware of the specific needs of aging dogs. Particularly after observing the smallest of their four chihuahuas, Tony Montana (who I now refer to as “Nearly-Toothless Tony), oh-so slowly chewing away at his dinner. The very next day I went down to the local Petsmart where I discovered Kong for Senior Dogs. Gentle yet durable, Senior Kong is perfect for aging dogs. Also available are Kong Stuff’n Senior Snacks to place inside your Kong and, if you happen to have a “Toothless Tony” of your own, Kong Stuff’n Senior Treat Paste.
Peanut toys, that is!
These cute rubber peanut dog toys from Ruff Dawg are durable with a roasted peanut smell that will keep your dog entertained for hours (or at least minutes so you can get something done!) Buy them at Fetch Dog.
Welcome back! I hope that you and your pup enjoyed your holidays and had a safe, festive Happy New Year!
Double Rice is a Hong Kong-based pet company who has just released two new toys inspired by Chinese history and culture.
Beards are in! Moody Pet has released the latest addition to their family of ridiculous toys. Joining the Humunga Stache and Humunga Tongue is the Humunga Stache and Beard — with fangs.
Recently, I had a conversation with a friend who mentioned she didn’t like to shop at certain pet boutiques because of the high prices and snooty retailers. She mentioned that, while she is incredibly attracted to the beautiful merchandise, she is often intimidated by the atmosphere. Personally, you can’t drag me out of a pet boutique, but I completely understand the issue this friend of mine was having. It’s a critique I’ve often heard from others. After this conversation I was inspired to dig around the web to see if I could find merchandise that had the “boutique look” without the intimidation factor. I was beyond surprised to find a collection of great items from an unexpected source, Bed Bath and Beyond!
Clockwise, from top left: Animal Planet Portable Pet Kennel, Skinneez Stuffing-Free Dog Toys, Pet Can Cover, Pooch Treat Bomb Pet Toy, “Woof!” Bone Square Placemat, Pet Supply Organizer
The Wooferang is a boomerang-shaped dog toy that resembles two conjoined bones, distributed by Fred and designed by Atypyk. The catch here is that this boomerang only comes back to you if you have a retriever. If you have a Lulu, this boomerang has a one-way ticket.
New at Fetchdog, these chew toys look like they might go the distance with Beans and Lulu. The Chew Bouncy-Ball, Chew-Rang and Chew-Bouncy Bone are made of Zogoflex®, which is supposed to be a tough, buoyant, pliable, and recyclable material that is nontoxic and FDA compliant.