Monday, November 29, 2010

Holiday Pets

With over 71 million pet-filled homes in the US, many pet parents will be searching for the perfect pet gift and other items that can keep pets safe and homes fresh this holiday season. I’ve worked with these companies to find best products that will make your pets wag their tails with joy.

For the first time ever, Hartz compiled the Ultimate Pet Gift Guide. The toys are fun and also designed to promote health and wellness benefits. For dogs, the Dura Play Ball is perfect for toss and fetch games, and the texture will keep your dog busy chewing all day long. My favorite is the Tuff Stuff Nose Diver, perfect for a game of tug-of-war. And for the cats, there's Marty Mouse - an oversized, colorful plush mouse that will keep your cat occupied with its jingling bell, fluttering feather tail and catnip. ($3.99-$7.99)

Next, why not give your pet a stocking stuffer that has health benefits too? Although the Hartz Crunch 'n Clean Savory Flavors Dog Biscuits come in three flavors, they are the only dog biscuits with patented DentaShield® - a technology, clinically proven to reduce the formation of tartar. The biscuits contain breath freshening crystals and contain 17 vitamins and minerals to help support overall good pet health. ($3.99)

For many pet owners, winter can be a worrisome. It means stocking up on products that help remove dangerous ice and snow. Morton Safe-T-Pet™, approved by veterinarians, is an ice melt product, made from organic compound, making non-irritating to paws. The salt-free, chloride free formulation is safer to use around pets than regular rock salt. Stock up before the snow falls and the ice forms. ($14.99)

Lastly, the holiday season brings the challenges of entertaining at home. Now, cat owners can confidently welcome guests into their home without worrying about embarrassing litter box odors. ARM & HAMMER® Double Duty Clumping Cat Litter, combines Baking Soda crystals with odor eliminators to destroy urine and feces odors on contact. Double Duty creates rock-solid clumps, allowing cat owners to easily remove the source of odors and to help maintain a clean litter box. In three sizes ($6.99 for a 14 lbs box)

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