Pet Age Staff//June 1, 2020//
Pet Age Staff //June 1, 2020//
SLEEPING IN STYLE
In examining the category of pet beds and furniture, the first thing to understand is that dogs and cats aren’t the only animals that enjoy a safe, comfortable location for resting. Products exist for small animals, birds and herps that seek a cozy location for taking naps.
When it comes to dogs and cats, the two most popular pets, the range of products for beds and furniture is only limited by one’s imagination. The materials and quality of today’s pet beds and furniture are comparable to their human equivalent.
Beds are now specifically designed for dogs or cats that like to stretch out, that like to nestle against a wall or that like to curl into a cozy cave-like space. Beds are even designed for specific ailments, such as orthopedic beds to help soothe a pet’s aching muscles and joints.
An obvious key aspect to drive up demand for a bed is its appearance and how it fits into the interior design of a home. Durability and ease of cleaning are two other important factors that consumers consider when seeking a bed for their dog or cat.
Cat trees are a specific item that delivers multiple benefits for a cat and its owner. In addition to providing the pet with a feeling of security as a sanctuary high above its surroundings, a cat tree promotes the animal’s natural instinct to climb, thus offering a vital form of exercise as it moves up and down the product’s different levels.
Luxury Lounge Bed
These handmade and customizable Lounge Beds are soft to the touch and large in size for guaranteed comfort that will elevate pets’ sleeping experience. High-quality fabrics of various textures and prints are removable with a zipper so that owners can throw them in the wash whenever necessary.
Zilla Rock Lairs
These naturalistic hideaways provide humidity for your reptiles, as well as a dark den area to feel safe. The large entrance makes it easy for animals to climb in and for fresh air to be exchanged and prevent molding. With a mossy appearance, the lair will look natural and can also double as a rough surface for animals to rub against and remove sloughing skin.
ZenCrate by PNP Robotics
Made in the USA, the ZenCrate dog den is used as a tool to reduce anxiety caused by separation, loud noises and storm phobia. The den is sound insulated and has orthopedic memory foam, a motion-activated fan for improved ventilation, motion-activated music with a curated anti-anxiety playlist and a battery backup to prevent power outages.
Walking Palm Pet Caves
These cozy hideaways provide a comfortable sleeping and playing burrow for pets of all sizes. Your furry friend will love the smell and feel of the all-natural, hand-felted New Zealand wool! Choose from our wide selection of fun colors, including two new colors, to complement your home décor.
Ready to Assemble Cat Furniture
Ware’s newest collection of cat furniture features USA Carpet Tough durable carpet in four colors (tan, brown, gray and cream) chosen to best complement most home décor. Available in four structures, RTA furniture offers an easier way to transport the furniture from store to home.
California Dreaming Memory Foam Beds
These beds boast a 100 percent high-density memory foam center cushion covered with a soft yet durable faux suede microfiber fabric and surrounded by three cozy side bolsters generously filled with eco-friendly PlanetFill stuffing. The center cushion is protected by a water-resistant liner, and the bed cover zips off.
PupRug Faux Fur Memory Foam Orthopedic Bed
Covered in ultra-soft faux fur, the PupRug comes in two unique styles and sizes and is filled with premium, long-lasting memory foam that minimizes joint pain and improves a pet’s health and mobility. It’s designed with a faux fur and area rug style, allowing it to look natural as part of a home.
Primetime Petz Lounge
The Primetime Petz Lounge offers a spacious, raised lounging surface, perfect for small dogs. A reversible fabric hammock attaches to the sturdy wood frame, creating a suspended bed that molds to your pet’s body shape. It’s easy to assemble and easy to keep clean with a sleek, modern look.
Hot & Cold Pet Bed
This dog bed provides cooling relief and soothing warmth. Time-tested gel packs can be cooled in the freezer or warmed in the microwave. Each bed is constructed using a tough, 1000 denier Cordura Nylon outer fabric, and the inside is made using a 10-ounce fiberfill batting. The corners and pockets are protected using a 40-ounce truck tarp material.
Pup IQ Luxe Pup Dog Beds
Pup IQ specializes in making smart pet products for smart pet parents. Differentiate your store with the unrivaled quality of Luxe Pup dog collections. These feature-rich beds are made in the USA by master craftsmen. With features like AdaptaLoft premium fill and Kevlar Smart thread, Luxe Pup beds are not only great-looking but also extremely durable.
QuietTime Couture Pet Beds
QuietTime Couture Pet Beds offer the perfect blend of sophistication and comfort. They come in a variety of rich colors and patterns in multiple styles, from nesting beds and sofas to luxurious mattresses and crate pads. These machine-washable beds feature hidden zippers, quality stitching and super-soft fabrics.
Puppy Hugger Cloud 9 Deluxe
Delighting pets and owners alike with a nod to comfort and style, Puppy Hugger’s Cloud 9 Deluxe bed stands out from the crowd. Fully reversible, its unique two-beds-in-one feature allows you to pick from our 100-plus soft-as-cashmere fabrics and color combos to complement your décor. Handmade in Connecticut, it’s guaranteed to last and promises many years of snuggling.
eluxury Orthopedic Dog Bed
Allow your dog to feel calm and relaxed on eluxury’s thick soft/firm reversible comfort natural latex Orthopedic Dog Bed. These comfy dog beds are made for pets of all shapes and sizes. They are designed with calm neutral colors to match any décor. They feature two layers of memory foam: a top layer of gel memory foam and a bottom layer of supportive base foam.
National Park Collection by Carolina Pet
We want our pets to have the best, so it was only natural that Pendleton quality has been translated to pet products. Carolina Pet presents its Pendleton Pet National Park Collection. As the exclusive licensee for Pendleton Pet, Carolina Pet is exploring innovative twists and ideas that incorporate the Pendleton iconic designs into a pet product line.
Puff Cuddler Dog Bed Line
The Puff Cuddler is designed for support and comfort, featuring an orthopedic center foam pillow and a plush overstuffed surrounding bolster. Of the Luca for Dogs fabrics, this material is the softest and most lavish. Not only beautiful and luxurious, the fabric washes beautifully. The neutral color palette is offered in Rose Plush, Midnight Plush and Light Gray Plush.
Ruffwear Mt. Bachelor Pad
Dogs can have a sense of home in different environments with the portable, low-profile Mt. Bachelor Pad. The easy-to-clean bed rolls up and secures with an integrated strap, and its nonslip waterproof base creates a moisture barrier. Available in medium and large.
Trailhead Dog Bed
This two-in-one dog bed is built to meet the needs of adventure-loving companions. The Trailhead Dog Bed features a home base and a removable travel pad. A high-density foam core delivers comfort and support while the rugged, waterproof bottom prevents wet ground from seeping through. Made with easy-to-clean materials.
Cat Scratcher Lounge
If cats are old pros at anything, it is rest and relaxation. The Cat Scratcher Lounge by Pet Fusion gives cats their own curvy scratching surface to let them exercise their natural instinct and a comfy space to take an afternoon siesta. It’s made of recycled cardboard and nontoxic cornstarch glue, and it is specially designed for safe and easy scratching.
Modern Cat Furniture
Prevue Pet Product’s line of cat furniture features a variety of sleek and modern furniture designs. Prevue has carefully selected fabrics and colors that easily incorporate into home décor and appeal to the modern cat parent. The product’s Knock-Down design makes for easier store display and reduces shipping costs, product damage and waste.
The MyLap Pet Bed
The MyLap Pet Bed is shaped just like a lap, which allows owners to use any pair of soft pants as the bed cover. This adds the owner’s scent to the bed while providing the beloved pet with the comforting shape of their lap to keep them calm and decrease separation anxiety.
Denim and Shearling Cuddler Dog Bed
The rectangular shape offers space to stretch out, while the plush, polyester-filled bolsters on four sides offer an all-around sense of safety and security. Senior dogs and puppies will love the scooped front that allows easy on/off. The ComfortFill-Eco filling is made from 100 percent recycled plastic bottles. Cover removes for machine washing.
Club Nine Luxury Pet Furnishings
Club Nine’s luxury beds are designed to provide the highest level of comfort for a pet while complementing the furnishing style of a home. With collections that range from Traditional and Mid-Century Modern to Metro and Soho, these furniture designs are made of premium yet durable pet-friendly fabrics that offer a value unsurpassed within the industry.
Feline Château Cat House
Feline Château Cat House is the perfect place for feline friends to roam around like royalty. Made of compressed, recycled cardboard that is strong enough to accommodate several cats, it also includes multiple scratchboards inside! As if that’s not “paw-sitively” amazing, did we mention it’s non-toxic and easy to build? Furry friends will be “puuuuring” with satisfaction!
This cozy pet teepee is the ultimate modern oasis for your pet, whether it’s to play or curl up for a nap. Featuring a sustainable construction, the Choco Tent has a chic wood frame and board with circular front opening and removable Top side-Waterproof fabric interior cushion for comfort. It is available in three colors: gray, soft pink and natural beige.
Kuranda Beds are the best beds for professional use. They are easy to clean and guaranteed chew proof for one full year. The elevated design evenly distributes the dog’s weight to eliminate pressure points that cause joint pain. Discounts available to pet professionals. Manufactured and shipped from Maryland.
Jax & Bones Fall Bed Collections
The versatile, stylish Achromatic collection is easy to layer and fit in any home. The Classic collection reflects time-honored style in stripes, plaid, denim and stonewash. The expressive modern fabric in the Elevated Boho collection contains earthy tones, blue hues and patterns. Luxurious textures define the Elite collection.
Calypso Cat Scratcher
Super-strong poly rattan weaved around an eye-catching design, the Calypso Everlasting Cat Scratcher makes a great cat scratching post as well as a beautiful floor accent piece. Made of durable poly rattan wrapped around wire frame, it is built to last. Its weighted bottom resists tipping, and it is tall enough for large cats to stretch and scratch.
ANXIETY AND COMPANION ANIMALS
It’s a new world for pets as their owners have been working remotely in compliance with state stay-at-home orders. Eventually, however, those restrictions will be lifted, and pets must face the change as their owners return to their pre-quarantine routine of leaving home to return to work.
This will open up the possibility of stress and anxiety, which affects each pet differently. Prior to the pandemic, separation anxiety was estimated to affect approximately 20 to 40 percent of dogs, according to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign College of Veterinary Medicine. If left untreated, it can lead to behavioral and other health issues.
Signs of anxiety can include destructive behavior, self-harm, inappropriate elimination and reluctance to eat. It’s important that the pet be examined by a veterinarian to check that the anxiety is not a sign of a medical disease. In addition to interactive toys as a form of distraction, there are a variety of calming aids in the forms of sprays, gels, oils and treats that have been proven effective.
Nature’s Comfort ZEN Line
Earth Animal Nature’s Comfort ZEN with proprietary UPTAKE Technology fast-acting comfort is here! ZEN-PEN and ZEN-TABS, made with full-spectrum hemp with naturally occurring CBD, offer dogs and cats fast-acting, long-lasting comfort and relief. UPTAKE Technology helps the active elements of the CBD permeate barriers and enter the bloodstream quickly and safely. UPTAKE won’t let you down.
Honest Paws CBD products are made with 100 percent pure, full-spectrum CBD oil and contain only the best non-GMO, THC-free, all-natural ingredients. The product line includes Roasted Peanut Butter Calming Bites for travel stress, nervousness and anxious behavior.
ThunderEase Calming Pheromones will help dogs feel safer and less stressed, totally drug-free. Tested to be over 90 percent effective for reducing anxiety and unwanted behavior, ThunderEase mimics natural pet pheromones for calmer pets. Owners should plug ThunderEase Calming Diffuser in the room their dog uses the most and watch the difference in behavior. They can use the spray at home or on the go, or try ThunderEase collar for continuous calm.
NaturVet Quiet Moments
NaturVet offers Hemp Quiet Moments Calming Drops with Hemp Oil for dogs and cats. Veterinarian-formulated with a unique blend of Thiamine, L-tryptophan, chamomile, ginger, valerian, lavender and hemp seed oil to help reduce stress and tension while promoting rest and relaxation. Great for storms, fireworks, travel and grooming.
Therabis Calming Chews
Calming Chews by Therabis uses naturally occurring CBD at the core of its foundation to reduce anxiety and help dogs and cats keep their cool. It’s perfect for dogs and cats that are bothered by loud noises such as fireworks and thunder. The powerful combination of whole-plant cannabinoids and added vitamins, minerals and nutrients will keeps dogs and cats at their social and emotional best for happier, healthier companions.
True Leaf Calming Support Chews
True Leaf’s CBD-enhanced functional chews use non-GMO, pesticide-free, broad-spectrum hemp leaf with naturally occurring CBD, in addition to the unique combination of plant-based active ingredients in the brand’s original hemp seed-based pet supplement line. These ingredients, including L-theanine, lemon balm and chamomile extracts, work together to maintain calmness.
A common myth surrounding pet waste involves the belief that dog or cat waste are natural fertilizers that can benefit a lawn, garden or flower bed. That theory is far from accurate. The truth of the matter is that waste management and cleaning products are important parts of responsible pet ownership.
Poop bags, litter boxes and their appropriate accessories are essential purchases for consumers who own dogs and cats. And those who keep other companion pets, including birds, reptiles and small animals, are also on the constant search for effective hard goods to help them keep their pet’s environment a healthy one for their companion animal.
When it comes to cleaning and neutralizing products for urine, stain and odors, natural ingredients in this category continue to be in demand from consumers. No longer a niche item, natural cleaning products are trending toward the mainstream.
The Tailgate Dumpster
Provides a clean and convenient solution for disposing dog waste bags. The silicone holder attaches to the back of a vehicle with strong magnets and allows owners to store dogs’ waste on the exterior of the car rather than in the car or hanging it from the rear wiper blade. Once home, the holder detaches easily so owners can dispose of the mess.
The dooloop simply is the easiest, hands-free way to carry dog waste. Attached to your leash, it takes only one hand to loop bags on, putting distance between you and the poo. Manufactured in Maine, the dooloop is made of compostable plastic, using zero-waste packaging. It’s easy for dog owners and easy on the planet. It’s a drag holding the bag, use a dooloop!
Dog Rocks are 100 percent natural rocks found exclusively in an Australian quarry. They are proven to work continuously to filter out the impurities responsible for excess nitrate concentrations in canine urine, which is the cause of lawn burn. The newest bag size contains 600 grams (1.32 pounds) of rocks.
Skout’s Honor Cleaning Products
Skunk Odor Eliminator breaks down and destroys skunk spray and odor molecules on contact in animals, carpets, upholstery and other contaminated surfaces; Laundry Booste is an extra-strength solution that removes stains and odors from pet bedding, clothing, upholstery and other porous materials when added to laundry cycles; and Urine Destroyer Carpet Pad Penetrator breaks down urine stains and odors below the surface on rugs, carpets, upholstery and other water-safe surfaces.
Biokleen Bac-Out Pet Line
Biokleen has a new line of cleaning products. The Back-Out Pet line includes Biokleen Bac-Out Pet Stain & Odor Remover, specially formulated to use on deep carpet stains and used as a soak for stubborn odors; Biokleen Bac-Out Pet Stain & Odor Remover with Foamer, uses the same formulation as the Bac-Out Pet Stain & Odor Remover, and it comes with a foaming sprayer to remove surface-level stains; and Biokleen Bac-Out Pet – Pet Bed & Fabric Refresher, the enzyme formula works to eliminate smells on pet beds, couches and other fabric surfaces pets like to lay on.
The Stash Bag pickup bag dispenser and storage system includes an Earth Rated pickup bag cartridge with 15 bags. It features one interior stretch-mesh pocket to quickly grab items, a side release buckle and a hook-and-loop stabling strap. It can be used hand-held or waist-worn.
Metro Wipes by Metro Paws
Metro Wipes are paraben and alcohol free. Such detoxifying and natural ingredients are safe for pets to use wherever you see fit, whether it’s their tushie, paws, ears and nose. Metro Wipes are thicker, larger and softer than any other wipes on the market. And Metro Paws does not test on animals. Available in Charcoal Peppermint Scented and Natural Unscented.
An innovative litter that combines health-monitoring technology with eco-friendly, low-dust crystal litter. By reacting with a cat’s urine, it changes color to detect health issues early on. It ranges from green to blue to red—depending on the severity of the illness. Unlike clumping litter, it absorbs and then eliminates moisture so there’s no need for constant replenishing.
WizSmart Dog Pads
WizSmart Super Absorbent Dog Pads are leak-proof and have odor-control and stay-put tabs. Able to hold up to eight cups of fluid, WizSmart pads have lateral barriers and strong sealed edges to ensure there’s no spillover. The pet-friendly design was developed to attract dogs to the pads and is appropriate for male and female dogs as well as puppies.
This powerful odor and stain remover is specifically designed to eliminate odors and stains for cat, kitten, dog and puppy accidents such as urine, vomit and feces. Wee Away’s natural, eco-friendly enzymes and odor-eating bacteria destroy the source of the odors and stains, unlike other products that simply attempt to mask them.
Urinary Tract Health
Tomlyn’s Urinary Tract Health for dogs and cats helps maintain normal urinary tract function and healthy waste elimination. The Urinary Tract Health contains compounds from cranberry extract that help keep bacteria from sticking to the lining of the urinary tract. Spayed female dogs, older cats, overweight cats and male cats, as well as pets that are stressed or those that urinate in the house or outside the litter box, may benefit from daily use of the product.
CatSpot litter is a new cat litter made from 100 percent coconut. It is organic, 100 percent dust-free and chemical-free. It is extremely lightweight, soft for cats’ paws and zaps all odors in the litter box. It is 100 percent biodegradable and can be recycled after use in compost or used as a soil amendment in customers’ yards.
Catalyst Cat Litter
Catalyst Pet is a completely sustainable, high-performance cat litter. Engineered from upcycled soft wood that gives a soft texture that cats prefer, Catalyst provides superior odor control, unrivaled cat acceptance and strong clumping ability for easy scooping. It is 99 percent dust-free and has very low tracking. Catalyst is also lightweight. One pound of Catalyst does the work of three pounds of clumping clay. Catalyst is available in a variety of formulas, including Healthy Cat, Multi Cat and Unscented.
Dr. Elsey’s Cat Litter
Dr. Elsey’s offers a variety of cat litter options, including Cat Attract, for felines that will not use the litter box; Senior, which helps prevent kidney failure and urinary tract infection in older cats; Kitten Attract, a training litter for young felines; and R&R Respiratory Relief, which helps control respiratory disease.
ScoopFree Ultra Top-Entry Self-Cleaning Litter Box
This litter box features a top-entry hood with a large, grated surface to reduce litter tracking. The litter box self-cleans for weeks and uses crystal litter and disposable litter trays for unbeatable odor control and convenience. It also features a digital health counter and adjustable rake timer.
ökocat is the next generation of plant-based cat litter, leaving old-school clay and chemicals in the dust. Made from sustainably sourced, responsibly rescued natural wood fiber with no scents, no harmful chemicals, no toxic dyes and no GMOs. The fresh new box design is a standout and highlights ökocat as “a healthier clean.”