New Tricks for Great Pet Care

By Thursday, July 30, 2015

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. However, all opinions and anecdotes are my own, and I never promote any products or brands I don’t believe in.

Ahhh summer….the smell of fresh cut grass, the hum of mosquitoes, and long dog walks with multiple poo-poo picking-uppings.

Wait, what? Yep, relishing the outdoors in summertime comes with pesky small (and sometimes large, wink wink) challenges, in the form of winged vampires and situations ripe with “…I should have brought two bags”.

You may not be able to see the itchy, red bumps through your dog’s fur, but bugs and mosquitoes think your dog is a grade-A feast, and they must be stopped. Luckily you can tackle these bitty, stinky nuisances with some stylish and effective tools that Chilly and I picked up at the amazing SuperZoo pet show in Vegas last week.

Today’s Daytime episode takes on hungry pests & the soiling surprises of your otherwise pleasant dog walks, check them out below!

Insect Shield for Pets

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This is a great example of awesome people tech finally customized for your pet. Insect Shield provides bug protection from fleas, ticks, and mosquitoes, built right into the garments and bonded to the fabric fibers. Space age, right? Actually, the military, international relief programs, and even infant and toddler clothing have been using this fabric technology since 2003!

Insect Shield for Pets-Dog bedFurbulous features:

  • DEET free!
  • In the fabric, not on your skin.
  • Beds, blankets, cots, exercise pens, cargo lines, tees, hoodies, bandanas, gaiters

Go to Insect Shield for Pets’ website and use the store locator for a retailer near you.


Bags on Board

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Bags on BoardYou did it again, thought one bag would be enough, and it wasn’t. You need backup. Bags on board are one of my favorite solutions. They clip right on to Chilly’s leash, have fun designs, and are deeper than regular bags. You know what that means? It means “wiggle room” to make sure you keep your dog’s chosen piece of earth nice and clean, and more importantly your hand (or beautiful summer nail job) stays that way too!

They also have a biodegradable earth-friendly choice, Green Pups, made of all natural material from the paper making industry.

Furbulous features:

  • Tie handles to keep things all wrapped up.
  • Lightweight & stylish bone dispensers (with hands free bag holder)
  • GREEN PUPS eco line breaks down faster than plastic in landfills.

You can find GREEN PUPS soon at independent pet stores and online. All other Bags on Board products available at Petco and Amazon.

Depending on where you live, your summertime may be too short, but bugs and the unwanted task of cleaning up your dog’s biz shouldn’t stop you from having the absolute sweetest outdoor time with your pet possible.

Hope you like these products we found and shared on Daytime, happy wagging!