Products for Pets for 2006 — in the GearTrends® Product Zone
The growth in the pet category continues to rage like an out-of-control wildfire…and not just in the U.S. Expect to see more accessories designed to appeal to humans who love to anthropomorphize their four-legged friends. Also, expect more products that will help dog owners better organize the time they spend outdoors, in the car, and at home with their pets.
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Products for Fido
The growth in the pet category continues to rage like an out-of-control wildfireâ€¦and not just in the U.S. Ruff Wear was at Friedrichshafen OutDoor this year looking to establish the company’s presence in Europe in a much more significant manner.
Expect to see more accessories designed to appeal to humans who love to anthropomorphize their four-legged friends. Also, expect more products that will help dog owners better organize the time they spend outdoors, in the car, and at home with their pets.
Bags and such
Park Sling and Day Bag
OllyDog’s Park Sling and Day Bag carry the gear that dogs and people need for their adventures. Built for quick romps, the Park Sling’s 600 cubic inch capacity carries treats, water, toys, and those all important plastic bags. The larger Day Bag handles the longer trips. Created by renowned pack designer and founder of Overland Equipment, Greg Fritsch, these slings are better than a daypack. The comfortable, ergonomic single strap design provides easy swing-around access to the large main compartment (dog’s stuff), smaller organizer pocket (your stuff), and exterior stretch mesh pocket (drooled on stuff). Each bag features a front strap-mounted pocket with a pick-up bag dispenser and a carabiner-style leash holder that frees your hands for quick tasks.Â â€“ www.ollydog.com
MSRP — $60 (Park Sling), $70 (Day Bag).
W.A.G. Bag (Water And Gear)
Ruff Wear’s W.A.G. Bag is designed to easily transport food, water, leashes, treats and toys for your four-legged friends. The bag features a wide mouth opening for easy access to contents inside. The highlight of the W.A.G. Bagâ„¢ is the 4-liter hydration system that can be dispensed through a side spigot. With numerous storage pockets, there is room for human necessities too.
www.ruffwear.com or call 888-783-3932
Cleaners and sprays
Olly’s Odor Out
Whether they roll in it or get sprayed with it, Olly’s Odor Out gets rid of the smells your dog loves and you hate-even skunk. Composed of an earth-friendly all natural enzyme and microbe formula, Olly’s Odor Out is safe for your dog, your stuff, and the environment. Incredibly concentrated, an eight ounce bottle makes up to 80 gallons of effective solution. Besides the dog, Odor Out works on car upholstery, carpets, furniture, clothes-anything that traps that dog smell. Not a shampoo or a perfume, Odor Out works simply: mix a small amount with water, apply it to the offending odor, and let air dry. The water activates the microbes that literally eat the odor away. It’s field proven-as one user said, “If it can get the stink out of Buster, it can get the stink out of anything.” â€“ www.ollydog.com
MSRP — $9.95 for an 8 oz. bottle.