Lots of pet owners buy their pets holiday gifts. I have to admit, I'm one of them. I not only buy pet gifts for my pets but also for my parent's dog, my friend's cats, etc. What can I say? What makes it more difficult is that there are literally hundreds of pet products to choose from.
When I go shopping, as a veterinarian I have a different perspective. I've seen hundreds of pet products, no...probably thousands. I've seen broken and destroyed toys and other products. I've surgically removed parts of toys and different items from the bellies of dogs and cats. So...it is not uncommon for me to look at pet products and think....if I was going to design this, I would have done this or that differently to come up with what I believe would be the ideal pet product.
When my clients ask me what types of toys or products that I like, I list qualities such as that they are high quality, safe (can't be eaten or chewed), fun for your pet, they work with what your pet likes (for example a fetch toy will only work with pets that like to fetch) and durable.
It is hard to often find all of these qualities in one product and especially with one manufacturer. However, this season, I think I have. A company called Bamboo has created a line of pet products that are very good. They are the type of products that I would have designed (had they asked).
Let me give you a list of my favorite products:
Mud Magnet (Microfiber Glove)
This product is a glove used to clean wet, snowy or muddy paws. This is a great microfiber glove traps six times its weight in dirt and water to make quick work of drying wet feet after a walk. The glove dries quickly with a convenient elastic band that slips over a doorknob to dry. $9.99
Quick Control Collar
This Quick Control collar and leash product line comes in a variety of stylish colors including red, orange, pink, blue and black. The collar comes with a built-in leash, which will come in handy with all the visitors stopping by wishing holiday cheer. The leash comes with a built-in seat belt buckle, which provides safe travels over the river and through the woods! Collar - $18.00 – 19.99, Leash - $19.99 – 24.99.
Bamboo De-shedding Combs
The Dog and Cat De-shedding comb removes loose, dead hair from the top coat and undercoat quickly and easily with a high quality metal blade. The grip is padded for comfort, and the combs are in a convenient size suitable for large or tight grooming areas as well as for multiple pets. MSRP $13.99.
DogFisher Rod n' Reel
The DogFisher is a fishing rods and reel toy equipped with the rubber bone that lures for dogs and will entertain dogs for hours! $23.99
CatFisher Rod n' Reel
For cats with a little bit of cabin fever, the CatFisher is a fishing rod and reel equipped with catnip filled mice for kitties, giving a nice interactive play time with your kitty. $23.99
Great Kitty Comb
Bamboo's Cat De-shedding combs offers a quick, affordable and easy way to groom your kitty. This de-shedding comb remove loose, dead hair from the top coat and undercoat quickly and easily with a high quality metal blade. The grip is padded for comfort, and the combs are in a convenient size suitable for large or tight grooming areas as well as for multiple pets. $13.99.