December 19, 2011
DogWatch’s Holiday Gift Guide for Pet Owners
It’s hard to believe the holidays are already upon us, but sure enough, Hannukah starts tomorrow(!) and Christmas is on Sunday. To help you with your last-minute shopping, here’s DogWatch’s gift guide for the pet owner in your life.
For the pet (and pet owner) on the go, Drinkwell’s canteen holds 36 ounces of water, and features a detachable bowl. With the bowl detached and filled, the canteen can double as a food bowl. The canteen’s mouth is large enough to allow you to put ice cubes in it, and the entire apparatus is dishwasher-safe.
Everything you need to make an ornament featuring your pup or kitty’s pawprint. No mixing or mess; the impression is made using lightweight clay that then air dries and hardens into a keepsake ornament.
For those who don’t mind sharing a seat with their pet, but aren’t so keen on the hair and dirt that Fido or Fluffy may leave behind. They come in various sizes, materials, and covers to fit your pet and lifestyle.
A life (and furniture) saver for those with allergies, or just opposed to pet hair all over the place, the FURminator is a grooming tool that reaches a pet’s undercoat (the source of most shedding) and quickly and painlessly removes loose hair, reducing shedding (and hairballs!). And if your pet isn’t afraid of the vacuum cleaner (lucky you!), there’s an attachment for the FURminator that will allow your vacuum cleaner to suction all the hair the tool sheds right into its tank, eliminating cleanup. And check out their new FUR Dry™ garment that uses microfiber to draw water away from your pet’s coat while keeping your pet clean and your furniture dry!
While this bed is advertised for dogs, we’re willing to bet cats will love it as well. The bed contains a thermal layer that reflects your pet’s own body heat, acting as a self-warming heating pad and keeping your pet nice and toasty, and your electric bill nice and low.
For the social media-savvy pup, Puppy Tweets is a gadget that tweets your dog’s activities as he moves, barks, eats, and plays throughout the day. It’s motion-activated, attaches to your dog’s existing collar, and broadcasts the tweets via a USB receiver you connect to your computer. Comes with 500 pre-programmed tweets.
The nights are longer this time of year, which means more walks in the dark with your dog. This leash features a red LED light that extends 18 inches and can be seen by drivers up to 1000 feet away, helping keep you and your dog visible and safe. The weather-resistant light can be set to flashing or continual glow, and has a 100,000 hour battery life. The leash is made or durable nylon webbing suitable for even the largest dogs.
A comprehensive first aid kit suitable for a sporting or working dog that may get injured in the field, but just as good for a dog more content to keep a bit closer to the couch. The kit is housed in a rugged, water-resistant canvas bag and contains a complete first aid manual, plus: 1-800-Help-4-Pet Pamphlet (24 hour lost pet service), hydrogen peroxide, styptic pencil, 2″ flexible cohesive wrap, alcohol prep pads, 4″ x 4″ gauze pads, 3-ply towels, iodine solution, saline solution, stainless steel scissors, surgical scrub brush, 10 cc syringe, hydrocortisone cream, triple antibiotic ointment, 3″ cotton swabs, cotton balls, latex tourniquet, vinyl gloves, pill gun, iodine pads, skin staple gun, 6″ x 9″ cold pack, eye wash, thermometer with case, stainless steel forceps.
Protect your pup’s eyes with these goggles that block UV rays, dirt, dust, and other irritants. Perfect for dogs that like to hang their heads out car windows, or go for long walks in less-than-temperate climates. Doggles feature interchangeable lenses and come in many lens colors, frame colors, frame patterns, and sizes.
Pet Head is the chic new offshoot of Tigi®’s renowned Bed Head™ styling line, and features wet and dry shampoos, crème rinses and conditioners, wipes, sprays, and other grooming supplies to keep your dogs and cats looking as good as you do. The products come in a variety of scents so enticing that you’ll be tempted to use them for yourself! All Pet Head products are pH adjusted, free of parabens, sulfates, and DEA, and most importantly, CRUELTY-FREE.
With the BigLeash Remote Trainer, training your dog is easy, safe, and effective. The BigLeash Remote Trainer allows you to train your dog by employing precise timing, consistency, and remote application (such as when you need to get your dog’s attention when he is already halfway across the field). The BigLeash offers two-dog capability, allowing you to train two dogs at the same time; two-way communication between the transmitter and the collar, a unique LCD display; and the ability to choose and switch between audible and vibrating corrections and brief and continuous corrections.
With the best underground dog fence, and both wired and wireless indoor dog fences, DogWatch has a pet containment option that will work for everyone. And all our dog fences work for cats, too! DogWatch is the only radio fence system (sometimes incorrectly referred to as an “electric fence”) to operate on an FM signal – an important safety feature. We have been in business since 1990 and have been a Consumers Digest ‘Best Buy’ every year since 1998. When you give a DogWatch Hidden Fence, you’re not just providing safety for a pet – you’re providing peace of mind for its owner. Contact your local dealer for more information.
We hope this list helps you, and from all of us at DogWatch, have a safe and happy holiday this week!