Five rad and random dog products I found this week
The end-of-week dispatch from PopSci's commerce editor. Vol. 56.
My job is to find cool stuff. Throughout the week I spend hours scouring the web for things that are useful, fun, or ridiculously cheap. Often times, these choices coalesce into a guide of like items—for example, accessories for your new Apple products, laptop accessories that will upgrade your entire life, or the best vacuums for any kind of mess. But I often stumble across some pretty awesome gear that doesn’t really fit into a list. So I made a list for those. This week’s theme? Stuff for your dog.
Silicon grooming gloves
The Delomo rubber grooming glove has 255 silicone grooming tips designed to feel like your hand and massage the pet’s skin, making them feel more comfortable. The hair sticks to the glove and is easy to peel off for a quick clean up. There’s only one size; it’s made of elastic and spandex and has a velcro wrist fastener. $14.
DIY dog treats
Whisk & Wag Amazon
Whisk & Wag DIY dog treats are a healthy way to treat your pet. Each 8.5-ounce jar makes 24 treats. The honey and oats mix promotes healthier skin and coats and contains no wheat, corn, or soy. Just add oil or water and follow the instructions. This set comes with three jars for $27.
Dog Science Unleashed
National Geographic Kids Amazon
National Geographic Kids’ Dog Science Unleashed is an educational activity kit for your children to more about their dog. It has 22 activities that teach them about topics like how dogs think, drink, clean themselves, and even how to find your dogs pulse. $13.
LED dog collar
Halo Light Belt Think Geek
This light-up collar is great for dogs that are well-behaved enough to go on night walks without a leash—or any dog who wants to be the center of attention at an outdoor night gathering. The trim-to-fit, rechargeable Halo LED light belt has three lighting modes, holds a charge between 4-6 hours, and can be seen from up to 1,500 feet away. The silicon collar is 27-inches long, but can be cut down. It’s waterproof and available in either black or blue. Recharge the device via a MicroUSB cable. $40.
Reversible pet sling
Traveling with your pet in a carrier is a pain in the neck, arm, and back. Whenever I’d have to lug my fairly light dog onto the subway, I’d switch his travel carrier back and forth between my arms when they got tired. If you’ve got a small dog—12 pounds or less—the Alfie Petoga Couture pet sling is a welcome solution to this problem. It has adjustable shoulder straps for your comfort and a 9-inch deep cotton pouch for theirs. The sling is machine-washable. $20.
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