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American Pet Products Association Offers Cool Ways to Enjoy the Summer with Your Pets!

Posted May 11 2010 11:00am

   Pawz rubber boots  

 (pictured above,  Pawz Natural Rubber Dog Boots )

Toasty days and long cool evenings make summer the ideal season for pet owners to spend some quality time with their pets. From traveling with pets to backyard barbeques, pet owners have many opportunities to include their pets in the summer fun. However, as the temperatures rise pet owners need to take the necessary precautions to keep their pets from becoming overheated, dehydrated and even sun burnt. According to the 2009/2010
American Pet Products Association (APPA) National Pet Owners Survey, 52% of dogs and 64% of cats remain indoors during the day; despite most pets’ love for fresh air and the great outdoors.  


In preparation for the summer months, here are some products produced by
APPA members to help owners get outside and safely enjoy the heat with their pets
Kurgo Surf n Turf Coat
Many dogs love water, but to ensure they stay safe, Kurgo now offers the Surf n’ Turf Coat. This flotation device is a two-in-one life vest that includes an interchangeable flotation layer and liner to keep pups warm when the sun goes down. 
www.kurgo.com


Vet’s Best Sun Relief Spray
Certain dog breeds are particularly susceptible to getting sunburn and developing sun related skin cancers. Made with Aloe Vera and Titanium Dioxide, Vet’s Best natural Sun Relief Spray protects and soothes dogs’ skin from the harsh rays of the sun. It also helps relieve discomfort and itching after overexposure to the sun. 
www.vetsbest.com


Mr. Barksmith’s Cool Treats Smoothies for Dogs 
Pet owners keep cool in the summer with ice cream and popsicles and now dogs can also enjoy a frozen snack. Mr. Barksmith’s Cool Treats Smoothies for dogs are all natural, low calorie frozen treats that are dairy and gluten free. They are available in two flavors, Original Fruit Delight with a “Hint of Mint” and new Peanut Butter. 
www.mrbarksmiths.com


DoggieWasher!
When the weather is warm, cool down and clean up during bath time. The Doggiewasher! is a grooming tool that makes dog washing easy and enjoyable for pets. The tool attaches to any garden hose and has four powerful water streams to massage and penetrate through dogs’ fur to the skin to remove dirt and excess hair. 
www.doggiewasher.com


West Paw Designs Hurley
Summer activities often revolve around water, so both owner and dogs will love the floating Hurley dog toy. Made from extremely pliable, one-of-a-kind Zogoflex material, this versatile chew toy  gives dogs hours of fun in the waves and on the shore, and is designed to stand up to even the roughest dog. 
www.westpawdesign.com


Brinsea KatKabin Dez Rez
Cats enjoy lounging in the sun, but they also need a place to escape from the heat. The KatKabin Dez Rez from Brinsea provides cats with a safe and comfortable shelter from the elements. Developed especially for outside, this sturdy cat house offers a cool and shaded place to rest. 
www.brinsea.com


Pawz Natural Rubber Dog Boots
Hot pavement, sand and fire ants can all injure a dog’s paws and ruin a walk. Pawz Natural Rubber Dog Boots are disposable and reusable waterproof boots that still allow dogs full range of motion and maximum comfort. Pawz Natural Rubber Dog Boots are designed to go on easily and fit securely without zippers or straps and are available in seven bright summer colors. 
http://pawzdogboots.com


Kyjen Designer Cool It Cooling Bandanna
Just like their owners, pets can become overheated if they are exerting themselves during outdoor activities. Pups can keep cool for several hours while looking stylish in the Designer Cool It Cooling Bandana. The Bandanna is made with non-toxic polymer crystals, edged with reflective tape for visibility and is reusable and hand washable. 
www.kyjen.com

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