Every year, pet retailers from around the world gather in Las Vegas to showcase their latest pet products at SuperZoo, the largest pet industry trade show in North America. You can find anything pet-related such as pet food, vitamins, treats, toys, leashes, grooming supplies, pet apparel, the latest tech gadgets for pets and more, all under one roof. Since the show is not open to the public, here is a preview of some of the exciting new products that caught my attention.
Who doesn’t love a tasty treat? Dog-O’s Cheese treats are a natural dog treat made from cheese. Produced on a seven-generation farm, woman-owned business in Greenville Illinois, these protein packed treats are sure to make your dog drool. Dog-O’s Cheesy Chompers come in two flavors, original and bacon. They also make Dog-O’s Cheese Bites in three flavors. For those hot days, be sure your dog checks out their Ice Ice Doggy frozen treat made from whey protein. They are also available in three tasty flavors.
Pets love to play. SuperZoo showcased all kinds of toys for cats and dogs. One that caught my eye was Spunky Pets’ clean earth line of toys. These eye-catching toys are all made from 100% recycled water bottles. They have all kinds of stuffed toys like foxes, turtles, lobsters, and more. For aggressive chewers, they also make a durable line of eco-friendly toys too. Toys are a great way to keep your pets engaged and stimulated.
Of course, I can’t forget our feline friends. Yeoww catnip toys are super cute cat toys that come in all kinds of fun styles, such as bananas, pineapples, cigars, rainbows, and more. They are filled with organic catnip grown in the USA that is free of pesticides and chemicals. Yeoww catnip Buds are another fun item for your feline friend. Yeoww catnip Buds are full catnip branches that your cat can play, rub against, and eat if they have the munchies.
Dharma Dog and Karma Cat make a variety of cat and dog toys made of wool and other sustainable materials. Not only are they all natural, but also fair trade and made by women in Nepal. Karma Cat makes a variety of colorful pure wool toys that cats love to play with. Dharma Dog makes toys out of wool or hemp that your dog will love to chew on. All their toys are adorable, sustainable, meet fair trade standards, and are eco-friendly
Dharma Dog and Karma Cat also makes mats and “caves” that are made from 100% wool and are 100% cute! They come in bright colors, super cute styles (aliens, fish, fairy, flowers and more). Since they are made of natural wool, they are cool, wick moisture away, and are machine washable. Your pet will love to lounge on these wool mats or hide in the cozy wool “caves.”
Do you like to bring your dog along to your favorite dog-friendly restaurants? Big & Little Dogs On-the-go pet mats are foldable, colorful, and comfortable. Now you can bring one of their On-the-go pet mats to the restaurant so that your pet has a comfy place to rest during your lunch date.
Communicating with your pets
Ever wish you could talk with your pets? While it won’t turn you into Dr. Doolittle, Hunger for Words Talking Pet starter kit can help you communicate with your pets. You can teach your pet to press these buttons to tell you if they want to go outside, eat, play, or get some love.
What is the worst part of walking your dog? Most dog parents would agree that it is carrying that smelly bag of dog poop all the way back home. The dooloop dog poop carrier clips eliminates this odious task. Just clip it to your leash, or backpack (if you are hiking), and slip the poop bag in the loop (no need to tie a knot) for hands-free operation. Dooloop is made in Maine and is another great woman-owned business.
This is just a sampling of some of the many products here at SuperZoo. Look for these other products at your local or online pet retailer.