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Each year, there is a pet industry conference in the desert of Las Vegas. Vendors from around the world all pile into the desert in search of the latest and greatest products for dogs, cats, horses, and other species. As always, we find amazing treats, toys, and lifestyle gifts with a focus on dogs. This year, we entered the show seeking out the best canine enrichment products. Here’s a look at our favorites from the 2018 SuperZoo Show.
iDig from iFetch iFetch now has a new “digging toy” for dogs who love to dig and owners who want to keep their yard intact. The iDig is the first ever digging toy for dogs. It provides hours of positive physical and mental stimulation that is encouraged by a dog’s natural instinct to dig. The iDig bases are available in two sizes: The iDig Go, a pop-up and flexible version for on-the-go fun and the iDig Stay, which can be placed in the backyard.
Easy Tug – Handheld Tug Toy For Dogs If your dog loves to play keep away or tug of war, the indoor TetherTug is the toy for you! This toy is designed for easy play with the strongest of dogs. The ergonomic handle makes it easy to hold onto when your pup begins to tug it away. There are several options for your dog to pull – choose from a ball, a rope knot, or the base canvas. A rope toy, bungee toy and pull toy – all in one!
Wooly Snuffle Mat from Paw5 It’s not exactly new this year, but it has been a mainstay for dogs around the world and it’s worth mentioning again! This snuffle mat is designed to engage your dog’s powerful sense of smell. It helps encourage your dog’s natural foraging instincts by letting them “forage” for their food. Just drop your treats or kibble in the mat and let your dog hunt his own meal on his own time. This is an ideal way to help slow the fastest of eaters (which also helps reduce the chance of bloat or torsion).
Hear Doggy! Ultrasonic dog toy from Worldwise It can be difficult to hand off a squeaky toy to your dog while you’re on the phone or trying to put the kids down for a nap. These are ideal times for your pets to play, but you may not need the extra noise a squeaky toy brings to the home. The Ultrasonic toy emits a sound only dogs can hear! No more loud squeaks in the middle of a conference call. These plush animals are fun for people and pets.
Aquapaw Slow Treater If your dog refuses to hold still during grooming time, this is the product for you. The Slow Treater Suction Treat Dispensing Mat is very easy to use – just anywhere on a wall or shower stall, add peanut butter (or your dog’s favorite treat), and let them work to get the peanut butter out while you’re busy giving them a bath or clipping their nails. This is a fun, inexpensive way to keep everyone happy!
Grrrassic™ Retrieval, Grrrassic™ Tug and Grrrassic™ Toss from Our Pets These fun water toys are perfect for dogs who love water. Made in the USA from high-quality durable materials, these toys are in bright yellow and blue colors (colors that dogs easily recognize) and can be bounced, tugged, tossed or fetched. The balls are puncture-resistant and strong enough to hold up to the heaviest chewer.
Zogoflex Dog Toys from West Paw Design If your dog loves to play fetch, the Zogoflex line of toys just may be the ones for you. Humans love the feel as much dogs! Combine any of the toys to create new shapes and textures that dogs love to carry around. Zogoflex Zwig is blow-molded with a hollow center to create a lightweight, flexible and durable chew for dogs who love springy, softer toys. These toys are dishwasher safe and buoyant in water.
You don’t have to go to SuperZoo to see all of the amazing new products created for dogs because we’re thrilled to bring them to you each year. Don’t forget to check up our other roundups from Global Pet Expo as well!