Shop Like a Pet Pro for Your Dog and Cat Supplies
Are you a pet whisperer? Not everyone is. Fortunately, our animal behavior consultant, Kathy Reilly, who is also founder of the online pet training school FACT Academy, has tips and animal-friendly products to keep our furry friends happy and healthy.
K&H® EZ Mount Window Bed™
“Cats are natural hunters, and they love to lie in the sun and watch the outside world,” says Reilly. This window bed makes for the perfect perch. It uses suction cups to stay safely secured to the window and can be easily moved for a change of scenery.
Petmaker 3-Tier Cat Tree Condo with Scratching Pole in Tan
For a cat who loves to scratch (which cat doesn’t?), this multilevel playground with two sisal scratching posts, a comfy nest and two perches is a dream come true.
Filtered Water Purifying Pet Fountain
Standing water is difficult for cats to actually see, says Reilly, so fountains offer a more tempting lure. This one is great for keeping pets hydrated, and it’s splashproof. She adds that her own cats play with a fountain: “They like the noise—the sound brings them to the water source.” This fountain, which produces purified water, also works for small dogs, says Reilly.
Trixie Pet Products Cat Activity Poker Box
A puzzle or problem-solving challenge is just as good for your pets’ brainpower as it is for yours. “Mental enrichment is very important for our pets, particularly for indoor cats,” Reilly says. “Any opportunity we can give them to use their natural hunting and foraging instincts will lead to a happier cat.” This play-focused box utilizes five different modules that stimulate all of your cat’s senses—and it’s fun for cats of all ages.
Petcube Bites Interactive Wi-Fi Pet Camera and Treat Dispenser
As a trainer, Reilly works with plenty of pets who get bored and act out during the day—with consequences for their pet owners. A Wi-Fi-enabled treat dispenser allows owners to remotely monitor the goings-on of their pets during the day and at night, thanks to the night vision camera. And it’s like a stand-in for a human, letting owners dole out treats for good behavior. “If you know your dog gets bored after four hours and starts looking for something to chew, that’s when you check in,” she says. “If your pet is resting, you can drop a treat and say, ‘I like what you’re doing, that’s good.’”
Sure Fit® NovaCool™ Non-Slip Furniture Cover
Pets love to cuddle, but they have no clue that dirty paws and fur wreak havoc on furniture. A decorative, virtually indestructible cover such as the Sure Fit® NovaCool™is a good choice, says Reilly. Your pet will love how it feels, and you’ll love how it looks. It’s a snap to put on and take off, and it’s washable, too. The silicone pads help it stay in place, while the deep pockets create additional storage for stashing remotes, magazines, and more. “There is nothing more comforting than relaxing on the couch with your dog at the end of a long day,” says Reilly. Now you can without losing your couch.
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