According to the American Pet Products Association (APPA), the pet industry has reached over $100 billion in annual sales, the highest level in industry history. Joining us today is Petrendologist Charlotte Reed, host of the syndicated The Pet Buzz radio show, to talk about new consumer and manufacturer pet trends with benefits. She’s giving us a “Sneak Peak” of the newest and most purposeful products for pets and their owners.
At-home testing is a growing part of health care that, like telemedicine, has captured more and more interest during the COVID-19 pandemic, including home testing for pets. CheckUp Kits provide a quick and reliable testing method to observe the general wellness of your cat or dog through at-home urine collection and testing for detection of high levels of glucose, protein, pH, and blood in the urine. By using CheckUp, you can detect a health condition in time to prevent health deterioration, extend your pet's lifespan, and avoid costly veterinary bills. Coastline Global direct-to-consumer at-home tests now include a diverse range of test types offered by numerous sales outlets providing customers and patients more options than ever before as well peace of mind. CheckupKit.com
Brush-free oral care
Most dogs by the time they are three and cats by the time they are four are suffering from dental disease. Why? Because brushing pets' teeth is a hassle. But now there is an easier way to take care of your dog’s mouth, teeth, and breath. Brush-free oral care is what's new. Vetality’s Twist & Lick Oral Gel from Tevra Brands is a once-a-week brush-free alternative. Featuring, ProLong Technology (a scientifically proven delivery system applied to the gums that allow the oral gel to slowly release the active ingredients over time for long-lasting protection) helps pet parents with their oral care programs. Additionally, these products help control plaque & tartar buildup, whiten, brighten, and freshen breath. vetality.com
Pet parents are being Chewsy
Dogs love chewing on pig ears, bully sticks, and dog antlers. The fact is they last a long time, saving you money on chew toys for powerful chewers; and they appeal to our sense of what is “natural” for our dogs. But they can cause health problems for your pooch and vet bills for you. So, what’s the alternative? Loving Pet Products Be Chewsy! It’s an alternative line of your K9 favorites but they are better, smarter, and healthier treats made with pork, beef, and chicken that are lower in fat, long-lasting with great chewing action, more digestible, smell and taste awesome to dogs and won’t splinter, saving you big bucks at the vet. And, they are made in the USA. www.lovingpetsproducts.com
Sustainability has become a common focus among consumers as concerns about waste reduction and the environment grow. Today's pet parents are searching for corporate sustainability practices regarding ingredients, packaging, and facility. For example, North West Naturals owns and operates a sustainable, USDA, human meat facility which is run by 1/2 megawatts of solar power. The Company, making all products from start to finish, has no outsourcing and saves because everything is produced in one facility. Their products, sourced and traced, are presented in sustainable packaging including their new food toppers with a purpose for better pet health. Beef Liver toppers with Turmeric promote Heart health, with potent anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties; Chicken Breast toppers with Green Mussels promote a reduction in joint inflammation and help relieve arthritis; and Salmon with Mushrooms toppers promote improved energy levels, brain function, and immune health. Also, you will love their new real heart. Available in two sizes for both dogs and cats, these Beef, Chicken, and Pork flavored treats are packed with vitamins and minerals. www.nwnaturals.com
To learn more about Petrendologist Charlotte Reed and these products, watch a sneak peek of trendy, new pet products shown on CBS 8 News Now Las Vegas here.