The pet products industry is booming! Each year, conventions such as SuperZoo and Global Pet Expo introduce some of the world’s most creative inventions for dogs. The best items of 2018 are just starting to hit the market with solutions to your most pressing pup problems. Below are our picks for the coolest dog products you can get your paws on for 2019.
CBD tincture definitely has my vote for one of the coolest dog products. I have been using CBD with my senior gal Rosie for about six months. She suffers from severe arthritis, spondylosis and canine cognitive dysfunction. CBD oil not only helps ease her achy joints, it also lets her sleep through the night. No more confused wandering and pacing!
CBD has been shown to help dogs battling cancer, seizures, anxiety, and inflammatory conditions such as arthritis and gastrointestinal disorders. Although the compound CBD (cannabidiol) has been utilized for medicinal purposes for nearly 1,000 years, it is just recently gaining acceptance from the veterinary community. This is partially due to the confusion between marijuana and hemp.
Many strains of marijuana contain CBD, but they do not get their psychotropic properties from this compound. It is marijuana’s other famous cannabinoid THC that causes its signature “high.” Medicinal CBD is extracted from hemp and does not contain nearly enough THC to get your pooch “stoned.” In fact, as long as it contains no more than 0.3% THC, CBD tinctures are perfectly legal in all 50 states.
My Pet Pail
At first glance, the My Pet Pail doesn’t seem all that cool or innovative. After all, it’s basically just tupperware for dogs, right? But upon closer inspection, it turns out this nifty little kit offers a whole lot more.
Perfect for taking your pooch on an overnight visit or a short getaway, the My Pet Pail is made up of 12 fully-functional pieces. The main component consists of two dishes for food and water. What makes it special is the fact that once sealed up, this section is entirely spill-proof!
The pail also includes two extra storage containers for additional food and water, built-in space for odds and ends, and a poop bag dispenser. The coolest part? The handle is an extra collar and the shoulder-strap is an extra leash! Dog parents should consider a My Pet Pail for use as an emergency pet evacuation kit.
Aqua Paw Bathing Tool
The Aquapaw Bathing Tool was a huge hit at the last Global Pet Expo. It’s basically a rubber scrubbing glove with built-in adaptors for your shower or garden hose. It allows you to give your pup a good bath and rinse while still utilizing both hands to thwart escape attempts. To turn the water flow on and off, simply make a fist.
Aquapaw features yet another of the year’s upcoming coolest dog products, the Slow Treater. Made from 100% silicone, the tiny nubs trap peanut butter, Kong Stuffing, or any other gooey treat. Simply suction it to your shower wall to keep your pup busy during bath time.
POW (Pet on Wheels) Dog Carrier
If you love bringing your pup along on outdoor adventures, this safety carrier may be just what you need! I first learned about POW when my father bought a Vespa scooter. His little dog Butch loves to tag along when he rides, but we couldn’t find a single safety seat designed to fit on the back of a scooter.
To solve that issue, POW designed their enclosed carrier to keep dogs safe as they ride with you on your bicycle, scooter, or motocycle. It can also be easily detached for use in the car. In addition to providing a safe, comfortable and stress-free ride for your pooch, POW is compliant with all worldwide highway and traffic codes.
Leanlix Low-Calorie Training Treat For Dogs
I included Leanlix in my coolest dog products list because I have personally had great success using it with one of my dogs. Finch was severely matted when he was rescued. As a result, he despises any type of grooming. Haircuts, nail trims, anal glad expressions – you name it, Finch hates it.
Leanlix gives me a low-calorie distraction tool so I can trim a few nails or clip a wayward piece of hair while he happily licks away. It’s kind of like a giant flavored chapstick – simply pop the top off and twist the bottom a few times to reveal the lickable innards.
Finch loves the Free-Range Chicken flavor, and get this, there is only one single calorie per 40 licks! It’s also gluten-free and grain-free so it’s safe for pups with allegies. Since it is portable and mess-free, Leanlix serves as an excellent positive reinforcement training tool.
Nothing makes me feel like a crazy dog lady more than going out in public with dog hair as my main accessory. I use about 50 lint roller sheets a day, but nothing does the trick. Certain fabrics just seem to trap and store pet hair, even after a trip through the washer and dryer.
The FurZapper is an innovative product from the SuperZoo 2018 New Product Showcase this past summer. Its tacky surface pulls stubborn pet hair from your clothes and linens in the washing machine. Best of all, you don’t have to clean it after use. Your washing machine’s rinse cycle, strips the hair off the FurZapper and flushes it down the drain. It’s even safe to use in the dryer.
Findster GPS Tracking
Humans may not like the idea of Big Brother tracking our every move, but when it comes to our pets, we aren’t above a little covert spying! After all, nothing is more horrifying to a dog parent than losing track of our pup.
The Findster GPS Tracker has recently enjoyed a 650% increase in sales. The creators chock this up to the ever-growing pet market and the product’s unique model. The device is durable, waterproof and comes with longer-lasting rechargeable batteries. Attach it to your pet’s collar and track their location and activity on your phone in real-time, without paying subscription fees.
Poop Bags Countdown Rolls™
The concept is simple, yet brilliant. These earth-friendly poop bags are made from 20 – 30% recycled material with a count-down system to let you know when you’re running low. Each roll of bags is numbered from 15 to one so you never get caught in an awkward situation without a way to clean it up!
Nest Dropcam began as a way to foil would-be burglars and protect clients’ homes and property. But what do home owners love even more than their stuff? Their pets, of course!
Nest Cam Indoor security cameras let you keep an eye on your pup when you are away from home. The system features 24/7 live streaming and phone alerts if strange sounds or unexpected motions are detected. It even has a built-in speaker and mic so you can offer your pup a few reassuring words during a thunderstorm or scold them for gnawing on the couch!
New & Improved BarkBox
BarkBox has been delighting dogs and their humans since 2011. Although the concept is not new, the toys, treats and chews that come inside change every single month!
BARK chooses each item by hand based on your pup’s likes, dislikes, and the feedback they get from you. With more than 2,000,000 custom-curated boxes under their collars, they know what dogs like! If for any reason your pooch isn’t 100% pumped with every item, BARK will work with you to make it right.
For dogs who live to destroy, BARK also offer the SuperChewer BarkBox brimming with durable toys, tough chews and treats made from the finest American ingredients.