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Pet Owners Make Health a Priority In 2010

- A new year is the perfect opportunity to incorporate healthy and fun activities for humans and their pets -

(Greenwich, CT) Pet owners are responsible for keeping their pets fed, clean and exercised. Unfortunately, unhealthy habits can creep into households with the best intentions. Many pets are known for their affinity for food and sleep, making it important for pets and their owners to stay healthy and active. According to the 2009/2010 American Pet Products Association (APPA) National Pet Owners Survey, 13% of dogs and 21% of cats are considered obese or overweight.

As 2010 gets underway, pet owners can make it their goal to include pets while creating and maintaining an active lifestyle. Here are some products produced by APPA members to help owners stay healthy with their pets:

Water Rover Portable Pet Water Bowl

The best way to prevent dehydration and keep skin and coat healthy is to make sure dogs have plenty of fresh water available. Water is especially important when dogs are exerting energy on walks, playing at the park or traveling in the car. The Water Rover is lightweight, portable and the bottle offers a wide mouth that is easy to fill with water and ice.

http://www.g4ventures.com/

 

Kurgo Winga

This fetch toy is a fun way for dogs and their owners to stay active. The Winga is a disc that can be launched up to 200 feet with a high density polyethylene thrower. It’s great in any field, playground, backyard or dog park. With the Kurgo Winga, dogs can run, jump and play with their owners for hours. 

http://www.kurgo.com/products/wing.html

 

Paws Aboard Doggy Life Jacket

Water safety is a necessity for dogs as well as humans. The Paws Aboard Doggy Life Jacket provides water-loving canines with a buoyant and maximum visibility life vest that secures comfortable around the belly and neck. This life jacket enables pets to enjoy water activities like swimming, boating and canoeing along with their owners.

http://www.pawsaboard.com/dog-lifejacket-pet-life-jacket.asp

 

Veterinary Ventures Drinkwell® 360

Clean, fresh water should always be available to pets when they are at home, and one of the best ways to improve pet’s health is to get them to drink more water. The Drinkwell®360 Pet Fountain provides up to five free falling water streams for households with multiple pets. The constant circulation of water prevents bacteria from growing and keeps the water fresh and appealing for all pets.

www.petfountain.com

 

 

Kitty Boinks

This cat toy stimulates lazy cats by zinging around the room. Kitty Boinks are mesh tubes that spring up to 30 feet when compressed, providing cats with tons of exercise and excitement. They are light, flexible and come in bright colors. This is an inexpensive and entertaining way to spend time with feline companions.

www.kittyboinks.com

 

Bags on Board ®

With Bags on Board, walking the dog is hassle free. Bags on Board are compact, refillable dispensers that attach to any type of leash and contain a roll of pick-up bags designed to easily dispose of dog poop. The bags are guaranteed leak-proof, so picking up after pets during walks is simple and mess-free.

http://www.bagsonboard.com/

 

Show-Me Animal Products Active Dog First Aid Kit

Every day, active dog owners learn that their pet is not immune to injury. The Active Dog First Aid Kit is designed by veterinarians to treat minor injuries or stabilize serious wounds before seeking professional help. The kit is packaged in a water resistant snap-lock box for use wherever an injury may occur and includes items such as sterile pads, eye and skin wash and latex gloves.

http://www.petfirstaid.org/

 

 

PetAirapy Air Purification and Disinfectant Unit

Leading a healthy lifestyle can start inside the home. PetAirapy units help keep pets healthy and comfortable by removing airborne allergens, pollens and other irritants that cause allergies, asthma and other respiratory infections. The system works by filtering and circulating clean, pure air throughout the home and utilizing UV lights to kill harmful bacteria. PetAirapy offers in-duct units and portable units that destroys cold and flu viruses, including reducing the pathogens of H1N1. 

http://www.petairapy.com

 

ROTATIONS Pet Food

A healthy lifestyle includes a balanced diet, and pets need variety too. ROTATIONS Pet Food provides three separate formulas conveniently in one box to give pets everything they need for a balanced diet. This rotational feeding system is specifically designed to allow pets to receive a variety of nutrients and proteins without causing stomach upset.

www.rotationspetfood.com

 

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The American Pet Products Association (APPA) is the leading not-for-profit trade association serving the interests of the pet products industry since 1958.  APPA membership includes nearly1,000 pet product manufacturers, their representatives, importers and livestock suppliers representing both large corporations and growing business enterprises.  APPA's mission is to promote, develop and advance pet ownership and the pet product industry and to provide the services necessary to help its members prosper. Visit www.americanpetproducts.org for more information.