So, they shouldn't be forgotten at holiday time. The pets, that is! It's no wonder holiday spending for pets is a multi-billion dollar business!
On The Early Show Thursday, resident veterinarian Dr. Debbye Turner shared a long list of ideas about products sure to make the pet or pet lovers in your life happy!
The descriptions below come from various sources, including the Web sites of the items' manufacturers.
"JOG A DOG" TREADMILL
This canine treadmill is engineered to exacting standards derived from thirty years of research and innovation. Designed with the input of veterinarians, physical therapists and engineers, JOG A DOG is truly the best exercise system available for the most discriminating consumer.
MSRP: $1,095 (small),$1,375 (medium), $1,825 (large), $2,995 (X-Large); www.jogadog.com
Put your small animal pet inside the wheel of the Critter Cruiser and watch the fun begin. Let him race around the house. You can also set it so that the Cruiser remains stationary while he runs in the wheel, or you can take the wheel out of the Cruiser and use it by itself. Made of easy-to-clean, smooth plastic with rounded corners and no sharp edges. Wheel is well ventilated for your small pet's safety and comfort.
MSRP: $14.99; www.petsmart.com
A fun, interactive toy that will keep you and your cat thrilled with the chase. This cute felt-covered mouse is easy to control by remote. Requires 2 AA batteries/ Mouse: 3" long x 2 1/2" wide x 1 1/4" high Remote Control: 3" Diameter
MSRP: $14.99; www.target.com
Solid rubber ball with a tongue.... what could be more ridiculous! Humunga Tongue is a fetch dog toy, easy to retrieve, and what a photo opportunity. Available in small, medium, large.
MSRP: $12; www.moodypet.com
DOG TRACK JACKETS
Embroidered dog track jackets (available with Germany, Italy, USA, and Brasil) for the doggie soccer fan.
MSRP: $39; www.trixieandpeanut.com
The Booster Bath conquers the three most difficult aspects of home grooming: Elevations, containment, and drainage. You will enjoy 360 degree access while eliminating slipping and sliding, chasing the shampoo bottle, backaches and messy bathroom clean ups. Bathing can now be transformed from a dreaded chore into a simple task while bonding with your dog!
MSRP: $179.95; www.boosterbath.com
PET MURPHY BED
The innovative Pet Murphy Bed complements your home and provides a comfy fold down bed alternative to traditional pet beds. Easily blends in with existing furniture. Stylish and compact with a contemporary raised panel front. A smart space saving solution for recreational vehicle owners, where space is limited and space for your pet is a must. Dimensions: 24" W x 36"H x 10" D. Mattress 22" x 28" x 4" thick foam and batting with a fitted/removable washable sheet. Thoughtfully made from tree farmed Rubber Wood.
MSRP: $249.99; 1-800-Mattress or www.1800Mattress.com
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Plush "Sniffany & Co." and "Furcedes" pet beds absolute luxury for your pampered pet in the shape of the world's most coveted blue box and a car. Both featuring: Removable, machine-washable cover in luxurious plush with convenient zipper closure and Ultra-plump poly-fill interior cushion for ultimate comfort. The must-have bed for your fashionable fur-baby! Plush Sniffany & Co. and Furcedes pet bed now available in two sizes Small + Large to accommodate many pets. MSRP: "Furcedes" $249 (Small), $349 (large), "Sniffany & Co." $129 (small), $279 (Large); www.hautediggitydog.com
DOG SNOOZE SOFA
This overstuffed Dog Snooze Sofa arrives with toss pillows for extra snuggling. It will soon become your couch-potato pet's choice cuddle-spot. Made of washable cotton fabric exterior and orthopedic foam and polyester fill for plump comfort. Removable tufted sleep pad goes in the car, to the vet, or anywhere. Pillow covers remove for washing.
MSRP: $219 (Large); www.frontgate.com
WALL MOUNTED AQUARIUM
For a living masterpiece, check out the Aquavista 500, a patented wall mounted aquarium that splashes life into any room. Not only is the Aquavista framed art, it is a complete aquarium that arrives fully assembled with a built-in filtration system, heater, air pump, overhead lighting and embedded programmable LCD computer panel. Over 8 vivid backgrounds and 25 different interchangeable frames allow you to customize the Aquavista 500 to suit your décor needs. The Aquavista 500 requires less than 15 minutes of monthly maintenance and is extremely easy to set up. All you need to do is hang, add water and fish.
MSRP PRICE: $299.99; Available at www.aquavistainc.com, Hammacher Schlemmer, Skymall, and select retail stores and partners.
EXPANDABLE CAT TUNNEL
From ultimate games of feline hide 'n seek, to a soft secluded place to rest and sleep, this Expandable Cat Tunnel does it all and more. Constructed of durable oxford nylon in bold primary colors, lined with soft, inviting fleece,
just fold into a compact coil for storage or travel and kitty will always have a place of his or her own to play. Tunnel measures 48"L x 13" diameter when fully expanded.
MSRP: $22.99; www.petsmart.com
VISA PET REWARDS CREDIT CARDS
Put your pet's picture on your card or choose from one of three adorable designs. One point for every dollar you spend on everyday purchases. 500 bonus points with your first purchase. Rewards begin at just 750 points, plus earn points toward veterinary services, pet food discount certificates, and shelter donations.
Available at www.bankofamerica.com
GLOBE TROTTER TRAVEL BOWL
It will be easy to feed your "Globe Trotter" with this delightful travel kit. The embossed faux leather carrying case has a metal bone on the front with a customizable "Globe Trotter" nameplate. It features a set of removable stainless steel bowls for easy cleaning. Size: Case: 8.25" x 7.5 Bowls: 6" Diameter Color: Pink
MSRP: $36; www.roomservicehome.com
COLLAPSIBLE TRAVEL BOWLS
These are the greatest! Collapsible bowls that actually hold water and let your dog drink or eat. Stiff sides keep the bowl upright and wide open for easy drinking/eating. Waterproof vinyl liner has seamless bathtub construction to prevent leaks. Folds down to pocket size. Holds over 1.5 liters for hikes and quick trips to the park. Available in 7 styles: Bright Multi Stripes,Pastel Multi Stripes,Blue Mod Flowers, Pink Mod Flowers, Green/White Daisy, Yellow/Orange Hibiscus and Green Paisley.
MSRP: $ 20; www.baileyandwags.com
REAL FOOD TOPPERS
Real Food Toppers consists of pure single ingredient meats that are gently freeze dried to protect their nutritional value and real flavour with no compromise to quality. The same meat selections produced for human consumption are chosen as Real Food Toppers. There is simply no mistaking the 100% natural physical characteristics, aroma and taste in each morsel.
MSRP: $15.75; www.realfoodtoppers.com