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We’re always on the lookout for cool dog gear. Here are eight products that recently caught our eye, from dental care treats to ball launchers.
1. Jogger’s helper
￼￼We love to jog with our pups by our side, but it can be difficult to hang onto a leash. That’s where the Dogit Jogging Mate comes in. Featuring a waistband, the product allows you to strap a belt around your waist and attach the leash to your dog’s collar, making your run enjoyable and hands-free. (Check out our review of the Dogit.)
2. A treat for the teeth
Hawaii’s No. 1 selling dental dog treat is finally coming to stores on the mainland! Ilio Dentals Teeth Treat is a gluten-, wheat-, corn-, and soy-free dental chew made in the USA, which helps reduce tartar buildup and freshens breath. Its asymmetrical design and semi-hard texture encourages your dog to chew longer, so he’s less likely to gulp and choke on the treat.
$8.22-8.54 (4-ounce bag), $15.26-$15.99 (12-ounce bag); Ilio Dentals
3. Sore no more
The Achy Paws Pet Mat from the Green Pet Shop will relieve your pup’s achy joints in no time. The mat features self-warming properties to soothe your pup’s tired muscles and reduce soreness. Comes in five sizes: S, M, L, XL, and XXL.
$19.99-$59.99; The Green Pet Shop
4. Stomp it!
If you’ve got a dog who loves to play fetch, you know all too well that your arm is done playing long before your dog is. Keep the game going with the Nerf Dog Extreme Stomp Launcher. It does the work for you, sending tennis balls up to 75 feet away with the stomp of a foot. Durable thermoplastic rubber helps it stand up to stomps, and it comes with a tennis ball.
$17.99; Nerf Dog
5. Freshen up
When your dog needs a little touch-up rather than a bath, PL360 Grooming Wipes are just what you need. The durable wipes are made with cold-pressed seed oils and are safe for your pup’s sensitive spots. The wipes contain no parabens, sulfates, phthalates, lanolin, or alcohol.
$7.49 (40-count grooming wipes pack), $9.99 (80-count value pack); PL360
6. Pearly whites
Petsmile toothpaste will have your pup’s breath smelling minty — or in this case, beefy — fresh in no time! The beef-flavored product safely cleans your dog’s teeth and eliminates plaque and tartar.
$25 for 4.5-ounce tube; Petsmile
7. Go fetch!
Get your pooch’s fetch on with the GoDogGo Fetch Machine, which features sizes for small to large dogs. It contains a remote control, safety-arc, and auto-stop feature to ensure your dog plays safely and happily. Also features distance settings and launch time intervals.
$149.99 (GoDogGo G4 Fetch Machine), $129.99 (New GoDogGo Junior Fetch Machine); GoDoGo
8. Classy carrier
With the Multi-Look Multi-Purpose Pet Carrier from designer Marianne Buttner, you can take your small pooch with you anywhere, and do it in style! The interchangeable carrier comes in a variety of colors and allows you to match it with your outfit. You can also customize your design. Bye bye, ordinary carriers.
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