9 Great Pet Products to Make Life Easier
Keep your two- and four-legged friends happy with these innovative new products. Trust us, our own pets gave these the paws-up.
By Reader's Digest Editors
Click-N-Go Car Seat
Click-N-Go Car Seat ends traveling hassles with your cat or small dog. The plastic carrier snaps into a base secured by a seatbelt for safe travel, then releases easily with a snap of the lever. The padded interior of the carrier and attached water and food dish keeps kitty comfy en route, and a top door lets you attend to your pet without opening the main door. For dogs or cats up to 15 pounds. ($130; drsfostersmith.com)
K-9 Float Coat will keep your dog safe on the boat or at the beach. This canine life preserver will keep him afloat (not all dogs can swim) and the bright reflective trim makes him easy to spot. Available in six sizes. ($50-$70; ruffwear.com)
Handi-Drink makes it easy for your pet to have fresh water when she’s out and about. Just clip this water bottle to your belt loop before that long walk. When she’s thirsty, snap it open and squeeze the water from the bottle into its attached pan. No hassle or mess! Comes in three sizes. ($7-$11; handi-drink.com)
Sing-A-Long Jukeboxes entertain your bird with familiar tunes like "Over the Rainbow" and "Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star." Hang the bright plastic toy on the side of your bird’s cage and start the music with a push of a button. Some birds may even be able to mimic the song. Available in small or large. ($10.49; $12.29; drsfostersmith.com)
Made with elastic, the collar has a clip that opens easily if your pup gets snagged on something but stays shut when used with a leash ($15; tazlab.com).
SmartCat Peek-a-Prize Toy Box
This large wooden kitty cubby has 28 holes for hiding toys and treats. Your feline friend will have great fun scooping them out ($30; esmartcat.com).
Keep Fido going on long hikes with Zuke’s PowerBones. They’re packed with protein, complex carbs and fiber for strength and endurance ($4.52 per bag; zukes.com).
Zig Zag Bird Toy
Hang this maze on cage bars and watch Polly spin it to get the treat hidden inside. Raise the level of difficulty for a tougher challenge ($19; drsfostersmith.com).
IKEA Pet Bed
Keep your princess off the furniture and give her a comfy, stylish and upholstered lounge bed with padded headrest just for her ($69; ikea.com for locations).