In the past few months I’ve had to buy a ton of new dog supplies for my "little" Izzy Meatloaf (pictured), providing me with an excellent opportunity to share with y’all what I’ve found, what’s great about them, and what’s not-so-hot.*
Kong Cloud Collar: https://www.chewy.com/kong-cloud-collar-dogs-cats-x-large/dp/47475 - This amazing collar is an excellent alternative to the standard Cone of Shame. When Izzy Meatloaf was recently diagnosed with Mast Cell Tumor, we were told she’d have to don the awkward plastic Elizabethan collar for at least two months…a very long time. So I looked online and found the Kong Cloud Collar. It’s basically a blow-up neck pillow for dogs. It’s under $20 bucks, washable, and gives the dog much more freedom of movement and sight. Warning: Izzy was able to rip out some of her stitches post-surgery so we were forced to put the Cone of Shame back on until she had healed further. Also, beware of cactus and other items that can (and did) pop a hole in the pillow.
Kurgo Direct to Seat Belt Tether: https://www.chewy.com/kurgo-direct-to-seat-belt-tether/dp/56752 - This seat belt fits easily in to my car’s seat belt clip, is easy to adjust the length, stylish, but the carabiner clip used at the other end to attach to your dog’s harness is hard to open and close. It doesn’t cost very much, around $13, so it might be worth a try. REMINDER: Just like small children, all pets should be restrained in the back seat, away from airbags.
Nite-Ize LED Collar: https://www.chewy.com/nite-ize-spotlit-led-collar-light-red/dp/101738 - This cool little light is easy to attach to Izzy’s collar, bright and effective, and just plain fun to use at night. It has two settings: solid or flashing light, both of which add a disco-like ambiance to our nightly walk, and they come in a variety of colors, all for under $10. I’m not sure how long the battery lasts but I think they’re replaceable. After two months of use, our Nite-Ize light hasn’t dulled a bit.
FuzzYard Dog Collar: https://fuzzyard.com/us/walking/collar.html - I can’t seem to stop buying these collars! Seriously, I bought one for Izzy Meatloaf, one for my neighbor, and another for…the list just goes on and on. The collars are made in Australia, incredibly cute and fun, and they come in every design and style imaginable. Case in point: donuts. Yep, they sell a collar covered with colorful donuts. I bought mine at The Dog Bakery on Venice Blvd. for only $15 but you can get them at the FuzzYard site for $10. They are lightweight but strong, and once you clip the collar closed it has a locking mechanism that I really like. Note: Make sure to check the threads and seams, as one of the collars I bought had a loose thread (didn’t impact integrity).
If you’ve encountered any pet products lately that you’d like to tell me about please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
P.S. I'm very pleased to tell you that all of Izzy's cancer has been successfully removed!
*These reviews are meant to be informational only. I do not receive any benefit from, nor do I have any relationship with, the makers of these pet products.