Pet First Aid Kits by Wag'N Enterprises
Got cot? The Pet Cot is a dog bed good for home or traveling, inside or out. It comes in four sizes to suit breeds up to 200 pounds, and the small size is perfect for cats. The Kakadu Pet Cot is an elevated bed that protects cold, hot, damp and uneven surfaces. It's particularly helpful for geriatric dogs and those with orthopedic ailments. Spring locks on each leg allow for quick assembly and disassembly without tools. Prices range from $30.93 for the small size to $67.20 for extra large. Order online at www.kakadupet.com. Neko Habitat Pet Beds (warning, splurge alert!) Drawing inspiration from the high-end, sleek "people furniture" market, the debut line of Habitat beds feature comfort for pet and style for owner. Three luxury pet beds - the "Cradle," "Pan" and "Wave" - are available in six colors. Soft, lightweight cushions are reversible and constructed from eye-catching fabrics, including faux fur and lofted Poly-fil. They're designed for easy cleaning, and they're urethane foam-free (in case of accidental ingestion by "chewy" dogs and cats). The beds are best for kittens, cats and small dogs. The Cradle frame, which sells for $249.99, is available only at www.nekohabitat.com or by calling (415) 939-6356. PRACTICALITY
Out, out darned spot SpotBot Pet by Bissell is a carpet spot cleaner that promises to do all the work. Two liquid formulas battle "back end stains" (if you know what I mean) or "front end stains," which tend to need more enzymatic action. I am a spokesperson for Bissell, under contract to promote pet adoption and educate pet owners about clean-up solutions. That said, I use SpotBot in my multipet home, and it works. It costs $139 at major retailers including Target, Walmart and Sears.