by Nancy E. Hassel, ThisFurryLife.com
Cat lovers, you will be purring over these products that were at Global Pet Expo in Orlando, Florida last week. We are used to seeing small dogs in carriers and the majority of them looking like beautiful purses – but this cat back pack, stopped me in my tracks! The Catysmile Backpack Cat Carrier is purrfect for those that want to bring their cat with them on their adventures, or just a walk around the block. It is just too darn cute. Those eyes will draw you in, and let your cat see the world around you. Debuting at Global, they also won Best in Show, first place in the New Products Showcase awards, I am not surprised. The suggested retail price is $79.99 and brought to you by Primetime Petz.
With spring in the air, these adorable Flower Fountain by Catit drew me into their booth. This 3-in-1 cat drinking fountain has different options for the most picky drinker. And I love that it offers that stream of water from the flower – how many of you can relate to your cat purrfering to drink from the drip or stream from your kitchen sink? The flower can be removed for more of a regular bowl but with a constant gentle stream, the bud of the flower can also be removed to give the fountain more of a bubbling stream.
Drinking regularly is important for your cat’s health, as it helps ensure proper kidney function and prevents crystal formation that can lead to urinary diseases. I can see some cats just loving the stream and drinking and playing as they stay hydrated. It also has a compact and ergonomic design, continually filters the 3 liters of water it holds and is easy to clean.
Catit debuted a wide selection of new cat toys, designs and updated features of products. I really loved seeing this large play area for these sweet kittens (that were up for adoption, oh it was tempting!). The Senses 2.0 Circuit is a great way to keeps cats active, stimulated and give them exercise as they are chasing after the Catit Senses 2.0 Fireball. The design of the Senses 2.0 Circuit can be changed to keep your cat interested and a great way to get the whole family involved in setting up a new play area for your cat.
If you have ever been to Montreal, you may have driven past an apartment building that looks very similar to this cat condo. While I was told it was not made to look like that, the Lonely Kube by Katt3 is made and designed in Canada. Each box contains a single kube (Plastic material – 14″x14″x14″) to allow an infinity of fun configurations. *With a plastic additive / UV adjuvant so it does not change color when placed near a window. You can build and design your own tower for your cats and it is easy to put together.
If you are new to being a cat parent, you will want to pick up Pam Johnson-Bennett’s latest book, CatWise. Pam is a certified cat behavior expert – and this book answers your cat behavior questions and is loaded with information, in a Q&A style. A great guide to refer to throughout your cats life and a great gift to give to those new cat parents. Visit CatBehaviorAssociates.com to learn more and get your copy there.
For more info about Global Pet Expo for pet professionals, see our recap here.