4. Dog Perfume
If your dog stinks,
make sure you are feeding her properly - my bias is towards natural,
holistic, and raw foods - no kibble. You can also try bathing her with
a natural dog soap and a dog conditioner.
But if she smells like a dog when she's groomed and clean, leave her alone! If you perfume her, she'll repulse other dogs, and you need to get yourself a life!
the preeminent dog fragrance, retails at $50 for a 1.7 ounce bottle;
the 3.4 ounce, Swarovski-crystalled, limited edition bottle below goes
for $850. Enough said? (Buy here.)
5. The Poop Tent
Yup, we all know that when it's cold, snowy, or rainy outside, our dogs need... what? Protection? Privacy? The Poop Tent is cute, but c'mon!
6. Kong Stuff'N Pastes
If he likes
the smell of the Stuff'N Paste, which is practically guaranteed, it
will keep him busy, crazy busy. But how is a dog supposed to get
the pasty goo out of the small hole in the Kong? He can't. The
'stuff' just sticks to the inside of the Kong where you can't even wash
it out. Leave it sitting around your house or yard, and he'll be
greeted with tons of ants, which will not stop him from trying again to
get the paste out of the Kong.
And, another thing... Has the Kong Company been hiding in one of its toys this century? As most all other dog food companies are going natural,
and making meals and treats that are wholesome and balanced according
to the nutritional needs of dogs, the Kong Company is stuck like paste
in the junk dog food era.
Although it claims its Kong fillers
are all natural, veterinarian approved, etcetera, etcetera, I think
that canine nutritionists might disagree. Here, for example, are the
contents of the Kong Stuff'N Peanut Butter Paste: Whey,
Oil, Water, Milk, Dextrose Maltodextrin, Modified Corn Starch, Sodium
Phosphate, Salt, Carrageenan, Guar Gum, Natural and Artificial Flavors,
Lactic Acid, Caramel
Color, Annatto Extract (Color), Cheese Cultures, and Rennet.
Notice there is no peanut butter in Kong Stuff'n Peanut Butter Paste.... No, that might be healthy for your dog.
And although protein should be
the prime ingredient in a dog's diet, each teaspoon of the Stuff'n
Pastes contains only 2-3 percent protein and 20-23 percent fat. The
highest proportion of content is "moisture," about 53 percent of the
7. The PooTrap
Otherwise known as the "Magic Poop Collector," the PooTrap
is supposed to transfer the responsibility for picking up after your
dog from you, the owner, to the dog, the pooper. I won't go into a
long spiel here: it's an awkward, cumbersome, humiliating, and totally
stupid pet product.
Oh, I know you want to see the PooTrap in use!