Kyjen Outward Hound Pet Saver Life Jacket
Most of us don't have the time or inclination to research every type of dog product on the market. Even a pet product reviewer like myself doesn't review everything. As an Amazon.com shopper, though, I often rely on reviews from people who actually have purchased a product that interests me. So here's a way for you to take a short cut by getting the benefit of Amazon's most highly reviewed dog products in 10 categories - all of which I've purchased for my own dogs and personally endorse.
1. Amazon Dog Beds & Crates Category: Midwest Life Stages Double-Door Folding Metal Dog Crate
Midwest Life Stages Double-Door Folding Metal Dog Crate
Me and 726 other reviewers have kicked this dog crate up to number one and there are plenty of reasons, not the least of which is the high quality for a great Amazon price. Often, dog owners use crates as a place to punish their dogs, but crates should be used for house breaking initially, and then as your dog's own special place where he can go to be left alone, away from the kids, other pets, and yes, even you.
I never thought I would keep a dog in a crate overnight, as I am used to dogs sleeping on my bed, but I bought one of the Midwest extra large crates for him, put throw-rugs on the floor and little curtains around the side, and my dog prefers sleeping there at night. It's like his 'apartment,' and he even re-furnishes it with his own toys every few days. Find the Midwest Life Stages Double-Door Folding Metal Dog Crate here at Amazon.com.
2. Amazon Dog Toys Category: Chuckit! Ball Launcher
Chuckit! Ball Launchers
Reading the Amazon reviews, you have to wonder who loves the Chuckit! ball launcher more - dogs or their owners? As a owner, I can say for sure you will love it. I do not have a great pitching arm; don't know about you. But with Chuckit!, tossing a pitch for my dog is so easy... and the more I toss, the more exercise he gets!
Amazon carries the Chuckit in 5 different sizes, which refer to the size of the ball in each launcher: Junior Ball launcher, Regular Ball Launcher, Pocket Ball Launcher, Mega Ball Launcher, and Ultra Ball Launcher. The Chuckit! is one my 19+ interactive pet toys!
3. Amazon Dog Collars, Harnesses, & Leashes Category: Puppia Dog Harnesses
Puppia Dog Harness
Lots and lots of grateful dog owners, including me, tout the praises of the Puppia, one of the first soft harnesses created for dogs several years ago. No straps that did into your dogs neck, under his forelegs, or around his tummy. A soft pull does the trick without pain. The Puppia is available in many sizes and beautiful colors. They are machine washable and they last. Amazon, again, offers the Puppia at great prices!
4. Amazon Dog Grooming Products Category: Kong ZoomGroom
Can an effective dog grooming tool be cute too? You betcha'! Kong knows how to make a rubber toy, but it also knows how to make a nice rubber grooming tool for dogs. It's not just a brush, but a scrubber for bathing your dog, stimulating to the skin like a massage tool, while spreading the soap around. The Kong Zoomgroom is a great brushing tool too and discourages shedding. Available at 30 percent below retail on Amazon.com.
5. Amazon Dog Health Supplies Category: Zymox Otic Pet Ear Treatment with Hydrocortisone
Zymox Otic Pet Ear Treatment with Hydrocortisone
A 5-star dog health product with 785 sterling customer reviews, Zymox Otic Pet Ear Treatment with Hydrocortisone, probably doesn't need me to write anything more. But, I will add something short: I washed my dog's itchy ears with dog ear wash over, and over, and over again. He didn't stop scratching (and smelling bad) until I used Zymox. Ear infections, be gone! An Amazon best dog product.
6. Amazon Dog Clothing & Accessories Category: Kyjen Outward Hound Designer Pet Saver Life Jacket
Kyjen Outward Hound Pet Saver Life Jacket
Not exactly clothing, but a must-have jacket for water activities, and there's no time like the summer for trying out a water sport with your dog. Dogs of any age can be taught to swim and love it with a Kyjen Outward Hound Designer Pet Saver Life Jacket; swimming is a great activity for dogs, and can help delay and ameliorate canine and human joint and nerve problems. (See my blog on Canine Water Therapy.) Also this life saver jacket is a must for boating and surfing! A full selection of sizes is available at Amazon.com.
7. Amazon Dog Food Category: Wellness Grain-Free Dry Dog Food For Adult Dogs
CORE Wellness Grain Free Food For Adult Dogs
On my list of 5 best dog foods, the CORE Wellness Grain-Free Dog Food has even 53 percent more protein than my pick! It must be good, because even though it's pricier than other dry dog food, it's a top seller at Amazon, and it's reportedly so tasty that you will have to control your dog's portions! The CORE Wellness Grain Free comes in turkey, fish, and diet for adult dogs. It truly is all-natural.
8. Amazon Dog Behavior Category: Granicks Bitter Apple For Dogs
Grannick's Bitter Apple For Dogs
Grannick's Bitter Apple is a very effective spray to keep your puppy from chewing on your furniture, but it's also great to keep her from gnawing her own flesh! You can safely spray Bitter Apple on a bandage, a hot spot, a bite, or a wound; it's perfectly safe... but not too tasty. The formula for Grannick's Bitter Apple was developed by a pharmacist more than 50 years ago. It contains water, isopropanol 20%, bitter principles, and extracts. Available in spray bottle at Amazon.com.
9. Amazon Dog Treats Category: IMS Cadet Gourmet Bull Sticks
IMS Cadet Gourmet Bull Sticks
IMS Cadet Gourmet Bull Sticks are a favorite in my household. My dog thinks they're the best thing since steak - which he never ate - and I love them because they make him so happy. The only negative is that they are pricier than other brands, but they are also the best. They take the longest to chew, are low cholesterol, high in protein, and are effective at keeping the tartar down on my dog's teeth. IMS Cadet Gourmet Bull Sticks are made from 100 percent grass-fed, free-range bull pizzle (bull penis, in case you didn't know....). At Amazon.com.
10. Amazon Dog Feeding and Watering Category: Drinkwell Platinum Pet Fountain
Drinkwell Platinum Pet Fountain
Circulating water is attractive to pets, especially dogs and cats, and both species tend to get dehydrated easily, making the Drinkwell Platinum Pet Fountain an even more important buy. But there are other features of the Drinkwell that make consumers rave: a very large water capacity, superior filtering system, and detachable cord, making it so much more convenient to clean. Here' a succinct review of the Drinkwell Platinum Pet Fountain....
Your dog will love this fountain! Available at Amazon.com, of course.
This list of highly recommended products is a compilation based on consumer ratings, which I find is the best way to determine whether or not to purchase a product with which you are not personally familiar.... (Oh, how we twist and turn to avoid grammatical errors.) That's the buzz for today!