19 May 2016 Pet Product News International
BY CARRIE BRENNER
1Inventor Loren Kulesus de- scribed how his cat tended to
eat kibble only from the center
of his bowl. Eventually, Kulesus discovered that the cat was
suffering from whisker fatigue
because his sensitive whiskers
touched the sides of the food
bowl. After taking several measurements, Kulesus used a 3-D
printer to create a bowl that
would not stress his cat’s whiskers. The bowl worked on the
first try, and Dr. Catsby was
born. Stories like this show how
much our industry is dedicated
to making pets happy.
2Global is the perfect place for pet watching—from
booth residents to myriad small
dogs, many of which cruised the
show in their own strollers. Apparently, there was even a pig
in a stroller. Favorites I spotted
included Ricky the cat, who was
giving high fives at the Lucy
Pet Products booth, and a pug
named Momo, the inspiration
behind P.L.A.Y. (Pet Lifestyle
And You) products.
3Special sections at Global Pet Expo included Natural
Pet, The Boutique, Everything
Aquatic, What’s New! and the
International Pavilion. These
areas made it easy for attendees to find just what they were
looking for. The Everything
Aquatic section was especially
exciting with its displays of colorful live fish.
4Attendees on the hunt for a cuddle or even a new pet
could find just that at the various puppy pens throughout
the show floor. Florida animal-rescue organizations set up and
minded these pens full of adorable adoptable puppies.
5Many companies offered ex- citing new products in the
cat category, with innovations in
both litter and the litterbox. Lucy
Pet Products’ Cats Incredible
Litter, Ultra Pet Co.’s Neon Litter and 7Pets’ Garfield Cat Litter
turned a lot of heads, and OurPet’s Co., the PetSafe brand and
Automated Pet Care Products all
showcased automated litterboxes
that make cleanup easy.
5 Great Things About Global Pet Expo 2016
AN EASY, EFFECTIVE, AND
PATENTED WAY TO BATHE DOGS.
YOU’LL CLEAN UP, TOO.
• Two ready-to-use options:
- Deodorizing bath pouf
- Natural flea & tick bath pouf
• Soap beads inside the pouf: just add water
• One-handed “wash & go” use
ShowSheen® Woof Pouf™
Enhanced with Ordenone® to help eliminate
the toughest odors—even skunk odor.
UltraShield® Woof Pouf™
Made from naturally repellent essential
oils to repel fleas, ticks, and flies.
Unique products for your
• Colorful shelf displays
• Convenient clip strips
• Open stock also available
THE LATEST INNOVATION FROM ABSORBINE®:
WOOF POUF™ BATH POUFS FOR DOGS.
TO LEARN MORE, CONTACT YOUR DISTRIBUTOR SALES REP OR VISIT WOOFPOUF.COM.
© 2016 W. F. Young, Inc.
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