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Pet Product News International July 2017
BY KEITH LORIA
The way people feed their pets has changed a great deal over time. Gone are the days of generic
plastic bowls in a boring beige shade.
Now the cat and dog aisles are filled
with designer bowls that rival the
dish section of a Crate & Barrel.
Dishes have become an extension
of pet owners’ own personalities and
style, said Jamaica Winship, vice president of business development for
Gamma2 in Carlsbad, Calif.
“Pet parents are buying pet food
An Eye for Design
dishes that match their personal pref-
erences as well as styles that comple-
ment their homes,” Winship said.
“Other trends to note are the focus
on food-grade materials, elevated
feeding dishes, interactive feeders to
slow consumption and engage pets,
technologically sophisticated dishes
for auto feeding and gaming, dishes
that stimulate a pet’s hunting instinct,
eco-friendly designs that can be re-
cycled and, finally, foldable dishes
that accommodate the increasing in-
stances of pet parents taking their pets
Bruce J. Flantzer, North American
director of sales and marketing for
Moderna Products, which has U.S.
Chic mealware for pets tops consumers’ wish lists—as long as
the products are convenient and easy to clean.