12 Products To Enhance the Human-Animal Bond in Quarantine


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In the midst of the global pandemic, a silver lining is that families have been spending more (a lot more!) time together. On top of doing puzzles, playing board games and watching movies, one way to spend time is by engaging in playtime with pets. We've seen how beneficial the human-animal bond is for both pet and pet parent, and taking time to get away from day-to-day stress and have some fun with pets is an opportunity for owners to get to know their pets better.

Here are some products that can help enhance the bond between a pet and owner...

 

Dogs

 

Petmate’s (petmate.com) Chuckit! Fetch & Fold 25M Sport Launcher is designed to fold for convenient travel. Made with a nylon lock for durability, simply slide it over the hinge for a secure launch. The hinge is made to withstand frequent fetching. The sport launcher also comes with a rubber Fetch ball, and is available to ship May 2020.

 

 

Starmark’s (starmarkacademy.com) EasyGlide Durafoam Disc uses a patented foam material that’s soft yet durable. The toy flies slower through the air to give pups a better chance of catching it and it can float in water. It’s available in 9 in. and 11 in., with color choices of purple, yellow and blue.

 

 

Spunky Pup’s (spunkypup.com) Fly & Fetch series features wildlife-inspired toys that are available in three different animals, each featuring a built-in bungee that allows it to be launched up to 100 ft. It’s made with ballistic nylon, plush and cotton rope, and designed to float in water.

 

 

PetRageous Designs’(petrageousdesigns.com) KaleidoROPE features three knots and a colorful design. The ropes help loosen plaque and tartar buildup to help keep a dog’s teeth and gums healthy.

 

 

The Tall Tails (talltailsdog.com) 2-piece Floating Rope Toy Set includes a Knot Ball and Knot Ball Tug meant for interactive outdoor play. Both pieces float and are suitable for playing a game of chase, fetch or tug-of-war, and include an irregular shape to increase bounce activity. The high-visibility rope is made from polypropylene.

 

 

Pet Qwerks’ (petqwerks.com) Pickle Fetch is attached to a heavy-duty, knotted rope and features a squeaker. The lightweight toy is available in 8 in. and 6.75 in.  

 

 

Petsport’s (petsport.com) Giant Infinity Ring is a twisted toy that’s made of super strong, durable webbed rope that springs when pulled or tugged. It features a swirled pattern of blue and yellow, and measures at 10 in. 

 

 

West Paw’s (westpaw.com) Rumpus is a durable dog toy with three chew lobes that rock and roll to keep dogs engaged. The Rumpus bounces on land and floats in water, and is made from the same material as West Paw’s other Zogoflex chew toys. 

 

 

Mammoth Pet Products’ (mammothpet.com) Flossy Chews WINTER Fresh rope toy is formulated with natural beeswax and real mint dental floss to freshen breath, floss teeth and control tartar. The tightly-woven, winter blue poly-cotton rope fiber toys are suitable for playing, tossing and tugging, available in a dental ring with handle and a twin tug with handle.

 

 

Coastal’s (coastalpet.com) ProFit toys feature durable, self-healing foam made with a lightweight material that floats in water. ProFit toys come in a frisbee, flying jack, fetch stick, rope and ball, and two sizes of rings, available in bright blue or yellow.

 

 

Cats

 

Primetime Petz’s (primetimepetz.com) Hauspanther Collection Atomic Flyers feature a felt texture, fun colors and abstract shapes. The Flyers are designed to slide across the floor to promote chasing and pouncing. 

 

 

PetSafe’s (petsafe.net) Dancing Dot Laser Cat Toy can be used on flat surfaces or hung from a doorknob. It features a class 1-type laser, the highest safety rating available for laser toys. The rest mode ensures a pet’s well being by allocating the appropriate length of play sessions. It also offers a play while you’re away mode.

 

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