Bring Holiday Joy to Pets with Some of This Year’s Best Products

November 10, 2011

Contact: Kelly Nelson
kelly@citruspr.com

BRING HOLIDAY JOY TO PETS WITH SOME OF THIS YEAR’S BEST PRODUCTS
Six Petmate® Products Chosen as Best Products of 2011 by Dog Fancy, Cat Fancy, Dog World and Pet Product News

Arlington, TX (November 10, 2011) – Pet parents in search of a perfect gift for that special dog or cat this holiday season don’t need to look any further. Petmate announced today that is has received seven 2011 Editors’ Choice Awards for six products by Dog Fancy, Cat Fancy, Dog World and Pet Product News magazines. Editors from each of the magazines select the best products of the year from hundreds of products that undergo rigorous testing, evaluation, and judgment based on innovation and usefulness for pet parents.

Petmate makes holiday shopping easy for even the most discerning pet parents this year by offering some of the best, award-winning gifts on the market.

Winner of the Editors’ Choice Award for both Cat Fancy and Pet Product News, the Petmate Curvations™ Luxury Pet Carrier offers safe and reliable transport in a modern design that will comfortably accommodate small pets with holiday travel plans! Covered with a soft, cushioned, fashion-forward fabric, Curvations provides comfort and style, including a washable plush bed, safety door clasp for added security and molded feet for stability. The 360-degree mesh ventilation panels enable the pet to see what’s going on at all times while enjoying continuous air flow. Available at pet specialty stores nationwide, Curvations retails for $99.99.

Feeding and watering systems make meal time a joy for pets and their parents! Winner of the Dog Fancy Editors’ Choice for best new product, the Petmate® UV Light Infinity™ Purifying Pet Fountain is a superior, reliable fountain that uses an ultraviolet light to continuously blast bacteria and waterborne pathogens, providing healthier and cleaner filtered water throughout the day. In addition to the UV light, the unit uses a two-stage filtration system to clean the water, including a bowl strain to remove larger particles and a charcoal filter for smaller debris. The re-circulating flow and cascading waterfall provides naturally cool and oxygenated water, attracting pets to drink more in order to help promote their health and wellbeing. Easy to clean and maintain in any living space, the UV Light Infinity is also sleek and modern in design to blend in with today’s kitchen appliances. Available in two sizes ideal for both cats and dogs, it retails for $89.99 and $99.99.

Dogs love the crunch of a water bottle and the squeak of a plush toy. Petmate combined the two to create SqueakBottles™, a fun multi-media toy that has both a squeaker and empty water bottle covered in soft plush, for a squeaking, crunching good time! Chosen as one of Dog Fancy’s Editors’ Choice picks, an oversized squeaker is protected by the screw-on cap inside the creature’s head. When the fun is crackled and crunched out of the water bottle, simply insert another empty water bottle and the party starts all over again. Five fun and adorable sea-life characters are offered at specialty stores nationwide, and retail for $13.99.

Fluffy will find hours of fun in her stocking when she opens the BOODA® Balance Ball™, winner of Cat Fancy’s Editors’ Choice award. There’s nothing cats love more than swatting at a moving target, and this fascinating toy begs for playful, interactive fun with pet parents. The rod and feather extend from a weighted ball that pops back upright after kitty takes a whack. The jingling bell attached to the feather “waves” with the swinging rod motion, adding even more excitement to the game! Available in two bright, fun color combinations, the Balance Ball retails for $14.99.

Dogs love water and Floatimals™ are as much fun as you can have in the water! Chosen as an Editors’ Choice for best product by Dog World, these quirky bug and animal characters, constructed of neoprene fabric, are fabulous toys that float and are perfect for a day at the pool, park or even the backyard. Small and large sizes are available in a variety of bright, aquatic colors and characters making them as fun to look at as they are to play with! They retail for $4.99 and $7.49, and are available at specialty stores nationwide.

It’s the challenge all dog owners share: how to clean up their pup’s “business” as easily and quickly as possible. A Dog World Editors’ Choice pick, the Clean Response™ Swivel Bin & Rake is a canine waste pick-up system that turns this unpleasant chore into mess-free, stress-free disposal. Simply swivel the high-capacity bin down to the ground, scoop the waste using the rake and lift the handle. The bin swivels up, acti g as a storage device for the waste until emptied. The rake is designed to work well on both grass and hard surfaces. Pet parents can use ordinary plastic grocery bags that hook on in seconds and keep the bin clean. It can also be used without bags—simply hose off the bin after use. The long ergonomic handle eliminates back and leg fatigue, while the soft comfort grip makes it easy on the hands. The Clean Response snaps together as one unit for compact storage, and can be hung on the wall. It can be found at pet specialty stores nationwide for $34.99.

Committed to the wellbeing of pets and the world they live in, Petmate is the trusted authority in smart solutions for devoted pet parents and discerning retailers alike. Sound advice and high quality products that are innovative, safe, practical and fun are Petmate hallmarks, as shown in our complete lines of: kennels, dog houses, bedding, litter maintenance, feeding and watering solutions, toys, collars and leads, and pet accessories. We, at Petmate, have pets too and are driven to create a healthy, happy life for your pets and ours. Petmate products can be found at pet supply stores nationwide. Call 1-877-PETMATE or visit www.petmate.com for more information.