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Good Buy: Pet Necessities

by Josephine Cusumano

Give your furry friend the stylish accessories they'll bark about.

1. Paws in
Outfit your pup in Pawz Dog Boots, 100 percent biodegradable, reusable and waterproof booties crafted in the USA using natural rubber. Suited for every size dog, they keep paws in tiptop shape, no matter the weather or terrain. The boots are easy to slip on and can be worn through mud, a lawn treated with chemicals, sidewalks covered in salt and even icy or hot pavements.
$14-$20 for 12 pairs at Bill’s Wonderland of Pets, 804 White Horse Pike, Magnolia, (856) 435-0800,

2. Fun in a box
For the furry friend who has a predilection to playing in boxes, Catty Stacks is the modern solution. These designer stackable climber toys are eco-friendly and durable enough to withstand up to 20 pounds. Pet owners also have the ability to customize and mix and match the play space and they’re completely scratchable so your pets (and furniture) will thank you.
Starts at $20.99 for two-box kit at Monster Pets, 130 Black Horse Pike, Audubon, (856) 547-7387,

3. Carry in style
Style and versatility are married in Bark n Bag’s pet carriers, with the Barkwell Classic offering owners an adjustable shoulder strap for carry and easy pet accessibility. The New Jersey-based company also sources pesticide-free organic cotton and fabrics made from recycled plastic bottles for their bags.
$70-$90 at Concord Pet Foods & Supplies, 10 Barclay Farms Shopping Center, Cherry Hill, (856) 429-1690,

4. Fresh to drink
Upgrade the standard water bowl with Drinkwell’s Pagoda Fountain, which recirculates 70 ounces of water, using dual free-falling streams for a fresh, filtered taste. The ceramic fountain also features two dishes for either a cat or small dog to drink from, all while operating on a quiet low-voltage 12V system pump.
$89.99 at Concord Pet Foods & Supplies, 1080 Nixon Drive, Mount Laurel, (856) 780-5552

5. Lounge-worthy
Here’s a bed that’s easy to clean and has the right kind of material to withstand any rambunctious pet. Featuring Dog Gone Smart’s Repelz-It Nano-Protection, it can withstand any mess from dirt to stains, odor to bacteria. The Lounger Bed is also made with hypoallergenic soft hollow-core slick fiber fill and a 100 percent cotton canvas fabric, comfortable for any size dog. As for maintenance, the pillow insert is also machine-wash friendly.
Starts at $60 at Ahead of the Pack, 207 Kings Hwy. E., Haddonfield, (856) 216-7387,

6.Go fetch
To prove that even pets can be interactive, the iFetch Pet Toy is an automatic ball dispenser, with settings for varying pitching lengths to better suit small or bigger dogs. It works for both indoor and outdoor fun, with the idea of your pet playing fetch by themselves after owners train them on how to use iFetch. The reward? Watching your pup fetch to their heart’s content.
$115-$199 at

7. Comb to purrfection
Comb your feline’s coat using Martha Stewart Pets’ Palm Curry Cat Brush, which is made to mimic a petting motion. While combing in the direction of your cat’s hair growth, the soft rubber bristles remove dirt, all while massaging the skin. The brush is crafted in a wood design complete with a strap for easy palm-holding.
$9.99 at PetSmart, 637 Woodbury Glassboro Road, Sewell, (856) 415-7930,

8. Something to nosh about
Have your cat or dog dig into their favorite food using PawNosh’s eco-friendly glass bowls that are made to last a lifetime. Each bowl is crafted out of 100 percent recycled glass created by a skilled glassmaker right here in the States. The various sizes are suited to fit your pet’s needs, while giving them a stylish, yet non-toxic product as a means to enjoy their meal.
$45-$79 at The Principled Pet, 2 Powell Lane, Collingswood, (856) 240-1923,

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Published (and copyrighted) in South Jersey Magazine, Volume 12, Issue 12 (March, 2016).
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