Wednesday, September 15, 2010

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Dog products review: fluffy toys and doggie backpack

Posted: 14 Sep 2010 03:55 PM PDT

Archie, Lydia, and a friend of theirs have been trying out some new toys and a doggie backpack that were sent to us by Kyjen. They’ve all been given the paws up, by our unbiased doggie review board.

dog toy review - Ricky Racoon squeaky toy

Archie’s favorite toy is Ricky Racoon, a sturdy squeaky toy with 12 loud squeakers and one that makes a grunting sound. He loves carrying this thing around and even likes to take it to bed with him. The only thing about Ricky Racoon is that if your houseguests don’t know it’s a dog toy, they may think there’s a dead animal lying on the floor (one of my friends actually thought it was!). Archie (and sometimes Lydia) has been playing with Ricky for the past month or so and it’s holding up really well to all the squeaking.

Dog toy review - Invincible squeaky dog toy from

My friend Sue (@suerostvold), of Verysupercool, let her dog Sunny check out the Invincibles. These are fuzzy, fluffy looking snakes that don’t actually have any stuffing. They do have squeakers though – 6 of ‘em – and they’re so tough they keep squeaking after they’re punctured. As you can see, Sonny thinks this toy is sssssswell! And, when he isn’t playing with the snake toy, Sue’s teeny, tiny, itty, bitty, chihuahua-dachshund likes to drag it around.

dog product review - the outward hound doggie backpack

Since Lydia’s not much of a fluffy toy fan, she got to try out the Outward Hound doggie backpack. It’s sturdy, super light-weight, and has been designed with the dog’s comfort in mind. She’s such a ham, I think she really had fun modeling it!

I mention dog backpacks in my pet first aid classes and suggest people who do a lot of hiking with their dogs use one to pack their first aid kit. They can also be an excellent tool for pet sitters, dog walkers and those who do doggie excursions. There’s even a handy little feature to store, and easily access, doggie waste bags.

All of these items, and plenty more, are available from Kyjen.

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