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Whether you like to indulge your pet with fancy gifts or simply window
shop for pricey pet tools, you'll want to check out these 10 products
that caught our attention at Global Pet Expo 2012. From poop vacuums to
crystal-covered leashes, these items are guaranteed to make your eyes —
and maybe your bank account — pop.
Allan Halprin, Vetstreet
How much would you pay to never again touch a smelly plastic bag of poop? The Auggiedog
lets you clean up your yard after your canine's potty break without
having to handle his mess. The device picks up the waste and keeps it
out of sight (and smell) until you deposit it into a trash can or
These custom-made aquariums from Boyd Enterprises
will steal the show in any room. The reef aquaria model pictured will
run you $50,000 for the wood casting, lighting and filtration system,
plus an extra $10,000 for the interior contents, like fish and coral.
But think what an impact it will make in your dining room!
These Flexi luxury leashes will certainly make your doggy diva feel like a star as she struts down the block. The model pictured is the "Glam Wings Medium,"
which has a 16-foot tape leash and is covered in Swarovski crystals;
$240. Other blinged-out varieties include Glam Butterfly, Glam Spider
and Glam Composition.
Of course, many vets have safety concerns about using retractable leashes, so if you don't choose to splash out on this one, you have a good excuse.
If you've noticed your pup packing on a few extra pounds (or if you
want to keep your fit dog healthy), consider adding this gizmo to your
home gym. The GoPet treadmill
comes in seven models, based on your dog's weight, and allows you to
adjust the incline of his walk. And if Rover needs a little more
motivation, you can attach one of his toys to a metal eyelet on the
machine. The GoPet retails for $1,135 for large breeds (maximum weight
of 176 pounds).
This creative product uses a simple mouth swab
to turn your pet's DNA into a work of art, so you can show everyone
just how unique your four-legged friend is. The "Picture Personal"
(shown below) retails for $499 unframed and $599 framed. Signature DNA
has also introduced a jewelry line that allows you to capture your
pet's double helix in stainless steel, sterling silver and gold. This
wearable memento of your pup's DNA will cost you approximately $1,200,
depending on the current price of gold. Call 1-855-802-6800 for jewelry
Melanie Kramer, Vetstreet
Your bird will have plenty of space to play and flap her feathers with this luxury bird tree. Crafted from java wood, the playstand has ample space between the branches for your curious bird to explore; $1,499 for model shown.
You spend a lot of time decorating your home, and you want your pets'
possessions to fit in with the big picture. These sophisticated pet dining tables
will blend in to any classic or contemporary home. The base is formed
from ash wood and the table top from solid white granite; $300 for
medium size (includes stainless steel bowls).
If your pooch occasionally stays outdoors and you want to make extra sure your canine is comfortable in his dog house, the ClimateRight
can safely manage the temperature of your pup's small enclosure. The
portable machine heats in the winter and cools during the summer, in
addition to filtering and dehumidifying the air; $599.
This grooming set
from Geib Buttercut includes three shears made from the same material
as samurai swords. With a clip produced by these masterpieces, your pet
will never have a bad hair day again; $1,439.
While the price of this item doesn't compare with $1,400 grooming
scissors, you may have never planned to splurge on a candle to deal with
your dog's flatulence. The Fart & Away Candle combines floral ylang
ylang, tuberose, white tea, myrtle and fennel to rid the room of those
less-than-pleasant odors. From Sniff Pet Candles; $32.
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