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Out of the hundreds of pet products Dr. Marty Becker saw this year, he's chosen his top 30 picks for 2011, including a few things he shared with the Good Morning America viewing audience. Dr. Becker's best-of list includes cat condos, puppy treats and aquariums that double as works of art.
Cat Power Tower
The Cat Power Tower looks great and allows your cat to multitask by hunting for treats, climbing, scratching and lounging. Cats are both prey and predator, and they prefer being up high to either look for food or be safe. Studies have shown that cats who have more vertical space are less stressed and have fewer health problems.
Most cats are dehydrated. That's why veterinarians promote fountains, like the Catit Fresh and Clear Drinking Fountain, to help them drink more. Here’s to toasting fresh, cool, filtered water!
The Lickety Stik is perfect for a begging dog who needs just a slurp, not a snack to make it to dinner. Tasty and low calorie, it’ll have tongues lapping and tails wagging.
Purrfect Claw Clipper
Tested in some of the top veterinary hospitals in the United States, the Purrfect Claw Clipper trims nails without nicking the quick.
Mimicking the pheromone that a mother dog secretes to calm her puppies, the Sergeants Pheremone Collar is the canine equivalent of having a couple of glasses of wine to stop the whine that comes with thunderstorms, visit to the vet, or being left at home.
Cats are the ultimate predators, using scents and senses to catch dinner. Bring the thrill of the hunt into your house with the boredom-busting Aikiou Stimulo Cat Feeding Station.
Want art that constantly changes and reduces stress? The Living Wall Art Panoramic Wall Aquarium is just that: living, breathing art.
Don’t feed just your dog’s body, feed his mind by making him work for food. Boredom-busting food puzzles from Premier are made to be chewed and manipulated to release eats.
Bike Tow Leash
Even energetic dogs can get panting tired tethered to your bike. Turn your two-wheeler into a bicycle built for two with a Running Dog Bike Tow Leash and get rolling toward better health for both of you.
We love pets but don’t love pet messes. Bissell Stomp 'N Go Stain Lifting Pads are an easy way to get rid of mistakes fast!
Pets cruise in safety and style with the Kurgo Backseat Bridge.
Chase-It Pet Products
A happy, healthy dog is a dog who gets panting tired every day. The Chase-It Dog Toy lets you stand in one spot outside or in the living room and exhaust any size dog in minutes — he just chases and pounces on what he thinks is a wild animal!
Even Morris would go wild for these new soft cat treats. Buy these and your kitty will do anything to get you to open the treat drawer.
Pets love fresh water, and the stainless steel Drinkwell Hydrate is nonstaining, easy to clean and durable.
If you have allergies, a simple, safe, effective product to reduce them is nothing to sneeze at. Clear the air with Febreze Allergen Reducer and take a deep breath.
Quaker Pet Group
Can you hear us now? What about now? If you're a dog, you can hear the high-pitched squeal of a Hear Doggy Ultrasonic Plush Toy.
A Fantasy Forest
Cats love to leap, lounge, swat and scratch. The Pussy Cat Paradise Cat Condo is the Swiss army knife of cat condos and can accommodate a kinetic mass of kitties for fun in the faux sun.
Optimal Selection Genetic Breeding Analysis offers an invaluable aid to reputable breeders striving to produce healthy family pets.
The Pet Hub SmartLink Tag is a high-tech way to help a beloved pet find his way back home. One out of three pets will be lost, so make sure your pet is protected without advertising your personal information.
Petmate Squeakbottles are the canine equivalent of a New Year’s noisemaker. He'll have fun crunching and munching.
Turn your cat into Rocky with a Booda Balance Ball.
As Emeril says, “Let’s kick it up a notch!” The seemingly magic Puppy Dust Shakable Treat powder can turn the mundane into the munchies.
Loose dogs can be dangerous in the car. If your dog jumps from seat to seat like a pupcorn popper, the Solvit Front Seat Net Pet Barrier can help. It keeps pets in their place but allows great visibility and airflow.
Fruitables Pet Foods
Fruitables Sweet Potato and Pecan Crunchy Dog Treats are healthy yet tasty treats that get the tail wagging without the gut sagging.
Like a giant electronic leash, Tagg — The Pet Tracker is a simple but sophisticated tracking system that can help keep your pet at home sweet home.
Wiggles Wags & Whiskers
Using what almost looks like reins on a horse, the Freedom No-Pull Harness lets you and your pup enjoy a walk together with no strain or pain on your part.
The great thing about the Purrfect Pouncer Cat Toy is that while your cat exhausts himself chasing it, playtime also involves the cat owner in exercising and bonding.
The Company of Animals
Dark dog + dark night = a recipe for a walking disaster. Light your pet up like Vegas and enjoy a safer late-night stroll with the Vivid Illuminated Pet Collar.
Whether Retriever or Terrier, your dog will go crazy for the Treat-Dispensing Pickle Pocket. It's a toy that dispenses treats!
Genesis4Pets Breed-Specific Health Care helps pet parents plan for a healthier life for their four-legged family members.
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