Off the Shelf
If you are looking for a utilitarian dog bowl, Silipint has a model—the Aqua-Fur Dog Bowl ($14.95-$17.95)—that works well for traveling. It’s a foldable silicone bowl that you can smush into a compact size when not in use. To use, unfold, flip it inside out, and voila, an instant pop-up large dog bowl, perfect for kibble of a little water for slurpable rehydrating. Re-folding took some studying of the illustrative drawings on the accompanying tag, but essentially it just requires manhandling the silicone a bit. It’s like a burrito shell folded in half that one then folds into a triangle and then squeezes into a small square. Easy. Bay Woof sampled bowls in glow-in-the dark green and bright red and liked the storage case they came in. They are unbreakable, BPA-free, withstand heat, and are flexible but sturdy, and humans can pick up drinkware with lids for themselves. Learn more at Silipint.com.
Bay Woof also had three varieties of Noah’s Bark, All Nature Dog Biscuits for the test dogs to try: Bodacious Beef, Cha-Cha Chicken, and Peanutty Perfection (a 14-ounce bag is $12.99). The ingredients include chicken, beef, carrots, peas, green beans, flaxseed, oat flour, apples, peanut butter, cane molasses, not wheat, corn, or soy. In honor of International Dog Biscuit Day earlier this year, Noah’s donated bags of biscuits to shelters. Cody and Rufus gobbled up all three kinds. The boys are smallish- to medium-sized dogs, so the big biscuits had to be broken into pieces for easy eating. But they approved, lapping up every crumb. Find out the story behind Noah’s Bark at BuyNoahsBark.com.
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