APPA Members Provide Solutions for Common Dog Problems

APPA Members Provide Solutions for Common Dog Problems

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June 21, 2010
Contact: Jamie Brant
The Impetus Agency 775-322-4022

APPA Members Provide Solutions for Common Dog Problems
- According to the 2009/2010 APPA National Pet Owners Survey, there are 45.6 million dog-owning households in the United States.-

GREENWICH, CT. – Dogs come in many different sizes, breeds, shapes and colors, but no matter the type of dog, pet owners are faced with some common problems. According to the 2009/2010 American Pet Products Association (APPA) National Pet Owners Survey, 95% of dog owners report companionship, love, company and affection as the leading benefit of owning a dog. However, some aspects of dog ownership can be challenging, so pet product manufacturers have come up with compromises for living harmoniously.

Here are some popular dog products produced by APPA members to help owners overcome some of the minor drawbacks to owning dogs as reported in the 2009/2010 National Pet Owners Survey:

Dog Problem: sadness when the dog dies was reported by fifty-one percent (51%) of dog owners as a drawback to owning a dog.

Solution: Milano Monuments Laser Engraved Paw Print Plaque
Milano Monuments Laser Engraved Paw Print Plaque makes a perfect memorial tribute to a beloved pet. Include his name, a personalized message and dates on the solid black granite memorial stone in remembrance of the love and affection he provided.

Dog Problem: finding care for a dog when owners are away from home is an issue for thirty-two percent (32%) of dog owners.

Solution: Kurgo Auto Zip Line
More and more owners are taking their dogs with them when they travel, and the Kurgo Auto Zip Line keeps pet and human passengers safe in the car. The harness and restraint system attach between the two rear seatbelts or rear passenger side handles, to create a tether run allowing the dog freedom to roam the backseat safely while the driver concentrates on driving.

Solution: Talk To Me Rubber Treatball
The Talk To Me Rubber Treatball is a great toy for dogs that suffer from separation anxiety. Owners can record and re-record a voice message for their dog while they are away from home. The Treatball is motion activated and replays the message to the dog as it dispenses treats.

Dog Problem: damage to furniture, carpet and floors was reported as a drawback to owning a dog for twenty percent (20%) of respondents.

Solution: Cardinal Gates VersaGate
Keep the dog out of the dining room and off of the couch with a pet gate. The versatile gate comes with two extensions and features a 40-inch door section for easy access between rooms.

Solution: Bamboo Mud Magnet Paw Cleaner
When dogs come indoors, they bring water, dirt and grime with them. With Bamboo Mud Magnet Paw Cleaner, pet owners can quickly clean off dog’s paws before they enter the house or car.

Solution: Neater Pet Brands Neater Feeder
A sloppy dog can make quite a mess of the floors and walls with their food and water. The Neater Feeder is the ultimate feeding system for dogs because it contains food and water spills in separate reservoirs. The Neater Feeder is kick-proof and deters pests from getting the dog’s food or water.

Dog Problem: dog owners mentioned shedding as drawback to living with a dog.

Solution: FURminator deShedding Tool
The FURminator deShedding tool quickly and easily removes the loose, dead undercoat hair that is the underlying source of shedding. The tool has a stainless steel edge that grabs loose undercoate hair without damaging the topcoat.

Solution: Bissell Pet Hair Eraser Vacuum
Banish dog hair, dust and dander from the furniture and floor with the Bissell Pet Hair Eraser Vacuum. The vacuum uses MultiCyclonic separation for superior suction and the Pet Hair Lifter and rotating brush to remove dirt and pet hair.

For more information, additional images or product samples contact Jamie Brant at The Impetus Agency 775.322.4022 or


The American Pet Products Association (APPA) is the leading not-for-profit trade association serving the interests of the pet products industry since 1958. APPA membership includes nearly 1,000 pet product manufacturers, their representatives, importers and livestock suppliers, representing both large corporations and growing business enterprises. APPA's mission is to promote, develop and advance pet ownership and the pet product industry and to provide the services necessary to help its members prosper. Visit for more information.





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