Pet Connection Pros Pick Top Pet Products for 2008: Dr. Marty Becker to Feature his Picks on ABC-TV's 'Good Morning America'

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A variety of pet-friendly items -- from kitty strings to puppy potties -- has been named to this year's PetConnection.com list of "The Top 10 New Pet Products" chosen by syndicated pet-care columnists and authors Gina Spadafori and Dr. Marty Becker, "America's Veterinarian" and the veterinarian for "Good Morning America." Dr. Becker will show off the best new pet products on his next "Good Morning America" appearance, set for March 19.

A variety of pet-friendly items -- from kitty strings to puppy potties -- has been named to this year's PetConnection.com list of "The Top 10 New Pet Products."

Founded by "Good Morning America" veterinarian Dr. Marty Becker and his writing partner, the Universal Press syndicated pet-care columnist and best-selling author Gina Spadafori, PetConnection.com is the pet-lover's best resource for news and information. To prepare the Top 10 list, PetConnection.com's team of pet experts checked out all the newest products.

"Our pet-crazy platoon traversed the floors of the recent Global Pet Expo trade show in San Diego to discover the most innovative and ingenious new products out there for animal lovers," said Dr. Becker, "America's Veterinarian," who will highlight some items from the list and more on ABC-TV's "Good Morning America," March 19. "The pet industry is a $43.4 billion annual business, and the competition is dog-eat-dog to come up with exciting pet products every year."

This year's Pet Connection Top 10 Products list suggests that pet-lovers value convenience and fun. The PetConnection.com site, which also includes a popular Web log, DogCars.com vehicle reviews and pet-care articles, highlights products to look for soon in retail stores, including:

Fling-ama-string cat toy (http://www.moodypet.com), a battery-powered string-flinger that will get any cat off the coach and into shape.

Microwaveable Canine Cake (http://www.claudiascaninecuisine.com), a fun project kit featuring all the things needed to create pup-friendly cakes.

DogTread Motorized Exercise Treadmill (petzenproducts.com), an indoor puppy power-walker designed to keep small dogs active and healthy.

Celltei Pak o-Bird (http://www.celltei.com), a comfortable backpack bird carrier featuring a perch and food/water cups.

Bionaire Odor Grabber Litter Box (http://www.jardencs.com), a cat box with a filter motor that catches waste smells as well as airborne dander and fur.

Toto Too Center Mounted Pet Seat for Dogs (tototoo.net), a dog seats that fits between the front seats of a vehicle to give small dogs a safe, secure and elevated ride.

Comfy Cone soft Elizabethan pet collar (allfourpaws.com), an alternative to the hard-plastic cones traditionally issued by veterinarians to prevent dogs from irritating incisions.

Dogzilla Deep Freeze (Aspenpet.com), a bone-shaped ice treat-maker that is perfect for teething puppies.

Purrsuasions Catnectors Switch-n-Snap cat toys (sergeants.com), a glove with toys that easily snap on and off for variety.

Pipi Dolly's Toilet for dogs (Rush Direct Inc.), a small-dog relief zone with two trays to help keep paws clean.

For more information and photos of these and other pet products, visit PetConnection.com. Dr. Marty Becker will feature these products and more on ABC-TV's "Good Morning America" on Wednesday, March 19.

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