APPA Dives Into Summer with the Hottest Pet Products

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American Pet Products Association (APPA) offers solutions to keep pets safe and entertained this summer

Summer is here, and to some of the 83 million dogs owned in the United States (according to APPA’s 2013/2014 National Pet Owners Survey), it’s the best time of year. From camping must-haves to items that keep pets safe and cooled down in the summer heat, APPA is pleased to share the following products, manufactured by APPA members, to help make your four-legged pal’s summer safe and enjoyable.

Keeping pets safe while spending time in or around water and during boating excursions, the Kurgo Surf n Turf Coat is both a lifevest and a three-season shell in one. Intended to comfortably fit active dogs in the water, the flotation layer can easily be removed for a perfect fit waterproof shell. MSRP: $40.00

Making summertime walks easy, the Kangaroo Plus Pet Leash features a convenient bag dispenser, a soft handle and a shock absorbing function to eliminate the tug and strain many face when walking pets. MSRP: $39.95

Great for keeping pets safe and close by while camping or spending time at the beach or park, the new 3Sixty Fun retractable tie-out leash easily stakes into the ground, is rotatable and extends up to 16 feet, allowing pets to safely and securely move about. MSRP: $39.95

Helping protect pets against strong UV rays, fleas & ticks, and hot sand, Zippy Dynamics suits feature lightweight and breathable material, zippers and adjustable cords to provide a near-custom fit and are available in multiple styles. MSRP: $99.99 - $134.99

Keeping pets cooled down and comfortable, the K&H Coolin’ Gel Pet Cot features a gel pad in the center of the cot and is raised to keep pets off of hot surfaces. A Pet Cot Canopy is also available to shade pets from harsh summer sunlight. MSRP: $79.99

The floating Urban Stick from Bionic Pet Products is the perfect summer toy. Designed for determined chewers, the durable toy is thoughtfully crafted for flinging and fetching fun and can be stuffed with Fido’s favorite treats. MSRP: $14.99 - $29.99

Keeping pets pest-free during outdoor outings, chemical-free Natural Repellent by Aroma Paws features a blend of essential oils including Lavender and Eucalyptus to deter pests and Lavender and Peppermint to soothe bug bites. MSRP: $13.00

An ideal summertime harness, the Mesh Collection by my canine kids INC features breathable mesh material specifically designed for comfort and performance in warm weather and includes reflective trimming for nighttime visibility, Velcro and d-ring closures for a snug fit, and is designed to avoid pulling on pets. MSRP: $22.00 - $34.00

For more information, samples, hi-res images or segment opportunities, please contact Jamie Baxter at 775-322-4022 or Jamie(at)theimpetusagency(dot)com.

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 more than 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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