BEAUFORT, S.C., Feb. 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Dogs love lying on cold floors and homeowners love the look of hardwood and tile, but according to Dr. Julie Buzby , veterinarian and animal acupuncturist, dogs weren't designed to live on hard-surface flooring.
"Dogs engage their toenails to gain traction," Buzby explains. "When slipping or sliding, a dog will flex his toes and dig in his nails. This is the perfect design for acquiring traction on earthen terrain; on hard-surface flooring, however, this only makes the slipping and struggling worse."
Slipping is hard on dogs' joints and increases the risk of injury. Many veterinarians emphasize that it can be an emotionally traumatic experience as well.
"Fear is real for many senior or disabled dogs who live on hard-surface floors," Buzby says. "Owners of struggling dogs recognize this fear, but until now there hasn't been an effective solution for dogs slipping on hardwood and tile."
Buzby developed Dr. Buzby's ToeGrips for Dogs, which she describes as "a biomechanical solution to a biomechanical problem." ToeGrips are natural rubber rings that slide on to dogs' nails, adhere by friction, and provide traction and confidence for senior, disabled, and rehabilitating dogs.
Dr. Lee Gregory , an emergency/critical care veterinarian who is also certified in acupuncture and rehabilitation, uses ToeGrips on Winnie, her own 13-year-old Shar Pei mix. Winnie experienced two neurologic episodes that left her with balance deficits. In addition, her vision was worsening. This combination caused Winnie to become fearful.
"Fear affects her mobility," Gregory explains, "and also translates to every part of her life. Veterinary professionals have come to recognize how fear can ruin a dog's life."
The enhanced mobility Winnie has with ToeGrips made her emotional state better too. Gregory noted, "She is still affected by her loss of vision, but I can say that she is a better dog with her restored balance. I would say that if you want to teach an old dog new tricks, help it to engage in movement. ToeGrips do this. ToeGrips are truly a breakthrough for canine geriatric medicine."
In addition to helping dogs like Winnie, Buzby says ToeGrips have been valuable for three-legged dogs, patients recovering from orthopedic surgeries, and dogs recuperating from injuries.
"ToeGrips cannot solve every dog's mobility issues," Buzby adds, "but for the right dog, ToeGrips are a simple, affordable, natural solution to an age-old problem."
ToeGrips are sold through more than 100 veterinary professionals in six countries, and can be ordered direct online at www.toegrips.com.
About Dr. Buzby's ToeGrips
Dr. Buzby's ToeGrips is a registered service mark of Dr. Buzby's Innovations, LLC of Beaufort, South Carolina. Product information available at www.toegrips.com and www.toegripswholesale.com for veterinarians.
Eitan Nordman flat design
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My Name is Eitan Nordman. Inventor of bowldog™ - pet travel bowl
Mastered Cognitive psychology  and worked as a Man-Machine interface [MMI] designer and consultant. Through my work as an MMI designer, I got acquainted with the fascinating world of product design which triggered me to focus on product development.
In the past 7 yrs., I’ve been focusing on product design, development and consultation through my own studio - flat design.
At 2005, me and two of my associates developed the vazu™ - the patented flat magic vase that opens from flat to a regular stable medium sized vase [www.vazu.biz ].
This revolutionary product gained popularity selling millions of units worldwide, through retailers like IKEA and Target, to name few…
This gave me the inspiration to invent the bowldog™ - foldable pet travel bowl. Through the extensive experience I gained with the technology and market knowhow, I developed bowldog™ - an innovative pet travel bowl for pets’ on-the-go, providing, what evidently is a perfect solution for a real need – limited pet outdoor and travel feeding solutions
While studying the problem, I came across numerous solutions, none of which offered what bowldog™ has in a single product:
Functionality - suits all dog , light weight, flat, flexible, washable and re-usable
Design - endless variety of designs printed on the bowl, suiting all tastes and forms
Material – using unique laminates that suit the outdoor usage environment [ease of cleaning, dirt doesn’t stick etc.]
bowldog™ was introduced to the market during 2009, and ever since has gained popularity worldwide, selling in most European countries, USA, Australia, New-Zealand, Japan, Southern America and Israel, of course.
PPN [Pet Product News] - article on July 2011 issue
Swiss In-flight magazine [May 2011 issue] - attacehd.
Various Israeli TV shows and newspapers
Eitan Nordman flat design
1. bowldog™ is:
foldable dog travel and outdoor bowl
Safe – BPA free
Fits to the pocket, bag or glove compartment
Easy to use
2. bowldog™’s functionality:
Opens into a convenient, re-usable bowl, by simply adding water or food
Allowing dog owners feed and water their dogs on all outdoor activities: traveling, picnics, daily walks etc.
Enabling dog owner monitor/provide adequate liquids /food to their dogs
Lowering chances of dehydration
3. Why bowldog™?
Every dog owner faces the problem of feeding your dog outdoor – bowldog™ is the solution
Trendy and fashionable designs - to encourage users to carry it wherever they go
Practical solution for all outdoor activities
Cool and fun
Safe – BPA free
Fits to the pocket, bag or glove compartment
Easy to use
4. bowldog™ is different than than other products because it’s -
Hygienic - easily washed
Eitan Nordman flat design
Integrated zipper to ensure no drips of leftovers
Elegant use - can be sealed with zipper immediately after use and easily washed later
variety of graphic designs - Turns it to a fashionable item to carry around
perfect combination of the above providing the best solution for an apparent problem
5. What kind of results will I see using bowldog™?
Raising Dogs owners’ awareness to dehydration and feeding issues
Natural use - owners’ increasing willingness to take dogs along provided an elegant solution for dogs feeding issues
6. This is how you use bowldog™:
Open bowldog [detach zipper sideways]
Manually straighten bowl to shape
Place on a flat surface
Add water or food
Contains about 1.3 liters/ 5.5 cups
When done –
pour out leftovers
Seal bowldog™ with the designated zipper
When folded or unused you may attach it to the leash [designated hole in some versions], put in your pocket or conveniently place in the glove compartment
7. What problem does your product solve?
Based on my accumulated experience in product development and specifically in this industry, I came up with a solution that I knew is right - simple, elegant and cheap.
bowldog™ - A foldable travel bowl.
bowldog™ is a bowl that -
Won’t take any place while unused
Opens to a regular sized bowl when needed
May be used over and over again.
Improvising is over – Whenever you’re outdoor, no need for cut plastic bottles, inconvenient rigid bowl or using your hand as a bucket.
bowldog™ has it all
Opens into a 5.5 cups/ 1.3 liters bowl for food or water.
Terri is a native New Yorker who moved to Los Angeles in 1998. A nurse by trade,
her passion for jewelry design began in 1988. Today her exquisite wedding rings and
diamond dog bones have defined her as one of the finest high-end jewelry designers in
Always a dog lover, she took her passion for fine jewelry and started creating unique
pieces for pet parents, The demand for her custom photo charms, paw print cuff links,
dog house charm and her signature dog bone pendant have rapidly extended her
jewelry business into new categories. In 2008, inspired by her rescue dog Skyler, she
created Chief Furry Officer.
Today, along with her rescues Bailey, V-PEE of Sales and Heidi, VP of Barketing, Terri
operates CFO from her Southern California office. Her business has now extended into
dog collars, dog tags, treats and other unique items for pets and pet lovers. Terri can
often be found working with local animal rescue organizations or actively fundraising for
For more information about CFO products, its founder and her rescue partners, visit
Who Knew Being Bad Could Feel So Good?
The Oster® Outlaw™ clipper is quickly revolutionizing at-home pet grooming. After extensive research and listening to the needs of groom-at-home pet-parents nationwide, Oster is proud to launch the Outlaw which features an innovative new design and exceedingly high-level performance that you’ve come to expect from Oster. Designed to handle everything from general purpose grooming to precision clipping, this smooth, quiet, reliable tool keeps its cool and delivers high-quality performance for all coat types every time.
Offering precision, comfort and performance, the Outlaw features professional-quality blades, heavy-duty design, 2 speeds, and Whisper Quiet™ motor technology. For added convenience, the Outlaw is also compatible with the A5® Cryogen-X™ and Elite Cryogen-X™ blades, as well as the wider Take Down Quick™ wide blade series.
The new Outlaw features:
þ a two-speed, heavy-duty rotary motor: 2,900 SPM to 3,300 SPM
þ a cooler running housing and motor design, resulting in the less-often need for a blade change
þ a lighter-weight housing, greatly reducing hand and wrist fatigue
þ replaceable carbon brushes, extending the product’s life and allowing you to use the same clipper for years to come
þ Whisper Quiet™ motor technology, keeping pets calm during the grooming process
þ no air vents that blow hair around during your session
“We are thrilled to introduce the Oster® Outlaw™ clipper and all the tremendous benefits this innovative tool will offer,” comments Product Manager of Oster Professional Products Travis Brown. “The Outlaw is extremely powerful and lightweight, with the ability to use all of the A5® Detachable blades that consumers know, trust and love to use. We are confident that this next-generation tool works with any coat type and offers precision, varying speeds and comfort.”
Featuring two-speeds, the Outlaw clipper’s high speed can be used to easily cut through heavier, matted coats, and the lower speed is ideal for gently cutting and trimming around sensitive areas like face and ears.
The Wild West has finally met its match!
For more information on Oster Professional Products, and how it leads the pet grooming industry in several categories based on quality, innovation and a commitment to excellence, please call 1-800-830-3678 or visit www.osterpro.com.
The Life Of Ryley Joins People and Pets
Together using Style and Design
The Life of Ryley believes that the relationship between people and pets is about much more than just an owner and a dog. It is a lifestyle.
The products that owners buy for themselves and their home
should reflect that lifestyle as much as the products that go on the pet.
Patterson, NY (Nov. xx, 2011) – For so many people, their dog is an extension of their families. The unconditional love of a pet is what provides joy and satisfaction to people. The Life of Ryley has created a line of products for people and the home that brings style and design to this unique relationship.
“The company was founded because we felt there was a need for a little fun and expression in the world of dog products,” said Tracy Stillman, the company founder. “After we created our unique line of collars and leashes for dogs, we felt the next logical step was to create fun and stylish gear for their owners.”
Both dogs and humans are sure to love the very special Ryley cotton graphic tee. Made from super soft 100 percent cotton and tailored to flatter a woman’s figure, this long sleeve tee shirt is sure to become a favorite. The shirt has a unique wrap-around dog silhouette with the tail on the front with the body wrapping underarm and the head on the shirt’s back.
The Life of Ryley also offers two unique neckpieces that make dog owning a snap! Ryley’s Agility Necklace keeps the clicker and whistle easily accessible when the pooch needs a quick training session. Adorned with Ryley’s signature #1 charm, this fabulous necklace is made with bright red leather and yellow silk twine accenting braided brown suede and natural rope detail with antique brass hardware.
The Park Bag Necklace turns carrying waste bags into a fashion statement. This ball-and-chain necklace keeps a discrete supply of bags in a colorful red and white nylon pouch that hangs right at the fingertips.
For the home, The Life of Ryley says good-bye to both the industrial stainless steel food bowls and the dull, square foam dog beds! The clean and crisp look of The White or Brown Ceramic Faux Bois Bowls and Treat Jars mimic tree stumps, transforming the feeding station into an interior design dream space!
Finally, The Life of Ryley offers a stunning black and white Faux Fur Hide-Shaped Dog Bed that could easily be mistaken for a bearskin accent rug in a cozy nook! Finally, dogs will be shooing the people off their bed!
“Whether we are designing for pets or humans we always try to be fun, functional and stylish,” added Stillman. “Pets have personalities and people recognize style. We believe our high-quality products reflect both of these elements perfectly!”
About the Company
The Life of Ryley was built on the premise that there is more to a collar than just a band and a buckle… The gear and accessories we put on our pets give us an opportunity to tout our pet’s personality while we show off our own unique style. Things like fashion and comfort are fundamentally important to all of us and should be reflected in these products. The Life of Ryley presents a wonderful world of super-cool dog stuff (and goodies for the cats too) that will add style and flair to the spectacular bond between you and your pet.