Winter Adventure Gear

1. Stay safe and visible during dark evening walks with Rayco’s Pet Safety Bandana. Made with lightweight and durable nylon, this bandana features reflective striping to ensure your dog is seen. This machine-washable essential is available in multiple sizes! (from $7;


2. Your dog will be ready for exploring a winter wonderland with the Adventure Backpack from ZippyPaws! Made from durable ripstop and breathable fabric, this comfortable pack is designed to hold water, treats, and other outdoor adventure necessities. (from $30;


3. Venture out no matter the weather! The Glacier Dog Coat from Shedrow K9 features a durable water- and wind-resistant outer shell to keep your pup warm and dry! Adjustable chest and belly band closures and discreet elastic leg straps keep the coat secure while reflective piping offers enhanced visibility. (from $45;


4. With rain, snow, and slush, the winter season means muddy paws! The Dexas MudBuster is an easy way to clean your pup’s feet and remove salt and de-icing compounds as well. Simply add water into the tumbler and insert your dog’s paw; soft, gentle, and thick silicone bristles effortlessly remove all traces of mud and dirt. A must-have for the car and entry way! (from $22;


5. Protect your dog’s paws from snow, slush, and road salt with Walkaboots dog boots from Walkabout Harnesses. The rubber sole provides insulation while the water-resistant neoprene shell and moisture-absorbing liner keep paws dry. (from $20;


This article originally appeared in the award-winning Modern Dog magazine. Subscribe today!

9 Easy, Expert Tips for Share-worthy Photos of Your Dog!

Sometimes what appears to be a roadblock turns out to be a purpose-finding detour. Such is the case with Emily Lim, a baker, and Catherine Li, a photographer, whose plans were derailed when Covid-19 hit.

“When Covid first started, we both thought it wouldn’t last years—a couple weeks off school and work and that would be it,” says Li.

Weeks, however, turned into months. Lim was permanently let go from her position as a baker, and Li was freshly graduated from photography school. “We found ourselves with lots of free time, so we did what many other people in their 20s did during the pandemic—baked sourdough, played Animal Crossing, and got a puppy, Cappuccino.”

They began visiting a nearby park with a neighbourhood dog meetup. Taking photos of the dogs and seeing the joy it sparked in their owners led them down an unanticipated path: starting a pet photography studio, Kapture 9 Studios. So far, they’re off to an incredible start—one of their dog portraits graces this issue’s cover.

“We wanted to help pet owners capture their pet’s personality and give them a lasting memory,” says Lim. “We try to give all our clients a unique and fun experience.” 

* To book a session, go to They welcome all species of pets. Find them on Instagram and Facebook at @kapture9studios.


Kapture 9’s Tips for Better Dog Photos

Dog lying down looking at camera

1. Get down to your pet’s level

We spend most of our time looking down toward our dogs, so try getting low. You’ll be surprised by how different your pet looks!

Dog catching food in front of camera

2. Pay your pet—and don’t be cheap!

Pet parents are often shocked with how many treats we give out during a shoot, but your pet is doing hard work! Don’t expect your dog to do 10 commands for one treat and be cooperative. It’s important to know how your pet likes to be paid—some like food and some like play. Find out what your dog’s preference is, and reward heavily. You might find a more attentive dog!

Dog in motion in front of camera

3. Add some motion

As long as you have enough light, your smart phone should be able to handle taking some action shots of your pup! Adding some movement can make for a more interesting shot. Photos are a great time to show off your dog’s tricks. You can get some hilarious faces from treat catching [toss some kibble and snap away], but having your pup strut their stuff can make for some adorable photos, too.

Dog wearing glasses accessories in front of camera

4. Accessorize

Add in some bows, bandanas, hats, or toys to add personality to your photos.

Dog looking at camera

5. Play with space

Don’t feel confined to centering your pet or following the rule of thirds. Play around with cropping; filling the frame or having a ton of background can make for a more interesting photograph!

Dogs having fun eating cake

6. Have fun

Don’t stress out about getting the perfect shot! Take lots of photos and have fun with it! Make sure your dog is having fun, too. Modelling is hard work. Sometimes they’re willing to show off and other times they’re just going to give you a sit. 

smiling dog with eyes closed

7. Be candid

Some of the cutest photos come from the moments between the shots you’re trying to get, so take a bunch of photos and go through them later.  

Two dogs playing together

8. Grab a friend

The more the merrier! Bringing in some friends can bring out a different side of your pup and you’ll get some shots you wouldn’t be able to capture solo.

Dog being cheeky

9. Get cheeky

Don’t be afraid to show off all your dog’s assets! 

This article originally appeared in the award-winning Modern Dog magazine. Subscribe today!


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The Dog Bowl That Fights Germs

(spoiler…you'll be surprised!)

4)…Our pooch's food and water bowls! 

Would you have guessed?

We all love our pets and wash their bowls thoroughly every day… right? But did you know that this is not enough to kill the germs – as microbes, such as bacteria, mould and fungi continue to multiply even after a thorough wash. Interestingly, we learned that 67% of bowls coming out of the dishwasher still have Salmonella bacteria present on their surfaces.*


What does this mean and what can we do about it? A team of very patient microbiologists explained to us that the effects of cleaning are short lived, and once they have worn off, our dog bowls are subject to recontamination, leaving bacteria to thrive unchecked until the next clean.

So, sort of like the antibacterial hand sanitizers or surface sprays we all love to use constantly. If a surface isn’t continuously resistant to bacteria, the germs continue to thrive and multiply. The fat found in pet food for example is breeding-ground heaven for bacteria! We often get told by our readers that they have to keep cleaning the face area of their dogs after they have eaten or been drinking out their regular water and food bowls because of the bacteria build up which can lead to skin irritations and even dog acne.


Armed with this new knowledge, our friends at HOWND decided to innovate the world’s most hygienic food and water bowl: The HERO Bowl. In an increasingly hygiene conscious world, the patent-pending HERO Bowl is a must have for pet owners that care as much about their pets’ hygiene as their own. It has built-in antimicrobial protection provided by BioCote®, a world leader in antimicrobial technology.


The technology is present throughout the HERO Bowl, providing protection even if it becomes scratched or is chewed by the family dog. The antimicrobial protection will last for the lifetime of the bowl as it cannot not wash off or wear away.

A superior alternative to stainless steel, glass or ceramic products, the HERO Bowl is made from recyclable polypropylene and has 24-hour protection from a technology that works constantly to reduce microbes by up to 99.99% on the protected surface. Like all pet bowls, the HERO Bowl should be cleaned regularly, but unlike on an unprotected bowl, the risk of microbial cross contamination from the HERO Bowl is actively reduced as the BioCote® technology continues to perform against the colonisation of bacteria, perfectly complementing existing hygiene practices. The BioCote® additive has been proven to reduce up to 86% of bacteria in just 15 minutes, 99.5% in two hours and has even been proven to inactivate the H1N1 virus. The technology is resistant to microbes, such as bacteria, mould and fungi, and also prevents the formation of biofilms – a defence mechanism from certain bacteria that is a secretion of mucus which builds up until visible to the naked eye. BioCote® technology is proven to last for 25 years!


With modern day dog owners taking more interest in the health and hygiene of their pets than ever before, the HERO bowl – which by the way is non-slip and dishwasher safe – is also ideal for multiple pet households as well as vet surgeries, grooming salons, rescue centres, kennels and dog friendly cafes where bowls are often shared and hygiene is of the utmost importance.

The innovative HERO Bowl is available to order from today until July 28 only from Indiegogo with fantastic early bird discounts.





Mark and Jo, co owners of HOWND and founders & organisers of national BringYourDogToWorkDay in the UK

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*According to the NSF – national sanitation foundation

bioDOGradable Bags Announces partnership with 1% for the Planet!

bioDOGradable Bags has joined 1% for the Planet, pledging to donate 1% of annual sales to support nonprofit organizations focused on the environment.

bioDOGradable works to offer a patented vegetable blend as an eco-friendly alternative to harmful plastic bags in order to help prevent plastic pollution. With the current state of our environment ravaged by micro-plastics, something more needed to be done. Now, bioDOGradable’s pet waste bags are the first to help fund the fight against plastic pollution. Ourgoal is to prevent future plastic pollution, while also repairing the damage that has already been done.

● As a new member of 1% For the Planet, bioDOGradable Bag’s donations help support the environmental nonprofit, The 5Gyres Institute; a movement to empower action against the global health crisis of plastic pollution through science, education, and adventure.

● bioDOGradable Bags is a certified Green Business by Green America and is also a proud member of the environmental initiatives, Break Free From Plastic, Plastic Pollution Coalition, and Pet Sustainability Coalition. bioDOGradable believes in working beyond just providing a product by also contributing to powerful movements for positive environmental change.

Collectively, 1% for the Planet Members have donated more than $175 million to environmental
nonprofits to-date.

“We are thrilled to welcome bioDOGradable Bags to our global network,” said Kate Williams, CEO of 1% for the Planet. “Currently, only 3% of total philanthropy goes to the environment and, only 3% of that comes from businesses. We need more business like bioDOGradable Bags to do its valuable part to increase giving and support on the ground outcomes.”


About 1% for the Planet

1% for the Planet is a global organization that connects dollars and doers to accelerate smart environmental giving. We recognize that the current level of environmental giving – only 3% of total philanthropy – is not enough to solve the most pressing issues facing our planet.

Through our business and individual membership, 1% for the Planet inspires people to support environmental organizations through annual membership and everyday actions. We advise on giving strategies, we certify donations, and we amplify the impact of the network.

Started in 2002 by Yvon Chouinard, founder of Patagonia, and Craig Mathews, founder of Blue Ribbon Flies, our members have given more than $175 million to environmental nonprofits to date. Today, 1% for the Planet is a network of more than 1,400 member businesses, a new and expanding core of hundreds of individual members, and thousands of nonprofit partners in more than 60 countries. Look for our logo and visit to learn more.

About New Company

bioDOGradable Bags helps to reduce plastic pollution through education and the use of their certified biobased alternatives to plastic bags. Pet waste currently contributes trillions of plastic bags that ultimately leads to plastic pollution, and it is a category that has yet to be addressed with a sustainable solution. Now, bioDOGradable introduces new methods of disposal through the first Home Pet Waste Composter, bioCOMpet, to safely eliminate harmful pathogens and divert waste from landfills to help support a circular life cycle. These natural bags preserve Earth’s natural resources without the need for fossil fuels and petro-chemicals, which allows it to degrade into a food to be consumed by micro-organisms. This patented vegetable blend addresses the plastic pollution crisis in the pet industry and works to turn pet waste into a highgrade compost to beautify our environment.

7 Reasons Why Dogs Need Pet Joggers

Petique incorporates beautiful design and excellent engineering in all our products. With quality bike tires and EVA foam grip for long lasting comfort, our lightweight All Terrain Pet Joggers are not only made to run smoothly, they are also made to be an overall enjoyable ride for your pets.

We all know dogs need their exercise, but there are also times when dogs can really use a pet jogger. If you own a pet jogger or have ever considered owning one, then you have an idea of how beneficial pet joggers are. Below are the seven reasons why dogs need pet joggers in their life.


Benefits of Pet Joggers


Did your dog just get groomed or you simply do not like having wet dogs in the house? Petique's All Terrain Pet Joggers come with a rain cover to protect your pets from getting wet and other harsh weather.

The concrete can get extremely hot during the summer and extremely cold during the winter. Putting your dog in the pet jogger protects your dog's paws from getting burned. The pet jogger also provides shade, protecting your dog from overheating.

Have you ever seen a dog lie down in the middle of their walk? When humans take their dogs out to exercise, some dogs get tired after a while. You can put them in pet jogger and continue exercising while they rest and enjoy the breeze.

Holding up to 60 LBS (30 kgs), Petique's All Terrain Pet Jogger can help older dogs and disabled dogs get around. Whether it's from the vet or to the park, the pet jogger is great transportation for your pets. There are two entrances on our pet joggers: the front and a large back entrance, giving your pets easy access.

A lot of places like hotels, restaurants, and stores are becoming more pet friendly. Petique's All Terrain Pet Joggers makes transportation and traveling easy. They're basically carriers on wheels!

Pet Joggers lets you easily take dogs into pet friendly restaurants. Your dog will be an obedient dog by sitting or lying nicely in their pet jogger. Everybody will be able to have an enjoyable meal!


You can easily transport your pets or litter of puppies to the vet in the safety of Petique's All Terrain Pet Jogger. Putting your pets in the pet jogger will help them feel safe and stress free.


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Fashion is on the menu with the Yabozi Royals!

The Yabozi Royals™ are the perfect gift for trend-setting pets (and owners) that want style, function and good taste. Mealtimes are a classy affair with this unique, patented pet bowl that doubles as a fashion statement. From New York to Los Angeles and anywhere between, the Yabozi Royals™ will amaze your friends at any party and make the furrier guests howl with envy. Be the bark of the town and still have practical bowls for food and water. With the Yabozi Royals™ bowls, you don’t have to choose between style and function. All of our bowls are FDA approved food safe and made with 100% BPA-free plastic. 

While fun and fashionable, the Yabozi Royals™ patented, one piece design is also practical and designed for every day use. Great for small to medium sized dogs and cats, the Yabozi Royals™ bowls hold a generous 5 oz serving size. The shoe strap allows easy lifting and shoe bottom offers non-skid assurance. Cleaning couldn’t be simpler. With a range of colors, there is a pair of Yabozi Royals™ for every royal pet!

 The Yabozi Royals™ bowls are available on and pet boutiques across the continental US and Canada. Whether it’s for your own fur baby or the dog mom in your life, a pair of Yabozi Royals™ is a chic gift that’s also practical. 

The Yabozi Products team has been thinking around, over and through the everyday pet user's experience to come up with solutions that are function and fun. Every pet’s safety and happiness are the foundation of all of our products. Yabozi – Simple, because life should be fun. 

Follow us on FacebookInstagram and Twitter and stay up-to-date on our latest products and promotions! Peruse our website for all things Yabozi:

If you are a distributor interested in wholesale, please contact Ty at

Foster The Human-Animal Bond With Clearly Loved Pets

At Clearly Loved Pets we believe that the human-animal bond is an enduring relationship that promotes wellbeing and meets the need for love and affection in both humans and animals. The close relationship between pets and humans has a very long history. The bond is a mutual, emotional and physical connection central to the daily lives of pets and their owners. Increased efforts are now underway to scientifically examine the relationship between humans and their beloved non-human family members.

Research efforts exploring the impact of pet ownership now offer conclusive evidence indicating that pets have a positive impact on overall health. According to the Human Animal Bond Research Initiative, disease-specific research has been conducted on heart disease, obesity, Alzheimer's Disease, allergies, autism, cancer, depression, and post-traumatic stress disorder. Pet ownership impacts these conditions through a variety of physical and social mechanisms including: decreasing blood pressure, anxiety, pain, fear, and social isolation, and increasing a sense of purpose.

With research confirming what many have long-known, pet owners worldwide are seeking premium products for their multi-species homes. Clearly Loved Pets' flagship product, our "clear" paneled, over-sized dog pen, addresses the need to protect your pet, and your home, while you are away. The design is intended for use in a family room, or other central location, so your pet does not feel disconnected from the home and family he/she wants to protect. Most importantly, the guilty feeling of "caging" your dog is gone, as you ensure safety with a comfortable, beautiful, relaxing, "bedroom" for your dog(s).

In the future, look for more innovative, modern, pet supplies at Clearly Loved Pets.


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