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Walk or Ride a Mile (or More!)

Summer brings so many outdoor activities for our pets. Here are a few unique items to make walking, running and playtime just a little more comfortable.


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​Kumfy Tailz redefines pet comfort on even the hottest days. Simply put, Kumfy Tailz is a harness in concept but takes a harness to an entirely new level. Covering the chest or core is a pocket that fits a special gel pack from the freezer for cooling. For frigid winter months as an alternative, it offers a jacket with a microwavable heat pack insert. The company’s own words say it best: “Kumfy Tailz utilizes proven gel-pack technology to assist dogs in maintaining a healthy body temperature regardless of their age, breed, injury, cardiovascular issue or even just adverse weather conditions. Our products have been veterinarian designed to work in conjunction with a canine’s natural physiology by applying the therapeutic powers of warming and cooling to its core, where not only are the skin and fur are the thinnest, but also where the majority of the major organs and vasculature are located. The Kumfy Pax pouch covers the dog’s chest and abdominal areas, where most of its vasculature and major organs reside—and the least amount of fur covers the body. By addressing the core, the heart is better able to pump blood to the extremities (paws and ears), helping to regulate the dog’s body temperature, which ideally should be between 101 and 103 degrees Fahrenheit.”

​Kumfy Tailz features adjustable collar/neck straps, double buckle design on the belly strap for easy on/off and a leash attachment on the bottom of the back strap to distribute leash tugs more evenly. The company performs extensive test marketing, always looking for the best ways to insure a pet’s comfort. Offered in an array of sizes, quality is always a top priority. Vet recommended Kumfy Tailz is a home run for any dog, but especially those that are elder, injured or with health issues. It’s also fabulous for the small guys that don’t tolerate weather extremes, especially those that live in the hot southern states.

Learn more at kumfyttailz.com.


K9 Coil is the manufacturer of the Salt Life Coil Dog Leash. The patented hands-free design guarantees control and is “tested up to 167 pounds of dead weight.” Simply snap the cushioned Velcro wrap handle onto your wrist, hook onto the pup’s harness or collar, and away you go. Durable and water resistant, the coil shape insures a tangle-free lead and eliminates dragging or tripping over a dangling leash. The colorful assortment is offered in small, medium and large. All sizes stretch to a full 6 feet and then bounce back to their coiled shape. This revolutionary leash is loved by runners and awesome for playtime at the beach, as they are water and sand friendly. You have nothing to lose carrying this unique leash, as there is a 100 percent money back guarantee for your consumers.

Learn more k9coil.com.


​ChokeFree Pets is a unique, trademarked and patented shoulder collar that, unlike some collars or harnesses on the market, does not put pressure on the pet’s trachea or windpipe. Designed in mesh (the most popular) or leather, the simple “Step-N-Wrap” circular band design closes with the Ultra Easy Vel-Lock Closure. No more complicated straps, and even better, no more coughing or wheezing. The patented one-piece design “touches the pet in between the pet’s front legs, whereas the other step-in harnesses touch the pet’s fore chest area.” The ChokeFree is a pet-friendly alternative to conventional neck collars and harnesses, making walks a more delightful experience for all. The award-winning design (winner of the Global Pet Expo New Product award in 2007) is suitable for almost any type pet. You might want to also carry the company’s “Paw Rider”—a leather pet seatbelt adapter to restrain pets in the car. Installation is quick and simple. Dual snap hooks enable the pet to be tethered to the closure for safety on the road.

Learn more at chokefree.com.


The Bike Tow Leash (BTL) is “the only American Pet Association approved safe dog biking product.” This dog-cycling bike attachment is a great way for your pup to exercises along side you. The 1-Running Dog Bike Tow Leash attaches to a bike and is placed in a way to prevent the rider from running over the dog. The rider has complete control of the dog and the bike on every ride. It automatically communicates direction, speed changes and, with its unique design, the dog is not hidden behind like on other brands, where riders easily can tip over. In the BTL, tipping is replaced with a forward motion, making for a safer situation for both the rider and dog. Made in the USA, the BTL is also American Pet Association approved for trikes, mobility scooters and wheelchairs.

Learn more at biketowleash.com

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