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June 6, 2012

Global Pet Expo Finds

By Julie Jacobs


As promised, I am going to feature some products I viewed at this year’s Global Pet Expo trade show. These are special items I personally use, so I can stand behind how great the product truly is.

Petcurean pet food
Petcurean pet food
The natural and holistic pet food and treat categories had an even larger presence at the show from previous years as this category becomes more and more important in our animal’s lives. One of my favorite food vendors in this category is Petcurean. They are a family-owned Canadian company committed to selling superior, quality, nutritionally balanced pet foods using natural, premium and fresh ingredients. They create recipes with passion and purpose. Only the best ingredients will do. My dogs love Petcurean’s Now Small Breed. The ingredients are amazing—good enough for us to eat. Since feeding the food, I’ve seen a huge difference in both of my dogs.

Visit the company at If you have specific questions or needs, email Michele Dixon, the company’s health and nutrition specialist. She is super helpful and knowledgeable. She spent endless hours teaching me what I needed to know when my older dog started having kidney issues, which I am happy to say are now reversed from feeding her even better pet food than before.

pet carrier
Justin Accessories Classic pet carrier.

Another great resource at the trade show was Justin Accessories. Although the company was a first-time Global attendee, Justin Accessories has more than 40 years experience in handbag manufacturing. Its fabulous handbag-like carriers for people and their pets make pet travel fashionable, affordable, comfortable and stylish. The carriers are designed by Karen, who started designing the bags while operating her glamorous grooming and retail shop on the Upper Eastside of Manhattan. The pet carriers were sought out by everyone, with many of the carriers being one-of-a-kind. I purchased a few nearly 14 years ago, and although they have been used endlessly, they are still in top-notch condition.

Included among the many features are: sturdy construction and straps; great pockets, both internally and externally; really comfy cushions for pets’ maximum comfort; plenty of mesh vents for ventilation; super fashionable design and it fits under cabin seats. With classy leopard interiors, they look like purses or small luggage, not a pet carrier.

Over the years, Karen improved what seemed to be perfection already. Now they are a combination of all her loyal fans’ suggestions so they are better than ever. And prices are very reasonable for such a quality bag. Visit to view the great styles and personally speak to Justin for more details.

Stay tuned for more product reviews from this year’s Global Pet Expo. Feel free to contact me at for additional information.

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