Wednesday, April 6th

Pet Zone Keeps Up-To-Date with Some of the Hottest Products

CLEVELAND, April 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Pet Zone recently unleashed some of the hottest new pet products in Orlando at the Global Pet Expo, the world's largest annual pet products trade show. From their newest Tuff n' Rugged and Sweet n' Sassy line to the latest in waste removal devices, the products Pet Zone unveiled demonstrated the company's ability to match the latest in consumer trends.

"Pet owners enjoy pampering their pets with the hottest and best new products available for them," says Chris Brown, Communication Director of Pet Zone Products. "We look for consumer trends to create new and innovative products to make caring for a pet easier and more enjoyable for both the pet and the owner."

Lou on 04.06.05 @ 09:11 AM EST [link]

Saturday, April 2nd

Companies cash in on pet travel boom

NEW YORK (Reuters) — From portable potty turf to disposable kitty litter boxes and pet passports, the growing number of traveling pets — estimated at 20 million last year — has spawned an industry dedicated to making the lives of road-weary animals a little easier.
Spill-free water gadgets, car booster seats and freeze dried pure organ meat are also among the hot-selling products fueling the booming travel segment in the $36 billion pet industry.

Even airlines are doing their part, enticing customers with frequent flier pet programs that allow animals to earn miles toward free flights.

"Pets are no longer pets. They're extensions of the family. Instead of leaving them at home during a vacation, now it's fun to take Fifi, Fido and Fluffy with you," said Bob Vetere, managing director of the American Pet Products Manufacturers Association, a Greenwich, Connecticut-based trade group.

Lou on 04.02.05 @ 06:13 PM EST [link]

Friday, April 1st

Google Gulp

Google introduces a new product: Google Gulp.

"At Google our mission is to organize the world's information and make it useful and accessible to our users. But any piece of information's usefulness derives, to a depressing degree, from the cognitive ability of the user who's using it. That's why we're pleased to announce Google Gulp (BETA)™ with Auto-Drink™ (LIMITED RELEASE), a line of "smart drinks" designed to maximize your surfing efficiency by making you more intelligent, and less thirsty."

How to get Gulped?
You can pick up your own supply of this "limited release" product simply by turning in a used Gulp Cap at your local grocery store. How to get a Gulp Cap? Well, if you know someone who's already been "gulped," they can give you one. And if you don't know anyone who can give you one, don't worry – that just means you aren't cool. But very, very (very!) soon, you will be.

Enjoy Google Gulp, almost as tasty as Google Mail, and half the carbs!
Goolge Gulp
Lou on 04.01.05 @ 07:28 AM EST [link]