For new cars, the auto industry has the Detroit Auto Show, for clothing, there is Fashion Week in New York, and for the pet industry there is the Global Pet Expo in Orlando, the largest annual trade show, which features 1,000 product exhibitors and more than 3,000 new products.
Here are some of our favorite finds for cats at this year’s show, held Mar. 12-14:
1. Kudose Treat Maker/Pill Concealer
This system lets you make healthy treats at home for your cat and even better, simplifies the process of giving pills or other medicine. Simply split or slip whole pills into a capsule-like container, add meaty baby food or your own homemade mix (recipes provided), chill and you have a tasty treat or appealing snack with concealed medicine. $49.95
2. Kong Glide ‘n Seek Puzzle Toy
If your cat enjoys a good chase this unpredictable gliding action of this puzzle toy will keep her busy employing her natural hunting instincts. Hidden magnets drive the action when you touch the button, making the fuzzy yellow bird-like objects pop through peek-a-boo holes.$24.99
3. EasyClean Plains Hemp Cat Litter, by Pestell Pet Products
This fully sustainable and renewable cat litter features absorbent pellets, low dust and no odor. $7.99-$17.99
4. Animal’s Instinct Pet Food Warmer
An animal’s instinct is to eat warm food, but heating can be tricky. This new warmer eliminates the problem of too cold or overheated food. Warming can help enhance the flavor of food, and this warmer can double as a pet food storage container. $45
5. Zen Clippers from Pet Product Innovations
Clipping your cat’s nails can be a struggle using standard nail clippers. The unique design of the Zen Clippers makes it easy and simple to snip only the tip, a far more precise and stress-free way to keep your cat’s nails trimmed. $19.95
As with all new products, some of these are on the way to stores, while others can be purchased in coming months.