Then things happened, and I ran out of time.
So here's a wrap-up of the expo.
But first, some observations:
- There's an emphasis among some of the biggest food companies for more exotic meat. But with that is another issue -- the meat is not sourced in the U.S. But the good news is none of it is in China.
- The tech trend continues. This year we're seeing more activity trackers -- FitBits for dogs. One in particular even checks the dog's vitals.
- Beds are getting fancier. How about a bed with a washable insert, or a bed with folders for those who love to dig? Or a bed that is self-warming!
- More and more companies are also looking at pet safety. From lights to glow in the dark leashes, there's loads of products coming out to make sure you can see pets in the dark.
|Thursday, Lulu's visit!|
|New formulas from Merrick Pet Food: BackCountry and Limited Ingredient Diets.|
|A highlight of Lulu's day: The treat bins.|
|Just one of the new treats from Zuke's.|
|Insect Shield has released a line of products coated to protect pets from bugs, including blankets, shirts and even beds.|
|Lulu and one of her favorite toy companies, Quaker Pet Group.|
|Lulu meets Cat Daddy Jackson Galaxy!|
|Popware Snack Duos for your pet!|
|Lulu poolside at the Purina reception.|
|BlogPaws chief Chloe DeVita with Lulu.|
|Cool doggy toys from Haute Diggity Dog.|
|Because dogs should have a bed as comfortable as yours!|
|Geeky products for your dog, including Star Trek and Adventure Time!|