At the recent Global Pet Expo 2014, the largest pet industry trade show in the country, he also selected his 10 favorite new products and awarded them with his “Becker’s Best” award. The new H-DuO™ with Collapsible Companion Cup from Dexas and Popware for Pets was recognized for its unique dual-chamber design and the ability to carry a choice of beverages for the pet owner and water for the pet.
According to Dr. Becker and his comments on VetStreet.com, normal daily water intake for a dog is between 3 and 6 ounces for every 5 pounds of body weight. A similar rule of thumb is 1 ounce per day per pound of body weight. Depending on whether or not a pet eats canned or dry food, up to half of a pet’s daily water consumption can come from food sources.
“It’s important to have an idea of what’s normal for your own pet, so you can spot when water intake has changed and talk to your veterinarian about this,” said Dr. Becker. “Such changes are often a sign of illness, so don’t ignore them.”
The H-DuO™ with Collapsible Companion Cup is a truly unique innovation – the first reusable water bottle on the market that can transport two beverage options within the same bottle cylinder. Pet owners can have a sports, energy or soft drink in one chamber, while the other chamber transports water for the pet. The pet parent can drink directly from the open cap top, while the dog can drink from the attached collapsible Companion Cup. Plus, enjoying a hydration break together will become a favorite bonding moment!
Dexas H-DuO with Collapsible Companion Cup Product Information:
•Materials: Bottle made with BPA-free, impact-resistant and heat-resistant resins, available in Tritan™ from Eastman, TPE collapsible cup.
•Capacities: 12 oz./360 ml per chamber for a total of 24 oz./720 ml, Companion Cup holds 8 oz./237 ml, attaches with carabiner
•Available colors: bright green, purple and blue with grey housing
•Color-coded, watertight cap tops
•Dishwasher safe, top rack recommended
•All materials are BPA-free and safe for all food and beverage contact
Dexas’ Popware for Pets is a line of innovative, collapsible pet bowls and accessories that can be used at home and on the go. Popware for Pets products are the unique solution to pet feeding and watering needs, while being easily collapsible, washable and portable. The line is available in stores and online at Petco, PetSmart, Bed Bath & Beyond, The Container Store, Cabela’s and many other pet boutiques and specialty retailers.
About Dr. Becker:
Dr. Marty Becker, “America’s Veterinarian,”
Dr. Becker has written 22 books that have sold more than 7 million copies, including three New York Times best sellers. He is an adjunct professor at his alma mater, the Washington State Univeristy College of Veterinary Medicine at both Colorado State University and the University of Missouri. He is a board member of his local pet rescue group, Second Chance Animal Adoption of Bonner Ferry, ID.
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