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Something Borrowed, Something Reviewed (Lending Library Of Pet Products)

A few years ago, I started keeping a lending library of pet products that I lend to clients so people can try before they buy some of the more expensive products. This began when I realized how many people would love the Furminator but were hesitant to buy one because it’s so much more expensive than other brushes. I wanted people to see why I think it’s worth it and to try it out before deciding whether they thought it was worth it.

I now have a bunch of items that I loan out (for free) on a regular basis. Some of these products are not expensive, but people ask me questions about. For example, which types of mats work best to reduce litter-tracking through the house. (This is a very subjective thing, and most people try several before the discover one that they like best.)

Among the products currently in my lending library are:

  • Electric dry kibble food dispenser
  • Gravity dry kibble food dispensers
  • Drinking water fountains
  • Gravity water stations
  • Black light (to help locate urine stains/spots if someone is marking but you’re not sure where)
  • Litter Genies
  • Kibble/treat dispensing toys
  • Pheromone diffusers
  • Heated cat bed
  • Furminator and other brushes and combs (Some animals are picky about these. The might hate the Furminator but love type of another brush.)
  • Litter scoops that are more expensive than other scoops
  • Extra litter boxes and scoops
  • Mats to place front of litter boxes to reduce tracking of litter
  • Supplements such as fish oil, slippery elm, psyllium husk powder, noni fruit leather, glucosamine, calming treats
  • Flower essences

If you see a product that you’d like to try before you buy, ask me about it because I might have one on-hand that you can borrow.

Also, let me know if you ever have unwanted or extra supplies (including foods) that you no longer need. If I don’t add them to my lending library, I’m happy to take them off your hands. I can either give them to clients who can use them or I’ll donate them to local charities who always need supplies, such as Feline Friends or Concern for Animals.

Anyone who has worked with me knows that I usually bring my animal friends things like the following when I come for a visit:

  • Toys
  • Boxes (cats who like boxes get super fun exciting boxes that I get my hands on)
  • Catnip
  • Honeysuckle spray (many cats respond to honeysuckle the way other cats respond to catnip)
  • Treats (only given to pets whose dietary needs allow for treats)
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