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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 Feline Friends or another local non-profit welfare group.

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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