When Covid-19 became a way of life, everyone who owned a sewing machine seemed to jump on the bandwagon, grab any bits of material they had, and started making masks. The results, some really hot, badly made merchandise started showing up everywhere.

Needless to say a plethora of designs were part of the mix with many pet centric patterns.

We have to muzzle up!  But at the same time, masks need to be comfortable and made from a breathable fabric. Of all the pet-related samples I’ve seen, I have picked this design (above) from Soft As A Grape to give the Must Have Stamp of Approval.

Firstly, the thread-less sequined paw print is bipetual in its design. The mask is truly comfortable to wear as its made from 3-Ply, 100% cotton jersey material with neat pleats on the sides providing proper coverage and has elastic stretch binding ear loops help hold it in place.

And, at $6.50 , it’s not a rip off! Soft AS A Grape have stores on the East Coast but you can also shop on line.Learn from your pooch and muzzle up…


tip of the day

Courtesy: The Kong Company
Courtesy: The Kong Company

Distraction toys such as a Kong can provide additional hours of fun if you stuff it with Ultramix sweet potato or pumpkin puree and freeze the toy until the puree is solid. Be sure to give the stuffed Kong to your dog outside or somewhere where you won’t mind cleaning up the mess – if he doesn’t lick up everything for you! Peanut butter is another great option. Courtesy Kong

The Must Have Stamp of Approval is based on my personal opinion and the test experiences of the Reigning Cats and Dogs product testers as well as my personal knowledge of the product category. The Must Have Stamp of Approval is designed to advise pet parents on products that will in some way improve their pet’s health and well being, or, their own experiences as a pet parent. Manufacturers are welcome to submit information and samples of new and innovative products for testing. The product testing team consists of dogs and cats of different temperaments and activity levels etc in an attempt to cover a lot of bases and produce worthwhile reviews. The team loves what they do and get to keep the products so they can show off to their friends and further spread the word.