Sleepypod Mobile Pet Bed And The Sleepypod Air Carrier

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I have previously reviewed the Sleepypod Mobile Pet Bed (above) and the Sleepypod Air carriers ( see below) and labeled them Must Have products because of their distinctive features along with the fact that they have crash tested approval.

I’m writing about them again because the brand also scores highly on its fashion-ward approach and has, over the years, introduced limited edition new color palettes. The latest new colors – a charcoal grey, a pale blush pink and a stylish olive green add a trendy touch to what has otherwise been a very bland and dismal 2020.

Quick recap. I like the Mobile Pet Bed because cats in particular like to sleep in the round and this is a perfect fit. It’s a top loader with the zippers opening to create large access point. Take the top off when you are traveling, and, it instantly becomes a proper bed. The black mesh offers lots of ventilation and privacy which many. pets appreciate when they are away from home, their the main comfort zone.

The special features of the Sleepypod Air include that it packs away flat, making it a space saver but it’s easy to open and set up for use. The zippers open completely so that when at the vet, you don’t actually have to remove the pet from the carrier for a basic examination. And of course, for air travel it’s designed so that the sides contract in size to accommodate various airline under seat size restrictions. 

Both products are certified by the Center of Pet Safety. The mobile pet bed is for pets under 15 lbs. and the Sleepypod Air for for pets less the 18 lbs.

If you are shopping for a carrier for the first time, or upgrading, the color range available in both these designs has something for everyone but the new colors are particularly classy and fashion forward.

For all of the above reasons, the Sleepypod mobile pet Bed and the Sleepypod Air get the Must Have Stamp of Approval – again.

 

tip of the day

Jellyfish

If you take your dog regularly to the beach, be sure you have something to treat jellyfish stings – just in case.

HOW TO TREAT A JELLYFISH STING

Treatment for Jellyfish:

  1. Wear rubber gloves – Touching the tentacles of the jellyfish with your bare hands can lead to being stung.
  2. Use rubbing alcohol – Pouring rubbing alcohol on the tentacles (70 percent or more)  stabilizing the nematocysts and prevent them from triggering more stings to the dog.
  3. Try tape – Sticky tape can be helpful in removing tentacles.
  4. Remove remains – Pour sea water or sand over anything stuck in the dog. Do not use freshwater, as toxins can be released.
  5. Administer Benadryl – Seek veterinary advice and assistance for the correct dosage for your dog.
  6. Make a baking soda paste – Pack the sting sites with a paste consisting of baking soda and water to soothe the sting.

Alternate cold and heat – Cold compresses (ice wrapped in a cold, wet washcloth) help numb the sting and reduce swelling. Apply them for 10 – 30 minutes. Then, alternate with a towel covered hot compress, 5 minutes on and 5 minutes off until it cools, to bring healing blood back into the area and flush out the poison. Alternate cold and hot packs for 20 minutes.

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.