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Founder PupStyle.com & Pet Fashion Stylist

Super Model Kathy Ireland Talking Pet Products at Global Pet Expo

It’s that time of year again when pet industry players from around the world gather at the annual Global Pet Expo in Orlando Florida  from March 4-6, 2015 to scope out the latest and greatest products in the pet industry.

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Super business woman and model Kathy Ireland will     be returning to Global Pet Expo again this year as guest speaker at the AAPA’s PWN breakfast March, 6 2015 from 7:30-8:45 AM.

That’s one hour and fifteen minutes of full-on Kathy! Go girl!

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Last year, Kathy launched her own pet product line with a huge emphasis on style and design.

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Her beautiful patterns are modern yet also timeless at the same time.  I especially love her Chevron print bed and pink floral reversible travel mat.
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We are excited to find out what Kathy thinks about being part of the amazing pet world as she embarks on year two of her product launch.

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Golden Goddess Collar for Fido by Kane and Couture

For total dog worship, check out the Goddess Collar by Kane and Couture.

This a collar for the ultimate pampered fur-baby who wears couture clothes, adorned by it’s pet-parent (s), has a calendar full of dog social events to attend or fashion shows. You get the picture!

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The golden colored beads hang from a faux leather, animal friendly collar and it priced right at only $39 so think of it as an accessory to complement a full look or a stand alone conversation piece.

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Style tip: Consider how long your dogs coat is with a collar like this. If your dog is ultra fluffy, the beads will get lost in the hair.

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PupStyle Home: Stylish Solutions For Organizing Pet Clutter

Living the PupStylish life means that every aspect of your pets world has a style element incorporated.  If you are an interior design junkie or just appreciate a tidy organized home, check out Harry Barker’s line of Sweet Grass dog toys, hemp toy storage bins, food bins and modern leash hooks.

Organize your dogs toys in a durable hemp storage bin with an earth friendly coating on the inside for easy cleaning. The hight is ideal for small and big dogs to reach into to grab a toy and the basket is so pretty it acts as a home furnishing accessory. $36

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It’s a breeze to keep your dog toys stylist too.  One of my pet peeves are ugly dog toys laying around my house. If a toy is going to be out on the floor, I want it to be interesting or attractive for me to look at as well as fun and safe for my pet.

Harry Barker’s Sweet Grass bone toys are so pretty that you won’t mind seeing them all over the house $12.

 

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Dog food bags are not only space hogs, but down right ugly if you don’t have storage to hid the.  If you appreciate a softer, natural look as opposed to the usual metal storage cans, these are ideal for you. The canister is sturdy, recycled steel and the outside is covered in Sweet Grass.

Charity ALERT….Harry Barker will donate a portion of their Sweet Grass Baskets to the International African American Museum in Charleston, South Carolina. Always a love a “giving” brand!!  $52

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If you are a PupStyler, you own more than one dog leash and have a nice collection of collars to match.  Hang your dog leashes on stylish leash hook to display your collection and keep them organized. $22

 

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PupStyle HOME-Corgi Dog On Wheels Art-Upcycled Dictionary Page

Etsy.com is one of my go-to treasure troves of new talent in all things design and dog.  CollageOrama store on Easy.com offers

a really cool selection of dog illustration art printed on upcycled dictionary pages. All things art on old book pages are a hot interior home design trend, but I almost had a cute-attack when I saw this Admiral Wheels the Steampunk Corgi dog print.

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Special needs dogs are beginning to get the attention they deserve and this is just another example of who the awareness trend continues to grow. YAY!!

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If you want the ULTIMATE conversation piece, pick this print up for your punk rock loving rat friends. These prints will only set you back $6.99!! The price is a bargain!

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PupStyle Home: Style Expert Dara Foster’s Pet Home Decor Tips For A Fresh Start With Romy + Jacob

After all the holiday decor is put aside and I start thinking about Spring, I always the get the itch to redecorate my home or change it up with accessories.  Let’s face it, if you are the typical PupStyle reader you are clearly as dog obsessed as we are. Why not broadcast it in a tasteful way?

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I always advise pet parents, that two of the easiest ways to update old decor are by buying a new dog bed and throw pillows to complement the dog bed. It visually ties in your collar pale and will have the eye moving around the room to follow color.

Romy + Jacob offer fun, colorful “I heart dogs” and breed specific throw pillows ideas for your couch, chairs and even bedroom.

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The fabric is a cotton linen blend and the covers can be zipped off for easy matching washing prices rage from about $43-45. These cheery colors are just what the stylist orders for curing winter decor blues!

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Petco STOPS selling China-made dog & cat treats and Petsmart to follow soon!

PupStyle readers understand style starts from the inside out.  A healthy dog leads to a beautiful coat and longevity of your fu-babies life.

Petco announced today that it will stop selling China-made dog and cat treats in 1,300 stores.  It no surprise to PupStyle readers that we care deeply about what we put into our pets bodies.  We are about giving our pets the the best of everything from food to fashion.  I am very proud of Petco for finally pulling China-made food products from the shelves and hope other mass retailers will soon follow in their tracks.  I spoke out about this topic on ABC Talk Back Live years ago and applaud their decision….it’s about time.

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The trend of feeding your pet premium packaged foods and even home cooked meals fit for a queen has been trending for years.

The trend keeps growing and it’s a huge move for a national retail store to pull china-made products from 1,300 stores. As pet parent awareness grows and are treated more like family members, the the fear of pet food contimation and safety of products is a key consideration for foods and products they buy.

Petsmart is planning to follow their lead and also stop selling china-made pet food product by March-WOOT! Hopefully this movement will catch on and lives will be saved and our pets will live longer.

CNBC is reports that %55 of dog owners agree that safety is a consideration when purchasing food and products. This is a welcome shift in how we think about what we feed our dogs.  They are family and deserve to be treated equally!!

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