A groundbreaking technology that made a splash with Ralph Lauren and The North Face is sending shockwaves through the world of pet lovers and homeowners this week at the New York International Gift Fair. Wilton, Connecticut–based Nano Pet Products, LLC is introducing a line of pet beds, blankets and accessories that promise a cleaner, healthier and more attractive future for pets and their owners. Unlike traditional pet accessories, which attract and hold onto pet odors, Nano Pet Products incorporate proprietary Dog Gone Smart™ fabric finishing technology, which is bacteriostatic, meaning it inhibits the spread of bacteria that can cause odor. The Dog Gone Smart™ technology doesn’t alter the fabric’s look or feel, but shrugs off oil, dirt and liquids with ease. Residue as sticky as honey rinses off with water and can be machine-washed over and over again without losing its power. “Dogs love the bed because it has a high loft, so it sinks down as the animal nests,” he explains. For cats, which enjoy cuddling and kneading, Onthank created an ultra-deep bed. “When we brought the cat to photo shoot, it was feeling a little nervous and the first thing it did was jump right in the bed,” he says. For pet owners who enjoy snuggling on the sofa with their furry loved one, pet Throw Blankets are an ideal solution. The blanket lies atop a sofa or chaise to protect furniture from pet hair, odors and stains. Dog Gone Smart™ Dog Beds, Cat Beds and Throw Blankets meet the demands of dirty pets, but also of meticulous, aesthetic-minded pet owners. A color palette that includes neutrals such as Khaki, Olive and Brown as well as favorite hues such as Red, Olive, Navy and Blue, was developed to please picky pet parents. White piping adds definition, turning an item that was typically an eyesore into a design element that’s as welcome in the home as the family pet itself. The Dog Gone Smart™ Bed is available in more than 25 styles and sizes. An extra-large crate pad, perfect for traveling, is also a part of the line. The beds and crate pads are priced from MSRP $24.95 to $159.95. The Dog Gone Smart™ Pet Throw measures 45" x 58" and available in 100% cotton canvas or leopard faux suede, both backed with soft microfiber velvet. Dog Gone Smart™ products are sold in 24 countries on four continents. At NYIGF, please visit booth #7111 & 7113 in the Level I General Gift (Pet Products) section, as well as the www.doggonesmartbed.com, twitter.com/doggonesmart and http://www.facebook.com/DogGoneSmart.
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