Puppy Love So Strong, It Goes Beyond The Grave!

By David Pang
Wednesday - March 19, 2008
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Smell Goodies
Ensure that he smells good to those who care for him! Smell Goodies, available at Longs Drugs and pet stores throughout Hawaii.

The majority of dog owners these days have something special in common—loving their pets as they would a child. This trend with dog owners has taken an industry once focused on food, leashes and tick control to a 40+ billion dollar industry with wide-ranging products. Huge pet discount chains as well as small dog boutiques cater to the wants and needs of pet owners for their dog-child, which are often no different than parents’ wants and needs for their human child. No longer considered “specialty items”, most pet retailers sell doggie clothing, doggie strollers, dog beds, organic dog food and items from Halloween costumes to jeweled accessories. An entire cottage industry caters to the dog-child by providing gentle puppy training, doggie day-care, dog psychologists and even doggie bakeries.

Even Hawaii laws are changing to reflect this pattern of “parental” love for a pet. Prominent estate planning attorney Stephen Yim has seen a number of his clients interested in setting up Pet Trusts for their beloved dogs or other pets in the event of the client’s death. Yim says, “The client’s main concerns are, will my dog have the same standard of living that he or she currently has and who will be the main caregiver. Although nonpet owners might not understand, these are very real issues for pet owners and they are so relieved that Pet Trusts will be able to protect and care for their pets when they are no longer here. Hawaii recently enacted a law that allows for Pet Trusts, which historically have not been available. Hawaii is among one of the first states to change their laws to reflect this growing need.”

Hawaii company Pet Mint, LLC, maker of Smell Goodies, a deodorizing tablet for dogs, has also been at the forefront of developing products catering to the needs of pet parents and their dogs. There’s no question that having a fresh pooch strengthens the bond between people and their pets by neutralizing the “doggie smells” that come with pet ownership. However, when the time comes that you are no longer able to care for your dog, the benefits of this innovative product can also greatly enhance the relationship between your beloved pet and his new caretaker.

Having a great smelling dog will help to ensure that he is lovable and wanted in his new home. There is peace of mind for you and your pet guardian in knowing that there is an easy solution to keeping their future charge smelling great. Smell Goodies is an all-natural tablet that works with a dog’s digestive system to absorb odor compounds before they are released through the dog’s breath or secreted onto the dog’s skin and coat. When worries over “doggie smells” are removed, the prospects for a loving bond between your pet and his new caregiver are so much better.

With Smell Goodies, your dog will be a welcomed and joyful addition to any family or household. Smell Goodies is available at all Longs Drug Stores and pet stores throughout Hawaii.



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