Product Reviews: Urban Sprawl Bed, DexDog Harness and Bivy Bowl
As I’ve mentioned in previous posts, I love products designed for dogs. Because of my blog, I’ve had the opportunity to test new products, some of them for free. I received the Urban Sprawl Dog Bed as thank you for a post I wrote for Ruffwear, and both the large and small harnesses were sent to me for free from Dexdog. I paid full price for the Bivy Bowl. You can be certain, however I received the product, all opinions are my own.
Ruffwear Bed: Urban Sprawl
I received the large size from Ruffwear. It’s just big enough for Kinsey, my sixty pound lab, to sleep on, and it doesn’t take up as much space in my bedroom as a CostCo dog bed. As an added bonus, it fits perfectly into a 36 inch NoztoNoz crate.
I’ve run the cover of this bed through the washing machine several times and it comes out like new.
The cover is easy to remove and replace after cleaning.
The pad inside the cover has a firm and a soft side. So, when you put the pad into the cover whatever side works best for your dog should face up. It’s a nice feature, and one I’ve not seen on any other dog bed.
The price for a large is $199, and I don’t think Ruffwear products go on sale! But, Ruffwear does give discounts for working dogs. So, if you own a working dog, apply!
The large fit both Sherlock, at fifty pounds, and Kinsey, at sixty pounds. Extra Small fit Quincy, who weighs 9.5 pounds.
The harnesses are easy to put on my dogs, and easy to adjust. Ease of use is important to me, as I find too many straps and clips confusing.
There is a lot of padding on the top strap, which adds a bit of comfort for your dog.
There is also a large loop with a metal ring so you can quickly attach a leash.
The harness is reflective, so it would be excellent for walking your dog at night.
I like the bright, springtime like look of the turquoise colored harness.
At about $20, it is a very reasonable price point.
There is a large loop on the back of the harness that I don’t like. It’s too big, and hangs funny. Maybe it’s there to spread the pressure across your dog’s back if he tugs on the leash during your walks? I don’t know. I couldn’t figure it out. (And if your dog tugs that hard on his harness, it’s a training issue that needs to be corrected!)
Ruffwear Bowl: Bivy Bowl
This bowl collapses so it’s easy to store in a backpack or the car, and it’s great for travel.
Because of the large base, it isn’t as likely to tip over as other collapsible bowls I’ve purchased.
The best thing about this bowl is the capacity– 60 ounces. I can fill it up at training first thing and Kinsey has plenty of water all morning long.
The light orange color stained and showed dirt. I scrubbed it in the sink, but a faint stain remained.
It’s $24.95, more than double the price point of other collapsible bowls. But, because it’s sturdy and holds so much water, to me, it’s worth the money.
All in all, these products are a win. The bed is a great size and cleans up well. The harness is easy to get on and off, and it’s reflective! The bowl is collapsible and holds a lot of water.
Just three more ways to spend a little money spoiling your dog! 🙂 Happy shopping!
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