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WATCH: Muttropolis Talks Dog Poop on NBC’s Today Show!

In case you missed it: Watch Muttropolis Co-Founder Janet McCulley talk with Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb about pet product trends and dog poop — on an apple! Seriously.

Last week we shared how thrilled we were to be invited to appear on the Today Show with none other than Hoda and Kathie Lee to talk about some of our favorite pet products. Without hesitation  we whisked off from California only a few hours later with our favorite dog toys, treats (and poop bags!) in tow for some fun in the Big Apple! 

Everyone at the NBC studios were so incredibly warm and welcoming, and we had an absolute fantastic experience—brief as it was!  All the innovative pet products featured during the segment can be found here at Muttropolis or on The Today Show website here! In case you missed the segment, check out the video below and be amused!


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Tough Dog Toy We’re Loving: Water Bottle Cruncher Dog Toy

Screen shot 2010-03-10 at 7.51.10 PM Fresh from the 'Why the Heck Didn't I Think of That?!' File

Often our pets find the greatest pleasure in the most random household objects: plastic bags, cardboard boxes, toilet paper, paper towel tubes, empty water bottles, and of course, the holy grail of all household items (at least in my house): DIRTY SOCKS. 

Sound familiar?  What dog doesn't LOVE playing with these items, and in particular,  empty plastic water bottles? My dog Zazou loves the crunching sound of empty water bottles and truly was beside himself when I brought home this creative Bottle Buddy dog toy, a darling plush dog toy that fits perfectly over an empty water bottle. Providing the irresistible crackling mouth-feel dogs love, the plastic bottle inside is removable and can be replaced with another empty bottle once they flatten it out with their chomping.

Even better, this creative eco-friendly toy provides a fun and efficient way to recycle water bottles that might otherwise end up in our landfills.

So far, Zazou is going on 2 months with this toy and he has yet to destroy it. If he punctures holes in the bottle, I simply replace it with another one. Brilliance!

Find these fun and earth-friendly dog toys for only $10 at Muttropolis.com

Article reprint courtesy of Animal Planet's The Daily Treat with Janet McCulley