Monday, September 25, 2017

Puzzles and Fun with Petmate®

Truffle and Brulee investigate the Go Fish Puzzle




We've shared some of the Jackson Galaxy™ Collection of cat products from Petmate® in an earlier blog post this past summer. We were really impressed with the quality of the products and the interest Truffle and Brulee showed in them. Petmate reached out to us about reviewing some additional products from this collection. 


Jackson Galaxy™ Collection


The Jackson Galaxy™ Collection fuses product insights from Jackson Galaxy's 20+ years of experience as a trusted cat behaviorist with Petmate's 50+ years of leadership in the pet industry. This line focuses on cats as the heres in Cat Play, with a variety of products offering fun and interaction with cats and their families. Jackson believes cats who play are naturally more confident in their territorial ownership meaning they will be happier and better behaved. This collection taps directly into cats' natural instincts to bring out their best. We received the Go Fish Puzzle and the Cat Zip Mat.


Go Fish Cat Toy

The Go Fish! Cat Toy is a self-activating toy for your cat to enjoy all day long. This innovative cat toy is designed to satisfy your cat's hunting instincts and keep her engaged. 

Truffle introduced the Go Fish! Slow Feeder and Puzzle Toy from Petmate®

This toy was very easy to assembly. The box contains the blue base and thirteen (13) round fish tails (made of a rubbery material). All you need to do is to place the round fish tail ends into the openings and push down while twisting to pop them into place. It took Mom Paula a little longer to twist the fish tails into the base because of her longer fingernails, but it was easy to assemble. The next step was to place treats or food around the base of the puzzle and in between the fish tail ends. If you have a cat who eats too fast, this would be an ideal way to put the kibble down to slow her down. Mom Paula chose to place treats in the puzzle toy because we are very treat motivated and she believes we need more stimulating play.

Brulee uses her paw to reach for the treats

Truffle and Brulee were already curious about the Go Fish! Cat Toy before treats were even placed on it. Mom Paula made sure to put treats around the outside bowl and throughout the fish tails. The video below show the process Truffle and Brulee used to get to the treats. Truffle figured it out first and was already eating half the treats before Brulee finally figured it out. The video is approximately 3 minutes in length and was edited for time. It probably took about 10 minutes for both girls to figure it out and it kept them entertained for quite a while. 




Kitty Zip Mat

The Kitty Zip Mat is a brand new product in the Jackson Galaxy™ Collection. It's a comfortable and cozy pet hut that is designed to keep cats warm and helps trap unwanted hair in the plush fibers. Cats love hiding, playing, and lounging and the Kitty Zip Mat is designed as both a plush mat to relax on or a soft, wrap-around tunnel where she can cuddle.
Truffle inside Kitty Zip Mat

The Kitty Zip Mat converts from a mat to a tunnel with the use of a strong zipper. The mat can be used for play or rest. Truffle is the one who appears to enjoy the Kitty Zip Mat. The only problem I had is getting the tunnel to stay upright without leaning it against something. I've found that if I make sure the zipper is on the bottom on the floor, the tunnel tends to maintain its shape without collapsing. I'm sure with more use and with time, there won't be a problem. Truffle must have known I was going to post this review today because last night, she crawled in it and rested for about an hour. I'm sure she'll enjoy it more as the weather turns cooler. Brulee doesn't really like enclosed places, so she hasn't shown much interest in the tunnel.
Truffle plays on the Kitty Zip Mat

The Kitty Zip Mat is unique in that it opens up into a comfortable and plush mat by unzipping the zipper. This mat is so soft and comfortable that Mom Paula wishes there was one large enough for her to rest on. There is a self-warming Mylar layer to make the mat warm and cozy. The mat is 36" x 22" so most cats could rest comfortably or play on the mat. Truffle is about 7.5 pounds and the video below shows how much she enjoyed playing on the mat. 

We were pleased with both the Go Fish! and the Kitty Zip Mat. 


Giveaway

We are happy to announce that Petmate® is allowing us to host a giveaway where one reader can win both the Go Fish! and the Kitty Zip Mat. No purchase is necessary. The giveaway is open to residents of the United States, except where prohibited by law. Giveaway will run from September 25 - October 2, 2017 at 11:59pm ET. In order to qualify for the giveaway, you must leave a comment on this blog post. Other options are available after the comment is left. A single winner will be randomly selected by Rafflecopter (powered by Random.org) and notified via email. Winner will have 48 hours to claim their prize; failure to do so will result in forfeiture of the prize and a new winner will be randomly chosen. Please check your email and be sure to add sweetpurrfections@sc.rr.com to your address book! 

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45 comments:

  1. We think we'd really like the zip mat. A kitty can never have enuff places to nap. MOL Big hugs

    Luv ya'

    Dezi and Raena

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  2. My kitty would love the Kitty Zip Mat because she loves to hide in small places.

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  3. Well, we have three cats. All three would like the Kitty Zip Mat, but I think our younger two - Arata and Kotoha - would also really like the toy.

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  4. These look like so much fun! We would love that kitty zip mat.

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  5. My cats would really love the Kitty Zip Mat because they love playing the game , peek a boo. They would love to peek a boo in that nice thing.

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  6. Those look like so much fun, and the zip mat looks totally cuddly!

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  7. They would love that Zip Mat they love to hide!

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  8. I think my 2 year old Tiger Mix cat Keala and black kitten Jayce would be thrilled with either products. But I think they would really like the Kitty Zip Mat the best.

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  9. You girls are just so cute with that fishy puzzle!

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  10. "Which Jackson Galaxy™ product do you think your cat would enjoy and why?" I think the cat would especially enjoy the zip mat!

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  11. These look awesome! Especially the Kitty Zip Mat!

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  12. My cats would like the kitty zip mat because they like to curl up in small places. They would also like the fish puzzle

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  13. I think that my cat Leonardo would like the mat that becomes a tunnel.
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    {in the contest I am Margot C__ on the Rafflecopter}

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  14. We have both of these and they are great. Jackson Galaxy really knows cats. :)

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  15. wow, both of these products are really nice, i think the gals would like the kitty zip mat. however, they would also like the fish puzzle to find treats. something to keep them busy.

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  16. That's a tough question. We would say the zip mat with Chicago's winter slowly approaching.

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  17. I think Ham would like the go fish toy. So would Ichiro. I would like the zip mat! Gemini

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  18. Both of those products look like something our cats would enjoy.

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  19. I think she'd like both but the zip mat maybe more because she loves to snuggle up and hide

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  20. I think Ellie Mae would love both. Bear's not patient enough for puzzle feeders :)

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  21. Love the kitty zip map looks like fun!

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  22. Oh my gosh! I have one of the puzzles but instead of fish butts they are carrots. This is because it was intended and used for rabbits:D My bunnies loved it and my cats even wanted to play with the toy!

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  23. Oh goodness, it's too funny how one reacted so differently than the other! Just like children with their different temperaments - some like to observe and learn that way, while others are diving right in. Honestly, this puzzle looks so enticing and interesting! Thank you for sharing! Leanne - The Long Leash

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  24. These are tremendous toys! How can any cat not love them.

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  25. That Go Fish puzzle
    toy looks so fun! I loved watching Truffle and Brulee figure it out. So cute!

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  26. Ricky would LOVE these! I would love his hair in his own space rather than having to continuously vacuum it off my furniture.

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  27. Inside cats definitely can benefit from the mental stimulation that the Go Fish toy offers. It's great that it slows down their eating pace too. Having a mat that collects loose fur is also a great idea.

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  28. Jackson Galaxy came up with a great product. I really like that Go Fish toy. It really had the girls engaged. Nice one.

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  29. This is so much fun. Dex wants the Go Fish because he loves brain games.

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  30. The zippy mat looks amazing and they fish toy too, have fun

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  31. I love pet puzzles and brain games. They are great for keeping pets mentally alert. That Go Fish game looks super fun!

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  32. I love these kind of stimulating toys for pets. Your video was terrific and yes, you could totally see them trying to figure it out. Love it!

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  33. I have to say, Jackson Galaxy has The Best cat toys ever! You've shared a bunch of them and every one is so clever. If I won your contest I have the perfect kitty cat rescue in our town that would really benefit from these products. It's a small private rescue in a house that was once a residence but has been converted to a cat rescue. I love the video of the girls working their minds with this fish tail toy, it's such great mental stimulation.
    Love & Biscuits,
    Dogs Luv Us and We Luv Them

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  34. My cats (and dogs) would probably like both of these items! I know that Jackson Galaxy has a good reputation for making quality products, and it seems like these are purrfect!

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  35. These look really cool! It's always fun to watch the kitties play with puzzle toys. Seeing those wheels turn in their heads! Good luck to all who enter. We are going to pass because we have plenty of toys.

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  36. My boys love to eat, so they'd definitely like the puzzle.

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  37. These look like great products ! I'd like to win the puzzle for my clowder !

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  38. Manna and Dexter both love the Jackson Galaxy toys that they already own. I think they would go crazy over that fish game. Dexter wouldn't be able to leave those fish alone. You 2 are so cute playing with these! I love your photos and videos. :)
    -Purrs from your friends at www.PlayfulKitty.net

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  39. Wow those toys look like a lot of fun & entertainment for cats! Our rescue cats would love them. We are always looking for toys that would keep them interested & having fun for more than a couple minutes. Thanks for the opportunity to win these!

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  40. My cat would love the zip mat! It looks comfy and fun!

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  41. We think we like the go fishie one better, although the other one would be okay too. Do nice of you and the company to offer this. It's always fun to try out a new toy and see how Mario likes it. He really gets into puzzle things, so we think he'll love it.

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  42. Our kitty could go for the fish! He likes toys more than treats

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  43. These both look like great products. I think the go fish would go over well with some of the PAWS cats!

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