Dog Gear You Can Shake a Stick At

When it comes to heading outside with your dog, there's essential gear for your canine friend...and then there's a whole lot of other stuff. Here are a few items that definitely fall in the latter category.

Croozer Dog"A Taxi for our four legged friends," proclaims the Croozer Designs web site. This dog-specific bike trailer features large entry and exit ports, mesh side windows, even an internal eyelet for clipping your dog's leash or harness. An optional front wheel attachment allows you to convert it into a dog stroller. The 31-pound trailer system has a capacity of up to 100 pounds of dog. $300.

Rehydrate: Electrolyte Sports Drink for Dogs
And you thought sports drinks were just for people! According to the Rehydrate web site: "REHYDRATE is designed to give canines a more effective hydration system than drinking plain water. The effervescent tablet that dissolves in water is formulated to replenish any lost electrolytes (i.e. sodium, chloride, potassium, etc.) due to aerobic activity. Also included are Vitamin C and other antioxidant minerals geared to promote general wellness. Each tablet is also flavored to enhance the palatability to promote optimum hydration and water intake." You can read all about the Hydration & Science or simply pick up a tube of ten tablets ($9.99); each tablet is good for one 16-ounce serving.

AGS Labs Pet First Aid KitDogs can get injured too. This prepackaged kit includes just about everything you probably already have in your own first aid kit (mostly materials for cleaning and dressing a wound), plus some pet-specific items like Vet Wrap Gauze, a Pet Emergency Card, and a Pet Care Pamphlet. 8 ounces, $27.

Equipped” is an AMC Outdoors blog, written by Matt Heid.