WILTON, Conn., Feb. 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Dog Gone Smart Pet Products, a global pet products company dedicated to natural pet safety and health through nanotechnology, has received the "Five Stars Seal of Approval" from The American Pet Association (APA), it was announced today by founder, Chris Onthank.
"We are honored to receive recognition from one of the nation's most prestigious pet industry associations," Onthank said. "We are also privileged to be among some of the most innovative and successful pet products companies in the U.S."
The 20-year-old American Pet Association, was developed to meet the many needs for Pet Owners and Pet Businesses, as well as ensuring humane treatment of companion animals. With the highest standard in the pet industry, the '5 Stars' approval criteria includes: Humane Treatment of pets and people, Business Ethics, References and ongoing feedback, Annual Inspection of Businesses, Facility Safety and Cleanliness. All APA approvals also required extensive testing, inspection or reference checking and approvals are always current based on customer feedback.
These revolutionary pet beds, apparel, and accessories incorporate Dog Gone Smart™ nanotechnology that is PFOA- and PFOS-free of known carcinogens, and are "bluesign® approved," the world's strictest EHS (environment, health and safety) stipulations for textiles. The nanotechnology is impregnated into the fabric without altering its texture and feel, and produces a non-visible structured textile surface that coat oil, dirt, and liquids cannot stick to. Residue can be rinsed off with water or machine washed. The fabric stands up to frequent washing and is highly abrasion resistant. These pet products also incorporate non-silver-based bacteriostatic, a proprietary technology that inhibits the spread of bacteria that can cause 'doggy' odor.