I was first alerted to the Troff Hydration Non-Spill Pouch by my friend, veterinarian Patrick Mahaney, who called me excited about this product. You need to have a pretty cool product to impress a veterinarian, so I was intrigued. A few weeks later I attended the SuperZoo pet trade show in Las Vegas, and beelined to the Troff booth to see this "amazing" product.
What at first glance looks like a heavy-duty plastic bag to keep water in while walking your dog, is actually a high-tech pouch made from high-grade plastic (safe, no horrible chemicals to leach into the water), that has a special valve at the end which prevents spillage and only allows water to leave the bag, not return back through the valve, which would contaminate the water.
Cool, I thought. I'll give this a try. Las Vegas is a sweltering place, and I had my dog, Pearl, with me. After a day of using this I ran back to the Troff booth to gush about how awesome this product is! Here's why:
- Unlike other water containers, I can keep it in my purse with absolutely no worry that it will spill on my phone and other valuables. This thing will NOT leak.
- Pearl drinks from it easily, and actually gets excited when she sees it! She likes drinking from it.
- You can freeze it safely and use it to thermo-regulate your dog when he gets hot by putting it on his belly, neck, or back.
- It doubles as a water bottle for you, since there are 3 in a package.
- If you accidentally drink out of your dog's Troff, no worry, because the one-way valve will not allow the water inside to become contaminated.
The pouch itself is super tough. The owner of the company told me that she has been using the same Troff pouch for a year, folding and unfolding it, putting it in her pocket, etc., and it holds up beautifully. I saw this year old Troff pouch, and it looked new.
Because you get 3 pouches per bag, the $12.00 or so you spend is well worth the investment. You can keep one in your car, one in the freezer, and one in your purse, hiking gear, or briefcase.
Huge paws up for Troff! I'll always have one of these on hand -- easy, safe, simple, and convenient.
From Troff's website:
Pure, clean water is the elixir that sustains life. We believe that proper hydration along with a wholesome diet and exercise creates a sound triangle of health. Taking care of our dogs with ease and precision is essential in our fast paced world. You will now be able to provide your dog water in an eco-friendly, non-spill pouch 24/7.
The Tröff™ non-spill valve prevents back flow and the transmission of oral diseases compared to the community water bowl. Your best friend is always getting the pure, clean water you provided.
End Result: A Happy, Healthy Dog
Our website will provide you with the facts on hydration and dehydration. Our tools will calculate your dog’s basic daily water requirements, and provide direct links that will offer you the most current research on canine hydration.
We strongly believe that proper hydration needs to be every dog owner’s priority!