Pet Gadgets

power-pet-door

Many people install pet doors so that their pets can take care of business without having to wait on their owners. However, many pet doors may not be energy efficient and are not secure. The Power Pet Door by High Tech Pet aims to eliminate the problems of other pet doors. This door slides up [...]

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opets

When I first saw theKickstarter project for the Opets leash, I thought it was another quirky product would make a fun news post. But when I started thinking more about it, I remembered when I had a Corgi. Walking Kasey wasn't the easiest task because she always liked to yank on the leash that was [...]

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Petzi Treat Cam review

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We have had pet cams around our house for at least 15 years. We set up the cameras to find out what the animals do all day. (Sleep, mostly. No surprise there.) My cameras of choice tend to be Internet Protocol (IP) cameras, which include their own web server and don’t need to be connected [...]

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heavenlypals

Here's a product that is supposed to be comforting, but it seems creepy and icky to me. Heavenly Pals is a new Indiegogo project for stuffed animals of the 10 most popular dog breeds (according to the AKC) that include: Boxer, English Bulldog, German Shepherd, Poodle and more. What's the big deal you ask? Well, [...]

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ifetch-too

Last fall, we told you about the iFetch, an interactive toy that pitches a ball for your small to medium-sized dog, or cat, to fetch.  You can even train your pet to return the small balls to the iFetch to reload it for longer play times.  The problem was that this version uses 1.5" balls, which [...]

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naturespa-uv-fountain-for-small-dogs-2

My dog, Teddy, seems to shed year round.  That means those darn dog hairs get everywhere, even in his water bowl.  He won't drink water with hair in it, and it's a pain trying to make sure his water meets his standards so he'll drink enough during the day.  And that's with me here with [...]

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star-trek-uniform-dog-accessories

Imagine your dog sporting a collar and leash in Star Trek Command gold, Sciences blue, or Engineering red!  The Star Trek Uniform Collars also have a hang-tag with the matching Starfleet insignia and a Star Trek Original Series logo on the buckle.  The collars are all $9.95 each, and they are available in small to [...]

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orvis-dog-crate-furniture

With the Polar Vortex in full blast, it's not fit for man nor beast outside.  You need to make sure you keep your four-footed friends indoors and safe, even when it's not cold enough to kill, and many people like to use crates when they aren't home with their animals or while they are sleeping. [...]

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pawcet-for-pets

The Pawcet is an outdoor drinking fountain for your dog.  Attach a standard garden hose, and all Phideaux has to do is step on the Pawcet to get a drink of fresh water.  No more worrying that the water bowl will get turned over while you're at work!  The Pawcet is $24.99 at Quirky.

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Dino-care

Don't want to get a dog, cat, or gerbil for your kids? How about a fascinating different kind of "pet" - one that glows in the dark? Dino Pet is simply a container of photosynthetic bioluminescing dinoflagellates. These dinoflagellates are single celled algae that produce their own food via photosynthesis just like plants and will [...]

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Posted in: Kid Gadgets, News, Pet Gadgets
petzila-petziconnect

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fu_rm-ERBFo&t=11&authuser=0 With the PetziConnect, you can see, talk to, and dispense treats to your cat or dog while you're out of the house.  Install the PetziConnect, connect it to your WiFi connection, install the free, secure app to your smart phone, and you and your fur babies will be in contact any time you like. [...]

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saddleback-dogcollar

Over the years we've reviewed quite a few bags, wallets and covers from Saddleback Leather Company. Leather products from Saddleback are well known for their high quality construction, rugged good looks and their motto: "They'll fight over it when you're dead." Saddleback's latest product won't hold your gadgets when you're on the go, but they will [...]

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ifetch

iFetch is an interactive toy that pitches a ball for your dog, or cat, to fetch.  You can even train your pet to retrieve the ball and put it in the iFetch himself for never-ending fun, though you should monitor play time.  iFetch ball launcher is made of plastic and metal, and it comes with [...]

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quake-kare-pet-emergency-preparedness-kits-2

If you live in areas prone to natural disasters, you probably have made some preparations for emergencies.  Do you have an survival kit for your pet?  Quake Kare sells survival kits for dogs and cats, filled with products you'll need to keep your pet healthy and fed until things start to return to normal.  The kits come [...]

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Posted in: Gear, Health, Fitness, Sports, News, Pet Gadgets
one-fast-cat-exercise-wheel-2

If your cat doesn't do much more than lay around the house and sleep or eat, she could probably benefit from some exercise.  My cat, Rio, used to get her exercise at 3:00am, dashing around the house like a crazy thing, determined to wake up everybody in the apartment building I lived in at the [...]

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sleepypod-mobile-pet-bed-2

Anyone who has tried to walk a cat on a leash knows there has to be a better way to travel with a cat.  People who infrequently travel with a pet in one of those plastic pet kennels knows that they aren't all that great either because the dog or cat is often anxious at [...]

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socialpet1

We love our pets just like any other member of our family (maybe more depending on the family!), but the sad fact is that a large percentage of pets are left alone at home during the day while their owners are away at work or school. This means that the pet might get lonely for [...]

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link-it2

Our pets are important members of our families and we want to do the right things to keep them safe. One way to keep them safe is to make sure that their ID tags are always up to date. Hopefully you take your dogs and cats to their yearly check up at the veterinarian. Typically [...]

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cat-hammock

If you have the Cat Hammock from ThinkGeek, it may not be the impossible dream any longer.  The Cat Hammock is designed with non-slip loops to fit on the four legs of small tables or chairs (leg spread of 18-27 inches apart on each side).  It's made of nylon and polyester fleece, so it's machine [...]

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whistle

It looks like the next big thing in pet gadgets may be activity trackers. Activity trackers are already very popular for people and now they are poised to become popular for our four legged companions as well. The latest activity tracker for dogs is the Whistle Activity Monitor. This disc shaped device clips to your [...]

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timbuk2-muttmover-backpack

A couple of years ago, Timbuk2 introduced their Muttmover Backpack so you could take your dog with you.  They've updated the Muttmover recently, adding features that make it easier to get Fideau in and out of the carrier and to add some other useful features.  It's made of tarpaulin-backed fabric for durability and has an [...]

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petbit

Of all the product reviews that I wrote last year, I posted the most reviews about activity trackers. I wear an activity tracking device every day for two reasons. First, I like to see how many steps I've walked each day and two, I earn points that I can exchange for money through my day [...]

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tail-lights-safety-lights-for-horses

I always cringe a little when I'm driving along and see horses and riders sharing the road.  It's not because I don't like horses or don't want to share the road.  It's because I'm always afraid that something will happen and a horse or rider will be injured or worse because someone in a car [...]

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membo-daily-reminder

Do you have a chore that needs to be done daily?  It hasn't been assigned to anyone in the family, so it's done by the first person who thinks of it.  Maybe everyone assumes someone else took care of it, and Fido goes hungry one day.  Or everyone thinks of it but doesn't mention they've [...]

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auggiedog_vacuum_01

If you have a dog, chances are you also have a few good dog doo war stories about the time the bag you were using to scoop the poop had a hole in it or the time you stepped in something right before work because the kids didn't want to pick up Spot's droppings from [...]

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