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Your dog can play fetch by himself with the iFetch

on Monday, September 8th, 2014
Posted in: News, Pet Gadgets

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 withRead More…

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Does your pet have an emergency preparedness kit?

on Saturday, August 30th, 2014

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 comeRead More…

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A cure for the fat house cat

on Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014
Posted in: News, Pet Gadgets

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 theRead More…

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Your pet will travel in style with the Sleepypod Mobile Pet Bed

on Tuesday, July 8th, 2014
Posted in: News, Pet Gadgets

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 atRead More…

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Give Fido a treat when you’re not home with your smartphone and the SocialPet system

on Monday, June 9th, 2014

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 forRead More…

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LINKS-IT Pet ID tag connector helps you keep your pet safe

on Saturday, May 24th, 2014
Posted in: News, Pet Gadgets

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. TypicallyRead More…

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To dream the impossible dream – keeping the cat off the furniture

on Tuesday, April 29th, 2014
Posted in: News, Pet Gadgets

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 machineRead More…

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Whistle tracks your dog’s activity without making a sound

on Monday, February 3rd, 2014

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 yourRead More…

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He ain’t heavy, he’s my brother – er, dog – Part Deux

on Thursday, January 23rd, 2014
Posted in: Bags, News, Pet Gadgets

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 anRead More…

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Petbit is an activity tracker for your cat or dog

on Tuesday, January 14th, 2014

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 dayRead More…

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Happy – and safe – trails to you with these Tail Lights

on Monday, December 16th, 2013

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 carRead More…

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Membo is an easy way to know when a chore has been done or still needs to be done

on Friday, December 13th, 2013
Posted in: Gear, News, Pet Gadgets

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’veRead More…

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Auggiedog Automatic Pooper Scooper review

on Monday, November 18th, 2013
Posted in: Pet Gadgets, Reviews

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 fromRead More…

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CritterZone tackles odors and germs

on Tuesday, October 29th, 2013

When I think of air filters, I picture large devices that are too big to use in an office cubicle – and they certainly won’t work in a car.  The Air Naturalizer from CritterZone is only 4.5″H x 2.75″W x 2″D, so it’s small enough to place discreetly near your pet’s bed or litter box toRead More…

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Your pet doesn’t have to be lonely when he’s home alone

on Tuesday, September 24th, 2013

We’ve featured a lot of pet gadgets on The Gadgeteer.  There seem to be more and more of them on the market, which indicates how devoted pet owners are to their pets.  I know my little Teddy seems like a child to me, and I hate having to leave him home alone for long stretchesRead More…

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iCPooch is a video chat, treat-dispensing soother for your anxious dog

By: Leah Hallett
on Tuesday, September 10th, 2013

Brooke Martin, a 13 year-old aspiring scientist from Spokane Washington, has recently been named a top-ten finalist in the nationwide 2013 Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge.  Her entry, a product called iCPooch, is designed to help dogs (and their owners) with the separation anxiety that often comes from being apart. We’ve all witnessed those badRead More…

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Make Fido the cameraman for your outdoor adventures

on Wednesday, September 4th, 2013

We’ve covered a lot of POV cameras and accessories on The Gadgeteer.  These cameras, like the GoPro, often have mounting systems that allow you to mount them on your helmet or on a car dash, so it “sees” what you see.  What if you’d rather somebody else carry the camera, or you’d like to seeRead More…

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Scout ID is a low-profile alternative to pet tags

on Friday, August 30th, 2013
Posted in: News, Pet Gadgets

Pet safety is paramount to those of us who own and love them.  Road ID agrees and so they designed the Scout ID, a versatile,low-profile pet ID tag. Versatile because its two rubber O-rings can be slid over virtually any pet collar, low-profile because it sits up against the collar, not dangling below.  Personalized text isRead More…

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The FitBark – a wireless activity monitor for your dog

on Thursday, August 22nd, 2013
Posted in: News, Pet Gadgets

We’ve all seen the variety of fitness monitors for humans on the market today, and now FitBark is extending the monitoring to your dog.  This Kickstarter project has already met more than 200% of its funding goal, but you have until Aug 26, at 3:00pm EDT to pledge to be sure your dog is one ofRead More…

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ThrowBowl is a flying disc for your dog that converts into a bowl

on Sunday, August 18th, 2013

The ThrowBowl from Paww is a Frisbee-like flying disc that has been made of special k9Flex elastomer that is BPA-free, PC-free, and phthalate-free. It looks like the perfect toy to play fetch with your dog and then when you’re done, you can unfold the outer wall to convert the flying disc into a 48 ounceRead More…

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A grass-filled “litter box” for your dog

on Monday, July 22nd, 2013
Posted in: News, Pet Gadgets

Sometimes I envy cat owners.  Cats use litter boxes, so there are no cold potty breaks in the cold, blazing heat, snow, or rain nor 3:00 AM emergencies in the dark.  With the Porch Potty Premium: First Automated Grass Litter Box for Dogs, you can enjoy the luxury of “indoor plumbing” for your dog.  TheRead More…

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AquaFarm for the lazy green-thumb pet owner

on Saturday, July 20th, 2013

What if the “chores” of maintaining a fishtank and herb garden suddenly took care of themselves, allowing you more time to, well, do just about anything else?  The AquaFarm from Back to the Roots is a closed loop eco-system that does just that!  Your fish does his little fish thing on the bottom and the filterRead More…

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Keep your dog hydrated when you travel

on Monday, July 1st, 2013

We always take our dog, Teddy, along when we travel.  He’s an anxious little guy, and his car seat is next to a window (won’t fit anywhere else in the car) so he’s always in the sun.  Those two things, combined with his heavy coat, keep him a little overheated as we ride along.  WeRead More…

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HALO MINI – An illuminated pet collar that will keep your pet safe and visible at night

on Sunday, June 2nd, 2013

The people at HALO are back with a new product. This time it’s for your furry best friend. HALO MINI is an ULTRA HIGH QUALITY rechargeable illuminated pet collar. We have re-designed and created an ultra high quality illuminating collar using our custom patented illumination system. Just like our HALO BELT, each HALO MINI isRead More…

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Idle paws are the devil’s workshop

on Wednesday, May 15th, 2013
Posted in: News, Pet Gadgets

A bored kitty is a destructive kitty.  With the Solar Powered Cat Tantalizer from Hammacher Schlemmer, your cat will be too entertained to have time to shred the toilet paper and up-root and chew your potted plants.  Stick the toy in a window or glass door with the industrial-strength suction cups, and the solar panelRead More…