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One dog leash to rule them all

on Friday, May 10th, 2013
Posted in: News, Pet Gadgets

If you own a dog, this scenario is probably quite familiar to you: coming home to a dog just itching to get outside, unable to wait for you to get together all of the doggie essentials; in your haste to get him outside, you forget the all-important treat or, worse, the waste bag.  And theRead More…


Securus SpotLite 2.0 GPS Pet Locator review

By: Paul Grunwald
on Tuesday, May 7th, 2013
Posted in: GPS, Pet Gadgets, Reviews

If your family is anything like mine, the dog is not just a pet, it is more like a child.  We celebrate birthdays, they get Christmas presents, and whenever possible, they are with us.  For dedicated pet parents, there is nothing worse than having a pet go missing.   Securus makes a number of GPS locatingRead More…


Tagg now tracks your pet’s activity, or lack there of

on Tuesday, March 12th, 2013

There are all sorts of activity monitors and pedometers on the market right now that will show humans how active or non-active they are. Now your pets can get some of that action, with new features from Tagg. We featured Tagg’s the Pet tracker back in 2011 and found it to be an interesting way toRead More…


Feed Fluffy while at work with the Pintofeed automatic pet feeder

By: Ryan Chapman
on Wednesday, February 20th, 2013
Posted in: News, Pet Gadgets

Throughout the years, feeding your pet has evolved from a bowl on the floor to an electric feeder that provides perfect portions. Pintofeed has taken this a step further with their automatic pet feeder that is controlled with your smartphone. When connected to your home WiFi network, the Pintofeed can be accessed by multiple usersRead More…


Be at Fido’s beck and call with the Pebble Smart Doggie Doorbell

on Friday, December 14th, 2012
Posted in: News, Pet Gadgets

If your dog is an indoor/outdoor dog, you probably have a scratched up doorframe where he digs when he wants to be let in or out.  The Pebble Smart Doggie Doorbell, an Indiegogo project, gives you a doorbell that you can train your dog to push to let you know when he needs the door opened.Read More…


Go Head-to-Head With Your Cat with Friskies Latest iPad App

on Monday, March 19th, 2012

We told you about some iPad games your cat could play, now Friskies is introducing a game you can play with your kitty.  With the Friskies You vs. Cat iPad app, you flick the on-screen playing piece toward the goal.  If Kitty catches it, she scores 10 points; if it goes in the goal, youRead More…


Make Kitty Forage for Her Own Food with the Aikiou Cat Stimulo Feeding Station

on Sunday, February 26th, 2012
Posted in: News, Pet Gadgets

The Aikiou Cat Stimulo Feeding Station engages your cat’s mind as she eats her dinner.  Instead of just gobbling down her food quickly so she can get back to her 23-hour nap, she has to use her paw to dig her food out of the tubes.  This “foraging” slows down eating, which can mean fewerRead More…


Protect Your Pet with CritterCords

on Tuesday, February 21st, 2012
Posted in: News, Pet Gadgets

I used to have a cat some years ago.  Rio lived more than 18 years, but I worried she wouldn’t make it to 5 years because of her habit of chewing on electrical cords.  I wish CritterCord cord protectors had been around back then.  The clear tubing slips over the electrical cord to provide aRead More…

The bag hanger is heavy-duty, yet easy to open for adding new bags.

Tom Bihn Citizen Canine Review

on Wednesday, February 1st, 2012

I really love things that allow me to use tech in relation to other things in my life, like my dog, Jack. Tom Bihn, a premier bag maker in Seattle, has a great specialty bag called the Citizen Canine which can help you keep all your “dog stuff” in one place.


Tagg the Pet Tracker Review

on Thursday, December 29th, 2011
Posted in: GPS, Pet Gadgets, Reviews

For most people, the four legged furry beings that live with them are not just pets, but are part of the family. That means we worry about them just like we do our children. With kids and other loved ones, we can call them on the phone when we want to check up on them.Read More…

Keep the towels in the linen closet.  Your answer to fast drying your wet dog is finally here.

Soggy Doggy Super Shammy Review

By: Elizabeth Daugherty
on Friday, December 2nd, 2011
Posted in: Pet Gadgets, Reviews

I’m not crazy about most do-it-yourself dog grooming products because most of them are long on promises and short on delivery. And they’re expensive.  For that kind of money, I can just take my pooch over to PetSmart and let them do what they have to do.  I have a Pembroke Welsh Corgi, and forRead More…


Tom Bihn’s New Travel Tray, Travel Money Belt & Citizen Canine

on Monday, November 28th, 2011

Those travel-savvy folks at Tom Bihn are at it again, having not long ago introduced their new Cadet minimalist laptop bag and now three more new travel items.  The Travel Tray is a container to keep track of your loose pocket-sized items during your journey.  It collapses flat and closes with a drawstring.  One size,Read More…


Keep Your Dog Safe with Dog-e-Glow

on Thursday, November 17th, 2011
Posted in: News, Pet Gadgets

Walking your dog at night can be dangerous for you and your dog.  Drivers are more likely to see you, with your light and/or reflective clothing and a flashlight, than they are to see your dog.  With the LED-lighted collars and leashes from Dog-e-Glow, your dog will be as visible as you are.  The collarsRead More…


Mommy Bus Pet Carrier

on Thursday, September 29th, 2011
Posted in: News, Pet Gadgets

Oh Paris Hilton, eat your heart out! I attended a local “Puptoberfest” (yes, it’s exactly what it sounds like)  last weekend and came across this vendor– the Mommy Bus.  The bus is a fashion pet carrier designed for small dogs and cats up to 15 pounds, 15″ in length, and 13″ tall.  It’s a top-entry carrierRead More…


Make Sure Your Small Pet Always Has Fresh Water with Catit

on Friday, September 9th, 2011
Posted in: News, Pet Gadgets

The Catit Drinking Fountain from ThinkGeek recirculates and filters your cat or small dog’s drinking water.  The recirculation helps cool the water, and some say running water is more attractive for pets.  The filtration removes water impurities and bad tastes and the bits of food and hair that always seems to be floating in the waterRead More…


Keep Track of Your Pet with Tagg

on Tuesday, August 23rd, 2011
Posted in: GPS, News, Pet Gadgets

Did you know that only a very small percentage of lost animals – 10-15% of dogs and 2% of cats –  are ever returned to their owners?   If your pet strays, you need to know immediately so you can retrieve him quickly.  The Tagg Pet Tracker system from Snaptracs, Inc ( a wholly-owned subsidiaryRead More…


Innotek SSSCAT Cat Training Aid

on Monday, August 8th, 2011
Posted in: News, Pet Gadgets

Cats are tricky creatures.  They know to stay off the furniture or the kitchen counter while you’re home, but they often go where they want when you aren’t home.  I heard a good way to train cats is to discretely squirt them with a water gun when they do something bad, so they’ll learn toRead More…


H2O4K9 – A Water Bottle for your Dog

on Wednesday, August 3rd, 2011
Posted in: News, Pet Gadgets

We should all know the importance of staying hydrated when we’re in the great outdoors – especially this summer with the crazy high temps nationwide. But what about man’s best friend? Do you make sure stay  hydrated too when you’re enjoying nature? The H2O4K9 helps you do just that. It’s a water bottle that hasRead More…


Make Your Dog More Visible on Nighttime Walks with the NightSafe Flashing Leash

on Monday, July 11th, 2011
Posted in: News, Pet Gadgets

My dog Teddy is a nervous sort who would have a stroke if his leash started blinking, but this would work for other, calmer dogs.  You probably take a flashlight when you take your dog out for nighttime walks, and that helps motorists, bicyclists, and other pedestrians see you.  If you don’t keep your dogRead More…


Friskies Introduces Games for Your Cats

on Thursday, May 26th, 2011

We’ve probably all seen a video of a cat or a dog interacting with an iPad by now, so we know that gaming isn’t just for humans.  Friskies, the cat food company, has decided to introduce games that are designed specifically for your cat’s enjoyment.  There are  three Games for Cats:  Cat Fishing, Tasty TreasuresRead More…


Keep Fido Cool

By: cobinrox
on Wednesday, May 4th, 2011
Posted in: News, Pet Gadgets

You’ve probably seen those cloth neck coolers for bipeds and I bought one for my dog last year but of course it would not stay on: you have to tie it like a scarf and with one swoop of his paw my dog could strip if off faster than the Gentle Leader.  The people varietyRead More…


MobiPetTags Animal Identification Tags Review

on Friday, April 15th, 2011
Posted in: Pet Gadgets, Reviews

If you have a pet you love, you want to keep him safe.  If he’s lost, you want clear, up-to-date address and phone numbers with him so he can be returned to you safely.  If your pet has an illness or needs special care, you want to be sure the people who find him canRead More…


He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother – er, Dog

on Friday, April 1st, 2011
Posted in: News, Pet Gadgets

Do you like to take your dog or cat with you while you’re out and about, but you don’t want to look like Paris Hilton with a scared animal clutched under your arm?  If your pet is 15 pounds or smaller, he’ll fit in the Timbuk2 Muttmover backpack.  The bag is made of durable waterproofRead More…


Dog ID Tags Go High-Tech with MobiPetTags

on Tuesday, March 22nd, 2011
Posted in: News, Pet Gadgets

Our dog Teddy has a microchip for ID, and he also wears various ID tags that will hopefully bring him back to us if he should ever get lost.  The microchip is useless if the person who finds him doesn’t happen to have a chip reader, and the ID tags don’t contain information about hisRead More…

Soggy Doggy Doormat is not just for thresholds any more.  Microfiber chenille can soak up to 7x its own weight in water.

Soggy Doggy Doormat Review

By: Elizabeth Daugherty
on Thursday, March 3rd, 2011
Posted in: Pet Gadgets, Reviews

If you live in the midwest, you’ve had a rotten winter.  You’ve had snow upon snow upon a solid three to five inch thick rink of ice.  You’ve had issues with melting, leakage and if you live in Indiana, you’ve just been hammered with what feels like one gallon of rain a minute. Now compoundRead More…