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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 a Read 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.

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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 for Read More…

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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…

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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 collars Read More…

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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 carrier Read More…

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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 water Read More…

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Keep Track of Your Pet with Tagg

on Tuesday, August 23rd, 2011
Posted in: 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 subsidiary Read More…

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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 to Read More…

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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 has Read More…

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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 dog Read More…

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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 Treasures Read More…

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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 variety Read More…

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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 can Read More…

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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 waterproof Read More…

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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 his Read 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 compound Read More…

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Fido can stand under my Dogbrella ella ella ay ay ay

on Friday, February 25th, 2011

If you have a dog, you have stood in the rain with him while he does his business. No big deal for you, if you have an umbrella, but what about Fido? If you want to avoid wet dog smell, get your pooch his own umbrella – the Dogbrella. It’s a 29″ diameter canopy (think Read More…

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Fetchtastic – Automated Fetch for Dogs

on Monday, February 14th, 2011

Humans were too lazy to get up off their bums to change the channel on the TV, so the remote control was invented. We were too lazy to go to the library so eBook Readers were invented. Now we’re apparently too lazy to play ball with our dogs, so the Fetchtastic was invented. The Fetchtastic is Read More…

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Keep Your Pet Exercised with the Canine Treadmill

on Monday, January 31st, 2011
Posted in: News, Pet Gadgets

The Canine Treadmill from Hammacher Schlemmer will help you keep your dog well exercised even if the weather prevents you from taking him outside for walks.  The soft rubber belt is easy on paws, and the speed, incline, and distance can be easily adjusted with the simple controls. There’s also an emergency stop.  The Canine Read More…

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Ultra ScoopFree Self-Cleaning Litterbox Review

on Friday, December 3rd, 2010
Posted in: Pet Gadgets, Reviews

I think I saw a bumper sticker once that read  “Dogs have owners; Cats have staff”.  This is certainly true in our household and one of the staff functions I least like to do is clean the litter box.  The folks at Scoop Free think they have the answer with their Ultra Scoop Free Self-Cleaning Read More…

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FroliCat Toys Reviews

By: Mark Adkins
on Wednesday, November 17th, 2010
Posted in: Pet Gadgets, Reviews

  FroliCat toys are made by Brilliant Pets, the people who make the Scoop Free cat litter box, so they know cats. I was sent their three offerings to review- the Dart free-standing laser toy; the Bolt hand-held or standing laser toy; and the Sway, a magnetically mounted cat toy. By the way, dogs may be interested in the Read More…

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Dog Dazer Ultrasonic Dog Deterrent

on Thursday, September 2nd, 2010
Posted in: News, Pet Gadgets

After reading Robin’s post yesterday about her dog being attacked by off-leash dogs, I remembered seeing the Dog Dazer while surfing the Sky Mall site.  The Dog Dazer emits a high-frequency sound that’s painful to dog’s ears, but inaudible to humans.  Use a 1-2 second burst to startle and hopefully deter a threatening dog from Read More…

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Mace Pepper Spray Gun

By: cobinrox
on Wednesday, September 1st, 2010
Posted in: News, Pet Gadgets

For the third time in a month, my dog has been attacked by other dogs (unleashed) while out on our walks.  I started carrying a pepper sprayer after the second incident but this last time I could not get it whipped out fast enough, determine where the nozzle was, and could not fumble for the Read More…