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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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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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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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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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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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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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 aRead 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…

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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 waterRead 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 toRead 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 hasRead 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 varietyRead 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 canRead 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 (thinkRead 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 isRead More…