Pet Gadgets

A bored cat can be a destructive cat.  This Laser Chasing Scratching Post can keep your cat’s interest until he’s tuckered out and too tired to scratch up your furniture.  The post has a four-speed laser that stops, turns, and races in unpredictable patterns to engage your cat’s (prey drive) urge to chase things.  The… Read More

When you think of Garmin, pet activity trackers are probably not the first product that comes to mind. The Delta Smart is an on-collar training, obedience and activity tracker device that has been designed especially for dogs of all sizes and coat lengths. The device works with the iOS and Android Garmin Canine app to… Read More

The Grrowler from Rocky Mountain Underground is a collar for your pooch that has two extra functions. There’s a zippered pocket that can be used to hold extra doggy waste bags and there’s a roll out water bowl that can be used to keep your best friend hydrated while you’re out on an epic hike… Read More

This is Max. He’s a stray cat that we’ve had for about 12 years or so. We think he’s part Maine Coon because he’s so large and has some of the characteristics of that breed. He acts more like a dog than a cat and likes to follow us around indoors and out. Max is diabetic… Read More

It’s been 10 years since we had a dog, but when we did, we just let her outside to do her business and then complained when we’d accidentally step in her business while walking around our yard. That’s what happens when you live in a rural area like I do, but for city-dwelling dog owners… Read More

Yeah, me neither. But, according to Dr. Catsby, whisker fatigue is a real thing that can stress cats when their ultra-sensitive whiskers get over-stimulated by touching things like the sides of their food bowl. When this problem occurs, cats can refuse to eat and/or flick their food on the floor around their dish. If I… Read More

Do you have one of those dogs that seems to be able to Houdini its way off its leash? Well, I do. And that’s him, pictured above. Boba the Escape Artist. Oh, he looks innocent enough, but he’s clever, fast and ornery.  He’s also somehow managed to unlatch his leash from his harness quite a… Read More

The worst part about walking a dog has got to be the ole poop, scoop and carry. I actually think my dog enjoys seeing me carrying his waste throughout the neighborhood and I’m sure he secretly delights in seeing me fling it in the air as I return a friendly wave from a neighbor because… Read More

FitBit, Misfit and Jawbone are popular activity trackers for humans, but what about our dogs? Shouldn’t we know how active they are too? Activity trackers for pets isn’t something new, but the WonderWoof BowTie is the cutest one I’ve seen so far. This activity sensor is shaped just like a bowtie and attaches to your… Read More

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… Read More

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… Read More

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… Read More

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… Read More

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… Read More

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… Read More