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Whistle/GPS for Pets

Posted in Pets by Tam Yue on May 29th, 2014

Whistle with GPSThe guys over at Whistle are upgrading their “fitbit for pets”. You can now know where your dog is at all times.

Whistle was originally designed as an activity monitor for pets. Basically you can see any spikes in activity during the day, or know if that walk you took Fido on was really beneficial for him. Now they are adding GPS to their device. Considering that over 10 million pets are lost each year this is a great idea.

The Whistle device attaches to your pets collar and can record location, rest and activity. So you will still know if your pet is getting the right amount of activity everyday. They claim that the Whistle/GPS is the smallest device of its kind on the market and also has the longest battery life. You will be able to use it for about a week before having to recharge.

Eyenimal Digital Pet Camera

Posted in Pets by Conner Flynn on May 26th, 2010

The Eyenimal Digital Pet Camera is the first miniature video camera that allows dog and cat owners to see things the way their pet does. The camera hangs around your dog or cat’s neck and captures VGA resolution video at 29 frames a second for 2 and a half hours per charge.

Listen, if you’re putting a camera around your pet’s neck just for kicks, so you can watch some boring ass video of your mutt sniffin’ another mutt’s ass, you need to get a hobby.

The Canine Shower Stall makes bathing your dog easy

Posted in Pets by Conner Flynn on April 28th, 2010

Most dogs don’t like to get bathed. They squirm around and try to get out of the water. Most of the time you end up as wet as the dog. The Canine Shower Stall can help. It has 16 water-jet nozzles and a showerhead that will wash and rinse your dog easily in the enclosed space.

The water jets will get through the thickest coats and the stall is made up of two integrated leashes and shower walls that reach 31″-high and a plastic roof to help keep water inside. The whole thing connects to a faucet and has a 2′-long drainpipe to get water out of the shower.

Bionaire Odor Grabber Litter Box

Posted in Pets by Conner Flynn on April 12th, 2010

It looks like a strange astronaut helmet, but you don’t want to have this thing anywhere near your head. It’s actually the latest in cat box technology. The Bionaire Odor Grabber Litter Box filters the air coming from the litter box, pushing it through a filter, getting rid of litter dust and fur and making sure your house doesn’t smell.

It’s compatible with all kinds of litter and the 12-foot power cord should be long enough for you to put it anywhere you like.

Litter Robot 2 Bubble Unit: No cat should poop in the dark

Posted in Pets by Conner Flynn on March 4th, 2010

Let me ask you something. How often do you poop in the dark? Exactly, you don’t. That’s what the bathroom light switch is for. So there’s no reason you should expect your cat to poop in the dark either. The Litter Robot 2 Bubble Unit offers larger sized cats more room to relieve themselves. And I’m assuming that larger cats hold more poop, so it makes sense.

The unit has a new ‘Skylight/Bubble’ window, so your cat not only has more room, but also a room with a view. A poopy room with a view. And a foul stench.

BowLingual for iPhone translates dog-speak, lets him tweet

Posted in Pets by Conner Flynn on February 10th, 2010

Forget real-time translation of speech from one human to another. What we really need is to understand what our dogs are saying. TheRe’s an app for that. One that will translate what your dog is saying. The technology actually won the 2002 Ig Nobel Peace Prize.

It’s called BowLingual and it’s about to be ported to the iPhone as an app from the App Store. So just what is the ‘Ig Nobel Prize’? Wikipedia says that “It’s an American parody of the Nobel Prizes and are given each year in early October for ten achievements that “first make people laugh, and then make them think”.

Power Generating Dog Leash

Posted in Pets by Conner Flynn on February 10th, 2010

You don’t normally think of dog leashes being gadgets, but this one is different. The Power-Generating Dog Leash may be man’s new best friend. It even features storage for your dogs poop bags and 3 LED lights for night time walking of your pooch and an emergency tone that is powered by the coil and recoil of the leash.

No batteries at all. Nothing on a price or release date but hopefully we will see it later this year. It’s as high-tech as dog leashes have gone so far.



My Pet Speaker lets your animals rock out

Posted in Pets by Shane McGlaun on February 10th, 2010

We all know that many pets like dogs have hearing that is much better than human hearing. That means that if the music you listens too hurts your ears, the dog’s ears probably really hurt. Pet Acoustics has announced a new device for pet owners called the My Pet Speaker that lets you play music for animals at levels that won’t hurt their hearing.

The device has a 3.5mm input and will work with any input source including CD players, iPods, iPhones and more. The speaker uses an omnidirectional design to provide quality sound anywhere around the speaker. The driver is a 4-inch unit and it has a frequency response of 200Hz ~ 12KHz.

Dog-e-Minder is perfect for the forgetful pet owner

Posted in Pets by Shane McGlaun on February 10th, 2010

Long ago when my wife and I were first married and before the kids came along, we had a Jack Russell terrier that had seizures. The dog had to have medications twice a day or he would seize and poop everywhere. I always had a hard time remembering to give the dog his meds, a gadget like the new Dog-e-Minder would have been handy.

The Dog-e-Minder is designed to be hooked to the dog’s collar like a nametag. It has three buttons that are for walk the dog, feed the dog, and give the dog its medications. When the task is done you hold the correct button down for three seconds and the time and date the meds were given is recorded.

Anti-Aging Oxygen Tank for dogs

Posted in Pets by Conner Flynn on January 11th, 2010

Look, we know how you feel about Fluffy. You love your little pooch enough to care for him/her and keep them around forever. If there were a way, short of cutting his head off and freezing it for future generations to re-animate him, you would make Fluffy immortal so he could live forever.

There may be a way. And as usual it is the Japanese who have shown us. If you have way too much money and little common sense, you can slow the doggy aging process. Just like these two chihuahuas inside an anti-aging oxygen therapy chamber at a dog salon in Japan.

Pet Collar Air Purifier

Posted in Pets by Conner Flynn on January 3rd, 2010

Have you had it with Fido’s stink? Need some relief? Are you a sucker? Well, the Pet Collar Air Purifier can help. It takes that filthy air around your animal, sucks it up, and spits out clean air.

The purifier will save you and your pet from allergens, dander and smoke and also coats your dog, cat or whatever with spray from a scent dispenser that will relax them. And do god knows what else. It can’t be good.


Autofetch Motion Pet Ball

Posted in Pets by Conner Flynn on October 30th, 2009

Autofetch Motion Pet BallIf you own a dog and are too lazy to take it out and get some exercise, first of all shame on you. Secondly, you might want to try this Autofetch Ball. The ball features a space inside for you to stick your dog’s favorite treats.

After that just let the internal gyro-drive do the work and spin around, keeping your pet entertained. Don’t expect your dog bring the toy back though. He has no incentive having already gotten his treats.

Birdcage Backpack lets your bird come along

Posted in Pets by Conner Flynn on October 4th, 2009

Birdcage Backpack lets your bird come alongWe’ve seen a birdcage backpack before, but we didn’t know where to order one. Thankfully there’s one that’s actually available so that you can bring your bird with you everywhere. Just remember, during long hikes it will get heavier by the hour as the bird poop piles up.

The Pak o Bird backpack comes in one of three sizes depending upon the size of your bird. The $129 backpack has an included privacy curtain, dragonwood perch, and adjustable food cup. The mesh exterior is see-through yet chew-proof so your bird won’t escape.

RoamEO Pup GPS Tracking System for pets

Posted in Pets by Conner Flynn on September 13th, 2009

RoamEO Pup GPS Tracking System for petsTo many people pets are just as loved as their children. So why not protect them from getting lost with the RoamEO Pup dog collar. It contains a GPS receiver so you can detect where your pet is if he/she wanders off to sniff far away butts and pee on far away trees.

The collar broadcasts to the LCD handset receiver which can track up to 2 collars at once. The signal from the collars is detectable up to 3 miles from the receiver. It comes with a built-in battery that will last between 18 and 30 hours.

K-9 Calming Vest

Posted in Pets by Conner Flynn on August 17th, 2009

K-9 Calming VestFrom the pic it looks like Fido is wearing a bulletproof vest, but this is actually a K-9 Calming Vest that keeps your furry friend feeling safe and secure under stressful conditions. Apparently it will sooth any anxiety they may be feeling while wearing it, while scamming you out of your hard earned dough.

It will stop them from running under the bed to hide during such stressful things as fireworks or thunder for instance. It costs $36 and comes in various sizes. If you buy one let me know. I have a bridge to sell you too.