When you go biking, your dog can enjoy the handlebar-level view from the Cozy Traveler Pet Basket, a sharp-looking small pet carrier made of breathable rattan wicker with a removable sun shade. The lining is comfy Sherpa fleece with an adjustable, built-in safety leash. For pets up to 13 pounds.
Want to eliminate those puddles and stains on your hardwood floors, tile and carpets? Say goodbye to those early morning or late night walks in the dark or frightful weather?
The Pet Loo Indoor Yard is a hygienic portable toilet for dogs and cats. Perfect for apartments, condos, balconies, patios, boats, RV's, trailers, the elderly, shut-ins, nursing homes, decks, motor homes, the office.
It fits anywhere accessible to your pets.
Takes the worry out of being late for walk-time.
Hygienic for you and your pet.
Easy to empty and clean.
Made of high-quality synthetic grass that attracts your pet. Comes in two sizes at Amazon, SmartHome and SkyMall.
Make you hungry? Great for our dogs with big appetites! These large vinyl squeaky Life's a Picnic Dog Toys at Muttropolis will give your pup never-ending fun at your picnics, trips to the beach or just backyard play this summer.
Pet Airways, as we have discussed before, is a new pet-only airline dedicated to pet-friendly travel. Pets fly in the main cabin, rather than the traditional cargo, cared for by their very own pet attendants.
As of June 3, 2009, the Pet Airways introductory offer of $149 each way will end. If there are no more "seats" available for the day you want your pet to fly, you can place your name on their waiting list and they will let you know if any spots become available.
How about an affordable outdoor patio bed for your pet on these balmy summer days? This attractive Lawn Lounger Dog Bed has a durable, fade- and weather-resistant cover and high-loft cedar/poly fill. The liner and removable cover are both machine washable.
Wouldn't you love to get your dog to stop the begging, the barking, or jumping on your houseguests? Teach your pet to mind his/her manners. Dogs, like us, repeat behaviors that are rewarded. By targeting and rewarding the good behaviors you want, you can redirect your dog's focus from unwanted behaviors.
Around Super Cool Pets, we use treats to reinforce good doggy behavior, like greeting us whenever they see us or just being our best buds. Our dogs may not be really skinny, but they're sure appreciated.
Memorial Day is traditionally a day to enjoy cook-outs, and we don't want to leave out our pets. Healthy treats are always good. NuHemp Fetch'erz Ballz Dog Treats are formulated with hemp, flax and ancient grains for superior nutrition and digestibility. The ancient grains--spelt, millet and kamut--support improved digestion and provide a rich protein source to help our pets get the most out of life.
In Fish and Chips, Sweet Peanut Butter Crunch, Chicken Stew, Fruit and Veggie
Memorial Day is a day for looking back. Give your pet memories a permanent place in your home or office! This Sony DPF-V900 9-Inch Digital Photo Frame is the perfect way to view and share your memories in brilliant, high-contrast color on a 9-inch LCD screen.
Protect the environment from the possible contamination and disease spread by improper pet waste disposal. Now, as a true member of your family, your dog can have his/her very own flush toilet.
Powerloo is an outdoor, maintenance-free, flushable toilet for sanitary disposal of pet waste. This in-ground toilet installs easily in your yard, similar to the Doggie Dooley which composts the waste. Powerloo connects directly to your home sewer line with "state-of-the-art" engineering, mechanics and materials.
It goes on and on and on. Nutro Products announced a voluntary recall of cat food in the United States and ten additional countries. Dog food is not affected.
The brands affected are select varieties of Nutro Natural Choice Complete Care Dry Cat Foods and Nutro Max Cat Dry Foods with "Best If Used By Dates" between May 12, 2010 and August 22, 2010.
Nutro reports the recall is due to incorrect levels of zinc and potassium in the finished product, resulting from a production error by a US-based premix supplier.
Nutro recommends that consumers who have purchased dry cat food affected by this voluntary recall should return it to their retailer for a full refund or exchange for another Nutro dry cat food product.
For further information about the recall call 1-800-833-5330 between the hours 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM CST or click here.
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Our veterans served us. Award-winning actress Glenn Close's fabulous new pet gear site FetchDog wants to return the favor.
With each item you purchase during their Memorial Day Event May 22-25, FetchDog will contribute $2 to the Puppies Behind Bars' DogTags program.
When Puppies Behind Bars was featured on "Oprah", Friday, May 15th, more than 1300 disabled veterans contacted Puppies Behind Bars to request service dogs. We're in a race to raise money - and meet their needs.
Puppies Behind Bars (PBB) trains prison inmates to raise service dogs - and to learn the joy of selflessly helping others. PBB established the DogTags program in 2006 to provide service dogs to physically and emotionally traumatized Iraq and Afghanistan veterans.
FetchDog's Memorial Day Event runs from May 22, 2009, 9:00 a.m. EDT through May 25, 2009, 11:59 p.m. EDT.
If you have never used an electric fence before, it's important to remember that while the fences do a great job of keeping your pets in, they don't keep other animals (and humans) out. We leave our precious dogs in a traditional backyard enclosure when we are out for short periods and the weather is good.
With Memorial Day weekend coming up, summer officially kicks off. Pet lovers will be out and about, often with their pets aboard. Sadly, sometimes people don't realize how quickly a car can heat up and just leave their pets in the car while they shop or grab a bite to eat.
Even on relatively cool summer days in the low 70's, a car's internal temperature can rise to a scorching 116 degrees in just an hour. And keeping the windows open a crack barely makes a difference.
A new web site from United Animal Nations, MyDogIsCool.com explains how you can help to protect dogs from the dangers of hot cars--how quickly cars heat up in warm weather, whether it's too hot to take your dog along today, and ways to educate our fellow pet owners about the hazards of leaving a pet in a hot car, even for a little while.
If you see a parked car with animals inside, you can have some "Don't Leave Me in Here -- It's Hot!" fliers at the ready and place the flier under the windshield wiper. If an animal seems to be in imminent danger or a child is left unattended inside a car, call 911 for assistance.
The Ruff Wear Knot-a-Just Collar is a comfortable, durable collar for the dog who loves the outdoors. It's made of soft durable 10 mm climbing rope with a contoured Weinerlock™ buckle and stainless O-ring.
This dependable collar has reflective trim for low light safety, is adjustable, and well-suited to dogs with thick, bushy fur. Looks great with a matching Ruff Wear Knot-a-Leash.
The Bubble Globe -- A skylight-type window mounted to the back of the globe provides natural lighting to the litter chamber and the extra depth helps to accommodate larger cats.
Lip Extender-- Designed for cats that have not mastered turning around in the Globe and 'miss their target.' It protrudes out of the entry hole of the Globe to catch and redirect errant fluid back into the litter. Self-cleans by feeding tracked litter back into the Globe during the cleaning cycle. Included with the purchase of any Bubble Unit Litter Robot or Bubble Globe.
Ramp -- Access to Litter Robot for elderly or small cats. Can catch tracked litter to keep the litter area neat and tidy and doubles as a scratch-pad. Non-skid rubber feet. Easily removed.
Sleepypod has updated its award-winning Sleepypod Mobile Pet Bed with enhanced safety features to make it even more secure in an automobile. Sleepypod enables pets to travel safely in the pampered comfort of their own luxurious ultra-plush bed.
The new safety features are (1) a side strap that captures the vehicle seat belt, and (2) a redesigned top handle that folds over through a rectangular ring.
Bark Buckle Up has given the Sleepypod folks their Pet Safety Award. For our past posts on Sleepypod Mobile Pet Bed click here; for Sleepypod Accessories and Sleepypod Mini click here.
A French entrepreneur Romain Jarry has invented the Dog-o-Matic, a dog washing machine that can make your pet physically presentable, and mentally insane, in about a half hour. By "pet", we mean "dog"--don't think you are even getting a cat in there.
M. Jarry plans to introduce the machine to the UK next year. In case you are wondering, he insists it is not cruelty to animals and only takes a few minutes to do the job. That will be $47, please.
Want an easy, convenient way to pick up after your dog and cat -- anytime, anywhere? ARM & HAMMER Disposable Waste Bags & Dispenser are a fresh new way to clean up after your pets. They are perfect for "at home" or "on the road" and are great for kitty litter pick-ups too.
The dispenser attaches easily to a leash, bag or belt loop. The reinforced bags are extra large, easy to tie, and infused with baking soda and lavender to naturally eliminate odors.
Miami animal doctor Patty Khuly, VMD, MBA, and writer of the popular vet blog Dolittler, recently offered insight into pet collar safety:
Chronic pulling is not only stressful for the neck (and all its attachments) in the long run, it offers the potential for the acute, jerk-and-snap kind of injury that can lead to a lifetime of painful disc disease or on-and-off neck and shoulder ailments.
Her take? Body harnesses are the safest for your pet, her favorite being the front clip harness.
The Gentle Leader Easy Walk Harness is a front clip harness designed to gently discourage your dog from pulling while walking on a leash without causing coughing, gagging, or choking.
Our pets love being talked to, right? Or maybe they just associate talking with food and fun. Talk to Me Treat Ball for Dogs and Talk to Me Treat Ball for Cats are interactive ball toys that play back your pre-recorded message and dispense little treats. They're fun for pet playtime and good tools for pet separation anxiety (theirs and yours).
The "talking" is motion-activated, so every time your pet nudges the ball, it plays back your message and dispenses treats. The sound of your voice, and the yummy treat, can comfort your pet when left alone.
Who says litter boxes have to be ugly? The new ModKat Litter Box has a modern design that will look sharp in any room. Its enclosed base has non-skid feet and "rooftop access" to provide privacy for your kitty.
The rooftop has a perforated, non-skid surface which contains the litter, eliminating the necessity for a catch-all mat underneath. It locks to keep out children and other pets.
The washable, reusable litter liner is made of durable, rip-resistant tarp and has incorporated handles to easily lift in and out. Eco-friendly--no more disposable plastic liners.
An ergonomic scoop with an incorporated brush stores conveniently on the side.
Small Dog, Big Life: Memoirs of a Furry Genius by Dennis Fried
Genevieve, a brilliant seven-pound papillon who dares to break the canine code of silence, invites you into the inner sanctum of dogdom in this hilarious exposé about what dogs really think of their people. In her bitingly funny memoir, Genevieve reveals canine secrets never before shared with humans while also passing on her devious tricks-of-the-trade to her legions of furry pupils.
The Cat's Pajamas: 101 of the World's Cutest Cats by Rachael Hale
Rachael Hale, an internationally acclaimed photographer and cat devotee, is adept at capturing the unique charm of every cat she photographs. Along with her gorgeous portraits, the book provides information on each breed, details of temperament, color, and history, as well as fascinating anecdotes.
During her appearance, Ms. Close will share with viewers the efforts of the organization called Puppies Behind Bars and its program, Dog Tags: Service Dogs for Those Who've Served Us. Under this program, prison inmates are trained to raise puppies to become service dogs for wounded veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars.
Ms. Close will also present Oprah with FetchDog's special edition Chewy Shoe dog toy. For every toy sold, FetchDog and Chewy Shoe's manufacturer, Vibram Pet Products, will both donate $1 to support DogTags.
The Swoop Mini Pooper Scooper for Small Dogs will keep your hands clean and make dog poop disappear in one fell swoop. It uses a "claw" to grab and bag the dog mess, then conceals it discreetly within the Scooper's bag.
You can use regular grocery bags or pick up a package of 50 biodegradable replacement bags (sold separately) for environmentally-friendly waste disposal. No more dirtied hands or embarrassing poopie bags!
Telecommunications group KDDI has teamed up with artist Yayoi Kusama to bring you the cute My Doggie Ring-Ring pink-and-white polka-dot cell phone with matching dog-shaped holder. That'll be $10,000 please.
Japan Trust Technology brings us a pair of cute puppy USB speakers called the "Wonderful Speakers". As you can see, the speakers are not a matched pair--the left is a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel puppy and the right one is a Dalmatian puppy.
The speaker is located on the pup's belly. Also included, but not shown, is a "guitar-shaped" (bone?) controller for the volume
Spring is the time of year skunks start to stir. If your curious pooch tangles up with a skunk, you will need a quick remedy. Or maybe your dog just likes to roll in things and then thinks s/he smells wonderful.
The WETNoz Zen Ceramic Pet Bowls are pill-shaped two-tone food and water bowls for both cats or dogs. These bowls are made from a blend of fine bone china and porcelain to lend a contemporary accent to your home.
Bone china and porcelain have long been considered `perfect` materials for dinnerware--versatile, durable and hygenic feeding surfaces.
How to use:
For Dogs: Place the dish inline with the dog's body. The dish conforms to their mouth and allows ears to fall outside of the bowl.
For Cats: Place the dish perpendicular to the cat's body and it will reduce the whisker contact.
Note the handy thumb hole for easy gripping, which you can also fill with an extra treat for "dessert". Available in Rose and Sand.
The perennial question--what to do with dog waste once you clean it up? Throw it in the woods? In the garbage? Go green and turn your pet poo and food leftovers into compost with Samu, currently sold by Japan-based Tohoku Kankyo.
Samu is a robotic recycling trash can, sort of shaped like a dog. Clean up your dog's poo, put it into Samu the robot, close the lid, push a button and voila...compost!
Samu can recycle 600 to 1,000g of garbage into odor-free compost each day and goes for several months before requiring a refill of the composting elixir. All that for $900! Available in 4 colors.
Ever since reading the book Old Yeller, we have loved yellow dogs. If you do too, and have $18,000 lying around with nothing to do, you can get your very own yellow dog that doesn't bark or shed.
Herb Williams is a sculptor who skillfully uses crayons as his medium. His Crayon Dog Sculpture is made of cut yellow and blue crayons, wood and two-part epoxy resin. And that Crayola smell will take you right back to your kindergarten days.
Is your pet feeling a little tense? Stressed out? Put your massage skills to work and turn your dog's bath time into a relaxing experience. This FURminator Tub Nub dog brush has rubber nubs that massage your dog's skin and gently work the shampoo into your dog's coat. That should improve the appearance and health of your dog's coat, too!
Does clipping your pet's nails make you nervous? If you cut too short, you'll hurt your pet and cause bleeding.
This Lighted Guillotine Dog Nail Clipper eliminates a major deterrent to trimming your dog's nails properly--visibility. The flexible light mounted on this clipper allows you to shine through more than 80% of each nail, so you can see what you are doing and do it right.
Do you love massage and spa treatments? If you want to add variety to your routine with showers, hydrotherapy, and body treatments like mud or seaweed, why not enjoy the therapeutic effects of an aquarium during your sessions?
HydroGlass by HydroCo offers an innovative showering system "to engage the senses" during wet room treatments. The glass tank beneath can be used as an aquarium, or a variety of other soothing environments such as a desert, a deep ocean, or a green tropical rainforest.
We recently featured the Kittywalk Teepee Outdoor Enclosure to give your cat some sunlight and fresh air now that spring is here (or close by, depending upon where you live). While outside, it's a good idea to protect your cat's litter pan or bed from the elements.
The Clubhouse is made of heavy duty, weather-resistant canvas with the Kittywalk signature striping. It has a zippered side so you can access your cat easily and features a PVC window to let in sun and give your cat an outdoor view.
Need a wake-up call? How about one that barks? If you don't have the real thing, or yours sleeps in, Seiko's retro-style Singing Dog Alarm Clock should do the trick.
It is designed in classic Beagle colors with puppy graphics at the 3, 6, 9 and 12 positions. This cute clock has a paw-shaped snooze button in soft silicone plastic suggestive of a puppy's soft, warm foot pad.
Think a dog barking along with Glenn Miller's "Little Brown Jug" would wake you? Listen to it here (scroll down to the bottom).
We love wall-mounted aquariums, such as the Aquavista--they are fascinating to watch and add ambiance to any room.
The Wandaquarium by Aquawall hangs on the wall like a painting, particularly nice when floor space is at a premium. At around 6 inches in depth, the gorgeous Wandaquarium wall aquarium will fit almost anywhere.
The Wandaquarium has a large LCD display showing the water and room temperature, date, time, oxygen content and status of the pump and lighting. Like your TV, you can control its functions with a remote, as well as on the control panel. And the best part, cleaning of the aquarium is done automatically! Available in two models, the Comfort and the Elegance
Are humans the only species who dance? Curious researchers analyzed thousands of videos to reach the conclusion that, yes, 14 species of parrots dance to the beat of the same drummer as we do. From Birds boogie at boston.com:
Schachner's and the other scientists' work has a serious side: By studying other animals, they hope to gain insight into the evolution of an ability that is a cornerstone of human behavior and culture.
The finding that parrots can dance to an external beat supports an emerging theory on the origins of dance - that it might be a byproduct of another skill parrots share with humans, the capacity to mimic sounds.