August 31, 2010
For certain, our house pets are sloppy. Reduce the mess and employ the skills of the Autonomous Wet/Dry Mop. After all, this is the 21st century--well into it, in fact.
This robotic wet or dry mop navigates through a room and methodically cleans hard surface floors. It uses widely available dry electrostatic or premoistened cloths that attach to the bottom of the robot and collect dust, dirt, and hair.
Super cool find via Kitchen Contraptions
August 30, 2010
August 28, 2010
This distinctive Woodlands Perched Bird Tree Table Lamp is highly detailed, featuring a realistic tree bark texture and small songbird perched on a branch. The fine, woven softback shade provides warm color and texture appropriate for the upcoming fall and winter season.
At Amazon and Orvis.
August 27, 2010
We have been neglecting our super cool fish posts recently. Speaking of neglect, if you worry about your fish being without food when you go away, or even while you are around, here's a handy gadget. The AquaChef Aquarium Fish Feeder automatically feeds your aquarium with a simple digital timer.
The large multi-functional hopper will hold your favorite fish food -- flake foods, pellets and crumbled feed. The hatch-style feed door is completely adjustable, so you can control how much food is dispensed at each feeding. Secures on your aquarium with an adjustable clamp.
August 26, 2010
Pet stuff steals and deals abound at the semi-annual sale our friends over at PetMountain.com are holding until this Monday August 30th. Save up to 65% off your order, plus another 10% off orders over $35. Flat rate shipping $6.99 with no minimum order. Use code: SEMISALE.
And because we love our super cool readers, here are some more coupons you will find on the site. Happy shopping!
August 26th is National Dog Day, whatever that means, since in our experience EVERY DAY fits that bill. Today we will officially celebrate the dog and thank a certain few for the great times we've shared.
And if we ever find ourselves floundering in our other love, the ocean, we couldn't ask for a better lifeguard.
via Italian school teaches dogs to become lifeguards
August 25, 2010
Haven't we all remembered to bring along a water bottle for our pet, then realized with much chagrin the dog has no way to drink it? This handy stainless steel H2O4K9 Water Bottle has a lid that converts to a water dish no matter where you are.
It's 100% recyclable, toxin-free, and durable enough to stow in your vehicle cup holder, a bike cage, or your backpack. Pack it every day for walks, your trips to the park, at the beach, to the vet, whenever you are out and about with your best pal. In red, blue and silver.
August 24, 2010
Make lunchtime more fun for the little ones, especially those going off to day-care, pre-school and kindergarten. These creative plastic Animal Sandwich Cutters remove the bread crust while creating cute animal shapes. They are specifically designed to capture the most amount of bread. Each package contains four cutters: Dog & Doghouse, Mother & Baby Elephants, Butterfly, and Dolphin Pair.
August 23, 2010
Prop up your weary feet. These Hand Carved Dog And Cat Stools make warm living area accents, constructed of sustainable acacia wood. They are useful in the kitchen and wherever you need to access books or other items on high shelves. Choose from cat or dog.
August 21, 2010
Both of these lovely throw pillows were handmade of all-natural fibers in India using traditional textile craftsmanship, including hand-applique and embroidery. The pillows are eco-friendly and help support local artisans. We love the blend of earthy colors that will add a warm touch to your couch or chair.
This Eight Birds On A Limb Pillow features eight birds perched on a limb.
This Cat With Birds Pillow features a charming scene of a cat stuck in a tree with birds.
August 20, 2010
Wouldn't it be great to walk your dog off leash, without worrying about safety and leash laws? Actually, some dogs are pretty good about sticking around (those who obsess about the treats you keep handing out), but for those who must have access to a leash, here's a way.
The Supercollar is a "hybrid" to use in place of your separate collar and leash. It has a built-in retractable leash that enables you to gain immediate control of your dog, without having to take the time to attach a leash or harness.
When you need to control your dog, simply release a tab on the collar and pull out the retractable 36-inch leash. And, if you you don't want to give up using your long, hand-held retractable leash sometimes, you still can. The supercollar includes a "D" ring for attachment. This collar is strong, durable, and waterproof with 3M Scotchlite reflective accents to keep you and your pet visible in the dark.
Supercollar in Medium (13"-17") and Large (16"-22") for dogs weighing between 20 and 90 lbs.
August 19, 2010
Lots of us love tennis and dogs. If that's you, combine your passions with the latest from the Hugh Hayden Design HEX Tennis furniture collection. This unique Tennis Dog Bed is constructed entirely of recycled tennis balls from the New York Metropolitan area woven together in a tight hexagonal pattern.
Its removable 2-sided cushion is red on one side and black on the other. Measuring at 26" in diameter, the bed is sized for small dog breeds -- Boston Terrier, Dachshund, Pug -- up to around 25 lbs. A bed to accommodate tennis nuts with larger breeds will be introduced at the end of summer.
Super cool find via Animal Planet
August 18, 2010
If your cat is overweight or eats too quickly, the Funkitty Egg-Cersizer provides an alternative to free feeding. It is designed to randomly dispense both treats and kibble. Twist it apart easily to fill and twist back together again for play.
Open 1, 2 or 3 holes to customize to your particular cat's needs and to increase the challenge over time. There is a rubber holder at end to grasp a catnip toy for those kitties who partake.
August 17, 2010
Place your dog's image on a hand-painted Personalized Dog Treat Jar and Mug. Just email in a photo, or snail mail one. Makes a great gift.
Honestly, sometimes we wonder who we share the planet with. If you love cats, you have undoubtedly read about the very scary Gary Korkuc who was marinating his black-and-white cat, Navarro, in a cage in his trunk with the intention of turning him into dinner, when the police (luckily) picked him up on a routine traffic violation.
Is this even legal in the good old USA, where we all have rights, including our pets? Very possibly, depending upon where you do your cooking. Brian Palmer @ Slate Magazine has the scoop:
In most of the country, the legality of pet-eating would come down to the specific language of the general animal cruelty statute and how a judge interpreted it. Some states, such as Virginia, bar the unnecessary killing of an animal, with a specific exemption for "farming activities." In those places, it's very likely that killing a cat for dinner would get you in trouble, because the killing wouldn't be necessary, and cats aren't commonly associated with farming.
On the other end of the spectrum are states like Missouri, where very few restrictions are placed on when, why, and how an owner can kill his pet. In these areas, it would be difficult to lock up a cat-eater, unless his chosen means of slaughter were particularly inhumane.
But really, who would know?
August 16, 2010
August 14, 2010
For you bird lovers who love the sea as well, this round Shell Birdhouse is made with small, natural conch shells, and topped with a coco "hat." For indoor and protected outdoor use and ready to hang.
August 13, 2010
This Kitty Bowl Cat Bed has a contoured design for hours of cozy, comfy sleeping or lounging for any sized cat in virtually any position. The bottom of the base is covered with non-skid rubberized backing, so it won't slide or scratch your furniture or floors.
Place it on the floor, your counter top, or just about anywhere. Also makes a great bowl-shaped bed for small dogs. For an additional cost, you can add your cat's name on the front of the bed. Lettering is available in 6 different styles. The Kitty Bowl Cat Bed is available in a multitude of colors (see below):
August 12, 2010
This Pooch Power System is a sharp pooper scooper tool for the pet-loving elderly crowd out there or anyone else who has trouble bending down, due to stiff knees, injury, back pain.
The cordless, rechargeable Pooch Power System weighs just 4¼ lbs and works like a vacuum to make yard cleanup fast and easy, how we like it. Waste is sent directly into a biodegradable plastic bag.
At Amazon and Orvis
August 11, 2010
We seem to be all about end-of-summer super cool deals these days. Thousands of PetSmart.com pet products ship for FREE until September1, 2010. Sweet!
August 10, 2010
This set of four Bad Dog Coasters illustrates the humorous side of dog training. Cork-backed ceramic.
The Coasters are the latest addition to the Bad Dog Collection which includes Bad Dog Mugs, Bad Dog Tumblers and Bad Dog Plates.
August 9, 2010
PETCO. com has placed thousands of items on sale! Hot Weather, Hot Prices + FREE SHIPPING on $60! Sale ends Thursday, August 12th.
This Aikiou Puzzle Pet Food Bowl will add some stimulation to your pet's meal routine. It has compartments in which you can hide different types of food. Using his or her paws and muzzle, your pet must turn the wheel and open the sliding doors to access the food that is hidden underneath. Holds up to 3 1/2 cups of food for dogs of all sizes. Help your ravenous pet slow down a bit at mealtime!
In Blue and Pink
August 8, 2010
Super cool find via The Big Picture
August 7, 2010
Metal is nice for bird stands, but we like the warmth of wood in our home. This Wooden Cage Stand is a decorative and functional way to showcase your bird cage.
Simply set your bird cage into the solid wood stand and, once in place, you can easily move both your bird cage and stand. To secure the stand, just lock the casters. The stand has a drop leaf-style front panel for access to the pan and grille for convenient cage maintenance. Fits 20' x 20' cages.
August 6, 2010
Pets truly are members of our families. Next time you do Disney, you can bring your pets along, unless they have scales and hiss a lot. Walt Disney World is scheduled to open Best Friends Pet Care this August 27, providing the usual boarding services, but also bedtime stories and a water park for dogs, just for starters.
The luxury facility will accommodate 270 dogs, 30 cats and assorted other animals, including birds, potbellied pigs and small mammals such as hamsters and guinea pigs. Sorry, no reptiles.
Upgrades for dogs include ice cream treats, bottled water and premium/orthopedic bedding. Your pampered pooches can enjoy vacation villas with outdoor patios and flat-screen TVs for watching videos or 226-square-foot luxury suites with private outdoor play yards and personal pet concierges. Cats can choose between two- and four-story condos along with tuna on a Ritz, their own cushy bed and special toy.
Other services offered at Best Friends are day care, play groups, outdoor runs, walking trails and areas for playing ball or Frisbee. And if you miss your best buddy, owner visits are welcomed!
Best Friends Pet Care via TCPalm
August 5, 2010
These cute Inconvenient Kitty Tumblers designed by Patricia Carlin depict humorous scenes of cat-and-owner conflict. The set of four includes Lazy Sunday, Dinner Theater, Slumber Party, Uninvited Guest.
August 4, 2010
We certainly don't enjoy passing along this type of pet product news. Corporate America needs to develop a conscience. Proctor and Gamble have expanded their recall of certain popular brands of dry pet foods under the Eukanuba and IAMS labels.
No canned food, biscuits/treats or supplements are affected at this time. All the "Best-By" dates are July 1, 2010 through December 1, 2010. A full listing of UPC codes can be found at www.iams.com.
The company issues the following warning on their site:
Continue reading: "PetScoop: Salmonella Threat Triggers Proctor & Gamble Expanded Recall of Specialized Dry Pet Foods"
Dogs love chasing tennis balls and furry critters. All we have to do is make mention of "squirrel!!" and pandemonium ensues. That's why your doggies will love these Bouncing Tails Throw Toys which adds a squeaky toy for the perfect plaything. Comes in a set of two of the same -- squirrel, fox, and raccoon.
August 3, 2010
Photo: Submitted by Scarker @ Reddit
Cats sometimes refuse to use their litter box. We posted some suggestions recently to solve this common problem. This can be a serious problem too, as cats who do this often end up in a shelter.
If this is your situation, read the post and do a trial to see if any of the suggestions help. And give Cat Attract a try -- a scoopable litter specifically designed to bring cats back to the litter box. Cat Attract is blended with a natural herb attractant that will appeal to your cat. Features:
- Great training litter for kittens
- Hard clumping
- Ideal for sifting/mechanical litter boxes
- Superior odor control
- 99% dust free
August 2, 2010
This durable Reliabowl allows you to bring more than a gallon of easily accessible water along in the car, the RV, the boat with no spills, no waste and no messy caps or bottles. Plus, the container does double-duty with an elevated food bowl carved in the top.
To use the Reliabowl, just tip the unit onto its side and the bowl automatically fills as your dog drinks. To store, tip the unit back. The water flows into the storage area, eliminating the chance of spills.
August 1, 2010
Here's a look back at all the super cool pet stuff we dug up this past July. Hope you are having a fun summer and staying super cool!
Apparel for Pets
Books & Media
Collars and Leashes
Crates, Gates & Carriers
Customize Have It Your Way
Continue reading: "Super Cool Pets Monthly Round Up -- July 2010"