May 20, 2009
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.
May 19, 2009
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.
Dog-o-Matic, the automatic dog-washing vending machine
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.
In pink, blue and green.
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.
In all sizes at Premier Easy Walk Harness
May 18, 2009
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.
For dogs, Talk to Me Dog Treats are the perfect size for these balls. For cats, fill with Catnip Pellets and Katcheeze.
May 16, 2009
More and more books every day are available in Kindle edition. We love our Kindle 2 and consider it more than worth the investment. To never be without a book to read again--priceless!
Extensive and varied selection of Amazon Hot New Pet Book Releases in our ongoing monthly series.
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.
Continue reading: "Super Cool Pet Books -- Amazon Hot New Releases 5/16/09"
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.
May 15, 2009
Award-winning actress Glenn Close, who recently launched the fabulous FetchDog pet gear site will be on The Oprah Winfrey Show today.
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.
At Chewy Shoe DogToy
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.
May 14, 2009
Want a natural, non-toxic formula that removes stains and odors from fabrics and hard surfaces caused by dog urine, cat urine, and skunks?
Pup-Zymes from PupGear is a commercial-strength formula to be used in varying concentrations based on your need. Safe for people, pets and plants.
Don't know where to clean because you are having trouble locating the source of the urine smell? Pick up an inexpensive Urine Off UV Urine Finder Black Light to find those old dried-up spots and stains.